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Man discovered shot in University Village

A man was found shot and critically wounded Sunday night on the Near West Side. | Sun-Times file photoThe 29-year-old was discovered between two cars with gunshot wounds to his face and body about 11:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, police said. A man was discovered shot and critically wounded Sunday night in University Village on the Near West Side. The 29-year-old was discovered between two cars with gunshot wounds to his face and body about 11:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. No one was in custody. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ has died

Betty Lynn, the film and television actor who was best known for her role as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died. She was 95. Lynn died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness, The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, North Carolina, announced in a statement. Lynn appeared as Thelma Lou on the show from 1961 until 1966. She reprised her role in the made-for-TV movie “Return to Mayberry,” in which Thelma Lou and Barney got married. Born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn on August 29, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lynn began studying dance and acting at a young age. In 1944, she started performing as a part of USO Camp Shows. Lynn took her talents overseas, performing in the USO for servicemembers during World War II. She was “thought to be the only American...

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Dune review: Slow-moving sci-fi epic that’s dry, dusty and lacking in spice

Chalamet leads the cast well in Dune, but it’s a sandy slog (Picture: Warner Bros/Legendary)Dune, the much-hyped new film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, finally heaves its bulk into cinemas this week, kicking up a cloud of dust – and not much else. The dystopian blockbuster has gone all out to impress with its popular source material, a well-regarded director (Blade Runner 2049’s Denis Villeneuve) and an impressive cast (also featuring Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem) but somehow it still commits the ultimate cinematic sin of being, well, a bit boring. Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, son of a powerful duke (Isaac) in the far future of humanity, who is given the stewa

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Coronation Street star Jimmi Harkishin reveals Dev has ‘no guilt’ over leaving Aadi to die

Dev has an impossible choice (Picture: ITV/Metro.co.uk)Coronation Street star Jimmi Harkishin has opened up about the horrific events that could see his character Dev Alahan’s son Aadi (Adam Hussain) die in a catastrophic fireball. Discussing the aftermath, Jimmi insists that Dev doesn’t feel guilty that she saves Asha (Tanisha Gorey) as she was unconscious, but the dad is left in terror that he could lose one of the twins. The actor told Metro.co.uk: ‘Dev is unconscious and when he wakes up he realises that they have been hit from behind. He is choking and there is smoke in the car, it’s dark, all the lights are off and Dev has had the wind knocked out of him. Aadi is trapped in the front of the car but he is lucid and talking whereas Asha is unconscious. ‘It’s a knee-jerk rea

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Alexander: Dodgers finding not all 0-2 NLCS deficits are alike

If there was a moment Sunday night that reminded us that this isn’t last year, it was the renewal of the Will Smith vs. Will Smith rivalry in the ninth inning in suburban Atlanta. Will The Elder gave up a memorable home run to Will The Younger during the 2020 Dodgers-Braves National League Championship Series. When they faced each other Sunday night, Will the Younger struck out swinging on a slider for the second out of the ninth inning. One vignette, true. But maybe here’s another: Julio Urías, the Dodgers’ accidental but oh, so successful closer of 2020, came into the game to start the eighth inning Sunday night with a 4-2 lead – and gave up three hits and the tying runs, only escaping further damage by striking out Joc Pederson and pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza to strand the go-ahead run

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CPD officers shot at in West Garfield Park; 1 in custody

One person is in custody after shots were fired at Chicago police Sunday night on the West Side. | Sun-Times fileThe officers attempted to stop a male on the street about 9:35 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street when he fled and fired at officers from a gangway, Chicago police said. Chicago police officers were shot at Sunday night in West Garfield Park on the West Side. The officers were in an unmarked car when they attempted to stop a male on the street after observing a bulge in his jacket about 9:35 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street when he fled and fired at officers from a gangway, Chicago police said. The officers were not shot and didn’t return fire, and no other injuries were reported, police said. A weapon was recovered and a person was in custody, police...

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker engaged after romantic beach proposal: ‘Kravis forever’

Kourtney and Travis are getting hitched (Picture: @kourtneykardashian, Instagram)Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have confirmed their engagement following a stunning beachside proposal, and we can now all chant ‘Kravis forever’.  Blink-182 rocker Travis, 45, popped the question to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star on Sunday during a romantic sunset evening at Rosewood Miramar hotel in Montecito, California, presenting his future wife with a huge diamond ring.  The couple announced the exciting news on Instagram with Kourtney, 42, sharing photos of her kissing her new fiance as they enjoyed a celebratory dinner with family and friends.  ‘Forever @travisbarker,’ the reality star captioned the photo.  Kourtney’s mum Kris Jenner and sisters Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Kend...

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Horoscope for Monday, Oct. 18, 2021

Moon Alert After 5:15 a.m. Chicago time, there are no restrictions to shopping or making important decisions. The moon is in Aries, Aries (March 21-April 19) This is a fantastic day because your ruler Mars is dancing with lucky Jupiter, which boosts your energy in a marvelous, way! For starters, you will attract positive people to you. Discussions with others will definitely benefit you. It’s a fun, upbeat day! Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today you find it easy to work hard and accomplish a lot. Work-related travel might be in the picture. Dealings with foreign countries and people from other cultures will benefit you. Whatever you do will expand your horizons in a good way! Gemini (May 21-June 20) This is a marvelous day to socialize! It’s the perfect day for a vacation. Accept invitations t

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Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. The slaying of the 25-year-old Black man sparked a national outcry fueled by graphic video of the shooting. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes in Arbery's death on Feb. 23, 2020, just outside the port city of Brunswick. Jury selection could last two weeks or more. Arbery's father said he's praying for an impartial panel and a fair trial, saying Black crime victims too often have been denied justice. “This is 2021, and it’s time for a change,” Marcus Ar

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How to get free tickets for COP26

COP26 is nearly here – find out how you can attend (Picture: Getty)For nearly three decades, hundreds of countries from around the world have come together to discuss climate change, and commit to agreed actions to help combat it. 2021 marks the 26th year of the Conference of the Parties – COP – and it will continue the work being done by over 200 countries across the globe who have previously set out the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. The conference will unite world leaders, activists and important figures in Glasgow from November 1-12 for a huge programme of events on all things affecting the climate and cultures globally, and members of the public can sign up to attend many of these events. How can you attend COP26? How to get tickets for COP26 Located...

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How menopause can mess with your skin – and what to do about it

Brace yourself for dehydration and sensitivity (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)Hot flushes and heated hormonal swings – going through the menopause can be seriously rubbish. As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, it turns out that perimenopause and the period after it can play havoc with your skin, too. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. As long as you know what to expect from your menopausal skin, you can get prepared and treat it properly. Here’s what you need to be aware of – and how to deal with each issue. Dehydration Oestrogen plays an important role in maintaining hydration in the skin, so when levels of this hormone fall, dehydration can become an issue. Restoring moisture is key, not only through skincare but via lifestyle changes, too. ‘It’s vital th

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Jill Biden says SC ‘prayer partner’ helped change her life

For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination would, in her words, change her life. Robin Jackson, wife of the pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in South Carolina, offered to be Jill Biden's “prayer partner” when the Bidens worshipped at the church. Thus began a relationship that the first lady said had helped “shape my life.” Jill Biden talked about her South Carolina friend as recently as February of this year, but always without naming her. On Sunday, she returned to Brookland Baptist to help celebrate Pastor Charles B. Jackson Sr.'s 50th year of

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Jill Biden says SC ‘prayer partner’ helped change her life

For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination would, in her words, change her life. Robin Jackson, wife of the pastor at Brookland Baptist Church in South Carolina, offered to be Jill Biden's “prayer partner” when the Bidens worshipped at the church. Thus began a relationship that the first lady said had helped “shape my life.” Jill Biden talked about her South Carolina friend as recently as February of this year, but always without naming her. On Sunday, she returned to Brookland Baptist to help celebrate Pastor Charles B. Jackson Sr.'s 50th year of

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Power-pole fires sparked, outages linger in Bay Area rain’s wake

Rainy weather caused multiple power-pole fires and scattered outages across Bay Area communities Sunday night. In much the same way that light rains a month earlier soaked stray dust, dirt and debris atop power lines, tonight’s weather conditions led to similar shorts, overloads and power failures. As of 9 p.m., the largest outages appeared concentrated in the East Bay, around Richmond, San Pablo, Crockett and Rodeo, as well as parts of Livermore in the Tri-Valley. In the Peninsula, several thousand customers from Colma to South San Francisco, along with parts of Burlingame, Hillsborough and San Mateo appeared affected. Thanks in part to prompt responses from several regional fire departments, there were no reports of injuries or other related damage. A PG&E representative did not imm...

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Kourtney Kardashian, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker engaged

A day at the beach turned into a proposal for Kourtney Kardashian, who is now engaged to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Kardashian posted two photos on Instagram of the proposal with the caption “forever.” A representative for the reality star and businesswoman confirmed Sunday that the couple are engaged. No other details were immediately available. The images showed an elaborate floral arrangement and candles on the beach. People magazine and celebrity website TMZ reported Barker arranged the proposal at a beach in Montecito, California, which is near Santa Barbara. It will be Kardashian's first marriage. She has three children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. It will be Barker's third marriage. The pair have been dating for several months, showing their affection for each other at pub...

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