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In this Nov. 15, 2011, file photo former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

“Never Trump” Republicans are eager to see the president confront a credible primary adversary. But the party will likely erect structural barriers that make that kind of challenge exceedingly difficult.

In this July 20, 2014, file photo, United Airlines flight 232 Capt. Al Haynes, right, smiles as he visits with survivors and family members following a remembrance service held in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the United Airlines flight 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo / The Sioux City Journal, Dawn J. Sagert, File)

Al Haynes was hailed for his skill when a jet lost all hydraulic power after the rear engine exploded during a flight from Denver to Chicago on July 19, 1989. Haynes saved nearly 200 lives by guiding the damaged jet into a crash landing in Iowa. Haynes, 87, died Sunday.

In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, California. (AP Photo / Richard Vogel, File)

The Justice Department said Monday it would move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally authorized cannabis research.

(Courtesy of Suburban Express)

The Illinois attorney general’s office has been so inundated with payment requests stemming from its consent decree with a former Champaign-based bus operator that they’ve asked a federal judge to amend the agreement itself.

Watch the Aug. 27, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”

General Iron’s scrap metal yard at 1909 N. Clifton Ave. in Lincoln Park. (Alex Ruppenthal / WTTW News)

New rules for a scrap metal yard on the city’s North Side require the facility to reduce emissions of potentially cancer-causing compounds after it violated federal air pollution standards last summer.

(Alex Silets / WTTW News)

People commonly adopt dog and cats from the pound, but there’s a new phenomenon in Chicago: stray chickens and roosters are being rounded up in an effort to find them their forever homes.

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

Federal authorities have repeatedly warned about foreign influence in U.S. elections, but a core federal agency that keeps watch on elections is suddenly without any enforcement ability. We speak with Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub.

Chicago and the world is on the brink of a transportation revolution – and activists for racial equity want to ensure the benefits of that revolution reach communities of color.