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Paul Manfort (File photo)

Defense lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, rested their case Tuesday without calling a single witness.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner: “I hope he’s been doing something illegal and I hope he gets prosecuted.”

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has long been a political target of Gov. Bruce Rauner, but the governor ratcheted it up a notch Monday.

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Chicago’s most violent weekend in two years prompts criticism – and more cops on the streets. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorses “Jerry” McCarthy – and then Garry McCarthy – for mayor. And Sinclair Broadcasting will not have a home in Chicago.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 9, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks about the department’s latest efforts to curb violence after more than 70 people were shot last weekend.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin holds a press conference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in front of S.H. Bell’s industrial facility along the Calumet River on the city’s Southeast Side. (Chicago Tonight)

After touring Chicago’s industry-dominated Southeast Side on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin pressed the Environmental Protection Agency to increase monitoring of brain-damaging manganese dust. 

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Why the 2020 census could include a question about citizenship – and why there’s a legal effort to block it.

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The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that Russian-backed hackers have infiltrated the control rooms of hundreds of utility companies across the country.

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House Speaker Michael Madigan (File photo)

Michael Madigan and his political organization are under fire once again. This time, it involves a volunteer who has been charged with murder. We go inside the WBEZ investigation.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 about Chicago’s violent weekend.

After Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year, city officials and community activists try to identify what sparked the rash of shootings and homicides.

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An anti-violence march takes over Wrigleyville. Battle lines are drawn over Chicago police reforms. And a state lawmaker accused of “catfishing” resigns.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chicago Tonight file photo)

In a joint statement released Thursday, attorneys general from nearly 20 states, including Illinois, said weakening the so-called clean car rules would cause Americans to breathe dirtier air and pay higher gas prices.

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“This is not a political situation. We’ve been doing this for the last 10, 15, 20 years,” Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson said Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 of his foundation’s giveaways of money. (Chicago Tonight)

A watchdog group takes action against the Chicago mayoral candidate’s campaign for behavior they believe is unethical and improper.

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Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham

The Chicago Police Department is one step closer to making reforms, but a draft consent decree is drawing criticism, and the police union has vowed to sue. We speak with FOP President Kevin Graham.

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Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Why a longtime political gadfly and a city worker are suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke in federal court.

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Attorney and former Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti represented the city of Harvey. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

The city of Harvey finally strikes a deal with its underwater police and fire pension funds. What it could mean for hundreds of other Illinois towns.

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How a state that hadn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in more than 30 years helped elect Donald Trump. Author Dan Kaufman discusses his new book “The Fall of Wisconsin.”

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