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Marriott Theatre’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Still Glowin,’ ‘Crowin’ and Goin’ Strong

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Heidi Kettenring stars in the Marriott Theatre production of “Hello, Dolly!” (Credit: Liz Lauren)

In addition to its ideal cast, it is the seamless and often breathtaking dance sequences that set this production of “Hello, Dolly!” at Marriott Theatre apart. 

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Heidi Kettenring stars in the Marriott Theatre production of “Hello, Dolly!” (Credit: Liz Lauren)

Arbiter in Donald Trump Docs Probe Signals Intent to Move Quickly

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Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys Linsey Halligan, James Trusty, and Chris Kise arrive at Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo / Brittainy Newman)

The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly though the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team’s reluctance to say whether it believed the records had been declassified.

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Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys Linsey Halligan, James Trusty, and Chris Kise arrive at Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo / Brittainy Newman)

Ad Spending Shows Democrats Hinging Midterm Hopes on Abortion

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People protest following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

With the most intense period of campaigning only just beginning, Democrats have already invested more than an estimated $124 million this year in television advertising referencing abortion. That’s almost 20 times more than Democrats spent on abortion-related ads in the 2018 midterms.

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People protest following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

State Sen. Emil Jones III Took Bribes from Red-Light Camera Company, Lied to Feds: Charges

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State Sen. Emil Jones, D-Chicago. (Provided: Illinois Senate Democrats)

The charges against state Sen. Emil Jones III were made public by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois through an information, a court document that is typically filed in cases where the defendant has indicated they plan to plead guilty.

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State Sen. Emil Jones, D-Chicago. (Provided: Illinois Senate Democrats)

COPA Publishes Videos of Pilsen Shooting That Led to Charges Against Police Officers

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Video published by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability shows the July 22, 2022 shooting that led to two Chicago police officers being charged with aggravated battery and other charges. (Civilian Office of Police Accountability)

The civilian oversight agency tasked with investigating police misconduct published video Tuesday showing the July shooting in Pilsen that led to a Chicago police sergeant and an officer being arrested on felony charges last week.

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Video published by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability shows the July 22, 2022 shooting that led to two Chicago police officers being charged with aggravated battery and other charges. (Civilian Office of Police Accountability)

Crews Have Replaced Less Than 0.5% of Lead Service Lines Shown to Contaminate Tap Water in Chicago Homes: Data

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal)

Despite promises, a federally-funded program has removed just 154 lead service lines from Chicago homes as of Monday, according to data provided to WTTW News by the Department of Water Management.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal)

Sept. 19, 2022 - Full Show

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Local relief efforts begin as Puerto Rico is hit with a devastating hurricane. The push to ban certain books in school libraries gains steam. And why some attorneys say the mayor’s office is withholding public records.

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Hurricane Devastation Highlights Past Wrongs in Puerto Rico, Say Area Residents

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Aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Credit: CNN)

As Puerto Rico is battling the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona, Chicago-area residents of Puerto Rican descent say the storm calls attention to past wrongs and opportunities for change.

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Aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Credit: CNN)

Efforts to Ban Books Surging in 2022, Library Association Says

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Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer, File)

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades.

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Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer, File)

Firm Has Filed More Than 100 Lawsuits Against Lightfoot Administration Over FOIA Denials

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils the forecast for the 2023 Chicago budget on Aug. 10, 2022. (WTTW News)

Since she took office in 2019, Loevy & Loevy has filed 104 lawsuits against the administration for denying access to documents requested through Freedom of Information Act filings, according to Matt Topic, an attorney at the firm. 

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils the forecast for the 2023 Chicago budget on Aug. 10, 2022. (WTTW News)

Crain’s Headlines: Lincoln Yards Developer Plans For Big Apartment Building Nearby

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A rendering of 2301 N. Kingsbury. (Credit: Sterling Bay)

The developer behind the Lincoln Yards mega-project has plans for a large apartment building close by. A software company based in Finland is looking to hire more people in Chicago. And, the building owners of Tavern on Rush are eyeing an overhaul.

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A rendering of 2301 N. Kingsbury. (Credit: Sterling Bay)

Lightfoot Picks Her Zoning Board Chair to Fill Vacant 43rd Ward Chicago City Council Seat

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Timmy Knudsen, who is running for 43rd Ward alderperson. (Provided)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced her choice of Timmy Knudsen less than 24 hours before the City Council’s Rules Committee is set to consider his nomination. A final vote by the Chicago City Council is expected Wednesday.

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Timmy Knudsen, who is running for 43rd Ward alderperson. (Provided)

Pay $9M to Man Who Spent 25 Years in Prison for Murder He Didn’t Commit, City Panel Agrees

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The Chicago City Council is set to pay $9 million to a man who spent 25 years in prison after being convicted of murder in 1994 following an investigation led by a Chicago Police detective accused of routinely framing suspects.

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Chicago City Council Committee Agrees to Pay $15M to Family of Woman Killed During Police Chase

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The Chicago City Council is set to pay $15 million to the family of a woman who was struck and killed by a car driven by a Chicago Police officer.

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‘Serial’ Podcast Case: Adnan Syed Released, Conviction Tossed

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Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East prior to a hearing on Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Adnan Syed has always maintained his innocence. His case captured the attention of millions in 2014 when the debut season of “Serial” focused on Hae Min Lee’s killing and raised doubts about some of the evidence prosecutors had used, inspiring countless dinner table debates about Syed’s innocence or guilt.

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Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East prior to a hearing on Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Republicans’ Election-Year Standing With Independents at Risk

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Steve Gray, a 61-year-old moderate Republican “though never a Trump fan,” sits on one of his Harley Davidson motorcycles inside his garage in Rio, Wis., on Sept. 12, 2022. Gray said he is frustrated with the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo / Thomas Beaumont)

Republicans face a challenge after emerging from a tumultuous summer, defined by the Supreme Court abortion decision, high-profile hearings on former President Donald Trump’s actions during the insurrection and intensifying legal scrutiny of his handling of classified information and efforts to overturn the election. 

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Steve Gray, a 61-year-old moderate Republican “though never a Trump fan,” sits on one of his Harley Davidson motorcycles inside his garage in Rio, Wis., on Sept. 12, 2022. Gray said he is frustrated with the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo / Thomas Beaumont)

Did You Pay Federal Student Loans During the Pandemic? Here’s How to Get a Refund

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Graduates celebrate during the University of Delaware Class of 2022 commencement ceremony in Newark, Del., Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Borrowers who paid down their debt during a pandemic freeze that started in March 2020 can in fact get a refund — and then apply for forgiveness – but the process for doing that hasn’t always been clear. If you think you’re eligible, here’s what you need to know.

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Graduates celebrate during the University of Delaware Class of 2022 commencement ceremony in Newark, Del., Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)