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Chicago rapper Lil Reese critically wounded in Country Club Hills shooting: reports

A man was shot in the neck area while he was in a vehicle, police said. Hospital officials later identified the man as Tavares Taylor, also known as Lil Reese, reports said.

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How often should you start your car and let it idle in cold weather?

Ninety-five percent of the cars on the road today don’t use carburetors, so you no longer need to warm them up on cold days.

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Record-breaking cold arrives Tuesday; below average temps to linger until next week

Tuesday’s high of 22 should easily break the record for the coldest high on Nov. 12, which was set in 1995 when temperatures peaked at 28 degrees.

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Amtrak employee killed in industrial accident in South Loop rail yard

The fatal accident happened about 7:20 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 1600 block of South Lumber Street.

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The Daily Northwestern falls on face with apology shame

NU’s student newspaper abandons journalistic purpose to genuflect before aggrieved students. Real reporters like this Medill alum are aghast.

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Lipinski challenger drops out, endorses Newman in Democratic primary for Congress

With the departure of Abe Matthew, an attorney from Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, it’s now a three-way primary for the congressional seat.

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Risking lives in endless wars is morally wrong and a strategic failure

Too often ignored is the far greater number of lives that are lost not on the battlefield but at home, not from the enemy’s guns but from our veterans’ own hands.

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For the Bears to beat the Rams, Khalil Mack and the defense need to raise their game

A wounded Lions team should have been a nice, easy meal for the Bears’ ‘‘D’’ on Sunday. Instead, a backup quarterback gave them trouble.

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Mayor Lightfoot heads to Springfield to push agenda — including Chicago casino

If Lightfoot does not get her preferred casino plan and the real estate transfer tax passed this week, it will once again spark talk of a much dreaded property tax hike for Chicagoans.

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Executive VP Ken Williams says White Sox set for ‘more than usual’ business at GM meetings

In the fourth year of their rebuild, the Sox should do whatever it takes to win.

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First ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV series ‘The Mandalorian’ doesn’t rule the galaxy

The series is more of an intimate space Western than the grand space opera style of the films.

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Girl, 17, accused of elbowing, biting Chicago cops in Austin

The 17-year-old was charged with two felonies, a misdemeanor and issued a citation after the incident, according to police.

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New trial granted in 1991 murder case tied to former CPD Det. Reynaldo Guevara

Demetrius Johnson said Guevara hid key evidence to frame him in the killing.

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Cardinals agree to deal with Adam Wainwright for 2020 season

The right-hander, who helped the Cardinals to World Series titles in 2006 and 2011, is fourth in franchise history in wins.

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Andrea Bocelli: ‘Absurd’ to shun opera legend Placido Domingo before investigations complete

If criminal accusations are brought forward, Bocelli said, people should not make a judgment until the accused person is convicted and sentenced.

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First ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV series ‘The Mandalorian’ doesn’t rule the galaxy

The series is more of an intimate space Western than the grand space opera style of the films.

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Netflix announces actress who will portray Selena Quintanilla in new show

Serratos, who is best known for her roles in "The Walking Dead," "Twilight," and the Nickelodeon show "Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide," was announced to play the star in August.

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Mets’ Pete Alonso, Astros’ Yordan Álvarez named baseball Rookies of the Year

Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of 30 first-place votes for NL Rookie of the Year. Álvarez hit 27 homers, batted .313, drove in 78 and had a 1.067 OPS.

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Trump impeachment inquiry: Here’s what you need to know today

Adam Schiff insists he won’t fuel "conspiracies," more closed-door deposition transcripts are released, and more coverage ahead of Wednesday morning’s hearings.

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Missing man from Norwood Park is safely located

Patrick Igoe was last seen Nov. 9 near his home in the 6100 block of West Seminole Street, Chicago police said.

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The Daily Northwestern falls on face with apology shame

NU’s student newspaper abandons journalistic purpose to genuflect before aggrieved students. Real reporters like this Medill alum are aghast.

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Rut on: Illinois bowhunters stay ahead of 2018 pace of harvesting deer

Illinois bowhunters continue to stay ahead of the 2018 pace for deer harvest and signs come of the rut.

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Missing teenage girl from Cragin is found safe: police

Aiyana McMiller was last seen Nov. 10 in the 4900 block of West Deming Place, according to Chicago police.

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Jimmy Carter out of surgery, will stay at hospital for observation

The 95-year-old former president underwent a procedure Tuesday to "relieve pressure on his brain," a spokesperson said.

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Disney Plus experiences technical difficulties at launch

Disney’s brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success.

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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo says ‘We weren’t trying to make a political statement’ with White House visit

The Nats received widespread backlash for being too chummy with President Donald Trump, and catcher Kurt Suzuki was lambasted for putting on a "Make America Great Again" cap.

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Drake jokes about being booed off stage at music festival

Drake kept things light in his first social media post since the ordeal, writing: "I just signed a 10-year-residency at Camp Flog Gnaw."

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Man tries to rob bank in Uptown: FBI

The attempted robbery happened about 1:50 p.m. Nov. 8 at a Bank of American branch at 4758 N. Racine Ave.

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State Department witnesses testify on holdup of aid to Ukraine in impeachment inquiry

What investigators learned from the testimony of State Department advisors Catherine Croft and Christoper Anderson and the Defense Department’s Laura Cooper.

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How Trump impeachment hearing is different than those against Clinton, Nixon

Even if the two most recent impeachment proceedings offer instructive clues about the path ahead, there are notable differences in the case surrounding Trump.

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Dax McCarty trade means Fire search for core continues

As expected, on Tuesday the Fire traded McCarty to 2020 expansion club Nashville SC for $100,000 in allocation money and a 2021 second-round pick.

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Alex Trebek gets emotional when ‘Jeopardy’ champ honors him by betting ‘We love you Alex’

Dhruv Gaur seemed stumped during the Final Jeopardy question. Instead of throwing out an answer, the 2018 College Champion decided to write a kind message for the beloved TV host.

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Who are the witnesses testifying in Trump impeachment inquiry Wednesday?

Who are William Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovich?

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Ricky Gervais will host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

It will be the fifth time the comedian/actor hosts the awards ceremony despite his penchant for skewering the audience and the movie industry.

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Lipinski challenger drops out, endorses Newman in Democratic primary for Congress

With the departure of Abe Matthew, an attorney from Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, it’s now a three-way primary for the congressional seat.

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Palos Park cop injured in traffic crash

The officer was finishing his response to a different crash on Wolf Road about 9:10 a.m. when a vehicle behind him lost control and crashed into his squad car, Palos Park police said.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend doesn’t want me seeing my ex or our kids

She objects to the divorced dad attending a birthday dinner for one of the children because his former wife will be there.

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Man charged with armed robbery of Sprint store in Wheaton

Denzel Furance, 20, of Calumet City, was taken to the DuPage County Jail where he was held without bond, police said.

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2 officers wounded in Aurora mass shooting return to duty

Officer Adam Miller reported to the midnight shift Tuesday after being shot in the face during the Feb. 15 incident, while Officer Rey Rivera returned to the day shift last week.

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Carjackings reported in Washington Park, Kenwood: police

In both incidents, two to three people armed with handguns approached victims while they were parking their vehicles and demanded the keys and their property, police said.

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7 shot Monday in Chicago

Seven people were shot in four separate incidents, police said.

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Armed robbers target delivery drivers in Englewood: police

One or two suspects approached the drivers and announced a robbery in each case, police said.