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

First ladies are getting their own day in in the Illinois state capital.

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President Trump is meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, today at the White House. The two leaders are discussing security and economic issues. They're also holding a press conference featuring two questions from American news outlets and two questions from Nigerian media.

Watch the event live below.

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.

A longtime White House adviser to former President Barack Obama is taking a job as a senior fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

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.

Jesse Ruiz Enters the Fold for Attorney General

Oct 18, 2017

Chicago Park District President Jesse Ruiz announced he’s running for Illinois Attorney General Wednesday.

Trump's Immigration Policy Not Affecting U of I

Oct 5, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says so far, the Trump Administration immigration and visa policies have not hurt the university in recruiting students and employees. 

Senator Durbin Discusses Healthcare

Jul 6, 2017

US Senator Dick Durbin wants to see the United States eventually implement a “Medicare for all” type health care program.

President Donald Trump has welcomed the manager and several players from the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to the White House. 

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President Barack Obama is celebrating the World Series champion Chicago Cubs before he leaves office.  Cubs players filed into the White House East Room on Martin Luther King Day for Obama's final ceremony for a championship sports team. Even sweeter for Obama is that the Cubs hail from his hometown.

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President Barack Obama has invited the World Series champion Chicago Cubs to visit him at the White House. The team will have to make travel arrangements quickly, though, because Obama leaves office in mid-January.

The White House is firing back at Sen. Mark Kirk for his comment that President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when the administration made a $400 million cash payment to Iran.  The Illinois Republican criticized Obama over the payment, which was contingent on the release of American prisoners. 


The White House is expressing support for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he struggles with the fallout from a police shooting. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is rebuffing a bid by the White House to assuage concerns over Syrian refugees.  Rauner's one of some 30 governors nationwide who've said no to taking in people fleeing war-ravaged Syria.

A White House “national strategy” to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations is being praised by a University of Illinois scientist known for her research on the subject.

Anyone from Illinois visiting the White House who's lucky enough to stay for dinner might just see tableware from back home.  The Obama administration chose Pickard China of Antioch to produce the tableware for state dinners at the White House. The "Kailua Blue" state china was used last week when the Obamas hosted a dinner for the Japanese Prime Minister and his wife. First Lady Michelle Obama helped design the set.//  

The voices behind campaign ads

Sep 3, 2014

Think of radio and TV campaign ads as the soundtrack of an election season….

Deep and ominous voices sound the attack; sugary and optimistic voices signal support.  As part of our series on the “dark arts” of the campaign business, we meet the people behind the voices trained to influence the democratic process.

Caterpillar still plans to sending a representative to a global economic forum in Russia this month despite pressure from the White House to cancel the trip. The New York Times reports White House aides are urging top officials from financial and industrial corporations to skip the forum in the face of international tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts says the company plans to be represented at the forum, but is monitoring the situation closely.

Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant

Sep 25, 2013

The Peoria area needs a facility to process carp from the Illinois River.  That's the message from government and fishing industry officials during a meeting to talk about the invasive fish.  The nearest processing facility is in Thomson, Illinois.  Area fisherman Orion Briney says having a local facility would boost his bottom line: