You made me a better president – Obama
11 January 2017 | 3:40 am
President Barack Obama thanks the American people for making him a better president during his farewell address from Chicago.
4 Apr 2019
Chicago has elected an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time. Lori Lightfoot, who is charged with tackling one of the US' worst city gun crime problems, is also Chicago’s first gay mayor.
31 May 2019
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that could, if he is convicted, send the R & B singer to prison for 30 years, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
12 Jul 2019
Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, NBC News said, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.
21 Sep 2019
Every year hundreds of workers who file sex-discrimination grievances in U.K. courts settle their cases in return for money and silence. Major banks such as Barclays, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase are just some of the multinational corporations that have been sued. Bloomberg's Jonathan Browning discusses the story with Naomi Kerbel.
24 Feb 2020
Democrat presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg has had 70 Twitter accounts linked to his supporters suspended for spam-like posts. On Saturday, Nevada goes to the polls, with all eyes on front-runner Bernie Sanders.
7 Mar 2020
Who will take on Trump at the 2020 election? At 78 years old, Michael Bloomberg has hit the campaign trail. As a Democrat, Bloomberg has positioned himself as a moderate. He has campaigned against guns and promised to tackle climate change, one of the key issues in his campaign. In October 2019, Forbes ranked Bloomberg as the 8th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of over 50 billion dollars.
21 Aug 2020
The former US president claimed his successor had no interest in "taking the job seriously." In a scathing attack, Obama warned that American democracy might not survive another four years of Donald Trump.
24 Dec 2020
American travelers pack into Chicago O'Hare's departure hall ahead of Christmas, despite official warnings to stay put over the holiday period to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the country.
10 Jan 2021
Demonstrators march through the streets of Chicago in memory of victims of gun violence. The number of victims has risen dramatically in the third-largest US city in 2020. Police in the Windy City recorded 762 homicides in 2020, up 55 percent from 2019, according to a December 27 count.
18 May 2021
Images from the Chicago Fire Department show the moment a desperate cat leap from the 5th floor of a burning multi-story apartment building in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. The black cat appears through the thick smoke at a broken window and pauses for a second before taking the plunge. Onlookers gasp as the cat falls gracefully through the air before landing on his feet with a bounce on the grass.
2 Aug 2021
One of America's largest events -- Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago -- is underway this weekend, to the delight of fans and to the despair of others. The four day music festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to downtown Chicago each day, at a moment when coronavirus cases are on the rise and vaccinations have plateaued. Lollapalooza has said their policy is for unvaccinated people to wear masks and show a recent negative Covid test.
25 Aug 2021
The Chi-Town native is set to host the third listening party series for his tenth studio album, Donda, on Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for 38,000 fans – reduced from the original 63,000 maximum capacity.
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It is election season again and some words and terms will be flying around making you wonder what they really mean. Here are some of the words and their meanings.