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Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

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39 more die in Illinois of COVID-19 as all regions of state set to move to Phase 3 on Friday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces guidance Tuesday for the reopening of child care facilities, retail stores, offices and other industries.

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Latest coronavirus news for May 26, 2020: Live updates

Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.

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With no state help forthcoming, 4 South Side hospitals call off merger, predict service cuts

Advocate Trinity Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, South Shore Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital had announced the $1.1 billion merger in January.

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Our national shame: COVID-19 in nursing homes

Even as states begin to reopen, the death toll in nursing homes remains a disgrace.

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Suburbs poised to begin outdoor dining before city: Social distancing on Gov. Pritzker’s menu

"We have to pray for June to be dry," said Richard Holleb, co-owner of Norton’s, a popular restaurant known as the "Cheers" of Highland Park, at 1905 Sheridan Rd.

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Honor U.S. dead by not making more of them

We remember fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, but have we forgotten the selfless sacrifice that inspired them?

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A Memorial Day remembrance for 2 Arlington Heights classmates lost in Vietnam nearly 51 years ago

William Dabbert and Robert Conti were 2 young men so much like themselves. They made the ultimate sacrifice in an unpopular war. Their classmates have never forgotten.

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Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting ‘it’s going to be difficult’ but not ‘impossible’

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would "happily" take his recall petition "off the table," if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what Skillicorn leaves on the table, given the high threshold for a successful recall petition.

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Blackhawks playoff bound as NHL announces postseason format, outlines timetable

The Hawks will play a best-of-five "qualifying round" series against the Oilers in a to-be-announced hub city. Chicago is one of 10 locations being considered as hubs.

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Run-of-the-mill rom-com helps kick off HBO Max

The streaming service’s first scripted series is ‘Love Life,’ with Anna Kendrick dating different partners like a duller Carrie Bradshaw.

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Plan for new Chinatown high school gets $50M boost from state Legislature

Residents, including those in Bridgeport and the South Loop, have spent years pushing for a neighborhood school to serve their communities.

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How Ramiz Ahmed went from a college tryout to the Bears’ latest kicker

Less than three years later, Ahmed has earned an even greater opportunity — to compete with Eddy Pineiro, who went 23-for-28 last year, for the Bears’ kicker job.

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Man killed in West Woodlawn shooting: police

The man was outside about 1:25 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Eberhart Avenue when two people in a passing vehicle opened fire, striking him several times in the back and arm, Chicago police said.

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2 teen boys wounded in Little Village drive-by

The 16-year-old was struck in the torso and is in critical condition, police said. The older boy was grazed on his back and is in good condition.

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Is that ball even playable?

All the leagues will be giving it a try, but they’re at the mercy of a mysterious, deadly virus.

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1 killed, 1 wounded in Humboldt Park shooting

A 35-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest, and a 23-year-old woman was grazed in the leg, police said.

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Illinois driver facilities to reopen first week of June

Driver Services centers will open June 1 and 2 for new drivers, people with expired licenses and IDs and people making vehicle transactions, the Secretary of State’s website said.

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Horoscope for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Players call MLB economic proposal ‘extremely disappointing’

A rookie at the major-league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal.

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Woman, 65, missing from East Garfield Park

Delores Lamb was last seen May 16 and is missing from the 2800 block of West Fulton Street.

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Chicago fishing: All IDNR sites open on Friday and spawning activity builds along with the heat

The opening of all IDNR sites on Friday and spawning activity building along with the heat are the leads to this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Man killed in South Shore shooting

The 37-year-old was shot in the head and arm, police said.

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Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting ‘it’s going to be difficult’ but not ‘impossible’

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn said he would "happily" take his recall petition "off the table," if the governor fixes the problem. But it might not matter what Skillicorn leaves on the table, given the high threshold for a successful recall petition.

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10 more Chicago Police Department employees test positive for COVID-19

Of the confirmed cases, 519 are officers and 29 are civilian employees, police said.

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Temperature checks on deck: Reopening guidelines usher in new normal

Whether employers and customers will adapt to reopening guidelines and whether businesses can be profitable under the rules will be key to the revival of the Illinois economy.

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‘White Pride,’ gang symbols spray painted at Naperville Park: police

Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Radiologists scrap fall event at McCormick Place

Decision could lead groups to cancel late-2020 conventions and shows.

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Run-of-the-mill rom-com helps kick off HBO Max

The streaming service’s first scripted series is ‘Love Life,’ with Anna Kendrick dating different partners like a duller Carrie Bradshaw.

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Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

While Mayor Lori Lightfoot is supportive of the plan, city officials are exploring changes to it. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 17, and it’s unlikely a meeting would be called earlier to take up any changes.

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Teen grazed in Lawndale shooting

The 17-year-old refused medical attention, police said.

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Jimmy Fallon apologizes for wearing blackface in 2000 ‘SNL’ video

The ‘Tonight Show’ host says it was ‘unquestionably offensive’ for him to paint his face for a Chris Rock impression.

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Chief federal judge slowly trying to get court moving again, but no jury trials until August

U.S. District Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer said there will be less "face time" between attorneys and judges, and more court business done on paper.

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The U to rebroadcast 6 Sky games

The U will be filling the void left by the postponed WNBA season by rebroadcasting six old Sky games, starting Sunday, the network announced Tuesday.

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White Sox will pay minor-league players through June

The White Sox said Tuesday they will continue paying minor league players through the end of June

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2 killed, 2 wounded in West Garfield Park shooting: police

A person was selling an item on a corner when someone in a red-colored vehicle opened fire, police said.

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Teen shot in Gresham

The 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and hospitalized in good condition, police said.

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4 Minneapolis officers fired amid outrage over video showing death of unarmed black man

George Floyd’s death Monday night after he struggled with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities.

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Burglars hit Naperville middle school: police

The group burglarized Madison Jr. High School May 19, according to Naperville police.

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Blackhawks playoff bound as NHL announces postseason format, outlines timetable

The Hawks will play a best-of-five "qualifying round" series against the Oilers in a to-be-announced hub city. Chicago is one of 10 locations being considered as hubs.

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Kiah Gillespie decides to sit out 2020 season as Sky trim roster to 11 by deadline

There were no surprises this week as the Sky waived forward Alexis Prince and 2020 third-round pick Japreece Dean to trim their roster to 11 players by Tuesday’s deadline, which was established last week in order for players to get paid starting June 1.

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Woman, 70, missing from Oak Park

Barbara Harmon was last seen Tuesday morning in the 200 block of North Grove Avenue.

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Man found dead with head trauma in Old Town apartment had heart attack: autopsy

Police were investigating the death after a man in his 30s or 40s was found facedown in a hallway with blunt force trauma and abrasions to his head.