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Chicago is the ‘Rattiest City’ in America For the Sixth Year in a Row

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Chicago is the six-time holder of a title that no city wants.

Killings By Police, Like the Breonna Taylor Case, Rarely End in Trials or Convictions

Protesters march against police brutality in Los Angeles, on Sept. 23, 2020, following a decision on the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Kentucky. (Apu Gomes / AFP / Getty Images)

About eight officers a year have been arrested and charged with murder or manslaughter for killings in the U.S. since 2005. Around 1,000 people a year are shot and killed by law enforcement across the country.

‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ Arrested for Riding His Horse on a Chicago Highway

The “Dreadhead Cowboy” is seen on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. (Courtesy Vashon Jordan Jr. / @vashon_photo)

The Dreadhead Cowboy, a local celebrity whose real name is Adam Hollingsworth, said he rode down the Dan Ryan Expressway in support of the #KidsLivesMatter movement.

Black Lives Matter in Children’s Books, Too. That’s Why This Couple Started a Nonprofit

An elementary class in Evanston, Illinois, receives free books from the nonprofit Young, Black & Lit, whose mission is to give away books with Black main characters. (Courtesy of Young, Black & Lit)

Young, Black & Lit provides free books that feature Black main characters to children. The organization has distributed more than 5,000 books in the Chicagoland area through book fairs, community groups and schools.

He Was Wrongfully Imprisoned for 8 Years. Now He’s a Defense Lawyer

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Jarrett Adams is a criminal defense lawyer who has dedicated his career to bringing justice to those who are underserved. But his first experience with the law came with trying to prove his own innocence.

$50,000 Reward Offered After USPS Employee Is Critically Injured in Shooting

A file photo of a Chicago crime scene. (WTTW News)

A 24-year-old letter carrier was “shot multiple times while working” Thursday on the South Side around noon, the Chicago Police Department said in an incident release.

Fauci Says Normal Life May Not be Back Until the End of 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images)

“If you’re talking about getting back to a degree of normality which resembles where we were prior to Covid, it’s going to be well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday.

‘Play It Down’: Trump Admits to Concealing True Threat of Coronavirus in New Woodward Book

President Donald Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in a new book written by Bob Woodward. (Credit: Simon & Schuster)

President Donald Trump admitted he knew weeks before the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus death that the virus was dangerous and that he repeatedly played it down publicly, according to journalist Bob Woodward in his new book “Rage.”

8-Year-Old Girl Killed in Drive-By Shooting One of 53 People Shot in Chicago Over Holiday Weekend

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The girl was killed Monday evening after gunshots were fired into an SUV she was traveling in, Police Chief of Operations Brian McDermott said at a press conference.

A Farmer Planted Over 2 Million Sunflowers to Provide a Respite During This Rough Year

Thompson Strawberry Farm has been around for 70 years, but this is the first year it is decorated with sunflowers. (Courtesy Scott Thompson)

Everyone could use a little sunshine in their life right now, so a Wisconsin farmer decided that’s what he was going to do, and planted more than 2 million sunflowers in his fields.

Donald Trump Was Finally Asked About Sarah Cooper’s Viral Impersonations of Him

Comedian Sarah Cooper has become an internet sensation with her viral lip-synched trolls of President Donald Trump's speeches and interviews. (AP licensed)

Comedian Sarah Cooper has become an internet sensation with her viral lip-synched trolls of President Donald Trump’s speeches and interviews. But the target of Cooper’s ridicule hadn’t been asked what he thinks of the videos … until Sunday.

Trump, Without Evidence, Accuses FDA of Delaying Coronavirus Vaccine Trials and Pressures Agency Chief

President Donald Trump accused, without providing any evidence, the US Food and Drug Administration of deliberately delaying coronavirus vaccine trials, pressuring FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused, without providing any evidence, the US Food and Drug Administration of deliberately delaying coronavirus vaccine trials, pressuring the man he had picked to head the agency.

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