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Lightfoot pinpoints five potential sites for Chicago casino

The sites are near the Harborside International Golf Center site at 111th and the Bishop Ford Freeway; the former Michael Reese Hospital at 31st and Cottage Grove; Pershing Road and State Street; Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue; and the former U.S. Steel parcel at 80th Street and Lake Shore Drive.

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Want to swim in the Chicago River? You’ll have to wait until next year.

Doug McConnell hoped to organize an open-water swim this September but couldn’t get city approval in time.

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‘Excessive heat’ expected in Chicago starting Thursday, with Friday near 100 degrees

You thought it was hot already? The temperature is expected to hit 95 degrees Thursday and 99 Friday. And the humidity will make it feel even worse. Ah, summer.

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Eric Trump says almost all Americans agree with his dad’s racist tweet

"I love the tweet," President Donald Trump’s son said during a Fox News interview. "If you don’t love our country, get out, leave."

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Why I’m puzzled by America’s student debt crisis

People who took out student loans can’t repay them, and the economy may collapse. Maybe people could just live within their means.

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Donald Trump’s racist remarks deserve revolutionary response

President Donald Trump’s remarks suggesting black and brown congresswomen don’t belong here crosses a line.

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Democrats Casten, Underwood ahead of GOP rivals in fundraising

Republican Sanguinetti, the former lieutenant governor, released the names of blue-chip Republican endorsers on Monday, just in case former state Rep. Jeanne Ives is considering getting in the primary against her for Casten’s seat.

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EDITORIAL: Illinois needs to do more to protect its natural wonders

Like a rare native plant struggling to survive, the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission needs help if it is to thrive and do its job

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Airport contract employees score first union pacts

SEIU Local 1 has something to show for the protests they organized in 2016: the first union contracts with two major contractors that guarantee 2,200 employees higher wages and benefits.

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Give Jose Abreu an extension for what he’s been through with the White Sox and where they might go with him

He clearly believes in the rebuild and has said he wants to stay. If the Sox finish below .500 this season, he’ll have played all six of his big-league seasons on losing teams. He either has an incredible pain tolerance or his understanding of the difference between winning and losing got lost in the translation when he defected from Cuba in 2013.

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‘The Farewell’: The lovely story of a family like everybody’s

Comic actor Awkwafina gets serious, successfully, as an American joining relatives in China to send off her beloved grandmother.

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Preckwinkle complains to Lightfoot about her top cop’s ‘false narrative’ on crime: ‘It’s infuriating’

Preckwinkle accused Johnson of finger-pointing to evade the real root of the city’s crime problem, his department’s "clearance rate for homicides … one of the lowest in the nation."

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Curtain Call: ‘You Can’t Fake the Funk’ and more theater openings, previews July 19-25

From comedy and drama to musicals and dance, Chicago’s stages are alive with vibrant productions.

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Groping case against actor Kevin Spacey dropped: prosecutors

Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year. He was accused of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016.

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Person of interest questioned in fatal Calumet City shooting

Officers found 57-year-old Erdell C. Anderson with a gunshot wound to the torso in the 200 block of Pulaski Road in Calumet City, authorities said.

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My Irish ancestors were targets of the same racist guff coming from Trump today

The 2020 presidential campaign is going to be the ugliest race-based free-for-all any of us has ever seen

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FaceApp doesn’t upload all your photos, but could expose images to hackers

People raised fears on Twitter that on iPhones, FaceApp would be able to see and upload all your photos. That’s not actually true.

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Woman killed in Willowbrook crash

Tammy Palarz was driving southbound on Route 83 when she hit a semi stopped at a red light at Archer Avenue.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson urges to “counterattack the attack” on immigrants

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition will deliver goods to immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to help relief efforts

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White Sox put Eloy Jimenez on 10-day IL with right ulnar nerve contusion

The team also purchased the contract of Ryan Goins from Class AAA and outrighted Juan Minaya to Charlotte.

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Man stabbed with scissors on Red Line train at Cermak-Chinatown days after fatal stabbing

A 28-year-old was on a train about 8:30 a.m. when someone approached and yelled that he knew him.

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Stan Bowman shares thoughts on Nylander, Kubalik, Perlini and Blackhawks’ defense

The Hawks GM provided updates on a number of players and topics at a Wednesday press conference.

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Trump is pushing a solution to censorship that will encourage censorship

The president’s views reflect widespread confusion about the First Amendment

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Doubling down on big Chinook: A pair for Fish of the Week

The return of the big kings keeps going on Lake Michigan as two big Chinook take Fish of the Week honors.

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Give Jose Abreu an extension for what he’s been through with the White Sox and where they might go with him

He clearly believes in the rebuild and has said he wants to stay. If the Sox finish below .500 this season, he’ll have played all six of his big-league seasons on losing teams. He either has an incredible pain tolerance or his understanding of the difference between winning and losing got lost in the translation when he defected from Cuba in 2013.

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Guard Kahleah Copper becoming ‘star’ in her role with Sky

On another team, coach James Wade believes Sky guard/forward Kahleah Copper would be a starter.

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The Republican Party owns all of Trump, not just the parts they like

History — very near history — will dissolve the lie and the imaginary compartments and reveal only one thing: Republicans stood for Trump.

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Bulls given 25% chance of making NBA playoffs in offseason odds

The Bulls remain unlikely to reach the postseason even after a busy offseason.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

A WHO expert committee had declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, now the fifth in world history.

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Fran Drescher opens up about aftermath of 1985 rape

"I never wanted to come off as ‘weak,’ so I just kind of buried it and got on with life,’ the actress and star of "The Nanny" TV series reveals.

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Observatory protests in Hawaii block astronomers from using telescopes

Dozens of researchers from around the globe won’t be able to gather data and study the sky atop Mauna Kea, one of the world’s best spots for astronomy.

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Airport contract employees score first union pacts

SEIU Local 1 has something to show for the protests they organized in 2016: the first union contracts with two major contractors that guarantee 2,200 employees higher wages and benefits.

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Illinois Lottery at age 45: Raising billions of dollars for schools, roads, veterans and more 

The Lottery also makes more than 40 millionaires a year

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Aside from the obvious, what’s different in the new ‘Lion King’?

One difference: There are some changes that add a half-hour of running time to the story.

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I was a girl in Daisy Scouts the first time I was told to ‘go back home’

We are your attorneys, cab drivers, doctors and farmers. We are not going anywhere because we are already home

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Mexican resident killed in Elgin crash

Josefina Martinez De Torres, 65, was the passenger in a 2001 Kia when the driver tried to make a left turn from Villa Street to Varsity Drive, according to Elgin police and the Kane County coroner’s office.

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U.S. recycling of plastics will continue strong — no matter what China does

There are three way we can all help recycling in the U.S. work even better.

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Motorcyclist hurt in Mount Greenwood crash

The motorcycle collided with another vehicle about 7:30 a.m. near 111th Street and Pulaski Road, according to Chicago police. The driver was thrown from the bike.

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CHA board chairman stepping down

John T. Hooker is resigning after completing a four-year term.

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New emojis from Apple and Google aim for inclusion, diversity

Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.

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Love hot dogs? Now you can sleep inside one

Oscar Mayer is planning to make its Wienermobile available for overnight guests, beginning Aug. 1.

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five months after the Sinaloa cartel chief’s conviction in an epic case that also highlighted Chicago’s role in his epic drug-trafficking empire.

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Chance the Rapper to Chance the Snapper: Keep your head up

The rapper offered his namesake gator some words of wisdom on late-night TV.