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Bears’ Justin Fields to start vs. Browns; Matt Nagy commits to Andy Dalton when healthy

Nagy indicated the Bears don’t plan to put Andy Dalton on injured reserve, which would mean they think he’ll miss just one or two games.

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Guinness taps Chicago as site of 2nd U.S. brewery, taproom

The iconic Irish brewer plans to open a beer house and brewery in the former Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal Building, 375 N. Morgan St., in the Fulton Market area.

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A bigger, better Soldier Field? Lightfoot makes pitch to keep Bears in Chicago

"I am a Bears fan. I want the Bears to stay in the city of Chicago. And we are willing to work with them to try to address their concerns. But I’ve got to do it in a way that is fiscally prudent and doesn’t preclude other uses in that stadium," Lightfoot told the Sun-Times editorial board.

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Pritzker announces ‘historic investment’ of $327 million in pandemic relief for low-income families

The $327 million is available through two state programs — the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program and the Community Services Block Grant Program. The funds can be put toward rent, utilities, food and other expenses related to housing regardless of a person’s immigration status.

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Jason Sudeikis wins first Emmy, thanks Chicago improv teachers

His "Ted Lasso" is named best comedy and co-stars Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein also are honored.

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Bears, Justin Fields ride defense to 20-17 victory

The Justin Fields Era started Sunday afternoon. Time — and medical evaluations — will determine if it continues uninterrupted.

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Riot Fest 2021: Day 2 photo highlights

Riot Fest returned to Douglass Park with music, a carnival, wedding chapel and more.

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Riot Fest 2021: A ‘grateful’ Patti Smith returns, Morrissey wins over the crowd; plus Day 1 photo highlights

Riot Fest returned to Douglass Park on Thursday with music, a carnival, wedding chapel and more.

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‘No family left behind’ — Pilsen’s latest affordable housing project takes stand against gentrification

On Thursday, the Resurrection Project broke ground on their fifth affordable housing development in Pilsen.

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For Black entrepreneurs, the dream of opening a pot shop remains just out of reach

While state officials have named the winners of 185 upcoming pot shop permits, a court order that’s blocked their issuance has continued to place those who were supposed to benefit from legalization in an indefinite limbo state.

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Feds issue warnings about ‘diet weed’ as Illinois lawmakers try again to crack down on hemp derivative

The federal agencies reported this week that 119 people were hospitalized after ingesting products infused with Delta-8 THC over the past year.

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New CPS CEO says a united district can be ‘best in the country’

Pedro Martinez, the superintendent of San Antonio public schools, was named CPS’ new leader at Benito Juarez H.S., his alma mater.

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Pritzker pleased with state’s flattening COVID-19 numbers — but southern Illinois ‘chugging through some pretty bad days’

New COVID-19 hospital admissions have slowed down amid Illinois’ Delta variant coronavirus surge, but hospitals are still being pushed to the limit in southern Illinois — where all ICU beds were filled Monday night.

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Swimmer George F. Wendt, 73, who shared a name with his TV star cousin, drowns in Big Shoulders race

His cousin George Wendt found fame as Norm on TV’s ‘Cheers.’ But, to many swimmers and Fenwick High School students and alums, he was the star in the family.

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Gardiner apologizes on Council floor for profane, threatening, misogynistic text messages

"I take full responsibility for my offensive words in those messages," Gardiner said. "Unfortunately those comments do not reflect my values ... I want to make it clear that I have never acted on those rants. ... It certainly was not my intention to demean anyone."

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Dishin’ on the Dish: Pot roast cupcakes at Oooh Wee It Is

Diners at Oooh Wee It Is tend to stumble upon an unusual yet intriguing dish as they peruse the menu at the soul food restaurant in Chatham: Pot roast cupcakes.

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Energy legislation passes Senate, Pritzker vows to sign it into law — and Exelon moves to keep nuke plants open

A spokesman said Exelon plans to refuel its Byron and Dresden nuclear plants ‘as a result of the action taken by the Illinois legislature to enact a comprehensive energy bill.’ The Byron plant was slated for defueling and closure beginning Monday, the Dresden plant to be taken offline in November.

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Chicagoans remember 9/11: ‘Our mission is not over’

A McKinley Park man who was in New York City when the attacks happened recalled the tragedy Saturday as Chicago honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

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Delta’s deadly toll: Illinois COVID-19 deaths hit nearly seven-month high as city travel advisory expands to entire nation

The virus has killed 241 residents statewide so far this month, the vast majority of whom were unvaccinated.

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Belmont Cragin youth victorious after two-year fight brings bike lanes to neighborhood

The Chicago Department of Transportation plans to add more than 12 miles of bike lanes in Belmont Cragin. More lanes are coming to nearby Hermosa, as well.

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State AG launches investigation into Joliet Police Department

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced his office’s first "pattern and practice" investigation into a local police department.

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Lions, tigers and bears immunized: Brookfield Zoo starts vaccinating animals against COVID-19

Cases in animals have been rare, but they do occur. "It’s very similar to what we see with people," Brookfield’s chief veterinarian said.

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Angry QAnon backers want hospital to treat supporter’s COVID-19 with unapproved drug

QAnon supporters have in recent days targeted Amita Resurrection Medical Center with a protest and a flood of phone calls demanding that doctors give a hospitalized ally ivermectin.

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CPS mandates return to in-person school council meetings, irking some representatives

If there was a pandemic silver lining at CPS, it was the increased engagement that some LSCs saw when their meetings moved online.

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Chicagoans rally to help New Orleans victims of Hurricane Ida: ‘They’ve done us better than any government agency’

The call for help came in the wake of the Category 4 hurricane that slammed Louisiana last weekend, leaving at least 12 dead, a million without power and 600,000 without water.

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Jim’s Original, home of the Maxwell Street Polish, told it can no longer stay open all night

Jim’s owner says he’s been told by his landlord, UIC, that they are worried about crime in the area.

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Oak Lawn woman misspelled ‘Moderna’ on fake COVID-19 vaccine card to get into Hawaii: authorities

Chloe Mrozak’s allegedly bogus CDC card claimed she received her first "Maderna" vaccine dose in Delaware from a National Guard member named "cpl wolf."

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Dog’s killing by husband of suburban Chicago village president leads to calls of ‘Justice for Ludwig’

Joe Petit described his pooch as "submissive" and loving. But Wayne Village President Eileen Phipps says her neighbor’s dogs threatened her husband in a "menacing way," leading him to shoot one.

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Cats and pups — spared Hurricane Ida’s wrath in Louisiana — arrive in Chicago

"There are so many Chicagoans who love to help pets in need" by becoming foster families, said the CEO of PAWS Chicago.

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Delta not done? New Illinois COVID-19 cases top 5,000 for first time in more than seven months

With the average statewide positivity rate stable and new hospital admissions slowing, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said he’s "hopeful" the peak of Illinois’ Delta surge is near.

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Community groups rally in the Loop, pushing for immigration reform

Hundreds of community groups marched through the Loop on Tuesday afternoon chanting, "Citizenship for all."

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Former suburban CEO becomes first Illinoisan to plead guilty in U.S. Capitol breach

Bradley Rukstales pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a Capitol building, for which he faces up to six months behind bars. A judge set Rukstales’ sentencing hearing for Nov. 12.