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Chicago Mayor Laurie Lightfoot used emotional expressions to condemn mass shooting at Colorado LGBTQ nightclub Saturday night, chirping: “I’m sick of this shit…”.

“How many people should be killed? How many lives have been torn apart? Until it really stops? We don’t have to live like this. And we don’t have to die like this.” Lightfoot tweeted on Sunday morning. She is one of the most famous lesbian mayors in the United States

A 22-year-old gunman opened fire at the Q Club in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 25 before he was subdued by “heroic” gunmen and arrested by police, authorities said. Two firearms, including a “long rifle,” were recovered from Club Q after the shooting Saturday night, Police Chief Adrian Vazquez said. Police identified the gunman as Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was in custody and being treated for his injuries.

All weekend, trans organizations held events throughout Chicago to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance. But on Sunday, the day was fresh with news of the shooting in Colorado.

“We can’t disrupt our safe spaces,” said Iggy Laden, founder and director of the Chicago Therapy Collective, an organization that advocates for LGBTQ well-being. “This is unacceptable.”

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As Mayor Lori Lightfoot ramps up her re-election bid, her close allies have created a new campaign fund no restrictions on how much money members can give or who they are – Lightfoot’s restrictions must follow.

Committee 77, run by Lightfoot’s longtime top adviser, is allowed to accept unlimited funds, including from city contractors who are strictly bound by city ethics rules to contribute to Lightfoot’s campaign fund or Lightfoot’s political action committee.

The CTA 6 Jackson Park Express bus picks up a passenger at Stony Island on 60th Street near the Obama Presidential Center construction site in Jackson Park on November 3, 2022.

If construction of a road around the future Obama presidential center South Shore resident Jane Carson, who started the new phase last month, said she took the longer bus rides home in stride because she knew it was for a greater good: a large public space dedicated to the nation’s first African-American president and first lady.

Another No. 6 bus rider, Sharon Monson, shared Carson’s excitement about the center, which is expected to transform Woodlawn by creating elite tourist destination in an area that has struggled with decades of disinvestment, neglect and redlining. But as the area undergoes these metamorphoses, residents are increasingly finding their daily routines upended by preparations for the center.

Joel Gomez celebrates his 41st birthday at his home in Wheaton with his caretaker, Elva Quaquenti, shortly before she leaves for Mexico to decide her immigration status in October 2021.  Former Army Sgt.  Joel Gomez is in a nursing home battling complications from catastrophic injuries he sustained during the Iraq War nearly two decades ago.

Former Army Sergeant Joel Gomez is in a nursing home battling complications from catastrophic injuries he sustained during the Iraq War nearly two decades ago.

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Bally completed it Purchase of Freedom Center for 200 million dollars printing press on Friday, paving the way for the construction of the long-awaited and much-discussed casino in Chicago.

The Rhode Island-based company bought a 30-acre site in River West from Nexstar Media Group with plans to turn it into a $1.74 billion casino complex. What will become of the 41-year-old Chicago Tribune printing office remains to be seen.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) is helped to his feet by a teammate after being tackled during the final drive late in the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Nov. 20, 2022, in Atlanta.

10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears took a familiar route to victory Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The offense was focused on running the ball as usual and couldn’t come up with the necessary plays on the line, the defense failed to make a key stop at a critical moment, and the special teams were good for a couple more hiccups in a 27-24 loss.

An alligator po'boy at Daisy's Po-Boy and Tavern in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood is seen on November 15, 2022.

When James Beard Award-winning chef Eric Williams opened his newest restaurant in Hyde Park, around the corner from the critically acclaimed Virtue, he shared a simple an origin story that honored family.

The Tribune’s Louise Chu writes that Daisy’s Po-Boy and Tavern was named after his maternal great-aunt and inspired by her husband, Stu, a New Orleans native. But if you dig a little deeper into the name of the restaurant itself, like if you choose crab leg gumbo, you’ll find a few pieces more than meets the eye.


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