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Irish developer walks away from plan to build 20,000 homes on South Works site

An Irish developer has walked away from its plan to build 20,000 homes on the former U.S. Steel site on the south lakefront. Ireland’s Emerald Living on Thursday said it terminated its purchase and
National writer calls Northwestern's Ryan Fieldhouse the 'nicest facility in all of college football'

National writer calls Northwestern's Ryan Fieldhouse the 'nicest facility in all of college football'

It’s one thing for Northwestern to gush over Ryan Fieldhouse, the school’s new 96,135-square-foot practice facility that features skyline views just feet from the lake. It’s another when an objective
Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson

Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his
Jack Johnson — pardoned by Trump — fought hard against racism

Jack Johnson — pardoned by Trump — fought hard against racism

On Oct. 17, 1912, a woman identified only as “Mrs. F. Cameron-Falconet” went to the Clark Street police station and, as the Tribune reported, asked the Chicago cops to rescue her daughter, 19 and
BuzzFeed News developing documentary for Hulu about allegations against R. Kelly

BuzzFeed News developing documentary for Hulu about allegations against R. Kelly

BuzzFeed News is developing a documentary for Hulu that will explore embattled R&B singer R. Kelly’s “alleged systematic abuse and exploitation of young, black women.” The project, which is
Why Melissa McCarthy's 'Life of the Party' could spark a quiet revolution

Why Melissa McCarthy's 'Life of the Party' could spark a quiet revolution

“Life of the Party” is a movie about a mom who finds out her husband is leaving her for an icy real estate agent and decides, in response, to enroll in the university where her daughter is a senior,
Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing 'tremendous anger'

Trump cancels summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, citing 'tremendous anger'

In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump on Thursday called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing
Morgan Freeman apologizes amid sexual harassment accusations

Morgan Freeman apologizes amid sexual harassment accusations

Morgan Freeman has issued an apology for making women feel "uneasy," following a CNN report in which eight women alleged that he sexually harassed them or made inappropriate remarks. "Anyone who knows
8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer

8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer

There’s no better balm to a sweltering hot summer day than a boozy slushie. It’s the perfect marriage of childhood trips to the corner store Icee machine and your adult imbibing sensibilities. Boozy
Charlie Tilson returns to White Sox, gets start against Orioles

Charlie Tilson returns to White Sox, gets start against Orioles

Charlie Tilson is back with the White Sox and in the starting lineup for Thursday’s 1:10 p.m. game (WGN-9, WGN-AM 720) against the Orioles. Tilson took the roster spot of Leury Garcia, who was placed
Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch at White Sox's June 1 game

Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch at White Sox's June 1 game

Amid all the negative talk of catcher Welington Castillo and his 80-game suspension, the White Sox announced something far more pleasant on Thursday: Danny Farquhar will throw out the first pitch
Nathaniel Rateliff is a missionary of a different kind now

Nathaniel Rateliff is a missionary of a different kind now

When 18-year-old Nathaniel Rateliff moved with a missionary group from his rural hometown of Hermann, Mo., to Denver, the journey was more difficult than he anticipated. "We actually were caught in a
Get ready for buses at O'Hare this year as 'people mover' gets rehab

Get ready for buses at O'Hare this year as 'people mover' gets rehab

The “people mover” light rail system, which shuttles passengers around O’Hare International Airport and provides a roller-coaster-type buzz for some very young flyers, is being shut down on weekdays
White Sox's Welington Castillo suspended 80 games after testing positive for Erythropoietin

White Sox's Welington Castillo suspended 80 games after testing positive for Erythropoietin

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended 80 games without pay on Thursday for violation of baseball’s drug testing rules. MLB said Castillo tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a
Could the Cubs go an entire season without a complete game?

Could the Cubs go an entire season without a complete game?

Waiting for a Cubs starter to throw a complete game this season has been an exercise in futility. Just once I’d like to see Willson Contreras jog to the mound and shake the starter’s hand, as catchers
Mortgage rates have been rising at a pace not seen in almost 50 years

Mortgage rates have been rising at a pace not seen in almost 50 years

Mortgage rates continued their upward march this week, extending the most prolonged increase in rates in 46 years. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate
Authorities say Gurnee police shooting and Antioch standoff were connected

Authorities say Gurnee police shooting and Antioch standoff were connected

Dramatic incidents Wednesday in which people barricaded themselves for hours in a house in Antioch, and a woman armed with a gun was shot dead by police in Gurnee, were connected, authorities said
Dog owner searches for missing St. Bernard mix: 'Please bring her home'

Dog owner searches for missing St. Bernard mix: 'Please bring her home'

Nick Shultz got Gracie, his St. Bernard mix, about a year and a half ago. The female dog was about 8 months old but “a puppy at heart,” he said, and he took her from a friend of a friend who couldn’t

Police search for man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old

Police have asked the public to help find a man who attempted to lure an 11-year-old into his vehicle Wednesday by offering the child money, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 4:35 p.m.
'The only thing I did was to tell the truth,' young sex assault victim says at sentencing of Woodstock man

'The only thing I did was to tell the truth,' young sex assault victim says at sentencing of Woodstock man

A girl who was sexually assaulted by a 39-year-old Woodstock man said at the man’s sentencing hearing Wednesday that she wants to help victims of other predators, according to prosecutors. “There are