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Air and Water Show delayed until noon after thunderstorms strike Chicago

The show will be abbreviated due to the weather but may run longer than its scheduled 3 p.m. end time to make up for the delays, city officials said.

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Former Bears RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Cedric Benson, the running back the Bears drafted fourth overall in 2005, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. He was 36.

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Indiana girl, 16, found safe in Arkansas after possible kidnapping by stalker: family

Authorities believe that Madison Eddlemon was with 22-year-old Alexander Martin Curry-Fishtorn and that she was in "extreme danger."

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Thunderous jets and pesky showers mark abbreviated opening of Air and Water Show

The show’s onlookers were undeterred by the weather, which interrupted the celebration twice.

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County Democrats give seal of approval to Foxx, Neville, others — but that alone won’t seal the deal with voters

The legal woes of numerous party leaders are only the latest factor in why winning the Democratic endorsement isn’t the electoral advantage it used to be.

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This Indian-American loves The Boss, too

I used to think my younger sister, brother and I were the most devoted, if not the only, Bruce Springsteen fans of South Asian descent. But after reading Sarfraz Manzoor’s "Greetings from Bury Park," I realize we’re far from alone.

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Remembering the block parties that brought childhood summers to an end

As much as I wished that life here would stay the same, I realized that life here would change.

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The mystery behind this war hero’s Bronze Star was hiding in plain sight

Salvatore Muscarello’s goddaughter only learned the reason why the Army veteran had won the award after he died earlier this month.

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More trouble over Toni Preckwinkle’s Hyde Park condo, where her son faces eviction after a series of incidents

The Cook County Board president’s son and his family are tenants in a condo she owns but maybe not for long after an eviction lawsuit and assault and gunfire allegations.

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Bears cut kicker Elliott Fry

There’s no guarantee Eddy Pineiro will be the Bears’ Week 1 starter; the Bears figure to look at NFL kickers, both via the trade market and waiver wire.

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The Mix: Air & Water Show, Wizard World and more things to do in Chicago Aug. 16-22

MuckFest, Bernadette Peters in concert, and Dance for Life are among the entertainment/cultural highlights in the week ahead.

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Fact-check: Kinzinger off target with claim about handguns and murder

Most murders are committed with firearms, a majority of them handguns, federal data show. Even so, Kinzinger significantly stretched the facts by claiming handguns are used to commit nearly all murders.

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Bears cut kicker Elliott Fry

There’s no guarantee Eddy Pineiro will be the Bears’ Week 1 starter; the Bears figure to look at NFL kickers, both via the trade market and waiver wire.

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63 killed during bombing of Kabul wedding; Islamic State takes credit

The attack, which happened Sunday, comes as the U.S. and the Taliban appear to be within days of a deal on ending the war. Afghans are questioning just how safe they will be under the deal.

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Chicago should landmark sign at Trump Tower

Efforts to remove the Trump Tower sign are futile. But what if the city preserves it, as a somber reminder of what happened to our great country?

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No. 8 Naperville Central expects a lot of action from Sam Jackson

Junior Sam Jackson will move from receiver to quarterback and replace Sun-Times Player of the Year Payton Thorne.

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Taxes will ground Chicago casino, but taking a flier on airport slots could pay off, study finds

Slot machines at O’Hare and Midway could rake in nearly $37 million per year, even outpacing the terminal slots in Las Vegas.

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8-year-old found unresponsive in South Chicago home: police

The child was rushed to Trinity Hospital where they were pronounced dead, Chicago police said.

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Goldfinch, mountain lion, Chicago eagles, Crazy Horse: Notes, Chicago outdoors

Goldfinches and eagles around Chicago, another mountain lion in Michigan and a pertinent Crazy Horse quote are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.

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Missing woman last seen trying to reach Loop Metra station

Angela Sephus was last seen trying to go to the station at LaSalle and Van Buren.

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Lake County state’s attorney was right to charge teens with murder in Gurnee shooting

They might get probation on a reduced charge in the end, but they need to learn that the justice system is not a joke

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3 wounded in Humboldt Park shooting

Two women and a man were on a sidewalk when someone unleashed gunfire from an alley.

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Duck call: Bears’ long shot thinks big, plays big

Rookie CB Clifton Duck left Appalachian State early for a shot at the NFL — and he’s making his mark in preseason

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Woman, 46, killed in Washington Park shooting: police

She was driving an Infinity SUV in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue when someone opened fire from the sidewalk.

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1 injured in Chatham crash

Someone in a 2005 Grand Prix tried making a right turn but lost control and struck another car, police said.

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Dear Abby: Fiance wants a baby in a few years, but I can’t wait

Right now, she’s overwhelmed by a feeling of yearning, while he’s reluctant to make any financial or lifestyle sacrifices.

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Police seeking Jeep in Bridgeport hit-and-run

Two women were injured in the crash, and one of them was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

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Man, 83, missing from Bellwood

Atan Ramchandani was last seen around noon on Aug. 17 in the western suburb.

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Man shot during attempted robbery in South Shore

The 19-year-old was standing in a lot in the 7600 block of South Exchange Avenue when two males tried robbing him.

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Battery of Lucas Giolito and James McCann has been a powerful one for Sox, who fall 6-5

"[McCann’s] unreal back there," Giolito said. "Every single game, every single pitch he’s into it 100 percent.’’

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Sox coach Allen Thomas takes field trip to watch his son play in Class A California League

Sox notebook: Mike Schur has unenviable task of following Bill Walton in broadcast booth

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In last home game for a month, Fire beat Union to stay in playoff race

Nemanja Nikolic scored twice, and the Fire earned a 2-0 victory despite Nicolas Gaitan’s red card.

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2 struck by hit-and-run driver in Bridgeport

A 27-year-old woman was rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

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Cubs eke out ‘huge’ road victory against Pirates, brace for long, unusual day at Little League Classic

"Maybe it’s a good thing to break up our routine," said Kris Bryant, who atoned for two errors with a go-ahead home run in a 2-0 victory Saturday. "Obviously, [the normal routine] hasn’t been working for us on the road."

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Man, 77, missing from Bronzeville

Lonnie Fleming was last seen in the 4500 block of South Drexel Avenue.

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Justin Thomas shoots a course-record 61 to take third-round lead at BMW Champinship in Medinah

Thomas is at 21-under 195, six shots clear of Tony Finau and Patrick Cantlay

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Refilling Cubs’ pen: Closer Craig Kimbrel to be activated from IL Sunday; Steve Cishek also close

Kimbrel has missed the last 13 games because of a knee issue. Cishek, a late-inning workhorse for two seasons, has been out for the last week with a hip injury but says he feels normal again physically and expects to return Tuesday.

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Woman, 88, killed in Skokie crash

Joan Gutterman died in a crash about 9:35 a.m. at 8700 Gross Point Road, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Woman, man killed in Lawndale shooting: police

The pair were struck multiple times and taken by paramedics to Mt. Sinai Hospital, police said.

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Richards’ Leshon Williams leads list of the Chicago area’s 10 best running backs

Area’s top runners include two who have committed to Big Ten teams.

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Richard Williams, animator behind ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ dies at 86

Williams won two Oscars for his work on the live-action/animated film hybrid. He died in his home in Bristol, England.

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Parked vehicles stolen in South Shore: police

Vehicle owners in South Shore would park their vehicles on the street, only to come out at a later time to find them gone, Chicago police said.