<![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-usFri, 20 Jan 2017 04:03:46 -0600Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:03:46 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump to Take Oath of Office Amid Pomp and Protests]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:00:04 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/truGettyImages-631481896.jpg
Republican Donald J. Trump, a businessman and former reality TV star, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States. It will cap an unlikely and historic rise for a man who has never before...

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is Getting the Nuclear Football]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:36:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trumGettyImages-632105686.jpg
Sometime before he's sworn in Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will sit down with the top military officers who control America's massive military arsenal and get "THE Briefing," the one that provides...

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<![CDATA[Over 600 Sister Marches Join Women's March on Washington]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:11:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marches-map-th.jpg
More than one million people are expected to join the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches around the world on Saturday, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, according to their organizers.
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<![CDATA[The Perks of Donating to Trump's Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:09:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17013713721598-Trump-head.jpg
How much is lunch with members of Donald Trump's cabinet and House and Senate leadership worth?

According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a cool $1 million.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Skyline Gets New Addition in 2017]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:01:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+skyline+new+building.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday broke ground on a 57-story building at 800 S. Michigan Ave. Emanuel boasted that the building, located in the South Loop, will create more than 400 jobs.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Inauguration Committee Says There's a Reason Kanye Wasn't Asked to Perform]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:06:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/trump+kanye.png
Despite being famous friends, President-elect Donald Trump’s team passed on considering Kanye West as a performer for his inauguration Friday.

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<![CDATA[Durbin: Blagojevich's Sentence Was 'Outrageously Long']]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:30:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-840938632.jpg
Sen. Dick Durbin claimed Tuesday that incarcerated former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence was excessive.

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<![CDATA['Pussyhat Project' Founders Talk Pink Hats to Protest Trump]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:04:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pussyhat_Project_Trump_Inauguration_1200x675_857874499624.jpg
Activists from Southern California founded what they call the Pussyhat Project – a symbolic rebuke of the infamous remarks made by President-elect Donald Trump. They plan to take their knitted hats on a march in...]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Says Goodbye to 'People's House' in Video]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:31:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16334714356686.jpg
The boxes are taped, the moving vans are filling up and the staffers have said their goodbyes. On Friday, the first family will move out of the house they’ve called home since 2009. But before they turn over the

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<![CDATA[Artist Crafts 'Convicted Governors of Illinois' Cross-Stitch]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:46:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/blago+appeal+new.jpg
Need a cute and quirky reminder of Illinois’ long history of political corruption? A Chicago-based artist has crafted a new cross-stitch pattern that commemorates the state’s unscrupulous former governors.

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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Would Beat de Blasio for NYC Mayor: Poll]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:29:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/de+blasio+clinton.jpg
Hillary Clinton would crush New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a head-to-head matchup if she ran as an independent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Illinois Dems Expected to Boycott Trump's Inauguration]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:15:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Inauguration.png
A group of Illinois Congressmen have joined the growing list of lawmakers expected to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

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<![CDATA[Scores of US Lawmakers to Boycott Trump Inauguration]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/AP_17011739079713.jpg
More than 40 Democratic representatives of Congress from across the country have announced plans to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Presidential Children: Post-White House Years ]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:56:45 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/HarrySTruman.jpg
The sons and daughters of United States presidents, most of whom were children and teenagers when they followed their parents into the White House, each made a life for themselves away from the shadow of...

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<![CDATA[A History of the Presidential Inaugural Procession]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:53:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Clinton---1993-Inauguration-USSS-0001.jpg
From the horse and buggy to reinforced limousines, see the century-long history of Secret Service agents - and their rides - at the side of newly elected presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama. ]]>
<![CDATA[Why Obamacare Name May Have Done More Harm Than Good]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:16:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Obamacare-501447632.jpg
Obamacare was such a catchy nickname for the 2010 healthcare reform law. Even President Barack Obama himself embraced it when his Republican enemies coined the term.But it may have done more harm than good for...

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<![CDATA[CPD's Community Policing Advisory Panel Holds 1st Meeting]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:20:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cpd+panel+117.png
The Chicago Police Department's new Community Policing Advisory Panel held its first meeting on Tuesday, just days after the U.S. Department of Justice released its report finding that CPD has violated...]]>
<![CDATA[Durbin to Sessions: Allow Russian Hacking Investigations]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:39:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17010580743939-session.jpg
Sen. Dick Durbin and Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter Tuesday urging Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, to allow Russian...

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<![CDATA[Voices From Inauguration Weekend: Who Is Going to DC and Why]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:02:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/congress-prep.jpg
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the country's 45th president on Friday and thousands of his supporters from across the country will attend to witness the historic event. They hope his presidency will be...

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<![CDATA[New Polls Find Most Americans Sour on Trump's Transition]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_17013713721598-Trump-head.jpg
New polling shows that the majority of Americans disapprove of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling his transition into power, with less than a week to go until his inauguration.Just 40 percent of...

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<![CDATA[Rev. Pfleger Delivers Fiery MLK Day Speech in Atlanta]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:23:01 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pfleger+atlanta+mlk+day.png
Chicago's Rev. Michael Pfleger traveled to Atlanta this Martin Luther King holiday to be the keynote speaker at the civil rights icon's Ebenezer Baptist Church.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama and Emanuel Still Tight After Two Terms]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:23:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/obama-rahm-AP61130604511.jpg
President Barack Obama met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday during the World Series champion Chicago Cubs' visit to the White House, capping off two terms of a close relationship.

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<![CDATA[Tweeter-in-Chief? Trump Will Keep Personal Handle]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:51:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP_16354528098870-donald-trump-mar-a-lago.jpg
President-elect Donald Trump will maintain his personal Twitter account and other social media after his inauguration on Friday, transition officials told NBC News. The move comes amid uncertainty over...

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<![CDATA[Memorable Lines From Presidential Inaugurations ]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:24:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LeadPhoto-Prez.jpg
Inaugural addresses signal what an administration hopes to accomplish, and often how it will be different from the outgoing one, according to one expert. With President-elect Donald Trump set to give his...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Legends, Politicos on Hand for Team's White House Visit]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:35:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631833596.jpg
Chicago Cubs players and coaches were at the White House Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama, but legends from the team's past and various political dignitaries also showed up to see the unique...

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