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  1. A hatbox dropped off at a Goodwill in suburban Huntley contained more than the thrift store — or apparently the donor — had bargained for: $2,300 in cash.

    The unexpected discovery was contained within a collection of items donated on Nov. 11 by family whose relative was moving into a nursing home....

  2. President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

    Trump called the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "horrible crime"...

  3. Shootings at hospitals are far from rare.

    Still, the shooting on Monday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago that claimed the lives of four people, including the shooter, is among the worst in the U.S. in more than two decades. On June 20, 1994, former airman Dean A. Mellberg fired on a military hospital...

  4. After nearly a decade in business, the swell gallery has closed its downtown West Dundee location to accommodate the space needed for a pizza restaurant scheduled to open in February.

    Gallery owners Kim Tibbetts and Nikki Hollander announced the closure of the 123½ W. Main St. business on their...

  5. The man who fatally shot a Chicago police officer, a doctor and a pharmacy resident at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center had threatened to shoot up the Chicago Fire Department Academy nearly five years ago after he was fired for “improper conduct” toward women there, according to sources.

    Juan Lopez,...

  6. When temps drop low, cuddling up with your Netflix account sounds extremely tempting. This December, you’ll be able to stream Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” for some superhero action, or classic ’90s comedy “The Big Lebowski” for big laughs. If you’re in a sentimental mood, try “The Theory of...

  7. The only thing more fun than drinking Goose Island’s Bourbon County beers?

    Ranking them.

    In what has become an annual sport, media members granted early tastes of Goose Island’s renowned family of Bourbon County beers inevitably grade them from best to worst, favorite to least favorite, most bodacious...

  8. Before the deadly shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center is forgotten, before it fades into the list of routine, senseless outbursts of gun violence in America, remember this: Less than two weeks ago, the National Rifle Association told doctors who support tougher regulations on gun sales...

  9. A Chicago police officer was injured after being shot in the vest in a confrontation following a traffic stop in the Gresham neighborhood that also left the officer’s attacker shot, according to the Police Department.

    The shooting happened about 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of South Marshfield...

  10. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is “day to day” with a right shoulder injury he suffered at the end of Sunday night’s game against the Vikings, Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday at Halas Hall.

    Nagy said he is “cautiously optimistic” Trubisky will be ready to play against the Lions in Detroit...

  11. The average homeowner in Naperville District 203 could see their school taxes drop by more than $100 if the school board abates its debt payment as the administration recommends.

    Superintendent Dan Bridges on Monday unveiled the plan to ask for $247.3 million to educate students and maintain the...

  12. A gunman opened fire Monday afternoon outside a Near South Side hospital, then went inside and continued firing, according to witnesses and police. Among those slain was the second Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty this year. Here are five things to know about the attack:

    Where...

  13. Hinsdale High School District 86 is still not certain if there will be harsh program cuts or another referendum in April in the wake of the Nov. 6 defeat of its $166.4 million referendum.

    Board President Bill Carpenter and superintendent Bruce Law met with Burr Ridge Village Board member Zachary...

  14. Police say a 13-year-old girl was killed when shots were fired into her home in Milwaukee, but it is unclear if her home was targeted. One man has been arrested.

    Authorities say Sandra Parks was sitting inside the home with family members around 8 p.m. Monday when the shooting happened. No other...

  15. After Monday night’s barn burner, the league’s fresh out of fantasy points for the rest of the season.

    Joking here, but the Rams’ 54-51 over the Chiefs is reminder of how much fantasy managers will sorely miss all the top-echelon players from the Rams and Chiefs in a critical Week 12.

    Not to worry,...

  16. Facebook users around the world had trouble accessing the social media site Tuesday morning, prompting people to flock to Twitter to commiserate.

    Facebook acknowledged via Twitter that it was aware some users could not access its site and other apps it owns, such as Instagram. It did not identify...

  17. A weirder and more interesting movie than “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” tells a lie right in its title because isn’t that thing broken already?

    The sequel to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2012 release throws a tremendous amount at its key characters, the ’80s-era video game villain...

  18. About 150 teachers in the Lyons Township High School District 204 attended the Monday’s board meeting, ostensibly in a show of solidarity.

    Joseph Maffey, the president of the faculty association, said teachers have not had a contract since March. As negotiations between the union and the district...

  19. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, in the first year of her pharmacy residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Dayna Less, 25, had the world in front of her, her father said Tuesday morning.

    At work Monday afternoon, she walked off an elevator and into the path of a bullet. She was among...

  20. The orb just appeared one day.

    That’s what everyone says.

    They were coming home from work one night, they made that sharp turn you make from Sheridan Road onto Eastlake Terrace. Boom, there it was: a large silver sphere, at the edge of the park, overlooking Lake Michigan. To be precise, it sat...

  21. The Archdiocese of Chicago recently paid $1.65 million for a four-bedroom, 3,044-square-foot house on an upscale Lincoln Park street and is using the home as a residence for parish priests at the nearby St. Clement Catholic Church.

    On May 30, the Archdiocese’s corporate entity, the Catholic Bishop...

  22. Elmhurst aldermen approved Monday a nearly $10 million bond issue to pay for underway and future stormwater projects, bringing the city’s total general obligation bond borrowing to a little over $91 million.

    City ordinance limits bond borrowing to 5 percent of the equalized value of all taxable...

  23. On a pivotal third-and-nine in the third quarter Sunday afternoon, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith dropped back as the Houston defense brought pressure. The Texans' Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt converged on Smith, sacking him for a big loss.

    “Here comes the blitz,” said CBS announcer...

  24. A Chicago police officer and two other people were killed in an attack at a South Side hospital Monday afternoon that sent medical personnel and police scrambling through halls, stairwells and even the nursery in search of victims and the shooter before he was found dead.

    Officer Samuel Jimenez,...

  25. The usual admonition to turn off your cell phones has a particular intensity at “The Woman in Black,” now at the Royal George Theatre. “We use very low level levels of light in this production,” says the disembodied British voice, implying that even a single glowing screen could blow this old-school...