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  1. Pitchfork got off to a late start Sunday. Promoters blamed the threat of a storm on the delay opening the gates, but most suspected this weather system was named Hurricane Lauryn. Headliner Lauryn Hill was soundchecking as early arrivals lined up outside Union Park for the third and final day of...

  2. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent $120,000 in campaign money on legal fees in response to a pair of lawsuits that alleged he violated the state’s open records act by refusing to release communications about city business he conducted through personal email accounts and text messages.

    In his recently...

  3. Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page on Sunday denied he was an intelligence agent for Russia, after the release of usually secret documents showed federal investigators believed he was engaged in "clandestine intelligence activities" on behalf of Russia.

    Page's denial, on CNN's "State of...

  4. A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother's home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday.

    Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot his grandmother...

  5. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate.

    "There will be many changes,"...

  6. When EA Sports released its Madden NFL 19 player ratings this month, Bears rookie wide receiver Anthony Miller reacted to his initiation into the legendary video game with the same I’ll-show-you confidence he brings to everything.

    In an overall rating that attempts to put a number to attributes,...

  7. The Bears defense is embracing a think-big mentality as it enters the 2018 season with continuity on its side. On Sunday, after a rainy practice at Olivet Nazarene University, second-year safety Eddie Jackson vocalized one of the unit’s grandest goals.

    “The chemistry we have with each other from...

  8. Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction.

    Aldrin said he didn't attend Saturday's...

  9. The state worker behind the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that eliminated “fair share” fees paid by nonmembers of public employee unions is joining the group that oversaw his legal battle.

    Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and...

  10. Kyle Schwarber hit a tie-breaking home run in the sixth inning, and left-hander Jose Quintana threw seven innings of two-run ball in a 121-pitch outing Sunday as the Cubs pulled away to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

    Schwarber’s homer off Mike Mayers enabled the Cubs to rally...

  11. Sean Spicer, 46, served for six months as President Donald Trump's first press secretary. His book, "The Briefing," has just been released. Spicer lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

    Q: I read this book as something of a lengthy job application. You want to work for President...

  12. The 17 people killed when a tourist boat capsized in a Missouri lake included nine members of one family, a couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and a grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughter's life. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday afternoon for those...

  13. The Bulls signed guard Rawle Alkins to a two-way contract on Sunday afternoon, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

    Alkins went undrafted in June after playing two years at Arizona. In his first season at Arizona, Alkins averaged 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. During the 2017-18 season, the...

  14. The boater who went missing while competing in the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac fell off the boat when it was hit by a wave, a Chicago Yacht Club official said.

    Search crews on Sunday spent a second day on Lake Michigan looking for Jon Santarelli, 53, of Lincoln Park. On Saturday, he was...

  15. An employee of Northwest Indiana's largest fireworks display company died of apparent natural causes during a Saturday night show at Festival of the Lakes in Hammond.

    Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. said Sunday that the evening's concert with rapper Nas had just ended, and the fireworks show put...

  16. Sunday was the day Matt Nagy had longed for since the new Bears coach began working with his players April 3: the first practice in pads.

    There wasn’t as much thumping as I had hoped, given Nagy’s vow to hold a physical camp, but it was only Day 1. There’s still plenty of time for an Oklahoma drill...

  17. In the early stages of his first NFL training camp, receiver Javon Wims is dialed in on the edicts of Bears head coach Matt Nagy and receivers coach Mike Furrey, reminding himself to focus in on the details.

    For Wims, a seventh-round pick out of Georgia, that has meant a heightened focus on his...

  18. A suicide bomber carried out an attack near Kabul's airport in Afghanistan on Sunday killing 14 people, and narrowly missing the country's vice president who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said.

    Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry,...

  19. Yu Darvish may throw off a mound soon, but the Cubs aren’t banking completely on his reliability as President Theo Epstein and his staff scour the trade market.

    “You can’t be overly reliant on somebody who hasn’t been able to be healthy and perform this year,” Epstein said Sunday morning. “At the...

  20. Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn't as old as that made him sound.

    Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings announced his death in a statement that did not provide a cause.

    He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since...

  21. After watching Drew Smyly throw a simulated game Sunday morning, President Theo Epstein acknowledged the Cubs left-hander could be “really close” to starting a minor-league rehab assignment.

    Smyly is scheduled to throw one more simulated game Thursday, with the anticipation that Smyly will be stretched...

  22. By wide margins, Americans give President Donald Trump negative marks for his conduct during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week and for his casting doubt on U.S. intelligence conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a new Washington Post-ABC News...

  23. After years of ambitious plans for the property that were shot down or never got off the ground, the Evanston City Council stands ready to vote on a proposal to demolish a 91-year-old landmark lakefront mansion.

    The council is scheduled to vote Monday night on whether to negotiate with an open-space...

  24. Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer.

    She was 65. D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall in Pennsylvania confirmed her death Sunday.

    Portland coached the Lady Lions' first All-Americans, achieved...

  25. The Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Markham, a state police spokeswoman said.

    The circumstances of the shooting and the condition of the victim were not immediately available.

    Markham police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident,...