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Bicyclist fatally struck by vehicle in Jefferson Park

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25 years later, Fox River Grove Metra-school bus crash still haunts engineer, other survivors

The engineer still dreams about it. The mom of one teenage victim drank for years to escape the pain. A survivor pulled through despite a fractured skull but lives in pain and lost years of his memory.

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Pope Francis appoints America’s first African American cardinal, Chicago-native Wilton Gregory

Wilton, 73, who is the D.C. archbishop, was picked by Francis to lead the prestigious diocese in the U.S. capital last year. The prelate, who was born in Chicago, has his pulse on factions in the U.S. Catholic Church, which has both strong conservative and liberal veins since he served three times as the head of the U.S. Conference of Bishops.

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11 more chief judge’s employees, 3 more juvenile detention residents test positive for COVID-19

So far, 115 employees in the Office of the Chief Judge have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with 36 residents of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

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Ex-Gangster Disciples ‘governor’ now distributing food boxes, not crack cocaine

James Yates once helped run one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs. Now free after 20 years in prison, he says he’s trying to ‘fix some of the stuff that we played a part in messing up.’

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Probe of failed Bridgeport bank now involves suburban gambling parlor

DaVinci’s Gaming Bar in Chicago Ridge is owned by the mother of Robert Kowalski, who’s charged with embezzling millions from clout-heavy Washington Federal Bank for Savings.

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Man arrested after fatal police shooting in Little Village charged with attempted murder: police

Saul Zaragoza, 25, was found in the vehicle suspected in the shooting that prompted the police response, officials said.

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Pence to keep up travel despite contact with infected aide

After a day of campaigning in Florida on Saturday, Pence was seen wearing a mask as he returned to Washington aboard Air Force Two shortly after the news of Short’s diagnosis was made public.

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Girlfriend of man fatally shot by Waukegan police addresses rally from hospital bed

"Don’t allow them to do this to us. No justice, no peace. I won’t sleep until Marcellis [Stinnette Jr.] gets justice," Tafara Williams, who was also wounded in the shooting, told the crowd.

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U.S., Europe watch coronavirus case totals grow, debate new restrictions

Confirmed coronavirus infections are continuing to soar in many parts of the U.S. and Europe.

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18-year-old University of Dayton student from La Grange dies of COVID-19

Michael Lang graduated from Lyons Township High School and was a freshman at the University of Dayton.

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Girl, 3, shot inside home in Calumet Heights: police

A woman told officers she was inside a home in the 1300 block of East 89th Street when she heard gunshots and found a 3-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her left wrist.

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Live map of Illinois coronavirus cases

Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.

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Illinois shatters daily coronavirus case record again with 6,161 new infections

Death tolls have been gradually increasing along with surging cases. The state is averaging 42 COVID-19 deaths per day over the last week, double the rate this time last month.

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Chicago police called to domestic incident at home of ex-Supt. Eddie Johnson: sources

According to sources familiar with the matter, officers were dispatched to Johnson’s home around 9:30 p.m. Friday after a "verbal altercation escalated" and Johnson allegedly shoved his wife.

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Austin men accused of accidentally strangling woman they thought had overdosed, hiding her body: prosecutors

Charles Perry, 58, and W.B. Bolton, 64, accidentally strangled Tyrina Phipps, 57, while trying to hide her body, believing she had overdosed on drugs at their apartment, according to prosecutors.

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Selling on Etsy, former art teacher’s homemade crayons venture makes its mark

Nicole Lews’ startup Art2theextreme calls itself ‘The Original Rainbow Crayon.’ She started the business after seeing how much her students enjoyed making crayons.

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‘Batman’ filming brings more road closings

LaSalle Street downtown will be among the streets affected.

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Northwestern president faces calls for resignation as students push to abolish campus police

Students have held protests since Oct.12 demanding the school disband its police. In response, Northwestern president Morton Schapiro accused students of anti-Semitism.

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Waukegan police officer fired after fatal shooting of teen

Meanwhile, the FBI is assisting with the shooting investigation.

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Catholic elementary schools will switch to virtual learning for two weeks after Christmas break

Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Supt. Jim Rigg said the switch allows families who travel or have large gatherings during Thanksgiving and Christmas to quarantine for 14 days to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in its schools.

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Chicago police officers fatally shoot armed person while responding to Little Village shooting

Marc Nevarez, 25, was critically wounded and later pronounced dead, officials said.

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Man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant woman on South Side

Stacey Jones, 35, was shot and killed in the 2100 block of East 95th Place on Oct. 13. Authorities found her unresponsive with two gunshot wounds to her back.

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Jewish students at UIUC have faced ‘unrelenting campaign of anti-Semitic harassment,’ complaint says

‘I’ve been called a genocide supporter, a white supremacist and harassed; all for being publicly Jewish,’ student says.

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This South Shore mural stood out by focusing on objects, not people

The 1991 work by Marcus Akinlana and Olivia Gude — titled ‘Where There is Discord, Harmony; The Power of Art’ — is on the Black United Fund of Illinois’ building.

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Man charged after allegedly breaking into Albany Park home, being shot by homeowner

The homeowner, a licensed gun owner, began scuffling with with man and shot him in the forearm, police say.

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How Chicagoans view COVID restrictions once again being tightened

One response that reflects the feelings of others, too: ‘Another shutdown? Wear your masks (correctly!), wash your hands, and stay apart! Why is this so difficult?’

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No bail for man charged with fatal Humboldt Park shooting that injured 13-year-old girl

James Murphy, 21, is accused of firing a bullet that went through 23-year-old Raekwon Stafford and hit Stafford’s 13-year-old sister, prosecutors said.

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Belmont Snack Shop to close permanently after fire: ‘The memories keep you going’

A grease fire that started in the restaurant’s kitchen quickly tore through the entire building Oct. 8.

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Food fight: Pritzker vows to crack down on restaurants ‘helping to spread this disease’ through dining defiance

As Illinois reported another daily record high of nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said suburban bars and restaurants that don’t follow his order to stop seating customers inside will face stiff penalties.

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7,500 free coats help CHA kids suit up for the cold

The CHA distributed the brand new coats to children living in public housing in its 13th annual "Operation Warm" coat distribution.

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Protesters call for justice for teen killed by police in Waukegan

Marcellis Stinnette was killed and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, was wounded during a traffic stop late Tuesday.

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Lightfoot hints strongly that she won’t re-appoint Inspector General Joe Ferguson

‘"He’s to be commended for the really good and hard work that he and his team have done on investigations," the mayor said. "But ... I’m somebody who favors terms limits. And I don’t think people should stay in office indefinitely."

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FDA approves remdesivir, first COVID-19 drug

The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days — from 15 days to 10 on average — in a large study.

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Landmark Carbide & Carbon Building sold

The buyer, Montage International, plans to renovate the property for its luxury hotel brand.