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COLUMN: NOBODY WANTS MY MOTHER'S FOUR-POSTER BED. SHOULD I TAKE IT?

My cousin Helen emailed the other day to see if I wanted the antique four-poster bed my mother slept in as a girl. I hadn't thought...

COLUMN: SCISSORS. PENS. SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS. ON INTERNATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY, LET'S PAUSE TO APPRECIATE THE TRIUMPHS OF THE LEFTIES

In our angry, sad and divided world, let us pause for a moment to appreciate one small thing that unites us - unites 10 percent of...

 
 
 

COLUMN: IN THE ‘NOISY CONFUSION OF LIFE,' IT'S TIME TO READ TONI MORRISON AND ‘DESIDERATA.' AND GO TO THE ZOO

Today, three bite-sized columns rolled into one. 1. Reading Toni Morrison, at last Toni Morrison died Monday at the age of 88, prompting...

COLUMN: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT? THE ANSWER IS FAR MORE COMPLICATED THAN A NUMBER

Sorry, but that candidate's just too old. You know who I mean. Or maybe you don't. Maybe the candidate who triggered my “too old” bias...

 
 
 

WILL POT BE SOLD AT SHOPS IN YOUR TOWN COME 2020? OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS HAVE BEGUN DEBATING THE ISSUE

Now that Illinois lawmakers have acted to legalize adult use of marijuana effective next year, the battle over where pot will be grown...

COOK COUNTY'S FOREST PRESERVE POLICE CHIEF HAS RESIGNED, DAYS AFTER SCATHING REPORT ON A $250 PARKING TICKET SPAT

The Cook County forest preserve's police chief has resigned after a scathing inspector general report outlined a dispute involving...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S TOP COP ‘MUST STOP MISLEADING THE PUBLIC' ABOUT VIOLENCE, COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TONI PRECKWINKLE SAYS IN HEATED LETTER TO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reignited her criticism of Chicago's police response to street violence this week in a...

‘DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?' INVESTIGATORS SAY COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRESSED COPS TO SCRAP ALLY'S $250 PARKING TICKET

A Cook County commissioner pushed cops to scrap an ally's $250 parking ticket, according to a government watchdog who said the case...

 
 
 

ARMY VET CHARGED IN BEATING OF SECURITY GUARD THAT WAS CAUGHT ON VIRAL VIDEO IS BACK IN COURT THIS WEEK AFTER PLEA DEAL FALLS THROUGH

A U.S. Army veteran caught on video punching and injuring a female security guard who was trying to help him will be back in court...

TEXAS MAN GETS 50 YEARS FOR ‘COLD, CALCULATED EXECUTION' OF ‘FRIEND' FROM DES PLAINES DURING DISPUTE OVER MASSAGE BUSINESS

A 24-year-old Texas man convicted of killing a friend in what prosecutors described as an execution-style murder committed over a dispute...

 
 
 

BABY ADDED TO PILSEN MURAL HONORING MARLEN OCHOA-LOPEZ

A mural in Pilsen dedicated to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the 19-year-old pregnant woman killed in April, now includes a painting of her son....

MAN DRIVEN TO POLICE STATION AFTER SOUTH DEERING SHOOTING

A shot-up SUV showed up in front of the 4th District police station early Saturday with a man inside who was seriously wounded by gunfire....

 
 
 

READ COOK COUNTY JUDGE'S ORDER FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

A Cook County judge's ruling issuing an order for a special prosecutor to probe the investigation of an allegedly fake hate crime reported...

O'HARE'S 'PEOPLE MOVER' SAGA: HOW IT UNFOLDED

A $310 million project to update and expand the popular "people mover" at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport began in 2015, and...

 
 
 

O'HARE'S BUSY 'PEOPLE MOVER' WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY OPEN DURING AN UPGRADE. IT DID NOT

On a recent afternoon, 15 rail cars, some marred with graffiti, sat between puddles in a gravel lot just outside O'Hare International...

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL REVIEWING POINT SYSTEM THAT BARS STUDENTS FROM WALKING IN 8TH GRADE GRADUATION

Graduating from eighth grade was an extra big deal for Geri Panol's son. Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder makes it harder...

 
 
 

WOMAN WALKING BACKWARD ON ORANGE LINE PLATFORM FALLS ON 'L' TRACKS, GETS HIT BY TRAIN

A CTA Orange Line train hit and critically injured a woman after she fell on the tracks Thursday morning at a station in the McKinley...

POLICE TRYING TO IDENTIFY SHOOTER WHO WOUNDED 3 ON CTA BUS

Chicago police on Wednesday released several photos of a man they believe opened fire on a Chicago Transit Authority bus, wounding...

 
 
 

PATRICIA TELLES-IRVIN, NORTHWESTERN STUDENT AFFAIRS VP, DIES

Patricia Telles-Irvin joined Northwestern University in 2011 as vice president of student affairs, and worked as she had at other schools...

WILL LOCAL BOOKIES SURVIVE WHEN LEGAL SPORTS BETTING COMES TO ILLINOIS? THE ODDS LOOK GOOD

The man on the phone said he doesn't take as many bets as he used to - badgering deadbeats to pay up gets old after a while - but he's...

 
 
 



Man accused of threatening shooting at a Jewish community center in Ohio

Man accused of threatening shooting at a Jewish community center in Ohio

The 20-year-old was arrested after reportedly posting a video of a man shooting a gun on an Instagram account with a disturbing caption, police said. Read more ...

ISIS claims responsibility after bomb goes off at Afghanistan wedding, 63...

ISIS claims responsibility after bomb goes off at Afghanistan wedding, 63 people killed

At least 63 people were killed and 182 injured after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in the Afghan capital. Read more ...

Reports: Former NFL player Cedric Benson dies in wreck

Reports: Former NFL player Cedric Benson dies in wreck

Former NFL player Cedric Benson was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle wreck in Austin, Texas, according to multiple reports. Read more ...

Louisiana Governor During Hurricane Katrina Disaster Dies

Louisiana Governor During Hurricane Katrina Disaster Dies

Former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco died Sunday in hospice care at 76 years old. She was Louisiana's first elected female governor. Read more ...

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle crash

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle crash

Former NFL running back and University of Texas star Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash, according to the Austin American-Statesman. He was 36. The... Read more ...

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Louisville native Justin Thomas got his first win of the year at the BMW Championship and claimed the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Read more ...

BMW Championship: Tiger Woods' season ends after disappointing finish at Medinah

BMW Championship: Tiger Woods' season ends after disappointing finish at Medinah

Woods needed to finish no worse than solo 11th to move into the top 30 in the FedEx Cup Standings and defend his Tour Championship title. Read more ...

Nationals match team HR record with 8, rout Brewers 16-8

Nationals match team HR record with 8, rout Brewers 16-8

WASHINGTON - The Nationals matched a team record with eight home runs - including two by Juan Soto - in a 16-8 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday as Washington took two of... Read more ...

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the New York Mets in their 11-5 victory over the... Read more ...

UFC 241 results: Stipe Miocic avenges loss to Daniel Cormier, regains...

UFC 241 results: Stipe Miocic avenges loss to Daniel Cormier, regains heavyweight title

ANAHEIM, Calif. -The only man to successfully defend the UFC heavyweight championship three consecutive times will have a chance to do it again. Stipe Miocic won a grueling... Read more ...