Introducing ... Cook County's First Baby Of 2016Jaylanie Rodriguez was born at 12:01 a.m., weighing five pounds, 10 ounces.
Chicago's First Homicide Of 2016: Man Shot To Death In Grand BoulevardThe 24-year-old man was shot about 2:20 a.m. in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence, police said. He was dead at the scene.
Rebuilding Public Trust The Top Priority For Chicago Police In 2016: Interim SuperintendentAsked if earning the trust of certain communities is his department’s No. 1 priority, John Escalante responded: “Without a doubt.”
Lollapalooza Can't Wait For The Weekend, Expands To Four DaysThe announcement for the 2016 dates of Lollapalooza included a surprise: a fourth day.
Rahm Laughs Off Latest Rumors About Going Back To White House“This is the best job I ever had,” he said. “I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch, none, nothing, okay?”
Democratic-Controlled Legislature OKs Special Election To Fill Vacancy Left By TopinkaGOP lawmakers say the idea for the 2016 contest is a purely political move to help Democrats capture the seat. The late Judy Baar Topinka was a Republican.
Chicago Or Not? U.S. To Host Nuclear Summit In 2016Although President Barack Obama said Chicago would host the Nuclear Security Summit, the White House later said no city has been chosen. During his remarks, Obama also referenced the summit being in Washington.
USOC Encourages Chicago To Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics, But City Hall Says No, ThanksChicago is still smarting from a first-round elimination for the 2016 Games a few years ago. The defeat stunned organizers and city leaders.
Opinion: If Obama Is Impeached Over Benghazi ScandalMounting questions are being asked about Benghazi, which could lead to the Oval Office. If it is found that President Barack Obama lied about not knowing that the attack was a terrorist attack the nation could very likely repeat the events of Nixon's resignation.
Opinion: 'I'm Not A Scientist, Man' And The GOP's War On ReasonIf Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.
Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong BusinessNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.
Opinion: Biden in 2016?Can anyone other than Vice President Joe Biden himself imagine Joe Biden as a presidential candidate after all we’ve learned about him in the past four years while he has sat one heartbeat away from the presidency?

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