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  1. President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that he planned to release the tens of thousands of never-before-seen documents left in the files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination held by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    "Subject to the receipt of further information,...

  2. A former bank hiring manager who robbed five North Side banks and was dubbed the “North Center Bandit” was sentenced Friday to almost 3-1/2 years in prison, authorities said.

    Gregor Zuercher, 39, of Chicago, who uses the first name Greg, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Court...

  3. Jemele Hill will return from her ESPN suspension on Monday, a little more than two weeks after the network sanctioned her for suggesting that NFL fans could boycott advertisers and vendors associated with the Dallas Cowboys, whose owner Jerry Jones has ordered players to stand for the national...

  4. The Cubs have fired longtime pitching coach Chris Bosio, an apparent casualty of the 2017 bullpen disaster, according to a report.

    Bosio was the first pitching coach hired by Cubs president Theo Epstein in 2011, and served under managers Dale Sveum, Rick Renteria and Joe Maddon.

    The firing was...

  5. Pau Gasol started games alongside both Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis during his time with the Bulls.

    The Spurs big man watched the two power forwards compete in practice for minutes at the same position.

    But even Gasol was surprised that their competitiveness crossed a line on Tuesday when Portis...

  6. The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration's effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.

    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services wrote in a newsletter Friday that...

  7. Two men were wounded late Saturday morning in a double shooting on the West Side in the Lawndale neighborhood, Chicago police said.

    The attack happened shortly after 11:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue.

    An 18-year-old was shot in his shoulder, and the second victim, 22, suffered...

  8. A woman found fatally shot Thursday afternoon at a Gary home has been identified, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.

    Mariah Jones, 26, lived at the residence in the 200 block of Taft Place where she was discovered, a coroner's office news release said.

    Her body was discovered at 4:08 p.m. Thursday...

  9. A series of five-day hearings scheduled for next week will determine whether groundwater near coal-powered plants in Waukegan and other Illinois communities has been contaminated and whether those plants' coal ash storage sites are the cause, a spokesman for an environmental group said.

    The Illinois...

  10. Lake County sheriffs are investigating the death of a Zion man who was found early Saturday morning fatally wounded in a home in unincorporated Grayslake.

    According to a news release, shortly after 1:30 a.m., sheriffs were alerted to a home in the 33300 block of Lone Rock Road for a report of shots...

  11. The brawl inside the late-night food spot in Greektown was escalating.

    Women hurled chairs, traded slaps and slammed each other to the ground. Men wrestled on the floor, threw punches and tried to choke their opponents.

    Then someone inside the Taco Burrito King pulled out a gun.

    “We saw them fighting...

  12. When a team with as much young talent as the Cubs have goes down hard in the postseason, it's easy to promote the idea they will be back next year.

    Even if the Cubs decide to part ways with free agents Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis and, please, John Lackey, they will bring back their starting catcher,...

  13. That's a long time to wait to put Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson side by side on the field for the sake of comparison. That hasn't stopped armchair general managers from sizing up the rookie quarterbacks already.

    Watson, drafted No. 12 overall, has shined in five starts for the Texans, who enter...

  14. The Cubs' fast elimination from the National League Championship Series showed there's work to be done. Here are five questions entering the offseason:

    1. Where does the starting pitching come from?

    Not from the minor leagues before 2019. The Cubs won't rush their top prospects, although 22-year-old...

  15. It may have been a critical and commercial hit, but actor Mark Wahlberg says he's prayed to God for forgiveness for his role in the 1997 movie "Boogie Nights."

    Standing next to Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday night in Chicago, Wahlberg, a committed Catholic, told Chicago Inc., "I just always hope...

  16. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

    Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails...

  17. At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years.

    ...
  18. Three people were shot at a Taco Burrito King restaurant in Greektown early Saturday after a large group of people got into a physical fight, according to police and witnesses.

    Chicago police officers responded to the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard just after 4:20 a.m., police said. The offender...

  19. Stymied by a Democrat-controlled General Assembly and still in a contract dispute with the largest state employee union, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking to Washington for help advancing his agenda to weaken the influence of organized labor in Illinois.

    He’s lobbying Congress to give states...

  20. The seventh-graders from St. Paul of the Cross School in Park Ridge file into the theater, packing every inch of it.

    As the house lights go down, a hush falls over the room, and the students watch a haunting, seven-minute documentary about Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall, who lives in the...

  21. The bids are in for Amazon's planned second headquarters. Now, the waiting begins. Here is a look at some sites Chicago has to offer.
  22. 2530 N. Marshfield Ave. Chicago: $1,549,000

    Listed on Oct. 13, 2017

    A formal dining area meets you through the grand entry way, which features a butler’s pantry and wet bar. Custom chef's kitchen includes Wolf appliances and sub-zero refrigerator. Master suite features walk-in closet and heated...

  23. Vic Fangio would be the last person to declare the Bears defense fully restored. Heck, they could hoist the Lombardi Trophy, and his mind would throb at whatever imperfections they overcame to do so.

    The 59-year-old coordinator is content leaving the big-picture assessments to pundits who don't...

  24. With an entrance worthy of a rock star, Evan Jager's return to Jacobs High School brought the crowd to its feet Friday.

    One of the school's most recognizable alumnus returned to his former high school, where the 28-year-old's name still resonates, hanging from multiple state title banners inside...

  25. The Notre Dame secondary has had plenty of positive moments this season, but the unit appears to be peaking at the right time as the Dons head into the state playoffs.

    Highlighted by nine pass breakups, the Dons held St. Viator's passing attack in check during a 21-7 win Friday night in Niles.

    ...