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Pot lottery winners chosen — and downtown tops their choices for weed shops

Cresco Labs and PharmaCann were among the pot companies able to chose the most lucrative locations to sell cannabis when recreational pot becomes legal next year.

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Chicago Teachers Union overwhelmingly ratifies contract, officially ending strike

The results, announced Friday night, show 81% of the teachers who voted backed the contract.

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Initial consent decree progress report shows CPD missed most deadlines, fell short on key benchmarks

Chicago police officials said they expected the report to paint a negative picture, but argued the department has made progress that won’t be noted until the federal monitor’s second report is released next year.

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The bands will play on at Val’s halla Records in Oak Park

River Forest business consultant steps up with money, expertise to help the store’s longtime manager keep the doors open.

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Trump impeachment hearings, Day 2: Takeaways on Yovanovitch testimony

Chicago Democrat Rep. Mike Quigley: "It’s the end of a really bad reality TV show brought to you by someone who knows a lot about that."

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Here are some of the contenders to replace Illinois Senate President John Cullerton

Kimberly Lightford, Heather Steans, Tony Munoz and others are among the candidates.

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Prepare for kids overdosing on pot when it goes legal — for adults — on Jan. 1

Gummies, chocolate bars and brownies are irresistible to kids. And pot-infused treats go down a lot easier than liquor.

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Limits on use of pot in public are all about getting this new freedom right

Illinois is still working through this social experiment. Why push it?

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Cullerton escapes storm of federal investigations but clouds linger

Cullerton has always been a unique case study — an old-style Chicago Democratic Machine stalwart wrapped in a lakefront liberal veneer. That’s not all bad, and it’s not all good, either.

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Iconic photos of Walter Payton and Matt Suhey have been blessing and curse for local photographer

You can thank Jim Maentanis, who was just a clueless, freelancing 21-year-old college kid, for the pics from the Bears minicamp in 1985

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Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys with album of the year win

The breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.

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South Side gun buy-back: ‘Getting them out of your house can save lives’

Close to 100 guns were turned in at St. Sabina Church within a matter of hours Saturday, with owners receiving gift cards in exchange for the weapons, no questions asked.

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The Blackhawks’ Robin Lehner breaks down strategies that make him one of NHL’s elite penalty-kill goalies

The Hawks have killed 32 of 36 power plays with Lehner in the net this season. The star goalie recently explained exactly how he does it.

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Woman shot in Marquette Park

She was walking in the 6300 block of South Rockwell Street when she head gunfire and felt pain, police said.

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Bucks being bucks, piping plover record, perfect cost analogy come in notes on Chicago outdoors

Bucks acting like bucks, a piping plover record and a perfect cost analogy come in the notes on Chicago outdoors.

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Chicago-pedia: Vol. 1

Some call it "Chicago-ese," or "Chicago-speak." Whatever you call it, we’re capturing it here.

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Chicago-pedia: Buildings

An encyclopedia of the terms that define our city. In this edition, we cover some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings.

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2 shot in vehicle in McKinley Park

A 17-year-old boy and 27-year-old man were both hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

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Dear Abby: Therapist keeps going off topic, and it frustrates me

Patient with anxiety issues is thinking of breaking up with the therapist who drifts off on tangents.

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Building Confidence in a Digital Age 

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3 shot outside East Garfield Park house party

They were on a porch during a house party in the 700 block of North Harding Avenue when someone fired at them, possibly from the sidewalk, police said.

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Man shot, killed at Southeast Side Subway restaurant: police

The 22-year-old was arguing with a group of people inside the Subway when one of them shot him in the head.

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Car fatally strikes bicyclist on South Side: police

The man, 40, was riding a bike westbound on 67th Street about 1 a.m. when he was hit by a Chevrolet Impala in the intersection with Stony Island Avenue.

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Highland Park water boil order lifted

The boil order was lifted for eight of the 10 properties by 10:15 p.m. Friday, and for the final two by 7:20 p.m. Saturday, according to Highland Park officials.

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Nike launches Air Zoom Pulse, shoes for nursing, medical profession

Pulse comes with a full-rubber outsole, a flexible drop-in midsole and a secure heel fit.

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Slumping Wolves lose fourth straight

The Wolves have dropped six of seven, but Brandon Pirri is on waivers and could be back soon to help a struggling offense.

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Blackhawks chase goalie Pekka Rinne, continue run by hammering Predators

The Hawks rolled to a 7-2 victory in a dramatic reversal of form from their first trip to Nashville.

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Bulls lose to undermanned Nets, but insist they will stay the course

In yet another game that looked very winnable on the schedule, the underachieving Bulls couldn’t get out of their own way. And if they think help is coming from coach Jim Boylen with major changes, think again.

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Man, 34, missing from Kilbourn Park

Jorge Avila was last seen Nov. 7 in the 4000 block of West Berry Avenue, police said.

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Warren’s defense claims another victim

The Blue Devils advanced to the state semifinals for the first time in program history Saturday with an 18-6 road win over Bolingbrook in Class 8A.

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Could a failed season lead the Bulls back to UNC come draft time?

The Bulls drafted one Tar Heel in Coby White last season, but could the franchise double down and return for yet another UNC backcourt gem? As far as White was concerned, Cole Anthony is the real deal.

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Dominic Dzioban’s perfect game leads Lincoln-Way East into Class 8A semifinals

The Griffins are back in the semifinals for the third consecutive year after knocking off Homewood-Flossmoor 26-7.

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Girl, 15, missing from Lawndale

Fryda Jimenez was last seen Friday in the 1900 block of South Troy Street, police said.

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Mount Carmel beats Phillips, wins “South Side Super Bowl”

The Caravan, the traditional powerhouse, beat the upstart Wildcats 24-8 in the Class 7A state quarterfinals.

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A last-minute change of venue, but Colin Kaepernick workout goes on

But location switch cuts down on number of NFL reps watching from 25 to six

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Woman, 18, missing from Bronzeville

Dazmyn Lowery was last seen Wednesday in the 4200 block of South King Drive, police said.

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Bears CB Kyle Fuller avoids fine for hit on Lions’ Jeff Driskel, grabbing official

Fuller, the team’s nominee for the NFL sportsmanship award, got heated during an argument over a penalty for unnecessary roughness.

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Charges pending after vehicle wanted for Little Village murder crashes in Chatham

Officers pursued a vehicle wanted in connection to a homicide in Little Village Nov. 12, police said.

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Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police

As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

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2 seriously wounded in South Shore shooting

The men, 23 and 49, were outside about 10:10 a.m. in the 1600 block of East 79th Street when someone got out of a maroon four-door sedan and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Rosalía marks historic night for women at Latin Grammys with album of the year win

The breakthrough performer known for blending flamenco music with sounds like reggaeton and Latin trap, won album of the year, becoming the first solo female performer to win the top honor since Shakira’s triumph 13 years ago.

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State of emergency issued as floods surge through Venice damaging centuries of art, churches

The Italian government issued an international appeal for donations to help repair damage to the centuries-old city’s rich cultural heritage after the week’s flooding, which is the worst in decades.