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 2019-06-25 05:00 

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Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows...

Dear Amy: Five years ago, I entered a relationship with a woman I had dated in junior high school, way back in 1980. We met as friends, the relationship blossomed, and we were married about 20 months later. At the time we reconnected, my wife's daught...

 2019-06-25 02:25 

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Chicago real estate broker is finally featured on 'The Bachelorette' — but is it too late?...

Warning: Spoilers ahead Chicago real estate broker Dustin Kendrick probably knew he was going home on Monday's episode of "The Bachelorette" when he wasn't picked to go on a solo date with star Hannah Brown. Kendrick, who works in the @pro...

 2019-06-25 01:57 

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Cubs show their feisty side despite working through an uneven stretch...

President Theo Epstein acknowledged the Cubs have experienced a "flatter" period during the last five weeks, based on their 13-17 record and road struggles. "We're not playing quite as clean baseball, locked-in baseball, making more of tho...

 2019-06-25 01:15 

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Chicago police release hundreds of videos, documents on Jussie Smollett investigation...

On the night Jussie Smollett reported being the victim of a vicious hate crime, he stepped forward to greet police officers wearing a powerful symbol of the attack he said he suffered: a thin white rope looped around his neck, braided into a tangled noose...

 2019-06-25 01:11 

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Craig Kimbrel won't be pushed past 3 outs when he joins the Cubs...

Whether Craig Kimbrel joins the Cubs on Thursday at Wrigley Field or this weekend in Cincinnati, one aspect of his arrival will remain firm. Kimbrel initially won't be used for more than three outs. Joe Maddon realizes that it's been less than thr...

 2019-06-25 00:43 

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Review finds Archdiocese of Chicago needs stronger policies to report 'grooming' behavior that can lead to child abuse...

An independent review of Archdiocese of Chicago policies on child sexual abuse found that church officials needed to improve how they spot, report and discipline "boundary violations" and other behavior that could lead to abuse. The archdiocese an...

 2019-06-25 00:32 

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Cook County forest district poised to regain 400-acre Barrington Hills farm, but foreclosed owners hope hemp crop can bail them out...

One of the largest pieces of open land available in Cook County, a 400-acre horse farm in Barrington Hills, is expected to become a forest preserve again, after a court ruling granting foreclosure of the property. That is, unless a plan to grow cannabis o...

 2019-06-25 00:24 

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Blackhawks acquire defenseman Calvin de Haan and a prospect for Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg...

The Blackhawks added another veteran defenseman Monday, acquiring Calvin de Haan and prospect Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes for Anton Forsberg and Gustav Forsling. De Haan, 28, underwent shoulder surgery in May and is expected to be out four to six m...

 2019-06-24 23:06 

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White Sox rotation is in flux once again, but Rick Renteria won't commit to calling up Dylan Covey...

The White Sox dropped another underachieving starter Monday, designating Odrisamer Despaigne for assignment to make room for Jon Jay. Despaigne follows in the footsteps of Ervin Santana, who was released after three starts in April. Coincidentally, both w...

 2019-06-24 23:01 

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Chicago's Jewish community split over Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comparison of border detention to 'concentration camps'...

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted last week that the government "has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants," Rabbi Brant Rosen had no objection to her choice of words. "I thought it...

 2019-06-24 22:36 

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Bulls tout the strengths — and 'soul and spirit' — of draft picks Coby White and Daniel Gafford while also preaching patience...

The Bulls introduced first- and second-round picks Coby White and Daniel Gafford on Monday at the Advocate Center, touting their strengths while also preaching patience. The Bulls drafted the North Carolina point guard at No. 7 and the Arkansas center at ...

 2019-06-24 22:34 

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Big East votes to invite UConn to rejoin for basketball and other sports: AP source...

The presidents of the schools in the Big East voted Monday to extend an invitation to UConn to rejoin the conference for basketball and other sports. A person with firsthand knowledge confirmed that the schools' presidents voted by conference call Mon...

 2019-06-24 21:53 

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Why fund's annual return differs from your statement...

Q: My mutual fund statement shows that I've lost money over the past four years, but the results published by the fund company show annualized returns of more than 9% over three- and five-year periods. Why is my return different? A: Many investors sha...

 2019-06-24 21:36 

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Gov. Pritzker expected to sign bill into law Tuesday that would legalize marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected Tuesday to approve a plan to legalize marijuana in Illinois next year, marking a momentous shift in how the state treats drug use. The governor is set to sign into law a bill allowing the licensed growth, sales, possession a...

 2019-06-24 21:11 

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Bulls top pick Coby White shows reverence for fellow North Carolina product Michael Jordan: 'I was kind of scared'...

Coby White is the Bulls' first first-round pick from North Carolina since 1984. Michael Jordan worked out pretty well. White has met the Hall of Famer, whose statue sits inside the atrium of the arena where White will now work, only once. "All I d...

 2019-06-24 20:51 

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Baby added to Pilsen mural honoring Marlen Ochoa-Lopez...

A mural in Pilsen dedicated to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the 19-year-old pregnant woman killed in April, now includes a painting of her son. Baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, who died June 14, seven weeks after he was cut from his mother's womb , now joins his mot...

 2019-06-24 20:36 

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Van driver sought by police after woman killed in crash on Dan Ryan...

A woman was killed when the car she was driving was rear-ended by a van Monday morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway, according to Illinois State Police. Authorities had not yet identified the woman, believed to be in her 20s, who died in the crash about 9:4...

 2019-06-24 20:31 

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Cubs pitcher Jon Lester looks to continue his home success tonight vs. the Braves...

Jon Lester will attempt to add to his strong records at Wrigley Field and against the Braves in Monday night's game. Lester is 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA in eight starts this season at Wrigley, compared with a 2-3 record and 5.82 ERA in six road starts. Lest...

 2019-06-24 20:22 

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'Everything was about hockey': From Edmonton to Saskatoon to Chicago, Blackhawks top pick Kirby Dach never stopped thinking about the sport...

The frozen ponds of Canada are where many kids first lace up skates and establish NHL dreams. When the season turns and the ice briefly melts, hockey can take a bit of a back seat to summer pleasures. But only for a short while. During summers, Hilary and...

 2019-06-24 20:06 

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Lena Waithe's 'Queen & Slim' trailer sees Daniel Kaluuya find the Bonnie to his Clyde...

Lena Waithe's upcoming film, Universal Pictures' "Queen & Slim," begins like any modern-day love story -- until things take an ugly turn. "Get Out" star Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith play a couple out on a seemingly typical...

 2019-06-24 19:56 

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Commentary: 'Help somebody cross': A brief defense of Tyler Perry's role in the Black community...

Tyler Perry is a pillar of hope in the Black community. Many will fight me on that, arguing that he's actually harmful to Black people for a slew of reasons: that his productions play to the white gaze and are modern forms of minstrelsy, that he only ...

 2019-06-24 19:53 

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'The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe': Musical from last days of vaudeville is nothing but entertaining in Underscore's hands...

Underscore Theatre Company won a bushelful of raves for their original folk musical "Haymarket" last year. Their current offering moves away from social justice and labor unrest — or does it? In "The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe," the be...

 2019-06-24 19:42 

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White Sox activate Jon Jay from injured list, and he'll start tonight in Boston; Odrisamer Despaigne designated for assignment...

The White Sox activated outfielder Jon Jay from the injured list Monday before the opener of their three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jay, who will start in right field Monday night and bat sixth, had been on a rehab assignment at Tripl...

 2019-06-24 19:31 

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Chicago aldermen convicted of corruption...

Thirty Chicago aldermen have been convicted of crimes related to official duties since 1972. Several others were convicted of crimes after leaving the City Council....

 2019-06-24 19:13 

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FDA approves Vyleesi, a new 'Female Viagra.' What issues can it actually solve?...

Pop culturally, female sexual desire is treated as the holy grail: oft-sought, oft-imitated, oft-worshipped and oft-misunderstood. But outside of Hollywood writers' rooms, the holy grail does not always worship back. On Friday, the Food and Drug Admin...

 2019-06-24 19:06 

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Dirty Root brings customizable, nutrient-dense bowls to West Loop, plus more restaurant news...

Two lawyers and one Chicago restaurant veteran team up for your next lunch spot....

 2019-06-24 18:58 

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Felling old oaks riles Park Ridge neighbors...

At the corner of busy Busse Highway and Shibley Avenue in Park Ridge, several ducks swim in a patch of standing water near a stand of tall oak trees and signs reading "No Trespassing" and "Danger." Since the block-long property at 819 Buss...

 2019-06-24 18:30 

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A tornado hit South Bend Sunday, damaging buildings and knocking down trees, weather service confirms...

Severe weather in northern Indiana spawned a tornado in South Bend that damaged buildings and knocked down trees and power lines Sunday. The National Weather Service received reports of a possible tornado as part of storms Sunday night, and confirmed Mond...

 2019-06-24 18:28 

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Megan Rapinoe scores 2 penalties to help U.S. advance to the World Cup quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory against Spain...

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday. Rapinoe's first came in the seventh minute to t...

 2019-06-24 17:56 

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Federal jury begins deliberating in trial of accused U. of I. killer Brendt Christensen...

The case of Brendt Christensen, accused of kidnapping, torturing and murdering Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang in Champaign-Urbana in 2017, was turned over to a federal jury on Monday for deliberations. Christensen's attorneys admitted in their opening...

 2019-06-24 17:49 

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New Trump executive order calls for hospitals to disclose actual prices...

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to keep costs down, administration officials said. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar tol...

 2019-06-24 16:42 

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If the Mets' Mickey Callaway can't handle reporters, he can't handle being a major-league manager...

Javier Baez didn't just hit a game-winning three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Mets at Wrigley Field on Sunday, he hit a raw nerve. That nerve belonged to Mickey Callaway, who was and may still be Mets manager even after blowing up at ...

 2019-06-24 16:30 

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Jay Inslee: End government partnership with fossil fuels...

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is proposing a clean break between the federal government and the fossil fuel industry. That would involve everything from ending tax breaks for oil companies to banning all drilling and extraction on federal l...

 2019-06-24 16:11 

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In 'Something Clean,' parents try to atone for their son's sex crime...

Every loving parent has worried about their kid doing something terrible. Not something awful happening to their child — that's a whole other nightmare — but the kid perpetrating some monstrosity on society. Committing a violent crime, say...

 2019-06-24 16:07 

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Lake Forest, Lake Bluff officials proceed with caution while preparing for recreational marijuana in Illinois...

Officials in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff already are preparing for the start of recreational marijuana in Illinois, even though Gov. J.B. Pritzker has yet to sign a bill that legalizes the widespread use of the drug. But with Pritzker signaling his support...

 2019-06-24 15:36 

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U.S. Supreme Court will hear case over the demise of health insurer Land of Lincoln...

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case related to the demise of Land of Lincoln health insurance. The case centers on whether the federal government was wrong not to make certain payments to the plan. Nearly 50,000 Illinois residents were lef...

 2019-06-24 14:31 

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5 things to know about the Oak Park model cast on the new season of 'Big Brother'...

Oak Park resident Jessica Milagros, a self-described plus-size model, is one of 16 contestants on Season 21 of "Big Brother," which is scheduled to premiere at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The CBS series follows the contestant drama in a house outfitted with 9...

 2019-06-24 14:30 

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'Son of a biscuit!' Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood lets his humor — and frustration — show on the golf course...

While interviewing to become Oklahoma State's basketball coach in 2016, Brad Underwood was presented with this scenario: You're 250 yards from the pin. It's all carry with water short of the green. Are you laying up or going for it? Going for ...

 2019-06-24 14:27 

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Man broke into woman's Northwest Side home, tried to assault her, cops say...

Chicago police are asking for help identifying a man or boy who they say broke into a woman's Irving Park home and tried to sexually assault her hours after she saw him at a grocery store. The man entered the 32-year-old woman's home on the 3700 b...

 2019-06-24 13:15 

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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry...

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perr...

 2019-06-24 13:04 

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Exclusive: Former Grace partners Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser reveal their next project: Ever, opening Spring 2020...

Duffy and the Muse are back. Chef Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser, who presided over three-Michelin-star Grace restaurant before departing in a bitter partnership dispute , and who were locked out of the Chicago market for more than 18 months by a non-comp...

 2019-06-24 12:33 

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Alex Rodriguez wants to be better in the ESPN baseball booth: 'I think the flow between all of us is improving'...

Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees. He is having the same type of learning curve as a game analyst. Rodriguez said he is happy with the improvements he has made...

 2019-06-24 12:32 

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Want to know what it's like inside an Illinois marijuana dispensary? Take a look....

When marijuana dispensaries open their doors to recreational customers on Jan. 1, there won't be jars of buds lined up on shelves or rolled joints under glass countertops. Instead, shopping at a dispensary likely will be a cross between a trip to the ...

 2019-06-24 12:23 

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Daywatch: O'Hare 'people mover' delays, strange twists in Jussie Smollett case and other things to know to start your day...

The bizarre Jussie Smollett case takes yet another strange twist The prosecution of Jussie Smollett — a small-time felony case that has grown only more bizarre seemingly with each passing week — may have taken its strangest twist yet on Friday...

 2019-06-24 12:08 

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4 takeaways from the Cubs-Mets series, including Javier Baez's big moment, Anthony Rizzo's odd run and Cole Hamels' 'shocking' single...

The sad story was halfway written: The Cubs lose their third straight game to the mediocre Mets. ... They fall to 4-9 since sweeping the Cardinals. ... Anthony Rizzo needs a refresher course on baserunning ... And then Javy happened. Javier Baez rocked a ...

 2019-06-24 12:00 

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Rather than voting Cubs into the All-Star Game, maybe it's best that fans give them a break...

Seven Cubs are in the running for National League starting slots when the online polls open for fans Wednesday: Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. It's an honor to be nominat...

 2019-06-24 11:00 

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Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 74, Robbie Gould...

Robbie Gould went from a construction crew to the Super Bowl in a little over a year. He developed a knack for clutch kicks and negotiating the brutal winds at Soldier Field, and he left the Bears after 11 years as the team's all-time leading scorer. ...

 2019-06-24 10:00 

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DCFS investigator under review in AJ Freund case faced prior discipline, sits on McHenry County Board...

The last child welfare investigator who made contact with Andrew "AJ" Freund before the young Crystal Lake boy was allegedly killed by his parents is a local elected official with a history of workplace complaints and a recent suspension, accordin...

 2019-06-24 10:00 

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Ex-Ald. Willie Cochran set to be sentenced Monday for misusing ward charitable fund...

Another convicted Chicago alderman could be headed to prison Monday. Former Ald. Willie Cochran is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso for using a ward charity fund like his personal piggy bank, including to pay for gambling trip...

 2019-06-24 07:00 

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Investing: What to know about investing in real estate investment trusts...

Real estate investment trusts attract investors seeking to earn a higher yield on their money. But before you invest, here's what you need to know: You can invest in two types of REITs. There are those that invest in property and those that invest in ...

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