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3 killed in 2 car crashes in Bartlett, officials say

Three people were killed and six others were hospitalized following two unrelated car crashes Sunday in Bartlett, according to authorities. About 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Barlett police were dispatched to Lake Street near the Route 59 overpass for a one-vehicle rollover crash that killed two people,...

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Canada town's arena focus of mourning after crash kills 15

The people of this small town grieved at their hockey arena Sunday, laying flowers and jerseys in a makeshift memorial at the entrance and later gathering inside to mourn the deaths of 15 people when a semi-trailer slammed into the bus carrying the local youth hockey team. The 14 others on the...

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Cubs' Ben Zobrist finding extra work has him fit for success

It’s not often that Gold Glove right fielder Jason Heyward gets waved off on a fly ball. Even stranger is when it involves a 36-year-old infielder. But Ben Zobrist is playing with a renewed sense of vigor. “I feel, particularly in the last week, my legs are starting to get underneath me,” said...

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Man stabbed to death on West Side, suspect released without charges

A man died after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute with another man over the weekend in a Lawndale home, authorities said Sunday. Laverne Smith, 62, of the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:55 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering a stab wound to the...

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Trump once fought measure requiring sprinklers in buildings

The 50th-floor apartment in Trump Tower where a man was killed in a raging fire did not have sprinklers — a requirement Donald Trump once fought as a powerful real estate developer. Todd Brassner, 67, died at a hospital on Saturday after a fire ripped through his apartment in the high-rise, which...

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North Korea confirms to White House that it is willing to talk about denuclearization, administration officials say

North Korea has confirmed directly to the Trump administration that it is willing to negotiate with the United States about potential denuclearization, administration officials said Sunday, a signal that the two sides have opened communications ahead of a potential summit between President Donald...

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Dispute with friend of child's mother ended in West Side stabbing, prosecutors say

A 28-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a friend of his child’s mother outside his West Town home. Marvin Higgs is charged with stabbing a 32-year-old man about 10 times Friday. He was ordered held without bail Sunday during a court appearance...

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Patrick Reed, fueled by doubters, wins the Masters by a stroke over Rickie Fowler

Patrick Reed looks like a guy who spends his Sunday afternoons at the grill, arguing that charcoal makes the meat taste better. His look is awkward — ill-fitting pants, an upside-down pin on his hat, a magenta shirt that will never catch on. His customary look is a scowl, and fellow Texan Jordan...

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Arlington Heights’ Doug Ghim ends Masters in ‘incredible’ fashion

It wasn’t enough for Doug Ghim to make two eagles Thursday, knocking one in from 188 yards on the 18th hole. Or to finish as the Masters’ low amateur, earning a Sunday evening trip to Butler Cabin for the green jacket ceremony. Good things come in threes, and Ghim made a 3 on his final swing by...

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Cubs brace for frigid conditions at Wrigley Field

Kris Bryant recalled when former Cubs teammate Jorge Soler would spread Vaseline over his body to combat the frigid conditions that are expected to resurface for Monday’s home opener. “I don’t know if anyone does it here,” Bryant said. “But if anyone has any tips from any Chicagoans out there,...

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Anthony Rizzo doubtful for Cubs' home opener

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said his lower back feels better, but manager Joe Maddon indicated it was unlikely Rizzo would start in Monday’s home opener against the Pirates. “If I had to bet, I’d bet he’s not starting,” Maddon said after Sunday’s 3-0 win over the Brewers. “Don’t be surprised...

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Bye bye, Lindsay Lohan. In Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls' on Broadway, the arty geeks take center stage.

“Sometimes I feel like an iPhone without a case,” muses one of the teens in the new Broadway musical “Mean Girls,” written by Tina Fey and set among the cliques and geeks of what now is a carefully veiled stand-in for New Trier High School in Winnetka. “I know I’m worth a lot and I have good functions,...

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Cubs take 3 of 4 from Brewers, excited for long-awaited home opener

Before the Cubs looked ahead to their long-awaited return to Wrigley Field, Willson Contreras completed some unfinished business Sunday at the expense of the rival Brewers. In the eighth inning of the Cubs’ sound 3-0 victory, Contreras smacked a triple that caromed far off the center-field wall....

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Trump tweets condemnation of Syria chemical attack, says Putin shares the blame

The likelihood of a military strike against Syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack increased Sunday as President Donald Trump said there would be a "big price to pay" and officials in France vowed the country would "do its duty" in responding. France called for an emergency meeting of...

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Reynaldo Lopez a bright spot as White Sox get swept by Tigers

If you’re looking for small victories in the early stages of Year 2 of the White Sox rebuild, Reynaldo Lopez is your man. Lopez turned in the best outing by a White Sox starter this season Sunday, allowing one unearned first-inning run and only two hits in a seven-inning stint against the Tigers....

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Grandmother to shooter who killed her teen grandson: 'Turn yourself in'

Virvey Wilson woke up Sunday morning and thought it was strangely quiet in her West Side home. She typically woke up to her 16-year-old grandson, who she’s raised since his mother died, making noise in the kitchen as he put together a bowl of cereal. She got up and checked his bedroom. “He’s gone,”...

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Memorable first day for new White Sox reliever Bruce Rondon

On Sunday morning, new White Sox reliever Bruce Rondon accidentally went to the wrong clubhouse, where former teammate Miguel Cabrera pointed out he was no longer a Tiger. “Hey, ‘Loco,’ what are you doing here?” Cabrera said, using his preferred nickname for Rondon. Rondon sheepishly left and found...

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U. of C. seeks to dismiss lawsuit over $100M gift, files counterclaim against benefactor

The court dispute between the University of Chicago and one of its largest donors is escalating as the university fired back against a lawsuit aiming to negate a $100 million donation to the South Side school. In a series of court filings late last week, the university is seeking to dismiss the...

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Bradley student from Chicago slain in double homicide

Two people, including a graduate of King College Prep in Chicago, were shot to death and a third was injured early Sunday near the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, according to police and the school. Nasjay Murry, 18, of Chicago, a freshman at Bradley, was shot and killed in the 1800 block...

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Kimmel apologizes for Melania Trump joke amid feud with Sean Hannity

Late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for a "silly" joke about first lady Melania Trump's accent and moved to deescalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Kimmel said in a Twitter post made Sunday that his exchanges with Hannity were fun but he didn't want to add to the "vitriol" of...

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Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura is experienced and confident on his developmental path

As tears ran down Dylan Sikura’s face that day in January 2015, he had a choice. His frustration as a struggling freshman at Northeastern University in Boston was devolving into despair. His ice time had diminished. Suddenly, his career arc, a promising trajectory forged by deft offensive instincts,...

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Alleged chemical attack strikes rebel-held Douma in Syria, killing at least 40

Suspected poison gas was used to attack the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 40 people, including families found in their homes and shelters, opposition activists and local rescuers said Sunday. The attack on the besieged town...

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'Chicago Fire' to address death of DuShon Monique Brown next season

A little more than two weeks after the death of “Chicago Fire” cast member DuShon Monique Brown, showrunner Derek Haas has responded to questions about when the long-running NBC drama will address her absence. Each week on Twitter, Haas fields viewer inquiries about the show. On Sunday, he briefly...

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6 detained amid 'vague indications' of attack at Berlin half-marathon

Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin's half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. A police spokesman later said that no athletes or spectators had been in danger. "There were isolated indications that those...

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50 years of Cubs home openers for Naperville resident Don Nelson

Naperville resident Don Nelson has tickets to attend his 50th consecutive Cubs home opener Monday, and while he’s seen teams that vary in talent and more than a few field renovations, one thing never changes — the cold that fills the air as fans pack the “Friendly Confines” for the first time each...

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