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 2021-07-22 18:07 

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Chicago cop gets 15 months in federal prison in multimillion-dollar sports gambling ring tied to Casey Urlacher...

A Chicago police officer was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in federal prison for his role as a top bookie in a multimillion-dollar sports gambling ring....

 2021-07-22 18:07 

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads...

In the last two weeks, three Southeast Asian nations have now all surpassed India's peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave, fueled by the virulent delta variant, tightens its grip on the region....

 2021-07-22 18:00 

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Gary's last remaining Little League baseball team plays for state championship this weekend...

The last practice took place on a scorching hot day for the Calumet Region Baseball Senior League All-Star team, which is just a state tournament away from the Little League World Series....

 2021-07-22 17:59 

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Chicago man denied bail in May shooting that left woman critically injured...

A man was ordered held without bail in connection to a May shooting that left a woman critically injured after she was shot 10 times, officials said....

 2021-07-22 17:57 

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Elgin News Digest: Free concerts being held in Elgin and West Dundee; tickets on sale for Bowes Creek beer event; South Elgin tree program deadline...

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

 2021-07-22 17:44 

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US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native American schools...

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the c...

 2021-07-22 17:44 

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Hobart discusses stepping in to help township after complaints raised over trustee...

Township Trustee Thomas Silich was the subject of myriad complaints from employees, residents and some board members at a meeting earlier this month. Silich did not attend that meeting....

 2021-07-22 17:43 

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Column: 10 people to keep an eye on in Chicago this weekend, from Yermn Mercedes to Kris Bryant...

From Yermn Mercedes to Kris Bryant, 10 people Chicago is keeping an eye on this weekend, as the comeback summer continues without interruption....

 2021-07-22 17:43 

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Op-ed: A 'paper tiger' legislative watchdog isn't good enough....

One person in Illinois has the power to bring much-needed strength to the legislative inspector general's office: Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Yet Pritzker has refused to exercise that power....

 2021-07-22 17:40 

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Little Caesars debuts newest pizza with plant-based pepperoni...

Little Caesars, the Detroit-based national pizza chain, has just introduced a vegetarian-friendly pizza topped with plant-based pepperoni slices....

 2021-07-22 17:28 

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Table hockey enthusiasts skating into Homer Glen from all over the country and overseas for Chicago Open tourney...

Front Row Sports Bar in Homer Glen will host the 20th United States Table Hockey Association Chicago Open Friday and Saturday. Players from California, Michigan, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, and one the Czech Republic are sche...

 2021-07-22 17:15 

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Alderman seeks crackdown on Chicago pedicabs, citing 'illegal street curb parties' and 'chaos and mayhem'...

The law would ban pedicabs after 6 p.m. part of in River North....

 2021-07-22 17:14 

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

Quickly for Friday, July 23...

 2021-07-22 17:04 

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How they made the 'ridiculously silly' prosthetics in Netflix's new blind-dating show...

Netflix's new reality series "Sexy Beasts" asks singles to find romance while wearing fantastical, highly detailed prosthetics....

 2021-07-22 17:03 

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October trial date set for Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson in federal tax case...

A federal judge on Thursday set an Oct. 18 trial date for Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson, the grandson and nephew of two legendary Chicago mayors charged with tax-related counts stemming from the collapse of a clout-heavy bank....

 2021-07-22 16:59 

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Illinois recruit Caroline Barnes won't be the first kid in her family to play college volleyball. Three sisters preceded her. But the Benet graduate has done it her way....

Caroline Barnes, a 5-foot-11 libero, did not play high school volleyball. Instead, she chose to practice against boys during the high school season while playing club ball, first for Sports Performance and, for the past two seasons, for Adversity....

 2021-07-22 16:58 

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Column: Next up, Ava Nepkin. Junior outside hitter wants to see what she can do with full season for Lincoln-Way East. 'We can go to state.'...

After eight players graduated from an undefeated team, junior outside hitter Ava Nepkin will be welcoming the newcomers for Lincoln-Way East....

 2021-07-22 16:58 

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'I hit eighth in that lineup': St. John native Bobby Seymour becomes fourth player from Mount Carmel's state runner-up to get drafted...

Bobby Seymour, who starred in college for Wake Forest, was taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th round of the MLB draft....

 2021-07-22 16:56 

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New Illinois law will allow women to get birth control directly from pharmacists, without first visiting doctors...

Women in Illinois will soon be able to get hormonal birth control directly from pharmacists, without first visiting doctors, under a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker....

 2021-07-22 16:47 

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5 things to know about Zach LaVine and USA Basketball ahead of the Olympics, including the expanded role for the Chicago Bulls guard...

Zach LaVine should be cleared to practice with the U.S. men's basketball team Friday and be ready to play in the opener against France on Sunday....

 2021-07-22 16:40 

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Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade's end...

Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of sales by 2025 and sketching out a market scenario in which new car sales would "in essence" be fully electric by ...

 2021-07-22 16:33 

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US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low...

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy....

 2021-07-22 16:30 

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Outdoors column: Different, rare cicada lives in virgin prairie...

Folks began to realize that those cicadas emerged in just a couple of counties in central Illinois and nowhere near the Chicago region. We get our turn in 2024, and I can't wait....

 2021-07-22 16:30 

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Aurora looks at deals for new murals downtown...

The Aurora City Council is poised to approve deals that would bring two murals to downtown....

 2021-07-22 16:21 

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Naperville Police Beat...

Roundup of arrests and incidents reported by the Naperville Police Department....

 2021-07-22 15:19 

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Attorney General Merrick Garland to visit Chicago to support federal effort to combat gun violence...

A day after Chicago saw a series of mass shootings in a matter of hours, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was scheduled to appear in the city Thursday to meet with local police and community leaders....

 2021-07-22 15:14 

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What does Olympic competition sound like without fans? You can hear cicadas buzzing outside Tokyo Stadium. Welcome to the Quiet Games....

The Quiet Games have just begun at the Tokyo Olympics. With no fans, you can hear the cicadas buzzing outside Tokyo Stadium....

 2021-07-22 15:00 

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Speak Out reader opinion: Bezos shows he's out of touch after space flight...

Speak Out commenters offer their views....

 2021-07-22 14:55 

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Steppenwolf Theatre names two new artistic directors...

Glenn Davis, 40, and Audrey Francis, 42, will succeed Anna D. Shapiro, who announced her departure in May, effective at the end of August, and after six years in the high-visibility and inevitably contentious job....

 2021-07-22 14:52 

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Chicago's three Christopher Columbus statues: A brief history...

A history of Chicago's three statues of Christopher Columbus, which the city has removed during the summer of 2020....

 2021-07-22 14:37 

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Teen charged with attempted murder in connection with March shooting...

An 18-year-old is expected in bond court Thursday on an attempted first-degree murder charge stemming from a March shooting, Chicago police said....

 2021-07-22 14:32 

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Tokyo's new COVID-19 cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open...

Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games....

 2021-07-22 14:13 

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Merrick Garland's Chicago roots (interactive map)...

Get to know Merrick Garland's Chicago, and the places important in his early years....

 2021-07-22 12:32 

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Tokyo Olympics: 50 athletes to follow on social media...

With the Olympics starting Friday, athletes from around the world are in Tokyo, most of them restricted to training and their hotels because of virus protocols. Still, they are posting photos and videos of their travel and preparations for the Games....

 2021-07-22 12:20 

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How serious is Kris Bryant's ailment? 3 thoughts on the Chicago Cubs after their extra-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals....

The Chicago Cubs' 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals highlighted some of the concerns and issues for a team trying to get back to .500 as the trade deadline moves another day closer....

 2021-07-22 12:18 

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This day in history, July 22: President Abraham Lincoln presents to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation...

Almanacs are full of lists of global and national historic events. But "This Day in History" feature invites you to not just peruse a list, but to take a trip back in time to see how a significant event originally was reported in the Chicago Tribu...

 2021-07-22 12:00 

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Story of serial killer Dr. Thomas Neill Cream takes you on a grand, gruesome, historical journey, with his time in Chicago...

Dr. Thomas Neill Cream will hauntingly occupy a space in your nightmares after you read Dean Jobb's latest book about his life and crimes in "The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer."...

 2021-07-22 11:59 

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Daywatch: Civilian oversight for Chicago police wins final approval, what to know about masking as delta spreads and behind the scenes with 'Ted Lasso' co-creator...

Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day....

 2021-07-22 11:00 

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Tokyo Olympics: When, where and how to watch all the events — and which local athletes are competing...

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-22 10:57 

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At least 8 party bus riders shot on North Side, third shooting with more than 5 victims in 6 hours...

At least eight people were wounded, one of them critically, during a shooting near a party bus in Old Town Triangle, Chicago police said....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Review: Is 'Joe Bell' Mark Wahlberg's personal hate-crime atonement project?...

Nearly 20 years ago Mark Wahlberg passed on "Brokeback Mountain." Now, working with a script from the same writing team, he's starring in "Joe Bell," which feels like a tidy, encoded act of atonement....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Evanston proposes changes to parkway planting rules to dismay of some residents, who worry about impact on city's 'progressive mantra'...

The city of Evanston has proposed changes to the way it regulates planting on parkways, the city-owned strip of land between the curb and sidewalk, as it anticipates an increase in such landscaping by residents as a way to combat climate change....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Column: Lollapalooza feels like a COVID mistake waiting to happen...

As delta variant surges, Chicago's Lollapalooza is a mistake waiting to happen. And it will be a canary in a coal mine for the rest of the country....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Our guide to Lollapalooza 2021: What to expect, proof of COVID-19 vaccine and rules to enter...

From what to expect at the entrances to what bags are allowed. Plus, Lollapalooza's safety plan and anti-harassment policy....

 2021-07-22 10:00 

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Our guide to Lollapalooza 2021: The bands, don't-misses and music by day...

We've collected some of our favorite performers here in a day-by-day and stage-by-stage, plus some surprises....

 2021-07-22 05:05 

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Ask Amy: Mother wonders if daughter is too happy...

Dear Amy: My 31-year-old daughter is "happy with her size."...

 2021-07-22 04:44 

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Three accused of beating Aurora police officer following traffic stop now charged with attempted murder...

Three people accused of beating an Aurora police officer following a traffic stop last month are now facing attempted first-degree murder charges in connection with the incident, police and Kane County State's Attorney's Office officials said Wedn...

 2021-07-22 03:45 

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Chicago White Sox lose 7-2 to the Minnesota Twins as the teams split the 4-game series...

Dylan Cease allowed three runs in five innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 7-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field as the teams split the four-game series....

 2021-07-22 03:34 

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Olympic opening ceremony director is fired over a Holocaust joke he made in 1998...

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998....

 2021-07-22 03:08 

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Yermn Mercedes hints at stepping away from baseball in an Instagram post, while the Chicago White Sox say they 'have not received any official notification'...

Yermn Mercedes, the American League Rookie of the Month in April whom the Chicago White Sox optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on July 2, indicated he might be stepping away from baseball in an Instagram post Wednesday. "At this point in time, the White S...

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