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Chicago schools may close early. More fallout from the United Airlines passenger removal. The governor’s race has a new issue: abortion rights. And in sports, surprises on all fronts.

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United Airlines faces international scorn for dragging a passenger off a plane. Chicago cops oust their union president. Gov. Bruce Rauner goes on a political tour. And the Cubs raise the championship banner.

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The governor’s race gets crowded. Sears’ future is in doubt. Red-light cameras may become more forgiving. And Bulls fans say goodbye to Jerry Krause. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson makes his case to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for federal help with gangs and guns. That story and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Illinois would get slammed with extra Medicaid costs as Republicans rush to repeal Obamacare. Chicago teachers threaten another one-day walkout. And the Bears cut Jay Cutler. 

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Emanuel won’t honor Trump’s rollback of transgender student rights, and Chicago schools will refuse entry to immigration agents without a warrant. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Gov. Rauner wants reforms in exchange for tax hikes. CPS sues the state over discrimination. Chicago violence takes center stage again. And players report to spring training. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Chris Kennedy finally announces his run for governor. President Trump again slams Chicago. And the Bears hike ticket prices after a dismal season. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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President Trump calls Chicago "totally out of control." Mayor Rahm Emanuel says enough talk, send in federal resources. Gov. Rauner calls for a budget with cuts, revenues and reforms as the state’s credit rating takes another hit. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests. 

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The Department of Justice releases its report on the Chicago Police Department. President Barack Obama delivers a farewell speech while Donald Trump holds his first press conference as president-elect. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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Hate crime charges after a disabled man is attacked. The feds plan to release a report on Chicago police. Rauner is skipping Donald Trump’s inauguration. And the Bears won’t commit to Jay Cutler. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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A Chicago alderman is indicted. Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce. Joel Weisman and guests discuss these stories and look back at the biggest of the year, from soaring gun violence to the Lucas Museum and the World Champion Cubs. 

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Donald Trump tussles with Boeing then meets with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Illinois universities say no to sanctuary campuses. And the Cubs and Sox are making deals. These stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

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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.