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Elgin ministers reflect on MLK assassination that shook 'the consciousness of our nation'

The Rev. Nathaniel L. Edmond of Elgin's Second Baptist Church recalls April 1968 as a time when, as a Birmingham, Ala., high school student, he watched as his mother was rejected time and again as she tried to register to vote. "My mother went to the courthouse seven times, on seven Mondays, before...

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Person wounded by University of Chicago police among 3 hurt in overnight shootings

A person who was shot by University of Chicago police was among three people wounded in overnight shootings on the South Side, Chicago police said. The first shooting Tuesday night happened about 8:50 p.m. in the 400 block of East 75th Street in the Chatham neighborhood. A 24-year-old man reported...

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Amazon HQ2 competition could be 'monument to high-tech arrogance and tax-break favoritism,' group warns

Amazon’s search for a location for its second headquarters has been unusually public, but the secrecy surrounding the incentives state and local governments are offering to lure the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could set a troubling precedent for taxpayers, a group that tracks corporate subsidies...

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MLK planted seeds for change at North Central College during Naperville visit, former student recalls

Jerry de St. Paer was a freshman at North Central College when he was asked to drive a VIP to his hotel after the VIP spoke on the college campus. At the time, the young man never realized that trip from Naperville to Aurora would lay the groundwork for how he would later view civil rights in America....

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LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 4/4/18

Today's Birthday (04/04/18). Strategize for shared financial growth this year. Dream, and take notes. Focus on career and launch actions this summer for rising influence and status. Home remodeling projects this summer prepare for growing love. Community obstacles lead to professional opportunities...

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Chicago's drag kings are out to destroy 'toxic masculinity,' one sequin and pelvic thrust at a time

Switch on the TV. There’s RuPaul critiquing Trixie Mattel’s runway look on VH1’s “Drag Race.” Get on YouTube. There’s a whole community of queerdos from around the world giving lessons on how to “beat” your face, contoured cheekbones, exaggerated lip liner and all. Hit up your movie-streaming service...

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Orland Park trustees reconsider full-time mayor position

A year after Keith Pekau became Orland Park's first full-time mayor, with expanded duties and a beefed-up salary, some village trustees are openly questioning whether he's worth the money. An ordinance that could revert the position to part-time status and scale back how much the job pays is expected...

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Jared Leto's 'Mars Across America' stops at Willis Tower Skydeck

“This is the quietest room I’ve ever walked into in my life,” actor and musician Jared Leto joked as he greeted an intimate audience Tuesday night at the Willis Tower Skydeck as part of a cross-country road trip rollout for “America,” the new album from his band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Leto, who...

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Maple & Ash group announces etta, slated to open in Bucktown this summer

The long-awaited follow-up restaurant to Maple & Ash (8 W. Maple St.) is getting close to opening. And has a name. etta, short for Henrietta (the name, in French, means “keeper of the hearth”), is aiming for a mid-June opening at 1840 W. North Ave., where The Southern restaurant once stood. The...

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Winning games isn't bad for the Bulls, but winning without Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn is

The Bulls won another game, and so, people are fretting over the team’s lottery chances, even though the energy to fret should be spent elsewhere. Their victory Tuesday over the Hornets lessened the Bulls’ chances of getting one of the top three picks. That a fact. You can’t fight math. I’ve tried....

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'A constant struggle': Lake County leaders see progress since Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, but a long way to go

The news that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had died left a gloomy, eerie feeling in the room. Angelo Kyle, then 10, was watching TV on April 4, 1968 — 50 years ago Wednesday — when the news interrupted with the announcement King had been shot. Kyle, who grew up to be a Lake County Board member and...

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Cubs' Yu Darvish plans to unleash full pitching arsenal in next start

Yu Darvish took a somewhat unique approach Tuesday in preparation for his Saturday start against the Brewers. Darvish, who threw only 59 of 102 pitches for strikes in his first start, devoted much of his bullpen workout to incorporating all his pitches and not just sharpening his fastball. “I’ve...

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Stanley Cup saying goodbye to names like Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe

So long, Gordon Howe. Bye-bye, Robert Hull. Au revoir, M. Richard. Those Hockey Hall of Famers and the rest of the players who won an NHL championship from 1954-65 are being stripped off the Stanley Cup this spring to create room for a new layer of names without making the trophy too big to be...

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Trading Rob Gronkowski would be unthinkable. Except perhaps to Bill Belichick.

It has been two months since Rob Gronkowski followed the New England Patriots' Super Bowl defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles by saying he would contemplate his football future this offseason, seemingly leaving open the possibility of retiring. Now, with free agency basically finished league-wide...

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Discounted (and limited) Chicago Gourmet tickets go on sale April 12

The 11th annual Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet won’t take place for more than five months (Sept. 29 and 30), but the time to buy tickets is now. Well, soon. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 12. While supplies last (and they always, always sell out) one-day admission...

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Authorities probe whether woman who opened fire at YouTube had grudge against video platform

A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., shooting three people with a handgun before taking her own life and causing widespread panic in the technology hub south of San Francisco. San Bruno police identified the shooter as Nasim Aghdam, 39, a San Diego resident. Investigators...

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China raises tariffs on $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans, aircraft, beef, whisky and autos

China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating technology dispute with Washington that companies worry could set back the global economic recovery. The country's tax agency gave no date for the 25 percent increase...

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4 presumed dead in California Marine helicopter crash

A Marine helicopter crashed during a Southern California training mission and all four crew members were believed killed, the military said. The CH-53E Super Stallion went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The helicopter was with the 3rd...

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Will a settlement short-circuit search for truth in 37-year-old murder case?

An ominous lull has settled over the search for the truth about what arguably was this area’s most consequential murder case. It’s been nearly six months since the last pretrial deposition in the case of Alstory Simon v. Northwestern University et. al., a $40 million lawsuit that has the potential...

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Memories of the 1968 King riots, a story Chicago would rather forget

When America thinks of Chicago and 1968, it is usually about the Democratic National Convention, the yippies and the cops battling it out in the parks and Mayor Richard J. Daley shaking his angry face on national television. But if you’re from Chicago, and if you were here then, you’d think of...

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Aqua Tower penthouse: $3.8M

225 N. Columbus Dr. Unit 8108 in Chicago: $3,750,000 Listed on March 12, 2018 Penthouse with fourteen-foot ceilings, dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and a south-facing balcony. The kitchen includes a thirteen-foot island with a Calacatta Gold Marble countertop, top-quality appliances and custom...

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Illinois courts clash: Does limiting juvenile offenders' social media use step on free speech?

When it came time to sentence the teen convicted in a South Side armed robbery, a Cook County juvenile court judge imposed what has become a common restriction in the digital age. The 17-year-old, whom the Tribune is not naming because he was charged as a juvenile, was given three years of probation...

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Morning Spin: Joining census lawsuit is Emanuel's latest legal move against Trump administration

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 Chicago and Illinois have gotten in on the lawsuit against the federal government over a citizenship question on the 2020...

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Ketamine, notorious club drug, shows promise as a treatment for depression, studies indicate

Sabrina Misra suffered from depression for most of her life, but last summer, it became almost too heavy to bear. Despite years of therapy and a trove of medications, Misra, 36, had become so despondent that she started planning her suicide. But before she acted, her psychiatrist introduced her...

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Pregnant worker stands her ground while seated

Dear Amy: I'm a woman who works in an informal office environment. Today I was in a crowded meeting with more co-workers than chairs. I got to the meeting a bit late. Not wanting to stand the entire time for this long meeting, I quickly, and happily, sat on the floor. As I am currently four months...

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