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  1. As temperatures in Chicago soar this week with an excessive heat watch starting Thursday, James McHugh Construction Co. has a protocol for teaching workers how to handle and prevent heat-related injuries.

    “The heat has a cumulative effect on everyone. It wears workers out. So we talk to every worker...

  2. Kyle Schwarber hit his first career walk-off homer Tuesday night to beat the Reds at Wrigley Field.

    But what has many people on social media most worked up is what happened after the ball landed in the left-field basket.

    As two boys in the first row of the bleaches reached for the ball, a bearded...

  3. The first few weeks Dominik Kubalik spent in North America nearly seven years ago were filled with anxiety and nerves, surrounded in an unfamiliar land by people who didn’t speak his language.

    He was 17.

    “I was a young kid who came to Canada by myself,” said Kubalik, a native of the Czech Republic....

  4. Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at his foundation’s Chicago offices on Tuesday afternoon to welcome 13 teens participating in his youth job corps program.

    During his roughly hour-long visit, Obama spoke with the high school students, who are part of the work readiness program,...

  5. Welcome to Big Ten media days. Or as some schools view it, “Congrats on being a senior and having an awesome attitude so we’re rewarding you with a trip to Chicago” days.

    Only the Big Ten could hold an annual event to promote its best players and never invite Saquon Barkley.

    This year’s list of...

  6. Officials with Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium say a Beluga whale calf born less than two weeks ago is male.

    The aquarium's animal care team confirmed the calf's sex during a recent health exam.

    The baby whale and its mother are under 24-hour observation as the calf continues to grow and nurse. Aquarium...

  7. One person was found dead near the Eisenhower Expressway on Chicago’s West Side in what investigators believe was a hit-and-run.

    Chicago police were called about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of South Central Avenue, in The Island neighborhood, just off Interstate 290 , to the south of Columbus...

  8. Chicago police are warning the public after a man tried to lure a 10-year-old girl in the South Chicago neighborhood Tuesday night by asking if she liked candy and wanted to be his girlfriend.

    The man, described as 35 to 40 years old, approached the girl around 9:30 p.m. in the area of 8700 South...

  9. Chance the Rapper is planning to release his debut album, “The Big Day,” on July 26, he told Jimmy Fallon Tuesday on “The Tonight Show.”

    “I haven’t sold my projects before. All my mixtapes were free. This is my debut album, so there’s like a pre-order, and I told Jimmy to pre-order my album, and...

  10. An extra-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in Crystal Lake Wednesday morning, forcing the evacuation of dozens of people.

    There were no immediate reports of injuries from the fire, which was reported around 3 a.m. at the two-story building in the 500 block of Devonshire Lane in the...

  11. It happens to us often. Family comes to town and wants to know the best places to eat. Or a tourist is visiting and asks in advance for our list of must-try restaurants and bites. In Food & Dining, we’ve all developed lists that we share for these types of queries. And now we’re sharing them with...

  12. Five months ago, R. Kelly bonded out of Cook County Jail on sexual abuse charges and celebrated with a late-night trip to a Near North Side McDonald’s and cigars at a nearby lounge.

    But it was a different tune on Tuesday when a federal judge in Chicago ordered the embattled R&B singer held without...

  13. Of all the players on the Tribune’s ranking of the 100 best Bears, it has been most difficult to find information about Dick Barwegan.

    Or is it Dick Barwegen? Even his name has been hard to pinpoint. NFL.com, Wikipedia and the Bears list him as “Barwegan,” while Pro Football Reference and the majority...

  14. Dear Amy: My daughter married her boyfriend right out of high school at a courthouse wedding, without our consent or knowledge. She and her husband now have a great 11-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son.

    We have been very supportive over the years, giving them the down payment for a house, and...

  15. About 15 minutes after watching Kyle Schwarber’s game-winning home run land in the basket in left-center field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon delivered a message.

    “Whoever thought about that basket — whenever that occurred — tell them ‘Thank you,’ ” Maddon said late Tuesday night after Schwarber lofted...

  16. Eloy Jimenez and Charlie Tilson tried tracking down leadoff batter Whit Merrifield’s first-inning fly ball to left-center field.

    Tilson, the center fielder, made the catch. But he and Jimenez collided. Jimenez went down in pain.

    The left fielder left the game with a sore right elbow. It was the...

  17. Before John Paul Stevens weighed in on decisions that would shake and change the lives of everyday Americans and hold those in power to account, he spent a lot of time learning about the law — and having a front-row seat to corruption — in Chicago.

    The former Supreme Court justice died Tuesday...

  18. John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

    During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the freedom...

  19. Moments after Billy Williams vigorously shook hands with Frank Robb, better known around these parts as “Alligator Robb,” the Cubs legend wore a wide crocodile smile.

    “He got that damn gator!” Williams said as he walked away from Robb, the Florida specialist who captured the wild reptile that roamed...

  20. The acquisition of Martin Maldonado will provide relief for the next week while Cubs All-Star catcher Willson Contreras recovers from a bruised right foot.

    But a potential logjam awaits manager Joe Maddon once Contreras returns, with switch-hitting backup Victor Caratini ascending and Maldonado...

  21. The White Sox miss Tim Anderson. That much is clear after the Sox lost their first five games after the All-Star break.

    Anderson has been out since June 26 after suffering a sprained right ankle the previous night at Fenway Park.

    Manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that Anderson is “getting better...

  22. Authorities on Tuesday charged a 40-year-old parolee with a long criminal history with fatally stabbing a man aboard a CTA Red Line train last weekend.

    Tony J. Polk was charged with first-degree murder following the Saturday afternoon stabbing death of Troy Johnson, 54, according to the Cook County...

  23. One by one, prosecutors presented a federal judge with five different guns, detailing how they tracked each from Kentucky to a trio of traffickers after police recovered the weapons at crime scenes in gang-infested neighborhoods in Chicago.

    Saying the scheme contributed to Chicago’s endemic violence,...

  24. Artem Anisimov’s departure from the Blackhawks was not quite a foregone conclusion, but it came as little shock when they dealt the veteran center to the Senators on Tuesday for forward Zack Smith.

    What was a bit of a shock was that the trade could be far more than a salary dump. In Smith, the...

  25. The alligator that eluded authorities for a week in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, exhausted after its time in the spotlight, was caught overnight and made an appearance at a news conference Tuesday morning near the lagoon.

    The male, 5-foot-3 alligator, weighing about 30 or 40 pounds, was captured around...