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Hawks’ Kane covers up kid’s Blues shirt

Clearly the rivalry between the Blackhawks and Blues never ends – even in the summer.

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials…

1 dead, 7 hurt in shootings Thursday

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday.

Joakim Noah to address Chicago’s street violence

Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago’s gun violence.

Koch brothers’ petcoke firm threatens lawsuit over city rules

Company seeks to delay storage sheds until 2018, raise height limits on pilesA company that stores enormous mounds of petroleum coke on Chicago’s Southeast Side is threatening to sue unless city officials allow the gritty piles to remain uncovered for another four years.

Arlington Heights woman drowns trying to save 3 boys

The family of an Arlington Heights woman is grieving her death after trying to save three boys drowning in a northern Wisconsin lake.

Police: O’Hare employee stole from military foot locker

An employee at O’Hare International Airport was charged with theft after he allegedly stole items from military foot lockers that were meant to be shipped overseas.

Deacon kisses girl, gives her copy of the Kama Sutra: prosecutors

A 66-year-old man Cook County prosecutors described as a “member of the clergy” allegedly gave a minor a copy of the Kama Sutra and said he kissed her because she was “shy” and he “wanted her to be more confident.”

Michelle Obama to Chicago donors: ‘Write the biggest, fattest check . . . you can’

First lady Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of some 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.” Here to raise money for the national Democratic Party, the first lady also put in a plug for local Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, pledging to “do everything in our power to make sure he gets over the finish line. He is the guy for this state.”

Hawk Harrelson fired Tony La Russa and the rest is baseball history

Tony La Russa by the numbers? Three teams, six pennants, three World Series titles and . . . well, let Hawk Harrelson take it from here. “He managed 33 years, and he only got fired one time,” Harrelson said this week. “You’re talking to the one ass—- that fired him.” That stretch with the White Sox between 1979 and 1986 on La Russa’s résumé is the more forgettable part of a Hall of Fame managerial career that included repeated World Series appearances with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. But La Russa, 69, doesn’t wind up in Cooperstown, New York, this …

NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner’s (ROW’-nurz) campaign for Illinois governor.

ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is set to tour a new Chicago center that authorities hope will help stem gun-related violence in the nation’s third latest city.