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United Airlines Trims Growth Plan for 2019

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The grounding of its Boeing 737 Max jets is causing United Airlines to trim growth plans for this year, and the carrier expects to discuss potential compensation with Boeing.

Sears Sues Former Chairman Eddie Lampert

Jan. 8, 2019, file photo of a Sears store in Hackensack, N.J. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig, File)

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion in assets.

More Charges for Man Accused of Claiming to be Missing Timmothy Pitzen

This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday accuses an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Illinois of lying to federal agents and of identity theft.

‘A Good Day’: Trump Claims Victory With Mueller Report Out

President Donald Trump reaches out to greet supporters on the tarmac upon his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Florida. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

As a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was finally released Thursday, President Donald Trump resorted to bluster, broadsides and falsehoods to try, once more, to frame the moment as a political victory.

Census Data: Chicago Area’s Population Drops for 4th Year

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Data released Thursday show that the Chicago metropolitan area lost an estimated 22,068 residents from 2017 to 2018, but remains home to nearly 9.5 million people.

Trump Tried to Seize Control of Mueller Probe, Report Says

President Donald Trump speaks at a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

America About to See Mueller Report; Barr Gets in First Word

Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan, rear left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller'’s report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Ahead of the public release of the special counsel’s report, Attorney General William Barr on Thursday laid out what he said was the “bottom line:” No collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government hackers.

Justice Department Set to Release Redacted Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Virginia, on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo / Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller — but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say.

Porter Moser: ‘All In’ as Loyola Ramblers Coach

Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball coach Porter Moser speaks to the press March 19, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser says he plans to stay at the school after he reportedly talked to St. John’s about its job.

Coroner: 5 Aurora Warehouse Victims Shot Multiple Times

Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Autopsies on the five employees killed when a gunman opened fire in February at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant have determined that all of them were shot more than once.

Study: Senior’s Weakness for Scams May be Warning Sign of Dementia

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New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The Iconic Muppets Are Coming to Chicago in June

This image released by HBO shows the cast of the popular children's show “Sesame Street.” (HBO via AP)

The nonprofit Sesame Workshop said Tuesday a selection of Muppets will take part in a 10-city trip to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary campaign with free park festivals, live performances and kid-friendly activities.

Shock, Prayers Around the World for Notre Dame Cathedral

People pray as Notre Dame cathedral burns in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France.

Fire Torches Top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral is burning in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo)

A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Separate Chicago from Illinois

Legislation proposing the separation of Chicago from Illinois is intended to spark discussion about the overarching influence of the city in state politics, not actually lead to the creation of the 51st state, says GOP state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer.

American Airlines Cancels Max Flights Through Mid-August

In a March 13, 2019 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 sits at a boarding gate at LaGuardia Airport in New York. (AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, File)

American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

Kim Foxx Asks for Review of How Jussie Smollett Case Was Handled

This Feb. 22, 2019 file photo shows Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaking at a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato, File)

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said in a statement Friday that she pledges her “full cooperation” and welcomes the investigation from Inspector General Patrick Blanchard. 

Boeing Makes 96 Flights to Test Software on Troubled Max 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)

The Federal Aviation Administration, which will consider whether the plane can resume flying in the U.S., plans to meet Friday with safety officials and pilots from the three U.S. carriers that were using the Max jet.

Defense: Accused in China Scholar’s Death Denied Proper Care

Yingying Zhang disappeared on June 9, 2017. (University of Illinois Police Department). Inset: Brendt Christensen (Macon County Sheriff’s Department)

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a Chinese scholar say university counselors didn’t offer him adequate care when he sought help for suicidal and homicidal thoughts.

Johnson Publishing Company Files for Bankruptcy

Johnson Publishing Co., former owner of the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines that helped changed the negative image of black people portrayed by U.S. media, filed for bankruptcy liquidation Tuesday in a federal court in Chicago.

Man Accused of Claiming to Be Timmothy Pitzen to Remain Jailed

This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A U.S. magistrate ordered an Ohio man to remain jailed without bond Tuesday on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois.

Chicago Symphony May Cancel More Concerts As Strike Persists

Conductor Riccardo Muti joins striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians Tuesday, March 12, 2019 outside Symphony Center. (Eddie Arruza / WTTW News)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra may cancel more concerts after striking musicians rejected what it calls its last, best and final offer on a new contract.

Boeing Cutting Production Rate of Troubled 737 Max Jet

In this March 27, 2019, file photo taken with a fish-eye lens, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits on the assembly line during a brief media tour in Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, Washington. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, File)

The company said starting in mid-April it will cut production of the plane to 42 from 52 planes per month so it can focus its attention on fixing the flight-control software that has been implicated in two deadly crashes.

Timmothy Pitzen’s Grandmother Hopes Hoax Will Generate New Leads

This undated photo provided by the Aurora, Ill., Police Department shows missing child, Timmothy Pitzen. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

The grandmother of a boy who went missing in 2011 from Illinois said she believes her grandson is still alive and hopes publicity surrounding a hoax will generate new leads.

Illinois Raises Smoking Age to 21

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Beginning on July 1, Illinois will join California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, Hawaii, Maine and Washington, D.C. in banning tobacco sales to those under 21.