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New developments in the federal investigation of Ald. Ed Burke. Mayor Rahm Emanuel swings for the fences on pensions. Mayoral petition challenges are heating up. And the Bears look to avenge their loss to the Packers.

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In this May, 4, 2011 file photo, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting in Chicago. (AP Photo /M. Spencer Green, File)

Some City Council members want to put the $100 million-a-year workers’ compensation program in new hands. We hear from the alderman leading the charge. 

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(Courtesy of Airbnb)

Illinois officials say that Airbnb's ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law.

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The race for Chicago mayor is intensifying and the feuding among candidates has begun. We take a deep dive into the 2019 municipal election and other top political headlines in our weekly roundtable.

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In a little more than a month, Illinois will have a new governor. J.B. Pritzker’s plans for his administration – including infrastructure funding – are beginning to take shape.

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“No one thing is going to solve the problem across four funds,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of Chicago’s pension crisis on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a major announcement on addressing the city’s pension crisis. What the plan calls for – and what it means moving forward.

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In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship, top, and U.S. military plane are seen at sea off Kochi, southwestern Japan, during a search and rescue operation for missing crew members of a U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. 

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a hike in the state gas tax to fund transportation infrastructure. The area’s transit heads give us their reaction and an update on the status of the region’s public transportation.

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In this file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

He may be leaving office soon, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel is about to put forward a proposal that’s likely to generate controversy as the race for his successor heats up.

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President Donald Trump speaks the press about acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in November 2018.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti joins us with insight into the latest legal revelations implicating President Donald Trump of directing criminal activity. 

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Ald. Marty Quinn, 13th Ward, speaks with “Chicago Tonight” on Dec. 10, 2018.

David Krupa, a 19-year-old aldermanic candidate, alleges election fraud as he tries to take on Ald. Marty Quinn, a top ally of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, in the 13th Ward.

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Ald. Ed Burke’s fundraiser goes on despite FBI raids. Mayoral candidates duke it out in petition battles. The fate of three Chicago cops is in a judge’s hands. And the Bears take on the Rams.

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“I’m proud to receive the support of the Chicago Teachers Union, of SEIU Healthcare, of SEIU 73,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle secures a mayoral endorsement from the Chicago Teachers Union as candidates stake out positions on an elected CPS board. 

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A lesser-known mayoral candidate wins a lottery to get the top spot on February’s ballot. We take a deep dive into that and other top political headlines in our new weekly feature.

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MWRD Executive Director Brian A. Perkovich (Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

The appointment of Brian Perkovich as head of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago comes five months after the abrupt – and unexplained – resignation of David St. Pierre. 

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In this May 4, 2011 file photo, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

Powerful Ald. Ed Burke, who is under federal scrutiny, holds a fundraiser as mayoral candidates start to distance themselves from the embattled chair of the City Council Finance Committee.