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Mark Brown

Lightfoot makes aldermen squirm on day one

She started by using her inauguration speech to give the aldermen a visual demonstration that the public is on her side in her call for reform, employing the audience at the Wintrust Arena to help make them squirm.

Jesse Jackson

Extremist laws will make it harder for poor women to end pregnancies

The new laws generally deem abortion murder after six or eight weeks, no exceptions. This is often before women are even aware that they are pregnant.

Michael Sneed

Fetal abduction is ‘just plain evil’

It is gruesome. It is grisly. It’s as bad as it gets.

Laura Washington

Lightfoot poised to lead historic conversation about race in Chicago

Lori Lightfoot doesn’t have to defend our racial legacy, but she can help us acknowledge and work to reconcile it.

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Former Richard J. Daley critic defends Lightfoot for keeping aldermen ‘reasonably frightened’

"The aldermen need to be reasonably frightened of the mayor. They need to know that she’s not gonna put up with them getting off the reservation too often," Simpson said before Monday’s inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena.

Cubs’ Yu Darvish was good but not good enough against Wrigley favorite Jake Arrieta

Maybe people will start looking at Darvish differently someday. Maybe, just maybe, a fan base that hated him for not being Jake-like will come to believe that Yu-like is enough. Maybe he’ll be the good guy someday. Just not yet.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale review: Enthralling series comes to a satisfying end

The episode surrounds Daenerys with beauty as she defends her evil deeds.

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Woman killed by gunfire among 7 shot Monday in Chicago

The 37-year-old woman was struck in her chest about 4:20 p.m., and died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

Person hit by Metra train in Highwood

The collision occurred about 10:30 p.m. just past the Highwood station on the Union Pacific North Line.

Horoscope for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cubs’ Yu Darvish meets challenge of matchup with ‘legend’ Arrieta

Whether the enigmatic starter turned a competitive corner as a Cub, he looked for at least 5 innings like the pitcher they thought they had signed.

Armed robber strikes cellphone store in Downers Grove: cops

The male suspect brandished a handgun while robbing Android Wireless & Repair at 6315 Woodward Ave., police said.

Cubs’ Yu Darvish was good but not good enough against Wrigley favorite Jake Arrieta

Maybe people will start looking at Darvish differently someday. Maybe, just maybe, a fan base that hated him for not being Jake-like will come to believe that Yu-like is enough. Maybe he’ll be the good guy someday. Just not yet.

Eloy Jimenez returns to White Sox with more reasonable goals

Perhaps there was some good in Eloy Jimenez getting a respite to sort of sit back, relax and press it down on a reset button.

In first road start at Wrigley, Phils’ Jake Arrieta reminds Cubs how it was — and could’ve been

It wasn’t vintage Arrieta, but that old, familiar toughness was there. The only run he allowed in six innings came on an Anthony Rizzo base hit in the third.

R. Scott Falk, Humanities Festival chairman, dies at age 55

Falk also led the northern Illinois chapter of the American Red Cross

Cubs’ defense is not as bad as it looks; White Sox are different story

Metrics point to worse defenses than North Siders’ error-prone crew.

White Sox’ Jose Abreu learning English on job

Jose Abreu is doing more time as a designated hitter and for him, "doing time" is a good choice of words – in any language.

Joe cool on potential Chicago managerial openings

But ex-Cub Girardi clear about intention to manage again, `plain and simple.’

Bruised heel sidelines Cubs SS Javy Baez Monday

Last year’s MVP runner-up is day to day after injuring the right heel during Sunday’s game against the Nationals.

Former Richard J. Daley critic defends Lightfoot for keeping aldermen ‘reasonably frightened’

"The aldermen need to be reasonably frightened of the mayor. They need to know that she’s not gonna put up with them getting off the reservation too often," Simpson said before Monday’s inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena.

Trans woman in Texas discovered dead weeks after assault caught on video

Police say there’s no evidence indicating a link between Muhlaysia Booker’s death and the April 12 beating she suffered after a minor traffic accident.

Chicago teen crashed into 2 vehicles after firing gun in Evanston: cops

Mario Moss pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot into the air during an argument last week in the 700 block of Dodge Avenue, police said.

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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.

Baby gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo on Mother’s Day

The public will get to see the baby gorilla beginning Wednesday.

Pritzker: ‘No concerns’ about fed probe of property tax appeal

An attorney for the Pritzkers said: "We are confident that any further review of the matter will show that the appropriate rules were followed."

5 killed, 24 hurt in Easter weekend gun violence

The fatalities included a 16-year-old boy who was discovered with a gunshot wound to his chest Saturday in Garfield Park.
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Lawyers, family said Aretha Franklin had no will. Three were found in her home this month

Lawyers and family members had previously said that the "Queen of Soul" had no will. Three handwritten versions were discovered earlier this month.

Spirituality, hope infuse Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s inauguration address

A 1989 song that spoke to the crisis and uncertainty of a difficult labor could be a metaphor for the female triumvirate of Lightfoot, Anna Valencia, City Clerk, and Melissa Conyears-Ervin, City Treasurer.

Harrison Street bridge to close Tuesday for repairs, maintenance

The bridge will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.

EDITORIAL: Lightfoot needs all of us to help her build city of fairness, hope

The new mayor is asking the City Council to reinvent itself and become a true collaborator in governing. For that matter, she is asking the same of us.

Lightfoot, sworn in as Chicago mayor, quickly delivers on campaign promise

Thousands gathered at Wintrust Arena to witness the inauguration of Chicago’s first openly gay and African-American female mayor. After inaugural festivities, she quickly made good on a key campaign pledge.

Lightfoot makes aldermen squirm on day one

She started by using her inauguration speech to give the aldermen a visual demonstration that the public is on her side in her call for reform, employing the audience at the Wintrust Arena to help make them squirm.

DuPage Medical CEO’s death a suicide: police

Michael Kasper led an era of growth at independent physicians group

Trayvon Martin’s mother announces run for local office in Florida

Sybrina Fulton says her activism after her son’s death has prepared her to serve on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

Man charged with fatally stabbing woman at her Round Lake Beach home

Alonzo Campos, 20, allegedly shot the 48-year-old woman multiple times with a BB gun before stabbing her to death, authorities said.

Baby rhino born at Lincoln Park Zoo

The species, which resides in south and east Africa, is critically endangered in the wild due to rhino poaching for the animal’s horns.

Woman killed in Chatham double shooting: police

The shooting happened in the 7800 block of South State Street, Chicago police said.

5th migrant child dies after detention by Border Patrol

"If these were white children that were dying at this rate, people would be up in arms," a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project said.

Girl escapes attempted kidnapping in Edgewater

Police are searching for a man wanted for attempting to kidnap a 10-year-old girl Monday in Edgewater.

‘Adventures of Augie March’ undergoes a long and winding transformation at Court Theatre

For a play about a man who has such trouble reaching adulthood, it’s a play best viewed by adults — or at least those with adult-like attention spans.

Trump can’t block subpoena of financial records, judge rules

Even before the ruling, scholars had said President Donald Trump’s legal argument — that the subpoena "has no legitimate legislative purpose" — had little merit.

Pro women’s hockey players form union to push for new league

The players want a "single, viable women’s professional league in North America."