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JUSSIE SMOLLETT ARREST THE FODDER FOR TALK SHOWS, LATE-NIGHT TV

Stephen Colbert kicked off “The Late Show” Thursday with some jokes about Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor accused of staging a...

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY METRA TRAIN ON FAR SOUTH SIDE

A pedestrian was hit by a Metra train Friday morning in the city's Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to the agency....

 
 
 

NCAA NEEDS TO RETHINK AMATEURISM BECAUSE THE NEXT ZION WILLIAMSON WAS WATCHING

In the fight against NCAA amateurism rules, in the fight against the overall financial hypocrisy of our athlete breeding system, Zion...

DESPITE THEIR BEST EFFORTS, THE BREWERS KNOW THEY CAN'T STOP CUBS FANS FROM INVADING MILLER PARK

The Brewers recently held their second annual presale of Cubs game tickets for Wisconsin-residents only, a marketing gimmick created...

 
 
 

BULLS' DRAFT LOTTERY WATCH: 4TH FROM THE BOTTOM WITH 24 GAMES TO GO

The Bulls enter their game Friday night against the Magic with the fourth-worst record in the NBA. Because of a format change in the...

BLACKHAWKS, WINNERS OF 11 OF THEIR LAST 13, HOSTING WILD-CARD CONTENDERS AVALANCHE AND STARS THIS WEEKEND

No doubt a month ago the Avalanche and Stars thought they'd waltz into Chicago this weekend to take on a team playing out the string....

 
 
 

ANTONIO BROWN'S FUTURE AND KYLER MURAY'S OUTLOOK: 7 STORYLINES TO WATCH AS THE NFL OFFSEASON STARTS TO HEAT UP

The Steelers made what had been long rumored official earlier this week when they hung a sign: Elite playmaker available. Inquire within....

CATHOLIC CHURCH SUPERIORS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HANDLING OF SEX ABUSE CLAIMS, CHICAGO CARDINAL BLASE CUPICH SAYS AT VATICAN SUMMIT

Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse, including Chicago's Blase Cupich, called Friday for a new...

 
 
 

FROM MARKETING STANDPOINT, ELK GROVE VILLAGE SCORED BIG IN SPONSORSHIP OF BAHAMAS BOWL COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME, MAYOR SAYS

Elk Grove Village's decision to sponsor a college football bowl game was an “unprecedented” publicity coup and has resulted in some...

GOV. PRITZKER WANTS MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN NEW REVENUE. HERE'S HOW THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOU

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal includes several new taxes or tax hikes, part of a spending plan that includes more than $1 billion...

 
 
 

HOW MAYORAL CANDIDATE GERY CHICO TURNED CITY HALL EXPERIENCE INTO LUCRATIVE LAW PRACTICE

Perhaps none of the 14 candidates vying to become Chicago's next mayor knows the ins and outs of City Hall better than Gery Chico....

DID JUSSIE SMOLLETT USE THE MEDIA, OR WAS HE CREATED BY IT?

“The question that every single person asks is why?” said CNN anchor Don Lemon. “Why?” He was speaking, of course, of TV actor Jussie...

 
 
 

FROM MARKETING STANDPOINT, ELK GROVE VILLAGE SCORED BIG IN SPONSORSHIP OF BAHAMAS BOWL COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME, MAYOR SAYS

Elk Grove Village's decision to sponsor a college football bowl game was an “unprecedented” publicity coup and has resulted in some...

GOV. PRITZKER WANTS MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN NEW REVENUE. HERE'S HOW THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOU

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget proposal includes several new taxes or tax hikes, part of a spending plan that includes more than $1 billion...

 
 
 

ILLINOIS RESCINDED 10,000 GUN LICENSES LAST YEAR. MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF HOLDERS IGNORED THE NOTICE

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year - and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored...

TOP TONI PRECKWINKLE ADVISER APOLOGIZES FOR INVOKING NAZIS TO CRITICIZE LORI LIGHTFOOT

A top campaign adviser to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle apologized Thursday after invoking Nazis to criticize former...

 
 
 

'EMPIRE' STAR'S ALLEGED HATE CRIME HOAX DRAWS IRE OF CHICAGO'S TOP COP

Days before Jussie Smollett told police he was the victim of a vicious racist and homophobic attack, the “Empire” star sent a cautious...

MORE THAN 200 ATTEND VIGIL AT NIU TO MOURN STUDENT, ALUMNUS KILLED IN AURORA MASS SHOOTING

A somber crowd of more than 200 grief-stricken students, faculty and members of the community gathered Thursday evening at the Northern...

 
 
 

COOK COUNTY BOARD APPROVES $1.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN 2013 JAIL BEATING CASE

Cook County commissioners approved a $1.5 million settlement in a lawsuit brought against the county over a 2013 jail beating. The...

LAKE VILLA MAN GET 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATH OF GURNEE WOMAN

A Lake Villa man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for the heroin overdose death of a Gurnee woman in 2017. Glenn Trauthwein,...

 
 
 



Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is taking a more than $3 billion hit as...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is taking a more than $3 billion hit as Kraft Heinz craters to a record low

Kraft Heinz shares plunged in pre-market trading Friday after the company reported quarterly results the prior evening. The company disclosed it received a subpoena from the... Read more ...

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Ecuador's Border With Peru

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Ecuador's Border With Peru

The earthquake's epicenter was far inland, away from the country's main highways that run along mountain ranges. Read more ...

House Democrats introduce measure to revoke Trump's national emergency...

House Democrats introduce measure to revoke Trump's national emergency declaration

Friday's move sets up a fight that could result in President Trump's first-ever veto. Read more ...

Jussie Smollett reportedly went back to the 'Empire' set after appearing in...

Jussie Smollett reportedly went back to the 'Empire' set after appearing in court and told colleagues: 'I swear to God, I did not do this'

Jussie Smollett returned to the "Empire" set hours after posting bond and being released from jail after he was charged with filing a false police report, according to multiple... Read more ...

Chelsea to appeal transfer ban

Chelsea to appeal transfer ban

Having been given a two-window transfer ban and fine by FIFA, Chelsea have announced plans to appeal against the sanction. Read more ...

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

New election ordered in undecided US House race after ballot fraud investigation

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. Read more ...

ISIS bride refuses to give up fight to come back home to US

ISIS bride refuses to give up fight to come back home to US

WASHINGTON - The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration in an effort to allow her return to the United... Read more ...

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

Mom placed under arrest after posting school fistfight on social media

A mom in Louisiana shared a viral video of a high school fight and now has to answer for her actions, authorities said. Read more ...

How Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Built an Empire-And a Legacy

How Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Built an Empire-And a Legacy

Friday would have been Steve Irwin's 57th birthday. In celebration of Irwin's life and legacy, Google is featuring the late conservationist and zookeeper in a Google Doodle... Read more ...

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case

Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras helped track down brothers who discredited Smollett attack Read more ...