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 2021-07-22 22:56 

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Niles-Maine Library board votes to restore staffing cuts and building hours after public protests, labor complaint; some cuts remain...

Following community protests and a union complaint filed with the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the Niles-Maine District Library Board voted to adopt a budget that includes no reductions to current staffing and restores building hours to pre-pandemic le...

 2021-07-22 22:53 

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CPS will require masks for all students and teachers inside schools, regardless of vaccination status...

CPS's plan diverged from many suburban districts that are making masks optional....

 2021-07-22 22:42 

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Western wildfires grow, but lower winds and better weather helps crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling fires in the west...

Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation's largest wildfire in southern Oregon while a Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West....

 2021-07-22 22:34 

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Violence overshadows memorial Mass for slain Haitian president...

Authorities warned of more violence ahead of slain President Jovenel Mose's funeral....

 2021-07-22 22:34 

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Barnes & Noble closing its Spring Hill Mall location in West Dundee...

Barnes & Nobel will close its West Dundee location in October, leaving the beleaguered Spring Hill Mall with another empty storefront....

 2021-07-22 22:30 

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Festa Italiana returns to Villa Cesare in Schererville...

After canceling the 2020 festival due to concerns regarding coronavirus, Villa Cesare Events & Banquets presents Festa Italiana in Schererville July 30-Aug 1 outdoors....

 2021-07-22 22:30 

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Calumet City police investigating shooting death of Hazel Crest teen...

Calumet City police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old Hazel Crest boy....

 2021-07-22 22:28 

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Rally held in Arlington Heights to protest new flag ordinance: 'We will not back down until [it] is revisited and revised'...

Dozens of demonstrators, including elected officials and civic leaders, gathered at Arlington Heights Village Hall to protest against a recent flag ordinance....

 2021-07-22 22:17 

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Man killed in shooting in Woodlawn...

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon at a business in Woodlawn....

 2021-07-22 22:09 

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Corrections and clarifications...

Corrections and clarifications for Friday, July 23....

 2021-07-22 22:01 

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Around the Southland: Midlothian principal lauded by archdiocese, STEAM Camps a success, new principal in Evergreen Park, and more...

Chicago State band, education programs get support; State Street closing Aug. 3 at Metra rail crossing; SWIFT donates to Orland Park senior center; Lockport gallery calls for artist entries; Vaccination clinic set at Southland College Prep; Free concerts ...

 2021-07-22 21:58 

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With mayor saying 'COVID-19 is not over,' Aurora continues push to get residents vaccinated...

Aurora and VNA Health Care are continuing mobile vaccination efforts against COVID-19, officials said....

 2021-07-22 21:54 

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City of Elgin waiting for Cook to respond to offer to buy building, giving hope demolition could be stopped...

The Cook publishing company has not responded to the city of Elgin's offer to buy it former headquarters, providing a glimmer of hope that David C. Cook building might yet be saved from demolition....

 2021-07-22 21:49 

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CBS 2 Chicago general manager out after six-month investigation into hostile culture at network-owned TV stations...

CBS 2 Chicago general manager Derek Dalton was ousted following a six-month investigation into an allegedly hostile organization and culture at CBS-owned TV stations....

 2021-07-22 21:47 

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The Spin: Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives in Chicago as city grapples with three mass shootings | City Council mulls sports betting at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, etc. | Ald. Patrick Daley ...

Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter....

 2021-07-22 21:42 

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US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra implores the unvaccinated to get shots...

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra delivered a stark warning Thursday about the coronavirus pandemic, imploring people to get the COVID-19 vaccine as he visited Las Vegas, a hot spot of rising infections, hospitalizations and deaths....

 2021-07-22 21:36 

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Geneva High School grad turned Olympian Kevin McDowell's parents say he never gave up while he battled cancer...

After he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011, Kevin McDowell worried that his Olympic dreams might never come true. McDowell is now part of the U.S. Olympic team competing in Tokyo....

 2021-07-22 21:32 

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Social Graces: How to address a friend who keeps bringing up your past...

Your friend won't stop bringing up things you did in the past in social settings and it's making you uncomfortable....

 2021-07-22 21:32 

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Watch live: Mayor Lightfoot, Supt. Brown hold news conference...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police Superintendent David Brown hold a news conference. Watch live here....

 2021-07-22 21:28 

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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger raised as possible addition to congressional panel on Jan. 6 insurrection...

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger's name raised as a possible addition to congressional panel looking into Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol...

 2021-07-22 21:26 

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Richton Park residents displaced after apartment fire, cause under investigation...

Residents of a building in Richton Park's Park Towers apartment complex were displaced after a fire Wednesday, the cause of which is under investigation...

 2021-07-22 21:26 

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A proposed LGBTQ center on Chicago's South Side garners community opinions, hopes and concerns...

A needs assessment of the South Side's LGBTQ community reveals hopes and concerns for a proposed new LGBTQ center....

 2021-07-22 21:19 

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Chicago woman's 'endless treasure hunt' gives thrown-out items a new home...

Kelly Pickering and her husband, Dan White, picked up the hobby of finding discarded treasures around the city. They keep, sell, donate and gift their findings to extend their life cycle and lessen the amount of perfectly good items ending up in a landfil...

 2021-07-22 21:13 

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Interviews finished for 'Making Spaces,' film taking closer look at last summer's protests in Elgin...

Filming has wrapped up on "Making Spaces," the Elgin-based documentary chronicling the post-George Floyd events that took place in the city last summer....

 2021-07-22 21:10 

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Lawyer in negligence lawsuit against Chicago Blackhawks says teammates 'bullied' player after news of his sexual assault allegations against Brad Aldrich...

The attorney handling two negligence lawsuits against the Chicago Blackhawks told the Tribune Thursday that one of her clients, a Hawks player in 2010, was bullied by teammates after he accused then-video coach Brad Aldrich of sexually assaulting him....

 2021-07-22 20:57 

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Kris Bryant (right hamstring fatigue) is not in the Chicago Cubs lineup for a 2nd consecutive game...

For the second straight game, Kris Bryant is not in the Chicago Cubs lineup....

 2021-07-22 20:47 

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Wicker Park Fest, demolition derby, immersive 3D art experience: Things to do in Chicago this weekend...

Things to do in Chicago July 23-25 include Wicker Park Fest, Chalk Howard Street, Taste of Lincoln Avenue, and more....

 2021-07-22 20:45 

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Fire causes damage to apartment in South Shore high-rise, officials say...

One child in "good condition" was transported out by the fire department as a "precautionary" measure, after wellness checks were made on neighbours....

 2021-07-22 20:21 

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Latino Healthy Brain Summit seeks to educate, lessen stigma, provide resources on Alzheimer's disease...

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America will host a free virtual Latino Healthy Brain Summit: Una Mejor Calidad de Vida (A Better Quality of Life) for Chicago area residents on Friday from noon to 4 p.m....

 2021-07-22 20:16 

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Vaccinations beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are also soaring, hospitals running out of space because of the delta variant...

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday, and hospitals are running out of space because of the delta variant, which is "spreading with incredible efficiency."...

 2021-07-22 20:14 

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Letters: Not sure about getting the vaccine? Long-haul COVID-19 damages brains, too....

There are many excellent reasons to get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines that are widely available....

 2021-07-22 19:53 

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McDonald's beefs up commitment to minority-owned suppliers...

McDonald's is pledging to increase purchases from diverse-owned suppliers, raising it to 25% of annual spending across the fast food chain by 2025....

 2021-07-22 19:45 

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Chicago Blackhawks' Stan Bowman says he'll cooperate with investigation into sexual assault allegations: 'I do not condone or tolerate harassment or assault of any type'...

Stan Bowman, the Chicago Blackhawks president of hockey operations and general manager, said Thursday that he'll "fully cooperate" with an independent investigation into players' 2010 sexual assault allegations against former video coach B...

 2021-07-22 19:44 

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Haze in the air in NWI part of Western U.S., Canadian fires: 'Both sets of wildfires are contributing'...

The particles won't affect the weather at all, but pilots will have visibility issues, Chicago-based National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Leatherwood said Thursday....

 2021-07-22 19:41 

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Mount Carmel graduate Nick Miketinac returns to St. John after eye-opening freshman season at Butler and finds new confidence pitching for Oilmen...

Nick Miketinac, a St. John native and 2020 Mount Carmel graduate, saw just how successful he could be during a July 6 start for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. The 6-foot-1 right-hander threw the first five innings of the team's seven-inning no-hitter....

 2021-07-22 19:36 

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Jail warden home, recovering after July 14 collapse...

Martinez said Zenk, 65, was released from the hospital Thursday where he was transported after falling during the council meeting July 14....

 2021-07-22 19:35 

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Column: 'Catch and release' of Orland Park retail theft suspect highlights serious concern in suburbs...

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau praised police and criticized Cook County prosecutors when asked about a recent Police Department Facebook post that seemed to make light of a woman arrested on suspicion of retail theft while on electronic monitoring after b...

 2021-07-22 19:34 

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'I always try to push myself': Naperville North's Madeline Andelbradt takes on hurdles, high jump in seeking ultimate goal. The pentathlon....

Naperville North's Madeline Andelbradt, a Wheaton St. Francis transfer, is one of the most versatile athletes in the state....

 2021-07-22 19:29 

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Attorney General Merrick Garland says he hopes the Senate will confirm ATF leader to help front the federal effort against gun violence...

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he hoped the Senate would confirm the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to help front the federal effort against gun violence....

 2021-07-22 19:23 

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Attorneys: Dismissal exonerates mentally ill man in killing...

On Wednesday, two days after a judge dismissed the case against Royer, his attorneys declared that his legal saga was finally over....

 2021-07-22 19:15 

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Work on Industrial Arts Building to begin after county fair ends...

At first officials thought repairs would be limited to the above ground tuckpointing but when the project was bid last year, an extra was included for anything that might be found....

 2021-07-22 19:05 

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Cleveland-Cliffs announces record quarterly income...

Cliffs' Chairman, President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves said the company also achieved all-time quarterly records in revenue and adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter....

 2021-07-22 19:03 

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Chicago police Superintendent David Brown's choice on merit promotions just his latest reversal of predecessor's policies...

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown's decision to revive a controversial promotional system within his department is the latest in a string of high-profile policies from his predecessors that he's reversed since becoming top cop more than a ...

 2021-07-22 18:55 

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Op-ed: Cuba's cry for liberty should not be ignored...

If President Biden is really concerned about Cuban demonstrators risking their lives for basic rights, he must engage with and proactively support them....

 2021-07-22 18:53 

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Naperville News Digest: Junior Tour de Naperville registration open for older children; Chuck Papanos park dedication to be held July 30...

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

 2021-07-22 18:51 

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Nancy Pelosi says Jan. 6 Capitol attack committee to move ahead despite Republicans vow to boycott the investigation...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection "will do the job it set out to do" despite Republicans' vow to boycott the probe....

 2021-07-22 18:46 

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The Chicago connection: Yorkville Christian's Jaden Schutt, who has more than 20 Division I scholarship offers, adds Duke to his list...

The powerhouse program became the most recent school to offer Jaden Schutt during the early July viewing period....

 2021-07-22 18:41 

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Offices divided? As workers return, some businesses will treat the unvaccinated differently...

As companies across the Chicago area welcome workers back to offices, they're often quietly labeling them as either vaccinated or unvaccinated, with different treatment for each group. It's a delicate issue — given many people's strong f...

 2021-07-22 18:35 

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Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building...

Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells. The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile device....

 2021-07-22 18:35 

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New assistant principal, dean of students named at West Aurora High School...

West Aurora School District has announced the appointment of two familiar educators to serve as assistant principal for student services and dean of students at West Aurora High School for the coming school year....

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