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3 dead, 23 wounded in Chicago shootings

Three people were killed and at least 23 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning, police confirmed. The most recent fatal shooting came at the end of a dramatic burst of violence on the West Side, where two people were killed and five...

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  • Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Last week, Donald Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that—under the right leadership—crime in Chicago could be essentially stopped within one measly week. Huh? As even the actual Chicago Police Department has no idea what the Republican nominee for president of the United States is talking about,...

  • I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    Been friends with a guy for years and have had feelings for him for a while. I’m mid-30s, straight. We went out drinking one night and, with the help of liquid courage, I decided to tell him how I felt. He said he was flattered (ugh) but didn’t reciprocate (ugh ugh). What do I do now? How do I...

  • Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    I have astonishment fatigue. Every day this summer, I'm newly and horribly astonished at what we humans dish out to each other. Wednesday it was the Leslie Jones website being hacked, followed quickly by the reaction to the Leslie Jones website hack. Jones, the "Saturday Night Live" actress who...

  • Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    I get it, waitresses are being all nice and [bleep] ’cause it’s their job and they want a fat tip. But let’s pretend that you are seriously interested in your waitress. Is it rude to show interest or solicit a date or more info from someone who is working? If it’s not, what are some ways you can...

  • Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Summer romances are meant to be as fleeting as the humid days and breezy nights, which means the time has come, Summer 2016, for us to part ways. And if I’m being completely honest here, it’s definitely you, not me. What’s that? You don’t understand? Stop playing Pokémon Go for one second and listen...

  • Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    I’m 18. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend for four months. I go down on him, but he hasn’t gone down on me because I’m nervous about it. What if he hates it? What if I hate it? What if he thinks I smell or take too long or get bored? I don’t know that I can get over my fears around this, but I don’t...

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  • PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    Eternal good guys PAWS Chicago are responding to the recent flooding in southern Louisiana by sending volunteers from Chicago to go and rescue homeless animals. Since the flooding started, more than 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes, creating a desperate need for emergency housing...

  • Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Ireland's 57th annual Rose of Tralee Festival culminated Tuesday night with the naming of the Rose of Tralee, and one of Chicago's own took home the crown. Maggie McEldowney of Beverly, representing Chicago in the international competition, beat 64 other women who hailed from Ireland's many counties...

  • Ax throwing — the 'modern-day bowling' — coming to Chicago

    Ax throwing — the 'modern-day bowling' — coming to Chicago

    If your idea of a good time is drinking beer and throwing axes, well, you're in luck. Canadian ax-throwing chain — yes, you read that right — Bad Axe Throwing will be opening its first Chicago location at 165 N. Loomis St., about a mile from the United Center. Bad Axe founder Mario Zelaya says...

  • Trump suggests Chicago could solve crime problem 'in a week' if cops got tougher

    Trump suggests Chicago could solve crime problem 'in a week' if cops got tougher

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump said Chicago's crime problem could be solved by police "being very much tougher" than they are now, adding that during a Chicago visit he met with "very top police" and was told the problem could be stopped in a week with tough tactics. In an interview Monday...

  • With more than 4 months left, 2016 in Chicago nears last year's gun violence level

    With more than 4 months left, 2016 in Chicago nears last year's gun violence level

    Another violent weekend in Chicago left seven people dead and at least 49 others wounded, including a young girl shot in the wrist while attending a vigil for a 14-year-old boy killed early Sunday in Austin. So far this year, more than 2,700 people have been shot in Chicago, according to data kept...

  • Before you assign blame, CTA and Metra may not be causing that delay

    Before you assign blame, CTA and Metra may not be causing that delay

    I recently found myself stuck underground on an overcrowded morning Red Line train "standing momentarily waiting for signal clearance"—for 45 freaking minutes. Not. Cool. My rail car was eventually evacuated at a nearby station, forcing me to navigate through a seemingly endless crowd of less-than-happy...

  • 5 dead, 20 wounded in Chicago shootings

    5 dead, 20 wounded in Chicago shootings

    At least 25 people were shot over 14 hours in attacks across Chicago beginning Saturday afternoon into early Sunday, police said, equivalent to someone being shot every 33 minutes. Five of the shootings were fatal, including an attack in Marquette Park at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday. Darius Brownlee,...

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