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Rainbow PUSH honors parents of Ahmaud Arbery, Jelani Day during annual Martin Luther King Jr. program

During Monday’s program honoring King, Marcus Arbery told viewers, "You’ve got to keep on fighting. Don’t give up. Because somebody’s going to hear you."

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King’s time in Chicago echoes today

The city is still deeply divided with no clear way forward. The only clue of what lies ahead comes from what has already occurred. A crucial view that would be blurred by those hot to whitewash the story in school books, the better to lead this country into deeper ruin.

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The best way to honor King: Pass federal voting rights laws

The future of our democracy demands no less.

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Republicans didn’t bother to recruit a candidate to run against Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Meanwhile, Aurora Mayor Irvin is poised to launch his GOP governor bid on Monday, with his campaign lifted by the perception he will get the backing of billionaire Ken Griffin.

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The house that gave me a refresher course in gratitude

In a way, despite my initial shock of where I found myself in Ghana, I felt oddly at home.

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Ali and MLK, not always allies, shared opposition to Vietnam War: ‘It cost them both dearly’

Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr. were honored Monday at the Chicago History Museum. Illinois’ new Jan. 17 Ali commemorative day fell on the same day as the federal King holiday.

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Les Grobstein, 670 The Score overnight host, dead at 69

The Chicago sports broadcasting icon died Sunday at his home, the station announced Monday.

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When it comes to her music, it’s a new day for ‘Friday’ singer Rebecca Black

The musician, now 24 and hailed as a queer icon, is on the road and refusing to be defined by her much-maligned viral hit from more than a decade ago.

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‘Amazon didn’t do much for us,’ says downstate family poised to sue over deadly warehouse collapse

Austin McEwen, 26, was one of the six people who died Dec. 10 while working at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, when a tornado struck.

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Organizers rally against renewal of metal shredder permit

Dozens of people, including Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, gathered near the site of Sims Metal Management, where they demanded a public hearing with city officials as part of the permit review process.

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Bulls drop fourth consecutive game, fall to Grizzlies in Memphis

Besides a dust-up involving Grizzlies star Ja Morant and Bulls big man Tony Bradley, the visiting team didn’t offer up much resistance after the first quarter.

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Big flatheads on little tungsten jigs: A flurry of big flatheads on the ice at the Chain O’Lakes

Brian Marcinkiewicz earned Fish of the Week honors for a big flathead catfish caught ice fishing on the Chain O’Lakes.

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Man fatally shot in Gresham

He was in the street about 3:55 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Elizabeth Street when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Purdue 96, Illinois 88 (2OT): Andre Curbelo makes long-awaited return in instant classic

Is it Feb. 10 yet? That’s when the Illini and Boilermakers meet again.

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Clock’s ticking: Bears should try to wrap up general manager search this week

There’s a lot of work to do as the Bears prepare for free agency and the draft. The sooner they line up a general manager and coach, the better.

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Woman dies days after shooting in Marquette Park

Tamiko L. Talbert, 49, died Sunday afternoon at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT battle

Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummer made baskets in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime before the Boilermakers broke away.

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Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Sheriff’s office investigators in December obtained a search warrant for the phone’s contents in their investigation into the Oct. 21 shooting on the "Rust" film set at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe.

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin jumps into GOP Illinois primary for governor

A slate of Republicans led by the Aurora mayor may get the backing of billionaire Ken Griffin.

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4 killed, 25 wounded by gunfire in weekend shootings in Chicago

The period was significantly more deadly than last weekend, when nine people were wounded and no one was killed. It was the first weekend in months in Chicago without a homicide.

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

All the scores from around the area.

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Failing at football, Bears face a bigger test with a stadium

The pressure is building on a franchise that underperforms financially in one of the NFL’s top markets.

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Phillips grad Jahleel Billingsley transfers to Texas

The former Phillips star, who entered the portal after Alabama lost to Georgia in the national championship game, announced Sunday on Instagram he’s transferring to Texas.

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2 hurt, 1 critically, in Portage Park shooting

The men, 19 and 21, were shot while inside a vehicle in the 4000 block of North Laramie Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Man shot and robbed in Humboldt Park

The man was walking about 7:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue when two male suspects in a gray Chevrolet Impala pulled up.

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British national ID’d as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Malik Faisal Akram was shot and killed after the last of the hostages got out at around 9 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Beth Israel near Fort Worth.

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Chicago outdoors: Black fox, William Faulkner & hunting, long-staying white pelican, long-tailed weasel

A question on a suburban black fox, William Faulkner and hunting, long-tailed weasels and a long-staying American white pelican are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.

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Man shot and killed in Fuller Park drive-by

The man, 20, was walking in the 200 block of West 43rd Street about 12:45 a.m. when he was shot by someone inside a passing white SUV, police said.

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Woman fatally struck by vehicle in West Garfield Park

There was no one in custody.

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Hostages safe after standoff inside Texas synagogue; captor dead

One of the four hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville was released during the standoff; three others were rescued when authorities entered the building about 9 p.m., authorities said.

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Newborn baby found dead in duffle bag outside Near North Side firehouse

The boy was found about 5 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Orleans Street and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Cop who bungled homicide case involving Daley’s nephew promoted to lieutenant

Sam Cirone was reprimanded for his role in the investigation which initially cleared then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in David Koschman’s 2004 death. A Sun-Times investigation changed that.

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More turnover in Chicago USPS as postmaster leaves job after just 7 months

Eddie Morgan took over the role in June after his predecessor stepped down amid outrage over Chicago mail issues.

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Man shot to death in Austin: police

The man was found unresponsive on the sidewalk about 12:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mayfield Avenue.

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$3M bail for man wounded, charged in shootout with Cook County sheriff’s officers

Valentino Wilburn, who’s facing three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, wasn’t present in court Saturday as he’s still recovering from gunshot wounds.

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Woman charged with stabbing dog to death, wounding 2 women in Rogers Park

Jordan Shipp, 30, is accused of stabbing the dog to death and wounding the women, ages 60 and 82.

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Man killed in Brainerd double shooting

Two men were sitting in a vehicle in the 9200 block of South Normal Avenue, when four people approached and began firing shots.

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Saturday’s high school basketball scores

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Rainbow PUSH Coalition to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with new documentary

A new documentary by Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition details King’s reason for coming to Chicago in 1966 and the birth of the PUSH Excel educational program. It airs Monday night.

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Man shot and killed sitting in car at gas pump in Humboldt Park

A man, 39, was sitting in his car at a gas pump about 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue when two people exited a white sedan and opened fire, striking him multiple times in the chest, police said.