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Families of violent crime victims gather at criminal courthouse to protest release of defendants on bond

Opponents of the cash bail system say it allows those with money to go home while keeping those who can’t afford to post bond in custody, sometimes for years while their case winds through the busy court system.

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R. Kelly’s lawyers push back against feds’ request to use allegations of uncharged crimes in upcoming trial

Kelly’s lawyers responded with opposition late Friday night to federal prosecutors, who filed a court document last week asking a federal judge permission to admit allegations of uncharged crimes.

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Attending Lollapalooza? You’ll need a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test to get in

Chicago’s largest music festival is back for the first time since before the pandemic with strict COVID-19 protocols.

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That giant egg downtown? Just the center of Chicago’s Pokémon GO Fest

Pokémon GO is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is hosting in-person activities in 20 cities around the globe, including Chicago. The festival ends Sunday. Where to go.

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Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly set to retire this fall

Mark Kelly, who worked with partners to invest in a number of major art projects across the city, was appointed by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2016.

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New age-progression photos of Tionda and Diamond Bradley released to mark 20 years since they vanished

Tionda and Diamond Bradley, who went missing July 6, 2001, when they were 10 and 3.

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‘The dawn of a new day:’ New Illinois law allows student athletes to be compensated for use of name, image

College athletes around the state said they were "excited" they could finally profit financially from taking part in sports.

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Coronavirus positivity metric drops to record low — again — as state edges ever closer to full reopening

The seven-day average statewide positivity rate of 1.1% is the lowest since experts started tracking the metric, which is used as a barometer of how rapidly the virus is circulating. The rate has ridden a roller coaster, soaring past 20% in the early days of the pandemic.

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Red Line becomes fashion runway to support My Block, My Hood, My City

My Block, My Hood, My City hosted "Railways," a youth fashion show to show off the community group’s summer clothing line and raise funds for its programs.

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Temps hit 88 Saturday for Chicago’s hottest day of the year so far

Temps hit 88 degrees Saturday at O’Hare, with more heat expected in the coming week.