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The aftermath of the massive Nepal earthquake that killed more than 2,500 people also claimed the life of a woman who studied at Malcolm X College in Chicago. Marisa Eve Girawong, a base camp doctor working for Madison Mountaineering’s Everest expedition,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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“Trouble comes in threes,” or so the saying goes. But when we’re discussing the dismal financial condition of the public sector in Illinois, three is a woeful understatement. OPINION There’s red ink flowing over every level of government —...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Andy Shaw | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. Key information known at this time: ___ CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE How much higher the death toll would rise depends on the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Some of their relatives are stranded. Others are living in tents. So Sunday, more than 50 members of Chicago’s Nepali community gathered at the Chicago Curry House in the South Loop to figure out how they could help the victims of the weekend earthquake...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Monday, April 27, 2015
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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                                       April 25, 2015     REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A bad bill in Springfield would raise our electricity bills to protect Exelon’s bottom line. The Legislature should either rewrite it significantly or flick the off switch altogether. EDITORIAL Exelon, which operates six nuclear power plants in Illinois,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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EDWARDSVILLE — Illinois’ attorney general is continuing a statewide tour to generate support for more stringent efforts to prevent campus sex assaults. Lisa Madigan is scheduled to visit Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Monday to promote...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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When Cinespace Chicago Film Studios was handed a $10 million grant in December by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration, the studio said it planned to spend more than half of the taxpayer money to buy four buildings near its North Lawndale campus....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Two people were shot Sunday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. About 4:50 p.m., the 24-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were both injured in the shooting in the 5500 block of South Lafayette, police said. The woman was...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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“Pick your battles,” the saying goes. Which is odd because, more often than not, battles pick you. Actual hostilities break out for odd, non-strategic reasons that mock the deliberation implied by “pick.” “Mere chance” is more like it. Robert...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Neil Steinberg | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Shoplifting and other petty crime associated with narcotics abuse could decrease because of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s new policy to stop prosecuting minor drug cases, according to her office and the head of a large drug treatment...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Frank Main | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The world told us we weren’t good enough for the 2016 Olympics. The NFL has said by its silence that we’re too cold and snowy for a Super Bowl. What do you give the city that can’t seem to win anything? The NFL draft. Well, yay for us. We applied...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit. The measure, sponsored...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples. The decision in United States v. Windsor did not address the validity...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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President Obama used the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner as a cathartic exercise. Or, at least he had his best people on the job. Obama brought Luther, the anger translator from “Key & Peele,” Keegan-Michael Key, on stage...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Craig Newman | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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BALTIMORE — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent. The protesters blocked an intersection near...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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That large corporations use their high-priced lobbyists on Capitol Hill to rig the game in their favor is not new to most Americans. But a recent tactic taken by the satellite provider DISH to acquire valuable wireless spectrum at the taxpayer expense...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Only Oprah Winfrey could sell a paper waste basket for more than $300. From artwork, to decorative designer glassware and even those waste baskets, Winfrey fans along with antique and auction aficionados flocked to the media mogul’s charity auction...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Tina Sfondeles | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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White Sox starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija have each received five-game suspensions for their roles in an on-field brawl with the Royals on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale, Samardzija and three Royals players were ejected from the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and Cook County health officials has dramatically reduced the spread of the superbug known as CRE, a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A cleaning protocol developed by Rush and county...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Great Recession saw the number of adults in the United States suffering from major depression rise significantly and remain higher, according to a new Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study touted as the first to examine the recession’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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One man was killed and at least four other people, including three teenage boys, were injured in shootings Friday on the South and West sides. The man was shot to death Friday morning near his home in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Illinois nursing homes are at a loss for how they will deal with a $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding made by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office as part of a budget fix for this fiscal year. Pat Comstock, executive director of Health Care Council of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Friday, April 24, 2015
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A teenage boy was seriously injured when he was shot in the face Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. The 16-year-old was shot in the face about 12:40 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Champlain, police said. He...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Luke Wilusz | Friday, April 24, 2015
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island may have a new guard for its animal herd after a baby donkey was unexpectedly born. Jenny, one of the university’s two guard donkeys, gave birth to the foal Sunday at the school’s Peckham Farm....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Friday, April 24, 2015
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One of the largest providers of mental health services to low-income Chicago residents is closing at the end of May. Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, also known as C4, will shut their doors May 31, according to a person who answered their phone...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Diana Novak | Friday, April 24, 2015
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say a Minnesota man was shot following a rap concert in Iowa. The West Des Moines Police Department says officers were directing traffic after the concert at the Val Air Ballroom when they heard at least one shot just...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A man and his dog were rescued by first responders from a fire in their home early Sunday in north suburban Waukegan. About 4:06 a.m., several officers responded to a fire in the 0-100 block of Maple, according to a statement from Waukegan police. Sgt....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: George Slefo | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Hawks bracing for red-hot Minnesota and MVP-candidate goalie Devan Dubnyk.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Lazerus | Monday, April 27, 2015
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One of the two women who went on a shopping spree after stealing credit cards from a North Side school earlier this month was charged Monday after tips helped police identify her. Kizzie Cunningham, 37, was arrested Sunday afternoon after police received...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: George Slefo | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Billionaire businessman Sam Zell has donated $4 million to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new political action committee. Documents filed Monday with the Illinois State Board of Elections show Zell is the first donor to the Republican governor’s fund,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Well, how about that? All the mundane, superficial things we’ve learned about the Kardashians over the years and it turns out a real, human story was right there, waiting to unfold. OPINION Bruce Jenner – dad of the Kardashian clan – told ABC News’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: sontiveros | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Politicians are often accused of a lot of things, but Gov. Bruce Rauner is the focus of one of the strangest “accusations” you’ll probably ever see. You can thank Wikipedia for it. For the record, Rauner isn’t an award-winning English horn player....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Chad Merda | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Chicago Sun-Times Bears writers Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley broke down the team's draft needs position by position. Take a look over their 10-part series:
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Monday, April 27, 2015
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No one was injured in an extra-alarm fire Monday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The two-alarm fire started about 10 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight. The...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A northwest suburban man who called 911 to report his 4-month-son was in distress ended up behind bars after doctors determined the infant’s injuries were caused by being violently shaken, leading to a fractured skull. About 4 p.m. Saturday, Woodstock...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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NEW YORK — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They’re for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape. Looming ahead for these contenders are early...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A Chicago man recently won $1 million after purchasing a “$300,000,000 Cash Spectacular” lottery scratch ticket. Raymond Kozicz purchased the ticket at Mare’s Mini Mart at 7850 W. Addison, according to the Illinois Lottery. “This is the only...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Police have issued an alert after several businesses were burglarized on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The suspects gain entry by force and take various property, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The burglaries occurred: Between 12-6 a.m....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Two men who police say have documented gang ties were shot Monday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood. The men, 51 and 40, were shot about 9:20 a.m. in the 11600 block of South Lafayette, police said. The 51-year-old was shot in the upper back and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: George Slefo | Monday, April 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation’s 83rd attorney general. She was sworn in Monday at a Justice Department ceremony, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding. Lynch replaces Eric Holder, who left the job Friday after six years...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A 43-year-old man has been charged with robbing a Rogers Park restaurant with a knife last week. Fredrick Warren entered the restaurant in the 6400 block of North Sheridan about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday with a knife and demanded money, according to a statement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: George Slefo | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday would require educators who teach students in grades 6- 12 to participate in four hours of youth suicide awareness and prevention training every five years. Senate Bill 1793, sponsored by Sen. Tom Cullerton...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: George Slefo | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A pair of Nike sneakers that were worn by Michael Jordan during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls fetched $71,553 at auction, according to SCP Auctions. It’s the second-highest price paid for a pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers, reports...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Monday, April 27, 2015
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With a few days to go before football’s future finest converge on Chicago for the 2015 NFL Draft, drivers should be ready to tackle some traffic headaches downtown as crews prepare for the event. Road closures near Grant Park and Roosevelt University...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON– With the design years in the making, first lady Michelle Obama unveils on Monday the new Obama State China Service. The settings are manufactured by Pickard China in Antioch, Ill. with the signature “Kailua Blue” inspired by President...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Monday, April 27, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama’s initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. Broderick Johnson, the chairman of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Below, from the White House…. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2015   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015   In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The alleged gunman who left a Marshall-Metro High School coach paralyzed from the waist down after he tried to shield his daughter from gunfire was ordered held without bail Wednesday. Deandre Thompson, 21, of the 800 block of North Springfield, faces...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Monday, April 27, 2015
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