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Body of 2nd teen struck by train on Joliet bridge over Hickory Creek found

The body of Charles Cooper, 15, was found Saturday downriver from where he and another boy were struck by a Rock Island Line train.

Person shot by police in Lawndale

Police were following the male into an alley off the 1100 block of South Whipple when they were involved in an exchange of gunfire.

Funeral for slain mother: ‘Marlen’s story makes you cry’

Hundreds filed into a Stickney funeral home to pay respects a month after Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s grisly murder.

Community garden in Albany Park aims to protect environment, indigenous culture

The First Nations Garden currently includes a traditional garden for the community’s use. Part of the space — a prairie and soil restoration project and land specifically used for indigenous practices and traditions — remains in development.


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Michael Sneed

Husband, father, war hero: Remembering Dad on Memorial Day

Michael Sneed offers words of tribute to her father. Richard Edward Sneed was a gunner on a bomber during World War II, for which he won the Distinguished Flying Cross.

John W. Fountain

Education, not pro sports, is almost always the key to a black child’s future

In this father’s loving eyes, there was more to dream for my black son’s future. How about engineering or law or physics?

Jesse Jackson

We can free a generation from burden of college loan debt

Robert F. Smith’s gift to Morehouse students sets a standard for others of great wealth. He has paid it forward by freeing the potential of young graduates.

Steve Greenberg

It’s a fact, White Sox fans: We’ve got a bashin’, vibin’ Twins powerhouse on our hands

Sox starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez barely had time to breathe Friday before he was caught up in the ever-whirling vortex of the team with the best record in baseball.

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Lightfoot tries out City Council rostrum for the first time

The new mayor is studying Roberts Rules of Order to prepare for next week’s first real test of her City Council muscle.

‘That’s entertainment,’ Joe Maddon says after Cubs top Reds 8-6

Two runs in the eighth secure the victory for the Cubs.

Curtain Call: ‘Queen of the Mist,’ ‘Falsettos’ and more theater openings, previews May 24-30

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

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Berwyn, Lawrence Red Line stations to close for 3-year reconstruction project

The project, announced in 2014, will involve rebuilding the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Argyle and Lawrence stations.

Cook County’s secret election: Balloting is under way for judges, and you can’t vote

Whether associate judges get to keep their seats is solely up to a secret vote of circuit judges

Despite reversals, controversies, associate judges try to keep their seats

Injustice Watch examination highlights problem jurists on Cook County bench

Logan Square school uses $25K grant to boost wellness — starting with new playground equipment

Upgrades include a basketball hoop, soccer goals, an outdoor mural and a produce stand with fruit and vegetables students’ families can take home.

ICE will deport DACA recipient’s parents early next week

The decision comes a day after the couple’s lawyer petitioned the agency, asking it to allow the couple to stay in the country.

Expected House passage of graduated income tax just start of long campaign

Illinois voters get rare chance to vote directly on major public policy issue—and the political ads that go with it.

32 arrested in South Side drug raids ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Of the people arrested, 21 have previous felony convictions, police said.

Lightfoot urged to switch to volume-based garbage collection fee

Aldermen Gilbert Villegas (36th) and Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) say the switch would increase revenue, cut costs and boost a dismal 7% recycling rate.

Chicago’s population is declining, according to latest Census Bureau estimates

Estimates suggest the city lost more than 7,000 residents from 2017 to 2018.

10 injured in Chatham bus crash hit-and-run

The crash occurred about 11:35 a.m. at the intersection of Cottage Grove Avenue and 83rd Street, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

O’Hare western access tollway planned for field where Flight 191 crashed 40 years ago

40-acre parcel where American Airlines jet went down is critical in plan for long-promised entry to airport

Three vehicle crash in Garfield Park injures 5, including 2 babies

A one-year-old was critically injured, and a three-year-old’s condition was stabilized.

Coyote, night-heron, turtle, Starved Rock, mayor’s fishing committee: Notes, Chicago outdoors

A suburban coyotes, an urban night-heron & turtle, Starved Rock warning, mayor’s fishing advisory committee are among notes around Chicago outdoors

CPD officer injured in Englewood crash after police car is struck by wrong-way driver with gunshot wound

The officer was taken to an area hospital where his condition was stabilized.

5 arrested after fight, vehicle crash in the Loop

A male was stabbed after he and others fled the scene of an altercation in the 600 block of South Wabash Avenue.

Dear Abby: Two years in, boyfriend hasn’t said, ‘I love you’

He’s a wonderful partner, but as a divorced man he has trepidation about those three little words.

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Exercise Well: 7 variations on lunges from fitness expert Stephanie Mansour

Lunges are great exercises to strengthen and tone both the front and back of your legs, your glutes and improve balance.

Funnyman Howie Mandel taking high cholesterol very seriously

The comedian and judge on "America’s Got Talent" wants everyone to pay attention to what he calls a "silent" illness, one that raises the risk for heart attack or stroke.

Foodies flocking to Logan Square for Landbirds chicken wings

Word-of-mouth buzz about Landbirds gained momentum quickly through social media even though the restaurant lacked signage and advertising.

Lightfoot still hopes to alter much-maligned parking meter deal

Lightfoot said it’s time to try again now that private investors have recouped their $1.16 billion investment — with 65 years left on a 75-year lease.

Lightfoot promises to ‘blow up all the old concepts’ as she remakes City Council

The mayor-elect openly acknowledged the May 29 reorganization vote will be her first test of Council muscle — and it's one she can’t afford to lose.
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Man killed, woman wounded in Little Italy shooting

A 27-year-old man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Pair of cellphone robberies reported in McKinley Park, South Loop

A robbery happened May 21 and another took place the next day.

Man killed, another wounded in Chatham shooting

Two men were shot, one of whom was killed, Saturday in Chatham on the South Side.

Crash in Austin sends 12 — including 10 cops — to hospitals

Officials said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

Horoscope for Sunday, May 26, 2019

The Bucks stop here: Raptors advance to first NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors

Open season on Sky as Lynx — led by pair of rookies — romp 89-71

Napheesa Collier scored 27 points in her WNBA debut, while fellow UConn alum Katie Lou Samuelson was quiet.

Man killed in Roseland shooting: police

A 29-year-old man was shot in the chest Saturday in the 100 block of West 109th Place.

Women fight off attacker in Lincoln Park sexual assault: police

The assault happened early Saturday in the 2200 block of North Orchard Street.

Man, 70, missing from Morgan Park

Charles Frazier, 70, was reported missing Saturday from his Morgan Park home.

Man, 29, missing from Near North Side

Cubs notes: Maples, Collins return to bolster bullpen; Almora homers again

Pedro Strop had a scheduled bullpen session Saturday.

‘That’s entertainment,’ Joe Maddon says after Cubs top Reds 8-6

Two runs in the eighth secure the victory for the Cubs.

Twins rout White Sox again

Sloppy outfield play, walks help Twins improve baseball’s best record to 35-16.

Trooper forced to cling to sunroof of car fleeing I-290 traffic stop

Steven Gouveia faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer after an I-290 chase that seemingly could’ve been ripped from an action movie script.

Sapong scores as Fire ties NYCFC with Ousted and Nikolic on bench

The Fire’s three-game home winning streak is over.