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  • Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
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    Women’s March protesters fill entire route in Washington, joined by protests around the world

      WASHINGTON — There were thousands from Illinois. They came by the busload, and said it wasn’t meant to be an anti-Trump movement, but a lot people who spoke with WGN were motivated by what the president has said about women. D.C. Metro’s final crowd estimate: 500,000 people packing the National Mall, jamming the streets of the capital. It was likely the biggest, but there are hundreds of sister marches happening all over the world. “I’m hoping this event is just a springboard for […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 21: William Rosen looks over protesters as they participate in the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

    People flood downtown Chicago streets for women’s march

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for a women’s march in Chicago have spilled into downtown streets. Officially, organizers canceled the march portion of the Women’s March on Chicago due to overwhelming turnout. But after a rally concluded in Grant Park people began flooding nearby streets, chanting and waving signs protesting President Donald Trump. The event is occurring the same day as a march in Washington and similar events in 200 cities, including Springfield and Carbondale. […]

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    Women to march on Washington against Trump

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of women are set to make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering. Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities and around the world.  

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    Schroder, Millsap pace Hawks’ 102-93 win over Bulls

    ATLANTA — Dennis Schroder scored 23 points, Paul Millsap added 14 and the Atlanta Hawks held back a late scare to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 on Friday night. The Bulls put up little resistance all night until their reserves went on a 33-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull within five on Bobby Portis’ dunk with 1:08 remaining. Chicago trailed by 22 at the end of the first, by 29 at the end of the second and 30 at the […]

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    Hundreds gather to protest Trump in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO –Crowds of protesters of Donald Trump’s presidency marched around downtown Chicago hours after the Republican was sworn into office. The demonstrators blocked traffic near Trump Tower after holding a rally elsewhere in Chicago’s business district. Chicago Police followed the crowd as it moved into the streets and toward Trump Tower. Several protesters are holding signs that read “Resist Trump” while others say “Solidarity Trumps Hate.” There was a report that the window of at least one store front was […]

  • BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Boston Bruins during the third period at TD Garden on January 20, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Blackhawks defeat the Bruins 1-0. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Blackhawks beat Bruins 1-0 on Marian Hossa’s late goal

    BOSTON — Marian Hossa scored with 1:26 left to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. Scott Darling stopped 30 shots for his second shutout of the season. Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for Boston, which has lost three straight games and four of its last five. It was a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup finals, when Chicago scored twice in the final 76 seconds of the third period in Game 6 to […]

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    217 arrested, 6 officers hurt in DC protests

    WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia police chief says 217 people have been arrested and charged with rioting and six officers suffered minor injuries during demonstrations against President Donald Trump. Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham provided the update at a news conference Friday. Meanwhile, protesters in downtown Washington linked arms, facing off from the police line and chanting, “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.” Metropolitan police have deployed streams of pepper spray against demonstrators marching along the streets of […]

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    El Chapo enters not-guilty plea on 17-count indictment in Brooklyn federal court

    NEW YORK — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has made an appearance in a New York City courtroom, where a federal public defender entered a not-guilty plea for him. A hush fell over the Brooklyn courtroom moments before Guzman entered Friday. He looked dazed and wore a dark blue T-shirt, dark blue pants and sneakers. An indictment charges Guzman with running a massive drug trafficking operation that laundered billions of dollars and oversaw murders and kidnappings. Guzman answered questions […]

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    Police use tear gas, make arrests in confrontation with protesters near inauguration

    WASHINGTON –District of Columbia police are using tear gas canisters in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington. Some people are being treated for exposure to tear gas and some people are vomiting. Police have blocked off both sides of the street. Protesters were throwing bricks and concrete at police. One protester wearing a mask smashed a bank window. And demonstrators have blocked streets with newspaper boxes. Protestors smash back window of @DCPoliceDept cruiser at 12th and L.@WTOP — […]

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    Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

    CHICAGO  — Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him. A filing in a suburban Chicago county court this week made that request on Hastert’s behalf in an ongoing civil case. The 75-year-old is serving a 15-month sentence in federal prison for violating banking laws as he sought to silence the victim. The filing is a counter claim to the victim’s breach-of-contract […]