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In an address to the American Library Association’s annual conference, the former Democratic presidential nominee addressed the importance of literacy and libraries. 

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UPDATE: Chicago Police via Twitter announce Saturday that the 11:30 a.m. march to Federal Plaza is canceled due to the large number of rally participants, estimated by some to be 150,000. The rally will go on.

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (TonyTheTiger / Wikimedia Commons)

Donald Trump is no friend of the environment. And based on new energy use data from the city, neither is his trademark Chicago skyscraper.

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Thousands of women are expected to march through the city on Jan. 21 – regardless of the weather. “It could be 4 degrees out and we’ll be marching,” said organizer Liz Radford.

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Worried that politics might spoil your Thanksgiving meal? Two local psychologists serve up recipes for a peaceful post-election family gathering. 

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Donald Trump was elected barely a week ago and there are already reports of shake-ups and signs of disarray within his transition team.

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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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What will the new world order look like under Donald Trump? Looking at the president-elect and his foreign policy promises.

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It once seemed unthinkable: President Obama and President-elect Trump met at the White House for the first time Thursday. A closer look at the meeting, and what's ahead for Democrats and Republicans.

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As protesters hit the streets Wednesday evening, we assess what Donald Trump’s coming presidency means for Chicago, and why Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he doesn’t expect Trump will punish the city.

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The outcome of the presidential election sparks a volatile reaction in markets in the U.S. and abroad. What will Trump’s economic impact be nationally and around the globe?

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Voters have chosen to cut costs by consolidating the Cook County Clerk’s Office with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds in a binding referendum.

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Will the policies of president-elect Trump mirror some of the controversial and divisive issues he spoke of on the campaign trail?

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Two Illinois Democrats on their way to Washington tell us how they plan to work with a Trump administration.

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Despite massive amounts of campaign contributions that poured into state House and Senate races this year, Republicans don’t appear to have significantly shifted the balance of power in the Illinois General Assembly. 

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Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters in Iowa in January. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

“I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort,” Hillary Clinton said to supporters Wednesday during her concession speech. “This is painful and it will be for a long time.”