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Lori Lightfoot for mayor, Ameya Pawar for treasurer plus 15 aldermanic endorsements.

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Audubon School seventh-grader Aaron Chang advances to National Spelling Bee

After two 2nd-place finishes, he finally got to take home the big trophy Thursday at the Chicago Public School's Citywide Spelling Bee Championship.

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2 shot at home in unincorporated Willowbrook; suspect in custody

They were found shot about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at a home near the intersection of Route 83 and Mockingbird Lane, police said.

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ENDORSEMENT: Leslie Hairston for alderman in 5th Ward runoff

Hairston, the incumbent, is the right person to see through the creation of the Obama Presidential Center.

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Yu Darvish struggles with fastball in Cubs’ victory vs. Rangers

Darvish used his slider more in the third and fourth innings and got into the fifth, allowing only one run.

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ENDORSEMENT: Jeanette Taylor for alderman in 20th Ward runoff

After three shady aldermen in a row, voters will turn the page to a new, better day with this runoff. Jeanette Taylor is our pick.

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ENDORSEMENT: Stephanie D. Coleman for alderman in 16th Ward runoff

In this heavily gerrymandered ward, we endorse Stephanie D. Coleman with every hope she will be her own alderman and not a placeholder.

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UChicago Medicine to be presenting sponsor of Sun-Times’ WNBA, Sky coverage

The Sun-Times’ award-winning sports staff will retain editorial control over team coverage.

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ENDORSEMENT: Milagros “Milly” Santiago for alderman in 31st Ward runoff

The first-term alderman can claim some success in bringing stores and a health clinic to her Northwest Side ward.

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In their own words: What will Bears’ free-agent signings provide on the field?

Three of the Bears' free-agent signings -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis and Buster Skrine -- talked to the media on Thursday.

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Our debate over college admissions fraud is frozen in time

Isn't it extraordinary that the students who got into top schools by fraud seemed to have little trouble performing there?

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After fall from grace, Banuelos eager for 2nd shot at majors with White Sox

Banuelos isn't taking this opportunity lightly. Truth be told, he felt like he was running out of options.

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Rachel Hollis’ new book, Delia Owen’s ‘Crawdads’ top bestsellers list

Rachel Hollios' new "Girl, Stop Apologizing" and Delia Owens' “Where the Crawdads Sing” sit atop the Publishers Weekly hardcover bestsellers lists.

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Father of Waffle House shooting suspect faces weapons charge

State's Attorney Stewart J. Umholtz said Jeffrey Reinking was charged in Tazewell County Circuit Court.

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Emanuel might have left money and bikes on the table by choosing Lyft

Uber and Jump offered to make a five-year, $200 million capital investment in citywide infrastructure with their proposal for 20,000 bikes.

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Sephora drops YouTube star Olivia Jade over college bribery

After reviewing the developments, the company has ended its partnership with 19-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli "effective immediately."

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Chance the Rapper, Kirsten Corley expecting second child

The couple, who wed over the weekend, announced the news Thursday via Instagram. The baby is due in September.

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Comedian Lil Rel’s 2 kids take their turn on the stand-up stage

Though each jokes that the other isn't funny, 10-year-old Brittni and her brother Judah, 9, will play host to a local showcase of comics 18 and under.

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Couple doubles up on big crappie on ice: Double up on Fish of the Week, too

Adam and Rachel Savicz doubled up on big crappie on ice to double up on Fish of the Week, too.

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