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    Here’s where you can get free tax prep help in Chicago

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is offering free assistance for some residents to prepare their federal and state tax returns through Tax Prep Chicago, helping them maximize their tax rebates and troubleshoot other tax issues. Families earning up to $55,000 and individuals earning up to $30,000 annually qualify for free help through the program, which also helps immigrants and anyone without a Social Security Number find and need renew their ITIN tax number to process their return. The City says there’s as much as $200 million in unclaimed […]

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    Women’s March on Chicago: What You Need to Know

    CHICAGO — Organizers for Saturday’s Women’s March on Chicago were forced to nix plans for a march to Federal Plaza after an estimated 250,000 people came out for the rally ahead of the march. The rally began at 9 a.m. at Jackson and Lake Shore Drive continued until about 1:30 p.m., but a planned march to Federal Plaza at 11:30 a.m. did not happen. Organizers were expecting about 75,000 people for the march and rally, but many more joined the event. Around11:15 a.m., police and organizers confirmed […]

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    Trump sworn in as 45th president

    WASHINGTON — Red, white and blue bunting draped beneath a gray sky as songs of American patriotism filled the air as Donald Trump took the oath as the 45th president of the United States Friday. The platform was filled with friends, families, even political arch rivals. Hillary Clinton was present as a former First Lady and was largely stoic as she watched Trump take the oath. The unpredictable politician with a renegade style was sworn in by Chief Justice John […]

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    From parade to parties, Trump’s presidency celebrated by many in Washington

    WASHINGTON – With the bitterness of the 2016 campaign in the rear-view mirror the First Family and Trump supporters celebrated Friday in Washington. There are a lot of parties but only three official inaugural balls. The new First Couple made their debut at one early in the night and shared a first dance to the Frank Sinatra “My Way.” The First Couple and guests adorned in tuxes and gowns, reveled in their victory. Earlier in the day, the inaugural parade […]

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    Trump signs executive order to roll back Obamacare

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The executive order signed in the Oval Office is designed “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond when asked for further details. In addition to the presidential action on Obamacare, White House Chief of Staff […]

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    LGBT, climate change pages missing from White House website as it undergoes transfer of power too

    WASHINGTON — The moment that Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th President, a transformation occurred — online. Simultaneous with the formal transfer of power that occurred on the steps of our nation’s Capitol, the entire White House digital presence was changed over. The White House website changed from the administration of former President Barack Obama to that of Trump. As a result, it appeared to Internet users that the Obama administration had vanished — tweets […]

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    Video shows anti-Trump protester spitting in officer’s face

    CLEVELAND — Cameras captured the moment an anti-Trump protester appeared to spit in the face of a police officer in downtown Cleveland Friday. The incident happened as a few dozen people, accompanied by a group of Cleveland bike patrol officers, demonstrated against President Donald Trump‘s inauguration. WJW-TV video shows one of the protesters repeatedly elbow and push one of the officers. When the police grab him, he appears to spit in an officer’s face. Police shoved protesters away as they tried to cuff the man. The man […]

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    Washington set for celebration, protests as Trump inauguration draws near

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has arrived in Washington — and he’s going to be here for at least four years. The reality of the moment, that the real estate mogul and reality show star will recite the oath of office Friday, is finally taking hold. At noon Friday, the most divisive campaign in recent history — and a similarly contentious transition period, marked by Trump’s attacks on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, and dozens of House Democrats saying […]

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    Illinois contingent in Washington to celebrate Trump’s presidency

    WASHINGTON — On Inauguration Eve, across Washington, there was reason to party for Republicans. The Illinois State Society Heartland Ball, a bipartisan tradition, had Democrats joining in. Illinois businessmen Mark Burt and Jason Fowler traveled to Washington because they’re excited about a Donald Trump presidency. “Hopefully our country will come together and our economics will improve and we’ll put more people to work,” Burt said. But noticeably absent were key members of the Illinois legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner. Some Democrats […]

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    Local group heads to Washington to protest

    CHICAGO — As inauguration festivities get underway, protesters are making their way to the nation’s capital.  This afternoon a group gathered in downtown Chicago to board buses and travel all night to Washington D.C. The trip was organized by John Beacham, an English teacher at DePaul University for students and anyone else wanting to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The group will be protesting outside the Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Once the inauguration is over, they’ll board the buses and head […]