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‘Like going to the shopping mall’: Two arrested in suburbs for alleged role in US Capitol breach

David Wiersma was arrested in Posen, and Dawn Frankowski was arrested in Naperville. They are at least the 15th and 16th Illinoisans arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 breach.

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Should Illinois bring back parole?

Former Wheaton College debater urges state to consider freeing longtime prisoners.

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White Sox are going to the playoffs; does that mean Tony La Russa is doing a good job?

And considering how much better the Tigers have gotten, should A.J. Hinch have been the guy?

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Two men allegedly abused by Dennis Hastert seek different ways to ease the emotional pain

I am glad ‘James Doe’ was financially compensated for some of the pain inflicted on him. But is shaking someone down for hush money ever honorable?

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Ald. Jim Gardiner should think really hard about resigning

Misuse of office and vengeful tactics, as are alleged, should have no place in city government

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Speaker Welch taps first Latina to run House elections — ex-ComEd lobbyist and staffer who promises ‘inclusion and inclusiveness’

Lizbeth Ramirez, 36, said it would be "naive of anyone, including myself, to consolidate my professional career, which started about 13 years ago, with just one role at ComEd." "I think pulling just that one factor takes away from everything I have done in the last 12 or 13 years."

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Teammates confident in Bears rookie QB Justin Fields

"I feel like, with him, we’ll be in good hands," defensive lineman Bilal Nichols said.

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Willie Garson, starred as Stanford Blatch on ‘Sex and the City,’ dies at 57

News of his passing was confirmed by his family via social media, including his young son Nathen, who posted a loving tribute to his late father on Instagram.

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Two men allegedly abused by Dennis Hastert seek different ways to ease the emotional pain

I am glad ‘James Doe’ was financially compensated for some of the pain inflicted on him. But is shaking someone down for hush money ever honorable?

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More Amalgamated: Chicago bank gets New York buyer

The sale combines lending institutions with ownership links to organized labor.

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Dear Abby: Cheating husband cries when I tell him I’m leaving

He strayed for six years but thought it was OK because the affairs were with men.

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15 shot, 2 fatally, Tuesday in Chicago, including 15-year-old boy

The teen was shot around 2:40 p.m. by someone in a black car outside a business in the 8300 block of South Holland Road.

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‘Midnight Mass’: The best Stephen King story Stephen King never wrote

In intense Netflix series, a new priest brings miracles and oddities to town.

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Horoscope for Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

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Chicago police officers shot at in Rogers Park, no one injured

The 24th District officers were in the 1500 block of Jonquil Terrace when someone fired at them, police said.

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2 men wounded while sitting on porch in Roseland

They were shot by someone in a dark-colored SUV, Chicago police said.

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Manager David Ross celebrates Jon Lester after former Cub wins 200th game

Lester won 77 of his 200 career victories from 2015 to 2020 as a member of the Cubs.

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Rahm Emanuel’s Japan ambassador financial disclosure report: made $13 million since leaving City Hall

Former Mayor Emanuel’s nomination to be ambassador to Japan has no significant opposition.

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Willie Garson, starred as Stanford Blatch on ‘Sex and the City,’ dies at 57

News of his passing was confirmed by his family via social media, including his young son Nathen, who posted a loving tribute to his late father on Instagram.

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Finding quality depth key for Cubs as team builds toward the future

The Cubs have gotten a lot out of their depth this season with big performances by Frank Schwindel, Rafael Ortega and Patrick Wisdom.

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Speaker Welch taps first Latina to run House elections — ex-ComEd lobbyist and staffer who promises ‘inclusion and inclusiveness’

Lizbeth Ramirez, 36, said it would be "naive of anyone, including myself, to consolidate my professional career, which started about 13 years ago, with just one role at ComEd." "I think pulling just that one factor takes away from everything I have done in the last 12 or 13 years."

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Boys, 14 and 15, wounded in Hyde Park shooting

The teens were shot while in a car in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue.

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‘The Starling’: This bird’s not worth watching

Feathered fiend keeps dive-bombing Melissa McCarthy in heavy-handed, melodramatic drama.

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Ald. Jim Gardiner should think really hard about resigning

Misuse of office and vengeful tactics, as are alleged, should have no place in city government

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Chicago ‘coming down the other side’ of Delta surge as Illinois numbers improve

The city also removed California and Puerto Rico from its quarantine advisory for unvaccinated travelers.

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Two South Side businesses among firms getting Rebuild Illinois grants to ‘add jobs, and develop community wealth’

Bourdeau-Griffin Interiors & Architectural Supplies, in West Chatham, received $1.9 million for a business hub and development center, while Omni Ecosystems will receive $2 million for a green infrastructure and business incubator through the state’s Rebuild Illinois Regional Economic Development program.

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‘Disappointed’ Lightfoot admits CPS’ COVID testing, contact tracing falling short

"In anticipation of the opening of school, there should have been a much more robust plan and infrastructure in place," the mayor told WTTW News.

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White Sox are going to the playoffs; does that mean Tony La Russa is doing a good job?

And considering how much better the Tigers have gotten, should A.J. Hinch have been the guy?

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First-and-10: Matt Nagy focused on Justin Fields — and winning

While Fields playing, learning and developing sounds prudent if Andy Dalton can’t go Sunday, don’t be surprised if Nagy ultimately plays the quarterback who gives the Bears the best chance to win.

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White Sox’ clincher will have to wait

The Sox got 12 hits but dropped their second consecutive game to the Tigers.

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Person dies in Archer Heights shooting

On Sept. 17, a male was found on the street in the 5000 block of South Pulaski Road with gunshot wounds to his back and chest, Chicago police said.

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Man dies weeks after South Shore shooting

Abisay Hernandez, 22, was pronounced dead Monday at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Afternoon Edition: Sept. 21, 2021

Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.

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Archery, duck calls, shotguns, fishing, turkey mounts: Loving incongruity of Chicago Family Outdoor Day

Chicago Family Outdoor Day brought the incongruity of archery, duck calls, shotguns, fishing and turkey mounts to Chicago’s Southeast Side on Saturday at William W. Powers State Recreation Area.

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R. Kelly unlikely to take stand in Brooklyn trial: Lawyer

The remark by attorney Deveraux Cannick, made with the jury out the courtroom, came as the defense wound down its case at the trial in federal court in New York City.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Chasing shoreline Chinook, expecting real fall feed bag inland

Salmon and trout on the southern Lake Michigan shoreline and in the tributaries continue to lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report; otherwise, it is anticipating the real fall feed bag to set up on inland waters this week.

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Teammates confident in Bears rookie QB Justin Fields

"I feel like, with him, we’ll be in good hands," defensive lineman Bilal Nichols said.

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Former suburban CEO acquitted of all counts in $24 million fraud case

The former CEO of Wood Dale-based Power Solutions International Inc. was accused of recording incomplete sales as complete.

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New Asian American bakeries finding a bicultural sweet spot for younger generation

From ube cakes to mochi muffins, bakeries that sweetly encapsulate growing up Asian and American have been popping up more in recent years.

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Man repeatedly stabbed in River North restaurant

The attacker was described as a heavyset male who was wearing a blue, black and white jacket.