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Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:10 PM CDT

CTU to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date: Sources

CTU to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date: Sources

Chicago Public Schools teachers will be heading to work on Monday, but talks of a potential strike are ongoing and sources say the teachers union is eyeing a date in October.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 04:04 PM CDT

More US Companies Pledge Equal Pay for Women

More US Companies Pledge Equal Pay for Women

Twenty-nine additional employers have signed on to the White House equal pay pledge, which asks companies to conduct a yearly analysis of pay by gender with the goal of eliminating unequal compensation. Apple...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:39 PM CDT

Maine Gov. Threatens 'Snot-Nosed' Lawmaker in Voicemail

Maine Gov. Threatens 'Snot-Nosed' Lawmaker in Voicemail

Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued a partial apology on Friday after unleashing an obscene tirade on a state legislator, leaving him an expletive-laden and threatening message and telling reporters he wished it were...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 08:23 AM CDT

Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation

Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation

Hillary Clinton is defending the work of her family foundation, saying the organization needs more time to ensure the continuity of their programs. If elected, Clinton said she'll take additional steps to make...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 06:57 AM CDT

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:10 AM CDT

US, Russia Renew Push for Elusive Agreement on Syria

US, Russia Renew Push for Elusive Agreement on Syria

The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 09:13 PM CDT

Mayor Emanuel Briefs Aldermen on Changes to Chicago's IPRA

Mayor Emanuel Briefs Aldermen on Changes to Chicago's IPRA

After months of promising to revamp the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a brief and reportedly contentious appearance in front of Chicago aldermen Thursday to...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 10:05 PM CDT

Tim Kaine Doesn't 'Buy' Trump's Immigration Positions

Tim Kaine Doesn't 'Buy' Trump's Immigration Positions

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's shifting positions on immigration can't be trusted. Speaking during a Thursday afternoon taping of CBS's "The Late...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 06:59 PM CDT

'Alt-Right' Hashtag Spurs Racism, Rebukes During Speech

'Alt-Right' Hashtag Spurs Racism, Rebukes During Speech

Wondering what "alt-right" means? There's a hashtag for that — but the results might not be pretty. People in the niche conservative movement are using the hashtag #AltRightMeans not only to define the...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:48 PM CDT

Poll: Chicago Voters Trust Rahm Over Rauner on City Budget

Poll: Chicago Voters Trust Rahm Over Rauner on City Budget

A new poll conducted for the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows that Chicago voters trust Mayor Rahm Emanuel to handle Chicago's budget over Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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