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Dear Amy: My husband and I have season tickets to our local symphony. Before the start of each concert, audience members are asked to silence all cellphones and to NOT record any part of the performance. During the last two concerts we attended, we’ve sat behind several people who have whipped...

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Madeline Peltz works the night shift at the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America. Given the timing of that particular shift, one of her main responsibilities is watching Tucker Carlson's 8 p.m. show on Fox News. And she's watched a lot of Tucker Carlson. Carlson has been in the...

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Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors. Witness Len Peneha said he saw a man dressed in black enter...

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The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is...

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Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence. The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and...

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Scan the landscape of NFL free agency, through the eye-popping contract numbers and blissfully ignorant fans who disregard proof that championships aren’t won in March, and it would be hard to find a slice of irony more intriguing than what occurred Thursday with the Bears and Packers. At about...

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Here are five takeaways from Cubs’ spring training Thursday. 1. Are the days of the left-handed specialist over after this season? Cubs left-handed reliever Brian Duensing and manager Joe Maddon believe the role of a left-handed relief specialist might be in danger in 2020, when Major League...

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A new report commissioned by Friends of the Chicago River says the development of an environmentally friendly “blue-green corridor” along the river system in northeastern Illinois would create $192 million in annual economic benefits, in addition to boosting wildlife, water quality and...

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Storm systems largely had cleared the Chicago area on March 24, 2019. Illinois residents were set to contend with strong wind gusts for the rest of the evening. 

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The news media has moved to allow cameras in a Cook County courtroom for hearings in the sex abuse charges facing R&B superstar R. Kelly. But the sensitive nature of the charges raises questions that the usual criminal trial doesn’t, and at least one alleged victim has formally objected to...

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The locker-room chairs were wet from the celebratory splashing minutes earlier. James Palmer Jr.’s hair held beads of water. And when Nebraska coach Tim Miles exited the locker room to talk to reporters, he appeared doused. “We’re just having fun,” said guard Glynn Watson Jr., a senior from...

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RateGain Featured Story RateGain was created in 2004 with a singular goal: to help travel and hospitality companies make more revenue every day by helping them with real-time, data-driven business intelligence technology and smarter electronic distribution. Since 2004, the company has expanded...

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After their pleas for free-agent slugger Bryce Harper fell on deaf ears and empty wallets, Cubs fans shouldn’t expect a major acquisition to address some of the dents the team’s bullpen has suffered this spring. “I don’t foresee anything significant at this time at all,” team President...

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The Chicago Public Schools Citywide Spelling Bee was held at Lindblom Math and Science Academy on March 14, 2019. 

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Lori Lightfoot on Thursday received endorsements from former mayoral candidate Gery Chico and the laborers union, a key trade group that spent heavily in support of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza in the first round of the mayoral race. The LiUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council and its...

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Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has scheduled a special meeting to declare a vacancy for the District 8 county board seat held by newly sworn-in 83rd District State Rep. Barbara Hernandez. There’s just one problem, Herandez hasn’t submitted a resignation letter — a requirement to...

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A Waukegan District 60 employee arrested last month in the sexual abuse of a teenage girl visited 11 schools since October 2017, despite an earlier district statement that categorically said as an administrative office employee he had “no contact with students,” according to a district...

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U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer will become the first woman to head the federal court in Chicago, succeeding Ruben Castillo as chief judge on July 1. “Obviously, it’s a huge honor and a thrill,’’ Pallmeyer, noting the historic first for a court marking its 200th birthday in 2019, said...

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The Bears welcomed three of their newest players to Halas Hall on Thursday. After slot cornerback Buster Skrine, wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson and running back Mike Davis met with their new bosses in Lake Forest, they joined the Chicago media on a conference call to talk about...

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The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal. "We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the...

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