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Top cop Eddie Johnson: ‘I feel great’ after weekend stay in hospital for blood clot

Supt. Johnson was hospitalized Friday after the clot was found in his lung, but he was in good spirits Monday.

Family of Tyler Bernicky, slain son of fire department lieutenant, pleads for answers in his murder

Bernicky, 25, was found stabbed to death early Saturday on the South Side. He was the son of a 24-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department.

From K-Cups to beef ramen, here’s some surprising pot products you’ll be able to buy soon

There will be a variety of ways you’ll be able get high when marijuana is fully legalized next year.

Biden, Buttigieg among presidential hopefuls heading to Rainbow PUSH convention

Rainbow PUSH spokesman Don Terry said there are other presidential hopefuls scheduled to attend events during the five-day convention, but he said Biden and Buttigieg are the only confirmed presidential hopefuls as of Monday.


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Warren, Sanders should agree not to doom each other’s chances

Warren and Sanders are doing well because they have captured the hearts of the left. But to win the nomination, one of them has to go.

A personal story of abortion, from a man

It’s a memory I normally keep pushed way back in the recesses of my mind, but I need to talk about this now, Mark Brown writes.

Tired of watching the world go by when it comes to the Bulls and stars

The team never seems to be in the conversation when the best players decide to give the NBA’s tectonic plates a shove. Not even when one of the best players is Chicago native Anthony Davis.

Ava DuVernay’s series on the Central Park Five is must-see TV

The drama about the wrongfully convicted men has been Netflix’s most-watched series since its May 31 premiere, and deservedly so.

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CPD second-in-command won’t be punished for taking pre-approved family vacation to Aruba

Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times the controversy caused by Anthony Riccio’s trip earlier this month to celebrate his daughter’s graduation is "over for now" and she’s prepared to move on.

Q factor: Cubs’ competitive window needed Jose Quintana trade ‘like oxygen’

"I understand fans who are upset about the deal," Cubs president Theo Epstein said. But the Cubs might not have been a playoff team the last two years without giving up top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease for Quintana.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine reveals he has throat cancer

Concerts at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and at RiverEdge Park in Aurora have been canceled.

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Q factor: Cubs’ competitive window needed Jose Quintana trade ‘like oxygen’

"I understand fans who are upset about the deal," Cubs president Theo Epstein said. But the Cubs might not have been a playoff team the last two years without giving up top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease for Quintana.

Wrigley Field playing as extreme pitchers’ park this season

Wrigley Field, long regarded as a hitters’ haven, is one of three parks in the National League and one of six in the majors with runs park factors below .820, as listed at

CTA bus shooting leaves 2 wounded

The shooting victims include an 18-year-old man and woman, authorities said.

Mobilizing the Poor People’s Campaign

A movement for common sense and social justice is building, putting every politician on notice: lead or get out of the way, a new moral majority is building and demanding change.

Now appearing at Wrigley Field: Eloy Jimenez

Almost two years after his blockbuster trade from the Cubs, Eloy Jimenez is set to make his first appearance at Wrigley Field as a member of the White Sox.

Analysis: Some early Lightfoot missteps mirror those of predecessor

Rahm Emanuel’s non-stop travel, fundraising and celebrity schmoozing was one of the biggest pet peeves about his eight-year tenure.

Roeper: Die-hard White Sox fan sets record straight on shocking Cubs sing-along

But let the record show, when we got to "root, root, root," I did not sing "Cubbies." I held the microphone out to the crowd.

Toronto Raptors rally: 2 wounded, 2 arrested in shooting incident

Two people were shot and wounded at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

Jurors convict man of shooting ATF agent

Reputed gang member Ernesto Godinez told his girlfriend after the shooting, "I feel good," according to prosecutors.

Developer who saved Medinah Temple buys it again

Albert Friedman needs to replace Bloomingdale’s in the River North landmark.

Bears lead tight NFC North in latest NFL postseason odds

The Bears were listed as having the fourth-best odds to make the playoffs in the NFC behind the Rams, Saints and Eagles.

‘Puppy dog face’ is no accident. Study suggests it’s been developed over 33,000 years

In their 33,000 years as domesticated pets, dogs’ facial muscles have evolved so they can make that cute little face you can’t resist, a new study suggests.

Suspicious package found on sidewalk near Dearborn Homes

The package was found about 1:40 p.m. on the sidewalk near 29th and State streets, police said.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine reveals he has throat cancer

Concerts at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and at RiverEdge Park in Aurora have been canceled.

Man shot dead, woman pistol-whipped in Channahon domestic incident: police

Multiple agencies have been called for reports of shorts fired in the 25000 block of Fryer Street in Channahon.

Egypt state TV says ousted president Morsi died in court

The 67-year-old had been attending his trial on espionage charges.

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The Heritage Restaurant in Forest Park a celebration of farm-to-table fare

Executive chef Rick Ohlemacher creates a seasonal menu that changes every six to eight weeks.

How to get those toned arms — Working out with dumbbells

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Passerotto serves as a love letter to Korean culture and appreciation for Italian food

Many of Passerotto’s favorites like the ddukbokki lamb ragu — Korean rice cakes paired with a lamb neck ragu gravy — taste Korean and Italian simultaneously without being exclusively either.

Today on ‘Ellen’: Lin-Manuel Miranda gives presidential whiz kid a tour of Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ exhibition

The 9-year-old drops some historical knowledge on the musical’s creator and former star.
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White Sox-Cubs series is Hunger Games — at least for one team

The Sox have circled the dates. The Cubs? They’re counting the days to when Craig Kimbrel, their recently signed All-Star closer, is ready to join the big club from Class AAA Iowa. To them, the Sox are the Mariners are the Marlins are the Giants. Not finger food exactly, but not an entrée.

Filmmaker Robert Townsend is a personal hero to many

FBI probing suspect’s claim that visiting scholar was 1 of 13 victims

Brendt Christensen never explicitly claimed that he killed 12 other people in a tape secretly recorded by his girlfriend, but he spoke about weight being a huge factor in getting rid of bodies.

Secret Service investigating suspicious package at West Rogers Park post office

CPD Bomb and Arson officers were called about 12:50 p.m. for reports of a package with some kind of residue on it at the U.S. Post Office Northtown Station, 3401 W. Devon Ave.

Masked gunman fatally shot by police after opening fire in Dallas federal courthouse

The gunman was killed after exchanging gunfire with federal officers.

In ‘If I Forget,’ tensions tear at another outspoken family

Victory Gardens cast up to the task of portraying the conflicts that divide Jewish Americans.

Wolves to open 2019-20 season on Oct. 5

Chicago’s AHL team will try to become the first in league history to win four straight division titles.

Woman wanted in 2 other hold-ups robs Logan Square bank at gunpoint

The woman entered Citibank about 10:15 a.m. at 2295 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to Chicago police and the FBI.

Chicago’s only House Republican resigns after 23 years

It’s the end of an era for the McAuliffe family. State Rep. Michael McAuliffe and his father, Roger McAulliffe, had represented the Northwest Side district for 46 years.

Josh McCown, QB for Bears and myriad others, retires

Josh McCown, the affable backup quarterback who excelled with Jay Cutler injured in 2013, retired Monday, two weeks shy of his 40th birthday.

Hawk Harrelson not a fan of Wrigley Field: ‘That place sucks’

The former Sox announcer said it’s great for fans but "sucks" for visiting teams.

‘Empire’ star Bryshere Gray arrested after Logan Square traffic stop

Gray, 25, was pulled over at 10:37 a.m. June 13 in the 3000 block of West Wabansia Avenue for a "registration issue," according to Chicago police.

My father’s gift to me after Ford laid him off

"They offered to move us to the Florida plant at Chicago wages," my father said. "We’ll be rich." But no one was listening. Florida?

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

Author Suzanne Collins says she will go back to the years following the so-called "Dark Days," the failed rebellion in Panem.

Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion icon, has died at 95

Her son, reporter/TV personality Anderson Cooper, confirmed the news in an on-air obituary Monday.

Lead alert lifted for some south suburban Aqua Illinois customers

In an update issued at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the utility said localized testing showed tap water is safe for consumption in all of Green Garden township as well as parts of University Park and Monee Township.