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R. Kelly Defense Emerges, Including Saying Accusers are Lying

R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson, right, leave The Daley Center after an appearance in court for Kelly’s child support case on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Court filings and comments by R.Kelly’s lead attorney after the R&B star was charged in February provide clues about an emerging legal strategy.

Israel’s Mayumana Puts an Electrified High-Tech Spin on Percussive ‘Stomp!’

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“Stomp!” based its show on the notion that you can make a joyful noise with everything from brooms to kitchen sinks. Mayumana builds on that concept with some great bolts of 21st century electrification. 

MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch Over Corn Syrup Ads

A Bud Light truck in Austin, Texas (Johan Ejermark / Flickr)

A fight between beer giants escalated Thursday after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads.

Heat Waves, Heavy Rain, Flooding: Report Details Dangers of Climate Change in Great Lakes Region

A view of the Great Lakes from space. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Flickr)

A first-of-its-kind report shows how climate change is threatening the Great Lakes, and how their ongoing transformation figures to impact the entire region.

For First Time, FDA Approves Drug for Treating Postpartum Depression

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As many as one in seven women experience postpartum depression, which can be life-threatening when severe. But there hasn’t been a treatment specific to the condition – until now.

Illinois State Police Face 2nd Lawsuit Over Aurora Warehouse Shooting

Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the family of Vincent Juarez, who was a forklift operator at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora and was killed in the Feb. 15 attack.

Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case


Ald. Willie Cochran entered his plea Thursday to one felony count of wire fraud for spending campaign funds on personal purchases, including gambling and his daughter's college tuition.

$8.7 Billion O’Hare Airport Expansion Underway

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday joined airline executives at a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of his plan to remake O’Hare International Airport.

Renée Fleming Reflects on 25 Years with Lyric Opera

Renée Fleming sits down for an interview with Eddie Arruza on March 20, 2019.

One of the world’s most renowned opera singers is marking a landmark anniversary in Chicago. We speak with superstar soprano Renée Fleming.

Attorneys: Church List of Accused Illinois Clergy Incomplete

Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks as Joe Iacono, left, and Cindy Yesko listen during a news conference in Chicago on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)

Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children.

Ice Fishing Derby Draws Hundreds to Chicago Area


Nearly 450 fishermen flocked to the 10th annual LVVA Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in north suburban Wauconda earlier this month. And we were there to catch the action.

Aldermen Seek to Curb Burke ‘Staff-Loaning’ Habit

In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke chairs a meeting of the City Council’s Finance Committee. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

The former chair of the City Council Committee on Finance is no stranger to scrutiny. But now, Ald. Ed Burke’s practice of loaning out employees to work for aldermen is coming under fire.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: March 21-24

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Superheroes and villains, a springtime run, musical performances and wine flights usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

R. Kelly Seeking Permission to Travel to Dubai for Concert Performances

Singer R. Kelly speaks to the media after being released from Cook County Jail on March 9, 2019, while his attorney Steve Greenberg, right, looks on. (AP Photo / Paul Beaty)

As he awaits trial on nearly a dozen charges of criminal sexual abuse, singer R. Kelly is asking a judge to let him travel overseas for a planned three-day concert in April.

Chicago Zoos Want You to Recycle Old Cellphones to Save Gorillas

A gorilla at Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Joe McKenna / Wikimedia Commons)

Mining for coltan, a mineral compound used to make cellphones and other small electronics, has displaced large numbers of Eastern gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

43rd Ward Candidate Forum: Incumbent Ald. Smith vs. Lindblom

Aldermanic candidates for the 43rd Ward: Incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom.

In a North Side ward adjacent to the proposed site of the controversial Lincoln Yards development, two candidates fight for the 43rd Ward aldermanic seat. Incumbent Ald. Michele Smith and Derek Lindblom join us.