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Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 05:28 AM CST

Trump Kicks Off 'Thank You Tour' at Indiana Factory

Trump Kicks Off 'Thank You Tour' at Indiana Factory

President-elect Donald Trump took a victory lap on Thursday, appearing in Indiana to salute workers at a factory that he made a campaign promise to save. The Midwest swing is the first time Trump, who has shown...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 05:51 AM CST

Sarah Palin Interested in Trump Administration Job: Sources

Sarah Palin Interested in Trump Administration Job: Sources

Sarah Palin has been in touch with Trump transition officials about a role with the incoming administration, according to sources close to the former Alaska governor. While there is no confirmation what specific...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 04:46 PM CST

Chicago City Council Approves Funding for Red, Purple Lines

Chicago City Council Approves Funding for Red, Purple Lines

The Chicago City Council unanimously approved a transit tax-increment financing Wednesday to fund reconstruction efforts for the CTA’s Purple and Red lines that could lead to $1.1 billion in federal grant...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 01:20 PM CST

Illinois GOP Launches New Blog Slamming ‘Boss Madigan’

Illinois GOP Launches New Blog Slamming ‘Boss Madigan’

After House Speaker Michael Madigan failed to show up to a Tuesday budget meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner and other state leaders, the Illinois Republican Party launched a blog attacking his “web of influence”...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 01:08 PM CST

Stein Makes Michigan 3rd State for Recount

Stein Makes Michigan 3rd State for Recount

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the third state where she's asked for another look at a race narrowly won by...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 06:32 AM CST

Trump Pledges to Leave Business Amid Calls for Probe

Trump Pledges to Leave Business Amid Calls for Probe

Donald Trump said Wednesday he's leaving his "great business" to his children so he can focus on being the nation's 45th president. Trump tweeted early Wednesday that legal documents are being crafted to "take...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 07:11 PM CST

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart; Other Companies Follow

Kellogg Pulls Ads From Breitbart; Other Companies Follow

Kellogg has announced that it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump's top aides, Steve Bannon. The food manufacturer decided to discontinue...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 09:08 PM CST

Analysis: Why Trump's Reliance on Debunked Theories Raises Concern

Analysis: Why Trump's Reliance on Debunked Theories Raises Concern

During his run for the White House, Donald Trump stirred up controversy with frequent, unsubstantiated attacks on everyone from his political rivals to foreign governments to news media outlets. Now, as NBC News...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:33 PM CST

House Fails to Override Rauner's Voter Registration Veto

House Fails to Override Rauner's Voter Registration Veto

The Illinois House failed to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of an automatic voter registration bill Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 05:53 PM CST

Ald. Ameya Pawar Mulling Run for Governor in 2018: Report

Ald. Ameya Pawar Mulling Run for Governor in 2018: Report

Ald. Ameya Pawar told Politico Tuesday that he might challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial election.

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