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Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week.

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CHICAGO - A candidate running to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago has rejected tweets by President Donald Trump's lawyer in which he offers his support and sharply criticizes Emanuel.

President Donald Trump will be visiting an Illinois steel mill that is boosting production as he faces opposition to his imposition of tariffs in international trade disputes.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says that 66 of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border in recent weeks under President Donald Trump's ''zero tolerance" policy are in Chicago area shelters.

Illinois' imprisoned ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich, has filed paperwork asking President Donald Trump to commute his 14-year prison term for corruption that included seeking to sell an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president.

A trial attorney for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says she's excited that President Donald Trump is considering commuting the Democrat's 14-year prison sentence for corruption.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is claiming victory over President Donald Trump's administration after a federal appeals court upheld a temporary injunction barring the Justice Department from applying new conditions to awarding public safety funds.

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President Trump hosts a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe today at 6:00 P.M. Eastern time / 5:00 P.M. Central. The Prime Minister is meeting with the President and playing golf at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Among the points of discussion will be negotiations between the United States and North Korea and the recent visit to North Korea by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

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Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says while President Trump made the right call to attack the Assad regime last Friday, he suggests the Commander-in-Chief use more precaution moving forward.

Trump last Wednesday tweeted about Russia with a heads-up on a possible U.S. missile attack on Syria. Durbin says the use of social media could have dire consequences.

 

The Illinois Senate is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to reject a presidential call to send National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump.

A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire.

At least three Democratic congressmen from Illinois are boycotting President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address. 

University of Chicago faculty and students are protesting an invitation to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to participate in a debate on immigration and globalization.

Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter data to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program hasn't offered an updated security plan. 

The field of Democrats vying for the chance to replace U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is narrowing. 

Some 200 people protesting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took to the streets of Chicago.

Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a "Chicago Climate Charter.” The summit was designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Democratic state lawmakers are introducing a plan to halt Illinois' participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database. It’s the latest move after efforts to persuade the State Board of Elections failed.

Cong. Gutierrez to Retire

Nov 28, 2017

  Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez will announce he is retiring and won't seek re-election next year.

The 13-term lawmaker from Chicago has been a leader in his party's efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.  His decision was confirmed by a Washington Democrat on condition of anonymity because the congressman had yet to announce his decision.

A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

A new study shows a small increase in the number of international students who attended colleges and universities in Illinois last year.

An Illinois man is to be sentenced early next year after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump.

Members of the state's largest immigrant rights group say they're boosting efforts to preserve a federal program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

University of Illinois officials say they can't provide legal help to students affected by changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but that they'll try to connect them with lawyers.

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. 

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he's concerned that President Donald Trump may follow through with his threat to force a government shutdown if Congress fails to approve money for a proposed wall on the United States' southern border.

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