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Downtown Highland Park, Ill., remained roped off Tuesday afternoon after the deadly shooting at a July 4th parade.
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In 2019, Robert Crimo's family reported to police that he "said he was going to kill everyone" and had a collection of knives. Illinois State Police approved him for gun ownership four months later.
Lynn Martin started as the new CEO of the New York Stock Exchange in January.
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Private companies are sitting on the sidelines in 2022 after a record setting year of initial public offerings fueled by cheap borrowing.
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John Stephens is the executive director and producer of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Ill. He spoke to Community Voices about the theatre and explained how it is the only Actors’ Equity Association affiliated theatre between Chicago and St. Louis. He also talked about the friendships he’s made with Broadway performers during his time at the Little Theatre.
Longtime Democratic organizer Nikki Budzinski will face Republican Regan Deering in November’s general election battle for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District after winning their primaries Tuesday night.
Abortion rights activists protest in Washington, DC, on June 26, 2022, two days after the US Supreme Court scrapped half-century constitutional protections for the procedure.
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In post-Roe America, money is even more determinative of who can get an abortion and who can't. Abortion funds are trying to close the gap, but they are now forced to navigate a murky legal landscape.
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91-Nine The X chart for the Week of June 26 - July 2, 2022.
Upper row, from left to right: Bad Bunny, Un Verano Sin Ti. Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Raveena, Asha's Awakening. Lower row, from left to right: Harry Styles, Harry's House. FKA twigs, Caprisongs. Leikeli47, Shape Up.
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