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THE SPIN: OBAMAS NOT 'PLANNING' MAYOR ENDORSEMENT | ALD. COCHRAN GUILTY | MADIGAN LESS POPULAR THAN TRUMP

Endorsements continue to fly in the Chicago mayor's race, but don't expect former President Barack Obama or former first lady Michelle...

JUDGE POSTPONES SENTENCING IN TERRORISM CASE AFTER DEFENSE ALLEGES EVIDENCE WITHHELD

An exasperated federal judge has postponed sentencing in the long-running terrorism case against a suburban man after his lawyers accused...

 
 
 

AIDE: OBAMAS NOT PLANNING TO ENDORSE IN CHICAGO MAYOR'S RACE

In the heat of last fall's mid-term elections, former President Barack Obama parachuted into Chicago and stumped for a slate of Democrats,...

SENATE BILL WOULD RAISE STATE GAS TAX BY 19 CENTS PER GALLON TO FUND ROAD, BRIDGE REPAIRS

A bill introduced this week in the State Senate would double the Illinois gas tax, from 19 cents to 38 cents per gallon, and hike vehicle...

 
 
 

SHAQUILLE HARRISON IS MAKING THE MOST OF HIS BULLS OPPORTUNITY: 'HONESTLY, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF'

Shaquille Harrison is defensive-minded. But he's not defensive. Ask him about going undrafted out of Tulsa. Ask him about the Suns...

PROPOSAL WOULD MAKE STATE MEDICAL POT PROGRAM PERMANENT, ADD OSTEOARTHRITIS, CHRONIC PAIN, AUTISM, MIGRAINES, OTHER CONDITIONS

Medical marijuana in Illinois would become legal permanently under a proposed new state law, and the list of qualifying conditions...

 
 
 

FORMER BLACKHAWKS STAR PATRICK SHARP ON HIS TV WORK: 'I'M STILL PRETTY UNCOMFORTABLE'

So steady and smooth on the ice for 15 NHL seasons, 11 with the Blackhawks, Patrick Sharp admits he's not entirely at ease off it....

FREE AGENCY GRADES FOR ALL 32 NFL TEAMS

Even though this wasn't considered a great NFL free agency class, it turned out to be the most expensive. Free agent spending is on...

 
 
 

BULLS PLAYERS RECALL NCAA TOURNAMENT TRIUMPHS AND CRUSHING DEFEATS: 'THAT'S GO TIME'

Ask an NBA player to reminisce about their NCAA Tournament memories and you'll probably learn two things: The game that got away sticks...

AFTER LAWS THAT LIMITED HIS POWERS BLOCKED BY JUDGE, WISCONSIN GOVERNOR PULLS STATE OUT OF ACA LAWSUIT

A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov....

 
 
 

COMPANY WON'T OPERATE DUCK BOATS THIS YEAR AFTER FATAL SINKING IN BRANSON THAT KILLED 17

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced Thursday that it won't operate...

ATTACKED AS 'WEALTHY CORPORATE LAWYER,' LIGHTFOOT DEFENDS LEGAL WORK, PROGRESSIVE CREDENTIALS

Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle has blasted opponent Lori Lightfoot for running as a progressive despite becoming a “wealthy corporate...

 
 
 

A WINNING ATTITUDE AND A MARQUEE ATTRACTION: 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2019 WHITE SOX

The White Sox season starts March 28 in Kansas City, Mo. Here are six things to know about what to expect in 2019. 1. Expect more wins....

STATE TROOPER HIT BY SEMI DOWNSTATE, 14TH TO BE STRUCK BY A MOTORIST THIS YEAR

An Illinois State Police trooper was seriously injured when he was hit by a semi downstate late Wednesday, bringing to 14 the number...

 
 
 

LAYOFFS THIN THE CREATIVE RANKS AT GROUPON

Groupon, the Chicago-based daily deals website, laid off about 20 employees last week, purging a number of members of its creative...

CHANCE THE RAPPER BACKS TONI PRECKWINKLE FOR CHICAGO MAYOR

Chance the Rapper, the hip-hop superstar and aspiring philanthropist, endorsed Toni Preckwinkle's mayoral campaign Thursday, offering...

 
 
 

MULTIPLE LINEUPS AND A SEASON OF 'RECKONING': 6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2019 CUBS

The Cubs' season starts March 28 in Texas. Here are six things to know about what to expect in 2019. 1. Yes, this is a season of “reckoning.”...

EX-POLICE CHIEF IN DEKALB COUNTY TOWN OF HINCKLEY ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY RECORDING CONVERSATION WITH VILLAGE PRESIDENT

A former police chief in the DeKalb County town of Hinckley has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly recording a conversation...

 
 
 

A YEAR AGO, THEY WERE MARCH MADNESS DARLINGS. NOW, SOME OF LOYOLA'S FINAL FOUR STARS ARE SCATTERED AROUND THE WORLD

A year ago, they were Cinderellas. As players on Loyola's endearing underdog Final Four team, Donte Ingram, Aundre Jackson and Ben...

MOM, BOYFRIEND CHARGED WITH 2-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH AS DCFS REVIEWS ITS HANDLING OF CASE

A mother and her boyfriend have been charged in the child abuse death of a 2-year-old boy, whose bruised body was found in his home...

 
 
 



Two U.S. service members killed during operation in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members killed during operation in Afghanistan

The fatalities underscore the difficulties in bringing peace to Afghanistan even as Washington has stepped up efforts to find a way to end America's longest war. Read more ...

It's official: Jimmy Carter becomes the oldest living former president ever

It's official: Jimmy Carter becomes the oldest living former president ever

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to be born in a hospital. On Friday, he marks a new milestone as the oldest living former president ever. Read more ...

More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in...

More than 69,000 pounds of chicken strips recalled due to possible metal in product

Check your freezer for this chicken strips product that could contain metal pieces. Read more ...

‘Passengers have lost confidence': Indonesian carrier cancels big order for...

‘Passengers have lost confidence': Indonesian carrier cancels big order for Boeing 737 MAX

Indonesia's national airline Garuda has announced the cancellation of its multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two fatal crashes involving... Read more ...

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips

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‘MAGA bomber' Cesar Sayoc breaks down as he pleads guilty, faces life in prison

‘MAGA bomber' Cesar Sayoc breaks down as he pleads guilty, faces life in prison

The Florida man who mailed homemade bombs to leading Democratic lawmakers and other critics of President Trump broke down on Thursday while pleading guilty to charges that... Read more ...

Country singer Justin Carter dies in accidental shooting on set of music...

Country singer Justin Carter dies in accidental shooting on set of music video: reports

HOUSTON - Country singer Justin Carter died during the production of a music video Saturday when a gun being used as a prop was accidentally fired, according to KTRK . The... Read more ...

Doomed Boeing 737 Max missing 2 key safety features that were sold as...

Doomed Boeing 737 Max missing 2 key safety features that were sold as ‘optional extras'

An alarming new report says that the two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes which killed almost 350 people were missing safety features which were sold as optional extras by the... Read more ...

Trump says trade agreement with China ‘will probably happen'

Trump says trade agreement with China ‘will probably happen'

WASHINGTON - President Trump said trade negotiations with China were progressing and a final agreement “will probably happen,” adding that his call for tariffs to remain on... Read more ...

Emilia Clarke suffered two brain aneurysms while filming 'Game of Thrones'

Emilia Clarke suffered two brain aneurysms while filming 'Game of Thrones'

The "Game of Thrones" actress experienced her first one at 24 while doing a plank. Read more ...