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  • Dozens of people spoke out Monday against a homework assignment made at an Elgin-area U46 school in which it was asserted Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths all believe in the same God. One month after the assignment was criticized by U46 school board member Jeanette Ward, people who identified...

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  • The Blackhawks woke up in Chicago on Tuesday to a light cover of snow, but not the kind of stuff that requires a shovel. They also woke up in seventh and last place in the Central Division, seven points out of the playoff race. Digging out of that will require some heavy lifting. “That hole’s getting...

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  • When her cat dashed out an open door a day before Halloween, Logan Square artist Rae Bees turned to her Facebook community for help. “i’m Reggie and i’m lost (again),” Bees, 30, wrote over a photo of her cat, hoping the tongue-in-cheek meme would help widely circulate her plea for his return. “i...

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  • It became such an immediate punchline Tuesday, even Rotten Tomatoes trolled the Academy Awards' nomination of "The Boss Baby." "The Academy: "We've nominated your favorite films from last year including Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and ... The Boss Baby," tweeted the pop-culture review-aggregation...

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  • The wonderful website www.tankathon.com details the, ahem, race for the most pingpong balls heading into the final NBA draft lottery before reform measures. Even after Monday’s gut-wrenching, double-overtime loss to the New Orleans Boogies, er, Pelicans, the site as of Tuesday morning listed the...

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  • For the first time in almost a month, Corey Crawford’s goalie equipment rested at the ready in his locker stall at the United Center. The Blackhawks goalie, who has been on injured reserve with an upper-body injury since Dec. 27, isn’t quite ready to return to the ice. But Joel Quenneville said...

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  • JPMorgan Chase announced Tuesday that it will boost wages, open new branches and hire thousands of new workers, citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. Wages will rise to between $15 and $18 an hour from a range of $12 to $16.50 an hour, impacting 22,000...

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  • Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman nominated for best cinematography in...

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  • Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will perform at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, for a one-night-only show at 9 p.m. June 9. Tickets are $59 to $139. Tickets go on sale to Paramount subscribers on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday...

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  • Bank of America has eliminated its only free checking account that doesn’t require a minimum balance, causing an uproar from customers on social media and spurring a petition to reverse the decision. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank said it moved eBanking customers into accounts that require them...

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  • A 65-year-old man was found dead after an early morning fire Tuesday in Evanston. Firefighters responded just after 5 a.m. to the 1300 block of Oakton Street on a report of a fire in a two-unit apartment building, according to an Evanston Fire Department news release. "First-arriving companies...

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  • Even though they typically see donations slow in the colder months, blood banks in the Barrington area this winter have felt the ramifications of the harsh flu season. The intense flu season, which has seen more than 100 more influenza outbreaks across the state as of early January, is discouraging...

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  • Chicago White Sox fans will have the opportunity to watch 19 of the team’s spring training games. The Sox on Tuesday announced their 2018 spring training broadcast schedule, and six games will be televised from Arizona, including five on NBC Sports Chicago and one on WGN-Ch. 9. In addition, 13...

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  • Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods, which...

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  • A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside his rural Kentucky high school Tuesday, killing two classmates, injuring 17 others and sending hundreds fleeing for safety. Police were seen leading a teenager away in handcuffs. It was the nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018. The...

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  • Disparate times have called for desperate measures for the Blackhawks. Shakeups, shakedowns — Hawks boss Joel Quenneville is willing to try just about anything to shake out of the funk that has left his team in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in his 10 seasons here. A pair of...

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  • Neil Diamond, one of America's most enduring songwriters best known for his singalong hits "Sweet Caroline" and "Cracklin' Rosie," announced Monday that he has Parkinson's disease. Diamond, who will turn 77 on Wednesday, said he is retiring from concert touring as a result of the diagnosis. "It...

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  • Five people including a woman and a 14-year-old girl were wounded in less than two hours during separate shootings Monday night on the West and South sides. Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of East 83rd Street in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood about 8:15 p.m. The...

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