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Looking back over 50 years of the blues with the founder of Alligator Records Bruce Iglauer.

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Apache, foreground, a 7-year-old old male Mexican wolf recently arrived at Brookfield Zoo to be paired with 2-year-old Ela. (Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society)

With a new pair of alpha wolves, Brookfield Zoo is hoping to start a new pack of Mexican wolves in 2019. 

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From left: Former Chicago Detective David March, officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh attend a pretrial hearing Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

Were three Chicago cops following procedure after an officer-involved shooting? Or did they engage in a cover-up to try and protect their fellow officer? That’s what a Cook County judge will decide this week.

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A 19-year-old man from Elgin allegedly stole a cellphone belonging to an individual he met through an unidentified dating app. 

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Loyola University Chicago (hearkencreative / Flickr)

With current enrollment of just 20 students and a small incoming class projected, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced it will close St. Joseph College Seminary. 

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Chicago artist Edo

From clothing to digital art to painting, Chicago artist Edo sees color in all forms. “Color is my thing,” he says. “I want it to light up a room.”

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James A. Reynolds, left, and John Vanoy joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, becoming among the first African Americans in the previously white-only military branch.

They were among the first African-Americans to be accepted into the U.S. Marines Corps. Now, surviving members of the Montford Point Marines fear they could lose their veterans hall in Englewood.

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This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green, File)

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Kathy Chaney and Mary Mitchell, who are featured in a new Lifetime docuseries about R. Kelly, weigh in on the latest allegations against the R&B star.

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(Chuck Grimmett / Flickr)

With support from new Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is getting closer attention throughout the state. 

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Brendan Coyle in "St. Nicholas" (Photo by Helen Maybanks)

It takes an actor of formidable technique to bring this two-act, two-hour monologue to vivid, active, almost cinematic life. From the moment Brendan Coyle emerges from the shadows, the spell is cast.

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In this Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, defendant Micheail Ward appears just before closing arguments during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune /Pool, File)

Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford handed down the sentence to 24-year-old Micheail Ward on Monday, five months after Ward was convicted of murder and aggravated battery in the killing of Hadiya Pendleton.

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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens in during his hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune / pool)

The former Chicago police officer will be sentenced Friday. He was convicted last fall of second-degree murder in the fatal 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.

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Adrian Sampetrean, Michael Fabiano, Maria Agresta, Ricardo Jose Rivera and Zachary Nelson in “La Boheme.” (© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2018)

Lyric Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular romantic tragedy features singers who not only fit their roles ideally but also know how to act. 

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She launched the first advertising agency owned and managed by an African-American woman in the 1970s. Barbara Gardner Proctor died on Dec. 19, 2018 at the age of 86.

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Chuck Pagano at the Baltimore Ravens training camp on Aug. 20, 2009. (Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)

The Chicago Bears rode a dominant defense to the NFC North championship in a breakout season. They hope to keep it going with a new coordinator.

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Evanston Township High School

Evanston police are investigating a local high school employee following allegations of “inappropriate contact” with at least two students.