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Like every early morning, Alexis Aguilar, 29, a single mother from the North Side of Chicago, headed to the CTA Blue Line Addison stop for her commute to work. She usually gets on the “L” by 5:30 a.m. and is used to seeing homeless people sleeping on the train and in the station, she said.

But...

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An “unprecedented number of recent shootings” in Zion prompted an announcement by police and prosecutors Wednesday that a new effort is going to be made to zero in on high-crime areas in the city, according to a statement released by authorities.

The Zion Police Department, the Lake County Sheriff’s...

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It was a small showing Tuesday for the 11th District Congressional candidates forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County at Aurora University where Republican challenger Nick Stella squared off against incumbent Democrat Bill Foster.

Patricia Lackman of the League of Women...

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Matt Nagy felt better about his play-calling rhythm in the Bears’ 24-17 win over the Seahawks on Monday than he did in the season-opening loss to the Packers.

Nagy was self-critical after the Bears blew a 20-point second-half lead to the Packers. He had second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky throw...

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A gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him.

Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said Wednesday evening that a German Township police officer shot and killed the gunman...

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Wednesday was the last day of work for 107 employees at the Nokia campus in Naperville, bringing the total number of layoffs this year to at least 129 and putting the overall number since 2015 at 300 or more, a DuPage County official said.

In August, Nokia notified the DuPage County Workforce Development...

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The 20-foot-tall letters spelling “T-R-U-M-P” on the city’s second-tallest building prompted Chicago aldermen four years ago to regulate the installation of large signs on office buildings.

Now, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to tweak that ordinance to help secure a huge expansion by software firm Salesforce...

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The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa.

But politicians who quickly expressed outrage about the immigrant suspect charged with killing runner Mollie Tibbetts have been...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday said she has fired her chief of staff for engaging in “inappropriate behavior on his personal time.”

Preckwinkle said she became aware of an allegation Friday against John Keller, her top aide since January 2017. She said the allegation...

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The ultralow mortgage interest rates that fueled a revival of the housing market after the Great Recession are moving higher, posing a potential threat to the economic boom.

The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, a popular one held by millions of Americans, is now at 4.6 percent, only slightly below...

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