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  1. It’s going to be an interesting — and stressful — final week of the regular season in the National League Central.

    The Cubs won Game 2 of the City Series on Saturday night, defeating the White Sox 8-3 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They extended their lead over the Brewers, who lost to the Pirates 3-0,...

  2. Is that what traveling in a time machine feels like, minus the hot tub?

    For a while at the United Center on Saturday, the Laver Cup crowd was transported from 2018 Chicago to 1981 Wimbledon.

    “YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!!!”

    We are serious.

    And so is the Laver Cup.

    “You guys can see for yourself how...

  3. The Minnesota Timberwolves have generated more news this week than many NBA teams do in an entire season.

    Saturday night provided two more morsels, one bad — Jimmy Butler has been excused from the team's media day Monday — and one good — Karl-Anthony Towns had agreed to a five-year max contract...

  4. The entertaining debate over whether Addison Russell or Javier Baez was the better shortstop subsided after Baez played Gold Glove-caliber defense at second base.

    But never has Baez’s versatility been as valuable as it is now in the wake of Russell’s placement on Major League Baseball’s administrative...

  5. The Cubs are heading to the postseason one way or another, despite a September that has had little to remember.

    The only real question remaining after Saturday’s 8-3 triumph over the White Sox was whether they would get in as National League Central champs, as most expect, or fall to a wild-card...

  6. White Sox left fielder Ryan LaMarre misjudged a line drive by Daniel Murphy, opening the door for a three-run fifth inning and an 8-3 victory for the Cubs on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

    The win, combined with the Brewers’ 3-0 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh, increased the Cubs’ lead...

  7. Days after it was revealed that the Rev. Paul Kalchik of Avondale’s Resurrection Catholic Church burned a rainbow banner that once hung in the church, Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, has removed him from his role as head of the North Side church.

    “For some weeks now, I have become...

  8. Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.Women and children scattered along with once-marching...

  9. Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, according to two people briefed on the matter.Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan...

  10. Jurors in the murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watched this past week as his partner on the night of the shooting, Joseph Walsh, stepped down from the witness stand and demonstrated how he said Laquan McDonald menaced police with a knife.

    Before that dramatic moment Tuesday,...

  11. A transgender woman said in a federal lawsuit she was harassed and discriminated against while using a public bathroom at Gary Police Department.

    Carmen Carter-Lawson, 28, filed a lawsuit last month in Hammond’s federal court against the City of Gary Police Department, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson...

  12. A bus driver for the Porter Township schools has been charged with felony neglect of a dependent after she allegedly let three students, ages 11, 13 and 17, drive her bus, according to police.

    Deputies with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department arrested Joandrea McAtee, 27, of Portage, around...

  13. A sinkhole has led the city of Waukegan to close a half block of Washington Street to all traffic, a city spokesman said.

    A minor patch in the area, located on Washington between Glen Rock and the Lilac Ledge senior living facility, was completed earlier this week, but further investigation Friday...

  14. Five men were injured during shootings across the city on Saturday, Chicago police said.

    Most recently, a 34-year-old man was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of South Canal Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood. He was wounded in the right foot and got himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical...

  15. A 53-year-old woman has died after a domestic-related stabbing Friday in Deerfield, according to Sgt. Christopher Covelli, spokesman for the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.

    Karyn Kamen was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon, said Covelli in a statement.

    Gary A. Kamen, 55, a relative who she...

  16. Naperville Democrat Lauren Underwood is one of seven Congressional candidates being backed by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield — co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream — and for whom they will be naming an ice cream flavor for this fall.

    “We wanted to do our part to check President Trump’s unrestrained...

  17. Harvey, which laid off 18 firefighters earlier this year, has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal grant money to be used for “personnel matters” within the fire department, a city spokesman said.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides funding to local fire departments across...

  18. Loretta Brewer showed me all the gallon containers she used for 43 days to haul water upstairs to her second floor condominium.

    “Did you know it takes four gallons of water just to flush the toilet?” asked Brewer, 62, who lives in the Les Chateaux condominium complex in Highland.

    On June 12, while...

  19. In a perfect setting, infielder Mike Freeman will be able to celebrate a National League Central title with the Cubs before returning to Greenville, S.C., for the birth of his first child.

    The Cubs added Freeman to their roster Saturday as insurance at shortstop. A day earlier, Major League Baseball...

  20. The Trump administration will make it much more difficult for immigrants to come to the United States or remain in the country if they use or are likely to use housing vouchers, food subsidies and other "non-cash" forms of public assistance, under a new proposal announced Saturday by the Department...

  21. Two days ahead of filing a 10-day intent-to-strike notice, members of the East Aurora School District 131 teachers, office and support staff union seeking a fair contract held a rally Saturday to get their message across.

    Negotiations between the two sides stalled the first week in August. Talks...

  22. The bride was trying to stay calm.

    The 100-person wedding that she and her fiance, Andy Schneck, had been planning for the past year was unraveling.

    At the rehearsal the night before the wedding, their officiant slipped and fell on a gravel road. Her ankle swelled severely, and she was taken to...

  23. With Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposing to bend Chicago’s riverfront sign rules to accommodate the wishes of software giant Salesforce, are we in for a repeat performance of ridiculously oversized, in-your-face T-R-U-M-P sign?

    I don’t think so. There are more important things to worry about, like the...

  24. The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would subject tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter to federal investigations for alleged political bias.

    For weeks, top tech companies have been on edge, fearing...

  25. An embattled fraternity on the Northwestern University campus that was suspended last school year is set to return as the academic year gets underway for the fall semester.

    The NU chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will return to campus this fall following a one-year suspension for serving...