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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 04:23 AM CDT

Congress OKs Bill Rolling Back Key Post-Crisis Bank Rules

Congress OKs Bill Rolling Back Key Post-Crisis Bank Rules

Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 06:45 AM CDT

History in Georgia as Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier

History in Georgia as Democrat Challenges Racial Barrier

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 08:23 PM CDT

Trump Rallies Abortion Opponents to Vote for Republicans

Trump Rallies Abortion Opponents to Vote for Republicans

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to head to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. Speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List's annual "Campaign...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 04:41 AM CDT

Avenatti's Law Firm Hit With $10 Million Judgment

Avenatti's Law Firm Hit With $10 Million Judgment

A federal judge on Tuesday directed the firm associated with attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels, to pay a $10 million judgment to a former legal colleague who claimed he was...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM CDT

WH Under Fire for Coin With 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong Un

WH Under Fire for Coin With 'Supreme Leader' Kim Jong Un

The White House is under criticism for issuing a coin commemorating the planned meeting between President Donald Trump and the North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un, just as the meeting seems in doubt. North Korea...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 07:00 PM CDT

Madigan Responds to Lawmaker's Claims of Retaliation

Madigan Responds to Lawmaker's Claims of Retaliation

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan responded Tuesday to claims that he retaliated against a state lawmaker in his own party, less than a day after she came forward alleging that she was forced to resign from...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 04:09 PM CDT

EPA Apologizes for Barring, Manhandling Reporter at Summit

EPA Apologizes for Barring, Manhandling Reporter at Summit

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course Tuesday and allowed a reporter for The Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 06:42 AM CDT

Report Cites Rauner's Office for Improper Hiring

Report Cites Rauner's Office for Improper Hiring

A state inspector on Monday criticized Governor Bruce Rauner's office for improper hiring that violated the same anti-patronage law Rauner blasted his predecessor for skirting.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 04:39 AM CDT

Trump, Moon Try to Keep N. Korea Summit on Track Amid Doubts

Trump, Moon Try to Keep N. Korea Summit on Track Amid Doubts

President Donald Trump labored with South Korea's Moon Jae-in Tuesday to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off....

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 07:10 PM CDT

Property Tax Assessments Surge During Latest Revaluation

Property Tax Assessments Surge During Latest Revaluation

In a small one bedroom apartment in an Uptown building, Margot Wang says her property tax assessment has jumped 50 percent in the latest revaluation.

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