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    Boy, 14, among 8 shot including one fatally


    A Maywood man has died and seven other people were wounded including a 14-year-old boy after shootings Sunday and early Monday across in the city. The fatal shooting happened about 1:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the North Austin...

    A Maywood man has died and seven other people were wounded including a 14-year-old boy after shootings Sunday and early Monday across in the city.

    The fatal shooting happened about 1:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

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    Outcome Health's problems with sales pitches go back years


    Long before investors poured nearly $500 million into Outcome Health, executives at the Chicago startup time and again reprimanded salesmen for making misleading or inaccurate claims, records show. Outcome, which pitches doctor's offices free...

    Long before investors poured nearly $500 million into Outcome Health, executives at the Chicago startup time and again reprimanded salesmen for making misleading or inaccurate claims, records show.

    Outcome, which pitches doctor's offices free health-related programming and ads on TVs and tablets...

    DCFS workers face violence on the job


    At least a dozen Department of Children and Family Services workers have been attacked or seriously threatened as they entered homes to protect children or investigate mistreatment allegations since 2013, a Tribune analysis of government records and...

    At least a dozen Department of Children and Family Services workers have been attacked or seriously threatened as they entered homes to protect children or investigate mistreatment allegations since 2013, a Tribune analysis of government records and interviews found.

    The violence, though rarely...

    This Thanksgiving, let the kids cook the turkey (but have a backup plan)


    Ever wondered what it would be like to relax on Thanksgiving while your kids do the cooking? If you happen to have first-graders around the house, you might consider turning the kitchen over to them for the day. If they are nearly as creative as the 6-...

    Ever wondered what it would be like to relax on Thanksgiving while your kids do the cooking?

    If you happen to have first-graders around the house, you might consider turning the kitchen over to them for the day. If they are nearly as creative as the 6- and 7-year-olds I met recently at Moos Elementary...

    In-laws' reaction to cancer treatment creates rift


    Dear Amy: Lately I have become persona non grata to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Next to my wife, they have been my closest confidants for years. Being so suddenly rejected by these two women really hurts. They claim I could have gotten my wife...

    Dear Amy: Lately I have become persona non grata to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. Next to my wife, they have been my closest confidants for years.

    Being so suddenly rejected by these two women really hurts.

    They claim I could have gotten my wife into an experimental program for her stage...

    Morning Spin: Transit leader says CTA fare hike justified


    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Kirk Dillard, the former Republican state senator who chairs the Regional...

    Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.

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    Kirk Dillard, the former Republican state senator who chairs the Regional Transportation Authority, says that a slight...

    LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 11/20/17


    Today's Birthday (11/20/17). Make your own dreams come true for two years. Love feeds you. Money is also useful; generate it and monitor carefully. Talk your way around career obstacles this winter, before your family gets into expansion mode....

    Today's Birthday (11/20/17). Make your own dreams come true for two years. Love feeds you. Money is also useful; generate it and monitor carefully. Talk your way around career obstacles this winter, before your family gets into expansion mode. Discoveries made this summer unfold into professional...

    5 thoughts recapping Season 8, Episode 5 of 'The Walking Dead'


    At long last, perspective. For most of this season of “The Walking Dead,” we’ve been embroiled in the All Out War. Bullets here, armor there, bodies on the ground, plans in the air. But what’s been missing, Sunday’s superb episode taught us,...

    At long last, perspective. For most of this season of “The Walking Dead,” we’ve been embroiled in the All Out War. Bullets here, armor there, bodies on the ground, plans in the air.

    But what’s been missing, Sunday’s superb episode taught us, was a sense of what’s behind it all. By tightening its...

    Charles Manson, wild-eyed cult leader whose slayings horrified the nation, dies at 83


    Charles Manson, who masterminded a string of bizarre murders in Los Angeles in 1969 that both horrified and fascinated the nation and signified to many the symbolic end of the 1960s and the idealism and naiveté the decade represented, has died. He was...

    Charles Manson, who masterminded a string of bizarre murders in Los Angeles in 1969 that both horrified and fascinated the nation and signified to many the symbolic end of the 1960s and the idealism and naiveté the decade represented, has died. He was 83.

    Considered one of the most infamous criminals...

    Police: Boy and girl, 10 and 13, found after being reported missing from Lakeview


    Two children who had gone missing from the Lakeview neighborhood have been found, police said in separate statements Sunday. Karlie Beard, 13, and Joseph Soch, 10, had gone missing from the 1500 block of West George Street, according to a Chicago police...

    Two children who had gone missing from the Lakeview neighborhood have been found, police said in separate statements Sunday.

    Karlie Beard, 13, and Joseph Soch, 10, had gone missing from the 1500 block of West George Street, according to a Chicago police missing persons alert.

    Joseph is 4-foot-8,...

    Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year


    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics. Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the...

    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics.

    Kelly Clarkson and Pink kicked off the three-hour show Sunday with a performance honoring...

    Lauri Markkanen shines, but Bulls falter against Suns in 113-105 loss


    As he prepared to leave Finland to play college basketball, Lauri Markkanen visited North Carolina and Utah but chose Arizona because of the connection he felt with the program's teammates and coaches. Markkanen continued to make himself feel at home in...

    As he prepared to leave Finland to play college basketball, Lauri Markkanen visited North Carolina and Utah but chose Arizona because of the connection he felt with the program's teammates and coaches.

    Markkanen continued to make himself feel at home in the state on Sunday, displaying a nasty fadeaway...

    Kicked when they’re down, Bears long on excuses, short on progress


    On the same day in October three years ago, the Lions put three kickers through a workout: Connor Barth, Jay Feely and Matt Prater. The Lions chose to sign Prater, and it was his 52-yard field goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining that proved to be...

    On the same day in October three years ago, the Lions put three kickers through a workout: Connor Barth, Jay Feely and Matt Prater.

    The Lions chose to sign Prater, and it was his 52-yard field goal with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining that proved to be the difference Sunday at Soldier Field as the...

    After latest loss, it's OK to be as tough on Mitch Trubisky as he is on himself


    Instinct guided Mitch Trubisky as he weaved through Lions defenders like they were traffic cones on a driving test Sunday at Soldier Field, each would-be tackler missing until the Bears quarterback had picked up 19 yards on fourth-and-13. “I was moving...

    Instinct guided Mitch Trubisky as he weaved through Lions defenders like they were traffic cones on a driving test Sunday at Soldier Field, each would-be tackler missing until the Bears quarterback had picked up 19 yards on fourth-and-13.

    “I was moving around and saw a seam,’’ Trubisky said. “I...

    Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women?


    If you're a woman, what makes a restaurant dangerous isn't the sharp knives or the hot griddle: It's an isolated area of the kitchen, like the dry storage pantry. That's where Miranda Rosenfelt, 31, then a cook at Jackie's restaurant in Silver Spring,...

    If you're a woman, what makes a restaurant dangerous isn't the sharp knives or the hot griddle: It's an isolated area of the kitchen, like the dry storage pantry.

    That's where Miranda Rosenfelt, 31, then a cook at Jackie's restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland was headed one day seven years ago...

    Denzel Valentine draws second straight start for Bulls, defends his defense


    Denzel Valentine drew his second straight start for the first time in his young NBA career Sunday.And his defense began before the game."If you watch the game, you'll see my defense is very underrated," Valentine said. "The only reason people say (I'm...

    Denzel Valentine drew his second straight start for the first time in his young NBA career Sunday.

    And his defense began before the game.

    "If you watch the game, you'll see my defense is very underrated," Valentine said. "The only reason people say (I'm not good defensively) is I'm not the typical...

    Trump fires back at LaVar Ball for saying he did nothing to help UCLA players in China


    President Donald Trump chastised LaVar Ball, the father of one of three UCLA players who were released by Chinese authorities after efforts by Trump and his Chinese counterpart, tweeting that "I should have left them in jail!" Trump was responding early...

    President Donald Trump chastised LaVar Ball, the father of one of three UCLA players who were released by Chinese authorities after efforts by Trump and his Chinese counterpart, tweeting that "I should have left them in jail!"

    Trump was responding early Sunday afternoon to Ball's comment that Trump...

    Border agent dies after being injured in Texas


    Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday...

    Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.

    Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent's injuries or what...

    Victim airlifted to hospital following 'cooking accident' in Crystal Lake


    A cooking accident in Crystal Lake sent one person to a hospital Sunday afternoon. Fire crews responded about 4:10 p.m. to the front parking lot of Crystal Lake High School, 1200 McHenry Ave., for a person injured during a cooking accident, according to...

    A cooking accident in Crystal Lake sent one person to a hospital Sunday afternoon.

    Fire crews responded about 4:10 p.m. to the front parking lot of Crystal Lake High School, 1200 McHenry Ave., for a person injured during a cooking accident, according to a statement from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue...

    Leonard Floyd feared out for extended period with knee injury


    The Bears fear outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will be out for an extended period after he suffered a right knee injury that required him to be carted off in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Lions. Floyd, the ninth pick in the 2016...

    The Bears fear outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will be out for an extended period after he suffered a right knee injury that required him to be carted off in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Lions.

    Floyd, the ninth pick in the 2016 draft, was in run pursuit when Bears cornerback...

    Chicago intends to sue U.S. Steel after 2 toxic spills this year, mayor says


    The city of Chicago is expected to take the first step toward filing a federal suit against U.S. Steel, alleging the company repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act following a pair of toxic spills into Lake Michigan waterways near its northwest Indiana...

    The city of Chicago is expected to take the first step toward filing a federal suit against U.S. Steel, alleging the company repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act following a pair of toxic spills into Lake Michigan waterways near its northwest Indiana plant, city officials announced Sunday.

    Mayor...

    'Lulls,' 'siestas' doom Bears against Lions in latest close loss


    Mitch Trubisky didn’t flinch or say a word on the sideline in the decisive moment Sunday. As Connor Barth’s 46-yard field-goal attempt flew way right of the target, the rookie quarterback’s blank expression told a familiar story. Another close...

    Mitch Trubisky didn’t flinch or say a word on the sideline in the decisive moment Sunday. As Connor Barth’s 46-yard field-goal attempt flew way right of the target, the rookie quarterback’s blank expression told a familiar story.

    Another close game. Another close defeat.

    Trubisky has been here...

    Stepson, 21, charged with repeatedly stabbing CPD officer, prosecutors say


    The stepson of a Chicago police officer, who was stabbed more than 10 times in the head and face while she was off-duty, was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the attack, officials said Sunday. David Johnson, 21, of South Deering, is alleged...

    The stepson of a Chicago police officer, who was stabbed more than 10 times in the head and face while she was off-duty, was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the attack, officials said Sunday.

    David Johnson, 21, of South Deering, is alleged to have attacked his stepmother with a kitchen...

    Connor Barth's latest missed field goal costs Bears in final seconds


    Connor Barth knew it as soon as his foot struck the football. The kicker’s 46-yard field-goal attempt with eight seconds to play was heading wide right, and the Bears were going to lose a second straight close game to an NFC North opponent. Barth said...

    Connor Barth knew it as soon as his foot struck the football.

    The kicker’s 46-yard field-goal attempt with eight seconds to play was heading wide right, and the Bears were going to lose a second straight close game to an NFC North opponent. Barth said the wind was “blowing a little bit” on a chilly...