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Dear Amy: Why do we stay with our abusers? I don’t know what the statistics are for men who are abused by women, but I am one of them. My wife was on the receiving end of abuse from her family while growing up. As far as I know it was verbal/emotional, and not physical. I asked her once if she...

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President Donald Trump went to Texas to push his immigration policies but turned first to mocking Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, as the two held dueling rallies in El Paso on Monday evening. In a case of pointed political...

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Chicago police on Monday confirmed that representatives for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett had turned over phone records nearly two weeks after he reported being assaulted by two strangers near his Streeterville apartment. But a spokesman for police Superintendent Eddie Johnson by late...

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Key lawmakers said late Monday that they had reached a tentative agreement over immigration rules and funding for border barriers, a deal that if signed by President Donald Trump would avert another government shutdown set to start at week's end. White House officials did not have an immediate...

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Believe it or not, the Bulls lead the NBA in a positive statistic. Granted, it’s only over a small sample size of five games. And granted, the Bulls only went 2-3 in that stretch thanks to porous defense. But the Bulls entered Monday’s matchup with the Bucks with a league-best offensive...

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A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the Chicago area Monday evening and could foul the Tuesday morning commute, according to forecasters. Much of the Chicago area was under a winter weather advisory starting at 6 p.m. Monday and lasting until 9 a.m. Tuesday in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lee and...

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A 15-year-old boy is the second teenager charged with murder in connection with the alleged gang-related shooting of a young man near Palatine, police announced Monday. Prosecutors previously had charged 16-year-old Andre Naydenov with murder in the Feb. 1 shooting death of 20-year-old Jose...

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Several Chicago mayoral hopefuls say they’re open to exploring the idea of “overdose prevention centers,” where people could consume drugs in the city without fear of arrest or death. Their answers came in a survey on the opioid crisis that a coalition of harm reduction groups sent to the 14...

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California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago. Clarissa Hamilton,...

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The streak continued. Nikola Mirotic still has yet to play at the United Center as a visitor. Mirotic, a seemingly perfect acquisition by the Bucks last Thursday at the trade deadline, is close to returning from a strained right calf. In fact, Mirotic, who sat out one preseason and one...

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Cameron Olson lasted a single day at one day program. He lasted three days at another. Intellectually disabled, the 23-year-old Round Lake man doesn’t have a lot of choices about where he spends his days since he graduated in October 2017 from Laremont School, the Special Education District of...

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After Ellen Page called his church "infamously anti-LGBTQ" in a tweet last week, Chris Pratt has responded by saying "nothing could be further from the truth." Pratt posted a response on his Instagram story on Monday, defending the Hillsong Church, which he attends, by saying it was...

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Kyle Schwarber’s 2018 defensive improvements were immediately forgotten last week when speculation surfaced about the National League eventually adopting the designated hitter and saddling the Cubs’ left-handed slugger with that role. “I always take pride in my defense,” Schwarber said...

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A 35-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in Gary, according to a release. The Lake County coroner’s office identified the man as Julius James IV, of the 1400 block of West 24th Avenue in Gary, a news release states. The coroner’s office was called to the scene in the 2300 block of Clark Road...

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A 60-year-old Hazel Crest man remains on life support Monday after being attacked and robbed outside his home last week, a spokeswoman for the family said. The attackers, who approached Keith Chamble as he stepped out of his vehicle Wednesday night, beat him and left him for dead outside his home...

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On Feb. 8, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial (“Paging Milton Friedman: How the big minimum wage hike could hurt Illinois workers”) opposing a minimum wage hike in Illinois. To me, it felt like Groundhog Day. When Chicago raised the minimum wage in 2014, the Tribune Editorial Board...

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Today’s quiz: Which of the 14 candidates in the race for Chicago mayor best capture conservative principles of efficient government, low taxation, personal responsibility and protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners? Just kidding. There isn’t one. But there are Republican voters in...

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Chance the Rapper was a no-show Monday at an Amara Enyia campaign event downtown aimed at gaining traction for her mayoral run among college-age voters. Enyia’s campaign advertised a “Party to the Polls” rally with Chance scheduled to join her as the campaign organized bus pickups Monday...

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The bright green street signs bearing her name had already been installed, and digital mapping apps already acknowledged Ida B. Wells Drive as a major downtown Chicago thoroughfare. But on Monday, elected officials, dignitaries, award-winning journalists, activists and dozens of residents...

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Willson Contreras wasn’t as graphic as Jon Lester was in October in describing being eliminated from the postseason, but the Cubs catcher agreed that losing the National League wild-card game could have some benefits. “I think we needed that,” Contreras said Monday of the loss to the Rockies....

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