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CHICAGO - Illinois' attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws.

CHICAGO  - As an additional 600 police officers patrolled five violent Chicago police districts over the weekend the number of shootings dropped and no one was killed.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire in the city last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11.

Former state Rep. Nick Sauer has withdrawn from the November election ballot after an ex-girlfriend accused him of posting nude photos of her online.

The Illinois attorney general's office is looking at a Chicago mayoral candidate's charitable foundation after he's handed out more than $300,000 in cash and checks to local residents.

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CHICAGO - A candidate running to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago has rejected tweets by President Donald Trump's lawyer in which he offers his support and sharply criticizes Emanuel.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a GOP state lawmaker will resign amid allegations that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on social media.

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CHICAGO - Organizers of a march this week that may snarl traffic in one of Chicago's most heavily populated neighborhoods say they don't want the support of the city's mayor.

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CHICAGO  - Less than 1 percent of Chicago's residents have been issued a city ID card since the program launched this summer.

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Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will happen next year because of a delay in the federal review process.

Chicago has announced a plan to implement far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision.

The family of a motorcyclist who died after he hit a pothole and was thrown to the ground while riding through Chicago will receive $4 million from the city. 

Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named his former general counsel to serve on the Illinois Racing Board.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chance the Rapper says he has purchased the former news website Chicagoist, making the announcement in a new song.

A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will stand trial Sept. 5.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Sears has closed its final store in Chicago, ending its retail legacy in the city. Sears Holdings Corp. announced this year that the store in the Portage Park neighborhood on Chicago's northwest side would close. The store that closed Sunday had opened in 1938.

Organizations in five communities throughout Illinois will divide $11.5 million to help treat children suffering from mental health problems. 

A man who can be seen on a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime.

Programs that help babies and young children and their low-income families in suburban Chicago are getting nearly $3 million.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Pianos are returning to Chicago's parks. The "Pianos in the Parks " program to inspire neighborhoods to make music will run until Aug. 1. 

More than 60 children aged 15 or younger have been shot in Chicago this year.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and an activist priest say they'll stage a protest that will shut down part of a busy interstate in Chicago despite warnings of arrest from police.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Police say three children were among several people wounded in a Chicago gang-related shooting, although they didn't appear to be the intended targets.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she's returning to full-time work after 12 weeks of leave to care for her baby.

Officials overseeing construction of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side say they're taking steps to ensure a diverse workforce builds the center.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says that 66 of the more than 2,300 migrant children separated from their families at the border in recent weeks under President Donald Trump's ''zero tolerance" policy are in Chicago area shelters.

Illinois' Medicaid program will soon provide preventative dental care for almost half a million low-income residents.

The conviction of a man for the murder of two Chicago police officers 40 years ago has been overturned by a Cook County judge.

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