<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usWed, 28 Jun 2017 23:17:40 -0500Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:17:40 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What Happens If Illinois Lawmakers Don't Pass a Budget?]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:24:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/illinois+house+627.png

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<![CDATA[Fact Check: No Evidence Undocumented Commit More Crimes]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:56:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ICEborder_1200x675.jpg
President Donald Trump highlighted the issue of illegal immigration at the White House Wednesday as he met with families that have lost loved ones to crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Man Destroys Ten Commandments Monument 24 Hours After Unveiling]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:14:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT+10+Commandments+Vandal+THUMB.jpg
A man yelled “freedom” as he rammed his car into a monument depicting the Ten Commandments outside the Arkansas State Capitol, less than 24 hours after it was unveiled.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Attorney Helps Reach Settlement in 'Pink Slime' Case]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:46:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dan+webb.jpg
ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company's lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Takes Swipe at Amazon Over 'Internet Taxes']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jeffbezos_120-0x675.jpg
In a new Twitter tirade, President Donald Trump went after The Washington Post and its owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, after the newspaper published a story about several of Trump's clubs displaying a fake...

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<![CDATA[McConnell: ‘We’re Not Quite There’ on Health Care Bill]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:47:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MCCONELL_SOUND_WHITE_HOSUE_062717-149860333826600001.jpg
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke briefly with reporters after a meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican senators.]]>
<![CDATA[Soda Tax Opponents Rally to Demand Repeal]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:19:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/can+the+tax+rally+627.png
Opponents of Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax organized a rally to demand its repeal Tuesday, just days before the tax is scheduled to go into effect.

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<![CDATA[GOP Health Care Bill Could Raise Premiums 74 Percent: Study]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:44:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/699666664-Mitch-McConnell.jpg
Health care premiums could rise 74 percent for the average customer under the Republican Senate health care bill, according to a new report.Older and low-income Americans could face the highest increases...

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<![CDATA[Sanders Vs. Reporters Over Latest Fake News Tirade]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:44:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Huckabee_Sanders_Argues_With_WH_Reporters_Over_Latest_Fake_News_Tirade-149859458713000001.jpg
White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders displayed the administrations's antagonism against the media in heated exchanges with members of the White House press corp during the daily press...]]>
<![CDATA[WH Warns Syria Against Chemical Attack 'Preparations']]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:51:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpAssad.jpg
The United States is warning that Syria would "pay a heavy price" for undertaking another chemical weapons attack, the White House said Monday night, saying it's spotted "potential preparations" for one,...

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<![CDATA[Here's What Happens if the GOP Health Care Bill Becomes Law]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:12:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mcconnellhealthfeuerherd.jpg
The Senate Republican health care bill would insure 22 million fewer people after a decade than current law, according to an analysis Monday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The GOP bill, titled

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<![CDATA[Who's Affected by the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Ruling?]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:34:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17135611381402-Travel-Ban-Protest-Seattle-Court.jpg
The Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate parts of the Trump administration’s travel ban is potentially good news for many who want entry into the United States, but it may be a blow for refugees, experts...

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<![CDATA[12 Things to Know About Cook County's New Beverage Tax]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:28:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-452534952.png

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<![CDATA[Watch: Hillary Clinton Delivers Speech in Chicago]]> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:59:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TLMD-hillary-clinton-efe-ny2.jpg
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns to Chicago Tuesday as a featured speaker at the American Library Association annual conference.]]>
<![CDATA[Feds Send High-Tech Van to Chicago to Combat Gun Violence]]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:15:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cpd+nibin+van.png
The Chicago Police Department unveiled a new tool to target the city’s gun violence on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Seniors Concerned Health Care Plan is 'Age Tax']]> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:22:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/senior-health-care.jpg
A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid, the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States.Organizations like AARP are concerned...

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