A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that President Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but Friday morning, Trump wrote: "This was not the language used" in a tweet.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
January 12, 2018

Trump Denies Using Vulgar Slur; Durbin Says He Said It

President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House, he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti.

State Rep. & state Attorney General candidate Scott Drury,
Illinois General Assembly
January 11, 2018

Drury, Mariotti To Remain On Ballot For Attorney General

"Access to the ballot is a substantial right" argued Scott Drury's attorney, Casey Westover. It was the argument that was overall victorious in the hearing before the Illinois State Board of Elections Thursday, which claimed Drury should not be allowed on the ballot for Illinois attorney general due to a technicality with his statement of economic interest. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Senator Andy Manar
NPR Illinois
January 11, 2018

Reactions To Governor Rauner’s Education Veto; Chicago Companies At CES; Banned Books In Prisons

On the 21st: Governor Rauner vetoed a bill that would have paved the way for public schools to get funding under the state's new formula. We get reactions from superintendents, along with State Senator Andy Manar. Plus, we check in with three Chicago companies at the biggest tech conference of the year. But first, how and why do states ban certain books in their prisons?

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