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COLUMN: NOBODY WANTS MY MOTHER'S FOUR-POSTER BED. SHOULD I TAKE IT?

My cousin Helen emailed the other day to see if I wanted the antique four-poster bed my mother slept in as a girl. I hadn't thought...

COLUMN: SCISSORS. PENS. SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS. ON INTERNATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY, LET'S PAUSE TO APPRECIATE THE TRIUMPHS OF THE LEFTIES

In our angry, sad and divided world, let us pause for a moment to appreciate one small thing that unites us - unites 10 percent of...

 
 
 

COLUMN: IN THE ‘NOISY CONFUSION OF LIFE,' IT'S TIME TO READ TONI MORRISON AND ‘DESIDERATA.' AND GO TO THE ZOO

Today, three bite-sized columns rolled into one. 1. Reading Toni Morrison, at last Toni Morrison died Monday at the age of 88, prompting...

COLUMN: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO BE PRESIDENT? THE ANSWER IS FAR MORE COMPLICATED THAN A NUMBER

Sorry, but that candidate's just too old. You know who I mean. Or maybe you don't. Maybe the candidate who triggered my “too old” bias...

 
 
 

WILL POT BE SOLD AT SHOPS IN YOUR TOWN COME 2020? OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS HAVE BEGUN DEBATING THE ISSUE

Now that Illinois lawmakers have acted to legalize adult use of marijuana effective next year, the battle over where pot will be grown...

COOK COUNTY'S FOREST PRESERVE POLICE CHIEF HAS RESIGNED, DAYS AFTER SCATHING REPORT ON A $250 PARKING TICKET SPAT

The Cook County forest preserve's police chief has resigned after a scathing inspector general report outlined a dispute involving...

 
 
 

CHICAGO'S TOP COP ‘MUST STOP MISLEADING THE PUBLIC' ABOUT VIOLENCE, COOK COUNTY BOARD PRESIDENT TONI PRECKWINKLE SAYS IN HEATED LETTER TO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reignited her criticism of Chicago's police response to street violence this week in a...

‘DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?' INVESTIGATORS SAY COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRESSED COPS TO SCRAP ALLY'S $250 PARKING TICKET

A Cook County commissioner pushed cops to scrap an ally's $250 parking ticket, according to a government watchdog who said the case...

 
 
 

ARMY VET CHARGED IN BEATING OF SECURITY GUARD THAT WAS CAUGHT ON VIRAL VIDEO IS BACK IN COURT THIS WEEK AFTER PLEA DEAL FALLS THROUGH

A U.S. Army veteran caught on video punching and injuring a female security guard who was trying to help him will be back in court...

TEXAS MAN GETS 50 YEARS FOR ‘COLD, CALCULATED EXECUTION' OF ‘FRIEND' FROM DES PLAINES DURING DISPUTE OVER MASSAGE BUSINESS

A 24-year-old Texas man convicted of killing a friend in what prosecutors described as an execution-style murder committed over a dispute...

 
 
 

BABY ADDED TO PILSEN MURAL HONORING MARLEN OCHOA-LOPEZ

A mural in Pilsen dedicated to Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, the 19-year-old pregnant woman killed in April, now includes a painting of her son....

MAN DRIVEN TO POLICE STATION AFTER SOUTH DEERING SHOOTING

A shot-up SUV showed up in front of the 4th District police station early Saturday with a man inside who was seriously wounded by gunfire....

 
 
 

READ COOK COUNTY JUDGE'S ORDER FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

A Cook County judge's ruling issuing an order for a special prosecutor to probe the investigation of an allegedly fake hate crime reported...

O'HARE'S 'PEOPLE MOVER' SAGA: HOW IT UNFOLDED

A $310 million project to update and expand the popular "people mover" at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport began in 2015, and...

 
 
 

O'HARE'S BUSY 'PEOPLE MOVER' WAS SUPPOSED TO STAY OPEN DURING AN UPGRADE. IT DID NOT

On a recent afternoon, 15 rail cars, some marred with graffiti, sat between puddles in a gravel lot just outside O'Hare International...

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL REVIEWING POINT SYSTEM THAT BARS STUDENTS FROM WALKING IN 8TH GRADE GRADUATION

Graduating from eighth grade was an extra big deal for Geri Panol's son. Having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder makes it harder...

 
 
 

WOMAN WALKING BACKWARD ON ORANGE LINE PLATFORM FALLS ON 'L' TRACKS, GETS HIT BY TRAIN

A CTA Orange Line train hit and critically injured a woman after she fell on the tracks Thursday morning at a station in the McKinley...

POLICE TRYING TO IDENTIFY SHOOTER WHO WOUNDED 3 ON CTA BUS

Chicago police on Wednesday released several photos of a man they believe opened fire on a Chicago Transit Authority bus, wounding...

 
 
 

PATRICIA TELLES-IRVIN, NORTHWESTERN STUDENT AFFAIRS VP, DIES

Patricia Telles-Irvin joined Northwestern University in 2011 as vice president of student affairs, and worked as she had at other schools...

WILL LOCAL BOOKIES SURVIVE WHEN LEGAL SPORTS BETTING COMES TO ILLINOIS? THE ODDS LOOK GOOD

The man on the phone said he doesn't take as many bets as he used to - badgering deadbeats to pay up gets old after a while - but he's...

 
 
 



UFC 241: Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

UFC 241: Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic stunned Daniel Cormer in their main event rematch at UFC 241 to recapture the UFC heavyweight title after a punishing encounter in Anaheim, California. Read more ...

UFC 241: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal after thrilling win

UFC 241: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal after thrilling win

Californian UFC star Nate Diaz made a winning return to the octagon after three years away as he defeated former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, then called for a fight with... Read more ...

UFC 241: Conor McGregor can wait, the world needs Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

UFC 241: Conor McGregor can wait, the world needs Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

A Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz trilogy fight has been high up on many fans' MMA wish lists for a while but, after Diaz returned with a win at UFC 241 and called out another big... Read more ...

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

WASHINGTON - Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals on... Read more ...

Paulo Costa out-pummels Yoel Romero in an extraordinary, compelling, brutal...

Paulo Costa out-pummels Yoel Romero in an extraordinary, compelling, brutal battle between 2 fighters who looked like Greek Gods

Paulo Costa out-pummeled Yoel Romero in a captivating battle at UFC 241. Costa was awarded a unanimous decision because of a hat-trick of 29-28 scorecards thanks to his... Read more ...

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

The Oscar-winning artist was 86 years old. Read more ...

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. Read more ...

Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox place lefty on 10-day IL with elbow...

Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox place lefty on 10-day IL with elbow inflammation

Chris Sale has posted good numbers this season but has seen a noticeable dip in his velocity. Read more ...

Pats' Stidham impresses again; Texans' Watson throws TD pass

Pats' Stidham impresses again; Texans' Watson throws TD pass

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson with 4:12 left, rallying the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the Tennessee... Read more ...

UFC 241 results: Derek Brunson rallies past Ian Heinisch for decision win

UFC 241 results: Derek Brunson rallies past Ian Heinisch for decision win

Gallery Derek Brunson def. Ian Heinisch at UFC 241: Best photos view 26 images ANAHEIM, Calif. - After his last fight, Ian Heinisch made it a point to call out veteran Derek... Read more ...