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  1. European Union leaders and party officials plotted strategy Monday after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the main center-right and center-left parties and revealed an altered political landscape where the far-right and environmentalists stand as forces to be reckoned with.

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  2. Welcome to the weekly Deep Dish Baseball podcast with Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan and other Chicago Tribune writers. Subscribe and listen to Deep Dish Baseball on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play Mark and Paul preview the Cubs' upcoming series against the Astros and Cardinals (1:05...
  3. If you’re planning to visit a loved one’s grave this Memorial Day or just hoping for seasonable weather as you grill out, take advantage of sunnier skies before a potential deluge later in the afternoon into early evening, forecasters said.

    Meteorologists warn the severe weather could bring the...

  4. One person was shot in Chicago between Sunday night and Monday morning — a sharp contrast to the previous night’s brisk pace of gun violence this Memorial Day weekend.

    A 25-year-old woman was in critical condition late Sunday after gunfire cut short a get-together with friends in Logan Square.

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  5. A recurring scene played out at local college campuses this year: picket lines.

    Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago and Loyola University all held strikes this spring. At least three walkouts at other campuses were planned during the school year but were averted....

  6. Four years before Juan Lopez gunned down three people at Mercy Hospital, his then-wife called 911 and made a startling allegation: The very day she’d gotten an order of protection against Lopez, he came into her home and “destroyed everything.”

    The woman later told officers that an intruder had...

  7. OurBus, a transportation company that plans routes based on customer feedback, is launching a daily Chicago-to-Indianapolis run to help fill the gap left by the ending of Amtrak’s “Hoosier State” train.

    The New York-based company will start a two-month pilot of daily round trip service on July...

  8. The hashtag #LivingWhileBlack went viral on social media in the last two years as videos proliferated of incidents around the nation in which white people called police on black people going about their everyday activities.

    The most well-publicized episodes came last year, including two black men...

  9. As one of her songs says, Jamila Woods is “not your typical girl.” The line bookended her concert Sunday at Thalia Hall, first with quiet firmness, then with a smile accompanied by sashaying dance moves.

    Much of Woods’ music steps lightly. It feels buoyant, bubbly, and her voice conveys a becalmed...

  10. Dear Amy: My significant other (we were never officially married) died six months ago from a long-term illness.

    In our 25 years together, we had a 25-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son. During that time, my SO also had an illegitimate son. That son is also 21 and is just a few months older...

  11. The wife and daughter of former UIC basketball coach and current Wisconsin assistant coach Howard Moore died in an auto accident Saturday in Michigan, the University of Wisconsin confirmed Sunday morning.

    Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Jaidyn, were killed in a head-on collision caused...

  12. Each week, William Lee and Nina Metz recap and discuss the second season of “The Chi,” which airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on Showtime.

    First, some real world news: Last week Jason Mitchell, who plays Brandon, was terminated by his agent and manager and dropped from the next season of “The Chi” (which...

  13. As a Hinsdale Central freshman last spring, Danny Schmelka finished the boys tennis state meet as a spectator. He watched Zack Elliott win the Class 2A singles title with the Red Devils.

    This year, Schmelka found himself playing for a state title on Saturday in Arlington Heights.

    Schmelka made...

  14. Kyle Schwarber arrived at Wrigley Field on Sunday morning in full Indiana basketball regalia — a No. 1 IU jersey and candy-stripe pants.

    Schwarber’s top three all-time Hoosiers? Isiah Thomas, Victor Oladipo and Jordan Hulls.

    In preparation for the Cubs’ basketball-themed trip to Houston, Albert...

  15. An 84-year-old woman died after a multiple-vehicle crash involving two Chicago police vehicles Saturday night in the Austin neighborhood.

    A dozen people were injured, including 10 Chicago police officers, in the evening crash. Around 10 p.m., two Chicago police vehicles — a van and an unmarked...

  16. Scottie Scheffler has been well-known in amateur golf circles for years, projected for future PGA Tour stardom since he was a teen. The 22-year-old Texan showed why Sunday at the Glen Club.

    Scheffler fired a bogey-free, 9-under 63 — playing the back nine in 30 — to force a playoff with 54-hole...

  17. By the time manager Joe Maddon met with the media after Sunday’s game, he said the Cubs’ stinky 10-2 loss was “already in the trash can.”

    But it might leave some residue.

    Kris Bryant had to exit the game after colliding with Jason Heyward as the outfielders pursued a fly ball in the sixth inning....

  18. Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning.

    The pitcher and outfielder Max Kepler were dealing with an illness....

  19. An Elgin man is dead following an accident Sunday where the SUV he was driving collided with another vehicle.

    Police said the incident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. at McLean Boulevard and Weatherstone Drive. They said they found a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse and a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe which had struck...

  20. A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned?

    Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy...

  21. Two people were shot in Evanston on Saturday, and authorities there are investigating a second shooting in the near north suburb later that night, locating shell casings but no victims, officials said.

    A woman, 24, and a man, 33, were injured in one of the shootings reported by Evanston police...

  22. By Sunday evening of Memorial Day weekend, Chicago police had responded to the shootings of 34 people, five of whom died of their injuries, officials said.

    The grim tally grewas a shooting Sunday about 6 a.m. in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street left two dead and three injured. The shooting...

  23. A Chicago pastor who offered tutoring in his home has been charged with two felony counts related to inappropriate sexual contact with twin 12-year-old girls, police and court records show.

    Chicago police on Sunday announced the arrest of a 51-year-old Chicago man on suspicion of two felony counts...

  24. In the fall of 2017, Meghan Thomas, who teaches history at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, ran across a letter written by the school’s principal two months after the end of World War II.

    The letter, written to parents in 1945, now yellowed by age, announced the dedication of a plaque for...

  25. Chicago police on Sunday were looking into a car crash that left an officer and three others injured in Rogers Park, a police spokeswoman said.

    The officer was injured in a vehicle collision around noon Sunday in the area of West Pratt Boulevard and North Sheridan Road, according to initial reports.

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