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Baby gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo on Mother’s Day

The public will get to see the baby gorilla beginning Wednesday.

Pritzker: ‘No concerns’ about fed probe of property tax appeal

An attorney for the Pritzkers said: "We are confident that any further review of the matter will show that the appropriate rules were followed."

5 killed, 24 hurt in Easter weekend gun violence

The fatalities included a 16-year-old boy who was discovered with a gunshot wound to his chest Saturday in Garfield Park.

‘Send my baby home’: Family questions conviction that featured legally blind witness

Nakesha Harris stood outside Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office Monday with tears in her eyes and her arms around a photo of her son.

Fact-check: Democrat blowing smoke with claim of decreased teen marijuana use

Cassidy sent us an email promising an aide would "share the studies out of Colorado," but nothing arrived as of our deadline.

Woman shot in leg in Englewood: police

A 27-year-old woman was struck by gunfire after being "involved in an altercation" with someone she knew, police said.

Man, woman shot at party in Marquette Park

They were at a party in the 2600 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court when people in a tan sedan fired shots, police said.

Tired of waiting, City Council elders moving to reorganize themselves

Feeling ignored by Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, some Chicago aldermen are working to select who should run which council committees, including finance.

Assyrian Kitchen’s classes, meals offer food for thought on ancient civilization

"My personal aspiration is to put Assyrian cooking on the map because there isn’t a place here in the city I could go or take a friend."

Farrakhan refers to ‘satanic Jews’ in defiant response to Facebook ban

At the Rev. Michael Pfleger's invitation, Farrakhan spoke and pushed back against Facebook's decision to ban him: "I used that platform with respect."

4 killed, 28 hurt in weekend shootings across Chicago

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday in Wentworth Gardens on the South Side.

‘West Side Story’ revived as gritty, witty and bright at Lyric Opera

As Maria, Mikaela Bennett is the breakout star of this superb and brilliantly cast production.

Chicago celebrates the James Beard Awards in grand style

After four previous nominations, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group won for Outstanding Restaurateur.

Medical marijuana growers see budding opportunity in legalizing recreational pot

A medical marijuana cultivation center in Elk Grove Village is financially banking on the state legalizing recreational marijuana.

Planning and Development commissioner resigns; regrets, he has but two

David Reifman said the "Mayor 1 percent" tag used to criticize Rahm Emanuel was unfair: "History is not written in a moment. It’s written over time."

Man killed in East Garfield Park shooting

He was shot multiple times in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said.

Waguespack says he is one vote short of claiming Finance Committee chair

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) has an ambitious reform agenda if he claims the job long held by Ald. Edward Burke.

Star Wars Day: Here are 6 ways to celebrate #MayThe4th

'May the 4th be with you' as you celebrate all things "Star Wars."

New video of police chase, crash that killed 2-year-old girl

Police body camera video released Thursday shows the aftermath of the March 3 crash that killed 2-year-old Danyla Owens.

Joliet police identify person of interest in fatal Denny’s parking lot shooting

First responders attempted to revive Gregory Brown Jr., of Crest Hill, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

FOP president wants new police contract, not disciplinary changes

Kevin Graham and Lori Lightfoot are also on a collision course over the mayor-elect’s promise to abolish CPD's error-filled gang database.

Man killed, 16-year-old boy wounded in Austin shooting

Officers found the man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the 200 block of North Long Avenue.

Students walk out at Homewood-Flossmoor HS after blackface controversy

Chanting "We want justice!" hundreds of students filled Kedzie Avenue and began walking south down the street.

This WGN anchor filling a pothole with giardiniera is the most Chicago thing ever

It's pothole season in Chicago, and instead of waiting for our roads to get fixed, some people are taking matters into their own hands.

Woman dead after Garfield Park drive-by

Deserie Flowers, 26, was in a vehicle in the 3800 block of West Adams Street when someone drove up and opened fire, police said.

Emanuel offers Lightfoot advice on dealing with the City Council

If Lightfoot wants aldermen to relinquish their power, she needs to find a way to convince them there’s something in it for them, the mayor suggested.

6 killed, 21 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Candice Dickerson died after being hit by stray gunfire inside of a cellphone store Friday in Chicago Lawn.

Kyle Hendricks struggles again as Cubs drop series opener in Arizona, 8-3

The Cubs added hard-throwing Dillon Maples to the bullpen before the game and he struck out three (with two walks) in a scoreless sixth.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on hand as ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ debuts in Chicago

Inside the cavernous "museum" are 18 galleries, each depicting an era in the life of Hamilton.

Fact-check: Pritzker-allied group’s claim about other states’ income tax unfair

With nearly half of income-taxing states not charging higher rates to the wealthy, it’s clear the ad’s claim is off base.

Emanuel has no regrets over not ousting Burke from power 8 years ago

"It’s not about taking him on. It’s about making changes," the mayor said of his decision to back down from a threat to strip power from the alderman.

Old Irving Park’s Finom Coffee aces Hungarian food

The coffee and teas are great but don't leave without sampling the Hungarian food at this eclectic spot, at 4200 W. Irving Park Rd.