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President Trump is out with what he's calling a "budget blueprint to make America great again." What would it mean for Illinois?

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Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.  

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A nationwide opioid epidemic is fueling the need for safe disposal of prescription drugs.

A nationwide opioid epidemic is fueling the need for safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. What you should know before tossing out your unused medications.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Once again, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin gave an impassioned speech Thursday morning before the Illinois delegation at the Democratic National Convention, sounding more like a candidate for governor than ever.

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Official portrait of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

Nearly 50 percent of registered Democratic voters would likely cast a vote for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the 2018 race for Illinois governor, a new poll shows.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda and finding a Democratic challenger to take him on in 2018 were the focus of the opening breakfast of the Illinois delegation on Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Joel Weisman and his panel discuss the week’s news, including the ongoing budget impasse and battle over education funding.

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Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois did not entirely shoot down rumors that he’s considering a run for governor in 2018, but he did ask those speculating to “cool it” and focus instead on a state budget.

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Dick Durbin

It may be the worst-kept political secret in Springfield, and now the chatter has reached fever pitch.

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Merrick Garland (Courtesy of White House)

Chicago native and Chief Judge for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Merrick Garland is President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s endorsement of Tammy Duckworth in the race for Senate and the widening field of candidates seeking to replace Mark Kirk who’s running for re-election, as well as businessman Willie Wilson’s announcement to run for president. 

U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

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We share your reactions to last night's U.S. Senate Forum in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis go head-to-head in Chicago Tonight’s Senate Forum.

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Chicago Tonight invited Jim Oberweis, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, to appear on tonight’s show, but he declined our invitation.

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As the latest polls show the race between Sen.  Dick Durbin and his challenger Jim Oberweis tightening, the long-serving Illinois senator joins us to discuss the Senate race, congressional dysfunction, and other hot-button issues.