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  1. President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most unpredictable moments...
  2. Given the roller coaster twists and turns of the Jussie Smollett case, it was perhaps appropriate that Dan Webb was at Disney World with his grandchildren when he got the call asking him to step up yet again as a special prosecutor.

    “I told Judge (Michael) Toomin, ‘I’m on vacation, I’ll call you...

  3. Dear Amy: My 94-year-old mother passed away in January.

    She was very specific about her grave marker because she was sensitive about her age. She said she didn't want any dates listed, only her name, and just her name.

    Since then my siblings have added her death date (because it doesn't give her...

  4. Dylan Cease surrendered a three-run homer to Willie Calhoun in the first inning.

    He brushed off the big hit, then delivered the best outing of his young career.

    The rookie allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, pitching the White Sox to an 8-3 victory Friday night against the Rangers...

  5. An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis.

    Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, of Waterloo, a 10-year veteran of the force, was wounded during an exchange of gunfire while serving the warrant at an East St. Louis home, said...

  6. Rene Padilla wanted to spend one last summer day with his daughters before school started.

    So he took the day off from his construction job Thursday and headed to the 31st Street Beach with his 11- and 12-year-old daughters. The older girl ventured onto the breakwall and was knocked into Lake Michigan...

  7. Players are wearing nicknames on the backs of their uniforms for Players Weekend, though Cubs outfielder Nicholas Castellanos admitted no one actually calls him “Artist.”

    So what does it mean?

    “We’re all artists, man,” Castellanos said. “We just choose to express our creativity in our own way.”

    ...
  8. Prompted by a Naperville teen who killed himself after a police officer interrogated him about an alleged sex tape, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Friday that requires a parent or designated advocate be present when a student is questioned in connection with a crime on school grounds.

    ...
  9. Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79.

    The cause of death was not...

  10. After the death of an Illinois resident hospitalized for an unknown respiratory illness linked to vaping — the first in the country since a rash of hospitalizations across many states — public health officials say they still are trying to identify what ingredients or products are responsible.

    The...

  11. One year after announcing a $750 million revitalization of its northwest Indiana facilities, U.S. Steel is idling its tin mill in East Chicago and laying off about 150 workers due to “high levels of low-priced imported tin,” the company said Friday.

    The tin mill will stop production by mid-November,...

  12. Say it ain’t so, Papa Joe. The U.S. Pizza Museum south of the Loop, which gave Chicago a controversial claim to primacy over New York in the perhaps nonexistent pizza museum wars, is closing come October.

    But the lively collection of artifacts and history won’t be going away permanently, emphasized...

  13. Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial.

    Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after prosecutors charged him with assaulting...

  14. Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb was sworn in Friday as a special prosecutor to investigate the entire Jussie Smollett case, from the former “Empire" actor’s claims that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack to prosecutors’ sudden decision to drop charges that he had faked the assault.

    ...
  15. A long-empty brewery is giving a long-wandering beer company a home.

    Ravinia Brewing, which has overcome an unusual number of hurdles since launching in 2017, is moving into the Logan Square building that once housed Ale Syndicate, a brewery that closed abruptly after failing to pay rent in 2016...

  16. Looking for something to do for free this fall? The Shedd Aquarium will be free for Illinois residents for nearly half of September.

    The aquarium will be free 12 days in September to anyone who shows a photo ID with an Illinois address. Children under 18 do not need to show an ID if they’re with...

  17. Joe Maddon isn’t revealing what plans he has for Ben Zobrist when the veteran rejoins the Cubs on or before Sept. 1.

    “If and when he comes back, we’ll figure that out easily,” Maddon said Friday before the Cubs’ 9-3 loss to the Nationals at Wrigley Field.

    If? Is there any question Zobrist will...

  18. One of the marquee events of Chicago Tribune Food Bowl kicks off Friday along the Riverwalk. Night Market, a celebration of food, drink and music, takes places 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

    Festgoers can explore participating bars and restaurants along the Chicago River. Night Market...

  19. The Popeyes fried-chicken sandwich feeding frenzy is expected to peak this weekend. Long lines and sad sold-out stories have been popping up across social media for days. In my humble opinion, instead of following the flock, you might work your way through the 15 best fried-chicken sandwiches in...

  20. Q: Should you look up your kid’s teacher on social media?

    A: This is a modern dilemma that new etiquette rules have to address.

    Many teachers are spending more time with our children during the week than we get a chance to, so it is completely OK to do a personal investigation. As a professional,...

  21. Just a few short miles from my idyllic suburban home, a 75-year-old man stepped out of his house Aug. 13 to confront a group of teenagers near his car.

    He yelled at them to get off his property and one teen moved closer with an unknown object in his hand, according to the account shared by police...

  22. A state judicial disciplinary body ruled this week against a DuPage County judge accused of lying to police about firing a gun inside his apartment and threatening retaliation against two courthouse employees who alleged he had sexually harassed them.

    The Illinois Courts Commission on Wednesday...

  23. Chicago boxer Claire Quinn was on the way to the gym last weekend, planning on sparring in the ring, when she ended up in a street fight in Bucktown.

    A teenager asked Quinn for directions to the Nike store as she walked in the 1600 block of North Damen Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Moments later,...

  24. For 40 years, William Q. Wakefield co-owned and managed Wheaton’s Little Popcorn Store, a quirky, 4-foot-wide shop in the city’s dobrownntown that has been selling popcorn and candy since 1921.

    Wakefield, 67, died of complications from colon cancer Aug. 11 at his home, said his sister, Donna, a...