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Here’s what you can expect when you take a fitness class, get a haircut or go out to eat under Phase 3 of Pritzker’s reopening plan

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A Memorial Day remembrance for 2 Arlington Heights classmates lost in Vietnam nearly 51 years ago

William Dabbert and Robert Conti were 2 young men so much like themselves. They made the ultimate sacrifice in an unpopular war. Their classmates have never forgotten.

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Two high-ranking CPD officers demoted amid department restructuring

Ronald Kimble was removed as commander of the Narcotics Division. His now-former supervisor, William Bradley, was removed as deputy chief of the newly formed Criminal Networks Group, CPD sources said.

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Ex-Illinois Senate president’s cash giveaway helped 2 Democrats charged with corruption

Just before leaving office, John Cullerton gave $92,000 from a political fund to his distant cousin Thomas Cullerton and Martin Sandoval, helping pay for their criminal defense.

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Chicago-area students: Enter the Sun-Times’ The Imagination Project short-story contest

Following a similar effort that brought in hundreds of art submissions, now we’re asking kids to submit their best short fiction, embracing the theme of heroism.

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Person killed in Rosemoor shooting

About 3:05 p.m., the male was in a vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of East 103rd Street when someone walked up and fired shots, Chicago police said.

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Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order.

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Nursing homes now account for half of all Illinois coronavirus deaths; protesters gather at Pritzker’s house

Nursing homes reported 1,583 new coronavirus cases and 395 new deaths in the past week, bringing a Sun-Times count of state totals to 2,368 deaths and 14,799 confirmed cases.

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Cyclist dies days after being hit by vehicle in South Loop

Andrew Peterson was biking east about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a northbound Volkswagen as he crossed an intersection in the 600 block of West Taylor Street, Chicago police said.

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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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US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with COVID-19 concerns

This year, some Muslim-majority countries have tightened restrictions for the holiday which traditionally means family visits, group outings and worshippers flooding mosques or filling public spaces.

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Illinois announces 67 more coronavirus deaths as state inches toward Phase 3 reopening

The deaths and 2,508 new cases were announced on the same day Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveiled specific guidelines for more businesses to open in coming days.

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Boy, 14, missing from Englewood

Malik Scales was last seen Monday in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue.

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Chicago ‘coach house ordinance’ threatens neighborhoods with overcrowding, noise, rats and higher taxes

Supporters claim the aim is to increase the amount of affordable housing, but it’s really about making money for developers.

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Chicago casino, budget get green light, in waning hours of special session

The Illinois Senate approved the casino plan 42-14, and it will be sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk who has said he’ll sign it. It marked a huge feat for Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who achieved what several Chicago mayors couldn’t.

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Why your child’s best bet is a neighborhood public school

Look past test scores and consider how a local school can mean a happier and healthier childhood.

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Memorial Day weekend draws crowds — and triggers warnings

In Missouri, people packed bars and restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks, a vacation hot spot popular with Chicagoans, over the weekend.

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Governor releases guidelines for more Illinois businesses to reopen in coming days

Pritzker stressed that as more businesses reopen, the No. 1 priority will continue to be the health and safety of Illinois residents and workers.

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After rocky start, a legislative session like no other delivers Chicago casino win

The grownups asserted themselves in the Illinois Legislature, settled things down and accomplished more than we might have predicted.

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Man killed in shooting in Humboldt Park: police

The 21-year-old man was shot in the head in the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue.

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Austin hit-and-run leaves man in critical condition

He was crossing the street when he was struck by a car in the 700 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said.

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1 in custody in fatal shooting of teen in Washington Park

Darnell Fisher, 16, was shot in the chest and arm and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, authorities said.

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Man killed in Humboldt Park shooting

Alejandro Castro, 28, was found with a gunshot wound to the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

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Man dies after being struck twice while crossing street in Humboldt Park

A man died Saturday after being struck by two vehicles in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue.

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Girl, 6, among 2 shot at Berwyn family gathering

The girl was shot in the foot and the woman, whose age was not known, was struck in the ankle, police said.

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Man found fatally shot in Longwood Manor

Keith Moore, 32, was found in a home with a gunshot wound to his armpit and was pronounced dead on the scene, authorities said.

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1 killed, 3 wounded in Lawndale shooting

About 6:25 p.m., the group was outside a home in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone in a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Man killed in Englewood shooting

Jamal Daveny was found unresponsive about 6:05 a.m. at a home in the 5900 block of South Justine Street, Chicago police said.

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Little Village residents rip Chicago officials during virtual town hall on botched smokestack demolition

"I’m appalled that you keep lying to us and you think this town hall is enough," said one speaker during the online Saturday meeting.

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Downstate judge blasts Pritzker’s stay-at-home-order: ‘Americans don’t get ruled’

Justice Department also sides with Darren Bailey, says he makes a strong case that Pritzker’s orders "exceed the authority granted to the governor by the Illinois legislature."

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75 more Illinois coronavirus deaths; state testing tops 700K

More than half the deaths have occurred during the first three weeks of May, during what Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office has said is a plateau period for the outbreak’s impact on Illinois that could last through June.

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Crooked ex-Chicago cop gets early prison release due to coronavirus 

Glenn Lewellen was convicted of teaming with a paid informant whose tips allowed them to kidnap, rob or arrest rival drug dealers between 1998 and 2006.

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Crestwood police officer charged with choking wife at Indiana campground

Dino Pavoni allegedly hit one of his children with a door before hitting his wife, knocking her to the ground and choking her until she lost consciousness, according to police.

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Car hits CTA bus after shots fired in Woodlawn: police

A 27-year-old man and the bus driver, a 40-year-old woman, were both taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.

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Person found dead in fire at Wicker Park coach house

One person was found unresponsive inside the coach house in the 2100 block of West Potomac Avenue and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.