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  1. Representatives of a large company have met with village engineers as part of a due diligence process leading to the possible purchase of the McDonald’s campus property in Oak Brook, Village President Gopal Lalmalani said Tuesday.

    Lalmalani stopped short of identifying the company interested in...

  2. Since Donald Trump became president, so many amazing things have happened, according to Donald Trump.

    But the thing I most appreciate is how he has, at long last, restored dignity to the office of the presidency.

    Why, just Wednesday morning, he responded to criticism from the husband of one of...

  3. For two years in a row, more than 100 newsroom leaders from across the country have gathered to discuss what they’ve learned in the wake of #MeToo revelations that rocked the media industry — and just about every other industry.

    On Tuesday, the Freedom Forum Institute, a nonpartisan foundation...

  4. R&B singer R. Kelly wants a Cook County judge’s permission to travel to Dubai next month to perform in concerts, arguing it would be “a hardship” on his children if he can’t make the trip because he needs the money to pay off child support, among other expenses.

    Kelly is barred from leaving Illinois...

  5. An 11-story office building proposed for a city parking lot in downtown Evanston will not move forward after the development on Monday did not garner the seven votes it needed from aldermen to break ground.

    Aldermen voted 5-4 on the plan, with those in support of the project saying it would bring...

  6. While Naperville City Council members Tuesday unanimously approved plans for the four-story Central Park Place development on Washington Street, Mayor Steve Chirico’s recusal from voting on the matter prompted discussion on what should be considered a conflict of interest.

    Chirico on Friday said...

  7. When Anthony Rizzo was mired in one of the most prolonged slumps of his otherwise successful career, the Cubs slugger admittedly was frustrated but wasn’t about to overall his swing.

    The trust Rizzo has in his swing — learning that panicking doesn’t help and a season doesn’t consist of only one...

  8. Attorneys who represent victims of sexual abuse by priests have released what they say is the most comprehensive list yet of Catholic clergy with ties to Illinois who have been accused of misconduct against children.

    The list includes about 400 priests and lay people who at one time served in parishes...

  9. Nearly two weeks after a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot, a 39-year-old man charged in the death pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges in U.S. District Court in Rockford.

    When U.S. District Judge Iain Johnston asked Floyd Brown, of Springfield, if he understood the charges...

  10. It happens every year, and it is one of the reasons the NCAA tournament is so great: Some obscure player from a team you perhaps have never heard of carries his team on his back into the upper reaches of the bracket, becoming a nationally known name for at least a couple of weeks.

    Here are a few...

  11. Metra on Wednesday announced plans to buy at least 200 new rail cars, which could help cut delays on the system.

    The commuter railroad is putting out a request for proposals for 200 to 400 cars that are compatible with its diesel locomotives. Currently, Metra has 848 diesel railcars, with an average...

  12. Authorities arrested two men on Tuesday on warrants — one who allegedly failed to register as a sex offender and was found in a home with a 9-year-old, and the other who was wanted for failing to appear on a charge of drug-induced homicide after cutting off his ankle bracelet.

    Daniel P. Pemrick,...

  13. Victory Gardens Theater has released its upcoming 2019-20 season, the 45th for the Chicago theater and a lineup including the Chicago premiere of “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Nia Vardalos and a play about the internet directed by Gary Griffin. The five mostly progressive works, all local or world...

  14. Two Elgin residents died Wednesday morning when a vehicle struck theirs near Summit Street and Dundee Avenue, authorities said.

    At about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, a 2018 Nissan Altima waited to exit a business located at Summit and Dundee. According to an Elgin police news release, a 2012 Honda sedan...

  15. Here’s the gag: Even magician Michael Carbonaro didn’t think he would make 100 episodes of his hidden-camera TV show “The Carbonaro Effect.”

    “To put together a hidden-camera, magic TV show, I thought to myself, you know if I really put my mind to it, I bet I could come up with 10 great episodes,...

  16. In early February, I reported on Chicago’s boom of omakase-style restaurants (set-price, chef-created menu), visiting three, naming one (Kyoten) as clearly superior and mentioning, in passing, the long-awaited Mako, by chef B.K. Park.

    Wait no longer. Mako (731 W. Lake St.) opened quietly Friday.

    ...
  17. The funniest tweets of the past week presented in a click-poll for readers.
  18. When Amy Schumer asks her husband whether a dress looks bad on her, he tells her the truth — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

    In her new Netflix comedy special, “Growing,” which premiered Tuesday, Schumer reveals that her husband has what used to be called Asperger's syndrome, a high-functioning...

  19. Due to concerns about cost, the Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival will be scaled back from two days to one day this summer, and the usual parade will not be held.

    Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council officials announced the changes this week for the festival to be held July 27 at RiverEdge...

  20. Porter Moser is losing his right-hand man at Loyola.

    Associate coach Bryan Mullins will return to his alma mater to take over at Southern Illinois, Stadium reporter Jeff Goodman tweeted.

    The Downers Grove South product led the Salukis to a 29-7 record and Sweet 16 appearance as a player in 2006-07...

  21. Soo Park is not a novice when it comes to Chicago’s food scene.

    The former Uptown resident (and a new North Center resident) is the creator of FabFoodChicago.com, a food-centric blog that features local foods in a vivid way and has been doing so since 2015. Her social media presence stretches even...

  22. Some historic preservationists are trying to prevent a developer from demolishing a home with landmark status in Highland Park that is believed to contain parquet flooring from the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago.

    Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH) recently requested a certificate from the city to remove...

  23. She tells her mom she's leaving her husband. And her kids. And the boring Midwest.

    Being older and wiser about life, this Midwest mother immediately senses that her grown-but-troubled daughter has another man. Her daughter swears otherwise. The mother tries to get her to think of the girls, to...

  24. A person has been charged with criminal sexual assault after a March 16 incident on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, according to an alert from the school.

    Northwestern police responded around 2 a.m. to a report of a sexual assault in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road near the Jacobs...

  25. The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers your Cubs questions.

    I read your recent article about Tyler Chatwood. I was wondering if he and rest of the starting rotation this week have been suffering from what Steve Stone has talked about occasionally — a spring training “dead arm?” Stone would say that...