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Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security. Trump was asked at the end of a Cabinet meeting if Russia…

City IG wants more power

City IG wants more power

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO)  In the continuing story of City Hall corruption, Inspector General Joe Ferguson would like new power. At the City Club, Ferguson was asked if he’d like to have the power to audit the spending on city programs administered by the City Council. He has oversight of the conduct of…

Emanuel greets strikers outside of City Hall

Emanuel greets strikers outside of City Hall

It’s rare any mayor coming down to the City Hall sidewalk to shake hands to support noisy demonstrators, but Rahm did just that for striking window washers.

Rauner: President should blame Russians for hacking

Rauner: President should blame Russians for hacking

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was “deeply troubled” by President Donald Trump’s seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that “we should not be defending the Russians’ behavior” and that “Putin is a brutal dictator.” Trump on Tuesday clarified his comments…

Trump voters react to summit with Putin

Trump voters react to summit with Putin

  CNN’s Kyung Lah speaks with residents in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, where Trump won in 2016 by a slim margin of 255 votes, to see what his supporters think of his summit with Vladimir Putin.

Lights go out on President Trump

Lights go out on President Trump

  The lights went out on President Trump at the White House just when he was talking about US intelligence agencies. CNN’s Jeanne Moos has the story.

Chicago Diver had Rare Heart Condition

Chicago Diver had Rare Heart Condition

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO)  The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office says it was a heart condition that led to the death of Chicago Fire Department Juan Bucio in May. The diver was trying to find a man who had gone overboard in the Chicago River on Memorial Day. According to the Medical Examiner’s…

Durbin: Trump claim a “damage control event”

Durbin: Trump claim a “damage control event”

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO) It didn’t take long for Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to provide his take on President Trump’s claim he misspoke during a news conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin . Durbin took to the floor of the senate to call Trump’s claim he misspoke “a damage control event.” He demanded…

Crash Closes Homewood Dairy Queen

Crash Closes Homewood Dairy Queen

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO) You’ll have to find a cone or shake somewhere other than one south suburban ice cream shop, at least for now.  Two people were injured when a vehicle crashed into the Dairy Queen, on the 1700 block of Ridge Road, in south suburban Homewood. Officers were called around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and found…

South Side robber strikes four times

South Side robber strikes four times

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO) — A dangerous armed robber could be on the loose on Chicago’s South Side and that has prompted police to issue a community alert. A street food vendor is the latest attempted robbery. Police says Jose Gomez, 34, was loading his truck in an alley in the 4800-block…

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

He accepts the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the election, but denied his campaign had colluded in the effort.

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