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  • Pritzker listed $15 million in taxable income last year, Kennedy $1.2 million

    Pritzker listed $15 million in taxable income last year, Kennedy $1.2 million

    Billionaire Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker reported nearly $15 million in state taxable income last year while rival Chris Kennedy listed $1.2 million, according to partial income tax returns both campaigns released Monday. Though it’s not required by Illinois law, the issue of releasing...

  • Chicago and Cook County sue Uber over 2016 data breach

    Chicago and Cook County sue Uber over 2016 data breach

    The city of Chicago and Cook County on Monday filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, alleging the ride-hailing company’s 2016 data breach harmed “tens, if not hundreds, of thousands” of area residents. San Francisco-based Uber disclosed last week that the personal data of 57 million customers...

  • Researchers unraveling mummy mysteries with help from powerful Argonne X-ray

    Researchers unraveling mummy mysteries with help from powerful Argonne X-ray

    Inside a sprawling research building at Argonne National Laboratory, a collection of scientists, researchers and art curators assembled Monday to unravel the mysteries of a mummy. The ancient Roman-Egyptian linen-wrapped remains of a 5-year-old girl, including an embedded portrait, were unearthed...

  • 7 shot, 1 fatally, in city shootings

    7 shot, 1 fatally, in city shootings

    Seven people were shot, one fatally, in attacks Monday across Chicago, police said. A 29-year-old man died after after being shot in the face in the 1100 block of East 73rd Street in the South Side's Grand Crossing neighborhood about 9 a.m., according to police. The Cook County medical examiner's...

  • Funeral arrangements planned for family of 6 killed in fire near Dixon

    Funeral arrangements planned for family of 6 killed in fire near Dixon

    Relatives say the funeral for six family members killed in a northern Illinois fire last week will be Dec. 6. The Nov. 21 blaze outside Dixon killed 39-year-old Timothy Shaw, 37-year-old Melissa Shaw, 17-year-old Ethan Shaw, 15-year-old LeAnne Shaw, 12-year-old Hailey Shaw and 11-year-old Dylan...

  • Local schools ease enrollment to help Puerto Rican students get back to class

    Local schools ease enrollment to help Puerto Rican students get back to class

    David Vera got straight A’s on his first report card in Chicago. Uprooted from his home in Arecibo after Hurricane Maria leveled his father’s house in late September, the 17-year-old senior was among thousands of Puerto Ricans arriving in Chicago in search of a new normal. For many kids, that meant...

  • Ex-Chicago cop faces civil trial in another test of code of silence

    Ex-Chicago cop faces civil trial in another test of code of silence

    The existence of a code of silence within the Chicago Police Department was finally coming to the forefront in November 2012 when former homicide Detective Joseph Frugoli was sent to prison for an off-duty drunken-driving crash that killed two young men. Four days before Frugoli’s sentencing, a...

  • U. of C. statue gives black scholar her place in history

    U. of C. statue gives black scholar her place in history

    When Georgiana Rose Simpson arrived to the University of Chicago in 1907, her presence in a dorm caused an uproar among some of the other students because she was black, and she was eventually asked to move off campus. Undeterred, Simpson continued her studies by commuting to campus and corresponding...

  • 9 shot, 2 fatally, Sunday in city

    9 shot, 2 fatally, Sunday in city

    Two people were killed and seven were wounded in Chicago shootings Sunday, including five people who were shot within 50 minutes. A double shooting in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue in the South Side's East Chatham neighborhood around 9 p.m. kicked off a rash of attacks. A 22-year-old man...

  • Police locate 12-year-old boy who went missing from Evergreen Park

    Police locate 12-year-old boy who went missing from Evergreen Park

    A 12-year-old boy who went missing from south suburban Evergreen Park on Friday afternoon has been reunited with his family, police said Sunday night. Jamal Nasser has been found, Chicago police said.  Jamal was reported missing after being last seen in the area of 2800 West 99th Street in Evergreen...

  • Police: Girl, 15, missing from West Rogers Park

    Police: Girl, 15, missing from West Rogers Park

    Chicago police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing from the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Far North Side. Calista Oritz, 15, was reported missing about 4 a.m. Sunday from the 7300 block of North Ridge Avenue, police said. Ortiz, who is 5-foot-6...

  • No bail for man accused of fatally shooting Maywood man on West Side

    No bail for man accused of fatally shooting Maywood man on West Side

    A 31-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a Maywood man earlier this month on the West Side, Chicago police said. A judge on Sunday denied bail for George I. Jernigan, 31, of the 1800 block of North McVicker Avenue, in the city’s Galewood neighborhood. Jernigan, who is charged with murder,...

  • Man, 28, dies after single-vehicle wreck near Chicago Ridge Mall

    Man, 28, dies after single-vehicle wreck near Chicago Ridge Mall

    A Mount Greenwood man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 294 early Sunday has been identified, officials said. David Mahay, 28, of the 10500 block of South Central Park Avenue, was pronounced dead at 8:06 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook...

  • Third suspect in shooting that left 15-year-old boy dead, teen wounded appears in court

    Third suspect in shooting that left 15-year-old boy dead, teen wounded appears in court

    An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy and wounding another teen was wearing an electronic ankle monitor when the shooting took place last month on the city's Southwest Side, according to prosecutors. Santino Hernandez, who faces a charges of first-degree murder and possession...

  • Man wounded in tollway shooting

    Man wounded in tollway shooting

    A man was wounded early Sunday in a shooting on the Tri-State Tollway in Alsip, according to Illinois State Police. The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes at 130th Street, police said. The man, whose identity was not available, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center...

  • Geneva church stages counter-protest in support of LGBT community

    Geneva church stages counter-protest in support of LGBT community

    A Geneva church that has had its banners supporting the LGBT community repeatedly vandalized was the site of a peaceful counter-protest Sunday. An estimated 175 people from the area's progressive churches and organizations, as well as individuals not affiliated with any group, turned out in response...

  • Prosecutors: Teen gang member pretended to be rival prior to shooting

    Prosecutors: Teen gang member pretended to be rival prior to shooting

    A reputed teenage gang member quietly mouthed “I love you” across a courtroom to his mother Saturday after a Cook County judge ordered him held without bail in a gang-related shooting last month on the city's Southwest Side.Ariel Mena is the second person charged in connection with the Oct. 26...

  • Chicago man dies in I-57 crash in Matteson

    Chicago man dies in I-57 crash in Matteson

    A Southeast Side man died Friday morning after his car collided with another vehicle on Interstate 57 in Matteson, authorities said. Dean Scalzitti, 51, of the 2900 block of East 103rd Street in the South Deering neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 9:06 a.m. Friday following the crash near Vollmer...

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