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  1. A woman was found on a curb near a large tree under a street light in East Garfield Park early Wednesday.She apparently had put up a fight before she was killed and left at the vacant lot between two homes in the 3500 block of West Huron Street. Her face showed signs of a beating, and their were...

  2. Sears Holdings Corp. is closing 20 more stores, including a Sears in Chicago's Galewood neighborhood, in mid-September.

    Those closings — including 18 Sears and two Kmart stores — follow 150 stores Hoffman Estates-based Sears shuttered in the first quarter of this year and another 66 expected to...

  3. After the Predators swept the Blackhawks out of the playoffs in the first round, general manager Stan Bowman vowed to make signifcant changes for next season. And with Marian Hossa out for the season because of a skin disorder, Bowman pulled the trigger on a pair of blockbuster trades Friday that...

  4. That 2-liter of pop you're picking up for the Fourth of July picnic might pack a little sticker shock this year as Cook County rolls out a new penny-per-ounce tax on a wide variety of sugar- and artificially-sweetened beverages.

    As one example, a 2-liter bottle, which usually costs about $1, will...

  5. A woman has been cleared of charges that she filed a false police report about a gun later used in the brazen murder of a department store employee by her ex-boyfriend.

    Nina Dones was the only person ever charged in connection with the murder-suicide that occurred at the Michigan Avenue Nordstrom...

  6. A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years...

  7. No one seems to like the Senate health-care bill. Liberal wonks detest it. At least four Republican Senators claim they aren't prepared to support it, while other colleagues grumble about it. The White House, whose chief executive promised he wouldn't cut Medicaid, as this bill does, is balking.

    ...
  8. A person found dead inside a burning car parked at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle this week appears to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the DuPage County coroner's office said Friday.

    An autopsy was conducted and the "preliminary cause of death is consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning,"...

  9. The U.S. European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe.

    The photographs released Friday show the Russian SU-27 coming so close to the wing of the...

  10. Following his trade Thursday to the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler hasn't said anything publicly yet about his feelings regarding Bulls management. But his personal trainer offered a few choice words to the internet, not so much burning that bridge as dropping a thermonuclear warhead on it.

    Claiming...

  11. Organizers of Sunday's 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade expect at least 250,000 people to line the 4-mile route and as many as 1 million to move in and out of the area surrounding the parade.
  12. Tribune food editors are dedicating June to a meaty task: finding the best barbecue Chicago has to offer. (Sides are fair game too.) Check back every day this month to read about a new featured restaurant.

  13. In the past few months, as Uber sputtered and veered off the road in a scandal-ridden pileup, the fast-moving ride-hailing firm has hired or featured one woman after another as it tries to keep from totaling its image.

    Liane Hornsey, Uber's human resources executive who started in January after...

  14. Nothing seemed wrong as Lisa Fisher hopped into a car with her overnight bag packed.Fisher had plans to spend time with Christopher Pena, whom she had known for about five months. He picked her up from her longtime job at O’Hare International Airport late Tuesday and took her to her Broadview home,...

  15. The Chicago Blackhawks currently hold the No. 26 overall selection in the NHL draft that will be held this weekend at the United Center.

    That could change as, according to a source, the Hawks are focused on a trade that will allow them to move up during Friday night’s first round. The trade would...

  16. A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.

    The silver carp was...

  17. Gov. Bruce Rauner is scheduled to sign legislation Friday afternoon that would crack down on repeat gun offenders, days after the bill became one of the latest pawns in the feud between the chief executive and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson...

  18. The name of the man Chris Collins aims to add to his coaching staff will sound familiar to Northwestern fans.

    Billy Donlon is from Northbrook, graduated from Collins’ alma mater (Glenbrook North) and grew up around NU’s program. Father Bill Donlon, Sr., assisted under Bill Foster and Ricky Byrdsong...

  19. Preliminary autopsy results determined that drowning was the cause of death of a 19-year-old man who died early Thursday after being pulled by divers from a lake in Grayslake on Wednesday.

    Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper early Friday identified the man as Yhalayea Cornelius Kumahn of Aurora, Colo.

    ...
  20. Cyclists pedaling down Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park squeeze in between vehicles, including CTA buses stuck in traffic.

    The Active Transportation Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy organization, launched an online petition this week to urge city officials to consider adding a dedicated bike lane...

  21. The thunderstorms that swept across the city on a sultry July evening last year weren't unusual for a typical Chicago summer.

    But rain still quickly saturated the city's aging sewers, draining off streets, parking lots and rooftops into an underground labyrinth that also carries sewage from households...

  22. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner's latest attempt at let's make a deal careened off the rails Thursday, with each side blaming the other over a failed trade that would have cleared the way for more city pension reform and the sale of the Thompson Center.

    It's the latest episode in a series...

  23. Not even the fate of American student Otto Warmbier, who died this week after returning to the United States following his detainment in North Korea, will dissuade advocates of "engagement" with Pyongyang. They argue that, however repugnant the regime, diplomacy is the only way to stop North Korea's...

  24. Ryan Holtan-Murphy is a Green Bay Packers superfan.

    He was excited when the beautiful woman he met at his law school reunion told him her last name: "Packer." He was so excited, the pair said, he made her show two forms of ID.

    Nearly three years later, after a long courtship that saw Holtan-Murphy...

  25. Illinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year.

    In a news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health is offering tips on what to do to minimize their chances of being bitten by a rabid animal and...