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Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 01:38 PM CST

Trump: Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

Trump: Program to Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is "probably dead," casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 11:39 PM CST

Federal Agency Returns to Accepting Requests Under DACA

Federal Agency Returns to Accepting Requests Under DACA

Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. as...

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 09:17 PM CST

ICE Releases DACA Student After He Mistakenly Enters Mexico

ICE Releases DACA Student After He Mistakenly Enters Mexico

A University of California, San Diego student who was in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and facing deportation after making a wrong turn at the U.S.-Mexico border was released Friday, an...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 02:00 PM CST

Fact Check: The DACA Population Numbers

Fact Check: The DACA Population Numbers

President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said there were 689,800 active DACA...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM CST

6 Senators Say They've Reached Immigration Deal

6 Senators Say They've Reached Immigration Deal

Three Republican and three Democratic senators said Thursday they'd reached an election-year accord to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and to bolster border security. But...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 02:08 PM CST

Attorney: Government Plans to Appeal Immigration Ruling

Attorney: Government Plans to Appeal Immigration Ruling

A lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice says the Trump administration plans to appeal a judge's ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants. DOJ attorney...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:02 AM CST

Cancer Research Future in Limbo for Harvard 'Dreamer'

Cancer Research Future in Limbo for Harvard 'Dreamer'

Dalia Larios has dreamed of being a doctor since she was a child. "I wanted to help people every day and I wanted to find answers for the disease we didn't know about," Larios said. But since President Donald...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 02:40 PM CST

5 Mexican States Get US 'Do Not Travel' Warning

5 Mexican States Get US 'Do Not Travel' Warning

Five states in Mexico now have the sternest "do not travel" advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled Wednesday, putting them on the same level as war-torn countries like Syria, Yemen and...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 06:54 AM CST

Honduras Next in Line for US Decision on Protected Migrants

Honduras Next in Line for US Decision on Protected Migrants

This week's news that the Trump administration is ending Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 migrants from El Salvador is also rattling nerves in neighboring Honduras. A decision on the fate of more than...

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 at 01:47 PM CST

Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'

Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'

Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and...

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Rain Brings Risk for Severe Weather, Snow to Chicago Area
Rain Brings Risk for Severe Weather, Snow to Chicago Area

Heavy rain brings with it the chance for severe weather Monday, as thunderstorms, hail, snow and possibly even a tornado are forecast across the Chicago area.

Dozens of Flights Canceled as Storms Move Into Chicago Area
Dozens of Flights Canceled as Storms Move Into Chicago Area

Morning rain and the potential for afternoon storms have canceled dozens of flights at Chicago-area airports Monday.

Woman Shot Near Police Superintendent's Home
Woman Shot Near Police Superintendent's Home

An 18-year-old woman was shot and critically wounded Sunday evening in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.

Senate Talks Fall Short, Shutdown Extends Into Workweek
Senate Talks Fall Short, Shutdown Extends Into Workweek

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the...

Metra Issues Reminder About Fare Hikes, Service Cuts
Metra Issues Reminder About Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

Metra is reminding commuters that fares will increase Feb. 1 and some service will be reduced Feb. 5.

Safe Passage Program to Add 14 More Schools
Safe Passage Program to Add 14 More Schools

Students from 14 more Chicago Public Schools will now benefit from the Safe Passage program designed to keep kids safe on their way to and from school.