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  1. Right now, the glass walls starting to encircle Apple's new flagship store alongside the Chicago River, by North Michigan Avenue, don't look like much. That's exactly the point.

    Eventually the scaffolding will be taken down, leaving floor-to-ceiling glass walls opening a view from the Pioneer Court...

  2. Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

    It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal...

  3. As the Bears continue pushing forward after last season’s 3-13 disaster, John Fox feels encouraged. Fox has been around the NFL long enough to know how rapidly things can change. He’s seen playoff teams come unraveled and struggling squads rebound overnight. And he’s convinced that his Bears can...

  4. No injuries were reported when a fire broke at a KinderCare center in South Elgin Wednesday morning, officials said.

    The center at 1250 W. Springfield St. was not open for business when the fire started around 5:45 a.m. and no one was inside, fire officials said.

    Crews from South Elgin Fire Department...

  5. Baylor moved Tuesday to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed in January filed by a former student who claimed to have been gang-raped by a pair of football players in 2013. In addition, her complaint alleged 52 "acts of rape" committed by the school's football players between 2011 and 2014.

    Those numbers...

  6. A $45 million health care fraud case against a young north suburban couple has fizzled in stunning fashion in the midst of trial after federal prosecutors admittedly failed to hand over key evidence to defense lawyers.

    Richard and Maribel Tinimbang and two alleged co-conspirators have been on trial...

  7. Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in "retention" bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm performing so poorly Illinois is working to replace it.

    A Tribune investigation has found the state approved paying bonuses as part of a complicated deal...

  8. Four DePaul University students were awaiting potential criminal charges Tuesday following an investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs.

    The men — three age 20 and the fourth 21 — were arrested in the afternoon near the Lincoln Park campus after some or all of them sold the drugs...

  9. The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU expansion is inevitable and shaking the foundations of a bloc that is facing challenges to its identity and its place in the world.

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  10. A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure, his lawyers argue in new court filings.

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  11. Today's Birthday (03/29/17). Love's easier to find this year. Partnership thrives. Study, investigate and learn new tricks. Group changes this August lead to a passion, romance and creativity phase. A growth year for family finances launches in October. Discipline benefits your career for two years,...
  12. The truck transporting the Cubs equipment and personal belongings to Wrigley Field arrived Tuesday in front of their complex.

    But it wasn't certain if every player on the 25-man roster had been allowed to place property on the truck.

    "There are still some items to be thought through," manager Joe...

  13. Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.

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    A group of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday are scheduled to unveil what they're calling the "Illinois comeback...

  14. Four people were wounded in separate shootings from Tuesday morning to Wednesday, Chicago police said. 

    In the Englewood neighborhood, a 43-year-old man at 1:50 a.m. was standing in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street when someone approached him and shot him in the buttocks, police said. His...

  15. Two officers and a 17-year-old boy were injured in a crash late Tuesday after the teen drove past a stop sign, according to Chicago police. 

    About 11:55 p.m., officers in a marked police car were heading west in the 5700 block of West Grand Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood when the teen,...

  16. Most Illinois politicians will tell you "high property taxes" is the most common complaint they hear from constituents. In many communities, rising property taxes far outpace annual increases in the cost of living. It's a system that is flagrantly predatory, often shoving fixed-income homeowners...

  17. Dear Amy: My wife and I are successful, hardworking physicians in our late 50s.

    For many years we have had stress in our marriage that often centers around my tendency to focus on perceived "wrongs," and what I believe is her tendency to say things with hurtful intent.

    After I saw a therapist,...

  18. Time Game & Network MLB EXHIBITION Noon Phillies at TigersMLBN 2 p.m. Padres at White SoxCSN, WLS-AM 890 3 p.m. Dodgers at MarinersMLBN NBA 6 p.m. Thunder at MagicNBA TV 8:30 p.m. Warriors at SpursESPN MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. CIT semifinal, teams TBDCBSSN 8 p.m. CBI Finals, Coastal Carolina...
  19. California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.

    The charges against David Daleiden...

  20. Ryan Pace, John Fox and other top Bears officials are at the NFL owners meetings after several active waves of free agency. As team decision-makers transition their focus to next month's draft, Pace and Fox chatted with reporters Tuesday about the roster and other issues ahead. Here are three things...

  21. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx says she is concerned that the Trump administration's words and actions on illegal immigration are creating a "chilling effect" in which immigrants who are victims of crimes are choosing not to testify because they fear being deported if they show up to court.

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  22. A Chicago woman was arrested after police said they found a loaded rifle wrapped in blankets in a stroller she was pushing and a handgun with extra ammunition tucked into a diaper bag in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Yarisma Martinez, 18, appeared for a bond hearing Tuesday at the Leighton...

  23. Lincoln-Way Central sophomore Ashley Platek really hit one on the nose Tuesday, ripping a line drive that smashed off of the center-field fence.

    Before she reached second base, however, Platek took one on the nose during a collision with a Providence infielder.

    Platek was safe with an RBI double,...

  24. New York's Charles Schumer, boss of the Democrat minority in the Senate, is clearly under great stress, allegedly having screamed at a woman in a New York restaurant.

    But, hey, stress happens, especially when you start a partisan thermonuclear political war to kill the confirmation of a respected...

  25. One of the co-designers of the Obama presidential library and museum revealed Tuesday how she reacted when she heard that she and her architectural partner husband had won the job.

    "All I did was scream at the top of my lungs," New York architect Billie Tsien said. She then called her mother, who...