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Cook County prosecutors formally dismissed all charges against imprisoned R&B star R. Kelly today.
When Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx put out a request for his accusers to come forward, Lanita Carter answered the call. “I put a lot of hope into them, that I would see justice one day, and it was so important to me that I did,” she said.
Carter said she was devastated when the charges were dropped. “My case matters,” Carter said in a lengthy interview with the Tribune at her attorneys’ office.
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This Bulls team has plenty of tactical concerns: a lack of offensive rebounding, a dearth of 3-point shooting and injuries sidelining key role players such as Javonte Green. But the main issue comes down to mentality. Read more here.
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The nominations are in for the most recent season of theater productions by Chicago’s nonunion theaters. Read more here.
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Pope Francis is opening a six-day visit to Congo and South Sudan, aiming to bring a message of peace to two countries riven by poverty, conflict and what Francis has called a lingering “colonialist mentality” that still considers Africa ripe for exploitation. Read more here.
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