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Man Killed In Illinois Mall Shooting; Search Continues For Gunman
CHICAGO - Police in Orland Park are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man near the food court inside the Orland Square Mall on Monday night, Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mitchell said. Investigators don't know the motive for the shooting and
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Police Say Man Killed In Ill. Mall Shooting; Search Continues For Gunman
CHICAGO - Orland Park police were searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man near the food court inside the Orland Square Mall on Monday night, according to Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mitchell. A bystander also suffered a graze wound in the inc
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David Haugh: Bears Fans' View Of The Super Bowl Matchup Between The Rams And Patriots: What If?
After two teams qualified Sunday for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, two words immediately popped into the head of anyone who watched the Bears closely this season. What if? The words echo like the sound of a football clanking off the crossbar. What if t
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Paramedics At Risk From Violent Patients
For this story I'll call her Anna. It's not her real name but I've been acquainted with her Fox Valley, Ill., family for many years and can say for certain how proud her mother was when her only daughter decided to become a paramedic. She just loved
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R. Kelly And The Music Industry's Complicity
CHICAGO - When RCA Records dropped R. Kelly from its artist roster a few days ago, those outraged by the mounting allegations against the R&B star might justifiably have asked, "What took so long?" Kelly had been associated for decades with RCA Recor
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Editorial: The VA Solution: Expanding Medical Care Choices For Military Veterans
The motto of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." The nation has long accepted a responsibility to provide for the medical needs of men and women who have serv
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Exclusive: Eve Ewing Set To Take On Another Marvel Series
CHICAGO - It's only been a couple of months since Eve Ewing's writing prowess graced the cover of her first Marvel series, "Ironheart." And the masses are picking up what she's putting down. And part of the fun of watching Ewing do her thing is she's
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Manhunt Underway As Police Identify Suspected Gunman In Fatal Illinois Mall Shooting
Orland Park, Ill., police identified the suspected gunman they say shot and killed an 18-year-old Richton Park man inside Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. Police said that there is a manhunt underway for 19-year-old Jakharr Williams of University P
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Mitch Trubisky Replaces Rams' Jared Goff To Become 1st Bears Quarterback In Pro Bowl Since 1986
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will replace the Rams' Jared Goff in the Pro Bowl this week, the team announced Monday. Trubisky was 11-3 as a starter in the regular season, his second year in the NFL and first under coach Matt Nagy. He had a 95.4 p
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Cubs Feel 'Urgency' To Produce More Homegrown Pitching
The Cubs' recent failure to develop homegrown major-league pitchers has put the team on high alert as a veteran rotation consumes a large chunk of a stretched payroll. "It's a sense of urgency," Jason McLeod, the Cubs' senior vice president of player
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Full Speed Ahead For Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras: 'I Always Try Too Hard. That's Who I Am.'
CHICAGO - Willson Contreras knows only one way to prepare and he's not about to change his hair-on-fire style. "I always try too hard," the Cubs' excitable catcher said. "That's who I am. I'm not going to change that. That's how I made it to the big
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Balancing Act: Stop blaming Kirsten Gillibrand for Al Franken's resignation
She's a New York senator with a long record of advocating for survivors of sexual harassment and assault, particularly in the military, and a reputation as an ally for women, particularly with her Off the Sidelines campaign encouraging women into pol
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Revolution Brewing Released Last 2 Of 10 Barrel-aged Brews Friday — Here's How They Rate
CHICAGO - Revolution Brewing's wintertime barrel-aged releases have become a delectable, boozy marathon. We're at Mile 26. Rather than release its crop of barrel-aged beers on a single day, as do Cruz Blanca or Goose Island, Revolution has spread its
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Girl, 12, Dies After Snow Fort Collapses Near Church
CHICAGO - A 12-year-old girl who was playing in the snow with a friend died after a fort they had built by a suburban church collapsed on top of them Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The girl was playing with a 9-year-old girl near Rothem Church a
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Erykah Badu Booed At Chicago Concert After Commenting On R. Kelly
CHICAGO - Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu was booed by a Chicago crowd after bringing up R. Kelly at a night concert in his hometown, according to fans in attendance. A few songs into her show Saturday at the Aragon Ballroom, Badu took a break from her
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Patti Blagojevich 'Speechless' That Convicted Chicago Cop's Sentence Is Shorter Than Her Husband's — And Sends Up Flare To Trump On Social Media
CHICAGO - Patti Blagojevich compared on social media Friday the controversial sentencing of former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke with the lengthier prison sentence given to her husband, imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The for
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It Started When He Couldn't Grasp A Pen. Diagnosed With ALS At 37, Former Obama Staffer Hopes To Use Campaign Skills To Raise Funds For A Cure.
When Brian Wallach had trouble grasping a pen, he chalked it up to exhaustion. After all, he was the father of a year-old daughter, with another on the way. When his second daughter was in the hospital days after being born, his wife noticed he was c
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Eric Zorn: In Chicago's Police 'Code Of Silence' Case, Judge Bought Bogus Argument
Who knows why it took six weeks for Cook County Associate Judge Domenica Stephenson to write her ruling acquitting the three defendants in the police "code of silence" case. How long could it have taken her to transcribe and then paraphrase the closi
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Dahleen Glanton: The Tears Of Black Men Weren't Enough For Jason Van Dyke To Get The Sentence He Deserved
We rarely see a black man cry. Not in public, at least. On the witness stand, with an audience of strangers watching, an African-American man broke down in tears. He held his head down and wept out loud. It took many of us watching online by surprise
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Bulls Push The Pace To Halt A 10-game Losing Streak With A 104-88 Victory Against The Cavaliers
CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers and Knicks are the only NBA teams with fewer victories than the Bulls. The Cavaliers missed their first nine shots and didn't score for 4 minutes, 8 seconds in Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee. They played without
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Phil Rosenthal: Super Bowl-bound CBS Analyst Tony Romo Probably Predicted This Column Would Be Written
Yes, the Saints got hosed when officials missed the obvious pass interference by Nickell Robey-Coleman on third-and-10 at the Rams 13 with less than two minutes left in regulation. It's also a pity the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes never touched the ball i
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Editorial: MAGA-hatted Teens, A Native American And The Peril Of Instant Judgment
In an age of instant communication, quick responses usually take precedence over careful deliberation. Hot takes are valued; "cold takes" are not a thing. But truth can be a casualty when social media hordes leap to vent anger at bits of information
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Bulls Trade For Carmelo Anthony And Will Waive Him
CLEVELAND - Close to five years after pursuing him in free agency, the Bulls landed Carmelo Anthony. Just like then, he won't suit up for the Bulls. The Bulls will acquire Anthony from the Rockets once the league office reopens for business after the
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Paul Sullivan: Kris Bryant Kicks Off Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry With The Insult That Rocked St. Louis
Whether St. Louis is "boring," as Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant claimed the team's annual convention, is irrelevant. The flippant comment by Bryant ignited an avalanche of outrage in the home of the Cubs' longtime rivals, including over-the-top soci
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Jonathan Toews And Patrick Kane Team Up To Beat Capitals And Snap The Blackhawks' 5-game Skid
CHICAGO - For a little bit there it seemed the Blackhawks might have a laugher on their hands. Then the Capitals started to fight back and tried to wipe the smile off the Hawks' faces. Jonathan Toews wouldn't let that happen. The Hawks captain scored
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Kris Bryant Calls St. Louis 'So Boring' Before Cardinals Players Strike Back
CHICAGO - Circle the date: May 31. That's the first time in 2019 the Cubs visit St. Louis for a series against the archrival Cardinals. And Kris Bryant is sure to hear it from the Busch Stadium faithful. During a "Friday night with Ryan Dempster" sit
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New Bench Coach Mark Loretta Says Managing Cubs Isn't On His Radar
CHICAGO - When asked Saturday at the Cubs Convention if manager Joe Maddon would return next season, Cubs President Theo Epstein said: "I sure hope so." Maddon's contract expires after the 2019 season, and despite rampant speculation about a potentia
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Paul Sullivan: Theo Epstein And Joe Maddon Try To Bridge The Generation Gap: 'Every Player Is A Millennial'
CHICAGO - One of the keys to the Cubs' 2019 season, I learned at the team's annual convention this weekend, is for the Generation X president to get the baby boomer manager to communicate better with the millennials in the clubhouse. Team President T
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Bulls Need To Be On Guard As Zach LaVine's Frustration Grows, Kris Dunn's Swagger Swoons
There are so many issues with the Bulls these days that it's hard to know where to start. At least for this day, the focus lands on a broken backcourt. Zach LaVine is frustrated, Kris Dunn is struggling and old friend Cameron Payne is in Cleveland, w
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Former Chicago Cop Jason Van Dyke Gets Nearly 7 Years In Prison For Killing Of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO - Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 3/4 years in prison Friday for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, closing one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago h
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