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US Grounding of Boeing Jet Shows Limits of Company’s Clout

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington.  (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Bowing to international pressure, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the U.S. were being grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines disaster.

Pilots Have Reported Issues in US with New Boeing Jet

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington.  (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.  

A Britney Spears Musical Stage Comedy is Set for Chicago

In this June 13, 2017, file photo, U.S. singer Britney Spears performs during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo / Chiang Ying-ying, File)

She is the latest pop star to throw her fedora onto the stage. The show “Once Upon a One More Time” will have its world premiere this fall in Chicago, with previews beginning in October.

Smollett’s Lawyer Welcomes Cameras in Courtroom

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

An attorney for Jussie Smollett says she wants cameras in the courtroom throughout the “Empire” actor’s trial so that the public “can see the evidence and the lack thereof.”

2nd Crash Renews Safety Concerns for Boeing’s Prized New Jet

In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, SilkAir's new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is seen through a viewing gallery window parked on the tarmac of Singapore’s Changi International Airport. (AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, File)

The second deadly crash of a prized new airplane in five months has renewed safety concerns about the 737 Max that could shape Boeing's fortunes for many years.

Man Accused of Shooting Deputy Makes Court Appearance

This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

Floyd E. Brown of Springfield is charged with first-degree murder in the death of McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. 

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

In this Nov. 26, 2018 file photo, Chance the Rapper, right, and Kirsten Corley appear during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs in Chicago. (AP Photo / David Banks, File)

Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. Reports say the couple married in Newport Beach, California on Saturday.

Growing Number of Boeing Max 8 Planes Grounded After Crash

In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, SilkAir's new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft is seen through a viewing gallery window parked on the tarmac of Singapore’s Changi International Airport. (AP Photo / Wong Maye-E, File)

Chicago-based Boeing’s stock plunged 8 percent Monday morning as aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes the day after one crashed in Ethiopia.

Attorney: Tape Appears to Show R. Kelly Sexually Abusing Girls

Gary Dennis, seated with lawyer Gloria Allred, speaks during a Sunday, March 10, 2019 press conference announcing a videotape said to present further evidence of wrongdoing by recording artist R. Kelly. Dennis said the tape, which he found at his home in Pennsylvania, shows R. Kelly sexually abusing more than one underage girl. (AP Photo / Kevin Hagen)

A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection found a tape that showed a man who appeared to be R. Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said Sunday.

R. Kelly: ‘We’re Going to Straighten All This Stuff Out’

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

R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail on Saturday after someone who officials say did not want to be publicly identified paid $161,633 that the R&B singer owed in back child support.

After Making Millions, R. Kelly Could be Left with Nothing

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

R. Kelly built a worldwide musical brand that earned tens of millions of dollars over a nearly 30-year career. But tax and legal issues could leave the Grammy Award winner with next to nothing.

Chicago Police Looking for Source of Leaks in Smollett Case

In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series “Empire,” attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after-party in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP, File)

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the investigation began after Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct last month. 

Suspect in Shooting of Illinois Deputy Arrested

Area law enforcement vehicles gather near the scene of a shooting in Rockford, Ill., Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Ken DeCoster / Rockford Register Star via AP)

A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hours-long standoff.

Rep. Kinzinger Meets with Trump After Deployment to Border

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says his first-hand experience led him to conclude that the situation at the border represents a legitimate national emergency.

R. Kelly Says Ex-Wife Destroyed His Name, Others Stole Money

In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Embattled R& B star R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for “destroying” his name and claimed other people stole from his bank accounts in an interview that aired Thursday.

R. Kelly Detained After Child Support Hearing

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.

Schock to Reimburse Funds in Exchange for Dropped Charges

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.

R. Kelly Cries, Calls Accusers ‘Liars’ in Sex Abuse Case

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.” 

FDA Chief Calls Out Walgreens Over Tobacco Sales to Minors

(Kruscha / Pixabay)

A top U.S. regulator wants to meet with Walgreens leaders to discuss whether the drugstore chain has a problem with illegal tobacco sales to minors.

Hillary Clinton Rules Out 2020 Rematch with Donald Trump

In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to well-wishers following an appearance at Barnard College with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in New York. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens, File)

Hillary Clinton says she won't run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”

Rush Health System Reports Data Breach Affecting 45,000

(Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

The health system said in a recent financial filing that the exposed data may include names, addresses, birthdays, Social Security numbers and health insurance information.

Publicist: Luke Perry Has Died at 52 After Suffering Stroke

In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Luke Perry poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision /AP, File)

Luke Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210," died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52.

Autopsies Confirm Man Killed Family Before Killing Himself

(Tony Webster / Wikimedia Commons)

Autopsies have determined that a Joliet man shot and killed his girlfriend and their two children before he fatally shot himself as police initially believed.

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Honor Selma March

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., third from left, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson march to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday, March 3, 2019, during the Bloody Sunday commemoration in Selma, Ala. The infamous “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, 1965, galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act that year. (AP Photo / Julie Bennett)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Selma, Alabama to commemorate the commemorate the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” along with other presidential hopefuls, before hosting a rally Sunday night in Chicago.

Visitors to Midway Airport Last Week Faced Measles Exposure

The skin of a patient three days after developing a measles infection. (Dr. Heinz F. Eichenwald / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Travelers passing through Chicago’s Midway International Airport last week may have been exposed to measles. The Illinois Department of Public Health says an unvaccinated Illinois resident passed through Midway on Feb. 22.