‘An intellect, a bully, and a great judge’: Courthouse leader Vincent Gaughan set to retire after handling Chicago’s biggest cases ‘An intellect, a bully, and a great judge’: Courthouse leader Vincent Gaughan set to retire after handling Chicago’s biggest cases

After seeing it all, Judge Gaughan is retiring after 31 years on the Cook County bench. Caustic but fatherly, autocratic but skilled, temperamental with everyone in his courtroom except — usually — the defendants themselves.

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Along the Mag Mile, a new crop of retailers await holiday shoppers. ‘We love that our store surprises people’ Along the Mag Mile, a new crop of retailers await holiday shoppers. ‘We love that our store surprises people’

By offering shoppers fresh options, landlords are hoping to revitalize Chicago's Magnificent Mile

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‘I thought I would make it’: The strange psychology behind the crashes at Long Grove’s covered bridge ‘I thought I would make it’: The strange psychology behind the crashes at Long Grove’s covered bridge

Roughly twice a month, drivers who think their large vehicles can make it through the bridge guess wrong.

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Through a Chicago high school’s drone-flying program, teens expand their horizons Through a Chicago high school’s drone-flying program, teens expand their horizons

Corliss’ new aviation program gives students the chance to train for the FAA's unmanned drone pilot certification exam, a license that permits flying drones for hire.

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Trucks still hit Long Grove’s iconic bridge, but town punches back — just as it always has against modern life Trucks still hit Long Grove’s iconic bridge, but town punches back — just as it always has against modern life

The one-lane bridge is long past its 20th century prime, but changes are made slowly here. Historic Downtown Long Grove just got its first stoplight in 2021.

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‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63 ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred in and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983′s “Flashdance,” has died.

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Notable deaths of 2022 Notable deaths of 2022

Here are some of the celebrities and newsmakers who died in 2022.

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Ukraine supporters gather to rally against Russian invasion, and remember a tragic event from the past Ukraine supporters gather to rally against Russian invasion, and remember a tragic event from the past

Ninety years after a Soviet-caused famine killed millions of Ukrainians, demonstrators gathered in Chicago to call attention to that tragedy and rally in support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion.

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