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A controversial 260-mile carbon dioxide pipeline, proposed for Illinois and Iowa, has experienced a setback in its bid for state approval.
A staff member at the Illinois Commerce Commission has recommended against allowing the pipeline to be built, citing multiple concerns, including safety and uncertainty about who would supply the carbon dioxide and where the carbon dioxide would be stored.
The clock is ticking for the pipeline company, which has about four months left to make its case.
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More than 1,000 Jewish peace activists gathered outside the Israeli consulate located in the Ogilvie building to deliver an urgent call for a cease-fire in Gaza, where more than 11,000 Palestinians — including thousands of children — have been killed since Oct. 7.
The project would see the aging stadium demolished and rebuilt at the cost of $800 million with funds donated by the Ryan family. Northwestern also wants to host up to six concerts at the stadium annually along with other events to get more use out of the structure beyond football season. In order to allow this, the City Council has to approve of zoning changes to the district the stadium is housed in.
Donald Trump Jr. returned to court Monday as something of a character witness for his father’s real estate empire, waxing exuberantly about the former president’s “incredible vision” and portfolio of “great, iconic projects” at the New York civil fraud trial now threatening his company’s future.
“I’d say it’s good to be here, your honor, but I have a feeling that the attorney general would sue me for perjury if I said that,” he joked before embarking on a detailed history of his father’s company.
The Chicago Board of Ethics found insufficient evidence to prove former Mayor Lori Lightfoot violated the city’s ethics code when her campaign sent scores of emails to public employees during her bid for re-election.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted to bar protesters from using a bullhorn, loudspeaker or hitting a drum or other object “to produce a sharp percussive noise so as to interfere with the functions” of Family Planning Associates clinic.
R. Kelly is suing a popular YouTuber as well as the former Bureau of Prisons employee who allegedly sent her information from Kelly’s private conversations inside Chicago’s federal jail.
In all, more than 60 federal employees illegally accessed R. Kelly’s emails and phone calls, and some of them leaked or sold the information to the outside world — including YouTuber “Tasha K” and a Washington Post reporter, according to the suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
The National Museum of Mexican Art announced Monday that founder, President and CEO Carlos Tortolero will retire Dec. 31.
Tortolero started the project that became the museum in 1982. At the time employed by Chicago Public Schools, he and fellow educators set out to establish a museum in Chicago filled with Mexican art. The then-Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum opened its doors in 1987 in a building owned by the Chicago Park District. It expanded in 2001 and has put on exhibitions that have toured nationally; six have traveled to Mexico. Its permanent collection includes some 20,000 pieces.
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If there were any questions as to whether the Cubs got it right, they were answered Monday morning at Craig Counsell’s introduction as the 56th manager in franchise history, writes Paul Sullivan.
Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus said Justin Fields’ throws “look good” as the quarterback works his way back from a dislocated right thumb.
But whether Fields is healthy enough and ready to return Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field is something the Bears must monitor in practice this week.
The first big showcase of the men’s college basketball season returns to the United Center tonight, as four perennial national powers square off in the 13th State Farm Champions Classic.
Andrew Davis lives in Santa Barbara, California, which is a very nice place to live, all sunshine and warm breezes. He and his wife Adrianne have lived there and elsewhere on the West Coast since leaving his hometown Chicago decades ago. But he will be the first to tell you that Chicago is in his blood and in his dreams and, for all to see, in many of the movies he has made.
“Chicago,” says Davis, “has been my cinematic playground.”
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