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

Trump Campaign CEO Under Scrutiny for 1996 Charge

Trump Campaign CEO Under Scrutiny for 1996 Charge

Stephen Bannon's appointment as chief executive of Donald Trump's campaign has drawn scrutiny to his personal history, including a 1996 arrest in a domestic-violence case that was ultimately dismissed, NBC News...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 07:33 PM CDT

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Clinton Says Controversies Behind Her; Trump Begs to Differ

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 05:35 PM CDT

Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes

Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes

Donald Trump's personal physician said he wrote a letter declaring the Republican nominee would be the healthiest president in history in just five minutes while a limo sent by the candidate waited outside...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 04:22 PM CDT

Man Gets 9 Years for Beating Fiancee With Brass Knuckles

Man Gets 9 Years for Beating Fiancee With Brass Knuckles

A southwest suburban man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for beating his fiancee while wearing brass knuckles earlier this year in Lockport.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 04:16 PM CDT

Fact Check: Jill Stein Over the Top on Sea Level Rise

Fact Check: Jill Stein Over the Top on Sea Level Rise

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein cherry-picked the findings of a disputed study when she claimed that global warming would cause sea levels to rise on average “not one yard but many yards” in...

Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 01:09 PM CDT

Illinois Named One of the Worst States to Live in for Taxes

Illinois Named One of the Worst States to Live in for Taxes

Illinois was ranked one of the nation’s worst states for taxes in a new survey released Thursday by financial forecaster Kiplinger.

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...

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