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USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef

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USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef

- CHICAGO: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef. Violations at a number of Brazilian meat plants indicate a system-wide problem in the sector, Carmen Rottenberg, a deputy USDA administrator, said in a letter to Brazil's agriculture ministry on Thursday that was obtained by Reuters

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Rahm says public art 'makes Chicago great,' but not all his donors got the memo

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Rahm says public art 'makes Chicago great,' but not all his donors got the memo

- Mayor chose a neighborhood famous for its ethnic street art when he stopped by Thursday at the National Museum of Mexican Art to proclaim that "what makes Chicago great is public art — not just downtown and on the lakefront but in all 50 wards." Not all his donors got the memo, it seems. Just three days earlier and less than a mile from the Pilsen museum, a contractor who recently gave Emanuel's campaign fund $10,000 shocked residents when he painted over one of the neighborhood's oldest and most beloved murals

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Just one Sears store left in Chicago, as retailer announces more closings

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Just one Sears store left in Chicago, as retailer announces more closings

- Sears Holdings Corp. is closing 20 more stores, including a Sears in Chicago's Galewood neighborhood, in mid-September. Those closings — including 18 Sears and two Kmart stores — follow 150 stores Hoffman Estates-based Sears shuttered in the first quarter of this year and another 66 expected to close by early September. The latest 20 are among the 235 locations Sears sold to its real estate investment trust spinoff, Seritage Growth Properties, in 2015

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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

- CHICAGO (AP) -- A three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's Manitowoc County salvage yard

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Lawsuit says Chicago Basketball Academy defrauded families of thousands

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Lawsuit says Chicago Basketball Academy defrauded families of thousands

- A defunct private Chicago high school pegged as a basketball academy is being sued for fraud for allegedly refusing to refund thousands of dollars in tuition and fees to parents whose kids never received the advertised education.

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Conviction of 'Making a Murderer' defendant Brendan Dassey overturned

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Conviction of 'Making a Murderer' defendant Brendan Dassey overturned

- CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's ruling that overturned the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer. In a 2-1 ruling issued Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld the August 2016 decision by U.S. Magistrate William Duffin of Milwaukee. Duffin found that Dassey’s constitutional rights were violated because investigators for the prosecution made false promises during multiple interrogations

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Highway workers find body of person shot in Will County

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Highway workers find body of person shot in Will County

- Highway workers found the body of a person who had been shot multiple times in a ditch Wednesday afternoon while cutting grass in far southwest suburban Will County.

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Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

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Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

- CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls decided to rebuild without Jimmy Butler rather than reload with him. The Bulls launched a roster overhaul Thursday night with a big trade, dealing the three-time All-Star and the rights to No. 16 pick Justin Patton of Creighton to the Timberwolves. In exchange, the Bulls got No. 7 overall pick Lauri Markkanen of Arizona along with Minnesota's Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn

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The New Chicago Apple Store’s Roof Looks Like A Giant MacBook

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The New Chicago Apple Store’s Roof Looks Like A Giant MacBook

- Apple is well known for making bold design decisions, including when it comes to their buildings. However, the design of Apple’s new Chicago store is perhaps their boldest yet, with a roof that appears to resemble a giant MacBook Pro. Whether or not that’s an intentional decision on Apple’s part, remains to be seen. According to the Verge, construction is nearing completion on Apple’s new store in Chicago

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Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

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Bulls trade Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves, go all in on rebuild

- CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls decided to rebuild without Jimmy Butler rather than reload with him. The Bulls launched a roster overhaul Thursday night with a big trade, dealing the three-time All-Star and the rights to No. 16 pick Justin Patton of Creighton to the Timberwolves. In exchange, the Bulls got No. 7 overall pick Lauri Markkanen of Arizona along with Minnesota's Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn

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2 men plead guilty in DeKalb corruption case involving forged $4,000 check

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2 men plead guilty in DeKalb corruption case involving forged $4,000 check

- Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges based on allegations they were involved in a scheme to steal $4,000 from DeKalb County’s government by forging former CEO Lee May’s name on a check. Former DeKalb Deputy Chief Operating Officer Morris Williams and contractor Doug Cotter agreed to plead guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors to resolve the case

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports amid ‘recurring’ safety concerns

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports amid ‘recurring’ safety concerns

- CHICAGO – The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks. The USDA had “recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market,” after increasing tests on Brazilian beef in March, according to a statement. The agency raised scrutiny on Brazilian beef and ready-to-eat products as a precaution following an investigation into corruption involving Brazil’s health inspectors that targeted meat companies JBS SA and BRF SA

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Michigan airport attacker tried to buy gun: officials

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Michigan airport attacker tried to buy gun: officials

- Chicago: The man arrested for stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport — in what has been classified as a terror incident — had tried but failed to buy a gun, officials said Thursday. Amor Ftouhi, 49, the Canadian man accused in Wednesday’s attack, was charged with one count of committing an act of violence at an airport

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Court rules in favor of 'Making a Murderer' defendant Brendan Dassey

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Court rules in favor of 'Making a Murderer' defendant Brendan Dassey

- CHICAGO (WLUK) – A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Brendan Dassey, ruling he would be released from prison unless the state decides to retry him within 90 days. The state of Wisconsin called the ruling "erroneous" and said it is reviewing the decision. State prosecutors released this statement: We are evaluating the 2-1 decision from the court

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Bulls agree to send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago

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Bulls agree to send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago

- Chicago has agreed to send Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick to Minnesota in exchange for guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Arizona's Lauri Markkanen was drafted at No. 7.

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US court throws out case against Making a Murderer convict

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US court throws out case against Making a Murderer convict

- CHICAGO: A US federal appeals court on Thursday (Jun 22) overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of two men charged in the case depicted on the Netflix series Making a Murderer. The Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Dassey was convicted based on a faulty confession coerced out of the then 16-year-old, who has a low IQ and lacked proper representation

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Facebook CEO talks of family, puppy and new corporate mission

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Facebook CEO talks of family, puppy and new corporate mission

- Dressed in his signature solid-color T-shirt and jeans, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came to Chicago on Thursday and outlined the start of a new chapter in the social network's life. Before describing his plan during a West Loop conference for a few hundred invited Facebook devotees, Zuckerberg disarmingly addressed the crowd with a couple of personal asides. "Before we get started, I want to introduce myself

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