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The Springfield standoff turns even uglier as Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes $215 million in CPS pension relief. Chicago’s deadly year surpasses 700 murders. And Jay Cutler is set to have season-ending surgery. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Donald Trump’s transition in turmoil as Mayor Emanuel defies the president-elect on immigration. Rauner and Madigan meet. Budget sails through City Council, and the Bears bad season gets worse. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Donald Trump wins the election but Illinois stays blue in a sea of red. Tension grows over a police-involved shooting in Mount Greenwood. The Cook County Board says yes to a penny-per-ounce soda tax. And the Blackhawks sizzle. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Holy cow! The Cubs kill the curse and win the World Series. Throngs celebrate with a massive parade and rally. Candidates make a final campaign push amid tightening presidential polls. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Campaigning is at full throttle. The Chicago ethics board throws aldermen a curveball over Cubs tickets. And the Cubs return to the Friendly Confines for the World Series. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Donald Trump refuses to say he’ll concede the election as Hillary Clinton climbs in national polls. Chicago shootings continue at a record pace. And the Cubs take game five of the NLCS. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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A costly deal averts a teachers strike. The mayor paints a rosy picture of city finances, but the county budget is grim. Donald Trump threatens to sue the New York Times. And the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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President Barack Obama hits town to raise cash. Contract talks heat up as a teachers strike looms. COPA sails through City Council. And the Cubs launch their playoff push against the Giants.

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Presidential hopefuls hit the town in a mad dash for cash. Chicago teachers set a strike date. Englewood gets a new Whole Foods. And the battered Bears look for first win. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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The mayor focuses on a variety of programs to help stem the city’s soaring crime, but critics say it isn’t enough. Chicago teachers take another strike vote. And the Bears season looks bleak. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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City water bills soar. Sen. Mark Kirk's health report is released. Chicago shooting victims now total 3,000. The Chicago Cubs plan for the playoffs. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Crime statistics continue to soar. Police arrest 77 in a gun and drug raid. Chicago schools open without a teachers' contract. Cub playoff tickets go on sale, and is there any hope for the Bears? These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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August is Chicago's most violent month in 20 years. The historic Tribune Tower is sold. Chicago teachers are set to vote on an October strike. And the Cubs are still on top. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Trump makes a bold claim about Chicago violence. Mark Kirk says Tammy Duckworth is mocking stroke victims. CPS teachers threaten an October strike. And U.S. Cellular Field gets a new name. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson orders firings in the Laquan McDonald shooting cover-up. Donald Trump is trouble for Illinois Republicans. CPS pitches a billion-dollar bond sale, and the Cubs cruise towards the playoffs.

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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will serve out his full sentence. Chicago Public Schools wants to end teacher pension pickups, and the Chicago Cubs continue to win. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.