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 2021-09-23 22:45 

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As offices push back reopening, coffee shops, shoe repair businesses wait for their 9-to-5 regulars to return...

While foot traffic is returning to the Loop, 9-to-5-ers are still easing their way back in. Downtown businesses like coffee and shoe repair shops that depend on them anxiously await their return....

 2021-09-23 22:28 

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Boyfriend of slain woman Gabby Petito indicted for bank fraud, according to federal officials...

Federal officials say the boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross country trip with him, has been indicted for unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him in Florida swampland...

 2021-09-23 22:26 

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Aurora may do rehab work on nine bridges this year...

Aurora Public Works officials intend to do rehabilitation work on nine bridges in the city yet this year....

 2021-09-23 22:18 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute the Wildflowers travel from Alabama for La Porte debut...

The Wildflowers travel from Alabama to perform as part of the La Porte Civic Auditorium Event Series on Oct. 2....

 2021-09-23 22:11 

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US sets the stage for COVID-19 booster shots, as government advisers recommend booster doses for millions of older, vulnerable Americans...

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer's vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra ...

 2021-09-23 21:54 

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Pumpkins to be harvested Wednesday for South Elgin Pumpkin Patch Fest, which this year includes a pet costume parade...

South Elgin's annual Pumpkin Patch Fest is set for Oct. 2 at SEBA Park and will feature a pet costume parade, hay rides and a pumpkin carving and painting station, among other things....

 2021-09-23 21:51 

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Jonathan Toews returns to the ice on Day 1 of Chicago Blackhawks training camp 'feeling a lot better' — and says he had COVID-19 in addition to a stress condition...

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews returned to the ice with his teammates for the first day of training camp. Toews missed all of last season with what he was told is a stress condition and said he also had COVID-19....

 2021-09-23 21:49 

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Column: New Holy Angels Food Pantry leader 'a breath of fresh air' needed to grow this Aurora church ministry...

It's small but needed, says new Holy Angels Food Pantry Executive Director Christina Ignatius, who wants to provide more choice and more accessibility to a larger community of clients....

 2021-09-23 21:47 

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4 things we learned from the Chicago Bears, including Robert Quinn equaling his sack total from 2020 and how receivers are adjusting to Justin Fields as the starting QB...

The Chicago Bears continued preparation for the Cleveland Browns on Thursday coming off a much improved defensive effort in which Robert Quinn got as many sacks as he did all last season....

 2021-09-23 21:47 

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Park Ridge police, chaplains to highlight partnership during Faith & Blue weekend Oct. 8-9...

The partnership between police and the Park Ridge faith community will be the focal point of an event held for the first time in the city....

 2021-09-23 21:42 

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Annual veterans motorcycle ride returns to Wicker Park in Highland after year off...

North Township Trustee Adrian A. Santos will kick off the event at 11 a.m., followed by the keynote speaker, Major Gen. Omer "Clif" Tooley, Assistant Adjutant General with the Indiana National Guard....

 2021-09-23 21:34 

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Park Ridge's Central Parking Lot, next to library, closing for reconstruction...

Visitors to the Park Ridge Public Library and Uptown businesses will need to find other places to park through at least the end of the year as reconstruction of the city's Central Parking Lot begins....

 2021-09-23 21:33 

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Around the Southland: Shepard students help out, Metra police stop man from jumping, and more...

Orland Park library's 'READ' effort goes local; Roberts Park firefighters visit schoolchildren in Justice; Oak Lawn native's Mount St. Helens experience topic of talk; Farmers market set at Smith Crossing in Orland Park; Pours for Parks to...

 2021-09-23 21:22 

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Amid ongoing school bus driver shortage, thousands of CPS students still without regular transportation to school...

"We have not removed our foot off the gas" to deal with the busing problem, a CPS official said....

 2021-09-23 21:19 

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Letters: State's Attorney Foxx, Chief Judge Evans aren't the right leaders to deal with the violence epidemic...

The daily weekday shootings that kill and injure will spike again beginning at Friday evening, incurring another horrific toll this weekend....

 2021-09-23 21:17 

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City announces plans for live, in-person holiday traditions to return to Chicago this fall, from tree lighting to ice skating...

With lighter COVID-19 restrictions, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced holiday traditions will be returning to the city of Chicago....

 2021-09-23 21:14 

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Body found in Illinois River is identified as missing ISU student Jelani Day...

A body found floating in the Illinois River in LaSalle County has been identified as that of missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day, according to the Bloomington Police Department....

 2021-09-23 21:10 

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Shooting at Tennessee grocery store leaves one person dead and 12 others injured, shooter found dead...

A shooting at a Tennessee grocery store left one person dead and 12 others injured Thursday afternoon, and the shooter was subsequently found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store east of Memphis, authorities said....

 2021-09-23 21:01 

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Escape charge dropped in plea deal for man who allegedly used identity swap to walk out of Cook County Jail...

Man who sparked a weeklong manhunt after allegedly swapping identities with a fellow detainee so he could walk out of Cook County Jail pleaded guilty to two different charges Thursday as prosecutors dismissed escape case....

 2021-09-23 20:45 

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 2021-09-23 20:42 

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Op-ed: My breakthrough infection underscores how fortunate I am to be vaccinated. It could have been much worse....

I've gotten through COVID-19 relatively unscathed. As someone who is over 65, I realize how much worse it could have been if I hadn't been vaccinated....

 2021-09-23 20:22 

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Oak Brook Park District's annual Pink 5k Run returns with in-person, hybrid model...

The in-person run or walk starts at 8 a.m. near 1450 Forest Gate Road, but individuals can also complete the Pink 5k in their own neighborhood or a dedicated course in the park....

 2021-09-23 20:19 

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Column: Our democracy is in peril. 'History will judge what we do at this moment.'...

Many seem unaware how close we are to losing our 245-year-old democracy, judging from blas reaction to revelations in the new book, "Peril," by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, who obtained a six-point memo from Trump attorney John Eastm...

 2021-09-23 20:09 

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Chicago physicians criticize FDA decision, saying COVID-19 booster shots should be available to the general public...

Two Chicago physicians fear the Food and Drug Administration's plan for limited COVID-19 booster shots doesn't go far enough....

 2021-09-23 20:08 

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National Guard deployed to aid southern Indiana hospital...

"We got through the first wave of COVID and we think 'OK, we've gotten through this and bang! We get hit with the second one. It's hard to maintain that for a year and-a-half. People are getting tired," she told the News and Tribune....

 2021-09-23 20:07 

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Air Force Starlifter group to perform concert in Oswego Friday evening...

A World War II veteran as well as a long-time Fox Valley veterans advocate who passed away this summer will be honored Friday night as part of a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America's Starlifter group at Venue 1012, Oswego's new o...

 2021-09-23 20:03 

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Elgin News Digest: U-46 students do $1,200 in damage copying TikTok challenge; South Elgin dog park closed so upgrades can be made; Elgin's Izaak Walton chapter planning two anniversary projects...

Roundup of small news items for the Elgin area....

 2021-09-23 20:00 

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Editorial: Biden needs to start taking some tough questions...

President Joe Biden needs to open himself up to questions. There are plenty of legitimate ones....

 2021-09-23 19:59 

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Surfers converge on Lake Michigan as fall brings high winds and big waves: 'It's kind of a lifestyle.'...

As forecasters warned of life-threatening conditions and the possibility of beach erosion and lakefront flooding, surfers saw an opportunity to get out and have some fun....

 2021-09-23 19:49 

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Chargers vs. Chiefs odds, promo: Bet $20, win $205 if Mahomes completes a pass...

After a heartbreaking loss to the Ravens on Sunday Night Football, the Chiefs will try to rebound this weekend in a matchup against the Chargers....

 2021-09-23 19:49 

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily....

 2021-09-23 19:47 

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What does it mean for us to have a year with smiles hiding behind masks?...

In a split second, we see a face and interpret things about a person. What does it mean when masks hide smiles?...

 2021-09-23 19:46 

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Buccaneers vs. Rams odds, promo: Bet $20, win $205 if Brady completes a pass...

Week 3s NFL slate features a highly anticipated matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams....

 2021-09-23 19:45 

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Review: 'The World Goes 'Round' opens at Marriott Theatre with songs from Kander and Ebb — and a musical world we've long missed...

I miss the music: After 18 months of closure, the Marriott Theatre returns with a COVID adaptation of a Kander and Ebb revue....

 2021-09-23 19:43 

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Packers vs. 49ers odds, promo: Bet $20, win $205 if Rodgers completes a pass...

Aaron Rodgers returned to his MVP form in Week 2 against the Lions, but he and the Packers face a much more difficult matchup this weekend against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football....

 2021-09-23 19:43 

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Boeing to build military aircraft drones in Australian city...

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing has announced plans to build a new type of drone military aircraft in Australia....

 2021-09-23 19:24 

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Gary man charged in fatal East Chicago robbery...

While driving near the 4900 block of Olcott Avenue in East Chicago, the man heard a shot, then felt a gun pressed to the back of his head, charges state....

 2021-09-23 19:10 

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Robots are delivering food to UIC students, and they couldn't be cuter...

Starship's futuristic option proves to be speedy and efficient. And it's good for selfies with students: "It's like we released a fleet of puppies."...

 2021-09-23 19:00 

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

Quickly for Friday, Sept. 24...

 2021-09-23 18:38 

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Biden coming to Chicago to push his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for businesses...

President Joe Biden set to visit Chicago to highlight his vaccination mandate for businesses....

 2021-09-23 18:37 

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Requirement to obtain a federal REAL ID has been postponed until 2023. Here's what Illinois residents need to know....

The Oct. 1 deadline to show a REAL ID-compliant driver's license in order to fly out of the state has been extended to May 2023, due to the pandemic....

 2021-09-23 18:32 

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Zombies shamble into Plum Creek Nature Center to feed brains with emergency preparedness info...

"Zombies serve as a metaphor for disasters and emergencies. Both can sneak up on you."...

 2021-09-23 18:13 

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Masks now required in Porter County buildings...

The Porter County Commissioners masking policy states department heads can decide if masks are required within an office....

 2021-09-23 18:12 

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One for the Books: Did you know Nichols Library offers free coworking spaces, mentoring and education programs for new businesses?...

NaperLaunch at Nichols Library in Naperville not only offers free coworking space for new businesses but a variety of educational programs, advice and mentoring designed to provide the support new startups need....

 2021-09-23 17:58 

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In a brutal labor market, Target trims holiday hiring goals...

About 100,000 seasonal workers will be hired nationwide, the company said Thursday, about 30,000 less than last year....

 2021-09-23 17:49 

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Football notes: Senior center Connor Bock seizes the reins as Hobart gets ready for Andrean. 'Now I feel like it's my team.'...

In his third season starting, senior center Connor Bock has embraced a leadership role for Hobart....

 2021-09-23 17:43 

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Chicago Heights' Drama Group opens season with 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'...

The Drama Group returns to in-person shows in Chicago Heights with "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" Oct. 1-10....

 2021-09-23 17:41 

Chicago Tribune

Naperville City Council rejects appeal, says downtown CBD shop must comply with codes and remove green paint...

The owners of Kerwell Premium CBD House must replace the green paint on their store's facade and cover the brick with neutral stain or paint per the Naperville downtown design standards....

 2021-09-23 17:09 

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Football notes: Austin Layette, whose footwork got Deerfield out of trouble in Schaumburg, welcomes another shot at Vernon Hills...

Deerfield quarterback Austin Layette knows what's at stake on Friday. The Warriors haven't won the Central Suburban North title outright in a full season since 2011 and will play Vernon Hills (3-1), which prevailed in their most recent matchup ear...

 2021-09-23 17:06 

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Where to pregame, tailgate around Soldier Field ahead of the Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin game — and what to eat once you're inside...

Notre Dame and Wisconsin will face off at Soldier Field. If you're heading to the game, here's tips on tailgating, pregaming and food at the stadium....

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