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  • An In-Depth Look at How ‘Fire and Fury’ Portrays President Trump

    CHICAGO — An exploration of the new book “Fire and Fury” on the day of its release, and how the White House is reacting to the negative stories in it about President Trump.  

  • New Tax Law Impact on Charitable Giving

    CHICAGO — Hear how the new U.S. tax laws will affect charitable giving in 2018.

  • President Trump Inspires New Musical in Chicago

    CHICAGO — The creators of “We the People: The Anti-Trump Musical” join us to talk about the inspiration behind their upcoming show.

  • Politics Tonight: 2017 Illinois, Chicago & Cook County Politics Year-in-Review

    CHICAGO — Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson joins us for our look back at the major political stories of 2017 in Illinois, while Author Mike Houlihan recaps what happened in Chicago and Cook County.  

  • Politics Tonight: 2017 National & International Politics Year-in-Review

    CHICAGO — Democratic strategist Dave Lundy and Republican strategist Chris Varones join us for our look back at the major national and international political stories of 2017.

  • Community activist leads by example

    CHICAGO — It’s been a violent year in Chicago. The city will close 2016 out with more than 42,000 shootings, according to the Chicago Tribune.  That’s compared to nearly 3,000 shootings last year. There have been more than 750 homicides in Chicago this year, up from almost 500 last year. Community activist Andrew Holmes sees the violence first hand, on a daily basis.  He and his family have also been victims of gun violence. Holmes shares his thoughts on what needs […]

  • Things to keep in mind when giving to charity this season

    CHICAGO — Many charities collect the most donations this time of year. In part, because a lot of people are in the giving spirit. Also because, it’s the last chance for people to get tax deductions for 2016. But, trustworthy organizations are competing with scammers who know many people will have their guards down. Philanthropy expert Lisa Dietlin shares tips on how to make sure your donation gets to where you want it to go.

  • Rep. Quigley looks back at 2016, and ahead to a Trump presidency

    CHICAGO — Illinois Congressman Mike Quigley, (D) 5th district, looks back at 2016 and what went wrong for the Democrats in the November election. He also looks ahead to the new Congress, and talks about how Democrats plan to establish a successful relationship with the Trump administration.

  • Does the state budget impasse mean more facial hair for this political reporter?

    CHICAGO — Peoria Journal Star political reporter Chris Kaergard talks about the state of the state budget. He once refused to shave until Illinois lawmakers passed a spending plan, which lasted much longer than he ever expected. Is he willing to throw his razor away again? Hear what he has to say.

  • Ald. Raymond Lopez on Violence in Chicago

    CHICAGO — 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez was out in his ward this week, when gun shots rang out. Someone fired dozens of shots at a home in the middle of the day, just as school children were about to get out. Lopez says Chicago could have had a massacre of its own this week. He joins us to address the violence epidemic in Chicago.

  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Hold “The People’s Summit” in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Supporters of Bernie Sanders are still working to make sure his message gets out, even though his presidential bid wasn’t successful. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is set to speak at “The People’s Summit” happening at McCormick Place in Chicago this weekend. He calls in from the summit to tell us more about it.