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Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:21:47 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:21:47 GMT

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Judge orders release of man who was convicted in 1957 murder

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:17:00 GMT

A DeKalb County judge Friday vacated the conviction of Jack McCullough, who was found guilty in 2012 of the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl.

Judge William Brady ordered a new trial for McCullough and also ordered that he be freed from custody on his own recognizance.

The hearing was held...




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Judge won't reduce bond for girls in Slender Man stabbing

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:14:00 GMT

A judge on Friday refused to reduce the $500,000 bond set for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man.

Judge Michael Bohren denied requests by the girls' attorneys to lower the bond amount. The girls have been...




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Lucas Museum switch: Olive branch or trap?

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:00:35 GMT

By signing off on a plan to move the museum east of Lake Shore Drive, parks advocates would be trampling on the very principle they used to block the museum.

Does Mayor Rahm Emanuel want to tear down the McCormick Place East building to make way for the controversial Lucas Museum of Narrative Art?

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To police, a fatal gang shooting. To parents, the end of a life turning around

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:59:00 GMT

As they gathered at the crime tape, looking down at the body of their son under a white sheet, Raymond and Charisma Pryor were taken off to the side by police and told he was the target of a gang conflict.But all they could see was a man gunned down as he was straightening out his life, going to...




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What drives Jonathan Toews? Let's start with the sleepovers

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:55:00 GMT

As a kid, Jonathan Toews threw the worst sleepovers.

Just ask Tyler Riel, a friend who went over to Toews' house one night on the southern end of Winnipeg.

Riel, then 11, was expecting the usual trappings of a night with buddies — video games, junk food and hockey on the rink Toews' dad Brian built....




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Reward offered for Oak Lawn man wanted in 2009 burning, killing of Chicago teen

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:54:00 GMT

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an Oak Lawn man charged in the burning and killing a teenage boy on Chicago's Southwest Side in 2009, the FBI said Friday morning.

Luis Macedo, 28, whose last known address is in the 6200 block of West 90th Place,...




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Muslim family kicked off United flight still awaits resolution

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:49:00 GMT

The parents of a north suburban Muslim family abruptly removed from a United Airlines flight last month say the way they and their three children were treated by a flight crew at Chicago O'Hare International Airport went way beyond poor customer service. Yet three weeks later, they still have not...




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Demolish McCormick Place East for Lucas Museum site: City Hall plan

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:47:00 GMT

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to tear down McCormick Place East to create a lakefront parcel for Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas' art museum in an effort to prevent Lucas from taking the project to another city, a source close to the mayoral administration said Friday.

The source confirmed the mayor's...




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2 rescued, 2 jump from burning Lakeview building: 'It was scary, terrifying'

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:25:00 GMT

Jessica Johnson woke to the sounds of screaming but thought it was just a Cubs fan straggling home late from Wrigley Field six blocks away.She went to the window anyway. “He was yelling, ‘Get out. Get out. Get out,’ ” said Johnson, who dressed, grabbed her keys and ran outside barefoot.“Once in...




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McCormick Place through the years

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:54:00 GMT

McCormick Place has gone through many different iterations as it continues to grow and develop.




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Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of worker at Northwest Side bar

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:54:00 GMT

First-degree murder charges have been filed in the shooting death of a Northwest Side bar worker who was hit by a bullet fired through the window.Police say Felix Valentin, 28, was arrested at his home after he was identified as the person who fired the shot around 11:45 p.m. April 2 outside Brudder’s...




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Let's help Trump supporters find friends

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:40:00 GMT

Guys, I'm worried that the people supporting Donald Trump's presidential campaign might be struggling to make friends.

That worry surfaced as I read the most recent poll — you know how the Donald loves polls! — that details the depth of Trump's unpopularity.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll...




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'Greatest living painter'? MCA shows life's work of Kerry James Marshall

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:20:00 GMT

For the forthcoming, 70-plus-painting retrospective of his work, the one that will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art and then travel to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the MCA Los Angeles, Kerry James Marshall had to put into the hands of the show's curators his life's work, an...




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Childhood is easy to customize; parenthood should be about broadening horizons

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:17:00 GMT

It's pretty easy to customize childhood.

If your daughter likes, say, cupcakes, she can watch every season of "Cupcake Wars" on Netflix and attend cupcake-making summer camp and have a cupcake-making birthday party and wear cupcake pajamas in her bed that's made up in cupcake sheets. If she likes...




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Parishioners, preservationists rally to save Pilsen church

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:12:00 GMT

In 1912, Jozef Pawlikowski and other Polish immigrants rolled up their sleeves to stack 185 feet of blond bricks — eventually forming the iconic twin towers of St. Adalbert Roman Catholic Church.

Years later, Pawlikowski's casket passed between the polished granite Corinthian columns of the portico...




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Skilling: Warmest weekend in 6 1/2 months on the way

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:05:00 GMT

It looks like Chicago's official high temperatures Saturday and Sunday will top out in the middle 70s, making this the warmest weekend since Sept. 26-27 last year, when readings hit 75 and 74 degrees.

With an "omega" blocking system aloft, the huge, nearly stationary high pressure centered over...




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Dave Beran leaving Next to open his own restaurant in LA

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Dave Beran, the executive chef at Next restaurant for its entire five-year history, is leaving.

Next staffers got the news last night; Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz released the news today.

"I realized it was time to think bigger, to want to push myself more," Beran said. "For the last two years,...




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Lake County wildflowers leave nature lovers 'awestruck'

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:54:00 GMT

The curtains are rising to a free colorful show in local woodlands — and the pageantry won't last long.

Call it the spring ephemeral wildflower show. Native plants are emerging from the soil in the woods, and will bloom one after the other in hues of white, yellow, purple, blue, red and violet...




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Maggie Daley Park restaurant to provide public bathrooms and shade

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:47:00 GMT

More food. More bathrooms. More shade.

All three would be wrapped into one project: the restaurant at the southern end of Maggie Daley Park near the play garden where children race to the spiral slide, bright orange suspension bridge and watering hole.

A rendering released this week shows a sleek...




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Smashing Pumpkins a creative - and nostalgic - force at same time

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:32:00 GMT

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan last shared a Chicago stage with guitarist James Iha at the group's farewell concert at Metro in December 2000. Following a March reunion of the warring former bandmates in Los Angeles, the two teamed up again Thursday at Chicago's Civic Opera House when Corgan...




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