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Black Caucus chair again threatens vote on plan to delay recreational pot sales until July 1

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No ambulance fee approval — yet; No problem, Lightfoot’s budget team says

The mayor is counting on a $163 million surge in ambulance fees by raising rates on private insurers and reimbursements for low-income patients.

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Elevator tech slips, falls 15 feet down shaft at Streeterville hotel

The technician was performing maintenance at the Double Tree Hilton at 300 Ohio St.

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‘It was like I was standing on top of the car,’ woman says after car hit Fernwood house

Autumn Hill and her 8-year-old daughter were in the living room when a car plunged into basement.

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Snow expected to fall Monday morning in Chicago

The current forecast calls for light snow spreading across the Chicago area Sunday evening and continuing into the morning hours, possibly into Monday afternoon.

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Suspect extradited from Poland to face murder charge in 2013 stabbing of female roommate in Dunning

Mateusz Zabrzenski is charged in the fatal stabbing and possible strangulation of Sarah Krasilova, who was found dead in her apartment in Dunning.

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Man, 85, dies days after crash in Lynwood

The crash happened Dec. 7 in the 19600 block of Burnham Avenue, the medical examiner’s office said.

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Teen dead, 2 others hurt after vehicle fleeing traffic stop crashes into home in Fernwood

The stolen vehicle slammed into the building at 102nd Street and Wentworth Avenue, police and fire officials said.

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FBI files: Burl Ives, who sang in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cartoon, was quizzed about being a ‘red’

The folk singer and actor, who hailed from Illinois, was long a subject of interest for his leftist leanings during the Cold War, according to ‘The FBI Files’ Sun-Times database.

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Ex-Chicago sex-abuser priest Vincent McCaffrey free after 17 years in prison for child pornography

He also admitted he’d sexually abused more boys than he could count but wasn’t charged with those crimes because the statute of limitations had run out.

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Stolen postal truck from North Side found in Humboldt Park with all packages intact

"There was no damage to the vehicle, and it doesn’t appear that any packages are missing," a spokesperson for U.S. Postal Inspection Service said.

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Blue-collar character actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86

The actor was known for playing tough guys in "Fort Apache, the Bronx," "Moonstruck" and "Do the Right Thing."

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Nurses at Northwest Side hospital vote to join union

Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center are seeking competitive pay and better benefits, the union said.

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Police question claim that men were kidnapped, robbed by trio posing as cops in Portage Park

Detectives have "serious concerns" about the validity of a report that two men were kidnapped Thursday and driven nearly 20 miles across town.

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House committee approves impeachment charges against President Trump

Trump is only the fourth U.S. president to face impeachment proceedings and the first to be running for reelection at the same time.

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Everything you need to know about recreational marijuana in Illinois

Where can I buy weed? What are the best strains? Where can I smoke? We answered all your questions about recreational marijuana.

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1 shot at plant outside Atlanta, building evacuated

The condition of the person shot wasn’t immediately known.

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Dan Ryan lanes reopen after crash near Bridgeport

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-90/94 near the junction with I-55, according to Illinois State Police.

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Man, 23, missing from West Lawn

Francisco Meza, 23, was last seen in the 6300 block of South Keeler Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago police.

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Person fatally shot outside Crestwood apartment: police

Police found the male with a gunshot wound to the head in the 5700 block of 128th Street, police said.

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Man accused of dragging Indiana state trooper with car

Darrell A. Loving, 30, faces drug and battery charges after allegedly dragging the trooper during a traffic stop, state police said.

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Armed robber strikes twice at Albany Park business

Both hold-ups happened at a business in the 4400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, according to a business alert from Chicago police.

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Woman missing from Bronzeville considered ‘high risk’: police

Ruthie Wright-King was last seen Dec. 11 in the 500 block of East 50th Place, police said.

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No bail for man charged in Little Village shooting that left nurse dead

Armando Lopez, 19, was charged in connection with the death of Frank Aguilar.

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Man charged with murder in 2018 fatal stabbing accused of second Lawndale slaying

Darius Mayze, 25, was charged in connection with the death of Refugio Ceja. Mayze was already in custody and facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of Ronald Rockett.

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FCC approves 9-8-8 as new three-digit suicide prevention hotline in US

When the months-long process of implementation is completed, U.S. residents will be able to call 988 for help in a mental health emergency, just as 911 connects people in need to first-responders for other emergencies.

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House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

Approval of the charges against the president is still expected early Friday in the committee. But the sudden turn punctuated the deep split in the Congress, and the nation, over impeaching the president.

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Toddler among 11 wounded in Thursday shootings across Chicago

A 30-year-old man was killed in a triple shooting in Park Manor on the South Side.

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CPS, Lightfoot take 1st steps toward revamping per-pupil school funding formula

Critics have said the city’s current system of funding schools has widened the equity gap in the city’s public schools system.

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Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, faced a one-year suspension.

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CPD sergeant who shot unarmed autistic man suspended for 6 months

Sgt. Khalil Muhammad shot Ricardo "Ricky" Hayes on Aug. 13, 2017 in the 10900 block of South Hermosa, just a few hours after Hayes’ caretaker had reported him missing.

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US, China approach deal that would halt more tariffs

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday.

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Man killed, two wounded in Park Manor shooting

They were sitting in a parked vehicle when two unknown suspects opened fire, police said.

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US labor board sides with McDonald’s in union case

The board said Thursday that it favors a settlement that will require McDonald’s franchisees to pay $171,636 to the affected workers.

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Chicago Firefighters Union asks judge to halt promotions

The union says 17 department members set to become battalion chiefs scored below 70% on the promotional exam.