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Morning Spin: FOP president says slow contract talks behind planned protest, 'It's very frustrating at times'

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham previewed the…

Democratic lawmaker says she resigned Cook County sheriff post because she felt pressure from Madigan allies

A Democratic state lawmaker has resigned from her part-time job at Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office, saying she felt pressured to leave after speaking out about how claims of sexual harassment were handled at the Capitol. Rep. Kelly…

Manny Machado, the ideal Cub, handles hoopla over arrival like superstar he is

About 20 Chicago media members filed into a crowded Orioles clubhouse Monday to see the most intriguing baseball player in the city this week. A smart-aleck teammate greeted us. “He’s Manny Machado, not Prince Harry,’’ the Orioles player…

Former Chicago Ald. Marion Volini, who pushed for Edgewater designation, dies at age 83

Former Ald. Marion Volini, who helped remake the Edgewater neighborhood and served as a key ally to Mayor Harold Washington, has died. She was 83. Volini was the 48th Ward alderman from 1978 to 1987, during which she helped Edgewater…

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LeBron James scores 44 as Cavaliers even series with Celtics

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LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason…

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Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Magistrate Robert Stone…

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. "I apologized to him," Smith-Pelly said. "I said sorry. He didn't seem to care." Sorry, not sorry…

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White House plans meeting between intelligence officials, GOP lawmakers on FBI source

The White House and the Justice Department have put off a high-stakes confrontation over the FBI's use of a confidential source to aid an investigation into the Trump campaign, after top law enforcement and intelligence officials met with…

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AP: Emails reveal secret lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in Middle East

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing down more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated…

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The Parkland students outpaced them. So the pro-Trump media was prepared for the Santa Fe school shooting.

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The NRA's Twitter account used to go silent for days after a mass shooting. Not so much in 2018. A day after 10 people died in Santa Fe, Texas, @NRA tweeted Saturday to celebrate Armed Forces Day. By Sunday, the organization's incoming…

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Rick Renteria: 'Maybe we do have a Manny Machado within our grasp'

Manny Machado came to play baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field. Incidentally, some team named the White Sox planned to do so as well. The fact that a herd of TV cameras rushed out of the Sox clubhouse Monday afternoon to catch up with the…

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Lots of buzz about Manny Machado, but Cubs have bigger issues

In reminiscing about the 2016 World Series, manager Joe Maddon noted the Cubs nearly went to the Fall Classic three consecutive seasons. “We have raised the bar, and it’s wonderful,” Maddon said. “The word ‘pressure,’ I think that’s…

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs on the rise, study finds

An American Academy of Pediatrics study published Monday revealed that the rate of adolescent exposure to ADHD medication reported to U.S. poison control centers increased 71.2 percent from 2000 to 2011, with a 6.2 percent decrease from…

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Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from the NHL’s 'Miracle On Ice'

The Vegas Golden Knights won a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights. This is as NHL as it gets. A year ago, this team didn’t even have a team, and now this team will have a chance to win sports’ toughest trophy…

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McDonald's workers block headquarters and chant, 'We can see your greedy side'

About 150 cooks and cashiers blocked the entrance Monday to McDonald's headquarters in Chicago, protesting what they call unfairly low pay at one of the world's largest fast-food chains. "McDonald's, McDonald's - you can't hide," they…

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Supreme Court deals defeat to workers' rights, upholding arbitration for individuals only

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the…

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After being cleared in fatal shooting, Chicago cop fired for lying about unrelated arrest

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A Chicago police officer cleared in a controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed teen has been fired along with another veteran officer for lying about the circumstances of a domestic violence arrest almost five years ago. In a unanimous…

Ulta cracks Fortune 500, joining the ranks of the most successful U.S. companies

Ulta Beauty, the Bolingbrook-based beauty retailer, has cracked the Fortune 500 list, securing its place among the country’s most successful companies. Fortune’s 64th annual list ranks companies by revenue. The media company said firms on…

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Chicago baseball saw four exciting starts this weekend, but Yu Darvish's meant the most

Debate which weekend pitching performance meant the most for Chicago’s baseball teams until Steve Stone runs out of wisdom, but everyone can agree that back-to-back starts on both sides of town carried great significance for the Cubs and…

Yes, President Trump, there is a difference between HIV and HPV. Here's a handy tipsheet

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In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump famously declared that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” At the time, he was talking about health insurance. But perhaps he was also thinking about two potentially life…

Monday, May 21

Faithful death penalty opponents decry governor’s proposal

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Jeanne Bishop doesn’t know which she finds more offensive about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for mass killers and people who murder law enforcement officers: that, as some critics say, he’s using a matter of…

Confusion, squabbling undermine Trump's steps forward on the world stage

On North Korea, the government of dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to walk away from a planned summit after bellicose words from national security adviser John Bolton — who was then publicly overruled by President Donald Trump. On China,…

DOJ seeks inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI surveilled his campaign for 'political purposes'

Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign - a remarkable step…

Oliver North, incoming NRA chief, blames school shootings on 'culture of violence' and Ritalin

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Two days after a 17-year-old opened fire in his Texas high school, killing at least 10, incoming National Rifle Association president Oliver North said students "shouldn't have to be afraid" to go to school and blamed the problem on …

Sunday, May 20

Cubs' Ian Happ starts at third as Kris Bryant gets rest against Reds

Ian Happ will start at third base for the second time in his major-league career Sunday when the Cubs try to take the final game of their series against the Reds. Happ, who is 5-for-9 with four runs, two doubles, a triple, two homers, two…

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned him down and embarrassed him in class, her mother says

Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce Contact ReportersLos Angeles Times As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a handful of classmates in the art class…

U.S., China agree to cut American trade deficit

The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks,…

Illinois lawmakers vote to let kids take medical marijuana in school

The Illinois Senate’s overwhelming vote to allow sick students to take medical marijuana in school sends the proposal to Gov. Bruce Rauner for a decision on its fate. The state Senate voted 50-2 to allow students who qualify for medical…

Saturday, May 19

110 dead in Cuba plane crash; 3 known survivors in 'critical' condition

The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board. In the first official…

Prince Harry marries American bride Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle

The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed Saturday in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial roots and the pair's shared commitment to putting a more diverse, modern…

Cubs fall to Reds 5-4 in extra innings; Javier Baez involved in bench-clearing spat

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and Reds reliever Amir Garrett were the centerpieces of a bench-clearing spat Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. Garrett struck out the slumping Baez and yelled while staring directly at Baez, who…

Johnny Manziel is returning to football — with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of CFL

Johnny Manziel is doing what he needs to do to play professional football again, announcing Saturday morning that he will play in the Canadian Football League. "Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my career…

Friday, May 18

Protesters disrupt meeting over controversial Northwest Side affordable housing project

A group of protesters disrupted a state housing agency’s meeting on Friday over what they called an unjust decision to not award tax credits to a controversial Northwest Side affordable housing development. Two members of the group calling…

'He's not a bad kid,' says mom of alleged Dixon school shooter, as police say gun used belonged to her

As police and a community grappled with how and why a young man would open fire at his high school, investigators said Thursday they’ve solved one piece of the puzzle, revealing that the suspect allegedly used a rifle belonging to his…

Amid heated debate, city approves plan for Obama Presidential Center

After more than seven hours of emotional and passionate testimony from hundreds of residents, community activists and elected officials, the Chicago Plan Commission voted overwhelmingly to approve the Obama Presidential Center on Thursday…

Lawmaker to SIU president: 'Go to hell, sir'

Two downstate Republican lawmakers on Thursday called for Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn to resign over an email in which he referred to members of the Carbondale campus as “bitchers.” The email between Dunn and another…

Thursday, May 17

'Things could have gone much worse': Charges filed against ex-student accused of exchanging gunfire with cop at Dixon High School

A school resource police officer is being lauded as a hero for intervening when a former student at Dixon High School opened fire Wednesday morning near the school gym where students were gathered for a graduation rehearsal, authorities…

Black Guns Matter bringing gun rights workshop to Chicago's African-American community

As hip hop artist Maj Toure toured the country, he kept hearing the same stories of African-Americans facing gun charges because they didn't know they were supposed to, for example, have a concealed carry permit. Those stories and others…

Yanny or Laurel? It's all in your brain

A fiery debate erupted on social media this week, prompting many to ask friends, family members, co-workers and themselves this question: “Yanny or Laurel?” The brief, one-word audio recording posted on Twitter and Reddit went viral,…

Public bathrooms become clandestine epicenter of opioid crisis

It was just before 2 a.m. when Catherine Altop, a 32-year-old woman with a history of drug problems, entered the bathroom at a south suburban White Castle restaurant, locked the door and injected herself with fentanyl-tainted heroin. Hours…