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Chicago-born artist Hebru Brantley is back for a massive, new installation in Pilsen

His ‘Nevermore Park’ opens Oct. 24 and will submerge guests in the loose narrative of his iconic characters ‘Flyboy’ and ‘Lil Mama.’

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Lightfoot unveils $40 million congestion fee on solo ride-hail trips; downtown rides take biggest hit

The plan includes a ‘downtown zone surcharge’ of $1.75 for single rides and 60 cents for shared rides. The surcharge would apply between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays, when congestion is highest.

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After hack, sign on Lake Shore Drive near Soldier Field read ‘Kill Cops’

The hack happened near Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, just east of Soldier Field, which memorializes Chicago police officers killed in the line of duty.

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La Casa in Pilsen, the ‘world’s first community-based college dormitory,’ shuts down

The Resurrection Project opened La Casa in 2012 to provide affordable housing to full-time students in Chicago.

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Why today’s newspaper is pink

Today is National Mammography Day. Pink is the universal color of breast cancer awareness, so we’re shading the pages of our Friday paper pink to shine an even brighter spotlight on the cause.

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Chicago’s south lakefront is reviving, though the price has been high  

The first phase of redevelopment was a residential boom than began around 2000, ending with the recession. Since, recovery has been slow and uneven. Here’s a breakdown.

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Mayor’s gaffes won’t help Chicago get a lift from Pritzker and Springfield

If Lightfoot’s administration doesn’t pay better attention to that relationship, it will be costly for Chicago.

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The mysterious deaths of two Chicago cops demand answers, not fall guys

A host of questions linger about the Chicago Police Department’s handling of the Markham case.

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Five Card Draw? Calumet City, Crestwood join three others in crowded south suburban casino race

Five suburbs are now vying for one casino license authorized under Illinois’ massive gambling expansion.

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Bears’ desperation on offense should lead to more Mitch Trubisky runs

The Bears got a significant contribution from Trubisky’s rushing ability last season, but seem averse to utilizing that skill this year.

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Kanye West film trailer for ‘Jesus Is King’ released: WATCH

The film is set to hit IMAX theaters for a one-week, limited release beginning Oct. 24.

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Winfield bartender charged with sexually assaulting female customer

He allegedly brought her to his home and placed her on the bed, prosecutors said. When she woke up several hours, he was allegedly sexually assaulting her, according to prosecutors.

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Chipotle announces debt-free degrees debut for all employees

Chipotle is covering 100% of tuition costs up front for 75 different types of business and technology degrees through their partnership with Guild Education, one of the leading education benefits companies in the country.

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Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network reaches deal with AT&T

AT&T’s DirecTV, Uverse and AT&T TV will carry the channel when it launches in February.

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Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Lawyer Steve Patton led an effort to block release of the LaQuan McDonald video.

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Chicago’s south lakefront is reviving, though the price has been high  

The first phase of redevelopment was a residential boom than began around 2000, ending with the recession. Since, recovery has been slow and uneven. Here’s a breakdown.

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Driver’s sneezing fit causes semi rollover in NW Indiana

The semi was carrying 30,000 pounds of aluminum when it overturned.

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Previews of Week 8’s top five high school football games

Breaking down the best games of Week 8.

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‘The King’ has more Timothée Chalamet than Shakespeare

The actor portrays the man who will be King Henry V in a simplification of three plays by the Bard.

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Intense gunfight ensues in Mexican city after troops find El Chapo’s son

Mexican security secretary Alfonso Durazo said 30 members of the National Guard and army were patrolling in Culiacan when they were fired on from a house.

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Police to increase DUI patrols Friday night in Albany Park

The "DUI saturation patrol" will take place from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the Northwest Side neighborhood.

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Open House Chicago’s South Shore sites offer more than just a tour

The Chicago Architecture Center’s free festival offers access to more than 350 buildings across the city.

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Halas Intrigue Bears Report: Previewing Week 7 vs. Saints

A Bears victory would snap a four-game losing streak to the Saints and match the best start to a season (4-2) since 2013.

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Mechanical issues prompt delays on Metra UP-NW Line

As of 7:55 a.m., inbound train 632, originally scheduled to depart McHenry for Ogilvie Transportation Center, was still awaiting a delayed departure because of delays to an earlier train, Metra said.

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‘Modern Love’ transforms N.Y. Times columns into smart, funny video vignettes

New Yorkers fall into intriguing relationships in the Amazon anthology series.

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Former AHL teammates Calvin de Haan, Jeremy Colliton enjoying reunion with Blackhawks

Calvin de Haan was a rookie and Jeremy Colliton an AHL captain when their careers crossed eight years ago. Now, they’re back together in far different roles.

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Driver found guilty of DUI, reckless homicide in Downers Grove crash

Onecimo Vazquez-Velazquez, 31, was driving north on Fairview Avenue on Oct. 7, 2018, when he tried to pass another car, lost control and crashed his vehicle into a tree near 55th Street in Downers Grove, prosecutors said.

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Bears’ desperation on offense should lead to more Mitch Trubisky runs

The Bears got a significant contribution from Trubisky’s rushing ability last season, but seem averse to utilizing that skill this year.

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‘Parasite’ review: Insightful social satire earns its twists and turns

One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty.

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Venison Birria Tacos: Jack Hennessy’s ‘Braising the Wild’

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Tesla’s disappearing miles: Owners say automatic software fix has had unwanted side effects

The electric carmaker’s update after a series of car fires has also cut into how far vehicles go without a recharge and lengthened charging time, complaints and lawsuit say.

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Renowned headache expert Dr. Seymour Diamond, who embraced transgender actor-grandson, dead at 94

Zach Barack came out as his ‘Papa’ turned 90. The doctor’s daughter says: ‘My dad called Zach and told him he loved him no matter what . . . He got everything he could read on transgender issues and educated himself.’

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‘Motive’ Episode 5: The Fairytale Ending

On May 1, 2009, T.J. became a free man. He won his $25-million lawsuit against the city, found a girlfriend and had two kids. But trouble seemed to find T.J. wherever he went.

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Thieves smash car windows in Goose Island

All the reported cases happened in the evening hours of Oct. 11, 2019, in the 1400 block of North Elston Avenue, police said

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Dear Abby: Advice for a mom no longer in love with her husband

Readers suggest beginning therapy, seeing a gynecologist or just sticking it out.

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4 seriously injured in Aurora crash

Police were called for a theft at Walmart and saw the suspect speeding away.

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Man killed, 4 wounded in Thursday gun violence

A man was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle in Lake View.

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Group wanted for stealing purses, robbing woman at Northbrook Court mall: police

A female suspect grabbed two purses valued at about $4,000 from the Louis Vuitton store at Northbrook Court while several males waited by the door, Northbrook police said.

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Man shot by St. Charles cops after false 911 call gets probation

Christopher C. Kemble Jr., 21, pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated assault of a peace officer, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation.

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Joliet man sentenced to 84 years in prison for sexually abusing child

He started abusing the girl starting when she was about 8, and she later reported him to police when he married a different woman with a young daughter, prosecutors said.

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Why today’s newspaper is pink

Today is National Mammography Day. Pink is the universal color of breast cancer awareness, so we’re shading the pages of our Friday paper pink to shine an even brighter spotlight on the cause.

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Missing girl, 17, last seen in Pilsen

Andrea Reyes, was last seen Thursday in the area of the 900 block of West Cullerton Street.

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Mobile dental care van off the road for now

Mobile Care, which serves over 5,000 children in more than 80 schools with dental care such as routine exams and teeth cleanings, lost its van to a fire this month.