about 2 hours ago
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R. Kelly trial enters second day of testimony

Prosecutors say they will call multiple women who claim they had sex with R&B star as minors during the trial.

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about 11 hours ago
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Sky open playoffs with 98-91 loss to Liberty in Game 1 of best-of-three series

Sabrina Ionescu and Natasha Howard each had 22 points while Betnijah Laney added 17 points, five rebounds and five as...

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about 13 hours ago
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COVID-19 safety pact between Chicago Public Schools and teachers’ union near as CTU plans vote on...

The district and teachers’ union have negotiated all summer in hopes of avoiding the contentious battles of the past ...

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about 13 hours ago
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‘Look Both Ways’: It’s two fun romcoms in one as Netflix film shows a pair of paths for heroine

Utterly endearing Lili Reinhart plays a contented mom in one scenario and an ambitious dreamer in the other.

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about 14 hours ago
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As authorities investigate ‘Playpen’ boating accident, it’s unclear whether any new safety rules ...

“Anytime something like this happens, we go through a process looking at safety measures in the investigation,” said ...

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about 14 hours ago
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A Lake Michigan accident paralyzed him 19 years ago. Now he’s swimming to Alcatraz

41-year-old Rob Heitz is planning the 1-to-2-mile swim Friday. Some 19 years after becoming paralyzed following a fre...

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about 16 hours ago
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With top players’ availability uncertain, Bears not making most of preseason

Roquan Smith will be in Seattle with the team, but won’t play. Tight end Cole Kmet and running back David Montgomery ...

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about 16 hours ago
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Boy, 6, shot in West Woodlawn

The child was critically hurt after he was shot in his back inside an apartment in the 6100 block of South Vernon Ave...

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about 17 hours ago
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City must help CPS support students through gun violence, mental health crises, schools chief says

CPS CEO Pedro Martinez previewed the school year for a lunch crowd at the City Club of Chicago in his first appearanc...

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about 17 hours ago
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Bulls 2022-23 schedule released, and it all starts on South Beach

Facing former Bull Jimmy Butler in Game 1 of the regular season is never an easy task, but could go a long way in set...

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about 19 hours ago
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Justin Fields’ next situation to conquer: scoring

Coaches are quick to praise the Bears quarterback’s situational awareness. But there’s one situation Fields absolutel...

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about 19 hours ago
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Two Illinois women plead guilty for roles in Capitol riot

Sentencing for Trudy Castle and Kimberly DiFrancesco is set for Nov. 22 in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.

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about 20 hours ago
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Evanston police make arrest in shooting of 13-year-old girl

The girl was with other teenagers in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue on July 25 when someone fired at least 10 shots ...

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about 22 hours ago
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Man dies after weekend shooting outside Red Line CTA stop

Anthony Dinion, 40, was arguing with someone Sunday night outside the 69th Street stop when the other person took out...

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about 23 hours ago
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Wolf Lake buffalo, lakefront sturgeon, Chicago’s white squirrels, lack of steel shot & Stray ...

Some history to buffalo in Wolf Lake combined with some family history in today’s column; plus notes on a lakefront s...

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1 day ago
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‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ a campy and straightforward entertaining entry in the Marvel saga

She-Hulk’s look adds to the campy fun of this borderline silly but always entertaining chapter in the never-ending Ma...

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1 day ago
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R. Kelly trial’s opening statements set to begin

Now that the jury has been selected, opening statements will start in R. Kelly’s second Chicago trial.

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1 day ago
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Sky have championship blueprint, but it will take a different approach to win back-to-back

“Regardless of whether you’re going back-to-back or winning a championship, it takes a different mentality each time ...

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1 day ago
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Chicago police investigating racist, homophobic posts by someone claiming to be a cop. ‘I hope th...

The person making the posts bragged on 4chan, a website regarded as a hotbed for racism and extremism, about profilin...

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1 day ago
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Matt Eberflus: Starters will play vs. Seahawks — but not much

The Bears’ head coach is being cautious with a short week after Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chiefs. Some ...

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1 day ago
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Highland Park mass shooting victim Cooper Roberts feels ‘hopeless, sad and angry,’ family says

“What will I do at recess,” paralyzed 8-year-old boy asks his family who says “the reality of his life is setting in.”

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1 day ago
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‘I knew I would die.’ Woman recounts ‘Playpen’ boating accident near Oak Street Beach that severe...

“My husband truly saved my life when he pulled me out of the water,” said Lana Batochir, 34, who was injured when a b...

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1 day ago
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Bears steer QB Justin Fields in new direction after haphazard rookie season

“We just established, ‘Hey, this is who we want to be... This is how we think we can be successful,’” quarterbacks co...

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1 day ago
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CTA awarded nearly $29 million in federal grant to buy electric buses, modernize Humboldt Park ga...

About $3.4 million of the money will be spent on 10 e-buses. Another $13.2 million will be used to upgrade the Chicag...

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1 day ago
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Retired cop was shot 4 times during shootout with carjackers in Lawndale, 17-year-old charged wit...

Mareon Jones was arrested when he showed up at a hospital wearing the same clothes he did during the attack, Cook Cou...

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2 days ago
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Chicago fishing/Midwest Report: Shoreline salmon/trout, Chicago River ode, lakefront sturgeon, pinks

Hints come of an early start to shoreline fishing for returning Chinook and leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fis...

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2 days ago
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Bears LB Roquan Smith will travel to Seattle, won’t play

The Bears’ circus will be a traveling one.

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2 days ago
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‘Better Call Saul’ series finale a fitting end to a brilliant television journey

“Better Call Saul” evolved into arguably the greatest spin-off series in the history of television, a near-equal to “...

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2 days ago
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Teven Jenkins promoted to first-team right guard

The 2021 second-round draft pick looked like an afterthought when he was demoted to second-team right tackle in the o...

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2 days ago
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Fight over panhandling turf led woman to shove man under moving truck, killing him, prosecutors say

The woman allegedly struck the man with a 3-foot-long metal stake and then pushed him under a moving box truck on the...

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2 days ago
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Gacy and Trump: the surprise connection

Sociopaths are never at a loss to explain their bad behavior. The mystery is why some people believe them.

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2 days ago
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Man, 76, charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old girl at Montrose Beach

Juan Roldon was arrested less than an hour after the attack and charged with criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual...

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2 days ago
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2nd day of jury selection begins in R. Kelly trial

Nearly half of the more than 60 prospective jurors screened on Monday were dismissed, some because of the hardship th...

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2 days ago
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Highland Park City Council calls for federal, state assault weapons ban as Democrats in Springfie...

Senate Republicans in Congress are against assault weapons restrictions; Democrats in Springfield hold supermajoritie...

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3 days ago
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This Sloot machine continues to pay off for Sky

Never satisfied, veteran point guard leads Sky into playoffs

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3 days ago
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Bears need second-round picks to round into shape

The growth of the team’s second-round picks is the fastest way for the rebuilding Bears to become relevant. With thre...

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3 days ago
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Bears LB Roquan Smith continues ‘hold-in’ as memo issues warning

The NFL Management Council sent an email to all teams warning that a man named Saint Omni was contacting teams on the...

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3 days ago
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It’s time for Justin Fields to show us something

Second-year QB has to show that spark, that magic that means he gets the game, he gets its special geometry, its quir...

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3 days ago
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Pocket rocket: Justin Fields learning to hang in there

Though Fields’ legs are “a weapon not any people have,” Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said it’s more importa...

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3 days ago
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Justin Fields’ breakthrough must come soon, and Bears could help him by providing sturdy defense

Many of the best quarterbacks in the NFL had the benefit of a great defense during their breakout season. Some had a ...

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