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East Dundee fire leaves one man injured, according to officials

Firefighters are still investigating a Saturday-morning blaze that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage to an East Dundee home and sent a man to the hospital. Officials from the East Dundee Fire Protection District were dispatched about 10:44 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 0-100 block of Summit...

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Warriors' Patrick McCaw leaves on stretcher after hard fall following a foul by Vince Carter

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter during a 112-96 Golden State win Saturday night. McCaw was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation, the team said. There were no further...

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Bravo, Loyola: A story for the ages

The feisty and fundamentally solid Loyola Ramblers were never ranked. The disrespected Ramblers would’ve missed the NCAA tournament had they not won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The revelation that became the Ramblers nearly played for the national title. From largely unknown to nearly...

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An efficiency of movement: Villanova's offense takes over

In a world of basketball boxscores that range from exhilarations to eyesores, the half of the sheet that told that statistical story of Villanova on Saturday night looked like some sort of hoop daydream. Accompaniment with classical music would not have seemed extravagant. Maybe they should have...

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'My brother,' man sobbed after Far South Side shooting, among 4 in Chicago

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday while walking on a sidewalk on the Far South Side, Chicago police said. The man was shot in the abdomen and face around 1:15 a.m. by two male assailants who approached on foot and fled in a black sedan after the shooting in the 700 block of East...

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From wax packs to mobile apps: Baseball card collecting goes digital to reconnect with kids

Elite Sports Cards and Comics has been in the same simple Ravenswood storefront for 23 years. Owner John Merkel has seen baseball stars come and go: Sammy Sosa and Mark Grace, Mark Buehrle and Paul Konerko. And he’s watched as his competitors have closed up shop, one by one. “Oh my gosh. There...

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The tense months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination

Through the months preceding his assassination on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was haunted by a sense of impending death. He shared that premonition with his aide Andrew Young, who was with King when a fatal bullet struck, 50 years ago. “He talked about death all the time,” Young told...

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Masked man breaks into North Side salon, steals cash box

A masked man broke into a salon and spa early Sunday on the North Side and stole a cash box, Chicago police said. The thief used a crowbar to break the front window of the salon around 12:40 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Clybourn Avenue in the Lathrop Homes neighborhood, police said. The man...

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Pedestrian hit, killed by car in Aurora

A male pedestrian was hit by a car and killed late Saturday in Aurora, police said. The collision happened around 11:10 p.m. when a 19-year-old Aurora man was driving a Buick Regal west on Ogden Avenue and struck the pedestrian at Long Grove drive, Aurora police said. A 19-year-old woman was riding...

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Parental feeding styles can have consequences for kids. Which type is yours?

Yes, feeding children can be challenging. They can be picky eaters. They may start rejecting foods they once loved or feel too afraid to try new ones. They may refuse vegetables and insist that ketchup top everything. All these behaviors are normal, yet as parents, there are right ways and wrong...

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Husband controls the radio, wife wants a different tune

Dear Readers: This week I am running topical "Best Of" columns while I'm on book tour, meeting readers of my memoir, "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things," which is now out in paperback. I'll be back next week with more answers and advice directed toward a fresh batch of dilemmas. Today's topic is...

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Why I'm staying in Illinois

After the recent election, many Illinoisans were horrified by what seemed to be the auctioning off of the governor’s office. Gov. Bruce Rauner spent $57 million of his own money on his primary campaign. J.B. Pritzker threw down $69.5 million on his — more than President Donald Trump spent on his...

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Rims and tires stolen from at least 10 vehicles on Northwest Side

Thieves have stolen rims and tires from at least 10 vehicles in the past week on the Northwest Side, leaving the cars perched on cinder or paver blocks, Chicago police said. The thefts happened between Monday and Friday to vehicles that were parked on residential street overnight in the Jefferson...

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