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Longtime Metropolitan Water Reclamation District President Terrence O’Brien, who once ran for Cook County Board president, dead at 64

A Chicago native, Terrence O’Brien dedicated a third of his life to working on improving the region’s water environment, serving on the board of commissioners 24 years, including 16 as president.

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Far fewer students, classrooms without teachers and learning on laptops: how many Chicago schools will look starting Monday

To many of the 37,000 K-5 students returning to schools for the first time in a year, things will be far from routine.

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New no cash bail law provides hope for those in Chicago who’ve been unable to pay

The cash bail system will be eliminated by 2023, and advocates who have pushed for the change say they will be watching for its implementation.

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Homeless ‘L’ riders get Night Ministry care

Chicago’s last defense for the destitute runs two outreach centers in CTA ‘L’ terminals.

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Pandemic makes obvious another great health threat to African Americans: obesity

We don’t want to talk about it, but COVID has put the overweight and obese, particularly Black people, at much higher risk.

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Peoples Gas program socks Chicagoans with unnecessarily high bills

It’s time to slow down an "accelerated" gas pipeline replacement effort that is pushing up bills.

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Homeless ‘L’ riders get Night Ministry care

Chicago’s last defense for the destitute runs two outreach centers in CTA ‘L’ terminals.

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Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly: Vote on Wednesday

The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way.

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Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly: Vote on Wednesday

The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way.

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Patrick Kane scores 400th career goal as Blackhawks rout Red Wings

Kane’s goal, one of five in the third period en route to a 7-2 victory, made him the fourth Hawk to hit the milestone.

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Man tries to rob drive-thru windows on West, Southwest sides: police

The attempted robberies happened between 12:30 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. Feb. 13 in the 4700 block of South Cicero Avenue, the 5600 block of West Roosevelt Road and the 2600 block of South Kedzie Avenue, police said.

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Carjackings drop in February, but shootings and murders remain high: police

Carjackings dropped by nearly half in February compared to the last month, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.

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Lake County, IN, coroner searching for family of deceased 73-year-old Hammond man

The man has been "tentatively identified" as Lawrence Canady, 73, the coroner’s office said. He lived in the 700 block of State Street.

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2 charged with fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy in Marquette Park

Police said Jesus Moro, 21, and Sergio Rodriguez, 20, beat up Julian Castillo at an apartment in the 6300 block of South Richmond Street and fired shots at him as he tried to flee down the street.

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Horoscope for Monday, March 1, 2021

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Irv Cross, NFL player, pioneer Black analyst, Northwestern alum dies at 81

Cross, the former NFL defensive back who became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television, died Sunday.

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After years of comparisons, Kyle Hendricks and Zach Davies hope to thrive together in Cubs’ rotation

Kyle Hendricks and Zach Davies have been compared to each other for years; now they’ll get the chance to pitch on the same staff.

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Biden White House makes it official: John Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor

"In very limited exceptions, including the Northern District of Illinois, the administration has opted not to seek new candidates for U.S. Attorney positions at this time," a White House official said Sunday.

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Trump attacks Kinzinger, other Republicans who backed impeachment in CPAC speech

"I’m not surprised by anything he said. I expected to be called out by name. I’m surprised it’s taken this long," said Kinzinger.

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Patrick Kane scores 400th career goal as Blackhawks rout Red Wings

Kane’s goal, one of five in the third period en route to a 7-2 victory, made him the fourth Hawk to hit the milestone.

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Golden Globes: Jokes, awards on point, but show is all over the place

Tina Fey here, Amy Poehler there and nominees everywhere as the HFPA takes some heat and promises to clean up its act.

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Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly: Vote on Wednesday

The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 high school basketball rankings for Feb. 28, 2021

Corliss, Hersey and unbeaten Richards join the rankings.

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Jed Hoyer glad players receptive to idea of staying with Cubs for long term

"I think that’s great that they feel that way about this place," Cubs president Jed Hoyer said Sunday. "It’d be disappointing after this much time with these players if they felt otherwise."

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As Chicagoans face ‘serious problems’ with mail delivery, Durbin urges Trump-appointed postmaster general to ‘step aside’

"The leadership of the U.S. Post Office must be held accountable for the fact that it continues a downward spiral into chaos, mismanagement and dysfunction," Ald. Brian Hopkins said during a news conference Sunday alongside Durbin.

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Tony La Russa still playing to win, even in games that don’t count

La Russa’s White Sox fell to the Brewers in his first game as a manager since 2011.

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A very different Golden Globes show tonight as show reacts to pandemic, questions about its membership

Voting group vows bring in black members; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host from opposite coasts

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Engel homers in White Sox’ Cactus League opening loss

Outfielder’s homer provides only offense for White Sox

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Teen boy shot in Washington Heights

About 3:20 p.m., he was on the sidewalk in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Avenue, when he heard shots and felt a pain.

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Coronavirus live blog Feb. 28, 2021: More than 2.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois

Here’s Sunday’s news on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois.

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This You Gotta See: Three straight games against the champs? Lots of luck, Blackhawks

March is the roughest, toughest, call-your-bluffest month on the Hawks’ schedule. It includes five games against the mighty Lightning.

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Another 79,000 coronavirus vaccines administered as Illinois’ pandemic death toll surpasses 20,500

In total, more than 2.7 million vaccine doses have been administered in Illinois.

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Blackhawks notebook: Hawks rank 27th in faceoff percentage, but does it matter?

Plus, the Hawks’ Reverse Retro sweaters finally debut and Collin Delia struggles in his AHL start.

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Person fatally shot in Austin: police

About 11:10 a.m., a male was in the 1400 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the head, police said.

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White Sox’ bullpen shaping up as one of baseball’s best

The addition of Liam Hendriks to the back end of a group of young power arms raises the bar for Sox relievers.

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Peoples Gas program socks Chicagoans with unnecessarily high bills

It’s time to slow down an "accelerated" gas pipeline replacement effort that is pushing up bills.

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Bulls’ game Sunday called off because of Raptors’ ongoing virus issues

The Bulls have now had four games postponed this season. And with a cluttered second-half schedule that was already going to be a test, it’s only getting uglier to deal with.

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Man, 84, missing from Lincoln Square located

Police cancelled a missing person alert about 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Teen charged with carjacking delivery driver in West Town

The teen allegedly kicked and pushed the man out of the vehicle before driving off, dragging the man a short distance, police said.

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Biden team looks beyond $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, readies wider economic package

Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, told The Associated Press that the deadly winter storm in Texas should be a "wake-up call" for the need for energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and resilient.

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Teen girl, woman shot in Lawndale

About 6:21 a.m., they were in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. 

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Outbound Kennedy Expy. lanes open after work on Montrose bridge

All lanes and ramps, with the exception of the Montrose entrance ramp, were open by Sunday morning.