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  1. Orland Park police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man near the food court inside the Orland Square Mall on Monday night, according to deputy police Chief Joseph Mitchell.

    Investigators don't know the motive for the shooting and believe the shooter knew the victim. Mitchell said...

  2. Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix.

    Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended.

    The victim in her 20s had been in...

  3. A gunman shot and injured a man near the food court inside the Orland Square Mall on Jan. 21, 2019, according to deputy police Chief Joseph Mitchell.

  4. Veteran Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney talked up his clash with Chicago Cubs ownership Monday, trading barbs with two political challengers who seek to control his popular city ward and stoking an election fight that’s spurred an unusual amount of sports talk radio chatter.

    One of Tunney’s rivals...

  5. Chicagoans awoke to bitterly low temperatures Monday — and though Tuesday’s temps may feel like a veritable heat wave in comparison, the day may bring new weather concerns.

    “It’s basically a wintry-mix mess,” said Amy Seeley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    The lowest temperatures...

  6. An Amtrak train hit a semitractor-trailer Monday afternoon in Gary, an official said.

    The train struck the truck shortly before 12:45 p.m. near 1 North Clark Road, north of Indiana Toll Road, Commander Jack Hamady, of Gary police, said.

    The truck was “obstructing the tracks at a grade crossing,”...

  7. A 12-year-old girl died of asphyxia and hypothermia Sunday after a snowbank collapsed on her while she was playing with a friend outside an Arlington Heights church where her father was pastor, authorities said.

    The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled Monday that the death of Esther Jung,...

  8. Close to five years after pursuing him in free agency, the Bulls landed Carmelo Anthony.

    Just like then, he won’t suit up for the Bulls.

    The Bulls will acquire Anthony from the Rockets once the league office reopens for business after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday but then the team will waive...

  9. In an age of instant communication, quick responses usually take precedence over careful deliberation. Hot takes are valued; “cold takes” are not a thing. But truth can be a casualty when social media hordes leap to vent anger at bits of information that look offensive.

    All this became apparent,...

  10. As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.

    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if successful,...

  11. Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump's nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to "bring our voices together," Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and...

  12. Bears coach Matt Nagy added Ted Monachino to his staff Monday as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.

    Monachino is reunited with new Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano after they worked together with the Colts and Ravens.

    Since 1991, Monachino has coached at the high...

  13. The weeklong retreat that brought hundreds of U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops to Mundelein Seminary earlier this month was flagged by the FBI as an event worthy of resources despite a government shutdown, according to a recent report from police.

    Approximately 280 cardinals and bishops, plus...

  14. Former Chicago police superintendent and mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy compared the city’s police union with segregation-era policing in Alabama during a South Side mayoral forum celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., drawing accusations of over-the-top pandering from some of his opponents.

    ...
  15. The officiating debacle acknowledged by the NFL at the end of Sunday's NFC title game in New Orleans, which prompted widespread criticism from fans, players and coaches over what many deemed an outcome-changing call, could lead to a significant rule change. The league and its rulemaking competition...

  16. Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe's tough new data privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. technology giant since the regionwide regulations took effect last year.

    France's top data privacy agency, known as the CNIL,...

  17. After two teams qualified Sunday for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, two words immediately popped into the head of anyone who watched the Bears closely this season.

    What if?

    The words echo like the sound of a football clanking off the crossbar.

    What if the Bears had a kicker as reliable as the Rams’...

  18. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky will replace the Rams’ Jared Goff in the Pro Bowl this week, the team announced Monday.

    Goff’s withdrawal because of the Rams’ Super Bowl berth makes Trubisky the first Bears quarterback to take part in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1986.

    Trubisky was named...

  19. An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who allegedly allowed an 11-year-old relative to drive herself to school in Round Lake Park.

    A warrant for two counts of child endangerment and driving while suspended was issued for Khafilu M. Oshodi, 31, of Round Lake, according to Round Lake Park Police...

  20. A “store closing” sign is displayed in the front window of Gambino’s Fresh Market in Elmwood Park, and the grocery store’s founder said the business could be closed by the end of January.

    Gambino’s Fresh Market founder Frank Gambino said the store, located at 7411 W. Grand Ave., has been serving...

  21. Loyola Medicine and south suburban Palos Health are in talks to merge, the two health care companies announced Monday.

    The two organizations have signed a nonbinding letter of intent and currently are performing due diligence to work out the details of a deal. If the discussions produce an agreement,...

  22. Looking to provide baby boomers with more social opportunities, a new social club in the Barrington area recently began with a party.

    With rock ‘n’ roll music spanning roughly 40 years, from Paul Simon to Talking Heads, playing in the background, more than 40 area residents showed up earlier this...

  23. An autopsy was scheduled Monday on a man whose body was found outside a home in Morton Grove in frigid weather Sunday, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

    Morton Grove police Cmdr. Paul Yaras said police were called to the 8800 block of North Oleander Avenue shortly before 9:30 a.m....

  24. Yes, the Saints got hosed when officials missed the obvious pass interference by Nickell Robey-Coleman on third-and-10 at the Rams 13 with less than two minutes left in regulation.

    It’s also a pity the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes never touched the ball in overtime in Sunday’s second game.

    Nevertheless,...

  25. The Bears will play the Raiders in London in 2019, the NFL announced Monday.

    The exact date, time and venue will be announced in conjunction with the full schedule release, likely in mid- to late April.

    Recent history indicates the game will be sometime between the last weekend of September and...