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Prosecutors begin case against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The lead investigator of an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett on Tuesday countered a defense attorney’s claims that Chicago police rushed to judgment, saying roughly two dozen detectives clocked some 3,000 hours on what they thought was a “horrible hate crime” before concluding the ex-“Empire” actor had staged a hoax.
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'Fire Nagy' chants spread to college basketball

The “Fire Nagy” chants directed at the Bears head coach have spread downstate. In Monday night’s basketball game between the Fighting Illini and the Fighting Irish, fans broke out into the jeer that’s been heard at Soldier Field, the United Center and now the State Farm Center. You may recognize...
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Chicago, Brian Wilson announce co-headlining U.S. tour for 2022

Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Chicago and Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour for summer 2022. The tour begins on June 7 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix before it wraps up on July 26 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., on July 26.

6 Trends for Affordable Housing in 2022

The recent Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) LIVE Conference offered a glimpse into what we can expect in 2022 for the affordable housing sector. Taking place in-person this year in Chicago, the conference was well-attended – an indication of the continued focus in this important space. The annual conference, geared toward affordable housing developers, owners, management firms, 3rd party service providers like ourselves, and state housing agencies nationwide, provided an invaluable time for these key stakeholders to come together and discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry.
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Brian Wilson and Chicago Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

Brian Wilson and Chicago are teaming up for an extensive tour of U.S. amphitheaters next summer. The run kicks off June 7 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona, and wraps July 26 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. Tickets will go on sale Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. local time via Wilson and Chicago’s websites.

Mom and 7-year-old rescued from burning home thanks to dog barking

CHICAGO — A man and his pit bull raced into action during a fire and have been credited with saving lives. Renaldo Vera told The Chicago Tribune that his dog, Chicago, wouldn’t stop barking and that was what alerted him to screaming outside and glass breaking. Without knowing who needed help, he ran into action, helping to pull two people from a burning building.

Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Vehicle On Dan Ryan Expressway

CHICAGO (CBS)– A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 47th Street Tuesday morning. Illinois State Police responded to the scene around 11:15 a.m. ISP said a man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The expressway near 47th Street is closed as police investigate.
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‘Wicked’ is coming back to Chicago for a long run next fall

Dim the lights, ready Glinda’s flying soap bubble, cue “Defying Gravity” — the musical “Wicked” is coming back to Chicago next fall, according to a Tuesday announcement from downtown theater presenter Broadway in Chicago. This is no one short day in the Emerald City: “Wicked” will play the Nederlander Theatre...