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'I was absorbed in pornography for hours and hours’: How porn is affecting kids

If liquor companies had vending machines outside their buildings and to buy some, you had to press a button that asked: Are you 21? Yes or no? Would you, as a parent, stand for it? Anti-pornography advocates say the answer would be no — and the same should apply to online porn sites. Eleven is...

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are playing nine holes of golf Tuesday. Together.

The resurgence of Tiger Woods's golf game has people reminiscing about the good ol' days of the Masters, but there was one unusual sight Tuesday morning at Augusta National Golf Club. Woods. And Phil Mickelson. Together. Playing nine holes, along with Thomas Pieters and Fred Couples. In the halcyon...

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Police: Sleeping girl shot while mom handles gun at suburban Chicago party

  The accidental shooting happened in Lansing, Illinois. Police responded early Monday and say the girl was treated at a hospital in nearby Munster, Indiana, before being transferred to a Chicago hospital. WGN-TV reports the girl was in serious but stable condition following surgery. Police say...

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Deerfield bans assault weapons and high-capacity magazines

Owners of assault weapons living in Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from village limits after a ban was approved Monday night. The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the...

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Niles approves study for potential Metra station on Milwaukee District North line

Niles trustees approved the next step in the effort to bring a new Metra station to the village: a feasibility study, to determine how, exactly, creating such a station would work. Trustees approved at their March 27 meeting contracting with AECOM Technical Services to conduct the study, which...

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Trial opens for North Shore financial adviser accused of defrauding investors, including ex-Chicago Bear

A North Shore financial adviser went on trial Monday on charges that he misled investors about funds that he managed. Robert Acri, 61, of Winnetka, was charged in 2015 with securities fraud, mail fraud and forgery, after the Illinois Attorney General’s office said he defrauded about 30 investors...

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The story behind White Sox coach Daryl Boston’s whistle and Josh Donaldson’s reaction

Daryl Boston tried to learn how to whistle on his own. He even turned to YouTube to watch instructional videos. But the White Sox first-base coach couldn’t get the sound he needed to grab his outfielders’ attention during games. “I bought a Fox 40, and it’s been with me ever since,” Boston said....

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Trade war fears and tech jitters stalk global stock markets

Global stock markets fell for a second day Tuesday as investors continued to fret over a looming trade war between the U.S. and China and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies. Stocks have been trending lower for weeks largely because of a series of tariffs announced by U.S. President...

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New Lenox mayor offers loan to reopen fire station closed due to budget cuts

The New Lenox Fire Protection District is negotiating a deal with the village to reopen the fire station that closed Friday because of budget cuts following a failed referendum for a tax rate hike, officials said. New Lenox Fire Chief Adam Riegel and Mayor Tim Baldermann confirmed that the village...

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Firefighter injured after wall collapses at extra-alarm fire

A Chicago firefighter was injured by falling bricks at a fire early Tuesday morning in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Firefighters were called to the building, in the 7000 block of South May Street, before 7 a.m. The building, an unoccupied two-flat, had heavy fire, according to Chicago Fire...

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Designer of Kansas water slide that killed boy arrested at Dallas airport

Federal authorities in Dallas have arrested one of the designers of a Kansas water park slide that decapitated a 10-year-old boy. Trent Touchstone, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Dallas, said Tuesday that 72-year-old John Timothy Schooley was met by agents at Dallas-Fort Worth International...

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Sky News could be sold to Disney under new plan

Sky News could be sold to Walt Disney or completely ring-fenced in concessions put forward Tuesday by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox as it seeks to bolster its chances of taking full control of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky. The proposals are aimed at easing some of the regulatory concerns...

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Early scouting report on new Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood: Buckle up

Scouting report on Tyler Chatwood: Please return your tray table to its locked and upright position. The Cubs’ free-agent starting pitcher debuted Monday by flying directly and immediately into turbulence, and then, whoosh, out of it. He walked hitters, then retired hitters. He threatened to further...

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The nation's biggest conservative broadcaster is putting words in its anchors' mouths. Critics blame the FCC.

A viral YouTube video of dozens of local TV anchors reading the same scripted message to viewers has inflamed a debate about media bias in the era of President Donald Trump. And critics say the Federal Communications Commission is responsible for enabling and emboldening the right-leaning company...

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Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward hopes spring changes pay off at the plate

Jason Heyward has worked with six head batting coaches in his nine-year career, so he has a thorough perspective on the inner workings of instructors. “But at the end of the day it’s on us,” Heyward said. “It’s not on the hitting coach. They can talk to us until they’re blue in the face. But if...

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Oklahoma teachers walk out for 2nd day in red-state revolt

Many schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation last week granting 15 to 18 percent higher salaries...

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The Bears are back! At Halas Hall anyway. So now what?

School’s back in session, kids! Bears players will officially be allowed to return to Halas Hall on Tuesday as Phase 1 of the team’s offseason program begins with strength and conditioning work. Here’s your snapshot of some of the key dates on the spring syllabus: April 17-19: Voluntary veteran...

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Morning Spin: Illinois lawmakers to discuss sports betting today

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. Topspin State senators on Tuesday are scheduled to talk about whether Illinois should allow sports gambling if the federal law...

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Before they transition, some transgender youth preserve fertility by banking sperm or eggs

The summer after high school, Kacey Cabanban came out as transgender and was about to begin the transition to live as a man. But first the teen who grew up in north suburban Wauconda faced one more weighty choice: whether to preserve his fertility — having his eggs harvested and frozen — prior...

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Mom says she is surrounded by disrespect

Dear Amy: My 18-year-old son (who is in high school) has had a girlfriend for the past year. She has placed a huge wedge between us. When they first started dating, she would come to my house and barely acknowledge my presence and either hang all over him or retreat to his bedroom with him. When...

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