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    Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot


    Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday as officers were escorting a man from the Home Depot in northern Dallas....

    Two Dallas police officers were critically wounded in a shooting that also injured a home improvement store employee, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday as officers were escorting a man from the Home Depot in northern Dallas. The two officers and the store loss-prevention...

    Firefighter hurt in extra-alarm fire in Jewelers Row building in Loop


    A firefighter was taken to a hospital while responding to an extra-alarm fire in a Jewelers Row building in the Loop Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The firefighter was "transported for medical evaluation," the department...

    A firefighter was taken to a hospital while responding to an extra-alarm fire in a Jewelers Row building in the Loop Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

    The firefighter was "transported for medical evaluation," the department said in a tweet to the media. No condition was...

    Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban


    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. It's the last case the justices will hear until October. The...

    The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday over President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries.

    It's the last case the justices will hear until October.

    The Trump administration is asking the court...

    2-year-old boy shot in Joliet: police


    A 2-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Joliet on Tuesday night, police said. The shooting happened in the 400 block of Landau Street around 7:45 p.m. and is believed to be gang related, Joliet Police Deputy Chief Al Roechner said. The father of the...

    A 2-year-old boy was shot and wounded in Joliet on Tuesday night, police said.

    The shooting happened in the 400 block of Landau Street around 7:45 p.m. and is believed to be gang related, Joliet Police Deputy Chief Al Roechner said.

    The father of the 2-year-old boy told police he’s been having...

    1 dead, at least 10 wounded in Chicago shootings since noon Tuesday


    One man has been killed and at least 10 other people have been wounded in shootings since just after noon Tuesday in Chicago, according to police. A man was fatally shot in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Austin neighborhood just before 9...

    One man has been killed and at least 10 other people have been wounded in shootings since just after noon Tuesday in Chicago, according to police.

    A man was fatally shot in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Austin neighborhood just before 9 p.m., police said in a media notification....

    For Bears to nail this draft, they must find a high-quality player at the top of Round 2


    With little time elapsed between the Bears’ spending spree in free agency and the annual owners meeting last month, general manager Ryan Pace was fresh off making some major acquisitions. As he talked about the work that went into the significant...

    With little time elapsed between the Bears’ spending spree in free agency and the annual owners meeting last month, general manager Ryan Pace was fresh off making some major acquisitions.

    As he talked about the work that went into the significant additions to the roster, Pace made it clear his...

    First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France


    There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark...

    There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.

    After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit and hat earlier...

    Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ pace Cubs to 10-3 victory over Indians


    The return to Progressive Field on Tuesday night didn’t possess the same buzz as Game 7 of the World Series did 18 months ago, when the Cubs celebrated their first championship since 1908. But even without the services of Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo...

    The return to Progressive Field on Tuesday night didn’t possess the same buzz as Game 7 of the World Series did 18 months ago, when the Cubs celebrated their first championship since 1908.

    But even without the services of Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo hitting at full capacity, the Cubs played as...

    Parolee who escaped custody on South Side arrested in Glenview


    A man on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery escaped custody Tuesday morning during a parole check in the South Chicago neighborhood but was arrested again Tuesday night in Glenview, officials said. A corrections officer...

    A man on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery escaped custody Tuesday morning during a parole check in the South Chicago neighborhood but was arrested again Tuesday night in Glenview, officials said.

    A corrections officer was checking in on Kir Moorman, 29, and he...

    Federal judge orders Trump administration to continue DACA program and accept new applicants


    A District of Columbia federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and - for the first time...

    A District of Columbia federal judge has delivered the toughest blow yet to Trump administration efforts to end deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, ordering the government to continue the Obama-era program and - for the first time since announcing it would end - reopen it...

    Trump, Macron lavish praise on each other even as they differ on Iran, Syria


    With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement,...

    With exaggerated handshakes and a pair of kisses, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron professed a sunny, best-friends relationship Tuesday, even as the two allies strained to bridge differences over the Iran nuclear agreement, Syria and more.

    Hosting Macron for the first...

    By utilizing whole field, Kyle Schwarber putting 2017 slump far behind him


    Manager Joe Maddon likened Kyle Schwarber’s miserable 2017 season to a “sophomore slump” even though the Cubs’ resurgent slugger was in his third season. “They adjusted to him,” Maddon said Tuesday night. “Now he’s adjusting back.”...

    Manager Joe Maddon likened Kyle Schwarber’s miserable 2017 season to a “sophomore slump” even though the Cubs’ resurgent slugger was in his third season.

    “They adjusted to him,” Maddon said Tuesday night. “Now he’s adjusting back.”

    Schwarber continued his renaissance at Progressive Field — the...

    Rick Renteria, White Sox's 26th man, ejected in 1-0 loss to Mariners


    Manager Rick Renteria is so popular among White Sox players for acting in their best interests, they call him their 26th man. Some of the Sox thought the Mariners also had a 26th man on the field Tuesday. Only he was wearing a chest protector under his...

    Manager Rick Renteria is so popular among White Sox players for acting in their best interests, they call him their 26th man.

    Some of the Sox thought the Mariners also had a 26th man on the field Tuesday. Only he was wearing a chest protector under his black uniform.

    Home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook...

    Rapper Meek Mill leaves prison after Pennsylvania high court orders him freed


    Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a...

    Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

    Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to...

    'Avengers: Infinity War' review: When worlds collide, Marvel-style


    “Avengers: Infinity War” is a lot of movie. You can hate it and still say that much with confidence. Its various, overlapping fan bases won’t hold what they don’t like against it, I bet. “A lot,” though, doesn’t mean it’s much fun or even...

    “Avengers: Infinity War” is a lot of movie. You can hate it and still say that much with confidence. Its various, overlapping fan bases won’t hold what they don’t like against it, I bet. “A lot,” though, doesn’t mean it’s much fun or even very good.

    No hate here, honestly. The film has its momentary...

    Photos show 2 Great Lakes electric cables were severed


    Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan's attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. An investigative team led by the U.S. Coast Guard said...

    Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan's attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

    An investigative team led by the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday a remotely controlled vehicle had...

    With Dreamers' status uncertain, advocates seek funds for scholarships


    At first Citlali Perez was reluctant to apply for the Obama-era program that shields immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, and now she can’t: First-time applications are no longer being accepted. Perez was 16 when the Trump...

    At first Citlali Perez was reluctant to apply for the Obama-era program that shields immigrants who came to the country illegally as children, and now she can’t: First-time applications are no longer being accepted.

    Perez was 16 when the Trump administration sought to end Deferred Action for Childhood...

    After a volcanic day of closing arguments, Bill Cosby's retrial is in the hands of the jury


    On Day 12 of his sex-assault trial, deep into a prosecutor's heated closing argument, Bill Cosby was laughing. Some in the jam-packed courtroom might have missed it, but his chuckles and his ear-to-ear smile caught the eye of Assistant District Attorney...

    On Day 12 of his sex-assault trial, deep into a prosecutor's heated closing argument, Bill Cosby was laughing.

    Some in the jam-packed courtroom might have missed it, but his chuckles and his ear-to-ear smile caught the eye of Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden on the opposite side of the...

    Aurora Public Library employee resigns over Muslim poem controversy


    I read the poem. And I do see the satire artist George Miller, a professor at Lewis University, was aiming for in the display at the Aurora Public Library that has garnered so much controversy since the weekend. It took me a couple of read-throughs,...

    I read the poem. And I do see the satire artist George Miller, a professor at Lewis University, was aiming for in the display at the Aurora Public Library that has garnered so much controversy since the weekend.

    It took me a couple of read-throughs, though. And I had to think about it. Hard.

    But...

    U46 board member who made controversial flag comment resigns to pursue social activism role


    Traci O’Neal Ellis resigned from the District U46 school board Monday, saying she plans to pursue a more active role in social justice causes that would conflict with her elected position. The surprise resignation, effective immediately, came at the...

    Traci O’Neal Ellis resigned from the District U46 school board Monday, saying she plans to pursue a more active role in social justice causes that would conflict with her elected position.

    The surprise resignation, effective immediately, came at the end of Monday’s night’s board meeting. O’Neal...

    Trump rallies behind VA nominee after suggesting he should drop out of 'ugly' process


    The White House rallied around Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president's former doctor was besieged by complaints that he improperly prescribed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became...

    The White House rallied around Ronny Jackson's nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president's former doctor was besieged by complaints that he improperly prescribed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became intoxicated on duty.

    The administration's decision...

    Everybody has a tree story. What's yours?


    I’ve got a tree story, you’ve got a tree story, everybody’s got a tree story. Tree stories are as universal as love stories, and starting Friday, which is Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum and Openlands want to hear your stories of Chicago trees. If...

    I’ve got a tree story, you’ve got a tree story, everybody’s got a tree story.

    Tree stories are as universal as love stories, and starting Friday, which is Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum and Openlands want to hear your stories of Chicago trees.

    If you’re like me, when you’re asked to tell a tree...

    Elgin weighs replacing lead water pipes, postponing construction projects


    Elgin will consider postponing three public works projects that had been scheduled for this year so a consultant can come up with a plan to replace lead water service lines on private property. The Elgin City Council is set to discuss Wednesday a $48,392...

    Elgin will consider postponing three public works projects that had been scheduled for this year so a consultant can come up with a plan to replace lead water service lines on private property.

    The Elgin City Council is set to discuss Wednesday a $48,392 deal with Sugar Grove-based Engineering...

    Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald on James Comey's legal team


    Patrick Fitzgerald, Chicago’s former longtime U.S. attorney, is helping represent his longtime friend, former FBI Director James Comey. Fitzgerald said in a statement released Tuesday evening that he began representing Comey in May 2017. The former FBI...

    Patrick Fitzgerald, Chicago’s former longtime U.S. attorney, is helping represent his longtime friend, former FBI Director James Comey.

    Fitzgerald said in a statement released Tuesday evening that he began representing Comey in May 2017. The former FBI director was fired that month by President...

    Oak Park to seek upgrades, repairs on bridges above Eisenhower Expressway


    Trustees in Oak Park have authorized more than $60,000 to design upcoming repairs to three of its bridge decks that sit above the Eisenhower Expressway. At the April 16 village board meeting, trustees unanimously approved a $63,976 contract with BLA Inc....

    Trustees in Oak Park have authorized more than $60,000 to design upcoming repairs to three of its bridge decks that sit above the Eisenhower Expressway.

    At the April 16 village board meeting, trustees unanimously approved a $63,976 contract with BLA Inc. to design and provide construction management...