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Saying that the NFL is taking a “number of steps” to fix the league’s domestic violence crisis, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell detailed steps to try to curb a growing scandal Friday afternoon. ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:55:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Charges to be announced in shooting death of 9-year-old ]]> Lead story image

Chicago Police were set to announce charges against three people Friday in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy. Supt. Garry McCarthy has called a news conference for 3:30 p.m. Friday. Antonio Smith’s body was found Aug. 20 behind a home in the 1200 block of East 71st Street. He had been shot multiple times. He had run out of the house because he was upset, his mother said. … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:58:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Apple fans answer the iPhone’s call ]]> Lead story image

The line stretched more than a block by the time the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue opened at 8 a.m. Friday. Some had waited since 2 p.m. Wednesday for the new iPhone 6 to go on sale. ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:44:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Analysis: Fioretti longshot for mayor, but could force runoff ]]> Lead story image

Ald. Bob Fioretti is facing an uphill battle against Mayor Rahm Emanuel , but don’t count Fioretti out. If Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joins Fioretti in challenging the unpopular incumbent, it could make it more difficult for Emanuel to get the 50 percent-plus-one votes he needs to avoid a runoff. ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:56:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ U of I board chairman says not hiring Twittering prof was right call ]]>

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois was right to deny a faculty job to a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic, University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Chris Kennedy said in a newspaper interview published Friday. Steven Salaita accepted an offer starting this fall to be a Native American Studies professor but was told he would not be hired after he later posted profanity-laced Twitter messages during Israel’s war with Gaza in July. The Board of Trustees last week declined to change that decision. “It’s absolutely clear that we could not bring … ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:36:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Park man confesses to murder in Bali resort: cops ]]> Lead story image

Indonesian police say a Chicago-area man has confessed to killing his girlfriend’s mother in a Bali hotel, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping stuff the body into a suitcase. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 18, who both attended Oak Park-River Forest High School, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found. ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:41 -0500