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COLUMN: ELIZABETH WARREN ISN'T OUT, YET, SO STOP WRITING HER POLITICAL OBITUARY. THERE ARE 48 STATES LEFT

Yoo hoo! Elizabeth Warren fans! Over here! Yes, we're still here. Gather round. Scooch on in. We've been shoved into this little corner...

CHICAGO COP SHOULD BE FIRED AFTER VIDEO SHOWS HE LIED ABOUT FATAL SHOOTING OF 19-YEAR-OLD, INVESTIGATORS SAY

Chicago police disciplinary officials are calling for an officer to be fired, saying surveillance footage shows he lied under oath...

 
 
 

A TIMELINE OF THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

Actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men attacked him near his apartment building in Streeterville, slipping...

COLUMN: 6 THOUGHTS TO BRIGHTEN CHICAGO'S GRAY, GRAY, GRAY WINTER DAYS

Let's take a moment to appreciate grey days. But before we get to all the reasons to savor this soul-sucking, brain-numbing, energy-sapping...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S COLDEST RECORDED TEMPERATURES

One thing about the cold weather and Chicago - it's not new. Here is a look at the coldest temperatures recorded in Chicago.

COLUMN: FROM THE MAN WHO BROUGHT YOU THE MAYOREMANUEL TWITTER PARODY, A NEWSLETTER ON TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT

One Friday morning last September, as the Democrats prepared to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Dan Sinker...

 
 
 

FACE MASKS SELLING OUT AND LUNAR NEW YEAR EVENTS CANCELED AS CHICAGO'S CHINESE COMMUNITY REACTS TO CORONAVIRUS SPREAD

On the eve of Lunar New Year, a time meant for celebration with family and arguably the most important Chinese holiday, many Chinatown...

COLUMN: AS DOOMSDAY LOOMS AND IMPEACHMENT PROGRESSES, DEPARTED PBS NEWSMAN JIM LEHRER'S RULES REMIND US HOW TO BE BETTER

Here are three things that happened on Thursday, January 23, 2020. In the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., an impeachment trial...

 
 
 

A DAY AFTER U. OF I. HIKES TUITION, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN CAMPUS ANNOUNCES BROADER ELIGIBILITY FOR FREE TUITION

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is raising the minimum income to qualify for its free tuition program, one day after university...

COLUMN: CALL IT ‘LAKE-ACHE,' THE SADNESS WE FEEL AS CHICAGO'S LAKEFRONT VANISHES

There's a new form of sadness going around Chicago these days, a grief for our lakefront. You know which lake. In Chicago, it doesn't...

 
 
 

COLUMN: HEY, STOP TELLING US WHICH DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IS ‘ELECTABLE'

Stop telling me who's electable and who's not. Tell me why you like the presidential candidate you like or why you hate the one you...

STORM EXPECTED TO KICK UP BIG WAVES SATURDAY IN LAKE MICHIGAN - POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS 23 FEET - MAKING CHICAGO'S SHORELINE A DANGEROUS PLACE

A powerful winter storm is forecast to kick up towering waves along Lake Michigan on Saturday, threatening Chicago's shorelines, beaches...

 
 
 

COLUMN: AN ODE TO THE VANISHING 2019, A YEAR UNLIKE ANY THE WORLD'S EVER SEEN

Two thousand nineteen Has now lurched to a close And where we're all headed Well, nobody knows.. The year that just passed Left us...

LAWSUIT FILED BY WHEATON COP WHO ALLEGED SEX AND AGE DISCRIMINATION IS DISMISSED, BUT JUDGE SAYS DEARTH OF FEMALE LEADERS IN DEPARTMENT ‘RAISES AN EYEBROW'

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Wheaton police officer who sued the department and the city, claiming she had...

 
 
 

COLUMN: A BELOVED BOOKSTORE OWNER IN DIXON, ILL., DIED ON THANKSGIVING. ‘IT'S A HOLE THAT WILL BE REALLY HARD TO FILL.'

Larry Dunphy always swore that he'd never retire from the bookstore he ran in the small town of Dixon, Illinois, vowing instead to...

COLUMN: FOR THREE DECADES, CORWIN MARBLY HAS RUN THIS CHICAGO FOOD PANTRY, OFFERING THANKSGIVING BASKETS AND ABIDING BY HIS FATHER'S RULE: ‘ANYBODY WHO CAME TO HIS DOOR GOT SOMETHING'

In 1939, the Rev. Henry Marbly, the new pastor of St. Matthew's Methodist church on Chicago's Near North Side, held his first Thanksgiving...

 
 
 

COLUMN: TELL THE PEOPLE THAT THEY'RE BORED, MAYBE TRUTH WILL BE IGNORED. A NEW TRUMPOEM ON THE IMPEACHMENT HEARING

This is the latest in my occasional TrumPoems, chronicling key moments in the presidency of Donald J. Trump, always based on his words...

COLUMN: HOW TO WARM UP A COLD DAY? TALK TO A STRANGER

On Friday morning as I rummaged through the so-called “news” cluttering the junk drawer of my mind, I received a text from a friend...

 
 
 

COLUMN: TONIKA JOHNSON BRINGS HER ACCLAIMED FOLDED MAP PROJECT HOME - TO ENGLEWOOD

The Englewood Branded store is 800 square feet of positive thinking on West 63rd Street on Chicago's South Side. The shop sells T-shirts,...

WHEATON COLLEGE STUDENT EVANGELIST AND A RADIO HOST TESTIFY IN FIRST AMENDMENT CASE, SAYING CITY OF CHICAGO KEEPS THEM FROM SPREADING THEIR MESSAGES IN MILLENNIUM PARK

A student evangelist and a local radio host testified in Chicago federal court Thursday that they should be allowed to carry their...

 
 
 



Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for obstruction, false...

Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for obstruction, false statements, and witness tampering

A federal judge sentenced the longtime former GOP strategist and Trump ally Roger Stone on Thursday to serve 40 months in prison. He was also sentenced to pay a $20,000 fine... Read more ...

KFC releasing its fried chicken and donut sandwich nationwide

KFC releasing its fried chicken and donut sandwich nationwide

Chicken and donut lovers rejoyce! Read more ...

Nearly 6 million kids water bottles recalled again due to a choking hazard

Nearly 6 million kids water bottles recalled again due to a choking hazard

This marks the second time these water bottles were recalled and includes the replacement lids that were provided in the first recall. Read more ...

Morgan Stanley to buy online-brokerage giant E-Trade for $13 billion

Morgan Stanley to buy online-brokerage giant E-Trade for $13 billion

Morgan Stanley agreed on Thursday to acquire the online brokerage E-Trade for $13 billion in an all-stock transaction. The takeover will help Morgan Stanley offer self-service... Read more ...

Video shows inmate falling through ceiling while trying to escape from jail

Video shows inmate falling through ceiling while trying to escape from jail

An Ohio inmate was caught on camera as surveillance video captured a woman's attempt to escape from a jail waiting room. Read more ...

Bath & Body Works is now a standalone company - we visited a store and saw...

Bath & Body Works is now a standalone company - we visited a store and saw why it's been L Brands' secret weapon

Bath & Body Works is now a standalone brand after parent company L Brands announced on Thursday it had sold a majority stake in Victoria's Secret to the private-equity firm... Read more ...

Roger Stone Sentenced To More Than 3 Years Amid Furor Over Trump And DOJ

Roger Stone Sentenced To More Than 3 Years Amid Furor Over Trump And DOJ

President Trump's political adviser was found guilty on all counts by a federal jury last year after he was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing its investigation. Read more ...

Marshall-ECU game date moved, will honor 1970 crash victims

Marshall-ECU game date moved, will honor 1970 crash victims

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Marshall and East Carolina will open the 2020 football season a week earlier than scheduled to accommodate a national television broadcast marking the 50th... Read more ...

Man stabbed in north London mosque - UK police

Man stabbed in north London mosque - UK police

A knifeman that reportedly ran into a north London mosque and stabbed a man in the neck on Thursday has been arrested, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. According to... Read more ...

Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men, dead at 78

Sy Sperling, founder of Hair Club for Men, dead at 78

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed “I'm not only the Hair Club president but I'm also a client,”... Read more ...