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  1. The Republican candidate for Montana’s open congressional seat was cited for misdemeanor assault Wednesday after a political reporter for the Guardian newspaper complained he was grabbed and slammed to the ground.

    The announcement by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office followed a bizarre series...

  2. To get the most out of his offense, Joe Maddon seeks production from means other than home runs.

    The Cubs were able to provide a happy medium for their manager as they held on for a 5-4 victory Wednesday night over the Giants at Wrigley Field.

    Anthony Rizzo continued his power surge with two home...

  3. Chicago was the only city among the nation's 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    It's the city's third consecutive year of population loss. Chicago's population...

  4. Joe Panik was visibly upset Wednesday night after home plate umpire Jeff Nelson called him out on strikes on a borderline pitch by closer Wade Davis that preserved the Cubs’ 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

    The call occurred with the tying run at second base shortly after Mac Williamson...

  5. Navy Pier sued Teamsters Local 727 on Wednesday, with the popular tourist attraction saying it's concerned about unruly, access-blocking protests heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

    Navy Pier, which says it attracts as many as 85,000 visitors a day, says in its lawsuit that for the past week,...

  6. Once the last putt rolled into the 15th hole, Emily Fletcher didn't hop into a golf cart for a ride back to the clubhouse. The Northwestern women's golf coach chose to walk.

    Arizona State had just won its eighth NCAA championship in women's golf while denying the Wildcats their first. The Sun Devils'...

  7. Amtrak has chosen a Chicago development firm to lead a more than 3 million-square-foot real estate redevelopment of Union Station and surrounding land, a project expected to take about six years to complete and cost more than $1 billion.

    Riverside Investment & Development, led by John O'Donnell,...

  8. Right now, everyone in the NBA would swap places with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Assuming the Cavaliers get the final victory they need to secure passage to the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the two teams will meet for a third straight season with a title on the line.

    Among...

  9. Having burst consistently into rarefied territory over the past three years, the Golden State Warriors have again rumbled into an experience to which few teams could relate. The playoffs are meant to test everybody, even teams loaded with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson....
  10. Some 25 years after a new kind of public school entered the national education landscape — "charters" run by private groups and set free from bureaucracy — Chicago has become the center of a shake-up in the still-evolving charter school movement.

    The immense freedom that came with setting up charter...

  11. Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald Trump's tax returns.

    At the time, the agents didn't know if Jordan Hamlett had been successful — and they feared a public...

  12. It was disappointing and disconcerting Tuesday at the Bears' second full-team practice of the spring. As their train rolled out of the station toward wherever the 2017 season is headed, some players were left on the platform.

    Five months have passed since the Bears ended a miserable season with...

  13. Police are looking for four young men responsible for six armed robberies in Lincoln Park early this week, three of which happened minutes apart Tuesday night.

    The four confronted the victims while brandishing guns and threatened to shoot them if they didn’t hand over their property, police said.

    ...
  14. A lawyer defending Dennis Hastert in a lawsuit over a broken $3.5 million hush-money pact formally approached the attorney representing a sex abuse victim about a settlement Wednesday, the first time such talks have been publicly acknowledged.

    Attorney John Ellis formally asked Kristi Browne, who...

  15. Leave it to filmmakers to sex up steel and glass — we're talking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House.

    "Mies van der Rohe's masterpiece is a juicy tale of sex and real estate," reads a teaser for an upcoming movie about the modernist icon.

    Big things are on the horizon for the minimalist...

  16. James Shields had his entire right arm and both knees wrapped Wednesday at Chase Field after his first bullpen session since going on the disabled list.

    "I figured I would wrap my whole body after this one, maybe recover quicker or something," he joked.

    The right-handed starter, who is recovering...

  17. Like the city of Waukegan, I receive unsolicited offers just about every day from people across the globe.

    They seldom involve plans to buy 125 acres of prime Lake Michigan shoreline, but they do deal with cash.

    Mine always are through emails that start with "Dear Friend" or "Dearest Beloved."...

  18. Illinois Democrats in Congress called House Republicans' health care plan approved this month a "disaster" and a "zombie bill" after a new analysis predicted it would mean 23 million more people will be uninsured by 2026.

    Democrats didn't vote for the plan and have used it to try to put political...

  19. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not reveal meetings with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance to serve as the nation's highest-ranking law enforcement official.

    Sessions came under fire earlier this year for not disclosing to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his...

  20. A guttural roar of "Manchester, Manchester" thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle.

    Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United's 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday was a triumph of huge significance for England's biggest club.

    On a wider level, it was...

  21. Harold Katz didn't require a crash course in Hebrew before his bar mitzvah next week in Wilmette. He started preparing 76 years ago, and his skills never got rusty.

    Katz, 89, who lives in a North Side retirement home, was to have celebrated the occasion in Czechoslovakia back in 1941. But that plan...

  22. Details are still coming out about the Wednesday morning shootout on Aurora's East Side between undercover police officers and a group of alleged gang associates and burglary suspects they were watching.

    The exchange ended with five men in custody, including the only person police are sure was...

  23. A Waukegan man accused of stabbing his two cousins, one fatally, said from the witness stand Wednesday that he'd acted out of self-defense but admitted he'd first lied to authorities because he was in the country illegally and was using an assumed name.

    Juan Guajardo, 41, is accused of killing his...

  24. The family of a Naperville high school student who committed suicide after being called into a dean's office for a disciplinary matter filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the school district and the city's Police Department, accusing them of breaking the law by interrogating the teen without first...

  25. The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.

    Premiums on average would...