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Bucking the recommendation of police oversight officials who called the shooting “unprovoked and unwarranted,” a divided Chicago Police Board voted 5-3 Thursday night to clear an officer of all wrongdoing in fatally shooting a teen in the back of the head during a foot chase nearly six years...

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Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, Donna Alexander dreamed of creating a safe space for people to release anger and stress, in the hopes of quelling violence and unnecessary pain. She opened Anger Room in Dallas in 2008, allowing clients to smash household objects to blow off steam, and the...

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Kanye West made his first visit to the Oval Office. And he had a lot to say about Chicago. President Donald Trump and West — but mostly West — spoke with reporters before a private lunch on Thursday. West launched into a one-man show of sorts on social policy, mental health, why he wants to...

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It's been 125 years since the 1893 Chicago World's Fair drew millions to Chicago  — and its impact persists today. In "From the Midway," host Colleen Connolly dives into the legacy left behind by the fair, including the remnants that can still be viewed today, the cultural legacy of the fair,...

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For President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia is not just a political ally. It has also been a customer. Trump's business relationships with the Saudi government - and rich Saudi business executives - go back to at least the 1990s. In Trump's hard times, a Saudi prince bought a superyacht and hotel...

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Treasure Island Foods is facing another lawsuit — this one from non-unionized workers who say they weren’t given sufficient layoff notice under state and federal law. The lawsuit, which is seeking class action status, was filed in federal court in Chicago Thursday. The 10 former Treasure...

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Lyric Opera of Chicago and its orchestra remain at odds over several labor issues, as the musicians continued picketing the Civic Opera House on North Wacker Drive. Since the strike began on Tuesday, both sides have been sending out mass emails arguing – in vivid terms – over staffing,...

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Duck, Duck, Goose. Last winter, a person couldn’t swivel on a Chicago street without seeing a Canada Goose coat in the periphery. Considered the Land Rovers of winter coats, the brand’s red, white and blue circular logo with a map of the Arctic in the center was impossible to miss. But this...

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Chicago’s hotel strike is down to one holdout after employees at the Kinzie Hotel in River North ratified a contract Thursday, nearly five weeks after the walkout began. Workers at the Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, who were the last to join the broad work stoppage across more than two...

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A 55-year-old Chicago woman was charged with criminal mail fraud Wednesday after allegedly swindling the elderly out of millions of dollars through multiple Niles companies she owned, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago. Lucita Zamoras defrauded older clients out of more than...

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On the one hand, the almost absurdly valuable painting is no longer displayed on an upstairs wall at a Chicago Public Library branch, where anybody could get close to it. On the other hand, the almost absurdly valuable painting is no longer displayed on an upstairs wall at a Chicago Public...

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Declaring that his red "MAGA" hat makes him "feel like Superman," rapper Kanye West made a free-styling appearance in the Oval Office on Thursday. Ahead of a private lunch, President Donald Trump and West spoke with reporters as they sat across from each other at the Resolute Desk. West dominated...

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Mayoral candidate Dorothy Brown on Thursday called for taking economic development planning out of the hands of aldermen in a bid to spread developers’ investments to poverty-stricken outlying neighborhoods. Brown, the Cook County clerk of the Circuit Court who launched her run for mayor more...

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To: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions From: Chicago Re: Consent decree Dear Mr. Sessions: Thank you for your interest in Chicago’s police consent decree, now in its final stages of development. We are confident your “statement of interest” will be given due consideration by U.S. District...

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At least two children who have been diagnosed with a rare but serious condition that weakens muscles and limits mobility are being treated in Chicago, according to Lurie Children’s Hospital. The parents of a Batavia 2-year-old, Julia Payne, went public in hopes of raising awareness for acute...

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Two Oak Park businesses were damaged early Thursday morning when a car crashed into two storefronts in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue. Police said a Chicago man is facing several charges. According to Oak Park police, a 2002 GMC Yukon was driving west at about 2:15 a.m. when the car left the...

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On Thursday, Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced that four time Tony Award-nominee and “Law and Order: SVU” alum Raul Esparza will lead William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” under the direction of artistic director Barbara Gaines. Staged in the Courtyard Theater, the production will feature...

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It was just days ago that temperatures in the Chicago area reached the mid-80s, but the pendulum is swinging, with forecasts calling for 30-degree temperatures in some spots early Friday and the National Weather Service issuing warnings that freezing or near-freezing temperatures may doom the...

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Using a disposable plastic straw these days is about as cool as choosing a Blackberry for your smartphone. You just wouldn’t do it. Drinking from a disposable plastic straw is becoming so last century as people realize these mini tubes are harming ocean life (remember the viral video of a straw...

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Thomas Caldwell once told a federal agent that selling guns was an addiction. Even after being told to stop because he had no license, the Wisconsin man kept peddling firearms, posting more than 200 ads on a controversial website. One of those guns, a Glock 26 9 mm handgun, ended up in the hands...

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