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  1. Police continued their search late Tuesday for a parolee in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Rich Central High School senior at Orland Square Mall as members of the victim’s family called on the man to turn himself in.

    Family members of Javon Britten said he was a “quiet, unassuming”...

  2. A Naperville business owner is on a mission to bring a popular European trend to the United States by seeking approval to use a customized trailer to serve prosecco wine and other specialty liquor at Naperville events.

    “Prosecco is the hottest growing beverage in the U.S.,” said Cindy Shanholtz,...

  3. Chicago voters are set to choose the next mayor from among 14 candidates next month.

    The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners disqualified Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown’s candidacy for mayor Tuesday, ruling she did not have enough valid signatures on her nominating petitions...

  4. As the federal government shutdown enters its fifth week, Chicago area institutions and businesses are offering discounts to workers whose wallets have been affected.

    The partial government shutdown started in December because of a dispute between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress....

  5. Fox News host Bret Baier and his family survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana after the television anchor's SUV slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, authorities said Tuesday.

    Baier, the executive editor of Fox News Channel's "Special Report," said in...

  6. Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy’s company donated $500,000 to former Ald. Bob Fioretti’s mayoral campaign committee over the weekend, giving the second-time candidate a major financial boost.

    Guy’s company, GBG Enterprise, Inc., made the contribution Saturday, records show. It’s a contribution that’s...

  7. On Tuesday, Day 32 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued their sniping, while thousands of federal employees continued showing up for work without pay.

    Trump says he won’t give in. (“No Cave!” he tweeted.) Pelosi accused him of holding...

  8. A threat of violence found on an Algonquin school’s student’s Instagram feed is believed to not be credible, School District 300 and police officials said Tuesday.

    School District 300 sent parents an online message Tuesday about a threat found on the comments thread of a Westfield Community School...

  9. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Naperville and Naperville School District 203 filed by the family of the Naperville North High School student who died by suicide after being called into the dean’s office for disciplinary action.

    The judge ruled school and police officials...

  10. City inspectors on Tuesday alleged a laundry list of building code violations at R. Kelly’s recording studio, including fire hazards, dangerous staircases, an illegal steam room and sauna as well as evidence that people were living in the warehouse space despite it being zoned only for commercial...

  11. R. Kelly’s attorneys have denied anyone was living in his West Side recording studio, but city attorneys presented photos to a judge that showed toiletries in the bathroom, bathrobes on hooks and piles of clothes and mattresses on the floor. Read the story here.

  12. “Winter is coming,” promises “Game of Thrones,” whose final season is also coming and will arrive in April.

    Also still coming in 2019, apparently: pop-culture-inspired pop-up bars.

    On Feb. 1, Replay Lincoln Park will launch its “Winter 2019” pop-up bar, a “Game of Thrones”-inspired makeover that...

  13. Waukegan first responders were frustrated again by bad weather Tuesday as they attempted to locate a 16-year-old boy who jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan last Friday afternoon to save a friend who accidentally fell in.

    Police and fire department personnel performed beach searches...

  14. The Purple Pig will to move a few feet south of its longtime home on North Michigan Avenue, and Chick-fil-A is taking over the Michelin-approved restaurant’s space on Chicago’s best-known retail street.

    Chick-fil-A has signed a lease to move into the space at 500 N. Michigan Ave. that the Purple...

  15. “Semper Fidelis,” the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps, translates from Latin to “always faithful” or “always loyal.” It’s emblazoned across hats, tattoos and bumper stickers across the country, symbolizing the beefy patriotism — or nationalism, depending on whom you’re talking to — that comes with...

  16. A plan to build 50 condominiums in a five-story building on the site of the La Grange Antique Mall is drawing opposition from some community members.

    The property includes 112 E. Burlington Ave., commonly known as the Jackson Storage Building or the Jackson Square Mall, and 5 S. 6th Avenue, occupied...

  17. The Cubs have a director of mental skills, a coordinator of mental skills, a director of strategic initiatives for baseball operations, a major-league strength and conditioning coordinator.

    And now they have a “director of high performance.”

    The team Tuesday announced that Adam Beard will fill...

  18. Nobody would have blamed Metea Valley senior Tess Thompson if she had decided to spend her time after school chilling out.

    In late April, the 6-foot-1 forward tore the ACL in her right knee playing for the JV soccer team. The start of the basketball season was just six months away and she was not...

  19. Two women are facing felony prostitution charges after investigations at Highland spas last year.

    Xiao Jiao Zhou, 31, of Chicago, and Bond Li, 54, of Highland, were each charged Sunday in Lake Superior Court with promoting prostitution, a level 5 felony, court records show.

    The two were arrested...

  20. A winter weather advisory was in effect for most of the Chicago area Tuesday as a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain made driving hazardous and hampered the afternoon commute.

    Snow remains in the forecast the next two days, followed Friday by the lowest temperatures to hit this winter: single...

  21. Upon further review, my initial ruling stands: Those boys from Covington Catholic High School were acting like jerks.

    You’ve seen the videos by now of the unsettling confrontation Friday between a smirking, MAGA-hatted teen staring down a weathered, drum-beating Native American man near the steps...

  22. The Bulls’ acquisition of Carmelo Anthony became official Tuesday as the NBA announced the trade with the Rockets for the 10-time All-Star forward.

    The Bulls are sending the draft rights to Serbian forward Tadija Dragicevic to the Rockets for Anthony, the draft rights to guard Jon Diebler and cash...

  23. A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week.

    President Donald...

  24. A man wanted in connection with a December shooting near Villa Park is in custody after he was arrested during a weekend traffic stop in Naperville, the DuPage County sheriff’s office announced Tuesday.

    Trevon Price, 20, is charged with attempted first-degree murder for a Dec. 1 shooting at his...

  25. Several firsts and a serious head-scratcher or two emerged from Tuesday morning’s Academy Award nominations.

    “Black Panther,” with seven nominations, marks the first time a superhero picture has made the Oscars short-list in the top category.

    “Roma” tied with “The Favourite” for the most nominations...