FBI Confirms Russia/Trump Campaign Probe - News With Mary DixonThe FBI is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey made this extraordinary announcement during a House Intelligence Committee hearing in which Comey also debunked Trump's unsubstantiated assertion that President Obama ordered wiretaps at Trump Tower. The White House and the Kremlin dismissed Comey's testimony ... President Trump heads to Capitol Hill to lobby Republican support for the Republican House leaders' health care bill ... Senators continue confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ... The U.S. is restricting some electronics from being carried on U.S.-bound flights on foreign carriers from a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa ... The Tribune reports the Chicago Board of Ethics is reviewing e-mails from Mayor Emanuel's personal accounts and whether they expose lobbying activity ... Drivers in Chicago will get a fraction of a second more to beat red light camera tickets ... In the NIT -- The U of I advances while ISU is finished. The Bulls and Blackhawks play tonight ... Partly sunny and high temperatures near 50 today.
Russia Hearing Begins - News With Mary DixonFBI Director Comey is set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee today on the Kremlin's interference in the US election. It's expected congressmembers will ask whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, and whether President Trump's unsubstantiated assertion that President Obama ordered wiretapping at Trump Tower is valid ... Senate confirmation hearings begin today on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch ... Chicago police are warning North Siders in the Ravenswood, Uptown and Sheridan Park neighborhoods about a recent round of armed robberies ... A Chicago man is being held without bail on charges that he kidnapped and assaulted a Wrigleyville woman earlier this month ... Bears legend Gale Sayers has dementia. His wife tells the Kansas City Star that Sayers was diagnosed four years ago, and his family believes football contributed to his condition ... The Blackhawks beat the Avs ... Michigan and South Carolina stage N-C-Double-A upsets ... DePaul is out of the women's N-C-Double-A dance ... Kinda rainy today, with temperatures in the mid-50s ... cooler near the lake.
FBI Chief Pushes Back At Trump - News With Mary DixonThe heads of the House and Senate intelligence committees say they'll look into President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that President Obama tapped his phones during the election. FBI Director Comey has reportedly asked the Justice Department to publicly rebuke this unprecedented allegation ... Trump may issue a new travel ban as soon as today. It would affect most of the same Muslim-majority countries with some changes from the order blocked by several federal judges ... Chicago made it almost a week without a homicide. Police are investigating one man's death and more than 20 other shootings from the weekend ... Great Lakes regional mayors are sounding the alarm on the Trump administration's proposed cuts to funding for restoring and cleaning up the lakes ... Northwestern and the U of I men's basketball teams lost their final games of the regular season ... ISU lost to Wichita State for the MVC Championship .... It'll be cloudy, windy and unseasonably warm today, with temperatures in the low-60s.