In addition to investigating Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.


In a March letter, Department of Justice leaders said special counsel Robert Mueller's findings were insufficient to merit criminal charges for obstruction.

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

Watch Live: Attorney General Barr Briefs Reporters About The Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr delivers a press conference at the Justice Department ahead of the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A redacted version of the report is expected to be released on Thursday.


The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility construction site in February 2019.

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April 04, 2019 - News Local/State

The Other Manhattan Project

In the wake of Sept. 11, federal officials said the United States needed a new, state-of-the-art facility to defend against bioterrorism and stop diseases that could devastate the country’s farm economy and threaten human lives. They chose Manhattan, Kansas, as the site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. 


People boarding an airplane at O'Hare Airport in Chicago.

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March 28, 2019 - News Local/State

Real ID Finally Comes To Illinois

Illinoisans can now get driver’s licenses and state ID cards that comply with Real ID, the strict federal security requirements that will soon be needed for air travel.


U.S. President Donald Trump, left, gestures as Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state, looks on during a news conference following the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit in Hanoi, on Thursday. Trump's second summit with Kim collapsed Thursday without an agreem

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February 28, 2019 - News Local/State

Trump And Kim’s Second Nuclear Summit Ends With No Deal

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left their summit meeting on Thursday in Hanoi, Vietnam, without agreeing on a denuclearization deal. A planned signing ceremony was canceled.


File photo of The White House.

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February 15, 2019 - News Local/State

Illinois Lawmakers React To Shutdown Vote, Emergency Declaration

Reaction is coming in from lawmakers representing all corners of the state as it pertains to the vote to avoid another government shutdown as well as President Trump's announcement Friday to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.


President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House.

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February 15, 2019 - News Local/State

WATCH LIVE: Trump To Address Situation At Southern Border

President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government that includes some funding for the border barrier.


Robert Mueller leaves a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017.

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December 09, 2018 - News Local/State

All The Criminal Charges To Emerge So Far From Robert Mueller’s Investigation

The special counsel investigation has resulted in criminal counts against more than 30 people and three Russian entities. And while the final outcome of the Mueller probe remains far from certain, it has already generated new insights into how Russia targeted the election, the presidential transition and Trump's business empire.


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