Damian Lillard makes history, Portland Trail Blazers defeat Utah Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, hits a 3-point shot over Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Lillard scored 60 points, including nine 3-pointers, as the Blazers won 134-124. Steve Dykes, AP The Utah Jazz went to Portland and […]

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35 Chicago charter schools approved to stay open but with CPS closely watching over them

Sun-Times file photo The Chicago Board of Education renewed contracts for 35 charter and contract schools on Wednesday, issuing shorter term lengths than in the past and new conditions for continued approval as part of an ongoing effort to demand greater accountability from the city’s 120 charter school campuses. A majority of these schools, which […]

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Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a White House conference in June 2020. He was banned from Facebook on Jan. 7, 2021, for praising people who participated in the insurrection at the Capitol the day before. AP Photos Facebook parent Meta is reinstating former President Donald Trump’s personal account, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in […]

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U.S. investigating December flight cancellations at Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines says its holiday schedule was “thoughtfully designed.” The airline blames an unprecedented storm for causing operations disruptions and pledges to cooperate with the Transportation Department’s probe. AP Photos DALLAS — The U.S. Transportation Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether Southwest Airlines deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights in late December […]

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Downstate man charged in setting fire at Planned Parenthood clinic in Peoria

Tyler Massengill acknowledged setting a fire at a Peoria Planned Parenthood office, telling investigators that his then-girlfriend had had an abortion at the clinic three years before and it upset him. AP Photos CHICAGO — A central Illinois man was charged Wednesday with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month, federal law […]

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The standardized test for students in Illinois gets low marks. Will the state meet a 2025 deadline to fix it?

There’s broad agreement the state test elementary students take each spring needs an overhaul, but advocates worry time is running out to change it. Here, students at Darwin Elementary School in Chicago work on a diagnostic test last fall. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ file photo A coalition of teachers unions, advocates and parents’ groups are […]

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Pritzker takes on DeSantis, College Board to keep Black LGBTQ+ history in AP course

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (left) in the Greektown neighborhood in December; Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) in Las Vegas in November. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times-file; John Locher/AP-file Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going to battle with the national College Board over what he calls “political grandstanding” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Chicago Democrat is warning the nonprofit […]

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City leaders, promote public transit and more shared streets

Bicyclists ride in the bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue near California Avenue in Logan Square, Sept. 14, 2020. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Every day, tens of thousands of suburban residents drive cars to Chicago for our city’s cultural attractions, civic institutions, jobs and more. Those cars degrade the streets, air, safety and mobility of the people who […]

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Legal assaults on Illinois’ sensible new gun law are a travesty

Chicago police work the scene where five people were shot, two fatally in an apartment in the 7800 block of South Exchange Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood on Monday. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Time When a gunman with a weapon of war stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and gunned down 20 […]

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Charles ‘throws Andrew out Buckingham Palace suite where he slept with teddies’

Andrew will be designated new accommodation in London, it’s thought (Picture: PA) The Duke of York has been banned from using his suite of rooms at Buckingham Palace and will never return, a new report claims. Prince Andrew is said to have brought model girlfriends back to the digs and slept with a teddy bear […]

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Pensioner, 87, ‘who couldn’t afford heating died after developing hypothermia’

Barbara Bolton, 87, died on January 5 at Fairfield Hospial (Picture: Google Street View) An 87-year-old who ‘couldn’t afford’ surging energy bills died after developing hypothermia, an inquest has heard. Paramedics in Manchester rushed to Barbara Bolton, a well-liked widow and mother, on December 1. She was admitted to Fairfield Hospital with hypothermia and a chest infection […]

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Fears Andrew sex accuser’s memoir could overshadow King’s coronation

A book publishing insider thinks Virginia Giuffre’s book could be released just weeks before King Charles’s coronation (Picture: PA / Getty Images) It is thought Virginia Giuffre could release a book just weeks before King Charles’s coronation takes place. Ms Giuffre – who was then known as Virginia Roberts before she married – made a […]

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Man ‘raped and abused by dad’ killed him in frenzied knife attack

Paul Maurice, 52, told police his son Sean Maurice, 31, was responsible as he lay dying in Bromley, south-east London (Picture: PA) A man has been jailed for 10 years for killing his father who he claims sexually abused him. Sean Maurice, 31, admitted manslaughter but was acquitted of murder after knifing Paul Maurice, 52, […]

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