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  1. After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing down more than $1 billion in business.

    He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United...

  2. A Democratic state lawmaker has resigned from her part-time job at Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office, saying she felt pressured to leave after speaking out about how claims of sexual harassment were handled at the Capitol.

    Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Democrat from the North Side, said she submitted...

  3. About 20 Chicago media members filed into a crowded Orioles clubhouse Monday to see the most intriguing baseball player in the city this week.

    A smart-aleck teammate greeted us.

    “He’s Manny Machado, not Prince Harry,’’ the Orioles player shouted.

    Maybe not, but if Machado keeps it up, the 25-year-old...

  4. The White House and the Justice Department have put off a high-stakes confrontation over the FBI's use of a confidential source to aid an investigation into the Trump campaign, after top law enforcement and intelligence officials met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss the brewing...
  5. Two women and a man were wounded in separate attacks on the South and West sides Monday, according to Chicago police.

    In the latest shooting, a gunman approached the passenger side of a parked vehicle and opened fire, striking a 26-year-old woman sitting inside in the hip around 5:15 p.m. in the...

  6. The NRA's Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA tweeted Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. By Sunday, the organization's incoming president was on Fox News, blaming the shooting on a "culture...
  7. Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering.

    As the Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un draws near, the president and his allies are growing increasingly anxious about how...

  8. It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor's Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home.

    The Rauners led the fundraising campaign to restore the 1855 home, which is one of the nation's oldest continuously occupied...

  9. One of my great-nieces celebrated a birthday this month. When she was born 16 years ago, she helped sustain my family during an extremely difficult period.

    In the hours following her birth, her mother suffered life-threatening pregnancy complications that caused her blood pressure to spike, landed...

  10. Clad in a bright yellow jail uniform, Isiah Penn took the witness stand in a Cook County courtroom Monday and told jurors how he and three longtime friends robbed two people before a “tussle” ended in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy.

    Tarik Brakes, 19, his brother Deafro, 21, and Carlos...

  11. It isn't very easy getting Victor Ejdsell on the phone, not that he isn't willing to talk. It's just that the Swedish forward wasn’t sure how much time he would be spending in North America and hasn’t upgraded his cell phone plan.

    “It has been stupid,” he said with a laugh.

    Nearly two months after...

  12. A man who was a Catholic priest at the time has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a hotel in Evanston in 2001, police announced Monday.

    The former priest, Kenneth Lewis, 56, was arrested on a warrant by federal agents earlier this month when he arrived at the Atlanta airport...

  13. Former Ald. Marion Volini, who helped remake the Edgewater neighborhood and served as a key ally to Mayor Harold Washington, has died. She was 83.

    Volini was the 48th ward alderman from 1978 to 1987, during which she helped Edgewater become the city’s 77th official community area. Volini died after...

  14. Manny Machado came to play baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field. Incidentally, some team named the White Sox planned to do so as well.

    The fact that a herd of TV cameras rushed out of the Sox clubhouse Monday afternoon to catch up with the Orioles superstar tells you all you need to know about the...

  15. An item pulled from the Chicago River this weekend was not a human body part, as police initially thought, but may be a beef tongue, authorities said Monday.

    A forensic pathologist at the Cook County medical examiner’s office reviewed the item found in 2200 block of West Diversey Avenuein the...

  16. This year, it could be more fitting to say that April snow brings May showers.

    After Chicago endured one of the coldest Aprils on record, a string of rainy days this month hasn’t made May feel much more like summer.

    Indeed, the Chicago area has already logged about 4 more inches of rainfall than...

  17. In most workplaces, the loss of $165 million in potential revenue because of clerical errors would cause heads to roll. That’s not a balance sheet oversight. That’s not an “oops.”

    But a side effect of chronic distrust in government is apathy. We’ve got Stage 4 apathy disease in Illinois.

    A recent...

  18. Police are investigating the deaths of three people found early Monday inside a home in west suburban Winfield, according to police Chief David Schar.

    The home is in the 0 S 500 block of Jefferson Street.

    Neighbors told the Tribune that the residents of the home include a retired couple and their...

  19. A Romeoville woman is calling for an end to street violence after her son was shot to death last week in Joliet.

    Donald Woods Jr., 24, was talking to an acquaintance when he was gunned down May 15.

    Joliet police arrested Martell Ollie, 23, of Joliet, on Friday and he was charged with murder. He...

  20. MB Financial Bank has long touted its deep Chicago roots while branding its primarily commercial customer base with the ubiquitous slogan, “MB means business.”

    The MB name and local ownership soon may be a thing of the past, after the Chicago-based bank agreed to a $4.7 billion merger with the...

  21. One man was killed and another man injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday morning in Huntley.

    Huntley police said emergency crews responded at just after 6 a.m. to an accident at the intersection of Algonquin and Haligus roads involving a 2005 Ford Explorer and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.

    One...

  22. A Gary man was found guilty of murdering the mother of his child by choking her in 2016 and leaving her body in an abandoned house in Gary.

    It took the jury a little more than four hours Monday to find Kareem Jahbbar Williams, 24, guilty on all counts, which included murder, altering the scene...

  23. Bail was set at $750,000 Monday for a man who is accused of sexually assaulting of a woman last week near the Illinois Prairie Path in Wheaton, according to prosecutors.

    Robert Davidson, 38, who is homeless, appeared in bond court Monday after he was charged with one count of criminal sexual assault,...

  24. On paper, it wouldn’t appear that Jason Day and Michael Phelps have very much in common.

    The 32-year-old Phelps, a Baltimore native, is the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning 28 medals in the pool. The Australian-born Day, 30, is a 12-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2015 PGA Championship.

    ...
  25. Naperville organizations are mourning the loss of Naperville resident Michelle LaFrey Fregoso, who died Saturday after a battle with cancer.

    Since June 2014, the 39-year-old was the director the communications for Naperville School District 203, where she was in charge of planning and implementing...