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Editorial: Chicago Cops With Histories Of Lying, Making False Reports, Remain On The Force. Why?
If a police officer cannot be trusted, then there’s really no reason for that cop to remain on the force. That’s the thrust of a new report from the city’s primary watchdog revealing serious credibility fissures at the Chicago Police Department. The
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He Was A Chicago Cop For Three Decades. Now Peter Bella Is Capturing The City In Photos.
There are tough jobs and there are very tough jobs and then there is the job of being a Chicago cop. That’s what Peter Bella was for nearly 30 years, and that time shadows and informs the life and career he has now, which is a photographer whose firs
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Some Rural Communities In Illinois Are Pushing Back Against The Narrative That They’re Dying
CULLOM, Ill. — Hack Street isn’t exactly Michigan Avenue. The main thoroughfare of downstate Cullom — a town of around 600 about halfway between Bourbonnais and Bloomington — showcases cement geese hand-molded by the mayor and a market often staffed
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Commentary: Why Is The Defense Department Immune From Budget Cuts?
The only thing we can say for certain about ongoing budget talks between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is that neither man will walk away from the table completely satisfied. An agreement on the debt ceiling and future budgets
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s ‘Chain-Gang All-Stars’ Is One Of The Year’s Goriest Novels. It’s Also One Of The Best.
CHICAGO — In the first nine days that Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah was on tour this month for his novel, “Chain-Gang All-Stars,” 23 mass shootings occurred in this country. More than 30 people were killed. Many more were injured. That’s according to the
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Editorial: Social Media’s Grip On American Teens Is A Big Problem. Dr. Vivek Murthy Has Smart Answers
The age of “screenagers” has been upon us for some time now. Parents of teens know it well. How many times, Mom and Dad, have you smoldered at the sight of your adolescent mesmerized by their smartphone at the dinner table, or at a restaurant, or dur
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Commentary: I Received Restorative Justice From The Catholic Church After Surviving Clergy Abuse
I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Bringing justice to abuse survivors is a main goal of the attorney general’s efforts, and I certainly agree with that. I hope to add to that conversation by introducin
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Studies Show Illinois Most At Risk From Brain-damaging Lead In Water, But Florida Getting Bigger Cut Of $15 Billion EPA Fund To Replace Pipes
When it came time to split up the first batch of $15 billion Congress set aside last year to replace toxic lead pipes, Illinois officials had plenty of reasons to expect they would get the biggest share. Utility groups have long estimated the state l
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Commentary: When Will The Great Pandemic Novel Be Published?
The pandemic is officially over. By federal declaration, the public health emergency expired on May 11, capping a general sense that has been in the air for months. Yet COVID-19′s devastating effects are going nowhere. I recently attended a wedding w
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Mapping A Threat: Climate Change’s Deadly Summer Heat May Deepen Disparities In Chicago
CHICAGO -- Every year, Chicagoans relish the onset of “Summertime Chi,” when the frigid winter gives way to summer heat and outdoor spaces come alive with concerts and neighborhood festivals. But the rising temperatures that make Chicago more vibrant
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Bill To Allow Ill. Law Enforcement Drones At Parades And Other Events Passes, Despite Questions Over Personal Freedom
Almost a year after the mass shooting in Highland Park that left seven people dead and over 30 injured, Illinois lawmakers passed a bill that would allow law enforcement to operate a surveillance drone for security purposes during special events like
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Years After A Police SUV Rolled Over A 15-year-old Girl During George Floyd Protests, Chicago Police Footage Is Missing As A Civil Case Proceeds
As protests over the murder of George Floyd roiled the city on May 31, 2020, Astarte Washington, then 15, and her brother were trying to get from their grandmother’s house to their Roseland home on foot because the unrest had shut down the bus route.
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‘Truly A Remarkable Accomplishment’: Liam Hendriks’ Return Is An Inspiration For The Chicago White Sox
Kristi Hendriks knew before her husband, Liam, started chemotherapy that he would return to the pitching mound for the Chicago White Sox. “That was his saving grace,” Kristi said Monday. “He said: ‘I’m going to play again if it takes me four rounds,
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Shakeia Taylor: Women’s Basketball Is Having A Moment — And The WNBA Is Missing It By Delaying Expansion
CHICAGO — Chicago Sky center Elizabeth Williams delivered a block on Washington Mystics star Elena Delle Donne ith 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and the score tied 62-62, sending the crowd into a frenzy. The Sky, who had been down by as much as 16
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Lollipops You Can Hear, Doritos Jerky: 4 Top Trends At Sweets & Snacks Expo In Chicago
CHICAGO — Sweets & Snacks Expo is back, but the return is bittersweet. “It’s our last dance in Chicago,” said expo spokesman Chris Gindlesperger. Popularly known as the candy show, the trade event at McCormick Place is not open to the public. The exp
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Nina Metz: ‘Succession’ Series Finale: The Roys’ Desires And Anxieties Always Outweighed Critiques Of Their Influence
Pour one out for the Roy siblings, who take their leave of the TV landscape as unhappy and misguided as they were when “Succession” premiered on HBO in 2018. The show became an obsession for many, inviting audiences into an inner sanctum of lavish se
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Marcus Stroman Throws A 1-hit Shutout Vs. The Tampa Bay Rays. Can The Chicago Cubs Build Off It To Close A Dreadful May?
CHICAGO — Marcus Stroman threw his arms in the air and soaked in the cheers from the 38,163 fans at Wrigley Field. First baseman Matt Mervis’ unassisted final out of the Chicago Cubs’ 1-0 win Monday snapped a four-game losing streak on the arm of Str
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Founder Of Chicago’s ‘Goonie’ Gang Tells Federal Jury How It Morphed Into Violent Faction Responsible For At Least 10 Slayings
When 18-year-old Albert Vaughn Jr. was beaten to death with a baseball bat during a 2008 fight at a teen dance party in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, it sparked a tragic but familiar chain of events in a city long numbed by gang violence. At Vaug
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Latest Report On Clergy Sex Abuse Within Catholic Church Gives ‘Voice To Survivors’
The 11-year-old boy was an altar server at St. John Vianney in west suburban Northlake during the early 1960s, when a popular priest began inviting him out to dinner, drive-in movies and even sleepovers at the rectory. His parents were pleased. “Wher
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Migrant Crisis Puts More Pressure On Chicago Finances As State Budget Offers Less Than Sought
CHICAGO — Chicago will receive less migrant aid than city leaders had hoped for in the new state budget deal, a continuation of Springfield’s recent practice of awarding Chicago far below its funding requests for housing a growing population of asylu
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Eddie George’s Prolific Post-playing Career Makes Stop At Bears OTAs Through Diversity Coaching Fellowship
CHICAGO — Eddie George had no plans to coach football. The long hours turned off the former Tennessee Titans All-Pro running back. He loved having time to invest in his golf game. He was building his wealth management business and acting in movies, T
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Family Of Foxes Make Chicago’s Millennium Park Home
CHICAGO -- Below the towering skyscrapers lining Chicago’s Millennium Park, an unlikely group is holing up in a garden: A family of foxes. Several kits frolicked in Lurie Garden as their mother looked on Sunday night. They played on the walkway, groo
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Commentary: Politicians Must Be On Board Before More Long-distance Trains Roll
Ouch! Amtrak has been running the Capitol Limited with only four cars. That’s atrocious. When I took my family to Washington in 2001 the Capitol had a baggage car, two double-decked, 44-passenger Superliner sleeping cars, three 74-passenger Superline
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Commentary: High-speed Rail Can Curb America’s Summer Travel Woes
The summer travel season that gets underway Memorial Day weekend promises to be one of the most challenging ever. As transportation patterns return to pre-pandemic levels, millions of Americans will face the familiar miles-long traffic jams and labyr
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‘You Hurt My Feelings’ Review: Can A Marriage Survive An Overheard Insult? Julia Louis-Dreyfus Answers That In A Deft New Comedy
How much truth can a marriage withstand? That question provides the source of all the feelings in “You Hurt My Feelings,” the latest — a comedy of insecurity, buoyed by a Sunday kind of love, as the old song says — from writer-director Nicole Holofce
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Bears Get OK To Begin Teardowns Inside Arlington Racetrack Structures In Preparation For New Stadium
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears took another step toward a potential new stadium at the Arlington International Racecourse site when the village of Arlington Heights on Friday issued a permit for interior demolition of the grandstand, office and jockey b
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Cubs Avoid Being No-hit, But Little Else Goes Right In 9-0 Loss To Reds — Their 2nd Straight 9-run Defeat
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs offense has been as unpredictable as the spring temperatures the last few weeks, switching on and off with little notice. They continued the trend Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, getting no-hit until the eighth inning of
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Walgreens Laying Off 10% Of Corporate Workforce
Walgreens is eliminating 504 corporate jobs, representing about 10% of the retail pharmacy giant’s corporate workforce, the company confirmed late Thursday. The affected jobs are mostly at Walgreens’ Deerfield, Illinois, and Chicago offices. The role
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Commentary: Dick Durbin: Proposed Biden Rules Would Protect Students From Debt, Improve College Programs
As a first-generation college student, Victoria Vences enrolled in the criminal justice program at Westwood College in 2007 believing it would help her land a job as a probation officer or with the immigration service. After three years of juggling a
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Editorial: Attorney General’s Report On Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse Lays Out A Shameful Chapter In Illinois History
The Illinois attorney general’s gut-wrenching 696-page report on Catholic clergy child sex abuse in Illinois is illustrated, incongruously but perhaps necessarily, with aspirational images of the Prairie State: cornfields at sunrise, the shimmering
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