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The Chicago Board of Elections announced today it would appeal a Cook County judge’s decision last week invalidating the Bring Chicago Home referendum question. While the question remains on physical ballots, votes on the issue will not be counted unless any appeals of the judge’s decision prevail. The primary election is March 19.

The trial for a man accused of shooting and killing the 29-year-old officer started in earnest today as attorneys delivered opening statements. Read more here.

The new shop houses the two businesses with OKAY set behind the bakery serving its signature cakeballs alongside breakfast foods, sandwiches and other items. Read more here.

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields hugs general manager Ryan Poles as they celebrate a win over the Falcons on Dec. 31, 2023, at Soldier Field. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

The Bears are still in information-gathering mode, in the thick of a weeklong schedule packed with prospect interviews and other teams’ trade offers — likely for both the No. 1 draft pick and quarterback Justin Fields. Read more here.

Court Theatre in Hyde Park has announced its 2024-25 season, the milestone 70th season for one of Chicago’s leading Equity theaters. Read more here.

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