A woman speaks with police officers after bringing flowers close to the area where a bombing struck outside the Manchester Arena Monday night.
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May 22, 2017

Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

A bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has killed 22 people and injured 59 more, police say. Monday night's concert had drawn thousands of children and young people — many of whom were trying to leave when the blast hit. Authorities say it was a terrorist attack, carried out by a man who died at Manchester Arena.


retired coal miners
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May 11, 2017

Health Insurance For Coal Miners; Police Officers & Art; U.S. Citizenship; Presidential Libraries

On the 21st: After months of waiting on a life-or-death decision, retired coal miners wondering whether Congress will continue their health insurance have finally received an answer. We also learn about a new art exhibit featuring works by Chicago police officers, discuss citizenship and immigration, and explore the history and purpose of presidential libraries.


Lovie Smith at the podium.
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May 10, 2017

Three Illini Football Players Charged With Robbery, Home Invasion

Police arrested University of Illinois football players Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe, and Howard Watkins on preliminary charges of armed robbery and home invasion Wednesday morning. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.


A crowd rallies at the capitol to support House Bill 40 and related legislation.
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May 09, 2017

Illinois Issues: Legislative Checklist

The spring legislative session has been overshadowed by a 22-month stretch without a budget. Nevertheless, meaty legislation is being weighed. Those issues include abortion, wage theft, animal research and criminal justice.


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