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 2021-06-16 21:57 

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DOJ sues to block Aon's $30B acquisition of Willis Towers Watson...

The Biden administration has sued to block the merger of two of the world's largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition, raise prices and hamper innovation for U.S. businesses, employers and unions that use the companies&...

 2021-06-16 21:55 

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Oak Park amends village code, grants COVID-19-related regulatory powers to health director...

Oak Park amends village code, grants COVID-19-related regulatory powers to health director...

 2021-06-16 21:54 

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Defendant's girlfriend claims not to remember key details in testimony in double murder of Lake County teens...

On the stand, Weaver claimed she did not remember Silva discussing details of what happened and couldn't independently recall what she earlier told police and prosecutors....

 2021-06-16 21:48 

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Oak Park Dist. 97 considering wage increases for certain staff as $15 minimum wage requirement looms...

Oak Park Dist. 97 considering wage increases for certain staff as $15 minimum wage requirement looms...

 2021-06-16 21:39 

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Aurora City Council returns to in-person meetings...

Instead of communicating through a Zoom call, Aurora City Council members sat face-to-face Tuesday evening during the Committee of the Whole meeting....

 2021-06-16 21:37 

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Family of man who died after beating by prison guards seeks compensation, says state lacks accountability...

A federal lawsuit seeks fair compensation and justice for the family of a man who died after being beaten by guards at a Downstate prison....

 2021-06-16 21:32 

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What are the roadblocks to a 'vaccine passport'?...

With all U.S. adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and businesses and international borders reopening, a fierce debate has kicked off across the United States over whether a digital health certificate should be required to prove immunization status....

 2021-06-16 21:30 

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U.S. Open odds, promo: Bet $20 on any golfer, get $100 free...

Phil going for the Grand Slam, Brooks vs. Bryson — this year's U.S. Open has just about everything!...

 2021-06-16 21:28 

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Potempa: Round Barn Theatre audiences enjoying Hallmark nod stage world premiere...

Continuing now through July 17 at Round Barn Theatre in Nappanee, Indiana, is the world premiere of Janette Oke's "When Calls the Heart: The Musical." If that title sounds familiar, it's based on the beloved series by author Oke, which mir...

 2021-06-16 21:27 

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Loyola recruit Andie Broniewicz comes up big in circle, at plate as Joliet Catholic reaches state final for 1st time in softball: 'It's amazing.'...

The semifinal win assured the Angels of the best finish in program history, topping a fourth place in 1988, their last time at state....

 2021-06-16 21:26 

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Arrest made in sexual assault along Beach Park bike path; 'A DNA sample ... enabled us to identify the suspect'...

Authorities said Johnson is the man who approached a 16-year-old girl at about 7:30 p.m. on June 7 as she walked along the path, just north of Yorkhouse Road in Beach Park. He came out of a line of trees, grabbed the girl by the neck and threw her to the ...

 2021-06-16 21:10 

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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation awards scholarships to area teens...

Eight graduates, from high schools in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Oak Park and Riverside, each received a $2,000 scholarship from the Elmhurst Hospital Foundation, earned in large part by their hours of volunteering and intentions to pursue careers in...

 2021-06-16 21:10 

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Aide says former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge suffered a stroke...

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suffered a stroke Wednesday at his home in suburban Washington, D.C., a longtime aide to the former Pennsylvania governor said....

 2021-06-16 21:10 

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Burbank man faces attempted murder charge after shooting during a vehicle test drive in Oak Lawn...

A Burbank man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man during a test drive of a vehicle Sunday in Oak Lawn...

 2021-06-16 21:08 

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Tempel Farms resumes summer performances...

The Tempel Farm stables are open again and the summer shows are back. On select Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 20, the audience can watch the traditional spotlight show featuring performances to classical music by the horses....

 2021-06-16 21:00 

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Law office, mortgage firm seek to open in Uptown Park Ridge commercial center that is home to several vacant storefronts...

A law office and mortgage firm are proposed for 127 N. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge....

 2021-06-16 20:59 

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Case against ex-Calumet Township employee dismissed; Ethel Shelton originally indicted in December 2014...

Acting United States Attorney Tina Nommay, issued a motion to dismiss Shelton's indictment based on the appeals court decision....

 2021-06-16 20:58 

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Column: Former U.S. attorney witnesses man he tutored in Cabrini-Green take oath of office...

Kevin Boens has come a long way from being mentored by then-U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas while growing up in Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project to being an author, minister, karate master, sheriff's investigator, father of five and a Dolton Pa...

 2021-06-16 20:42 

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Former councilwoman's commission appointment triggers debate on need for new voices in Naperville government...

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico's nomination of a former council member to a city commission only months after she left office stirred up some of her former colleagues, who argued new voices need to be brought into city government....

 2021-06-16 20:42 

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Judge: Ex-Indiana wildlife center proprietor owes PETA $734K...

For over 20 years, Stark and his volunteers handled hundreds of exotic animals, showing them off to the public at Stark's Wildlife in Need center in Charlestown for the price of a $25 or more admission, the Courier Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, rep...

 2021-06-16 20:40 

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Park Ridge plan commission recommends 'no' vote for 55-plus condo building in South Park...

A revised proposal for a four-story condominium building in Park Ridge's South Park neighborhood, aimed at residents 55 years old and over, was rejected by the city's planning and zoning commission this month....

 2021-06-16 20:40 

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7 out of 8 in Englewood mass shooting were shot in the head, likely by 2 gunmen, police report says...

Chicago police believe two people entered an Englewood home early Monday and shot eight people — four fatally and seven in the head, according to a police report....

 2021-06-16 20:37 

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The Justice Department drops its lawsuit against John Bolton over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information...

The Justice Department has abandoned its lawsuit against John Bolton, former President Donald Trump's onetime national security adviser, over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information....

 2021-06-16 20:32 

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Column: We don't want the Justice Department investigating Congress...

Arguably the worst violation so far by the Trump administration in its handling of the Russia investigation is the Justice Department's investigation into members of Congress, including Adam Schiff, who was spearheading the Russia investigation in Con...

 2021-06-16 20:24 

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Former Chicago news anchor Rob Johnson sells Hinsdale home for $2M...

Former Chicago news anchor Rob Johnson and his wife, Stacey, on Tuesday sold their 5,400-square-foot French Provincial-style house in Hinsdale for $1.925 million....

 2021-06-16 20:17 

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Auditorium Theatre will reopen in Chicago this fall, announces 2021-22 season...

The theater in Chicago's Loop announces its upcoming International Dance Series, its Made in Chicago Dance Series and other events of the season....

 2021-06-16 20:15 

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Anjanette Young, attorney blast Lightfoot, city Law Department for tactics during mediation over botched police raid on home...

A Chicago woman who in 2019 was forced to stand handcuffed and unclothed in her home after police officers raided the wrong residence harshly criticized Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city's law department for what she said was a lack of progress in bot...

 2021-06-16 20:13 

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Frustrated educators demand state's fall COVID-19 plans for Illinois schools...

Suburban school district officials demand that Illinois educational officials reveal COVID-19 guidelines for fall....

 2021-06-16 20:09 

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Chicago Bears will open Soldier Field to fans at full capacity for the 2021 season...

In a letter to season ticket holders, Chicago Bears President/CEO Ted Phillips on Wednesday announced Soldier Field will be open at full capacity for the 2021 season....

 2021-06-16 20:07 

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Millions of Americans fear eviction, foreclosure as housing crisis worsens...

The clock is ticking on a federal eviction moratorium that has been credited with keeping most at-risk tenants in their home....

 2021-06-16 20:06 

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How MacKenzie Scott's mega donation will support Chicago's low-income and 1st-generation college students...

The billionaire has specifically designated colleges and universities with diverse student bodies to receive her money, and to spend it how they wish....

 2021-06-16 20:03 

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NFL will loosen many COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated players...

The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine....

 2021-06-16 20:01 

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ATF campaign to reduce straw purchasing of guns that wind up in Chicago relies on targeted ads...

The campaign plans to run about 2.5 million digital ads including targeted mobile ads and almost 1 million ads on Facebook and Instagram....

 2021-06-16 19:46 

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The potential final stage in the US campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog as an infectious variant spreads...

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vacc...

 2021-06-16 19:38 

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Editorial: Beyond time to recalibrate criminal justice reform in Chicago...

To city and county officials who support criminal justice reform efforts that move toward decriminalization, more bond and electronic monitoring, it's beyond time to recalibrate. The city's future is at stake....

 2021-06-16 19:37 

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Letters: Our priority should be to strengthen public schools...

The editorial supporting the expansion of the Invest in Kids program ("Congrats, parents, on saving 'Invest in Kids' — for now," June 14) is way off the mark in its criticism of teachers (and others) who oppose subsidizing private sc...

 2021-06-16 19:28 

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Rick Hahn says it's too early to decide whether the Chicago White Sox will be buyers before the trade deadline: 'Is the squeeze going to be worth it?'...

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said it's still too early to say whether he'll wade in the shallow end of trade-deadline talks or dive in headfirst. The stress level for Hahn — with the Sox in first place as the deadline draws ne...

 2021-06-16 19:24 

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Quickly: Readers sound off on the issues of the day...

Quickly for Thursday, June 17...

 2021-06-16 19:11 

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Crown Point home demolition bid winner to be announced in July...

Last month, the board determined the building at 812 E. Monitor St. was unsafe, and Kutanovski said he had prepared an order signed by building administrator Joe Cash to authorize the city's building department and legal department to make a notificat...

 2021-06-16 19:09 

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Soundgarden members regain 'temporary' control of band's social media...

The bandmembers now have access to the band's official social media accounts and website, which Vicky Cornell has barred them from for the past few years....

 2021-06-16 19:08 

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'It's down to the wire.' Chicago area camp directors lament counselor shortage, worrying they'll welcome fewer campers....

Part of the issue is that the pandemic affected visas, and many camp counselors in the past have come from abroad....

 2021-06-16 19:05 

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Oak Lawn mayor, police chief see trailer bill as a slight win for law enforcement...

Mayor Terry Vorderer said he's heard Oak Lawn might lose 11 or 12 senior police officers should police lose liability protections that shield them from most lawsuits....

 2021-06-16 18:59 

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Oak Brook decides against fireworks show, despite commitments for donations to pay for it...

Despite getting commitments for donations to pay for it, Oak Brook has decided to not have a fireworks show over the Fourth of July weekend....

 2021-06-16 18:51 

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Op-ed: Let's honor DuSable by getting rid of the high-speed highway on the lake...

The real issue with Lake Shore Drive is more basic than its name — why do we have a high-speed, eight-lane highway next to the city's most valuable natural public asset —— Lake Michigan and its jeweled string of lakefront parks? In a...

 2021-06-16 18:48 

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A 24-year-old woman was killed in Oak Park in 1984. A new TV special calls on someone to solve the homicide....

Kathleen Lombardo's 1984 killing in Oak Park is the subject of a monthslong court battle and a new episode of the "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" series set to premiere Monday on HBO....

 2021-06-16 18:44 

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Column: What Joe Manchin knows that progressives don't...

Progressives who think they are at odds with Sen. Joe Manchin are really at odds with political reality, writes columnist Steve Chapman....

 2021-06-16 18:38 

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Ingleside brothers write and illustrate children's book; 'I think it's going to be a classic'...

"Cedar Creek Critters: From A-Z" was written by the two brothers during the time they were in quarantine due to the pandemic's state-mandated lockdown. The book is set to be released by Virginia-based publisher Mascot Books on July 13....

 2021-06-16 18:31 

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Meet Kristel Bell, the creator of STEM-focused Surprise Powerz Dolls...

Surprise Powerz Dolls speak 75+ phrases about the world of science, tech, engineering and math with real girls' voices....

 2021-06-16 18:19 

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This North Lawndale native opening a Culver's in Pullman wants to bring the chain to more Chicago neighborhoods. 'Get people working and it makes a difference.'...

A North Lawndale native who opened the first Chicago location for Culver's, a Wisconsin-based burger and frozen custard chain, in the Bronzeville neighborhood three years ago is opening another in Pullman this fall. He hopes his efforts to expand the ...

 2021-06-16 17:56 

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Northwest Indiana local scores for Thursday, June 17...

Get postseason schedules for high school sports in Northwest Indiana....

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