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Michael Sneed is a columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Sneed recalls the weight of being at Ground Zero soon after 9/11

The sights and sounds and smells still linger two decades after that chance visit with then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Henry Kissinger and Gov. George Ryan.

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Chicago dispatcher on his heroics the night Ella French was murdered: ‘I just want to help’

SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Keith Thornton Jr., an employee of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, seemed to know precisely what to do. What to say. Where to go. ‘I just slipped into a frame of mind and started running,’ he says.

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Outpouring of support in a week of gloom

People from all around share with family of slain police Officer Ella French

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Slaying of Officer Ella French shows police need our support more than ever

‘She was like a lamb in the pit of vipers and jackals,’ says a retired Chicago police official.

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Cops once again shun a visit from Mayor Lightfoot

This time, it was officers in the same unit as slain Chicago police Officer Ella French who were meeting at McCormick Place. They objected to a mayoral visit and complained to Supt. David Brown about a lack of support.

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Chicago cops give cold shoulder to Mayor Lightfoot at hospital after two officers shot

The officers were waiting inside at the University of Chicago Medical Center when the mayor approached them and they turned their backs on her, sources said.

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Zoom divorces a godsend for some 

Chicago’s Melissa Kalil is singing the praises of the technology as the ‘best possible solution for me.’

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Lightfoot hits Kennedy compound to oversee wedding of RFK’s grandson

SNEED: The wedding of Chris Kennedy and Erin Daigle took place at the legendary retreat in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

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Chicago police officers caught in roiling mess of fear, shock, anger — and hesitation

Cops "are disgusted with the spectrum of every profound decision made under stress being parsed and analyzed to death," a police source said. "And, yes, there is talk of standing back instead of risking their family’s future on an honest mistake of a moment."

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Little Lan’s, Winnetka’s oldest eatery, could get booted after surviving pandemic: ‘It would be devastating’

The owner’s son said his Asian immigrant mother, who has worked ‘her butt to the bone’ for 29 years, could lose her lease.