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  1. A Will County judge on Friday delayed sentencing for a confessed serial rapist amid last-minute questions about the undocumented immigrant’s identity.

    Judge David Carlson directed prosecutors to consult with the Will County Probation Department to determine alleged aliases for defendant Miguel...

  2. The field house at Garfield Park was packed with young teens as freshmen boys and sophomore girls played championship games in a local basketball league Thursday night.

    A fight broke out, then another and soon police started clearing the crowd. That's when the shooting started and everyone ran,...

  3. Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson don't usually cross the bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn. But this Wednesday morning, for no reason in particular, the beer deliverymen decided to take a different route, they told local news stations.

    After dropping off a shipment of beer at a sports...

  4. A lifelong Cubs fan is crying foul over the team’s marketing of a 2016 World Series ivy leaf commemorative, an idea he allegedly invented more than 30 years earlier, according to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Chicago.

    Dan Fox, 71, a retired Chicago advertising...

  5. As attorney T. Edward Page carried tax documents out of his home Wednesday, William Landske asked Page if they could talk, police said.

    Page set the bags down. Landske put his left arm around Page, pulled a silver revolver out of his pocket and fired at Page’s stomach, according to police.

    “It...

  6. The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.

    In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment.

    Her letter is reminiscent of the...

  7. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was "inartful" when he said this week that America "was never that great."

    The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell out.

    "I...

  8. The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.

    U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns when explaining why he doesn't intend to...

  9. A professional mixed martial arts fighter from the northwest suburbs has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said, in connection with a crash that killed a father of four young children.

    Schaumburg police said Feroz Khan, 25, was driving a Mercedes west...

  10. The longer Ben Zobrist argued with umpire Phil Cuzzi the other day, the more entitled the Cubs appeared.

    Zobrist, after all, had been called out on strikes two innings before he brought it up again yet felt compelled to plead his case and finally earned Cuzzi’s ejection with a crack about an electronic...

  11. When Martha Al-Bishara went on a walk near her home in northern Georgia last week, she was on a quest for dandelions. The stroll would end in her getting stunned by a Taser and arrested by police officers.

    The 87-year-old woman often ventured outside - with a kitchen knife and a plastic bag in...

  12. Arlington Heights police said Friday that authorities suspect a man who is facing felony charges has scattered more than $100 worth of dollar bills carrying anti-police messages at more than a dozen venues in the two villages this month.

    “We’re aware of the incidents, and we know who is doing...

  13. David Barthwell plans to spend Saturday evening in Streeterville handing out movie tickets to strangers to watch “Crazy Rich Asians” in an effort to make the movie’s first weekend a box-office success.

    Barthwell, of Chicago, is one of the siblings behind the creation of Wakandacon — a convention...

  14. So what does it take to rank among the Southland’s all-time greatest wide receivers in high school football?

    Simple.

    Do the impossible. And be unstoppable.

    In other words, perform at an elite level against top competition and in spite of opponents focusing much of their attention on stopping you.

    ...
  15. Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.

    The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.

    Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles...

  16. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that "erroneous rulings" by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

    Sessions, speaking during...

  17. Top 10 Teams

    1. Sandburg: Eagles (11-3-4) allowed multiple goals in just one game all last season and return senior goalkeeper Connor Baker (nine shutouts) along with senior defenders Charlie Gainer and Julian Hernandez. Senior forward Colin Kroll will be counted on to lead the offense.

    2. Lockport:...

  18. Rad Premovic couldn’t hide his excitement.

    When asked how Mount Carmel’s playbook was going to change under first-year coach Jordan Lynch, the Caravan quarterback flashed a wide grin.

    “You’ll have to wait and see,” Premovic said of the triple-option attack. “I’m still learning the playbook. It’s...

  19. The discomfort in Mike Montgomery’s left shoulder during Thursday’s bullpen session was severe enough for the Cubs to place him on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 14.

    Tyler Chatwood will start Saturday against the Pirates in place of Montgomery.

    Left-handed reliever Randy Rosario...

  20. Chicago police had been scoping out the white Nissan for a while before getting the order to arrest its driver one night in February 2013.

    It was suspected of being the getaway car in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose death just days after she had performed at then-President...

  21. Amazon.com is developing a new device that records live TV, working around cable providers and encroaching on TiVo Corp.'s market, according to a person familiar with the plans.

    The device, dubbed "Frank" inside Amazon, is a new type of digital video recorder for the streaming era. It would include...

  22. ESPN's "Monday Night Football" will boast a better selection of games and new anchors this season, President Jimmy Pitaro said, giving the Walt Disney Co. sports network a chance to boost ratings following a drop in 2017.

    Speaking with reporters at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, Pitaro...

  23. Harwood Heights trustees are urging PDQ officials to spice up the design of the restaurant they are proposing to build on the former Old Warsaw site.

    Several also expressed concern about the traffic a drive-thru restaurant would generate at the spot, located on the already busy corner of Harlem...

  24. At least 1 million people are expected to flock to the lakefront this weekend to watch the Chicago Air and Water Show, but hearing experts caution that spectators should also make sure to pack a pair of ear plugs.

    Permanent hearing damage can occur depending on how loud the noise is, length of...

  25. Back for its 60th year, the Chicago Air and Water Show features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, aerobatic pilots, simulated search and rescue operations, parachute teams and much more on the city's lakefront at North Avenue Beach on Aug. 18-19, 2018.