<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Chicago Political News and Chicago Politics]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 10 Dec 2016 13:09:20 -0600Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:09:20 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Says Blacks Who Didn't Vote 'Felt Good About Me']]> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:21:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP16345080011808_opt.jpg
Donald Trump at a rally on Friday said African-American voters who didn't show up to the polls felt good about him."The African-American community was great to us," Trump said.

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<![CDATA[Trump to Attend 2 Official Balls on Inauguration Night]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:31:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16342061241865.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump will attend two official inaugural balls on the night of Jan. 20, as well as the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, the inauguration committee revealed Friday.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Warns Against 'Epidemic' of Fake News]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:23:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-628630764.jpg
Hillary Clinton appealed Thursday for a bipartisan fight against an "epidemic of malicious, fake news," calling the dissemination of false propaganda a threat with "real-world consequences.""It's now...

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<![CDATA[Moore Tweets Inauguration Protest Petition to 3.4M Followers]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:27:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/miketrump.jpg
The outspoken film director tweeted to his followers an online petition to show up in Washington D.C. on Jan 20th and disrupt the inauguration.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Senators Pay Tribute to Joe Biden With Speeches]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:45:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NA54W_1200x675_827720259868.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden was honored with an emotional bi-partisan tribute on the Senate chamber floor on Dec. 7. 2016. Senators on both sides of the aisle were on the same page as they stepped up to express...]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Meets With President-Elect Trump]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:08:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TRUMP+EMANUEL.png
Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday morning at Trump Tower in New York City, touching on a variety of issues, including transportation, investment in infrastructure, job creation...

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<![CDATA[Michelle Obama on Election Night: 'I Went to Bed']]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:36:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/michellevogue.jpg
Michelle Obama did not stay out of bed long enough on election night to see Donald Trump pass 270 electoral votes, she said in a recent interview with People magazine. “I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the

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<![CDATA[Trump: Alec Baldwin 'SNL' Imitation Doesn't Get Me at All]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:53:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/NUP_175509_0055_opt.jpg
The newly minted the Time Person of the Year wouldn't answer Matt Lauer's questions on whether it would probably be better for him to just stop watching "Saturday Night Live."

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<![CDATA[Rep. Bustos Elected to Democratic House Leadership Role]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:41:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cheribustos1.jpg
After being elected to a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Monday, Rep. Cheri Bustos is primed to shape outreach and communications efforts for a party that suffered a series of pivotal losses...]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Transition to the Presidency]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:52:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-624646258.jpg
Take a look at the latest news on Donald Trump's transition effort.

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<![CDATA[Prosecutors Seek Gag Order in Case Against Aaron Schock]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:51:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/aaron+schock+GettyImages-82663945.png
Federal prosecutors are seeking a gag order in their fraud and tax case against former congressman Aaron Schock.

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Urges Rauner to Support Chicago as Sanctuary City]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:48:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/210*120/mayor+emanuel1.png
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sponsored a resolution that calls on Gov. Bruce Rauner to publicly support his efforts to promote Chicago as a sanctuary city for immigrants, according to the Chicago Tribune.]]>
<![CDATA[Biden Emotional at Cancer Funding Bill Partly Named for Son]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:34:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16341007670452.jpg
A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden.The...

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<![CDATA[Foxx Eyes Special Prosecutors for Police-Involved Shootings]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:09:46 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kim+foxx+1.jpg
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx released her transition report Monday, outlining her intent to appoint special prosecutors to investigate police-involved shootings.]]>
<![CDATA[Al Gore Has 'Extremely Interesting Conversation' With Trump]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:57:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16340594702500.jpg
Former Vice President Al Gore met Monday with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Gore described the interaction as “an extremely interesting conversation,” NBC News reports.

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<![CDATA[Susana Mendoza Sworn in as Illinois Comptroller]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:45:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/susana+mendoza+swearing+in.png
After being sworn in Monday in Springfield’s Capitol rotunda, Comptroller Susana Mendoza vowed to be an “independent, truth-telling watchdog” for the state.]]>
<![CDATA[President-Elect Trump Called Mayor Emanuel: Report]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-rahm-emanuel.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump reportedly called Mayor Rahm Emanuel to discuss the ongoing presidential transition process, Politico reports.

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