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Stories by Paul Caine
First lady Melania Trump hosts her first state dinner. A look at the historical role of first lady and how Trump is approaching the job.
The community organizer and entrepreneur is making history as the youngest candidate to run for mayor. A conversation with Ja’Mal Green.
Grace Kennan Warnecke, the daughter of legendary American diplomat George Kennan, talks about her new memoir.
A massive new international study finds the health impacts of alcohol may be worse than previously thought.
With billions in unfunded pension liabilities, what options remain for lawmakers to defuse the state’s pension time bomb?
Tensions over trade restrictions heat up as China responds with tariffs of its own on more than 100 U.S. products.
A new book on changing attitudes towards love and marriage in India from an author with a local connection.
What the massive O’Hare expansion project will mean for passengers and taxpayers.
As tensions ramp up with Russia, questions also grow about the direction of U.S. foreign policy with the arrival of a new national security adviser.
Geoffrey Baer travels to France to meet this year’s winners of the Driehaus Prize for architecture.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul emerged from a crowded field to win the Democratic nomination for attorney general – beating former Gov. Pat Quinn and six others in the process. He joins us in discussion.
Erika Harold is a Harvard-trained lawyer and former Miss America. Strongly backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, she is also the Republican candidate to replace Lisa Madigan as Illinois’ next attorney general. Harold joins us in discussion.
State Sen. Kwame Raoul has won a hard-fought race against a crowded field of eight candidates vying to be the Democratic nominee for Illinois attorney general. He will face political neophyte and former Miss America Erika Harold who won the GOP nomination.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives is running an insurgent campaign to challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican gubernatorial primary on March 20. Hear about her campaign and plans for the state in our full video.
There’s no shortage of candidates to replace Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. But while Democrats have eight candidates to choose from, on the Republican side there are just two.
In 1967, African-Americans took their discontent to the street and President Lyndon Johnson tasked a commission to find out why. The last surviving member of that commission talks about progress made and lost in the years since.
As survivors of the Parkland shooting return to school in Florida, we ask local high school students their thoughts on school safety and gun control.
Could a new space race led by private entrepreneurs take humans to Mars and beyond? Futurist and best-selling author Michio Kaku talks about humanity’s destiny to colonize the solar system and reach for the stars.
As President Donald Trump indicates his desire to work on gun safety measures, Democrats in Springfield are aiming to tighten controls on gun dealers.
Democrats remain committed to pushing for meaningful gun control, the U.S. Senator says. We discuss gun control, the Mueller investigation and efforts to get a deal for Dreamers.
President Trump’s national security adviser says there’s no doubt Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The latest on the Mueller investigation.