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Cook County Board of Ethics appoints new chair after previous two ousted amid earlier shakeups

The board in charge of enforcing Cook County’s ethics ordinance on Thursday ushered in a new chair, the third to hold the position this year after a series of recent member shakeups. Thomas Szromba, …
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US attorney John Lausch issues guidance for House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan

U.S. Attorney John Lausch said in a letter Thursday that his office doesn’t have an issue with an Illinois House committee seeking testimony and documents from witnesses in its inquiry of Speaker Mic…
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Daniel Biss, former state senator and gubernatorial candidate, announces run for Evanston mayor

Daniel Biss, a former state senator and candidate for governor, is mounting a run for Evanston mayor.
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Waukegan man sentenced to 60 years for killing woman who was ramming SUV into his car

Farid Rakin, 52, was found guilty earlier this year in the June 5, 2017, shooting death of 24-year-old Ciera Davis of Waukegan.
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Southport Lanes has been a speak-easy, brothel, gambling den and bowling alley. One thing the Lakeview institution is not: A COVID-19 survivor.

Southport Lanes in Lakeview has lasted nearly a century, but the Chicago institution, which opened not long after another pandemic, couldn’t survive COVID-19. It will close for good Sept. 27.
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Child protection supervisor pleads not guilty to child endangerment in death of 5-year-old AJ Freund

Lawyers said it’s extremely rare for prosecutors to bring charges against child protection workers.
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Campaign trail tracker: Where Trump, Biden and their running mates have traveled in presidential race’s final weeks

In the final sprint ahead of the Nov. 3 election, both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have ramped up their campaign travel despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Starting …
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Chicago’s history of systemic racism blamed for nearly 9-year life expectancy gap between Black and white residents, according to new report

In a report released Thursday, Chicago health officials starkly stated the cause of a growing life expectancy gap between Black and white residents: decades of segregation and systemic racism.
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Man shot in leg during road rage dispute in Lake Forest, police say

A man was shot in the leg Wednesday night in Lake Forest in what police are calling an apparent case of road rage.
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Health care workers remember colleague

Fellow health care workers remember ICU nurse Neuman Kiamco at a candlelight vigil Sept. 12, 2020, outside MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Kiamco, 48, died Aug. 30 after a two-month battle with COVID-19.
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How Nick Kokonas pivoted hard at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, launching Tock to Go and other innovations

Kokonas has never been shy about change, but how did he lead the Alinea Group and Tock through a year with so many disruptions?
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‘Serious injury’ crash involving motorcycle shuts outbound Kennedy Expressway at Addison

A crash involving a motorcycle resulted in serious injuries Thursday morning and shut down the outbound Kennedy Expressway south of the Irving Park neighborhood, according to state police.
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Man shot, another stabbed in separate attacks in downtown Chicago overnight

One man was stabbed and another was shot in separate attacks in downtown Chicago Wednesday night and early Thursday, according to police.
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Man killed in Albany Park, seventh person shot within blocks of one another in last three days

A man fatally shot Wednesday evening in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood was at least the seventh person wounded or killed by gunfire in the Northwest Side community in the last three days.
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