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Chicago Tribune
Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:22:14 PM mt

Navy expected to relieve admiral in charge of Japan-based fleet after deadly disasters



The Navy will relieve the senior admiral in charge of the service's 7th Fleet based in Japan in response to four embarrassing accidents this year, two of which killed sailors at sea, two U.S. officials said.

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin will be removed from his job formally Wednesday, the officials...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:22:13 PM mt

Rauner clarifies statement on political cartoon critics found offensive



Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday attempted to move past the issue of a political cartoon from a conservative think tank with deep ties to his administration and clean up a statement his office sent out earlier in the day.

The background: the Illinois Policy Institute cartoon showed an African-American...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:22:12 PM mt

No one hurt when police officers fire shots in Little Village



No one was hurt when Chicago police officers fired shots while responding to a shooting in Little Village on the West Side Tuesday night, authorities said.

Officers discharged their weapons just after 8:50 p.m. in the 2600 block of South Albany Avenue, the department said in a media notification.

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:22:12 PM mt

Cubs 13 Reds 9



Photos from the Cubs-Reds game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 11:22:10 PM mt

More Hamilton tickets go on sale Aug. 29



Your next shot at scoring Hamilton tickets is coming up next week.

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced Wednesday that a new block of tickets for the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Mirandas Tony winning hip-hop history lesson will go on sale Aug. 29.

The new tickets will...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:21:04 PM mt

Addison Russell believes he is close to rejoining Cubs from disabled list



Shortstop Addison Russell believes he could rejoin the Cubs by the end of August.

"I would say two weeks is a little bit too long," Russell said before fielding grounders and hitting an upper-deck home run. "But I'm definitely looking maybe 1 1/2 weeks at most. We're not too far off, maybe before...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:21:00 PM mt

Lottery rigging scam gets Iowa computer programmer up to 25 years in prison



A former lottery computer programmer who admitted to rigging computers to enable him to pick winning numbers and cheat four states out of $2.2 million in several lottery games over six years was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison in Iowa on Tuesday.

"I regret my actions and I'm sorry for the...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:20:59 PM mt

Some Cook County residents crossing borders to avoid paying soda tax



Some residents of Cook County's south suburbs are buying sweetened beverages at stores in Will County to avoid paying Cook's penny-an-ounce soda tax.

I talked with shoppers Tuesday morning outside Target at 7300 W. 191st St. in the Will County portion of Tinley Park.

"I don't mind paying taxes,"...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:20:57 PM mt

Video of shooting played in federal court as Chicago cop's trial begins



A lawyer for a Chicago police officer on trial on civil rights charges defended his shooting into a car full of teens, calling the decision a "split-second" choice that cops must make in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.

In opening remarks to a federal jury, attorney Daniel Herbert emphasized...

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Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 09:20:54 PM mt

Missouri mom gave up daughter as a baby took her back as a teen. Now she's charged in her murder.



A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl's remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl moved back from Minnesota, where she was raised.

Rebecca Ruud, 39, is charged...

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