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Massive fire destroys suburban condos

Massive fire destroys suburban condos

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill.) –– A massive condominium complex fire has left a number of people without homes in northwest suburban Prospect Heights. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the River Trails Condominiums near Palatine Road and Milwaukee Avenue. More than 150 firefighters from 50 departments were called in…

FBI director says Russia continues to interfere

FBI director says Russia continues to interfere

  FBI Director Christopher Wray said that Russia was engaging in real-time “malign influence operations” against the United States and called the country the “most aggressive actor” in the space of election interference.

Sanders denies President Trump said Russia not targeting US

Sanders denies President Trump said Russia not targeting US

The White House denied that President Trump doesn’t believe Russia is targeting the United States. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, who said she spoke with Trump about his answer earlier during a Cabinet meeting, said the President was declining to answer shouted questions when he said “no” to a question about Russia’s current efforts.

“Serial Stowaway” Fit For Trial

“Serial Stowaway” Fit For Trial

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO) — A woman dubbed the “serial stowaway” has been found by a judge to be fit for trial. Marilyn Hartman got the nickname after sneaking onto airline flights without a ticket. A Cook County judge Wednesday found her fit for trial, issued a $10,000 bond and ordered Hartman…

Emanuel reacts to reports of abuse at Chicago children’s shelter

Emanuel reacts to reports of abuse at Chicago children’s shelter

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reacting to a report of abuse at one of the Chicago shelters operated by the Heartland Alliance for children separated from their parents at the Mexican border. The Washington Post reported complaints of physical and emotional abuse at Heartland’s Casa Guadalupe shelter here in Chicago.…

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.

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