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Suburban Police Chief Fired After Sex Video Charges

Christian Daigre (Chicago Police Department)

The Chicago Heights Park District's action against 41-year-old Christian Daigre follows his suspension as chief after he was charged in late October with non-consensual dissemination of a private sexual image and intimidation.

Illinois Investment Board Says Airbnb West Bank Action is Illegal

(Courtesy of Airbnb)

Illinois officials say that Airbnb's ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law.

United CEO: No More Pilot Training Needed on New Boeing Jet

In this May 2, 2017 file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP File Photo)

The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia.

Illinois Resident Among 5 Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Japan's Coast Guard ship, top, and U.S. military plane are seen at sea off Kochi, southwestern Japan, during a search and rescue operation for missing crew members of a U.S. Marine refueling plane and fighter jet. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast. 

Cubs’ Maddon Studying ‘Managing Millennials for Dummies’

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, standing next to the Commissioner's Trophy, addresses the crowd in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2016 during the team’s World Series rally. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is “Managing Millennials for Dummies.” Maddon has spent more than four decades as a baseball manager, coach and scout. He hopes to remain as Cubs manager beyond 2019.

Former Chicago Cubs, White Sox Players Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

In this Dec. 8, 1987, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Lee Smith works against the San Francisco Giants during a baseball game, in Chicago. (Bob Fila /AP File Photo)

Lee Smith and Harold Baines both debuted in Chicago during the 1980 season. Smith began with the Cubs and went on to record 478 saves while Baines started out with the White Sox and had 2,866 hits.

NRA Settles Lawsuit with ‘The Bean’ Artist

(Lara Farhadi / Flickr)

The National Rifle Association will remove an image of Chicago's famous bean-shaped sculpture from a video advertisement, ending a legal dispute that began after the artist sued for copyright infringement, according to statements from both sides.

Glenn Beck Gives $50K to Lincoln Artifacts Debt

(Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Beck's charity, Mercury One, has donated $50,000 toward a $9.2 million debt owed for a collection of 1,400 artifacts purchased a decade ago for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

Teachers Union: Tentative Deal to End Charter Schools Strike

Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks during a news conference at the CTU headquarters in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Colin Boyle / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s 15 schools with 7,500 predominantly Latino students. 

Sears’ Biggest Holder Bids $4.6B for Rest of Bankrupt Chain

Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock.

Walgreens Expands Prescription Delivery Program Nationwide

(Mike Mozart / Flickr)

Walgreens said Thursday it will partner with FedEx to deliver prescriptions as soon as the next day for a $4.99 fee, and it also is providing same-day deliveries in several cities including Chicago.

Illinois Steel Company Plans to Move Operations to Indiana

(Alliance Steel / Facebook)

The state of Indiana announced Wednesday that Alliance Steel plans to invest $19.7 million in Gary, about 25 miles from its plant in Bedford Park, Illinois.

Man Charged in 1 of 3 Fatal Stabbings on Chicago’s West Side

Darius Mayze (Chicago Police Department)

Police said Tuesday that 24-year-old Darius Mayze has been charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 20 slaying of 58-year-old Ronald Rockett. 

Union: Chicago Teachers Stage 1st US Charter School Strike

Charter school teachers including Vanessa Cerf-Nikolakakis, center, of Torres Elementary School, and other supporters walk the picket line outside the Acero's Zizumbo Elementary Charter School, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune via AP)

Classes were canceled for Acero’s 7,500 predominantly Latino students, and Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said the strike would last “until they come back with an offer that respects our students and the people who educate them.”

Airline Disputes Family’s Account of Woman Left at O’Hare

American Airlines says closed-circuit television footage at O’Hare International Airport shows a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair wasn’t apparently upset or left alone as long as her family claims.

Bono to Speak in Chicago on Fighting AIDS, Poverty in Africa

In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. (Michel Euler / AP File Photo)

The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting.

Nexstar Offers Just Over $4B for Tribune Media

In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo honoree Perry Sook, Chairman, President and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, attends the 24th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. (Evan Agostini / Invision /AP File Photo)

Nexstar is offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Ex-Commander Enters Plea in Social Security Fraud Case

Retired police Commander Kenneth Johnson speaks to “Chicago Tonight” during an interview on May 4, 2017.

A not-guilty plea was entered in federal court by a former Chicago police commander charged with stealing Social Security funds in a scheme lasting more than 23 years.

Rauner Puts Pressure on Airbnb West Bank Decision

Gov. Bruce Rauner (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted Thursday to pressure Airbnb into reversing its ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank, calling for an investigation into whether the company is violating Illinois laws.

US Pilots Want More Training on New Boeing Jet After Crash

In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737-MAX 8 is parked outside Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / AP File Photo)

U.S. airline pilots are asking for more training around an automated system suspected of playing a role in a deadly crash in Indonesia.

624 Sex Assault Complaints at Chicago Schools This Semester

A Chicago Public Schools agency has received almost 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence since early September.

MillerCoors, Pabst Settle Lawsuit Over Brewing Contract

In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Coors Light are stacked next to each other in a Milwaukee liquor store. (Ivan Moreno / AP Photo)

MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business.

Ald. Cochran Rejects Plea Deal, Heads to Trial

Prominent Chicago Ald. Willie B. Cochran surprised courtroom observers at a hearing Wednesday by turning down a plea agreement in his federal corruption case that his lawyer contends could have meant little to no prison time.

Loyola Presents Final Four Ring to Sister Jean

Loyola University of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada. (Matt Marton / AP Photo)

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt now has a little bling to go along with the international attention she gained as the near-centenarian team chaplain during Loyola-Chicago's run to the NCAA Final Four.

US Officials: It’s OK to Eat Some Romaine, Look for Labels

Romaine lettuce still sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Simi Valley, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill / AP Photo)

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said people shouldn’t eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. Now, it says it’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again. Just be sure to check the label.