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Trump goes after Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch

Trump goes after Kim Jong Un after latest missile launch

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Saudi Arabian Airlines expects laptop ban to be lifted

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Teen critically hurt from falling bullet

Teen critically hurt from falling bullet

An Indiana teen was in critical condition Monday after being hit in the head by a bullet shot into the air like a firework, authorities said. The 13-year-old boy was…
Boy survives 7-story fall from window

Boy survives 7-story fall from window

QUINCY, Mass. — Police say a 5-year-old boy has survived a fall from a seven-story window in Massachusetts. Officials say the boy was leaning on a window screen at a…
Accused kidnapper spotted at vigil for alleged victim

Accused kidnapper spotted at vigil for alleged victim

The suspected kidnapper behind a University of Illinois exchange student’s disappearance attended a vigil for the missing woman, authorities said. Brendt Christensen, 28, was arrested Friday for abducting 26-year-old Yingying Zhang,…
North Korea launches longest-range missile yet

North Korea launches longest-range missile yet

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile Tuesday that appeared to have flown for a longer time than previous such missiles, landing in waters near North…
North Korea launches longest-range missile yet

North Korea launches longest-range missile yet

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile Tuesday that appeared to have flown for a longer time than previous such missiles, landing in waters near North…
Pregnant woman struck by lightning delivers baby

Pregnant woman struck by lightning delivers baby

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A woman who was struck by lightning while she was pregnant remains in intensive care at a Florida hospital where her newborn also is being treated….
Teen dies when ATV crashes into trees

Teen dies when ATV crashes into trees

CITRA, Fla. — A Florida teenager who was injured when his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a tree has died. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the crash happened Saturday when 17-year-old Sean…
Justice Kennedy might retire next year

Justice Kennedy might retire next year

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may retire next year, giving the Trump administration the opportunity to fill the vacancy and move the court to the right for years to come….
Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time

Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time

An Indian woman who survived an alleged gang rape and four acid attacks was burned with the deadly liquid a fifth time, according to a report. The unnamed 35-year-old mom…
Whole Foods recalls tuna salad that was labeled as chicken

Whole Foods recalls tuna salad that was labeled as chicken

M​aybe they thought Chicken of the Sea was really chicken​. Tri-state area Whole Foods ​supermarkets ​recalled ​their deli-sold chicken salad over the weekend, because it’s actually tuna salad ​— accidentally…
Playboy models get tossed into Mexican jail

Playboy models get tossed into Mexican jail

​A trio of Playboy Playmates ​say they were locked in a Mexican jail for 24 hours and had to beg for food and water ​because immigration officials believed they were…
Man dies after vaping liquid fentanyl

Man dies after vaping liquid fentanyl

A man in Michigan died over the weekend after apparently using liquid fentanyl in a vaping device. The victim, a 39-year-old Alpena man, could not be revived by medics who…
Cab slams into group of pedestrians in Boston

Cab slams into group of pedestrians in Boston

A taxi driver veered into a group of fellow cabbies in Boston on Monday afternoon, injuring 10 people, police said. The out-of-control hack apparently hit the gas instead of the…
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Promoter behind disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for wire fraud

Promoter behind disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for wire fraud

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's twins rumored to be named Rumi and Sir

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins rumored to be named Rumi and Sir

'Entourage' star Jerry Ferrara gets hitched

‘Entourage’ star Jerry Ferrara gets hitched

Joe Jackson taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

Joe Jackson taken to hospital after Vegas car crash

Olivia de Havilland sues FX over 'Feud' portrayal

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Mourner arrested after rapper Prodigy's memorial

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Venus Williams sued over fatal crash

Venus Williams sued over fatal crash

78-year-old Jerome Barsons succumbed to his injuries two weeks after the crash, which took place in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on June 9.
Greta Van Susteren out at MSNBC

Greta Van Susteren out at MSNBC

Greta Van Susteren is out at MSNBC after just six months. The Post has learned that she’ll be replaced by Ari Melber, MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent. Van Susteren, who moved…

Cops comb for bald man who swiped Rogaine

Cops comb for bald man who swiped Rogaine

DEARBORN, Mich. — Police in suburban Detroit can skip barbershops as they search for a man who stole a hair growth product. This guy is bald. Dearborn police have security…
Man falls off paddleboard and drowns

Man falls off paddleboard and drowns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Colorado man has drowned after falling off a paddleboard on a Grand Mesa lake. The Daily Sentinel reports 44-year-old Larry Smith Jr. fell into Eggleston…
Restaurateur chokes to death while dining at steakhouse

Restaurateur chokes to death while dining at steakhouse

Jeffrey Gildenhorn, a restauranteur in the Washington, D.C. area and former mayoral candidate, tragically choked to death on Wednesday while dining at the city’s Palm steakhouse. Gildenhorn, 74, was the…
Bride finds missing wedding dress thanks to Facebook

Bride finds missing wedding dress thanks to Facebook

DOVER, Ohio — A bride who lost her wedding dress while traveling through Ohio has found it, thanks to social media. WJW-TV reports Jennifer Contini and fiance Steven Cunningham were…
Mom arrested in connection with 2-month-old’s death

Mom arrested in connection with 2-month-old’s death

HANFORD, Calif. — A 40-year-old California woman has been arrested in connection to the death of her 2-month-old daughter. The Fresno Bee reports Kings County Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics went…
Trump to Senate: Repeal ObamaCare now, replace later

Trump to Senate: Repeal ObamaCare now, replace later

President Trump on Friday urged fractured Senate Republicans to repeal ObamaCare “immediately” and replace it some day down the road — but GOP insiders said that idea was not going…
Sarin nerve gas used in Syria attack: watchdog

Sarin nerve gas used in Syria attack: watchdog

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An investigation by the international chemical weapons watchdog confirmed Friday that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly April 4 attack on a Syrian town,…
Joe and Mika say Trump is too easily played

Joe and Mika say Trump is too easily played

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski responded Friday to President Trump’s deeply personal attack on Twitter by assailing his “fragile” and “easily played ego” — saying she was worried for the United…
China: US must call off arms deal with Taiwan

China: US must call off arms deal with Taiwan

BEIJING — Beijing has strongly protested a US plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu…
Germany legalizes gay marriage

Germany legalizes gay marriage

Germany’s parliament voted by a wide margin Friday to legalize same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their…
Feds plan to arrest parents who smuggled kids into US

Feds plan to arrest parents who smuggled kids into US

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send…
Archaeologists make grisly discovery at ancient temple

Archaeologists make grisly discovery at ancient temple

Archaeologists say that human skulls may have once decorated an ancient temple at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. Described as the world’s oldest temple, Göbekli Tepe in Southeast Turkey dates back…

Complaint calls roll in as Illinois elections board waits for Trump voter data letter Rick Pearson Illinois election officials on Friday acknowledged receiving calls of concern over information being sought by President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission, but said they have yet to receive a formal request for the state’s voter data. On Wednesday, the panel’s vice chairman, Kansas Secretary… Wounded veteran athletes get spotlight as Warrior Games open in Chicago BREAKING NEWS Wounded veteran athletes get spotlight as Warrior Games open in Chicago As feds help Chicago on guns, Trump aide says city’s crime more about ‘morality’ BREAKING NEWS As feds help Chicago on guns, Trump aide says city’s crime more about ‘morality’ Week in review: Chicago cop indictments, soda tax blocked and Miggy’s big mouth NEWS Week in review: Chicago cop indictments, soda tax blocked and Miggy’s big mouth Here are some of the top stories of the week from Chicago and beyond (Sunday, June 25 through Friday, June 30). 3 cops indicted in Laquan McDonald shooting Three current or former Chicago cops were indicted on Tuesday, accused of conspiring to cover up wrongdoing by Officer Jason Van Dyke in the… Public art appears — and disappears — in year celebrating its impact on city NEWS COLUMNISTS Public art appears — and disappears — in year celebrating its impact on city Public art is in the headlines, even on the front page. A sculpture of an oversize deer has taken up residence on the Chicago Riverwalk. A beloved mural, which richly depicted Mexican and Mexican-American culture, has been erased from the walls of a building in gentrifying Pilsen. People take smartphone… State budget passes first House vote, but huge hurdles remain on deadline day CLOUT STREET State budget passes first House vote, but huge hurdles remain on deadline day House Democrats and Republicans temporarily set down their arms Friday as they attempted to nudge closer to an agreement to end a budget impasse now in its third year, even as both sides warned of major sticking points in the way of a resolution. The day began with Republicans running an ad attacking… Judge: Cash-strapped state must pay more toward medical bills CLOUT STREET Judge: Cash-strapped state must pay more toward medical bills A federal judge on Friday ordered Illinois to start paying $293 million in state money toward Medicaid bills every month and an additional $1 billion over the course of the next year, worsening a cash-flow problem caused by two years of budget-free spending by state government. U.S. District Judge… Authorities urge patience as they investigate Joliet-area toddler’s mysterious death BREAKING NEWS Authorities urge patience as they investigate Joliet-area toddler’s mysterious death Authorities are asking for patience as they continue to investigate the mysterious death of a 17-month-old Joliet Township girl found dead under a couch in her family’s home more than two months ago. Will County sheriff’s investigators have no suspects in custody and the Will County coroner’s office… North Shore communities find combating loss of sand a costly undertaking BREAKING NEWS North Shore communities find combating loss of sand a costly undertaking Illinois’ northern lakefront is a tale of haves and have-nots when it comes to sand. Decades of human interference have turned the seemingly mundane task of maintaining local beaches into a complex and costly undertaking. PAID POST > Learn more Welcome to the New Premium Economy: The Best Way to Fly Welcome to the New Premium Economy: The Best Way to Fly Enjoy more legroom and wider, adjustable leather seats with extendable foot, leg and head rests. SPONSORED CONTENT BY American Airlines Photos MORE PHOTOS Mugs in the news News Suburbs(25)FIND YOUR SUBURB Oak Park sticks with county minimum wage rule hours before it takes effect, declines opt-out vote OAK PARK NEWS Oak Park sticks with county minimum wage rule hours before… 911 recording: Oak Lawn fire victim reports blaze, identifies suspect before dying SOUTHTOWN NEWS 911 recording: Oak Lawn fire victim reports blaze,… Gary dad convicted in infant son’s starvation death POST-TRIBUNE CRIME Gary dad convicted in infant son’s starvation death ‘Go ahead and kill me,’ suspect charged with 7 murders tells prosecution in courtroom outburst POST-TRIBUNE NEWS ‘Go ahead and kill me,’ suspect charged with 7… Lansing mayor wants sheriff to probe off-duty officer who pinned 15-year-old in confrontation SOUTHTOWN NEWS Lansing mayor wants sheriff to probe off-duty officer who… Emergency Evanston minimum wage hike meeting draws 150 people, including protesters EVANSTON NEWS Emergency Evanston minimum wage hike meeting draws 150… Police: Northbrook man catches burglars in the act NORTHBROOK NEWS Police: Northbrook man catches burglars in the act, takes… POST-TRIBUNE NEWS Citing conflicts, judges bow out of alleged puppy mill case LAKE COUNTY NEWS Good Samaritans save woman, 3 kids from sinking car in… SOUTHTOWN NEWS Forest Preserves K-9 dies after being left in hot patrol… SOUTHTOWN NEWS Men used toilet access to get near victim in courthouse… PARK RIDGE CRIME Glenview woman charged with running brothel out of Maine… EVANSTON NEWS Embattled Evanston librarian resigns following diversity… BUSINESS Judge will rule Friday on whether to temporarily halt Cook… NORTHBROOK NEWS Missing Northbrook woman found EVANSTON NEWS Man gets 11 years in Evanston IHOP shooting AURORA NEWS Aurora cop charged with domestic battery can use gun on job,… SOUTHTOWN NEWS Woman found guilty in fatal Palos Park home invasion EVANSTON CRIME Man had nunchucks, Beretta and Halloween mask in his… WHEATON AND GLEN ELLYN NEWS Warrenville teens gave pot to their 5-year-old nephew,… ELGIN NEWS Woman, 78, dies in Plato Township crash SOUTHTOWN NEWS Sheriff releases photos to try to identify body found in… BREAKING NEWS Bartlett man accused of strangling wife told cops he had… BREAKING NEWS Suspect pulled from Des Plaines River during Schiller Park… BREAKING NEWS Lawsuit: Bars responsible for man’s death in DUI… Clout Street MORE LOCAL POLITICAL NEWS Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax BUSINESS Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax Becky Yerak A judge on Friday put Cook County’s penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages on hold at least until July 12. It was set to go into effect Saturday. The ruling by Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak to grant a temporary restraining order came days after the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and… CPS makes good on chunk of massive teacher pension fund payment BREAKING NEWS CPS makes good on chunk of massive teacher pension fund payment Former federal prosecutor Lausch is White House pick to be Chicago’s next U.S. attorney BREAKING NEWS Former federal prosecutor Lausch is White House pick to be Chicago’s next U.S. attorney Local news ESPN, commentator Stephen Smith dropped from Jackie Robinson West lawsuit CHICAGO INC. ESPN, commentator Stephen Smith dropped from Jackie Robinson West lawsuit A Cook County judge this week tossed cable sports network ESPN and commentator Stephen A. Smith from a year-old lawsuit filed by the parents of 13 former Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball players who claimed the sports personality defamed them after a residency scandal led to the team’s… Bill Brady named the new Illinois Senate Republican leader CLOUT STREET Bill Brady named the new Illinois Senate Republican leader State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, a three-time unsuccessful candidate for governor, was chosen as the new leader of the Illinois Senate Republicans on Friday to replace departing Sen. Christine Radogno. Brady, 56, had been serving as the top deputy to Radogno. She announced Thursday she would… What to expect if no Illinois state budget deal is reached BREAKING NEWS What to expect if no Illinois state budget deal is reached As Illinois hurtles toward a third year without a budget agreement, the state’s political leaders have managed to accumulate a series of notable, if inglorious, distinctions — the lowest credit rating of any state, just a whisker above junk status; a growing pile of unpaid bills that now stands… Emanuel Police Board chair says mayor’s reform approach is ‘set up for failure’ CLOUT STREET Emanuel Police Board chair says mayor’s reform approach is ‘set up for failure’ The former federal prosecutor Mayor Rahm Emanuel selected to lead two key boards on Chicago policing lambasted the mayor’s approach to police reform Thursday, calling it rooted in “fantasy.” Lori Lightfoot, president of the Chicago Police Board and co-chair of the mayor’s Police Accountability… Nation & World MORE NATION & WORLD NEWS GOP’s Plan B for Obamacare repeal began with quiet push from Koch network NATIONAL POLITICS GOP’s Plan B for Obamacare repeal began with quiet push from Koch network President Trump’s surprise suggestion Friday that deadlocked Senate Republicans shift their focus to simply repealing Obamacare — and worry about replacing it later — has its roots in a Koch network proposal that has been shopped around Congress for months. Doctor who killed 1, wounded 6 at NYC hospital was accused of sex harassment NATION & WORLD Doctor who killed 1, wounded 6 at NYC hospital was accused of sex harassment A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman, Dr. Henry Bello, fatally shot… Trump’s voter fraud panel gets pushback after asking states for election data NATIONAL POLITICS Trump’s voter fraud panel gets pushback after asking states for election data President Donald Trump’s voting commission stumbled into public view this week, issuing a sweeping request for nationwide voter data that drew sharp condemnation from election experts and resistance from more than two dozen states that said they cannot or will not hand over all of the data. The… Trump discovering Mideast peace is more complicated than he thought NATIONAL POLITICS Trump discovering Mideast peace is more complicated than he thought President Donald Trump boasted during the election that his real estate background could help him succeed where other U.S. presidents have failed in making what he calls the “ultimate” land deal – a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Once he took office, he dove into the seemingly… Tribune Voices VIEW ALL COLUMNISTS John Kass Greek ribs the way to go for holiday festivities Mary Schmich Paddle the Chicago River to see beauty, waterway’s future. Ignore the mattress. Rex Huppke Mascot purist says ‘Jojo’ doesn’t make sense — and needs pants John Kass Madigan and Rauner in ‘Naked Prey’ and modest proposals to save Illinois John Kass CNN’s Trump mess recalls an old lesson about sources Rex Huppke Trump’s ‘fake news’ crusade is the stuff of dictators Mary Schmich A new Declaration of Independence — from the Republican health care plan Blair Kamin McCormick House project aims to restore Mies gem John Kass Nobody’s laughing at the Fire now — they’re the best team in Chicago Rex Huppke Trumpcare takes your insurance but gives you a hat Watchdog MORE WATCHDOG STORIES DCFS was weeks behind in filing reports when Semaj Crosby disappeared, records show WATCHDOG DCFS was weeks behind in filing reports when Semaj Crosby disappeared, records show The morning after 17-month-old Semaj Crosby was reported missing from her Joliet Township home, state Department of Children and Family Services investigators and supervisors went to a strip mall office three miles away and began filing reports. As police searched frantically for Semaj on April… Chicago telemarketer is shut down after Tribune investigation of charity law violations WATCHDOG Chicago telemarketer is shut down after Tribune investigation of charity law violations Telemarketer Safety Publications Inc. has agreed to cease operations in Illinois after the state’s attorney general alleged the firm misled donors to raise millions of dollars on behalf of veterans and other charitable causes. Safety co-founder Arthur Olivera also signed a lifetime ban from raising… DCFS investigators competed for $100 gift cards for closing most cases BREAKING NEWS DCFS investigators competed for $100 gift cards for closing most cases As state child welfare investigators probed allegations of abuse in the Joliet Township home where 17-month-old Semaj Crosby would later be found dead, their supervisor was launching a contest that awarded $100 gift cards to the two workers who closed the most cases in a month, according to agency… DCFS report shows litany of failures in death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby BREAKING NEWS DCFS report shows litany of failures in death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby A new report describes a litany of failures by state child welfare investigators who opened at least 10 investigations into abuse and neglect in the home of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby before her death in April. As investigators for the Department of Children and Family Services walked through the… Far from a home Graphic essays: Stories of youth without homes Graphic essays: Youths without homes Illinois urged to reform programs for young wards; DCFS director steps down DCFS director steps down Tribune investigation: Harsh treatment of disadvantaged kids Tribune investigation: Harsh treatment of disadvantaged kids Obituaries MORE OBITUARIES Chuck Renslow, Chicago gay community icon and International Mr. Leather contest founder, dies at 87 OBITUARIES Chuck Renslow, Chicago gay community icon and International Mr. Leather contest founder, dies at 87 Chuck Renslow was an entrepreneur who for decades owned a variety of businesses that catered to Chicago’s gay community, including print media publications, bars and a bathhouse. Through his businesses, Renslow helped to build a community for many gay and lesbian Chicagoans, said Chicago journalist… Meechy Monroe, Chicago blogger on black beauty, dies at 32 BREAKING NEWS Meechy Monroe, Chicago blogger on black beauty, dies at 32 After an unflattering but fateful haircut in 2009 led Meechy Monroe to chop off her chemically treated hair in favor of a short Afro, women on the street would walk up to her and ask how they could get their look to resemble hers. “People would come up to me and ask what I did to my hair,” Monroe… Kelan Phil Cohran, influential Chicago composer-bandleader, dies at 90 HOWARD REICH Kelan Phil Cohran, influential Chicago composer-bandleader, dies at 90 Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White studied with him. The globally influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) was co-founded by him. And generations of musicians drew inspiration from the pioneering work of Chicago composer and multi-instrumentalist Kelan… Dick Jacobson, engineer and Western Springs firefighter, dies of ALS OBITUARIES Dick Jacobson, engineer and Western Springs firefighter, dies of ALS Dick Jacobson had built a successful business as a mechanical engineer when he heard the Western Springs Fire Department was recruiting paid on-call firefighters. A commitment to community service he formed as a child who grew up in a socially conscious household led him to apply. He was in his… Travel Deals Enjoy a 5-star Cape Town, South Africa & safari trip for $4999 from Travelzoo. Enjoy a 5-star Cape Town, South Africa & safari trip for $4999 from Travelzoo. Travel back in time on a steamboat trip for $1499 from our partners at Travelzoo. Travel back in time on a steamboat trip for $1499 from our partners at Travelzoo. Escape to the St. Regis Resorts in Puerto Rico & Mexico for $287 & up from Travelzoo. Escape to the St. Regis Resorts in Puerto Rico & Mexico for $287 & up from Travelzoo. Most read stories this hour Man charged with kidnapping U. of I. student, who authorities believe is dead BREAKING NEWS Man charged with kidnapping U. of I. student, who authorities believe is dead Kidnapping charges were filed Friday against a central Illinois man in connection with the disappearance of a visiting Chinese scholar last seen three weeks ago and who is believed by authorities to be dead. Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, disappeared… State budget passes first House vote, but huge hurdles remain on deadline day CLOUT STREET State budget passes first House vote, but huge hurdles remain on deadline day House Democrats and Republicans temporarily set down their arms Friday as they attempted to nudge closer to an agreement to end a budget impasse now in its third year, even as both sides warned of major sticking points in the way of a resolution. The day began with Republicans running an ad attacking… Experts say hot dogs minus artificial nitrites may be no better SCIENCE Experts say hot dogs minus artificial nitrites may be no better Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors… Are Illinois taxpayers finally waking up? COMMENTARY Are Illinois taxpayers finally waking up? Property taxes on the climb. An income tax hike debated in Springfield. An unpopular soda tax in Cook County. Residents with their pockets inside-out in Chicago. It appears there’s an awakening among Illinois voters. And it’s about time, after decades of risky borrowing, faulty promises, weak-kneed… Doctor who killed 1, wounded 6 at NYC hospital was accused of sex harassment NATION & WORLD Doctor who killed 1, wounded 6 at NYC hospital was accused of sex harassment A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot seven people, killing one woman and leaving several doctors fighting for their lives, authorities said. The gunman, Dr. Henry Bello, fatally shot… Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax BUSINESS Judge blocks Cook County soda pop tax A judge on Friday put Cook County’s penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages on hold at least until July 12. It was set to go into effect Saturday. The ruling by Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak to grant a temporary restraining order came days after the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and… Freight train hauling crude oil derails, causing evacuation but no injuries BREAKING NEWS Freight train hauling crude oil derails, causing evacuation but no injuries Several cars of a freight train hauling crude oil derailed Friday night in Plainfield prompting an evacuation but no injuries, officials said. Canadian National Railway initiated its emergency response plan and has crews and equipment, including hazmat and environmental teams responding to the… Bulls waive Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Canaan, prepare for free agency CHICAGO BULLS Bulls waive Rajon Rondo and Isaiah Canaan, prepare for free agency On the eve of 2016 NBA free agency, the Bulls had a first-day, in-town visit with Rajon Rondo scheduled. Days later, Dwyane Wade felt Pat Riley and the Heat spurned him and he chose his hometown team. This year’s free agency, which will begin at 11:01 p.m. Friday, will carry no such big-name pursuits…. What to expect if no Illinois state budget deal is reached BREAKING NEWS What to expect if no Illinois state budget deal is reached As Illinois hurtles toward a third year without a budget agreement, the state’s political leaders have managed to accumulate a series of notable, if inglorious, distinctions — the lowest credit rating of any state, just a whisker above junk status; a growing pile of unpaid bills that now stands… 2 women shot dead in Washington Park: ‘My heart just dropped. I couldn’t think’ BREAKING NEWS 2 women shot dead in Washington Park: ‘My heart just dropped. I couldn’t think’ The young woman got as close as she could to the red SUV where two women were found shot to death in the Washington Park neighborhood Wednesday night.She got on her knees and yelled out, “That’s my momma!”The South Side crime scene was quiet as she raised her right hand to her face and cried out,… Woman found guilty in fatal Palos Park home invasion SOUTHTOWN NEWS Woman found guilty in fatal Palos Park home invasion A 21-year-old Indiana woman was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday for her role in a Palos Park home invasion scheme gone bad where one assailant was killed by the homeowner. Prosecutors presented enough evidence at trial last week to prove Sarah Risner was accountable for the death of… Judge: Cash-strapped state must pay more toward medical bills CLOUT STREET Judge: Cash-strapped state must pay more toward medical bills A federal judge on Friday ordered Illinois to start paying $293 million in state money toward Medicaid bills every month and an additional $1 billion over the course of the next year, worsening a cash-flow problem caused by two years of budget-free spending by state government. U.S. District Judge… Inside the ‘cutthroat,’ gossipy world of LPGA player-caddie relationships SPORTS COLUMNISTS Inside the ‘cutthroat,’ gossipy world of LPGA player-caddie relationships Cristie Kerr has a one-word explanation for why some LPGA players are so quick to switch caddies. “Hormones,” she said. “Honestly. Women are moody. I’m moody. Sometimes when I wasn’t playing well early in my career, I’d take it out on my caddies.” Kerr figures she has gone through six or seven… 1 dead, 9 injured in shootings on West, South sides BREAKING NEWS 1 dead, 9 injured in shootings on West, South sides A man was killed in a rifle attack and at least nine other people were wounded Friday in shootings on the West and South sides, police said. In the most recent shooting, at least two people were found shot in the 6500 block of South State Street in Englewood, according to a Chicago Fire Department… Meechy Monroe, Chicago blogger on black beauty, dies at 32 BREAKING NEWS Meechy Monroe, Chicago blogger on black beauty, dies at 32 After an unflattering but fateful haircut in 2009 led Meechy Monroe to chop off her chemically treated hair in favor of a short Afro, women on the street would walk up to her and ask how they could get their look to resemble hers. “People would come up to me and ask what I did to my hair,” Monroe… Donald Trump’s diet is bad for America’s health COMMENTARY Donald Trump’s diet is bad for America’s health It was the fat joke heard ’round the world. Pope Francis, speaking with Donald and Melania Trump during their recent visit, asked the first lady whether she’d been feeding her husband potica, a rich Slovenian dessert. His Holiness wasn’t the only one eyeballing the president’s diet. 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Trump Team Sends More Feds to Chicago

In January, Trump said he would ‘send in the feds’ if Chicago’s rampant gun violence continued.

WORLD

Bundestag Approves Gay Marriage in Germany

Allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel had said such a vote wouldn’t come until after the September election.

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Personal Income Booms in U.S.

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NATIONAL NEWS

Gunman Opens Fire at NYC Hospital

Paul D. Shinkman | June 30, 2017

One doctor was killed and at least five people were injured in the shooting incident, in which the shooter reportedly killed himself.


HEALTHCARE OF TOMORROW

Medicaid Cuts in Health Bill Threaten Insurer Profits

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A new CBO analysis shows the depth of the Senate health care legislation’s Medicaid cuts over two decades.


AT THE EDGE

Could ‘Kill Chain’ Kill Any Chance at Peace?

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WORLD

White House Blasts China on Trade

Curt Mills | June 30, 2017

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NATIONAL NEWS

Eric Holder Warns DOJ, FBI Employees

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The former U.S. attorney general’s message comes amid the FBI’s investigation into possible Trump administration-Russia connections.


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