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 2021-07-30 22:20 

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Lollapalooza 2021 reviews, Day 2: Mick Jenkins, tobi lou, Black Pistol Fire...

Chicago artists wowed the crowds at Lollapalooza on Friday afternoon....

 2021-07-30 21:35 

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Summer 2021: When Chicago festivals, events have returned, been rescheduled...

Improving coronavirus numbers have made more summer events possible. Here's the latest updates on this year's changing entertainment landscape....

 2021-07-30 21:35 

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Too grim for the morning news?...

Sometime this past spring, I received a request from a local morning television news show for me and one of my students to talk about the...

 2021-07-30 21:21 

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NCAA sets table for dramatic overhaul of how it operates...

Stung for years by criticism that it is too heavy handed and out of touch, the NCAA said it wants to...

 2021-07-30 21:03 

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Fact-check: Pritzker's office admits gaffe on using federal funds for unemployment debt — but won't say if he will do so...

At the time Pritzker misspoke during the July 21 interview, many other states had used or were planning to use American Rescue Plan Act money to replenish unemployment funds. Illinois currently owes the federal government $4.2 billion in unemployment adva...

 2021-07-30 20:49 

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Illinois COVID-19 hospitalizations jump 35% in a week, Chicago embraces indoor masking guidelines: 'This isn't forever'...

Daily case numbers have reached thee highest levels seen in three months, and hospitals are beginning to feel the brunt of that exponential increase....

 2021-07-30 20:43 

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Bears notes: Rookie Teven Jenkins 'wants to be out here bad'...

Jenkins wants to be on the field. The Bears, though, want to make sure their second round pick is ready when it counts....

 2021-07-30 20:26 

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Man charged in deadly shooting following Puerto Rican Day Parade acted in self-defense, lawyer says...

But Cook County prosecutors said Anthony Lorenzi...

 2021-07-30 20:25 

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Dodgers finally get Max Scherzer, Trea Turner from Nationals...

Washington acquired a pair of rookies, right-hander Josiah Gray and catcher Keibert Ruiz, and two minor leaguers, righty Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey....

 2021-07-30 20:20 

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A not-so-fond farewell to the Cubs' 'championship window'...

The team trades 2016 stars Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez and Kris Bryant, signaling an end we knew was coming for two years....

 2021-07-30 20:14 

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Saginaw Grant, prolific Native American character actor, dies at 85...

He began acting in the late 1980s and played character roles in dozens of movies and television shows over the last three decades, including...

 2021-07-30 20:00 

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Cubs trade Kris Bryant to the Giants: report...

Bryant becomes the third member of the Cubs' infield to be traded in the last 24 hours....

 2021-07-30 20:00 

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Son of Skokie woman murdered in 1982 Paris terrorist attack now has hope accused killer will face trial...

Grace Cutler died during the attack on the Jo Goldenberg deli in the Jewish quarter of Paris. Her son, Howard, was...

 2021-07-30 20:00 

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Afternoon Edition: July 30, 2021...

Today's update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day's biggest stories....

 2021-07-30 19:25 

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Cubs send Javy Baez to Mets: report...

The move came just minutes after they sent closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox....

 2021-07-30 19:25 

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Bears' Darnell Mooney: 'I want to be a known name'...

Mooney will write down his goals for his second year — touchdowns, catches and yards — closer to the start of the regular season. But he already knows what he wants....

 2021-07-30 19:20 

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Lollapalooza 2021: Day 2 photo highlights...

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park. Here's a look at some of the sights and sounds from Friday at Lolla....

 2021-07-30 18:57 

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Capitol police officers will heal, but they may never forget how their fellow Americans betrayed them...

A sense of unbelievable betrayal will remain seared in their hearts and minds....

 2021-07-30 18:51 

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Southwest suburban school districts put special ed students at top of priority list...

A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative has committed to building a $50 million school on the site of the former Queen of Peace High School in Burbank....

 2021-07-30 18:44 

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Lollapalooza reviews, Day 1: Miley Cyrus, Black Pumas, Orville Peck, Playboi Carti, Steve Aoki, Jimmy Eat World...

Headliner Cyrus welcomes a parade of collaborators — from G Herbo to Billy Idol — to sing as she sermonizes, sells merch and stands up for the #freebritney cause....

 2021-07-30 18:32 

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White Sox get Craig Kimbrel from Cubs in crosstown blockbuster...

Kimbrel will pair with Liam Hendriks, Michael Kopech and Ryan Tepera to give the Sox an October-ready bullpen with four powerful right-handed pitchers, but Rick Hahn had to deal Nick Madrigal to make the move....

 2021-07-30 18:32 

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Cubs send another pitcher South, trade closer Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox...

Cubs will reportedly receive second baseman Nick Madrigal and right-hander Codi Heuer in the deal....

 2021-07-30 18:29 

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MLB trade deadline: Latest rumors on Cubs' Kris Bryant; Kimbrel reportedly headed to White Sox...

Friday morning report indicates Rays have stepped up their interest in All-Star third baseman....

 2021-07-30 18:20 

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Chicago production of Teatro ZinZanni now requiring proof of vaccination for guests...

Other theater companies are following suit or requiring mandatory masking for all patrons, crew and staff....

 2021-07-30 18:20 

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Chicago man gets federal prison sentence for carrying gun during last summer's looting...

The 28-year-old allegedly dropped a gun from his waistband while officers chased him from the scene of looting in the Loop last summer....

 2021-07-30 18:05 

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US-Czech men's basketball game has major Olympic quarterfinal implications...

There is no aura of invincibility around this U.S. men's basketball team. It's different than many past Olympics. And the Americans don't seem to mind....

 2021-07-30 18:03 

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Illinois pheasant hunting: Online reservations for controlled pheasant hunting begin Monday, Aug. 2...

Online reservations for Illinois' controlled pheasant hunting open up on Monday, Aug. 2....

 2021-07-30 18:00 

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Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'...

The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Donald Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of law enforcement officials and other government l...

 2021-07-30 17:45 

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Auburn is next stop for Olympic gymnastics champ Sunisa Lee...

New name, image and likeness rules for college athletes means Lee can put off turning pro....

 2021-07-30 17:43 

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Australian canoeist uses condom for boat repair...

Jessica Fox is the world's top-ranked paddler in canoe and kayak and won the first women's canoe slalom race in Olympic history....

 2021-07-30 16:36 

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Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard thanks IOC before competing...

Hubbard has been a focus for support and criticism since qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-30 16:21 

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Nats will release Starlin Castro after his 30-game ban is completed...

Castro will be ineligible for the postseason under the terms of the suspension and will be required to undergo evaluation and treatment, MLB said....

 2021-07-30 16:18 

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Former prosecutor can represent Jussie Smollett but can't question Osundairo brothers: Judge...

Nenye Uche was hired as Smollett's lead defense attorney earlier this year, but Special Prosecutor Dan Webb objected, saying he had spoken with the Osundairo brothers before, and therefore, had a conflict of interest....

 2021-07-30 16:09 

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Women get Olympic track off to a sizzling start...

Marie-Jose Ta Lou and a pair of Jamaicans blazed through their 100-meter heats on Friday to announce to the world that even with Usain Bolt gone from the sprint scene, there's plenty of speed to go around....

 2021-07-30 15:56 

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Record spikes in coronavirus infections during Olympics prompts Japan to expand state of emergency...

Tokyo has reported a record increase in cases for three days in a row, including 3,865 on Thursday, before logging another 3,300 on Friday. The cases have doubled since last week, although officials say the surge is unrelated to the Olympics....

 2021-07-30 15:50 

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16-year-old charged in pair of South Side carjackings as statistics show 50% rise in the attacks over last year...

The teen carjacked a man earlier this month and forced him to drive to several locations and give his credit card information to make purchases....

 2021-07-30 15:44 

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Novak Djokovic falls in Olympic semifinals, ending bid for Golden Slam...

Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year....

 2021-07-30 15:37 

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Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audiences at all shows...

Vaccinations will also be required for all performers, crew members and theater employees, the Broadway League said....

 2021-07-30 15:19 

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Texas board votes to accept invitation to SEC...

Texas and Oklahoma are bound to the Big 12 and its other eight members by a media rights agreement through the 2024-25 school year....

 2021-07-30 15:00 

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'Masquerade': If you're waiting for a great Bella Thorne movie, keep waiting...

Crime thriller's dumb plot ends with an even dumber twist....

 2021-07-30 14:55 

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New Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu likes his 'Chance' to prove people wrong...

The hometown kid slid to the second round, as the Bulls picked him 38th overall, and while he was hoping it was a blessing in disguise, here's a look at the real winners to come out of the 2021 NBA Draft — besides the Bulls ticket office....

 2021-07-30 14:34 

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Megan Rapinoe converts winning goal in shootout, US advances in Olympic soccer tournament...

The United States will next face Canada in Kashima on Monday. The Canadians advanced to the semifinals 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless draw with Brazil in Rifu....

 2021-07-30 14:07 

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Of ground squirrels and chipmunks: Putting their place and status in Illinois in perspective...

A look taken at ground squirrels and chipmunks in Illinois and what they mean in the ecosystem and how they are doing here....

 2021-07-30 14:02 

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New Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu likes his 'Chance' to prove people wrong...

The hometown kid slid to the second round, as the Bulls picked him 38th overall, and while he was hoping it was a blessing in disguise, here's a look at the real winners to come out of the 2021 NBA Draft - besides the Bulls ticket office....

 2021-07-30 14:00 

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Towering Pilsen mural emphasizes neighborhood's Mexican culture and pushes back against forces of gentrification...

The painting — called...

 2021-07-30 14:00 

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Bridget Bodo finds second wind in sailboat racing...

Bridget Bodo, a Lake View resident who lost her leg in a motorcycle accident in 2003, races sailboats in tournaments for disabled sailors....

 2021-07-30 13:34 

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Cook Forest Preserve youth program aims to diversify conservation workforce...

Forestry and related fields have historically been dominated by white males but a program for suburban Cook County teens has a goal of drawing more workers of color....

 2021-07-30 13:24 

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Akiem Hicks expected to return from sore foot...

Hicks was in attendance for the Bears' first practice — a walk-through — on Wednesday. He didn't practice Thursday, though....

 2021-07-30 13:04 

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Dangerous 'forever chemicals' found in drinking water of thousands of Illinois residents...

More than 100 community drinking water sources in the Chicago suburbs and around the state show contamination from harmful chemicals that can pose serious health threats, state records show....

 2021-07-30 11:00 

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Dear Abby: I'd like to babysit grandchild, but her mom makes it hard...

The child's mother insists on time-consuming preparation that is impossible for the extremely busy grandma....

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