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Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:09 PM

City Council Confirms Sydney Roberts as New Chief of COPA

Sydney Roberts says Chicago deserves a robust police oversight committee -- and that's what she intends to deliver. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:41 PM

After Mother's Death, Jeb Bush Speaks at Chicago-Area Event

Jeb Bush made an appearance in the Chicago area on Wednesday, just one day after his mother Barbara Bush passed away. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Federal Court to Hear Argument in Aaron Schock Appeal

A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear oral arguments in the corruption case of U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock as his lawyers seek to have all his charges dismissed. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 at 11:54 PM
Medical, Religious Communities Come Together on Gun Violence

Medical, Religious Communities Come Together on Gun Violence

Doctors, nurses and Cardinal Blase Cupich say it's of course about the victims of gun violence, but also they're speaking out because of the toll this violence takes on those who care for them. Watch »

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:58 PM

Patti Blagojevich Appears on FOX's 'Tucker Carlson'

The wife of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich said she and her daughters "could not be more disappointed" in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not hear her husband's appeal. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:05 PM

16th District Letter Suggests Divide in Illinois GOP

16th District Letter Suggests Divide in Illinois GOP

A letter mailed to Republicans in one Illinois district shows just how divided the state party is after the contentious primary. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Patti Blagojevich Responds to SCOTUS Decision

The wife of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich said she and her daughters "could not be more disappointed" in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not hear her husband's appeal. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:52 AM

'Two Waterfront City': Chicago's Riverfront Could Get Revamp

Chicago’s riverfront could be getting a revamp. Read »

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Blagojevich Appeal

With a simple one-line announcement, the United States Supreme Court announced Monday they will not hear the appeal of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Read »

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Controversial Robocall Targets Emanuel

A new robocall is circulating, urging Chicagoans to register to vote while using salty language to blame Mayor Rahm Emanuel for "squeezing every nickel out of voters." Read »

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