Two more people were charged in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy and a man on Chicago’s West Side, authorities confirmed Friday.
One person was in custody after police responded to a bomb threat at Trump Tower in dowtnown Chicago Friday afternoon, authorities confirmed.
Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez got a tattoo of the Major League Baseball logo on his neck before he made the big leagues, but at least with his new ink he showed some more patience.
Sen. Dick Durbin slammed President Donald Trump Friday following his latest tweet about Chicago violence, urging the president to step away from the keyboard and provide federal resources to aid the city.
News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after White House press secretary Sean Spicer restricted the number of journalists included. Typically, the daily briefing is televised and open to all news organizations credentialed to cover the White House. "The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible," Lauren Easton, the AP's director of media relations, said in a statement. On Friday, hours after President Donald Trump delivered a speech blasting the media, Spicer invited only a pool of news organizations that represents and shares reporting with the larger press corps. He also invited several other major news outlets, as well as smaller organizations including the conservative Washington Times, One America News Network and Breitbart
Gov. Bruce Rauner told reporters Thursday that Illinois should have a state holiday honoring President Barack Obama’s birthday, but he doesn’t think people should get the day off work to celebrate.