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  1. River Forest police praised an Uber driver for his efforts as a "good Samaritan" in helping a woman during an incident that led to criminal sexual assault charges against a 32-year-old River Forest man.

    Police said Santos C. Berrones, 32, of River Forest, was charged with criminal sexual assault,...

  2. The whole experience lasts about eight seconds.

    "It's scary when you drop down and then you fly off," 9-year-old Nolan Barnes said. "You feel like you're falling, but you're really not."

    The Batavia resident said he loves zip-lining, one of the activities he gets to do at Camp I Am Me, a weeklong...

  3. When Schmaltz Jewish Deli in Naperville was targeted in what police are classifying as a hate crime last weekend, owner Howard Bender had many options in how he could respond.

    What he chose was to throw a party for his loyal customers and friends, who have given him their support after his 1512...

  4. Today's Birthday (06/24/17). Home holds your heart this year. Financial priority shifts this summer, leading to new income. A year of mutual attraction with someone special begins this autumn. A two-year phase benefitting tight collaboration dawns this winter, leading to expanding family accounts....
  5. Michael Porter Jr. Luka Doncic. DeAndre Ayton.

    If you don't know these names yet, the Bulls plan to help you get familiar. Even as incoming college freshmen — or, in the case of Doncic, playing professionally overseas — they sit atop most 2018 mock drafts. Anyone got a 2019 mock draft?

    Thursday's...

  6. On the day two summers ago when Brandon Saad was traded from the Blackhawks to the Blue Jackets, the winger had a conversation with general manager Stan Bowman about the possibility at some point of returning to the team he helped capture two Stanley Cups.

    On Friday, that came to fruition when...

  7. When the Cubs put Kyle Schwarber in a timeout Thursday, sending him to Triple-A Iowa to clear his head, they made a point of saying it wouldn't be a long stay.

    But exactly how long a stay is now up to Schwarber.

    President Theo Epstein put no timetable on it, saying he wanted Schwarber to "rediscover...

  8. A former major-leaguer who spent the bulk of his career in the 1990s recently was invited back by his old team to participate in a marketing event.

    As part of the weekend's activities, he and some of his former teammates got to visit their old clubhouse a couple of hours before a game. It was nice...

  9. I see by the calendar on my iPad there are 100 or so days left before it is time to disregard the Bulls again.

    In the meantime, there is news.

    The Bulls have traded their best player for a bad knee, a poor shot and a Finn. This is strategy in the same way that cereal is hand soap.

    Goodbye to Jimmy...

  10. Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde and Meyer Lansky are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters,...

  11. People were listening to music in the Lil's Something Kool Lounge in Chatham early Saturday when a bleeding woman walked into the bar.

    "Can you call the police," Timotheus McDaniel, a security guard at the lounge, recalled the woman telling people. "I just got shot in the head."

    He gave the 56-year-old...

  12. At least 19 people were wounded, one fatally, in separate shootings during a span of 10 hours from Friday afternoon to early Saturday, according to police. 

    The attacks happened in nearly every part of the city. The youngest victims were two 15 year old boys who were wounded in separate attacks...

  13. Five people, including four Chicago police officers, were injured late Friday in a three-vehicle crash while police were pursuing a wanted car in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to fire and police officials. 

    About 9:20 p.m., Harrison District tactical officers saw a vehicle that...

  14. The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday, as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes, leaving residents angry and confused.

    Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the buildings on...

  15. A 24-year-old man died early Saturday after he jumped into the Chicago River near Wabash Avenue, according to fire and police officials. 

    About 2:05 a.m., the 24-year-old man jumped into the river, prompting a diver from the police department's marine unit to go into the water. By 2:30 a.m., the...

  16. Two women were killed early Saturday on the South Side after a man who was suspected of being involved in an incident of shots fired crashed into them, according to police. 

    About 1:05 a.m., Chicago police officers in the area of the 5800 block of South LaSalle Street viewed someone inside a car...

  17. 1928 W. Wellington Ave. in Chicago: $1,199,999 

    Listed on June 21, 2017

    Located on a one-way, tree-lined residential street in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, this brick home has four bedrooms and 4.5 baths. With 3,600-square-feet of living space, the main floor features a living and dining room...

  18. ESPN was in the room where the 2017 NBA draft happened, but seemed like it was outside looking in thanks to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The good news for ESPN is Wojnarowski is poised to leave Yahoo and join the multiplatform media leviathan soon, making it the beneficiary of his insider...

  19. With the Blackhawks hosting the NHL draft for the first time, general manager Stan Bowman reportedly was taking calls to move up from the 26th pick in the first round to excite the hometown crowd at the United Center.

    Instead, hours after he made two blockbuster deals Friday morning, Bowman traded...

  20. Barton J. Taylor now lives about 20 miles east of Atlanta in Lithonia, Ga., but the born-and-raised Chicagoan still misses what he calls "a taste of home": mild sauce, the sweet, slightly spicy condiment prevalent at chicken joints and other restaurants on the city's South and West sides. So, Taylor...

  21. Working for an organization that knows how to put on a show, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman stopped himself Friday night on the United Center stage just before announcing the team's first-round draft pick.

    "I think there's a better way to do this," Bowman said, smiling.

    Out came Hawks stars...

  22. Long-awaited consistency from the Cubs rotation has arrived.

    But the impressive 10-game stretch hasn't translated to an extended winning streak, largely because of to a young and inconsistent offense.

    That was illustrated again Friday night as the Cubs wasted another sterling performance from John...

  23. It has been a whirlwind week for the Blackhawks, and the players certainly felt the sea change in the organization as it said goodbye to cornerstone players in defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marian Hossa and upstart winger Artemi Panarin while welcoming back Brandon Saad and new defenseman Connor...

  24. The search for a U.S. attorney in Chicago has narrowed as the Trump administration has sent the name of its top candidate to Illinois' two Democratic senators, Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, for consideration.

    The finalist, who has not been publicly identified, is believed to be one of three men...

  25. Illinois’ new child welfare director will bring a long resume of human services leadership to an agency battered by scandals, management upheaval and the deaths of children in state care.

    Beverly “BJ” Walker in the 1990s led efforts to reorganize Illinois’ human services agencies and won praise...