Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated by a major party in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a hit at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois Democratic delegates focus on finding a challenger to Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.
In other news: The Obama library lands in Jackson Park, Chicago police are told by their union not to take holiday weekend overtime, and the Chicago White Sox and Cubs split the Crosstown Classic.
The conversation continues in our exclusive web video. This week, Joel Weisman and his panel discuss the Republican response to the Democratic National Convention and look ahead to the coming presidential debates between Trump and Clinton.
July 28: Celebrating inside the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton officially accepts the nomination. See scenes from the final day.
July 28: “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States,” Hillary Clinton said.
July 28: Largely absent from proceedings at the Democratic National Convention so far, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appeared before the Illinois delegation at a breakfast event on the convention’s final day.
July 28: Once again, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin gave an impassioned speech Thursday morning before the Illinois delegation at the Democratic National Convention, sounding more like a candidate for governor than ever.