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    Sanctuary movement: Houses of worship consider offering refuge to immigrants


    Alarmed by President Donald Trump's campaign proposals to crack down on immigration and subsequent executive orders that called for barring refugees and expediting deportations, hundreds of churches, synagogues and mosques nationwide — and about two...

    Alarmed by President Donald Trump's campaign proposals to crack down on immigration and subsequent executive orders that called for barring refugees and expediting deportations, hundreds of churches, synagogues and mosques nationwide — and about two dozen in the Chicago area — are considering the...

    1 killed, 8 wounded in shooting attacks in Chicago


    One man was killed and eight others were wounded in separate attacks Monday, police said.  A man was fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Monday in or near the 900 block of East 132nd Street in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood, police said.  Officers responded...

    One man was killed and eight others were wounded in separate attacks Monday, police said. 

    A man was fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. Monday in or near the 900 block of East 132nd Street in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood, police said. 

    Officers responded to the area for a call of shots fired and...

    Police standoff ends on Far South Side


    Three men were taken into custody for questioning after a more than five-hour standoff with police Monday evening in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. About 5:10 p.m., police responded to a call of shots fired in the 9800...

    Three men were taken into custody for questioning after a more than five-hour standoff with police Monday evening in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

    About 5:10 p.m., police responded to a call of shots fired in the 9800 block of South Bensley Avenue, according...

    Trump taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser


    President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach,...

    President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

    Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and said McMaster is "a man of tremendous...

    Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech due to video they say condones pedophilia


    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. Hours later, his...

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.

    Hours later, his publisher cancelled his book "Dangerous," which...

    Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'


    Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The protests on the federal holiday didn't draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the...

    Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.

    The protests on the federal holiday didn't draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the streets following the Republican president's...

    Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action


    President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures. While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable...

    President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures.

    While both directives will take time to implement, they will send an unmistakable signal that the new administration is determined...

    Paroled gang member kills California officer responding to traffic accident: police


    A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and...

    A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.

    Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was wounded when they...

    Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall


    Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the...

    Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

    The five were on a twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air that crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban Essendon...

    Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp


    As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance. They aren't deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from...

    As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance.

    They aren't deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from state and federal authorities that they must...

    Hundreds attend meeting to air opinions on upcoming New Trier civil rights seminar day


    Hundreds of New Trier High School parents, school district residents and others packed the school's Cornog Auditorium Monday night for a school board meeting where the main topic of discussion was expected to be New Trier's upcoming seminar day on racial...

    Hundreds of New Trier High School parents, school district residents and others packed the school's Cornog Auditorium Monday night for a school board meeting where the main topic of discussion was expected to be New Trier's upcoming seminar day on racial civil rights.

    People began filing into the...

    Joe Maddon sets the tone for the 2017 Cubs: Humility


    Dressed for a vaudeville rehearsal more than baseball practice, Cubs strength coach Tim Buss strutted to the center of a team circle Monday carrying a cane, sporting a top hat and plaid blazer, wearing gold chains around his neck. "All bling and show,''...

    Dressed for a vaudeville rehearsal more than baseball practice, Cubs strength coach Tim Buss strutted to the center of a team circle Monday carrying a cane, sporting a top hat and plaid blazer, wearing gold chains around his neck.

    "All bling and show,'' Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist said.

    All part of...

    North Korea says Malaysia can't be trusted to investigate the killing of leader's half brother


    Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang's envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week's killing of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother and the Malaysian prime...

    Tensions between North Korea and Malaysia became even more heated Monday, when Pyongyang's envoy said Malaysia could not be trusted to carry out the investigation into last week's killing of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother and the Malaysian prime minister defended the investigation as "objective."

    ...

    Peter Bourjos hoping to seize White Sox center field opportunity


    Peter Bourjos knows there's an opportunity to be seized in the White Sox outfield, but the 29-year-old is trying to take a relaxed approach this spring. "Offensively I learned to just slow everything down and not try to do too much," Bourjos said. "I put...

    Peter Bourjos knows there's an opportunity to be seized in the White Sox outfield, but the 29-year-old is trying to take a relaxed approach this spring.

    "Offensively I learned to just slow everything down and not try to do too much," Bourjos said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself, and it hasn't...

    Winnetka police: New Trier High School employee charged with stealing at least $10,000


    An activities assistant at New Trier High School has been charged with theft, official misconduct and unlawful use of an account number following an investigation by school officials and police, according to the Winnetka Police Department. Jeanine M....

    An activities assistant at New Trier High School has been charged with theft, official misconduct and unlawful use of an account number following an investigation by school officials and police, according to the Winnetka Police Department.

    Jeanine M. Brooks, 36, of the 8500 block of West Bryn Mawr...

    Ben Zobrist looks to past for pointers on how to repeat as World Series champion


    Ben Zobrist hasn't attended college since 2004, but he's prepared to take a history lesson in an effort to see if he can help the Cubs become the first team to repeat as World Series champions since the 1998-2000 Yankees. "I want to look at what their...

    Ben Zobrist hasn't attended college since 2004, but he's prepared to take a history lesson in an effort to see if he can help the Cubs become the first team to repeat as World Series champions since the 1998-2000 Yankees.

    "I want to look at what their hitters did, what their pitchers did, and if...

    Jewish Community Centers back open after new round of bomb threats


    At least 10 Jewish Community Centers across the country, including one in Chicago, were the target of bomb threats Monday, according to officials. A threat to a facility in the 5200 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard about 10:10 a.m. Monday brought...

    At least 10 Jewish Community Centers across the country, including one in Chicago, were the target of bomb threats Monday, according to officials.

    A threat to a facility in the 5200 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard about 10:10 a.m. Monday brought police to the scene, but officers and staff found...

    Brett Anderson feels healthy enough to win fifth spot in Cubs rotation


    The perspiration poured through left-hander Brett Anderson's thick beard on a sunny but cool Monday morning after an injury-free bullpen session. "I could sweat in a snowstorm," said Anderson, who makes no secret of his sarcasm and knack for social media...

    The perspiration poured through left-hander Brett Anderson's thick beard on a sunny but cool Monday morning after an injury-free bullpen session.

    "I could sweat in a snowstorm," said Anderson, who makes no secret of his sarcasm and knack for social media quips.

    A bigger accomplishment for Anderson...

    Jimmy Butler's camp under the impression Bulls won't trade him before deadline


    Trade speculation about the Bulls and Celtics isn't going away for several reasons. The Celtics own attractive assets for a team seeking a full rebuild. The Bulls have a superstar with experience guarding LeBron James in the postseason. And the teams...

    Trade speculation about the Bulls and Celtics isn't going away for several reasons.

    The Celtics own attractive assets for a team seeking a full rebuild. The Bulls have a superstar with experience guarding LeBron James in the postseason. And the teams engaged in serious talks in June that centered...

    John Stamos, former Cook County prosecutor and state Supreme Court justice, dies


    John J. Stamos spent close to four decades working as a judge and as a Cook County prosecutor, rising to serve first as Cook County State's Attorney during turbulent times in the 1960s and then as a justice first on the Illinois Appellate Court and then...

    John J. Stamos spent close to four decades working as a judge and as a Cook County prosecutor, rising to serve first as Cook County State's Attorney during turbulent times in the 1960s and then as a justice first on the Illinois Appellate Court and then on the Illinois Supreme Court.

    "He was a...

    Protesters rally against Trump on 'Not My President' day


    Michelle Brasure recalls little of past Presidents Days, except learning about Washington and Lincoln in grade school. Artist Debby Spertus remembers coloring in stovepipe hats as a kid, but that's about it. Graduate student Samantha Kray says she has...

    Michelle Brasure recalls little of past Presidents Days, except learning about Washington and Lincoln in grade school.

    Artist Debby Spertus remembers coloring in stovepipe hats as a kid, but that's about it.

    Graduate student Samantha Kray says she has virtually no memories of the holiday: "I just...

    Victim shot 2nd time after swearing at attacker: Prosecutors


    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting a man in Englewood last month, then shooting him again when the man swore at him, was denied bail Monday. Rashaad Collins, 19, is accused of shooting a 27-year-old man who was walking home on the 900 block of West...

    A 19-year-old man accused of shooting a man in Englewood last month, then shooting him again when the man swore at him, was denied bail Monday.

    Rashaad Collins, 19, is accused of shooting a 27-year-old man who was walking home on the 900 block of West 71st Street about 10:10 a.m. Jan. 31. Cook...

    Son charged in alleged stabbing attack on father


    A 68-year-old Cedar Lake man is recovering after he allegedly was stabbed four times by his 21-year-old son in an ambush attack after a verbal altercation. Ian Watt, 21, of Cedar Lake has been charged with aggravated battery, battery resulting in serious...

    A 68-year-old Cedar Lake man is recovering after he allegedly was stabbed four times by his 21-year-old son in an ambush attack after a verbal altercation.

    Ian Watt, 21, of Cedar Lake has been charged with aggravated battery, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and battery by means of a...

    New Holocaust Museum exhibit details notorious Nazi's capture and trial


    The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's new exhibition, "Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann," takes visitors chronologically through the operation that led to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's capture, trial and...

    The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center's new exhibition, "Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann," takes visitors chronologically through the operation that led to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's capture, trial and execution.

    The exhibition opened Sunday but the...

    Teen shot to death in Melrose Park


    Police were searching Monday for a possible suspect in the shooting death of a teenage boy Sunday afternoon in Melrose Park, authorities said. Julian Hernandez was pronounced dead at 5:16 p.m. Sunday at Loyola University medical center in Maywood after...

    Police were searching Monday for a possible suspect in the shooting death of a teenage boy Sunday afternoon in Melrose Park, authorities said.

    Julian Hernandez was pronounced dead at 5:16 p.m. Sunday at Loyola University medical center in Maywood after the shooting in the 1900 block of North 17th...