Former IL Trump Campaign Manager on GOP Nominee


While some may find Donald Trump’s style brash, Kent Gray says people like him because “he’s an authentic truth teller.”

Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 4

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence greet the crowd at the front of the stage. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday, the final night of the Republican National Convention. 

Caring For Your Pets During Excessive Heat

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As extreme heat makes its way to Chicago, learn how to keep your pets safe. 

Weekend Best Bets: Garden Walk, Craft Beer in Lincoln Park

From flowers to brews, this weekend's Sheffield Garden Walk and Craft Beer Fest is are about the bouquets. (Courtesy Special Events Management)

Stroll through gardens, sample craft beer, watch movies under the stars, tour "green" homes and more this weekend.

Law Firm Releases Report on Civil Suits Against Chicago Police Officers


A new report clears a division of the city's law department of intentional misconduct, but makes more than 50 recommendations to improve the practices of the division, which defends Chicago police officers against allegations of misconduct and civil rights violations.

Rudy Giuliani: Chicago a ‘Shooting Gallery’

Rudy Giuliani (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Republican former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday didn't hold back his criticism of Chicago's ballooning murder rate and the handling of it by his counterpart, Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Can Trump Speech Heal Republican Divisions?

Delegates cheer during Donald Trump's speech at the RNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

The Republican National Convention has had its share of snafus and circus-like moments in its first three days. Representatives from the Illinois delegation say they hope Thursday is the night that changes all that.

Illinois Delegate Thrown Out of RNC for Racist Post


An Illinois delegate for Donald Trump had her credentials revoked after Illinois Republican officials determined she was behind a racist Facebook post.

Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 3

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepts the Republican vice presidential nomination on the third day of the RNC. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Day three of the Republican National Convention proved to be the liveliest one yet. Donald Trump made an appearance, Ted Cruz was booed for not endorsing Trump and Mike Pence accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination.

Illinois Delegates Erupt in Anger Over Cruz Speech

Ted Cruz speaks at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20.

First there was warm applause, then restlessness, then all-out anger and rage. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz began his speech Wednesday by congratulating Donald Trump, but he did not mention the GOP presidential nominee's name again.

A Look Ahead at the Illinois Delegation’s Final Day at Convention

 (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention. Find out what’s in store for the state’s delegation.  

Former IL GOP Chair: Trump ‘Not Fit to be Commander-in-Chief’


Attending the Republican National Convention has not changed former Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady’s position on Donald Trump. 

Parents, Aldermen Call for New Revenue for Schools

The group Parents 4 Teachers hopes that a package of ordinances introduced Wednesday in City Council will increase funding to CPS. (Parents 4 Teachers)

During a City Council meeting on Wednesday, a handful of aldermen introduced a package of ordinances that the group Parents 4 Teachers hopes will increase funding to CPS and spare further budget cuts.

Tips for Staying Cool, Avoiding Illness During a Heat Wave


With temperatures expected to soar into the mid 90s this week, learn about how you can stay cool and avoid heat-related illnesses. 

Judge Rules Against Independent Redistricting Measure


The latest attempt to wrest control of legislative redistricting from state lawmakers was handed a setback Wednesday morning. 

Downers Grove Teen is Illinois’ Youngest Delegate

Carl Miller, 17, is the youngest delegate from Illinois at the 2016 Republican National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

An interest in politics was a way for 17-year-old Carl Miller and his grandfather, Arthur Siml, to bond. Then it grew into an obsession. Now it has taken them all the way to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.