Donald Trump makes history as he becomes the first former U.S. president to face federal charges. Special Counsel Jack Smith alleges Trump violated national security laws and engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct justice by hoarding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home.
Trump proclaimed his innocence on the Truth Social platform, writing “Our country is going to hell, and they go after Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, after seemingly being dead-set on a move to Arlington Heights, Chicago Bears CEO Kevin Warren meets with Mayor Brandon Johnson – rekindling hope that the team could be persuaded to remain within the city limits.
The Johnson administration extends parental leave for Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff.
And Illinois gets a budget, as another political corruption trial gets underway in Chicago.
Lourdes Duarte, WGN News | @LourdesWGN
Ray Long, Chicago Tribune | @RayLong
A.D. Quig, Chicago Tribune | @ad_quig
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times | @lynnsweet
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