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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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Hillary Clinton (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Hillary Clinton may be riding high in the polls but tensions between her and the progressive left of her party remain. What do Democrats need to do to maintain party unity?

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This view of Earth's horizon as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean was taken by an Expedition 7 crew member onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Anvil tops of thunderclouds are also visible. (NASA)

The nuclear codes come up during almost every presidential election. We talk with the woman overseeing the Doomsday Clock about the president's authority over the nation's nuclear arsenal. 

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Is Donald Trump inciting violence with his latest controversial quip? A closer look at whether his words constitute free speech. 

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The fallout continues from the political conventions. We hear from several reporters who spent two weeks on the ground at both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

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Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated by a major party in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a hit at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois Democratic delegates focus on finding a challenger to Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.

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Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine greet the crowd after her speech. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party's presidential nomination on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

“It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States,” Hillary Clinton said. 

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Largely absent from proceedings at the Democratic National Convention so far, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appeared before the Illinois delegation at a breakfast event on the convention’s final day.

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks on July 26 at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Clinton recounted the story of meeting his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and exalted her as a "change maker." (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Join us all week for special coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

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President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waving to the crowd as they exit the stage. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

President Barack Obama electrified a packed Wells Fargo Arena with his speech, but things got even more exciting the moment he finished and Hillary Clinton walked on stage to embrace him. 

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President Barack Obama said “there has never been a man or a woman—not me, not Bill, nobody—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”

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While many in his party are already looking ahead to 2018, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he’s focusing on the upcoming November election and growing Democratic majorities in Illinois.

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Hillary Clinton made history on the second night of the Democratic National Convention while former President Bill Clinton told a rapt audience how he met his wife. Elsewhere in the city, protests raged on.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Hillary Clinton delegate, says supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “will fall in line behind” Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton (Facebook)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman in the history of the U.S. to earn a major party's nomination for president.