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Decade in Review: End of the '10s

A look back at the politics, sports and entertainment news that shaped the 2010s.

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A Cub, an architect, a playboy & more: Ten Chicagoans we lost in the 2010s who shaped our town

We know: A Top 10 list is pretty tough to find agreement on. But we gave it a shot. Whom did we miss? Write us at letters@suntimes.com.

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The ones that got away

Projects and promises we expected to materialize in the 2010s that fizzled out.

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The decade the Cubs beat the drought

It was the party of the decade. No, the century.

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From Blago to ‘Fast Eddie’ to Ed Burke, a decade in political corruption

Think Illinois saw a historic series of convictions in the 2010s? Get ready, the next round of federal housecleaning appears to be coming.

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Decade in review: Team capsules

What the 2010s looked like for Chicago’s sports teams.

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The rise and fall of the Blackhawks’ dynasty

Chicago hockey fans spent the last 10 years on edge.

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5 movements in the 2010s that changed where movies come from and who’s in them

Hollywood is transformed by streaming, demands for diversity, the #MeToo movement and more.

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A decade of Chicago sports

Your team either won big or lost in the most frustrating way possible.

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Some winners and losers from the 2010s in Chicago sports

Khalil Mack had a great decade; Starlin Castro did not.

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Ten years of Chicago mayors

Take a look back at the three administrations that shaped Chicago’s City Hall in the 2010s.

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The ’10s? The Teens? Decade defies labels

The period between 2010 and 2019 divides almost in half between Barack Obama and Donald Trump. No wonder we’re dizzy.

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10 biggest trades of the 2010s

Chicago’s sports teams swung some of the decade’s biggest deals. Here’s a list of the top 10.

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Pop culture in 2010s marked gains in diversity, inclusion

For women in Hollywood, one statistic remains particularly shocking: In the entire history of the Oscars, only one woman has won the best-director Oscar. It happened at the dawn of this decade with Kathryn Bigelow’s 2010 trophy for "The Hurt Locker."

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Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s

From ingenious new works to profound revivals of classics, theatergoers were presented with thousands of works over the course of the decade.

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A decade of classical music: Looking back on the 2010s

Much has happened during this transformative decade in the classical scene from the establishment of a feisty baroque opera company and contemporary music festival to the opening of three major academic facilities.

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Best of the 2010s in Chicago’s visual arts, museums scenes

From pop culture legend exhibitions to icons of the art world retrospectives, the past decade in Chicago’s visual arts/museum scene was one of the most eclectic.

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From Rihanna and Beyonce to Duchess Kate and Michelle Obama, the 2010s were an ever-shifting parade of fashion

"More definitive moments came before — the grunge-y ‘90s, the Paris Hilton-drenched early aughts. But the truth is there were some majorly iconic sartorial instances that changed us forever during this time," says one expert.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ named the AP’s album of the decade; Rihanna, Adele, Kendrick Lamar also make the list

At the beginning of this decade, Beyoncé was already the greatest singer of her generation. "Lemonade" still tastes as good as it did when it was released in 2016.