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The Latest: Chicago cop’s lawyer heralds ruling on sentence

A lawyer for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald says he’s “extremely pleased” with…

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Since Friday

Three people have been killed and at least 12 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. Friday night…

Wisch list: Irish eyes are smiling in Chicago this weekend

While Boston surely would stake its claim, Chicago is arguably the nation’s most Irish city. With more than 200,000 citizens…

Several Hospitalized After BB Gun Fired in North Side Starbucks: Cops

Several people were taken to the hospital after a “female offender” opened fire with a BB gun Wednesday in a…

After second crash and FAA advisory, Boeing says it will update 737 Max 8 flight control system

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing announced late Monday that it would update flight control systems on its 737 Max 8 commercial jetliners after…

R. Kelly Posts Bail After Being Sent Back for Unpaid Child Support

R. Kelly was bailed out of jail Saturday, the Cook County sheriff’s office said, after he was taken into custody…

Ex-Alderman Ed Vrdolyak Pleads Guilty in Alleged Settlement Scheme

Former Chicago Ald. Ed Vrdolyak has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a case in which authorities allege he secretly…

The Lori Lightfoot I Know Blindsided Mayor Emanuel With The Truth

Cook County Democratic Party boss Toni Preckwinkle exposed her mayoral campaign’s desperation by launching a weak attack on ballot rival…

Lyric Opera review: A startling update of Handel’s ‘Ariodante’

This has been a rough year for the stars at Lyric Opera. After opening as Violetta in “La Traviata,” soprano…

hicago’s next City Council: Sharks or sheep?

Here’s what we know: Chicago will have a new mayor in May, joined by at least eight new faces on…
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