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Documentary following Mothers Against Senseless Killing founder to show ‘truth about Chicago’

"They Ain’t Ready For Me," directed by independent filmmaker Brad Rothschild, follows MASK founder Tamar Manasseh over a 2-year period of her anti-violence efforts. It premieres Thursday in New York and will screen in Chicago soon.

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McConnell proposes short impeachment trial over several long days; Democrats object

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side to give opening statements, ground rules that Democrats immediately rejected.

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2 children wounded in barbershop shooting released from hospital

"It’s going to be a long mental and physical recovery," a family spokeswoman said.

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Joliet police officer charged with DUI in I-55 crash that killed her passenger, a Berwyn police officer

Officer Charles Schauer was a passenger in a Dodge that slammed into the rear of a box truck, police said. The driver, Erin Zilka, was charged with DUI.

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Dr. King called on us to express the better angels of our souls

Dr. King’s commitment provides a wonderful example for all of us, but particularly for the young. By the wisdom of his teaching, the justice of his cause, the intensity of his commitment, he helped transform America.

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Legal pot in Illinois: not that big a deal

Now that the ululations of welcome have subsided, I can let slip a secret: Legal marijuana likely won’t affect your life at all.

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Hey, Bulls fans, winning basketball is being played right up I-94

Those of you who are tired of the same old Bulls rebuild might find the whole Bucks/Milwaukee adventure to your liking.

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Living on State Street? Kindergarten on State Street? Well, why not?

State Street is poised to reimagine itself, possibly in the most comprehensive way since 1995. We asked the experts about that.

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Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously

Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss.

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2020 NFL Draft: Low on picks, Bears need to find gems at quarterback, tight end

With a diluted set of draft picks, Bears general manager Ryan Pace needs to find some bargains at the Senior Bowl.

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Prince Harry speaks publicly about stepping away from royal life

Harry said Sunday he had "no other option’’ but to step away so that he and his wife, Meghan, could seek a more peaceful life.

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Horoscope for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020

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Boy, 17, shot in Garfield Park

He was walking in the 4200 block of West West End Avenue when he was grazed in the leg, police said.

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2020 Jean Banchet Awards celebrate Chicago’s culinary scene

Top honors went to the husband-and-wife team of Anna and David Posey of Elske, who received the award for chef of the year.

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Michael O’Brien’s high school basketball notebook

Analysis, scores and highlights from the best games of Monday, January 20, 2020.

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Oakbrook Terrace mayor resigns amid federal probe involving red-light cameras

According to the Chicago Tribune, Mayor Tony Ragucci submitted his resignation Friday after the paper reported he sent $30,000 from his campaign fund to a lawyer who represented him in the probe.

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Man, 53, missing from Lawndale found safe

Police canceled the alert Monday.

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Lincoln Park outlasts Joliet West in overtime

No. 10 Lincoln Park escaped with a 56-55 win against No. 13 Joliet West in the Illinois Spot-Lite Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Hyde Park.

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When it comes to unanimous Hall of Fame picks, Derek Jeter fittingly could be No. 2

Jeter was picked by all 210 voters tabulated through late Monday evening by Ryan Thibodaux’s Hall of Fame vote tracker, about half the expected ballots. The Class of 2020 will be announced Tuesday.

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Man charged with DUI in I-55 crash that led to death of Berwyn police officer

Rodrigo Marin allegedly crashed his Nissan into a box truck, which was then struck by another car that was carrying the officer.

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Coronavirus in China can spread from human to human, scientists confirm

Two people in Guangdong province in southern China caught the virus from family members, state media said. Some medical workers have also tested positive for the virus, the English-language China Daily newspaper reported.

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2020 NFL Draft: Low on picks, Bears need to find gems at quarterback, tight end

With a diluted set of draft picks, Bears general manager Ryan Pace needs to find some bargains at the Senior Bowl.

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Employee injured after being crushed by truck at repair shop in Huntley

The 29-year-old man was working on a truck when it fell on top of him, police said.

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Bulls coach Jim Boylen wants roster to stay intact as deadline nears

It was another loss to a winning team Monday, and another dismal performance by Lauri Markkanen. And while the big man questioned how he’s being used by his coach, Jim Boylen wants the roster to stay together.

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3 cases of Legionnaires’ reported at Carol Stream retirement community

2 of the cases were fatal, according to a spokesman with the DuPage County Health Department.

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Don’t let up, CPS, on hiring more school social workers and nurses

The district has 91 more social workers and 57 more nurses than at this time last year, but is still falling short of its goal.

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Burglars steal iPads, video game consoles from apartments in Gresham

Wallets, purses and televisions were also stolen.

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In Chicago and elsewhere, Latinos converting to Islam

Chicago is home of one of the larger and older Latino Muslim populations, a slice of the Muslim world that’s often overlooked.
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Black Caucus chairman threatens to resurrect six-month delay for recreational marijuana sales

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Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right

You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear.

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Bulls guard Zach LaVine wants All-Star selection first, contests second

LaVine continued offering up more clarity surrounding the will-he, won’t-he with the dunk contest. It doesn’t sound like it would be in play unless the sixth-year guard is selected by the coaches for the All-Star Game. Then it’s a we’ll-see.

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Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session

The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues.

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Man charged with making false 911 call in Wheaton ‘swatting’

Timothy Jackson allegedly called 911 about a domestic disturbance involving a shooting at an apartment building Oct. 19, 2019.

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Switch to right-side defense has sparked Slater Koekkoek’s excellent recent stretch

Playing on the right side for the first time in his career, Koekkoek’s pairing with Olli Maatta has been excellent in recent games.

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John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate

After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday.

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Woman wounded in Lawndale shooting

She was shot inside a vehicle about 1:15 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Douglas Boulevard, Chicago police said.

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Baseball’s biggest challenge is how to harness and control evolving technology

MLB officials have to know it was only the clumsiness of some Watergate-like burglars that brought the sign-stealing scandal to light.

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Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights

The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said.

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Firefighter hurt battling fire at Roseland church

The fire broke out on the second floor of Beacon Light Ministries.

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Lightfoot planning anti-poverty summit to bring ‘transformational change’ to neglected neighborhoods

"We, as a city, will turn in a different direction and make sure that we leave no one behind because of their race, their gender or ZIP code," the mayor said.

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Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

Rates of depression started to tick up just as smartphones became popular, so digital media could be playing a role.

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Archdiocese announces name for newly formed parish

A new, combined Northwest Side parish and school will be called St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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Charges filed after student seeking revenge with pepper spray misses target in Lawndale high school, hits 5 peers instead

The girl told police she had been battered by the boy a few days before, and was upset he wasn’t disciplined, police said.

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Burglars shatter windows with bricks at Logan Square businesses: police

The burglars took cash from the businesses in each case.

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Hiring more cops to chase down Metra fare evaders is a waste of money

There were 43 arrests between 2016 and 2018 for fare evasion on Metra trains. Clearly, this isn’t a major problem for the agency. The resources required to further crack down are disproportionate to the problem.