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Baby delivered after mother killed by semi dies: medical examiner

Hannah Elizabeth Boshardy was delivered Sept. 17 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after her mother, Elizabeth Boshardy, was fatally struck by a semitrailer in River North.

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3 arrested at climate change protest at Chase branch in Loop

Officers arrested three protesters who refused to leave the bank once it closed, police said.

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Suspect shot, in custody after shooting of Chicago police officer in West Englewood

Michael Blackman, 45, allegedly shot an officer Saturday after police tried to arrest him in connection with the shooting of a 29-year-old woman in the Fulton River District earlier in the week.

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Girl, 12, missing from Brighton Park located

Alexandria Tanguma had last been seen about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of South Richmond Street, Chicago police said.

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Man, 36, missing from South Loop

Anthony Walker is missing from the 1400 block of South Canal Street and was last seen Aug. 5.

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3 shot, including two 14-year-olds, in Lawndale

They were standing on a sidewalk about 8:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Arthington before the shooting.

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Woman inside Grand Crossing home struck by gunfire

She was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg, police said.

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Man charged in fatal Chatham shooting

Wesley Wright, 29, was allegedly arguing with Anthony Allen on Sept. 11 in the 7500 block of South Evans when he pulled out a handgun and shot him in the face.

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Lightfoot offers to sit in on CTU negotiations; union president says ‘what’s the point’

The mayor personally sitting in on negotiations would be an unusual and maybe unlikely step; CTU President Jesse Sharkey said there are too many unresolved issues for it to be productive.

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Johnson Publishing heir, shedding last vestiges, resigns from Ebony Media board

Linda Johnson Rice wrote in her resignation letter that ‘despite my hopes, the last three years did not result in what I envisioned when the transition occurred, and because of that, I have made the decision to move on.’

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MetroSouth Hospital stops accepting new patients

One official calls the move a ‘calculated tactic’ to force the Blue Island hospital into closure.

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Anatomy of an endorsement: How Kamala Harris landed Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia

‘I think Mayor Pete is the future of our party,’ Valencia said. ‘But I think Kamala Harris is the one to take Donald Trump all the way on.’

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Northfield woman’s plea prompts assessor’s relief for floodplain homeowners

Jane Goldenberg, a writer and a former Northfield village trustee, said it just goes to show the importance of speaking up when you think your government is making a mistake. "Sometimes someone listens," she said.

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CTA Blue Line to shut down between O’Hare and Rosemont for repairs next week

Track work is planned to start 10 p.m. Friday Sept. 27 and end 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

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Chicago on pace to spend $300M on overtime this year, Lightfoot says

In a pivotal speech to investors, mayor uses overtime spending that tripled in eight years as "Exhibit A" of her efforts to cut costs

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Pritzker backs flavored e-cigarette ban as more state residents sickened by vaping

The governor’s office said Friday there have been 69 people who came down with a mysterious respiratory illness in the state.

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2 teen boys wounded in separate Brighton Park shootings

A 15-year-old was shot in the 4100 block of South California Avenue, while a 17-year-old was shot 10 minutes later in the 4300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, police said.

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Thousands take to the streets to demand climate action in Global Climate Strike

‘When our planet’s under attack, what do we do? Stand up! Fight back!’ protesters chanted.

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Top cop scolded by Police Board for ‘insulting’ failure to deliver report

Police Board President Ghian Foreman clashed with Supt. Eddie Johnson’s decision at Thursday night’s meeting.

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Beale predicts City Council resistance to massive property tax increase

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most outspoken City Council critic predicts mayor will come up empty in Springfield and have no choice but to raise property taxes by as much as $500 million.

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Girl, 15, missing from Brighton Park located

Princess Caraballo was last seen Wednesday in the 3000 block of West 41st Street, police said.

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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Here’s how to register to vote

The national "holiday" started in 2012 as a way to drive voter turnout.

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Man missing from Little Village located

Ronald Hawkins, 71, was last seen Wednesday in the 2800 block of South California Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Climate change in Chicago isn’t playing out exactly as it has been nationwide — not yet

There are changes, but it’s not just that the city is getting hotter. Summer nights are warmer but summer days not so much — except in super-hot years.

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Dr. Kevin Campbell: Helping people get back on their feet with post-surgery text messages

The orthopedic surgeon launched StreaMD, a Chicago tech startup, to try to help make recovery easier after an operation.

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CPS adds murals, mosaics at schools amid a move to enhance arts education

Benito Juarez, Englewood STEM, McAuliffe Elementary among the schools to gain public art. Each mural ‘serves a different purpose,’ Logan Square principal says. ‘Some of them honor our school namesake, some of them help us express our mission and vision, and others help us honor our cultures and traditions.’

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Police release video of ‘prime suspect’ in Fulton River District shooting

Chicago police released video Thursday evening showing the man in a local bike repair shop.

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Woman, 83, missing from North Side

Ida Maisonet was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 near her home in the 2700 block of North Hoyne Avenue, according to Chicago police.

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U of C Medical Center nurses strike

"We are disheartened that we had to get to this point," the hospital president said in a video message Thursday night.

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1 killed, 4 wounded in Thursday shootings

Three men were wounded while standing in a backyard in Gresham on the South Side.

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3 shot in Gresham backyard

They were standing in the rear yard in the 8800 block of South Wallace about 10:25 p.m. when shots rang out, Chicago police said.

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Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch launches book tour, talks Johnson Publishing, Obama Center, Chicago ‘community curation’ project

Lonnie Bunch III, 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, returned Thursday to the Chicago History Museum he once headed to launch his new book, "A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump." Featuring an "In Conversation" with former Johnson Publishing Co. owner Linda Johnson Rice, Bunch talked all things black history.