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Remy Bumppo ‘Frankenstein’ zeroes in on The Creature’s rage, confusion

His lack of a past or any human contact agonizes the man who emerges from the mad doctor's experiment.

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Man critically wounded in McKinley Park shootout with concealed-carry holder

A man was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

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Everything’s coming up spectacular for ‘Gypsy’ at Porchlight Music Theatre

“Gypsy” is a show that exists so that great actresses can stop it, like a Red Sea custom-built to be parted. E. Faye Butler is proof positive.

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New report has a beef with most burger chains

Just two burger chains — Shake Shack and BurgerFi — make the grade in a new report about their beef.

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Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on expected Thursday return: ‘I’m ready to go’

A 3-0-2 start this season is a tiny sample size, but Crawford’s long track record in this town adds instant credibility to the Hawks’ early success.

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Chaka Khan is grand marshal for 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade

Khan will ride through Pasadena, California, in the 130th Rose Parade on New Year's Day & participate in the celebration before the 105th Rose Bowl.

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Pritzker campaign workers claim discrimination in federal lawsuit, demand $7.5M

The federal lawsuit offers a very blunt account of working for the campaign — beginning with: "JB Pritzker for Governor has a race problem."

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Really wonderful surprise of a Lake Michigan walleye: Fish of the Week

Paul Sahs catches the big surprise of a walleye while fishing smallmouth bass on Lake Michigan to earn Fish of the Week honors.

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Astros sent second person to get near Indians’ dugout: report

The Indians have filed a complaint with Major League Baseball, which is investigating Houston's actions.

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The real reason the public gets shut out on Freedom of Information Act requests

Illinois is one of the few states to grant binding enforcement power over its sunshine laws to an administrative agency, the public access counselor.

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‘Halloween’ star Jamie Lee Curtis: sobriety changed ‘everything’

"Halloween" is a horror film, but it is also a film that pulses with the repercussions of trauma.

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Man shows up at Oak Park hospital, says he was shot in Austin

A man walked into a west suburban hospital Wednesday morning claiming he’d been shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

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No easing into the season for Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr., as Philly awaits

Carter Jr. was officially named a starter on Wednesday, and will have a huge test in the season opener, locked up with All-Star Joel Embiid.

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Martha Stewart wine and food event headed to Soldier Field

The event boasts fine food, wine, craft beer and spirits from local and national chefs and mixologists along with seminars, cooking demonstrations.

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Working the Story: Mansions, toilets and tax breaks

It's the defining story of the governor's race. How did the Sun-Times go about reporting the Pritzker mansion tax breaks and what questions remain.

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Tana French and Lou Berney are out with new mysteries worth reading

BOOK REVIEWS: Tana French and Lou Berney are two names that readers of crime fiction should know. Each is out with a fine, new mystery.

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Tauren Wells named contemporary Christian artist of the year at Dove Awards

Wells also won awards for pop/contemporary album of the year and for being a featured artist on the rap/hip hop recorded song of the year.

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Game of the Week: Payton, Kenwood meet for Illini Prairie State championship

A pair of 8-0 teams will meet at Gately Stadium for the Illini Prairie State championship Friday night.

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Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Unsheltered’ artfully twins tales from past, present

BOOK REVIEW: Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing in her new novel “Unsheltered,” pairing imagined tales from the past and present, creating art.

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