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Nation Jul 14Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps
Religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action as nationwide immigration enforcement sweeps loomed.
Nation Jul 11U.S. plans to begin immigration raids soon. Here’s what we know
A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump.
Nation Jun 25Chicago police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett investigation
The files included video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.
Nation Jun 12New Illinois law makes access to abortion a ‘fundamental right’
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion on Wednesday in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" for women.
Nation Jun 06R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges
Among the 11 new counts are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
Politics Aug 28Illinois governor signs law limiting police cooperation with federal immigration officials
The move puts Gov. Bruce Rauner, a first-term Republican, at odds with his party on immigration issues.
Politics May 03Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career.
Politics Apr 24WATCH: Obama delivers first speech since leaving office
His first public engagement since then comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office.
Nation Jan 25Restaurants nationwide seek ‘sanctuary’ status for immigrant employees
Dozens of restaurants from New York to Ann Arbor, Michigan are hoping the designation will help protect employees in an immigrant-heavy industry .
Nation Mar 08Tweet about Duckworth ‘standing up’ for veterans was a mistake, GOP group says
The National Republican Senatorial Committee briefly posted a tweet Tuesday that said a Democratic candidate from Illinois who lost both legs as an Army helicopter pilot "has a sad record of not standing up" for veterans.