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Sessions: Chicago's sanctuary city policies are 'lawlessness'

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Sessions: Chicago's sanctuary city policies are 'lawlessness'

- Speaking in Miami, the attorney general criticized Chicago's leaders, like Mayor Rahm Emanuel and its city council, arguing that the sanctuary city policies are a rejection of US immigration laws, and "a declaration of open borders." Chicago is in the midst of a legal battle with the US Department of Justice after city leaders -- including Emanuel -- filed a federal lawsuit against the DOJ over specific "immigration compliance requirements" in exchange for federal grant money
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'Call your mayor': Sessions tries to blame Chicago's crime on its sanctuary city policy

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'Call your mayor': Sessions tries to blame Chicago's crime on its sanctuary city policy

- Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ripped Chicago for its defiant “sanctuary city” stance against turning over local prisoners for deportation, once again blaming the city’s surge in crime on policies designed to protect immigrants. Speaking in Miami, where county authorities hold prisoners for federal immigration agents, Sessions said sanctuary policies are an example of “lawlessness” and again vowed to cut off federal funding to communities that use them
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Kyle Schwarber visits Chicago Fire Department's Engine 112

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Kyle Schwarber visits Chicago Fire Department's Engine 112

- Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune Kyle Schwarber visited Chicago Fire Department Engine 112 (3801 N. Damen Ave.) on Aug. 16, 2017. During the visit, Schwarber met with staff on duty and enjoyed a home-cooked lunch in the garage. He also delivered a new 65" television and PlayStation to be used at the station
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Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past

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Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past

- There's a subset of apartment renters who eschew stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Instead, they purposefully hunt for what they call time capsule dwellings — homes that look like they have been untouched since John F. Kennedy was president, Marilyn Monroe graced the movie screen and pillbox hats were the rage. While developers race to inject new rental buildings with every amenity under the sun — pet spa, anyone? — these renters seek out period details
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The Latest: Rauner blasts 'special deals' for Chicago

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The Latest: Rauner blasts 'special deals' for Chicago

- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois House debate over public school funding legislation (all times local): Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term. Rauner spoke at a GOP breakfast Wednesday before heading to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for a campaign rally
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Seven shot, one fatally, in Chicago

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Seven shot, one fatally, in Chicago

- A 23-year-old was shot dead in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue in Ashburn, officials said, and around the city at least six other people had been shot Tuesday. About 2:30 p.m. a man was standing outside when a man on a light-colored bicycle began firing shots at him, officials said. The man was shot at least five times, police said
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Chicago-area forward Zion Griffin lists KU as one of four finalists

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Chicago-area forward Zion Griffin lists KU as one of four finalists

- Kansas is one of four finalists for Zion Griffin, a 6-foot-6 senior small forward from Hinsdale (Ill.) South High School, Griffin has reported on Twitter. The 205-pound Griffin, who will visit KU on the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Late Night in the Phog weekend, will attend either KU, Iowa State, Pitt or Illinois State. The KU visit will serve as his final visit
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Six shot, one killed in Chicago

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Six shot, one killed in Chicago

- A 23-year-old was shot dead in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue in Ashburn, officials said, and around the city at least five other people had been shot Tuesday. About 2:30 p.m. a man was standing outside when a man on a light-colored bicycle began firing shots at him, officials said. The man was shot at least five times, police said
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Edward-Elmhurst hospital system plans $50 million in cuts, including layoffs

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Edward-Elmhurst hospital system plans $50 million in cuts, including layoffs

- West suburban hospital system Edward-Elmhurst Health plans to slash $50 million in costs, including through layoffs, in response to many of the same financial pressures afflicting hospitals across Illinois and the country. Edward-Elmhurst CEO Mary Lou Mastro said during a call with reporters Tuesday that the system has not yet determined how many layoffs will be necessary or which positions might be affected
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St. Louis man gets 23 years in fatal robbery attempt of St. Charles County teen

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St. Louis man gets 23 years in fatal robbery attempt of St. Charles County teen

- ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis man has admitted trying to rob and killing a St. Charles County teen in the city in 2015. Jamar H. Mack, 26, was set to stand trial this week but reached a plea agreement with St. Louis prosecutors by pleading guilty Monday to second-degree murder, attempted robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Mack was sentenced to 23 years by St
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Trump retweets conspiracy theorist on Chicago weekend shootings

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Trump retweets conspiracy theorist on Chicago weekend shootings

- Violence in Chicago made national headlines again over the weekend after U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted a conspiracy theorist's tweet on the city's weekend shootings.
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Trump retweets alt-right conspiracy theorist on Chicago homicides in wake of Charlottesville criticism

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Trump retweets alt-right conspiracy theorist on Chicago homicides in wake of Charlottesville criticism

- Late Monday, after thousands of protesters flocked to Trump Tower for the president's first trip back to the Manhattan penthouse in seven months, the president took to Twitter. First, he wrote that it felt "good to be home." Next, he retweeted a post from an eyebrow-raising Twitter account: that of right-wing provocateur Jack Posobiec, a Trump supporter known for advancing a number of conspiracy theories, such as those tied to "Pizzagate" and the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich
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Ehlmann launches run for 4th term as St. Charles County executive

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Ehlmann launches run for 4th term as St. Charles County executive

- ST. CHARLES COUNTY • Steve Ehlmann, the St. Charles County executive since 2007, announced Monday he'll seek another four-year term in next year's election. "I'm proud to have served St. Charles County during a time of incredible growth and opportunity for those who live and work here," said Ehlmann, 66, a Republican from St. Charles. "I can look out of my office and see St
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Chicago cop involved in off-duty shooting indefinitely put on desk duty

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Chicago cop involved in off-duty shooting indefinitely put on desk duty

- A Chicago police sergeant who shot a mentally disabled teen in the arm over the weekend on the Far South Side was indefinitely relieved of his police powers Monday while the off-duty incident is investigated. The Independent Police Review Authority had recommended the move to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Neither IPRA nor the Police Department would explain why this step was necesary, though no weapon was recovered from the 18-year-old male who was shot
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Obama praises Chance the Rapper during a free concert in Chicago

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Obama praises Chance the Rapper during a free concert in Chicago

- Former president Barack Obama wowed the crowd at a Chance the Rapper concert in Chicago on Saturday night during a surprise video guest appearance, sharing inspirational words about the “next generation of leaders” and applauding the young rapper for his support of the city’s youth. The free concert followed the Bud Billiken Parade, the country’s oldest and biggest African American parade and an annual back-to-school tradition in Chicago since 1929
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Chicago Air and Water Show: Where to watch, how to get there

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Chicago Air and Water Show: Where to watch, how to get there

- The Chicago Air and Water Show is one of the most popular summer events put on by the city, so it's easy to see why some 2 million people will head to North Avenue Beach to get a front-row seat.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway to headline Chicago Humanities Festival events

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway to headline Chicago Humanities Festival events

- Speakers including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Soloway and Edward O. Wilson will headline events at the fall’s Chicago Humanities Festival, the organization announced Monday. Additionally, novelist Marilynne Robinson (“Housekeeping”) will accept the Chicago Tribune Literary Award at the fest, and astronaut Scott Kelly will speak as well, said CHF in a new round of speaker revelations. They will join speakers including former Vice President Al Gore and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power
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  • Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past
    Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past

    , chicagotribune.com

    There's a subset of apartment renters who eschew stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Instead, they purposefully hunt for what they call time capsule dwellings — homes that look like they have been untouched since John F. Kennedy was president, Marilyn Monroe graced the movie screen and pillbox hats were the rage. While developers race to inject new rental buildings with every amenity under the sun — pet spa, anyone? — these renters seek out period details
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Politics & Government

  • The Latest: Rauner blasts 'special deals' for Chicago
    The Latest: Rauner blasts 'special deals' for Chicago

    , richmond.com

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois House debate over public school funding legislation (all times local): Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term. Rauner spoke at a GOP breakfast Wednesday before heading to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for a campaign rally
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Sports

  • Rockies' Freeland has no-hitter thru 7 innings vs White Sox
    Rockies' Freeland has no-hitter thru 7 innings vs White Sox

    , abcnews.com

    Colorado Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the . Freeland worked around a pair of leadoff walks in the seventh and has thrown 99 pitches Sunday. The 24-year-old lefty grew up in Denver. Freeland is trying to become the second pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Coors Field history. Hideo Nomo accomplished the feat in 1996 when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Business

  • Illinois Senate passes tax hike; governor has vowed to veto
    Illinois Senate passes tax hike; governor has vowed to veto

    , reuters.com

    CHICAGO The Illinois Senate on Tuesday gave final approval to a revenue bill for a fiscal 2018 budget that includes a big income tax rate increase that Governor Bruce Rauner plans to veto. The $5 billion tax package, which passed the House on Sunday, won approval from the Senate in a 36-18 vote. (Reporting by Karen Pierog; Editing by Matthew Lewis) NEW YORK The administration of U
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Health

  • Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication
    Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

    , koat.com

    CHICAGO (AP) — Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history. “Young people may be dying because they are not getting the treatment they need,” said Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who wrote an editorial published with the study Monday in JAMA Pediatrics
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  • Seven shot, one fatally, in Chicago
    Seven shot, one fatally, in Chicago

    , chicagotribune.com

    A 23-year-old was shot dead in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue in Ashburn, officials said, and around the city at least six other people had been shot Tuesday. About 2:30 p.m. a man was standing outside when a man on a light-colored bicycle began firing shots at him, officials said. The man was shot at least five times, police said
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Investigation follows claims that fasting Chesterfield student forced to run
    Investigation follows claims that fasting Chesterfield student forced to run

    , richmond.com

    Chesterfield County school administrators have launched an investigation after a Bellwood Elementary School student claimed she was forced to run while fasting in observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. “Of course, the school division was alarmed and is deeply concerned over the allegations of religious discrimination,” School Board lawyer Wendell Roberts wrote in a letter Wednesday responding to a complaint from the ACLU of Virginia
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Sam Hunt proves he's ready for new headliner status during Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre concert
    Sam Hunt proves he's ready for new headliner status during Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre concert

    , stltoday.com

    Country music, in need of new headliners to compliment tried-and-true names such as Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney, has found one in Sam Hunt. The Georgia native, making his big venue headlining debut on his current “15 in a 30 Tour,” touched down on Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Friday night for a sold-out date. Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese were also on the bill
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Education

  • Esther Cepeda: Disgust with campus ethos isn't rejection of higher ed
    Esther Cepeda: Disgust with campus ethos isn't rejection of higher ed

    , madison.com

    CHICAGO — A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans think higher education is bad for America.” The reality is more complex. What the Pew Research Center actually found is that for the first time on a question asked since 2010, a majority of Republicans (58 percent) say colleges and universities are having a negative effect on the way things are going in the country
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Farming

  • Mobile vet clinic gives dog flu shots at Douglass Loop Farmers Market
    Mobile vet clinic gives dog flu shots at Douglass Loop Farmers Market

    , wdrb.com

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dogs owners lined up Saturday to protect their pets from the recent dog flu outbreak that has reached Louisville. A mobile vet clinic was on hand at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market on Bardstown Road to administer dog flu shots. Vets say very few dogs in the Louisville area have been vaccinated from the latest dog flu strain that started in Chicago two years ago
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Travel & Recreation

  • 2 of Chicago's best breakfast sandwiches, plus more finds from Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney
    2 of Chicago's best breakfast sandwiches, plus more finds from Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney

    , chicagotribune.com

    I'm so happy to experience the new levels of excellence that chefs are bringing to their breakfast service. While Ina's set a new, higher standard in 1991 and redefined what breakfast should be, not many came up to meet that standard, until recently. These changes are all for the better, and I couldn't be happier, especially when I can add two new breakfast sandwiches to my list of favorites
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Real Estate

  • Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past
    Forget modern: Some Chicago renters seek vintage apartments stuck in the past

    , chicagotribune.com

    There's a subset of apartment renters who eschew stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Instead, they purposefully hunt for what they call time capsule dwellings — homes that look like they have been untouched since John F. Kennedy was president, Marilyn Monroe graced the movie screen and pillbox hats were the rage. While developers race to inject new rental buildings with every amenity under the sun — pet spa, anyone? — these renters seek out period details
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Law & Crime

  • Chicago cop involved in off-duty shooting indefinitely put on desk duty
    Chicago cop involved in off-duty shooting indefinitely put on desk duty

    , chicagotribune.com

    A Chicago police sergeant who shot a mentally disabled teen in the arm over the weekend on the Far South Side was indefinitely relieved of his police powers Monday while the off-duty incident is investigated. The Independent Police Review Authority had recommended the move to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Neither IPRA nor the Police Department would explain why this step was necesary, though no weapon was recovered from the 18-year-old male who was shot
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Life & Style

  • Meechy Monroe, black beauty blogger from Chicago, dies at 32
    Meechy Monroe, black beauty blogger from Chicago, dies at 32

    , chicagotribune.com

    After an unflattering but fateful haircut in 2009 led Meechy Monroe to chop off her chemically treated hair in favor of a short Afro, women on the street would walk up to her and ask how they could get their look to resemble hers. "People would come up to me and ask what I did to my hair," Monroe told the Tribune in 2014
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