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This image provided by CBS shows R. Kelly being interviewed by Gayle King on “CBS This Morning’” Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Chicago. (CBS via AP)

R&B star R. Kelly cried, stood up and ranted about being “assassinated” during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers “liars.” 

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walks into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Schock was scheduled to appear in court for the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in his corruption case. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Former Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois has agreed to repay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and to campaign committees in exchange for prosecutors dismissing his felony corruption case.

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A new Northwestern study is the first to show that female scientists receive less money when applying for federal grants than their male counterparts. 

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Over the past two years, a newly formed coalition of health care institutions and professionals has raised $10.5 million to fund initiatives it deems vital to improving the life expectancy of West Side residents.

Laurie Simmons, Orange Hair/Snow/Close Up, 2014. Photo: © Laurie Simmons, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94.

From Meryl Streep to ventriloquist dummies, Laurie Simmons has had some unusual collaborators. We take a look at a career-spanning show by a photographer who populates fantastic worlds.

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The defendants include two Harvey police officers, a private consultant to the city and two cousins with “high-ranking relatives” inside the city’s government.

R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Authorities say the R&B star was taken into custody during a hearing Wednesday in Chicago over $160,000 in unpaid child support.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel was no stranger to spurring development and chasing ambitious projects. But what kind of relationship will Chicago’s next mayor have with the city’s business community?

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Chocolates, an artisan market and a sweet walk in the woods usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock speaks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The federal corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is likely to come to a rare conclusion, and it calls into question some apparent missteps along the way.

Watch the March 6, 2019 full episode of “Chicago Tonight.”