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Oct 17, 2018

Barbara Kingsolver's ‘Unsheltered' artfully twins tales from past, present
BOOK REVIEW: Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing in her new novel "Unsheltered," pairing imagined tales from the past and present, creating art.

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Oct 17, 2018

Will legal marijuana get thousands of people banned from entering the U.S. from Canada?
The border rule is troubling many U.S. business owners who depend on Canadian customers to buy gas, groceries and clothing south of the border.

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Oct 17, 2018

Long lines form as Canada legalizes marijuana sales
Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it.

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Oct 17, 2018

Woman found dead with stab wound inside Gary home
A woman was found stabbed to death Tuesday night inside a home in northwest Indiana.

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Oct 17, 2018

Emanuel applauds aldermen who ‘took the tough votes' in final budget address
In his final budget address to the City Council, Emanuel asked his allies to take a bow for making the tough decisions.

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Oct 17, 2018

Hillary Clinton seemingly unharmed in car crash
The Secret Service vehicle she was riding in pulled into a parking garage, made a left turn and hit a concrete column.

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Oct 17, 2018

Smoke forces Melania Trump's plane back to military base
Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews.

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Oct 17, 2018

Will County sheriff's deputies shot while serving drug warrant in Joliet
Charges were filed against two Joliet men after a pair of Will County sheriff's deputies were shot while conducting a drug investigation Tuesday night

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Oct 17, 2018

2 films today at the Chicago International Film Festival
Sea travelers from Africa in "Styx," sexual awakening in Vietnam in "The Third Wife."

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Oct 17, 2018

‘R' is for retire
The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

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Oct 17, 2018

After 2016 hack, Illinois says election system secure
Illinois officials are assuring voters that their Nov. 6 tallies "will be securely counted."

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Oct 17, 2018

A monster-sized theatrical homage celebrates Mary Shelley's ‘Frankenstein'
Mary Shelley's iconic story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he creates is celebrating a 200th anniversary.

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Oct 17, 2018

Canada pardons prior convictions for pot possession under now-legal threshold
A Canadian federal official said the nation plans to pardon prior possession convictions under the now-legal 30-gram limit.

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Oct 17, 2018

Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Oct. 17
This political daybook from the newsroom of the Sun-Times offers a rundown of events featuring key players in the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 6.

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Oct 17, 2018

Curtain Call — ‘Hello, Dolly!' and more theater previews, openings Oct. 19-25
From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago-area stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Oct 17, 2018

26 hurt after CTA bus crashes into pole in Grand Crossing
Twenty-one of them were transported in hospitals in good condition. The other five declined treatment on the scene.

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Oct 17, 2018

Free and cheap weekend guide: Oct. 19-21
Celebrate Halloween early this weekend with pumpkin patches and parades.

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Oct 17, 2018

6 cases of Legionnaires' reported among Champaign-Urbana residents
The disease was potentially transmitted during wedding gatherings at the First Christian Church, 3601 S Staley Rd. in Champaign.

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Oct 17, 2018

No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M
The next drawing will be Friday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

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Oct 17, 2018

Chinook and Indiana DNR: Q & A with fisheries biologist Brian Breidert
An important Q & A on Chinook in southern Lake Michigan with Indiana's Lake Michigan fisheries biologist Brian Breidert.

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Oct 17, 2018

Dear Abby: Many of husband's Facebook friends were more than friends
Wife gets nervous when he "likes" the posts of his past sexual partners.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Grid: Exploring the Little Italy neighborhood
Take a visit to Little Italy's "restaurant row" with Ji Suk Yi where the stories behind the old-school restaurants are as good as the food!

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Oct 17, 2018

Man wrongfully accused by corrupt CPD cop sues city, alleging malice
His lawsuit said officers concocted a story that he was selling drugs inside a hallway and had jettisoned a bag filled with drugs down a trash chute.

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Oct 17, 2018

Tuesday shootings leave 4 wounded, none dead
The day's most recent reported gun violence left a 16-year-old girl wounded late afternoon in the West Chatham neighborhood.

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Oct 17, 2018

Person dead after being found with gunshot wound in Chatham: police
At 1:34 a.m., officers responded to an alert from the police department's ShotSpotter gunfire sensors and found a male lying face down.

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Oct 17, 2018

Police: 4 home burglaries reported in Roseland
Usually, the burglar, who was described in one case as a male, entered through a window.

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Oct 17, 2018

6 home burglaries reported in Chicago Lawn: police
The first burglary happened about 7:40 p.m. Oct. 5 in the 6400 block of South Kenneth Ave.

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Oct 17, 2018

Cops: 4 residential burglaries reported in Portage Park
In each incident, a burglar or burglars broke into an apartment or home through a rear door or window and stole property, police said.

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Oct 17, 2018

Horoscope for Oct. 17, 2018
Moon Alert We have the "all clear" today to shop and do business. The moon is in Aquarius. Aries (March 21-April 19) Remember to get more rest at this time because you need it. You will be involved with a female acquaintance or friend more than usual today. (One of you might want to assert […]

Chicago Sun-Times News
Oct 16, 2018

Boy, 14, reported missing from South Shore
Reginald Edwards was last seen Saturday near the 6800 block of South East End, according to an alert from Chicago police.

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Oct 16, 2018

A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners' is a triumph
The pilot begins three weeks after Roseanne's funeral, with the family still coming to grips with its loss.

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Oct 16, 2018

Can Pinterest succeed as the ‘un'-social network?
Pinterest has long shunned being labeled a social network.

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Oct 16, 2018

Mary Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after four days
"I regret that at the time I didn't better clarify my feelings," Bono said in a statement.

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Oct 16, 2018

Man shot while walking on West Side
The 24-year-old was walking about 12:50 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Chicago when he heard gunfire and realized he'd been struck in his knee.

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Oct 16, 2018

Black Panther icon Fred Hampton's boyhood home facing foreclosure
Hampton's son is trying to save the Maywood home before it goes up for auction next week.

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Oct 16, 2018

Mississippi grandmother charged with murder after toddler found in oven
The child was found inside a beige frame house in the north end of Shaw.

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Oct 16, 2018

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman
The woman woke up to find the driver "with his hand under her shirt touching the top of her breast," according to an unsealed criminal complaint.

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Oct 16, 2018

LaSalle County doctor gets 12 years for doling out opioids in exchange for sex
Dr. Constantino Perales admitted in a plea agreement to doling out opioids and other drugs to three addicts in exchange for sex.

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Oct 16, 2018

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll ‘likely' run in 2020
The 44-year-old Castro would join what is shaping up to be a crowded field of Democratic challengers.

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Oct 16, 2018

Man, 24, wounded in Skokie shooting
A 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in north suburban Skokie.

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Oct 16, 2018

US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs
The trade deal, worth tens of millions of dollars to American businesses, now is being threatened by Trump's metal tariffs.

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Oct 16, 2018

Democratic candidate for Illinois House in the 1st District: Aaron Ortiz
Aaron Ortiz is running uncontested in the Illinois House 1st District. Rep. Daniel J. Burke has held the seat since 1991.

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Oct 16, 2018

Illinois Senate 21st District Democratic nominee: Laura Ellman
The Sun-Times' candidate profile of Laura Ellman, the Democratic nominee for the lllinois Senate in the 21st District.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala
The group's numbers have snowballed since about 160 migrants departed Friday from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.

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Oct 16, 2018

Man, 38, shot on Southwest Side
At 3:23 p.m. Monday, the man was shot in his right shoulder in the 700 block of South Independence, according to Chicago police.

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Oct 16, 2018

There's football smart and football dumb, and Bears sure weren't smart Sunday
TELANDER: The Bears must realize how important little things are. Call it football wisdom. You just hope they get wise before they get old and hurt.

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Oct 16, 2018

Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana
At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day.

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Oct 16, 2018

J.B. Pritzker shatters record — pumped most wealth into any race in U.S. history
The $20 million that Pritzker pumped into his campaign on Sept. 25 put his self-financing total at $146,500,034.95, eclipsing Whitman's record.

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Oct 16, 2018

Illinois Senate 20th District Democratic candidate: Iris Martinez
The Sun-Times' candidate profile of Iris Martinez, the Democratic nominee for the 9th District in the Illinois Senate.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Oct 16, 2018

Trump says he's not to blame if Republicans loses House
Democrats are hopeful about their chances to recapture the House, while Republicans are confident they can hold the Senate.

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Oct 16, 2018

Feds up reward for kingpin ‘El Mencho' to $10M; get win in cartel cash case here
Jeff Sessions called El Mencho's cartel "one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations on the face of the Earth."

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Oct 16, 2018

Who is Amara Enyia?
Since Chance the Rapper endorsed Amara Enyia for mayor, she said it's been "nonstop" phone calls, campaign donations, that even her website crashed.

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Oct 16, 2018

16-year-old girl shot in West Chatham
A 16-year-old girl was shot Tuesday afternoon in the West Chatham neighborhood.

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Oct 16, 2018

EDITORIAL: What will it take to get 5-year-old Liam a good CPS nurse?
Because Liam's nursing care has been poor, Liam's mother goes to kindergarten with him — and on most days stays. CPS doesn't seem to get it.

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Oct 16, 2018

Police head challenges part of report on Starbucks arrests
Ross said "we believe the profound effect on what drives citizen and police contact lies in criminal conduct and victimization."

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Oct 16, 2018

‘Crotch Sniffin' Ale'? Breweries serving up nonalcoholic beer for dogs
"I'm not a crazy dog lady. I just really wanted to prolong my boy's life," said Megan Long, whose Rottweiler mix was having digestive problems.

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Oct 16, 2018

Fall trout, fall feeding patterns in Chicago fishing: Midwest Fishing Report
Fall trout season opens Saturday around Illinois and other fall patterns set up for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Oct 16, 2018

Fire at Wauconda library causes $50K in damage
Firefighters responded about 9:10 a.m. to the library at 801 N. Main St. and found light smoke coming from the roof.

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Oct 16, 2018

Man dies months after crashing SUV into tree in Wauconda Township
A north suburban man died Monday afternoon more than four months after he was critically injured in a crash in Wauconda.

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Oct 16, 2018

South Carolina police ambush suspect had estimated 129 guns in home
"It's chilling to see how this house was set up," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. "The officers had no chance whatsoever."

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Oct 16, 2018

Shiraz Rehman leaves Cubs to be assistant GM of Rangers
After spending the last seven seasons with the Cubs, Shiraz Rehman has been hired to be the assistant general manager of the Rangers.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump calls Fed his ‘biggest threat'
President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly.

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Oct 16, 2018

Seven dead, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment
The train derailed about halfway between Rabat and the town of Kenitra, near the city of Sale.

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Oct 16, 2018

First-and-10: Hiccup vs. Dolphins doesn't change anything for Bears' defense
The Bears were particularly unbowed by the poor performance, almost emphatic that the Dolphins loss didn't change a thing.

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Oct 16, 2018

Archdiocese releases names of ‘credibly' accused clergy
The archdiocese posted the list of priests on its website late Monday.

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Oct 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans
DNA tests are not typically used as evidence to determine tribal membership.

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Oct 16, 2018

Something to Crow about: Blackhawks' Corey Crawford on track for Thursday return
Enter — make that re-enter — Crawford. Will his presence re-establish the Hawks as a playoff contender? Will he become a workhorse No. 1 again?

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Oct 16, 2018

Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone
The scope of the storm's fury became clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘Free Solo' cameras track daredevil's risky 3,000-foot rock climb — with no rope
In addition to the preparation and the actual death-defying ascent, Alex Honnold says the filmmakers captured him "saying terrible things."

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Oct 16, 2018

Emanuel hopes to solidify financial legacy with feel-good final budget
The budget includes an array of investments in summer jobs, mentoring and nuts-and-bolts housekeeping services like rodent control and tree-trimming.

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Oct 16, 2018

Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family
Blake Fischer, a top Idaho wildlife official, and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia.

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Oct 16, 2018

Delayed Obama for-profit college fraud protection ordered into force
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had said the regulation, known as borrower defense, made discharging loans too easy and was unfair to taxpayers.

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Oct 16, 2018

Man charged with killing woman, 88, wounding another at Park Manor apartment
A man has been charged with a shooting that killed one member of his family and wounded another early Monday at a Park Manor neighborhood apartment.

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Oct 16, 2018

Dennis Hof, Nevada pimp who starred in HBO series, found dead
Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.

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Oct 16, 2018

COPA set to release video of Chicago cop shooting unarmed autistic man
The Chicago Police Department sergeant was off-duty when he shot the 18-year-old in the 10900 block of South Hermosa in August 2017.

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Oct 16, 2018

COPA set to release video of CPD officer shooting unarmed autistic man
The Chicago Police Department sergeant was off-duty when he shot the 18-year-old in the 10900 block of South Hermosa in August 2017.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘Pippin' takes on new dimensions in Mercury Theater's cabaret setting
"Pippin" is a circus of colored lights, fanciful costumes, steamy dances and the occasional backflip. Or so it at the Mercury Theater.

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Oct 16, 2018

Rashad Jennings says beer-throwing Patriots fan deserves Gillette Stadium ban
Rashad Jennings praised the Patriots' decision to ban the fan who dumped a beer on Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill during the Patriots' game.

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Oct 16, 2018

Kinky behavior by city workers fills inspector general's quarterly report
The transgressions include sexual misconduct, criminal theft, solicitation of bribes and misappropriation of funds, as well as time fraud.

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Oct 16, 2018

Inspector general's quarterly report filled with kinky behavior by city workers
The transgressions include sexual misconduct, criminal theft, solicitation of bribes and misappropriation of funds, as well as time fraud.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Oct 16, 2018

Illinois Senate 8th District Democratic candidate: Ram Villivalam
Ram Villivalam is running uncontested in the Illinois Senate 8th district, which covers parts of the North Side and Lincolnwood, Skokie and Niles.

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Oct 16, 2018

$28.5K reward offered for information on mail carrier missing from South Chicago
More than $28,000 in reward money is being offered for information about a letter carrier who has been missing for two weeks from South Chicago.

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Oct 16, 2018

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children.

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Oct 16, 2018

Obama Center advocates distort arguments against building in Jackson Park
The South Side can be the location for the Obama Presidential Center, and public parkland doesn't have to be confiscated in the process.

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Oct 16, 2018

Big-man Bobby Portis says staying with Bulls beyond this season in his ‘DNA'
Portis and his camp decided to walk away from a contract extension at the Monday deadline, but that doesn't mean he wants to be elsewhere next season.

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Oct 16, 2018

Steve Perry's love for music reignited amid heartache
His late girlfriend, Kellie Nash, is the reason why he released "Traces," his first album almost 25 years.

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Oct 16, 2018

WNBA star Kristi Toliver hired by Wizards as assistant coach
A former first-round pick by the Sky is making the move into NBA coaching.

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Oct 16, 2018

Illinois Senate 27th District Democratic nominee: Ann Gillespie
The Sun-Times' candidate profile of Ann Gillespie, the Democratic nominee for the 27th District in the Illinois Senate.

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Oct 16, 2018

Really big, really beautiful: Mushroom of the Week, waiting on venison side
Rob Fleming earns Mushroom of the Week honors with a big beautiful hen-of-the-woods; here is to the hope of a venison side.

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Oct 16, 2018

Wrigleyville bar hosts wake for legendary Taco Bell facing demolition
A local bar has taken it upon itself to host an event for patrons wanting to pay their final respects to the late-night eatery.

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Oct 16, 2018

Bears' Taylor Gabriel using speed to shine: ‘Mitch, if I'm one-on-one, throw it'
No Bears receiver has benefited so quickly from their chemistry with Mitch Trubisky. Taylor Gabriel caught five passes for a career-high 110 yards.

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Oct 16, 2018

No mention of Chicago in TripAdvisor's ‘best pizzerias' list
No Chicago pizzerias made TripAdvisors list of best pizza places in the country. But Chicago was named the second best pizza city in the U.S.

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Oct 16, 2018

Stocks jump, regaining some lost ground, on strong earnings
Technology companies are also rising after their recent slump, and the S&P 500 index is on track for its biggest gain since early April.

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Oct 16, 2018

Former Channahon gymnastics coach charged with sexually abusing student
A former coach at a southwest suburban Channahon gymnastics facility has been charged with sexually abusing a student.

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Oct 16, 2018

Lady Gaga engaged to Christian Carino, thanks fiance during speech
People magazine reported the Grammy winner and "A Star Is Born" actress began dating the 49-year-old talent agent in February 2017.

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Oct 16, 2018

Obesity surgery may lower risks of heart attacks, strokes in diabetics
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, mostly Type 2 where the body loses the ability to produce or use insulin to turn food into energy.

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Oct 16, 2018

Stop forcing people to battle their own government for access to public records
Government agencies and government lobbyists have once more undermined the Freedom of Information Act by demanding exemptions.

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Oct 16, 2018

Bulls name franchise's first jersey patch sponsor
The Bulls and Zenni Optical announced a five-year partnership that will make the eyewear company the first-ever patch sponsor for the franchise.

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Oct 16, 2018

Fight Illinois brain drain by preparing students for college, careers: report
Illinois had the sixth-worst ratio of student counselors to students of any state, a cause for concern for education advocacy group Stand for Children.

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Oct 16, 2018

J.B. Pritzker and Bruce Rauner still rich, tax returns show
Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife made $40 million in joint taxable income in 2017. J.B. Pritzker reported $34.4 million in taxable income last year.

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