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What promises to be the biggest political corruption trial at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse since former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 2011 conviction is set to begin March 6.
And ahead of the trial, prosecutors have revealed new details of wiretapped conversations and other evidence they intend to use against four people accused in an alleged scheme between Commonwealth Edison and Michael Madigan.
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A new pilot program is aiming to ease the trauma and financial burden experienced by gun violence survivors and their families across five Chicago communities. Read more here.
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Another 89 flights at the two airports were canceled, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. Read more here.
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You can blame the most lopsided national championship game in history on many things, writes Paul Sullivan. Read more here.
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Baker Miller, one of Chicago’s most acclaimed bakeries since it opened in 2014, is going into “hibernation.” Read more here.
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A computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration brought flights to a standstill across the U.S., with hundreds of delays quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide. Read more here.
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