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A northwest suburban psychiatrist is one of several people being sued in lawsuit filed Friday over the 2011 downstate murder of a child who was in foster care. Kianna Rudesill’s father, James Rudesill, filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court. He...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people. Indiana is the first...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Charges that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted and endangered his post in Afghanistan intensify the debate over his politically wrought release: Should he spend years in prison as punishment for endangering soldiers who risked their...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Two men claiming they were sexually assaulted in the 1990s in a north suburban hardware store filed separate lawsuits on Friday. The men, who weren’t named, blame the then-president of Linden True Value Hardware in Wilmette for the assault, according...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. – It may not be well recognized outside the Midwest, but the National League Central has produced five of the last seven NL MVPs, two of the last three NL home run champs, four of the last six league leaders in innings pitched and – perhaps...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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When 16-year-old Howard Nichols refused to move after a white man ordered, “N—–, get off the sidewalk,” in his Mississippi hometown, his family wasted no time in sending him north on a midnight train. They knew his life was in danger. In Chicago,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija was good at times and bad at others — four times to be precise — in his second-to-last tuneup before his Opening Day start for the White Sox. The Sox right-hander struck out nine and allowed no walks. But his homer...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Perhaps Joseph W. Campbell considered the cars — including a 1981 DeLorean and a 1997 Dodge Viper — more his babies, than actually property. Either way, the 49-year-old former Tinley Park man is now facing federal charges after he allegedly tried...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Stefano Esposito | Friday, March 27, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. – Third baseman? Left fielder? Kris Bryant might as well be an astronaut this spring since he has about as much chance of landing on the moon as he does the Cubs’ Opening Day roster. But that doesn’t mean the top prospect in baseball...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Friday, March 27, 2015
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In the waning days of Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration, the state wrote a check for $10 million to a Chicago film studio to be used to buy up land around its West Side campus. EDITORIAL Three problems with that: * The deal was done suspiciously fast....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The enemy of your enemy is your enemy. So Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterized the dilemma facing the United States in a Middle East descending into chaos and sectarian war where Washington finds itself straddling a dangerous religious-political...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Steve Huntley | Friday, March 27, 2015
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XRkeWDOx4 The ongoing TV ad battle in the mayoral race has Jesus “Chuy” Garcia aiming to deliver a one-two punch to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. That’s after the mayor and pro-Emanuel groups, of course, has hammered Garcia...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Natasha Korecki | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP’s goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday’s pre-dawn...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Friday, March 27, 2015
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RICK TELANDER: Know-it-all Dan Bernstein's crude Twitter remarks not very bright
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Telander | Friday, March 27, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. – In the middle of an unofficial minor league intrasquad game on a practice field scheduled hours before any regular team activities on a warm spring morning, Cubs’ ace Jon Lester cruised into the third inning in relative peace and quiet...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Bears are hoping for better things from Jared Allen in 2015.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Adam Jahns | Friday, March 27, 2015
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“Religious liberty is fully protected under Indiana law.” Gov. Pence said, in a statement. "The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion, but today, many people of faith...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Neil Steinberg | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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At the head of a surgical table built for a horse, an electric scraper whined along a two-inch-long fang. A few feet down, a woman trimmed the creature’s claws with clippers that might have doubled as steel-cable cutters. “It’s like Narnia,”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Stefano Esposito | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Blasphemy laws and equally repugnant apostasy laws, according to the Pew Research Center, are often but not exclusively found in Muslim majority countries.  These laws criminalize things like conversion from Islam, saying anything offensive about Islam,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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As a one-time employment attorney who now works with individuals with criminal background issues, I regularly grapple with my clients’ struggles to find permanent employment. Even when the crimes committed are decades old these convictions are today’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl described...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The Jackson story . . . Sneed is told Sandi Jackson, who is due to serve prison time later this year following the prison exit Thursday of her husband, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., prepared her children for their father’s homecoming during a...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Michael Sneed | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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A person was shot early Saturday in the Bucktown neighborhood on the North Side. The female, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot about 1:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Fullerton, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A person was shot early Saturday on the Near West Side. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the leg about 2 a.m. in the 100 block of North Ada, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Two people were shot early Saturday in a South Loop nightclub. The shooting happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Michigan, according to preliminary information from police. A police source said the shooting took place inside Riff Music...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The risk of chemotherapy-induced menopause in young women with early breast cancer can be sharply reduced by adding the drug goserelin to their treatment, Loyola University Chicago and Cleveland Clinic researchers found. The regimen also helped preserve...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A person was shot early Saturday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot about 1:10 a.m. in the 5600 block of West Belmont, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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ROME — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate’s murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy’s highest court threw out their...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: joneillcst | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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NORMAN, Okla. — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity’s national administration,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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An argument Friday evening inside an Ashburn neighborhood store on the Southwest Side led to a shooting Friday evening. A 23-year-old man was inside the store about 6 p.m. in the 3200 block of West 87th Street, where he was arguing with another male,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Coming off a bad loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Blackhawks rededicated themselves to playing their kind of hockey against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. “We gotta approach this like a playoff game,” coach Joel Quenneville said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Potash | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A woman is claiming she was injured last year after a Chicago Police officer opened a squad car door in her path as she biked near the Near West District police station. On April 10, 2014, Tina Danzy claims she was riding her bike outside the station...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON – Sometime after 2 a.m. Friday, as the Senate was wrapping up a marathon session – the last vote came at 3:19 a.m. – Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., was told by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid D-Nv., that he will not seek another term in...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A man was critically injured Friday night when he was shot inside a vehicle in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 5300 block of West Jackson at 7:15 p.m., police said. The man, 23, was in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Ask Mike Tomlin about the biggest misconception of a 3-4 defense, and he answers faster than a blitzing outside linebacker. “That base defense is what people stay in,” Tomlin, whose Steelers run the iconic version of the scheme, said last week at...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Patrick Finley | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The Shamrock Shuffle and the Hellenic Heritage Parade are both coming to Chicago this weekend, causing some street closures for drivers near Grant Park and Greektown. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Columbus...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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CLEVELAND — One might be led to believe that Kentucky — irrepressible Big Blue, taller, faster and deeper than any one team should be and, oh, yes, 37-0 to boot — is just a tad confident in its defense heading into Saturday’s Elite 8 meeting...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Steve Greenberg | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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DAN McGRATH: Ramblers thrilled to be in finals of CBI
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Former Bears defensive end weighs in on Ray McDonald
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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A man convicted of murder in Massachusetts, who escaped from prison and spent 20 years as an activist and poet in Chicago, has been denied parole. The Massachusetts Parole Board has ordered 75-year-old Norman Porter Jr. to spend four more years in prison,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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George McCaskey made his contribution to the NFL Draft — an assertion, though his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek. “I promised the commissioner,” he said, “three days of ideal weather.” The Bears chairman controls neither the clouds...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Patrick Finley | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Mayoral contender Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is once again accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to complaints about O’Hare International Airport jet noise in an attempt to pump up his vote on the Northwest Side, where he fared better than...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Kane-O-Meter — an unofficial measurement of the percent chance that Patrick Kane will play for the Blackhawks again this season — nudged up to 63 Friday. With the Hawks coming off a 4-1 loss to the Flyers on Wednesday, that slight bump is more...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Potash | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A fire at a scrap metal company in northwest suburban Elgin burned for more than two and hours Friday afternoon. Elgin firefighters first responded to Acme Refining Scrap Iron Co. at 1255 Gifford Rd. at 11:21 a.m. on reports of a fire, according to a...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Friday, March 27, 2015
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One day after an energized Jesus “Chuy” Garcia put him on his heels in their second runoff debate, Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to recoup — by saying he is not to blame for Chicago’s $20 billion financial crisis. “The problems that we have and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Heather Booth is home again. I found her Thursday afternoon amid the maps, volunteers and staffers of Chuy Garcia’s insurgency campaign against Rahm Emanuel. OPINION Booth, 69, is an icon of Chicago and national progressive politics. She came back...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Carol Marin | Friday, March 27, 2015
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DePaul could announce a new men’s basketball coach next week, with the search coming down to current Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: tginnetti | Friday, March 27, 2015
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It’s the sort of thing you would hope never actually has to be said, but humanity continues to find new and exciting ways to amaze/disgust us. The town of Hampton, Illinois has been forced to put up a “Stop pooping on bike path” sign and they want...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Brandon Wall | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A man died Thursday after being shot on the block where he lived in west suburban Maywood. William S. Stamps, 45, was shot in the 1400 block of South 19th Avenue in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Stamps lived in the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Friday, March 27, 2015
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