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  • Texas school shooting: Accused shooter’s dad believes bullying behind rampage
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    SANTA FE, Texas — The father of the teenager accused of killing 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Texas says his son was a “good boy,” and he believes bullying drove him to perpetrate last week’s deadly rampage. Antonios Pagourtzis’ claims came during a brief phone interview Monday with The Wall... Read more »
  • Group plans LGBTQ pride festival in southern Illinois
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    CARBONDALE, Ill.  — A group is organizing an LGBTQ pride festival in southern Illinois following a successful fundraising campaign. The Southern Illinoisan reports that the Southern Illinois Pride Festival planning committee is preparing for a three-day celebration in downtown Carbondale starting June 1. The committee’s GoFundMe campaign recently raised $700 to cover... Read more »
  • Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes
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    NEW YORK — A woman has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly, accusing the singer of sexual battery, knowingly infecting her with herpes and locking her in rooms for punishment. Faith Rodgers says in the suit filed Monday in New York that she met Kelly about a year ago after a... Read more »
  • Police: Woman claiming group beat her in West Loop was intoxicated, injured herself in fall
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    CHICAGO — A 49-year-old woman who claimed she was beaten in the West Loop early Sunday was likely injured in a fall while she was intoxicated, police said Tuesday. The still-unnamed woman made news after she told police she was assaulted by a group of women while walking near the Boeing... Read more »
  • Instagram will soon let you mute annoying accounts
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    CNN Money — Instagram is taking a subtle but bold step to quiet your loud friends. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app will soon let you mute that annoying friend from college who posts incessantly — without unfollowing (and offending) them. The mute button, which will roll out to as a test to Instagram... Read more »

Features

  • 85-year-old Chicago sculptor has no plans to slow down
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    CHICAGO -- A giant new sculpture went up this week along Clark and Aldine. It stands tall, is bright red and bold. Most would never guess it was the work of an 85-year-old woman. Ruth Aizuss Migdal has been creating art since the age of 11. Initially she created abstract paintings but... Read more »
  • Landscapers bloom by overcoming obstacles and beautify downtown streets
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    The tulips along Michigan Avenue are one of the most “Instagramed” shots in all of Chicago.  But the backstory behind those flowers may be even better than the tulips themselves. The landscapers responsible for the gorgeous flower beds is the work of people who are overcoming major challenges. Some were incarcerated,... Read more »
  • Friends, officers, moms: Women stand by each other through cancer diagnosis too
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    This Sunday thousands will line the lakefront for the Komen Chicago Mother's Day Race for the Cure. At the front of that pack will be Melinda Linas and Jessica Jones.  They will be side by side as they always have been through life's sweetest and darkest moments. "15 years ago Jessica and... Read more »
  • Suburban velodrome fills your two-wheel need for speed
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    NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- From the air, it looks like a simple circular track.  But on the ground we find the heart pumping excitement of track cycling at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. It’s the only one of its kind in Illinois and one of only 20 in the nation. Josh Ryan is president... Read more »
  • Hundreds of school kids treated to brand-new shoes
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    CHICAGO -- Hundreds of Chicago school kids went home Thursday with an extra skip in their step because of the new shoes on their feet. Every student at Dewey School of Excellence received a brand-new pair of shoes today. The national non-profit group Shoes That Fit distributed the 400 plus pairs Thursday morning.... Read more »

 

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