President Trump At 99 Days - News With Mary DixonPresident Trump tells Reuters there's a chance of a 'major conflict' - his words - with North Korea, even as his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, says a diplomatic solution is possible ... As Trump approaches his 100th day in office, Congress appears ready to vote on a spending bill that will prevent a government shutdown. The House won't vote on a new health care bill until next week at the earliest ... Chicago police have charged a second man in the murder of a Cook County judge ... Governor Rauner and House Speaker Madigan met privately yesterday to discuss the state's budget, or lack thereof ... United Airlines has settled up with the passenger who was dragged off a flight at O'Hare. They're not saying how much Doctor David Dao will be paid ... The Bears traded up to draft North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky ... the Bulls must win tonight's playoff game against the Celtics at the United Center ... There's a chance of rain this afternoon through tomorrow, with temperatures in the 50s.
Deportations Coming - News With Mary DixonChicago Public Schools officials are telling principals to keep immigration agents outside, unless they have a criminal warrant. They're reacting to President Trump's direction to step up the deportations of undocumented persons, even those who haven't committed serious crimes ... Convicted murderer Drew Peterson is in a federal prison in Indiana. It's not clear why he's been transferred from Illinois state custody ... A federal judge has stopped Texas state officials from defunding Planned Parenthood ... A federal appeals court is upholding Maryland's ban on military-style assault rifles ... NASA is set to release new findings on exo-planets orbiting stars beyond our sun ... while a group of scientists is trying to redefine planets to restore Pluto's status ... The Blackhawks won in Minnesota. The Bears are looking to trade Jay Cutler ... There's a dense fog advisory until nine this morning, and then temperatures are going up to the low-70s.
Trump: CIA Russian Hacking Report "Ridiculous" - News With Mary DixonThe CIA's concluded that Russia tipped the electoral scale for Donald Trump. President Obama, Democrats and some Republicans are calling for further investigation; President-elect Trump calls it ridiculous. He's also waving off daily intelligence briefings, and says his executives and children will run his business instead of putting his assets into a blind trust. Chinese leaders have serious concerns about Trump's latest comments on re-considering the US policy on One China ... The first big snowstorm of the year has passed over us, dumping nearly 11-inches of snow at McHenry and causing some residual delays at Chicago's airports ... Bob Dylan didn't attend, but thanked the Swedish Academy for considering his work as literature as they held the awards ceremony for Dylan's Nobel Prize over the weekend ... The Bears lost to the Lions ... the Blackhawks beat the Stars ... It'll be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-20s before the Polar Vortex moves in ...
Celebration In North Dakota - News With Mary DixonMembers of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are celebrating after the Army opted to block the Dakota Access pipeline from going through territory near their reservation. They and their fellow protesters have argued for months the project would violate a treaty with the US and threaten their water supply ... It's pretty much melting now but we had a record snowfall yesterday, with 6.4" at O'Hare ... Police in Harvey have busted a man suspected of killing a security guard last month ... A criminal investigation's been launched into a warehouse fire during a party Friday in Oakland. At least 36 (UPDATED) people have died ... President-elect Donald Trump is nominating former rival Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, a few weeks after Carson declined Health and Human Services because of his lack of experience in running a federal agency ... The Bears beat the 49ers in a glorious victory at Soldier Field, while the Blackhawks lost to the Jets ... We're expecting a little fog this morning, and then cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-30s.
Back To Work/Cyber Monday - News With Mary DixonToday is Cyber Monday - when millions of us get back to work and do some online holiday shopping. More people went shopping after Thanksgiving but spent less because of deep discounts ... Nearly 60 people have been shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend ... including at least three men shot by Chicago police officers ... Officials in Wisconsin will begin a recount of presidential ballots this week, while President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting unsubstantiated claims that he would have won the popular vote but for millions who voted illegally ... Mourning and celebrations continue over the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday at the age of 90 ... The Bears lost to the Titans ... It'll be cloudy and breezy with some rain this afternoon and temperatures around 50.
Chicago Firefighters Hospitalized - News With Mary DixonFive Chicago firefighters are in the hospital after being sickened by fumes while working a fire. They're based at a station on the West Side; CFD officials expect them to be released soon ... One police officer has been killed in San Antonio and three others injured in St. Louis, Kansas City and Florida in what are believed to be targeted shootings ... We'll find out this morning when baggage handlers and other workers plan to strike at O'Hare International Airport ... President-elect Trump continues meetings with potential administration officials ... after spending the weekend tweeting complaints about 'Hamilton' and 'Saturday Night Live.' Trump's chief of staff says he can't rule out some kind of registry for Muslims from certain countries ... while white supremacists billing themselves as the 'alt-right' met in Washington to celebrate Trump's victory ... President Obama met briefly with Russian President Putin while in Peru ... The Bears lost to the Giants ... the Bulls won in LA ... It'll be sunny and chilly today with a high in the low-40s.
Trump To Protesters: Don't Fear - News With Mary DixonPresident-elect Donald Trump says his supporters should stop their racist attacks and that his critics should not be afraid. In his 60 Minutes interview, Trump suggested he wants to appoint a Supreme Court judge who will overturn Roe-v-Wade but not marriage equality. Trump has appointed Republican party chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon headed Breitbart - a haven for white nationalism and sexism. The late Andrew Breitbart described Bannon as 'the Leni Reifenstahl of the Tea Party movement.' The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League and the Council on American-Islamic Relations are among those raising alarms. Anti-Trump protests continued in Chicago and around the country over the weekend ... Swedish prosecutors are questioning Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about sexual assault claims against him ... Chicago police and federal authorities boosted patrols on the South and West sides while more than 30 people were shot ... Illinois House Speaker Madigan is blowing off an invitation to meet with Governor Rauner ... Two people have died in earthquakes in New Zealand ... The Bears lost in Tampa ... the Blackhawks won at home ... It'll be partly sunny today with a high in the upper-50s.
One More Week Of This Election - News With Mary DixonThe general election is one week from today ... as early voting continues to prove popular around Chicago. Hillary Clinton is criticizing FBI Director Comey for reviving the investigation into her private e-mail server, while Donald Trump is celebrating the development ... Open enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins today ... Vigils and protests as Chicago comes out of the deadliest weekend of 2016 ... Airbnb will begin enforcing anti-discrimination rules today, while new research shows black riders have to wait longer than white customers using Uber and Lyft ... The Cubs play Game Six of the World Series tonight in Cleveland ... the Bears beat the Vikings and the Bulls won in Brooklyn ... It'll be partly sunny and warm today with highs in the mid-70s.
Are You Registered To Vote? - News With Mary DixonThis Sunday is your last day to register to vote in Illinois with an online application. Early voting expands around Illinois on Monday ... Donald Trump is telling supporters he'll accept a 'clear election result' but reserves his right to file a legal challenge if he loses to Hillary Clinton on November 8th ... Chicago firefighters have been putting out a five-alarm fire at a tire shop in the Little Village neighborhood near 26th and Western ... British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American in a deal that would create the world's biggest publicly traded tobacco company ... The NFL is re-opening its investigation into domestic violence allegations against New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown ... the Cubs are bringing the NLCS home to Chicago with a 3-2 lead after beating the Dodgers, 8-to-4 ... so the Magic Number is 5. But it's really 1. But it's really 5. Also, the Bears lost in Green Bay. Scattered rain early today, and then clear skies and temperatures in the low-50s.
Trump On Accepting Will Of The People: We'll See - News With Mary DixonA few jaw droppers if you were flipping between baseball and the debate last night: Donald Trump saying he'll keep us in suspense on whether he'll accept the results of next month's election ... a prospect Hillary Clinton calls horrifying and Republican Senator Jeff Flake says is 'beyond the pale.' ... The Republican National Committee spokesman says the party will accept the results of the general election even if their nominee won't ... The Cubs won. Their bats came alive --- Russell and Rizzo homered -- and they tied up the NLCS by beating the Dodgers 10 to 2 ... The CTU's House of Delegates has approved a new four-year contract, which goes to the rank-and-file next week ... The legendary co-founder of Chicago's Chess Records has died. Phil Chess and his brother Leonard were the first to record Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Etta James and more at 2120 South Michigan Avenue ... An LA jury has found former Bulls star Derrick Rose not liable of gang raping a former girlfriend ... The long wait is over for Cleveland ... they're going to the World Series for the first time in 19 years ... The Bears play in Green Bay tonight ... Cloudy and cooler today, with temperatures in the upper-50s and a slight chance of rain south of the city.
Trump: Election Rigged, SNL Unfunny - News With Mary DixonRepublican leaders including vice presidential nominee Mike Pence are pushing back against presidential nominee Donald Trump's contention that the election is being rigged against him ... This morning, Trump is tweeting again -- that there IS large-scale voter fraud happening and calling GOP leaders naive for denying it. He offers no evidence to back this up ... The battle to reclaim Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State has begun ... Wikileaks reports founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor ... Chicago police report officers shot and injured a robbery suspect on the West Side ... and are investigating nearly 50 shootings over the weekend ... Chicago aldermen begin hearings today on Mayor Emanuel's budget proposal ... The Cubs lost Game 2 to the Dodgers, so they head to LA tied at one game each ... the Bears blew a lead and lost to the Jaguars ... It's July in October today -- partly sunny, windy and warm with temperatures in the mid-80s.
Debatable - News With Mary DixonRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he'd jail Democrat Hillary Clinton if he wins the White House. Their second debate in Saint Louis included discussion of taxes, Syria, immigration and an eleven-year-old video that showed Trump talking about kissing and grabbing women by their crotches, except he didn't say crotches. Trump called it locker room talk. House Speaker Paul Ryan plans a conference call this morning with House Republicans ... and Politico reports Ryan is considering pulling his support, as have about three dozen GOP Senators and Congressmembers ... Chicago public schools and teachers union negotiators say they'll meet up to tonight's midnight deadline for a strike ... Chicago's archbishop Blase Cupich will be elevated to Cardinal next month ... Hurricane Matthew has limped out to sea, leaving behind at least 17 deaths in the US and dangerous flooding in the Carolinas ... The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Harvard and M-I-T economists whose contract theory addresses conflicts of interests in management incentives and public-private groups ... The Bears lost in Indianapolis ... the Cubs play what could be a decisive NLDS Game 3 in San Francisco tonight ... It'll be sunny and in the low-70s today.