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Riot Fest 2021: Day 3 photo highlights

Saturday’s lineup includes Gwar, The Might Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphys, Vic Mensa and more.

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Chicago shines. Chicago bleeds. Chicago soars. Chicago falls

My love for the city runs deep to my bones. Chicago intoxicates me. But I am sobered by the portrait of its dark side.

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Therapy dogs help Chicago police relieve overwhelming stress of the job

Sneed: Canine helpers even seem to know which officers need them the most, and respond accordingly

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White Sox manager Tony La Russa has done this clinching thing before — and cares only about the ring

We don’t seem to recognize La Russa for the Hall of Fame thing these days. It bears repeating.

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Foreign travel presents added challenges — and opportunities — during COVID

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Lightfoot plans to increase Chicago’s property tax levy by $76.5M in 2022, aldermen told

The levy increase covers $22.9 million for the automatic escalator tied to the consumer price index; $25 million to bankroll the 2022 installment of Lightfoot’s $3.7 billion capital plan; and $28.6 million captured from "new property."

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Pressure’s on coach Matt Nagy to unveil the real Bears offense

A good showing would buy Nagy some much-needed goodwill from a fan base flummoxed by his handling of Justin Fields. A poor one would be the second step in a long slog toward January.

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Riot Fest Day 3 reviews: Run the Jewels,Vic Mensa, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Gwar, Les Savy Fav

The music extravaganza got underway Saturday afternoon with plenty of sunshine to complement the party in the park.

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Man shot and critically wounded driving in Jefferson Park

The 24-year-old was driving about 2:55 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Wilson Avenue when he was shot at, police said.

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Lions, other big cats return to Lincoln Park Zoo

The home of the zoo’s lions underwent a $41 million renovation project in 2019 with the help of a $15 million gift from Roxelyn and Richard Pepper — whom the habitat is named after.

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Downtown, Loop road closures expected in response to past week of Mexican Independence Day celebrations

Road closures were set to happen on DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Roosevelt Road, Michigan Avenue, Ida B. Wells Drive and Columbus Drive beginning Friday night and through the weekend, a spokeswoman for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications said.

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3-year-old boy shot inside home in Calumet Heights

About 10:45 a.m., he was inside a home in the 9300 block of South Escanaba Avenue, when he was shot in the back.

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46th Ward alderman attacked in Uptown: police

Ald. James Cappleman was struck with a blunt object during a disturbance about 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue, Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said in a tweet.

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3 injured in traffic crash in West Garfield Park: fire officials

Three people were injured in a crash Sunday morning in the 4500 block of West Washington Boulevard, fire officials said.

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Chicago outdoors: Dragonfly, urban monarch haven and salmon as a canary

A neat dragonfly photo, a photo and note about a North Side monarch haven and a comment on California salmon as a canary are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.

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5 seriously wounded in South Austin shooting: police

Five people were sitting on a porch about 3:05 a.m. in the 900 block of North Massasoit Avenue when a white SUV stopped and two males opened fire, Chicago police said.

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2 wounded in Bronzeville shooting

Two men, 28 and 33, were in a vehicle traveling about 2:10 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Kind Drive when someone inside another vehicle began shooting, police said.

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Woman critically injured in hit-and-run in Bronzeville

The 36-year-old was unloading her trunk about 9:05 p.m. when she was struck by a black Lincoln SUV in the 300 block of East 47th Street, police said.

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15-year-old girl among 2 shot in West Englewood

The two females were outside with a group of people about 11:20 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Paulina Street when someone opened fire in the distance, police said.

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Riot Fest Day 3 reviews: Run the Jewels,Vic Mensa, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Gwar, Les Savy Fav

The music extravaganza got underway Saturday afternoon with plenty of sunshine to complement the party in the park.

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Riot Fest 2021: Day 2 photo highlights

Riot Fest returned to Douglass Park with music, a carnival, wedding chapel and more.

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2 killed, 17 wounded — including 15-year-old boy — in shootings Friday in Chicago

The fatal shootings happened in Logan Square and Auburn Gresham.

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Man stabbed near Chicago police department in Lake View

The 29-year-old walked into the 19th District police station after being stabbed in the chest just after 3 a.m. in the 800 block of West Addison Street, Chicago police said.

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‘It shouldn’t happen, and won’t happen again’

Tashaun Gipson and the Bears’ defense vow to atone for egregious coverage errors against the Rams and reassert themselves Sunday vs. the Bengals. ‘‘It’s a collective situation that we take ownership of."

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Top cop puts officer seen in viral video apparently restraining woman at beach on desk duty

Attorneys for the woman called the incident "an obvious case of racial profiling." It is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged COPA to give the case top priority.
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At least 5 killed over span of 4 hours in citywide fatal shootings

The five killed between midnight and 4 a.m. has already made Saturday Chicago’s deadliest day in shootings since Sept. 10, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.

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Man found fatally shot in West Pullman

Police found the 31-year-old on the ground unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his torso and buttocks about 12:50 a.m. in the 200 block of East 121st Place.

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Man dies after falling on to CTA Pink Line tracks at Kedzie station: police

The 44-year-old fell off the CTA Pink Line platform and made contact with the third rail about 11:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Kedzie Avenue, authorities said.

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2 killed in Lawndale drive-by shooting

Two men, 29 and 34, were struck by someone in a passing red vehicle about 12:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of South Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Riot Fest Day 2: Smashing Pumpkins, Living Colour, Fishbone, Amigo the Devil party on

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from Day 2 of the music festival in Douglass Park.

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A state divided: Vaccinated areas could soon be ‘turning the corner,’ but less-inoculated southern Illinois up against the wall

Cases have been falling for two weeks across Illinois, but hospitals in the southern tip of the state are still feeling the brunt of the Delta surge. "I would encourage everybody to do the right thing," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. "Make sure you encourage your friends and family to be vaccinated."

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R. Kelly behavior mirrors abuse tactics, expert witness says

Prosecutors are inching closer to concluding their case at the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial, calling two final witnesses to try to further cement allegations he groomed young victims for unwanted sex and psychological torment in episodes dating to the 1990s.

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Sneak peak at mayor’s spending plan shows millions for community development, affordable housing and homeless support

The grand total of new investments is $1.2 billion. Some influential aldermen got an advanced look.

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Argonne scientist Walter McFall dies at 87; recruited, encouraged ‘countless’ women and minority engineers

After a family tragedy, he started working at age 7. "He was robbed of his childhood," said his sister. "But he was a person who did his best wherever he was."

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Prosecutors can’t show Kyle Rittenhouse’s link to Proud Boys: Judge

The decision marks a victory for Rittenhouse as he prepares for his trial in November. The ruling removes a line of attack for prosecutors who had hoped to show that Rittenhouse was a "chaos tourist" drawn to Kenosha "like a moth to a flame."

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US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

But the federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to the rest of Americans.

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Pentagon reverses itself, calls deadly Kabul strike error

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, apologized for the error and said the United States is considering making reparation payments to the family of the victims.

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Youth group calls on Lightfoot to drop proposal to to sue, seize assets of gang members

The ordinance would do harm to people who are unaffiliated with gangs.

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Afternoon Edition: Sept. 17, 2021

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

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Man dies in Austin shooting

The 20-year-old was in an alley about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Central Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the neck, Chicago police said.

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Father shot at rivals after daughter told him her boyfriend hit her: Prosecutors

Nathaniel Butler Sr.’s sons, Nathaniel Butler Jr. and Maurice Butler, were also ordered held without bail for their alleged roles in the deadly shooting Thursday.