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Teen ‘couch drummer’ in Chicago gets a gift from Anderson .Paak

The Grammy winner, a fan of Trinity Robinson’s videos online, meets her in person to present a drum kit of her own.

Man accused of beating Grindr date with hammer, spraying cops with bear repellant 

Cedric Johnson, 29, allegedly hit a 47-year-old man with a hammer June 14 in Lake View after meeting him on a dating app.

Scooter invasion hits West, Northwest and Southwest neighborhoods

Saturday was the kickoff for Chicago’s electric scooter program making 2,500 of the vehicles available for rent in a 50-mile test zone on the West, Southwest and Northwest sides.

Cardinal Cupich: Priest reinstated to Lake View church after allegation of sex abuse ‘unfounded’

Following investigations by civil and church authorities, Rev. Patrick Lee will return to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel


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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.

Four bills Gov. Pritzker can sign immediately to protect immigrant rights

Some of these bills have been in the works for years. Others have emerged more recently as President Trump has ratcheted up anti-immigrant fervor.

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.

This cute baby wants me to run your life

Anti-choice activists distract women with pretend babies while trying to take away their real rights.

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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.

Cubs’ Joe Maddon on 2-5 road trip: ‘We’re better than that; we know we’re better than that’

The Cubs’ ninth-inning rally fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday that dropped them a game out of first place.

HBO’s crackling good ‘Euphoria’ a cautionary tale for teens, a horror show for parents

Zendaya stars in edgy, new show that depicts the sad origins and grim consequences of experiments with sex, drugs, violence.

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend spends all his free time watching sports

Sad and bored, his girlfriend of eight years wants him to get off the couch and show her some attention.

40% of girls at some CPS schools show signs of PTSD. This program is helping them heal.

Working on Womanhood is helping female students cope with trauma, anxiety and depression, preliminary data from a new UChicago study shows.

Woman wounded in South Deering drive-by

She was in the 10600 block of South Torrence Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.

Man shot to death after argument in Lake View: police

Someone in a vehicle followed the SUV he was in and opened fire in the 2900 block of North Broadway, police said.

Man, 66, missing from Bronzeville

Lorenzo Harrell was last seen in the 4200 block of South Wabash Avenue on June 14, according to police.

Man shot and killed in South Chicago: police

Officers found the 25-year-old shot in an overturned vehicle.

Teen wounded in Austin shooting

The 17-year-old was hospitalized in good condition.

2 men wounded, 1 fatally in Marquette Park shooting

They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where one man died, police said.

Cubs’ Joe Maddon on 2-5 road trip: ‘We’re better than that; we know we’re better than that’

The Cubs’ ninth-inning rally fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday that dropped them a game out of first place.

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Eagle on muskie, suburban eagles, Wisconsin wolves, weather impact on dove fields: Notes, Chicago outdoors

An eagle taking a muskie, a suburban eagle, the Wisconsin count of wolves and weather impact on dove fields are among the notes on Chicago outdoors.

Power point? Dodgers help clarify Cubs’ biggest need at trade deadline

The Cubs might have to beat the Dodgers in October for a shot at the World Series, and they’ll almost certainly need another left-hander to do it.

Craft beers enhanced with flavors of steak, peanut butter and Jolly Ranchers

Eager to be noticed, makers concoct some strange brews.

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson remains hospitalized Sunday night

Johnson will likely spend one more night in the hospital, a police spokesman said.

Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open for his first major championship

Overcomes back-nine pressure at Pebble Beach to hold off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka for three-shot victory.

Man dies 1 day after West Side shooting

Travell Rodgers, 24, died Friday as a result of multiple gun shot wounds, his death has been ruled a homicide.

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Warming up, stretching, toning for those summertime sports

Regardless of what type of shape you’re in, some recreational sports require different muscle power than those you’re more accustomed to using during your workouts.

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

First, start with lighter weights than you think. I often see people using improper form with dumbbells, and lifting weights that are too heavy are a key reason.

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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Girl, 16, seriously wounded by stray gunfire on Far South Side

The teen was shot in the chest in Morgan Park.

Life-threatening waves expected Sunday on Lake Michigan beaches: weather service

The statement from the National Weather Service extends until 10 p.m. and warns of waves as high as six feet.

Boeing CEO says company made mistake in handling warning-system problem

The FAA has faulted Boeing for not telling regulators for more than a year that a safety indicator in the cockpit of the plane didn’t work as intended.

On stoplights, bee hives and vaccinations

Society has drifted so far into individualism, the idea of a common good is alien to many Americans

Man charged in forest preserve sex assault is released on bond

Ryan Patterson, 27, is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Blackhawks still active in trade discussions ahead of NHL Draft

Even after acquiring defenseman Olli Maatta from the Penguins, the Hawks likely aren’t done in the trade market.

Robert Townsend to be honored by local arts group; talks legacy, inclusion and the late John Singleton

The filmmaker will return to his Chicago roots to accept an award from the Chicago West Community Music Center’s gala Saturday at the Palmer House.

Man arrested for home invasion, sex assault in St. Charles

Jason Carter, 42, was charged with felony counts of home invasion and sexual assault, St. Charles police said.

Franco Zeffirelli, directed ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ dies at 96

He rose to be one of Italy’s most prolific directors, working with such opera greats as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Maria Callas, as well as Hollywood stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Mel Gibson, Cher and Judi Dench.

In Chicago, Jon Favreau celebrates his ironclad friendship with Robert Downey Jr.

The filmmaker calls Downey ‘my brother’ and gives gala crowd a flashback to his Chicago years — and a glimpse at his new ‘Lion King’ remake

USA advances at World Cup with 3-0 win over Chile

Carli Lloyd scored twice to lead the Americans into the Round of 16.

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.

New lane configuration to take effect Monday at Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction

The reconfiguration will require intermittent lane and ramp closures between 10 p.m. June 16 and 5 a.m. June 17 and last until the end of the year.

Meghan and Harry celebrate Father’s Day with photo of baby Archie

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 and is seventh in line to the British throne.

Report: White Sox calling up catcher Zack Collins

Collins was the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over state’s strict abortion law

Haddish told ticketholders in a statement that she cannot "in good faith" perform in Georgia unless it withdraws the so-called heartbeat bill.