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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 06:19 PM CDT

Illinois Democrats Join House Sit-In for Gun Control

Illinois Democrats Join House Sit-In for Gun Control

Illinois Democrats joined a protest in the chamber of the House of Representatives Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control measures.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 03:52 PM CDT

Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked

Trump Says He 'Heard' Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked

Donald Trump insisted Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s private email server was hacked, but could not say where he learned the information. "I think I read that," Trump said. "And I heard it, and...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 09:07 PM CDT

CNN Hires Fired Trump Campaign Manager

CNN Hires Fired Trump Campaign Manager

CNN has hired former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a commentator on the campaign, only days after he was fired by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:34 PM CDT

Ex-Congressman Reynolds Out of Jail Ahead of Trial

Ex-Congressman Reynolds Out of Jail Ahead of Trial

A federal judge on Thursday told former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds he was free to go — but he has to come back.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 06:02 AM CDT

House Passes $1.1B Zika Bill Over Democratic Opposition

House Passes $1.1B Zika Bill Over Democratic Opposition

The House has passed a $1.1 billion House-Senate measure to combat the Zika virus, but the GOP-drafted measure is a nonstarter with Senate Democrats and the Obama White House. The measure was unveiled...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:44 PM CDT

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins

Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis No Stranger to Sit-Ins

Rep. John Lewis, 76, led a sit-in on Wednesday in a quest to force a vote on gun control. And the Civil Rights icon has faced angry mobs hurling racial epithets, jail and a beating by cops wielding night sticks...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016 at 06:21 AM CDT

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Rubio Move Part of GOP Strategy to Keep Senate Even if Trump Loses

Marco Rubio's decision on Wednesday to run for re-election for his Florida U.S. Senate seat, at the urging of party leaders, is part of an aggressive series of moves the GOP is taking in the hopes of keeping...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:23 PM CDT

Donuts, Cellphones Help Sustain Dems' Congress Sit-In

Donuts, Cellphones Help Sustain Dems' Congress Sit-In

The Democrats' sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives, a protest aimed at winning votes on gun control measures Wednesday, was largely unprecedented, and it brought some unusual solutions to keep it...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 07:15 PM CDT

Sick Days, Wrigley Plaza: What City Council Did Wednesday

Sick Days, Wrigley Plaza: What City Council Did Wednesday

Chicago City Council approved a variety of measures Wednesday, including regulations on the house-sharing and ride-sharing industries and new rules for the Wrigley Field plaza.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 04:56 PM CDT

City Council Approves New Rules for Airbnb

City Council Approves New Rules for Airbnb

After months of debate, Chicago City Council approved a series of regulations for house-sharing services, like Airbnb.

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