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Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 21, 2019

Woman, 40, shot multiple times by attempted robber in West Garfield Park
After she refused to hang over her belongings, the male shot her several times in the legs, police said.

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Feb 21, 2019

1 shot in Chicago on Wednesday
Wednesday's only reported shooting left an 18-year-old man wounded.

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Feb 21, 2019

Shots fired during fight at West Chatham movie theater
Part of the crowd ran out the doors, with at least one person turning around to fire gunshots at the theater, CPD said.

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Feb 21, 2019

87-year-old driver plows into Mexican restaurant in Batavia
At 1:34 p.m. Wednesday. the man crashed his Toyota 4Runner into Pepe's Mexican Restaurant at 4 S. Van Buren St., police said.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 21, 2019

Just getting to games a major challenge for Mackinac Island basketball team
Travel to other high schools in Michigan's six-team Northern Lights League can take hours and be fraught with cancellations.

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Feb 21, 2019

Horoscope for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Moon Alert After 8:30 a.m. Chicago time, we have the "all clear" today to shop and do business. The moon is in Libra. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today your attention turns to your most personal relationships. These people will be much more important to you than usual. You might feel warmhearted to them or, by […]

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Blackhawks tied for wild-card spot after Patrick Kane drops Red Wings in OT
The Blackhawks pulled into a tie for the second wild-card spot with their win in Detroit tonight.

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Feb 20, 2019

18-year-old shot in Brainerd
At 10:02 p.m. Wednesday, the man was standing in the 1500 block of West 94th Street when he heard gunfire and realized he'd been struck in the arm.

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Feb 20, 2019

Robber claiming to have bomb hits bank branch in Gary
At 3:53 p.m. Wednesday, the robber struck the Chase Bank branch at 3680 Broadway, Gary police said.

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Feb 20, 2019

Woman, 47, charged in domestic-related stabbing on South Side
Linda Watkins-Dillon was fighting with a 47-year-old man about 4:10 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of East Oakwood when she stabbed him multiple times.

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Feb 20, 2019

Metra approves $71M contract to replace aging locomotives
Metra has approved a nearly $71 million contract to buy 15 locomotives and begin replacing the commuter rail agency's aging fleet.

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Feb 20, 2019

Gang member charged with delivering cocaine, ecstasy in Round Lake Heights
A documented gang member is facing felony charges for delivering cocaine and ecstasy after he was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday morning.

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Feb 20, 2019

Zion Williamson injury casts pall over Duke-UNC showdown
He walked off with a slight limp but under his own power, before heading back to the locker room with no shoes on his feet.

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Feb 20, 2019

Billionaire Ken Griffin doubles up on Bill Daley's campaign
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin gave Daley the latest 7-figure donation on Tuesday, eight days after his first $1 million contribution.

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Feb 20, 2019

Woman, 70, reported missing from Illinois Medical District found safe
Gwendolyn Pippens was last seen Monday near University of Illinois Hospital, which is located at 1740 W. Taylor St., according to Chicago police.

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Feb 20, 2019

Cubs don't plan to fix what ain't broke with mix-and-match leadoff formula
"Our leadoff numbers were actually very good throughout the league," Maddon said of a 10-man leadoff mix that led the National League in leadoff OBP.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

As Sox ponder what if, Padres gleeful about acquisition of Manny Machado
The buzz continued Wednesday as the Padres waited for the deal to finalize and Machado to arrive in the desert, which could come as early as Friday.

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Feb 20, 2019

Blackhawks notes: More twists in Corey Crawford mystery
Blackhawks notes on Corey Crawford, the struggling defense and some lineup changes against Detroit.

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Feb 20, 2019

The idea of tanking for Zion Williamson remains an afterthought for the Bulls
With the All-Star break now in the rear view mirror and just 24 games left, the Bulls seem to be pushing for wins now rather than the unknown later.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Freshman alderman and past rival battle over who is doing less for 18th Ward
Curtis is facing a rematch, not against Lane, but against Chuks Onyezia, who ran in 2015, but failed to make the run-off.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

California rapper Willie Bo was killed by police while sleeping in car
Family identified the man as Willie McCoy, 20, a local rapper known as Willie Bo.

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Feb 20, 2019

Man, 24, killed in single-vehicle crash in Carpentersville
The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on Route 31 near Gentle Breeze Terrace, according to a statement from the Kane County coroner's office.

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Feb 20, 2019

Chicagoan now a member of White Castle ‘Cravers' Hall of Fame
Noah Martin was honored in recognition of "his daily love of sliders and for all things White Castle."

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Feb 20, 2019

Investigation of celebrity's hate crime claim puts spotlight on unsolved murders
"When people look at the resources that police will spend to investigate something when it came to the Smollett case, they don't see justice."

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Feb 20, 2019

Chicago man dies 2 days after being shot in head in Gary
At 7:33 p.m. Sunday, 45-year-old Victor Grandberry was found shot in the head inside a vehicle in the 4000 block of Grant Street, police said.

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Feb 20, 2019

Charges filed in fatal shooting at ‘Tent City' homeless encampment in South Loop
George Arroyo, 57, was ordered held without bail on a charge of first-degree murder during a hearing Wednesday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building

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Feb 20, 2019

United Methodists braces for possible split over LGBT issues
Formed in a merger in 1968, the United Methodist Church claims about 12.6 million members worldwide, including nearly 7 million in the United States.

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Feb 20, 2019

Is Jessica Gutierrez ‘fresh voice' for ward — or beneficiary of ‘rigged' system?
Jessica Gutierrez, 31, portrays Reboyras as a machine politician who was too close to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

EDITORIAL: Don't bungle MWRD's plan for an independent inspector general
Taxpayers deserve to get an independent inspector general in place — pronto. The time for foot-dragging is over.

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Feb 20, 2019

Tom Rosenstiel thriller ‘The Good Lie' looks at D.C. aftermath of deadly attack
BOOK REVIEW: Tom Rosenstiel's second thriller takes on the murky politics around a deadly attack on a foreign diplomatic complex.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Smollett suspected of filing false police report: CPD
Three weeks after he reported being attacked in Streeterville, police have classified the "Empire" actor as a suspect in a criminal investigation.

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Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct, prosecutors say
The charge is a Class 4 felony and the "Empire" actor is expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

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Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett facing felony disorderly conduct charge
The charge is a Class 4 felony and the "Empire" actor is expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

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Feb 20, 2019

Prosecutors OK disorderly conduct charge against Jussie Smollett
The charge is a Class 4 felony and the "Empire" actor is expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

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Feb 20, 2019

Later the better for new White Sox reliever Alex Colome
White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he has multiple options in his bullpen to close games, but proven closer Alex Colome might be his best option.

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Feb 20, 2019

R. Kelly moves out of Near West Side studio: attorney
"R. Kelly can never be creative and do his job under these circumstances which leaves him no choice but to leave his building," his attorney said.

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Feb 20, 2019

Man fatally shot in Hammond, suspect arrested in Calumet City
An 18-year-old man was killed in a shooting Tuesday morning near the border between Hammond, Indiana, and south suburban Calumet City.

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Feb 20, 2019

Blackhawks to celebrate National Margarita Day with Jimmy Buffett-inspired night
In honor of National Margarita Day on Friday, the Hawks are hosting a Jimmy Buffett-themed event before the Hawks host the Colorado Avalanche.

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Feb 20, 2019

Student hit by vehicle near Downers Grove North High School
A teenage girl was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured while crossing the street Tuesday morning near Downers Grove North High School.

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Feb 20, 2019

Garcia joins aldermanic candidates to unveil plan to reform City Council
Their plan includes banning outside income "if it causes recusals or conflicts of interest with city business," and revising aldermanic prerogative.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

EDITORIAL: Demetrius Griffin and Chicago's cold-case murder problem
It's impossible to believe that no one has a clue that could solve the murder of Demetrius Griffin and hundreds of other cold-case murders in Chicago.

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Feb 20, 2019

Muslim group CAIR seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist
For years, the government had insisted that it does not generally share the watchlist with private entities.

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Feb 20, 2019

Quit Biden your time, Joe, and make up your mind
It's time for Biden to make the call: in or out?

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Feb 20, 2019

In HBO documentary, Michael Jackson is possibly a molester, definitely a weirdo
'Leaving Neverland' makes no claim of balance, focusing on two men who say the star abused them, and making a persuasive case.

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Feb 20, 2019

What's Cubs' right-hander Yu Darvish got left? Almost 80 mph, that's what
"I think my slider's actually better than Cole Hamels'," Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish said of his ability to throw left-handed.

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Feb 20, 2019

Be glad the White Sox didn't sign star Manny Machado
You can win with a roster of very talented players, none of them a superstar.

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Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett adds celeb attorney Mark Geragos to legal team
Geragos has most recently represented former NFL quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick.

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Feb 20, 2019

Jussie Smollett's lawyers meeting with prosecutors, police investigators
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett on Wednesday added a high-profile Los Angeles defense lawyer Mark Geragos to his legal team.

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Feb 20, 2019

Harvey Weinstein seeks speedy appeal of sex trafficking ruling
Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say nothing of value was exchanged between an actress and Weinstein in 2014 when she alleges he molested her.

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Feb 20, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow says she's not at fault in Utah skiing incident
In her counter claim, she is seeking "symbolic damages" of $1 plus costs for her lawyers fees.

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Feb 20, 2019

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000
The Galaxy Fold, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26.

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Feb 20, 2019

Police seek person of interest in fatal shooting of man, woman in Calumet Park
Police are looking to question a man in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife and son early Sunday in south suburban Calumet Park.

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Feb 20, 2019

Bob Mould sending out positive vibes amid plenty of ‘Sunshine'
The experiences of living in Berlin for two years helped inspire a brighter and more optimistic outlook when it came to Mould's music.

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Feb 20, 2019

Bears expected to release tight end Dion Sims: report
Sims had been set to make $6 million in the final year of a three-year deal he signed with the Bears in 2017.

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Feb 20, 2019

And the Oscar goes to: The 10 worst ‘best picture' winners of all time
Mediocre projects and the occasional head-scratcher do make their way into best picture from time to time - and some even win.

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Feb 20, 2019

Supreme Court strikes blow against states that impose excessive fees
Liberals and libertarians alike have groused for years about what they see as increasingly greedy governments.

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Feb 20, 2019

Congress gave the green light to presidents declaring phony national emergencies
Under a 1976 law, an emergency is whatever the president says it is. It need not be sudden, pressing, harmful or of limited duration.

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Feb 20, 2019

Kim Foxx sidesteps Smollett case over ‘familiarity with potential witnesses'
Records show that Kim Foxx, who recused herself from the Smollett investigation, has connections to at least one of the "Empire" actor's attorneys.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Lightfoot proposes small hotel tax hike to boost grants for Chicago artists
Lightfoot said she hasn't settled on a specific percentage of the hotel tax to devote to the arts, saying only it would be "modest" or "small."

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Feb 20, 2019

Lightfoot proposes small hotel tax program to boost grants for Chicago artists
Lightfoot said she hasn't settled on a specific percentage of the hotel tax to devote to the arts, saying only it would be "modest" or "small."

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Feb 20, 2019

Rise in white supremacy hits 20-year high, report finds
The most significant growth over the past two years has been in white nationalist organizations, up from 193 to 264.

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Feb 20, 2019

Please, please, Cubs, find room for supersized pitcher Mike Zagurski
We need this man. The Cubs need him. He could own Chicago, a city of guys just like him. Guys named Zagurski. Guys named Bronko Nagurski.

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Feb 20, 2019

You can retrace ‘Green Book' movie route in real-life treks
The Oscar-nominated movie "Green Book" has spurred interest in the real guidebook that helped black travelers navigate segregated America.

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Feb 20, 2019

Chasing rainbows on the Chicago lakefront: Ray Hinton earns Fish of the Week
Ray Hinton earns Fish of the Week honors for chasing and catching rainbows in the Chicago harbors.

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Feb 20, 2019

Pritzker vows ‘honest' budget, with big push for progressive income tax
Pritzker's budget includes revenue from big-picture items that still need approval, like legalizing marijuana and sports betting.

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Feb 20, 2019

READ: Text of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget address
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday delivered his 2019 budget address to the Illinois Legislature.

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Feb 20, 2019

Barack Obama shares Black History Month reading recommendations
"These works can help provide some essential context about the challenges many people of color face every day," wrote Obama in a Facebook post.

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Feb 20, 2019

‘Empire' will not cut Jussie Smollett role, studio says
Fox Television stated Jussie Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set."

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Feb 20, 2019

Bobby Portis still upset after Bulls ‘blindsided' him with trade 2 weeks ago
On Wednesday, Bobby Portis still seemed upset with the Bulls' decision to trade him.

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Feb 20, 2019

Lake County Jail inmate charged with trying to hire undercover cop as hitman
Ade Tramble, 45, was charged Tuesday with a felony count of solicitation of murder for hire, the Lake County sheriff's office said.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Met to hire all-black chorus for ‘Porgy and Bess,' per estate mandate
Performances of "Porgy and Bess," which premiered in 1935, are licensed by the Gershwin family, which specifies an all-black cast.

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Feb 20, 2019

Some Americans are facing tiny refunds or bigger bills this tax season
So far, according to IRS statistics, the average refund is down 8.7 percent from 2018 at this time, following the biggest tax law changes in decades.

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Feb 20, 2019

Mom, I asked, why do we collect depictions of people in blackface?
There were Tex Avery cartoons, where someone caught the wrong end of a stick of dynamite. There were pictures of black caricatures eating watermelon.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Cubs, White Sox spring training report: Time to move on from Manny Machado
Manny Machado picked the Padres' 10-year, $300 million offer which included a opt out after five years over the White Sox' offer.

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Feb 20, 2019

2 teens charged after crash on Dan Ryan in stolen vehicle
Charges were filed against two teenagers who allegedly fled from a traffic stop in a stolen car before crashing it Monday night on the Dan Ryan.

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Feb 20, 2019

White Sox players react to Manny Machado: ‘We're going to keep rolling'
GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox players have no ill feelings toward Manny Machado, who agreed Monday to a deal with the Padres over the Sox. It is what it is. Perhaps the most upset player in the Sox clubhouse was Machado's brother-in-law Yonder Alonso. "It would've been a dream come true to play with a […]

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Feb 20, 2019

Man wanted for sexually abusing 2 girls in Pilsen: police
Authorities are looking for a man who sexually abused two girls early Wednesday inside a Pilsen neighborhood apartment on the South Side.

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Feb 20, 2019

Man in custody after SWAT standoff in Park Manor, school lockdown lifted
A man was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a home for nearly three hours Wednesday morning in the Park Manor neighborhood.

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Feb 20, 2019

SWAT team responds to Park Manor barricade situation, nearby school on lockdown
The man then barricaded himself inside the home with the woman, police said. It was not immediately clear whether he was armed.

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Feb 20, 2019

US mining sites dump 50M gallons of fouled wastewater daily
That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.

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Feb 20, 2019

Government shutdown over, but food-stamp recipients will feel effect for awhile
State officials issued February SNAP benefits early, on Jan. 20. But those must last until March 1, and some haven't been able to stretch it that far.

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Feb 20, 2019

Government shutdown over, but food-stamp recipients will feel effects for awhile
State officials issued February SNAP benefits early, on Jan. 20. But those must last until March 1, and some haven't been able to stretch it that far.

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Zion Williamson fuels Super Bowl-like ticket prices for Duke-UNC
If you want to go into Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night, get ready to pay up like you're attending the Super Bowl.

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Feb 20, 2019

Steve Stricker named U.S. captain for 2020 Ryder Cup
Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain.

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Feb 20, 2019

Lisa Rinna's daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin reveals struggle with anorexia
"No matter how many deaths anorexia causes, no matter how much blindness, no matter how much hair loss, all I cared about was the skinniness."

Chicago Sun-Times News
Feb 20, 2019

Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups
The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, prompting concerns.

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Feb 20, 2019

Lady Gaga, Christian Carino call off engagement
The 32-year-old actress and singer went public with her engagement to Carino in October at Elle's Women in Hollywood event.

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Feb 20, 2019

Want to look like Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free
As the summit frenzy grips Hanoi, hairdresser Le Tuan Duong has joined in. He said Kim's hairstyle shows youth, while Trump's displays power.

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Feb 20, 2019

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit
Such an announcement could make history. But, if not done carefully, it could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington.

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Feb 20, 2019

Curtain Call: ‘Remember the Alamo,' and more previews, openings Feb. 22-28
From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago-area stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Grid: Hyde Park, a mix of intellect, culture and good eats
Hyde Park prides itself on its culture, intellectual reputation and for being Barack Obama's former hangout.

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Feb 20, 2019

Smollett gave police false information in 2007 case
A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007.

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Feb 20, 2019

Pheasant Fest: An approach to visiting the show and not being overwhelmed
A veteran attendee of Pheasant Fest gives some tips on approaching the show and not being overwhelmed.

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Feb 20, 2019

Dear Abby: Angry at mom, man shuts out his grandma too
The 90-year-old grandmother is heartbroken that she's been eliminated from his life for something she had nothing to do with.

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Feb 20, 2019

Fire engulfs vacant home in Back of the Yards
Fire ripped through an unoccupied house early Wednesday on the South Side.

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Feb 20, 2019

Illinois has done little to address addiction 6½ years into legal video gambling
Video gambling became legal in Illinois in 2012, but state still hasn't addressed addiction. 'The Bad Bet,' Part 2.

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Feb 20, 2019

Man crashes on Far South Side after fleeing Hammond police
The driver crashed in the 13000 block of South Indiana and was arrested, police said.

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Feb 20, 2019

Driver fleeing from Indiana crashes in Chicago
The driver crashed in the 13000 block of South Indiana and was arrested, police said.

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Feb 20, 2019

Driver crashes into Loop parking garage attendant
A 73-year-old woman was driving around the circular exit of the garage and bounced her car off a wall.

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Feb 20, 2019

Driver crashes into parking garage attendant downtown
A 73-year-old woman was driving around the circular exit of the garage and bounced her car off a wall.

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