<![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-usFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:24:52 -0500Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:24:52 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Illinois Named One of the Worst States to Live in for Taxes]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:09:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tax+refund+check_resized.jpg
Illinois was ranked one of the nation’s worst states for taxes in a new survey released Thursday by financial forecaster Kiplinger.

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<![CDATA[CTU to Vote on Tentative October Strike Date: Sources]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:45:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_340795606680.jpg
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.

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<![CDATA[More US Companies Pledge Equal Pay for Women]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:35:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/OBAMA_WOMEN_GettyImages-540174764.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[Clinton Defends Work of Family Foundation]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:23:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ClintonAltRight-AP_16238837035319.jpg
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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<![CDATA[Mayor Emanuel Briefs Aldermen on Changes to Chicago's IPRA]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:13:00 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+emanuel+082416+ipra.jpg
After months of promising to revamp the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a brief and reportedly contentious appearance in front of Chicago aldermen Thursday...]]>
<![CDATA[Poll: Chicago Voters Trust Rahm Over Rauner on City Budget]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:48:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rauner+rahm+0527.jpg
A new poll conducted for the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows that Chicago voters trust Mayor Rahm Emanuel to handle Chicago's budget over Gov. Bruce Rauner.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Shocked by Trump's 'Bigot' Comment at Rally]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:40:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-594878936.jpg
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has been aggressively courting African-American voters, accused Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" who panders to minorities. The remark appeared to catch...

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<![CDATA[Trump Openly Weighs a Massive Immigration Reversal]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:21:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump-AP_778476028199.jpg
During a town hall that aired Wednesday, Donald Trump floated the possibility of allowing undocumented immigrants to remain in the country, NBC News reported. "No citizenship," Trump told Fox News' Sean...

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<![CDATA[Former Trump Campaign Manager Talks Canceled Chicago Rally]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:29:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/514807380-corey-lewandowski.jpg
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, reflected on Trump’s canceled Chicago rally during a television appearance Monday.

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<![CDATA[UK's Nigel Farage to Appear at Trump Rally in Mississippi]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:55:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/farage-trump-split.jpg
Nigel Farage, the former head of the UK Independence Party, will accompany Donald Trump when the Republican presidential candidate continues to court African-American voters Wednesday night in Mississippi,...

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<![CDATA[Trump: Perry Will 'Do Well' If He Challenges Cruz for Senate]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump43.jpg
Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry mounting a possible primary challenge against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well." At a fundraiser...

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<![CDATA[Police Respond to Trump's Claim About Chicago's Violence]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+police+GettyImages-500346628.jpg
The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday denied Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that he met with a "top" Chicago officer and argued the city's violence would not be solved with "tough...

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<![CDATA[Justin Timberlake Hosts HRC in LA]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:56:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/08-23-2016-timberlake-clinton.jpg
On the narrow street leading to the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, there are orders for no parking and no stopping.Unless you're invited, there is no way to reach the house serving as backdrop for...

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<![CDATA[Emanuel Announces Improved TSA Wait Times at O'Hare Airport]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:46:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+tsa+presser+0823.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that wait times at O’Hare International Airport’s peak Transportation Security Administration checkpoint have improved by more than 90 percent.]]>
<![CDATA[Duckworth Urges Kirk to Apologize for 'Drug Dealer' Comment]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/duckworth+GettyImages-186385453.jpg
Duckworth addressed the City Club of Chicago Tuesday, laying out her economic plan and urging Kirk to apologize for likening Obama to “the drug dealer in chief”

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<![CDATA[Pence Cancels Chicago Appearance Amid Planned Protests]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:13:14 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/166*120/GettyImages-586220286.jpg
Indiana Gov. and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence canceled a scheduled event in Chicago Tuesday as Illinois Democrats and community leaders staged a protest of his appearance.]]>
<![CDATA[Trump's History Undermines New Outreach to Black Voters]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:45:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump40.jpg
Donald Trump began to reach out to African-American voters over the past week and boasted that he would win 95 percent of the black vote in a theoretical re-election bid in 2020.

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<![CDATA[Duckworth to Speak at City Club of Chicago Tuesday]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-584263966+%281%29.jpg
Rep. Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to address a City Club of Chicago event Tuesday at Maggiano’s Banquets downtown.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands More Clinton Emails to Be Released]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:03:04 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Clinton-AP_16233409737100.jpg
The State Department said Monday it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI's now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through...

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<![CDATA[Giuliani Continues to Fuel Clinton Health Rumors]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:03:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-589923060.jpg
Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor and now Donald Trump's adviser, continued to insist Monday that Hillary Clinton's physical and mental health is failing, citing debunked theories on the Internet,...

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<![CDATA[GOP Kingmaker Sheldon Adelson Continues to Snub Donald Trump]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:39:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-456491900.jpg
With fewer than 80 days until election day, Republican kingmaker Sheldon Adelson still hasn't put any money toward Donald Trump's campaign for president, according to newly released filings from the Federal...

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<![CDATA[Trump's Deportation Force 'To Be Determined': Conway]]> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:50:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KellyanneConway-AP_16230629394268.jpg
Donald Trump’s new campaign manager said Sunday that the creation of a new “deportation force” for undocumented immigrants under a Trump administration was yet “to be determined,” NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Campaigns to Report Finances; Trump Starts to Buy Ads]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:16:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trump-AP_16232796760347.jpg
New data this weekend will show whether Donald Trump’s low-spending campaign has started to burn the cash it says it raised, according to CNBC, NBC News reports. The campaigns are expected to report their...

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<![CDATA[Trump, Clinton Would Bring Ethics Baggage to White House]]> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:43:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-encuestas.jpg
The financial entanglements of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump could pose significant conflicts of interest if either is elected to the White House — and there is no law regulating them, according to ethics...

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<![CDATA[Trump to African-American Voters: What Do You Have to Lose?']]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:22:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump-592220512.jpg
Citing poverty, high unemployment and broken education systems, Donald Trump on Friday continued to court African-American voters with the simple question: "What do you have to lose?""Look at how much...

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<![CDATA[Judge: Hillary Clinton Must Answer Written Questions in Email Suit]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:45:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hillary-589997744.jpg
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled Friday that Hillary Clinton must answer written questions from a group that filed a lawsuit over her private email server, NBC News Reported.Lawyers for Judicial...

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