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  1. The engineers for Chicago's future third-tallest skyscraper had issued a warning: Wind tunnel tests showed that the plan for the building, three thin, interconnected high-rises designed by star architect Jeanne Gang, had a flaw: High winds would push it around, making people inside feel like they...

  2. Today's Birthday (07/22/17). Your creative and communication muses serenade you this year. Practice your game to improve long-term skills. Partnership changes this summer lead to personal breakthroughs. Autumn initiates a year of domestic renewal. Winter brings a new personal direction and flowering...
  3. Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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  4. The possibility of severe weather in Chicago didn’t dampen the vibe for Pokemon Go Fest Saturday — but problems with the game’s servers might.

    The event, held in Grant Park’s Butler Field, was planned to connect players of augmented-reality cellphone game Pokemon Go. Crowds gathered early; lines...

  5. The Chicago Cubs sent Jon Lester to the mound to face the St. Louis Cardinals in the second of a three-game Central Division series showdown Saturday at Wrigley Field.

    Lester (6-6, 4.07 ERA) was opposed by Adam Wainwright (11-5, 5.08) for the Cardinals. 

    The Cubs were looking to rebound from an...

  6. Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.

    His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo Alto, California,...

  7. One person was shot dead and at least nine other people, including a Chicago police officer, were wounded in separate attacks within an 11-hour period Friday. 

    The fatal shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. Friday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. 

    Officers responded to a call of shots...

  8. If the Cubs would act like a defending champion and play consistent baseball, then the task of filling a hole or two would be easier.

    Take last year, for instance, when a 100 mph closer was available for a team that didn’t trust its young ninth-inning arm. The hole was glaring and it was singularly....

  9. A home in unincorporated Naperville was left uninhabitable Friday night following what the Naperville Fire Department is describing as a storm-related fire.

    Firefighters were called to a two-story, single-family house in the 29W200 block of Andermann Drive in Will County about 9:55 p.m. and found...

  10. Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.

    Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That’s an increase of 40% over June of last...

  11. When it comes to following The Cubs Way, patented circa 2012, the secret lies in staying nimble.

    Be willing to change the path, but not the overall direction. Plot a course for each highly regarded prospect, but use pencil instead of pen. Trust your instincts over analytics, no matter how many...

  12. In 2007, Kobe Bryant made it clear to the Lakers that he wanted to be traded to the Bulls.

    The Lakers had no intention of trading the face of the franchise. But they ended up exchanging proposals to placate Bryant. Most of them involved gutting the Bulls to the point Bryant no longer found playing...

  13. Jonathan Toews was discussing the loss of Blackhawks teammate Marian Hossa to a skin disorder for the upcoming season and in praising the veteran touched on some of his own personality traits that appear to have had a negative effect on his game.

    "Everyone knows I kind of get worked up, get a little...

  14. One of the constants during Gov. Bruce Rauner's two-and-a-half years in office has been his belief in the power of messaging: If only people understood his agenda, the resulting groundswell of public support would be enough to pressure Democrats to get on board with his ideas.

    It's a notion so...

  15. Three people were shot and another person was injured from glass after someone fired into their car on the northbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 near Canal Street, according to Illinois State Police. 

    The shooting happened just before 11:55 p.m. Friday in the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway...

  16. 48 E. Cedar St. in Chicago: $4,500,000

    Listed on July 5, 2017

    Updates include spa-like master bath, hardwood floors, redesigned back garden and deck, four updated guests baths, custom designed coat closet and storage. Remodeled lower level with oversized laundry/craft room, 1,200-bottle wine cellar,...

  17. Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

    Harteau's resignation...

  18. An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said Saturday.

    The death toll in Friday's airstrike was determined after a site inspection of the compound in Gereshk District,...

  19. Yoan Moncada slid head-first into third base, stood up and clapped his hands at the White Sox dugout Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

    The 22-year-old second baseman’s first hit in a Sox uniform was a memorable one in a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Royals in 10 innings.

    Moncada stepped to the plate...

  20. Whit Merrifield’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center field off White Sox reliever Tyler Clippard in the 10th inning gave the Royals a 7-6, walk-off victory over the Sox on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

    Clippard, making his Sox debut after coming over in the trade with the Yankees on Tuesday,...

  21. White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations...

  22. One year after shutting Lincoln-Way North High School, District 210 officials said they ended the fiscal year with a $3.1 million surplus in its operating funds.

    Since the previous fiscal year ended with a deficit of $4.2 million, 2017 showed a positive swing of $7,360,019, finance director Kelly...

  23. It was an agonizing decision.

    One that caused 36-year-old Pat Dunne to toss and turn a few nights in bed, probably adding a wrinkle or two to his face.

    In his heart, Dunne wanted to remain in the position he has held for nine seasons as Marist's football coach.

    And it likely was a job the 1998...

  24. A driver of a ride-sharing service appeared in court Friday on charges that he kidnapped a customer, physically restrained her with a zip tie, and sexually assaulted and robbed her, all at knifepoint, according to prosecutors.

    Angelo McCoy, 48, is being held in lieu of $900,000 bail in the July...

  25. Like many of his neighbors on the Chain O' Lakes, Marty Evanson has been through floods more times than he can count.

    But his 9-year-old granddaughter, who lives with Evanson and his wife, didn't expect to see her bedroom floor under water again this year. When she did, she dissolved into tears.

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