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Family, friends and Chicago Police shared emotional tributes at the funeral Mass for Chicago Police Officer Andres Mauricio Vazquez Lasso, who was shot and killed March 1 while responding to an internal 911 call. Attendees honored Vazquez Lasso with solemn police funeral rites.

Meanwhile a little boy died, a day after he, his mother and two young siblings were injured in a fire that broke out at a Montclair firefighter’s home. Police said the accidental fire started in the kitchen and the victims, a mother and her children, were taken to various hospitals in critical condition.

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On Wednesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion for a stay filed by the Natural Lands Institute to prevent the airport from starting construction. More details here.

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Shel Krotinger outside the Berlin nightclub on March 8, 2023 in Chicago.

The Berlin workers said they hope their union will inspire other nightlife workers in Northhalstead and Chicago to organize. More details here.

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A view of the sign during the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center on March 10, 2023 in Chicago.

The Big Ten Tournament continues, and early results suggest things remain status quo. More details here.

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Kyle Abraham "Are you in your senses?" performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

It’s the New York company’s annual pilgrimage to Chicago, a 55-year tradition. Chicago is woven into its fabric. More details here.

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after a closed-door policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 28, 2023.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion after a fall at a local hotel and remains hospitalized “for several days for observation and treatment,” a spokesman said. More details here.

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