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Democrats in the Illinois Senate passed what could be Illinois’ first complete budget in two years and a revenue package that includes a 32-percent increase in the personal income tax rate to help pay for it. 

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An Illinois criminal justice agency secured a nearly $200,000 counter-extremism grant without approval from several “partner” organizations listed in its grant application. 

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After almost 40 shootings this weekend, and another potentially violent summer approaching, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling on the federal government to lend Chicago a hand.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner gets a big gift from billionaire Ken Griffin. A rash of carjackings. Will the mayor find money to keep schools open? And a Cubs sweep reassures worried fans.

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The two-state solution, relations with the Saudis, and U.S. involvement in NATO are all on the table as the president embarks on his first trip abroad.

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President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates on May 17, 2017.

A memo written in February by former FBI Director James Comey raises new questions about the presidency of Donald Trump. Two former assistant U.S. attorneys join us in discussion.

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The former secretary of state speaks with Chicago Tonight during a one-on-one interview.

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More details emerge about alleged gun dealing, racist and sexist behavior by a politically connected subordinate at the city’s Department of Water Management.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Lester Holt. (Courtesy of NBC)

Seventy-eight percent of Americans think a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election, according to a new NBC-Wall Street Journal survey.

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Tweaking Illinois' landmark energy bill would trigger more than $2 billion in wind farm construction, a state senator says. 

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The city’s top watchdog is coming back for another four-year term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday.

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President Trump fires the FBI director investigating his connections to Russia. Lawmakers put Gov. Rauner in a bind on the “abortion bill.” And the Cubs early season struggles continue.

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Cook County has approved hundreds of low-dollar legal settlements in connection with conditions at the Cook County Jail.

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Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot talks about misconduct findings against all 15 officers who faced discipline last year.

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A retired former FBI supervisor and two former assistant U.S. attorneys share their reactions to the ouster of FBI Director James Comey.

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In passing House Bill 40, Illinois senators tossed a political hot potato into Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lap ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial campaign.