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Afternoon Briefing: Austin apartment building stabilized after explosion

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Two people have finally claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the July 29 drawing was sold in Des Plaines. The Illinois Lottery said the prize for the drawing, which was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize, was claimed by two individuals who had agreed to split the prize if they won.

And city building inspectors have examined and helped stabilize a damaged portion of an Austin apartment building that suddenly exploded on Tuesday, partially collapsing the roof and critically injuring three of the eight people sent to area hospitals.

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On a recent day, parole and probation agents from across the country — including the head of the women’s parole unit in the Illinois Department of Corrections — were at the Women’s Justice Institute’s newly opened Reclamation Center. Read more here.

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Built in 1920, the mansion has 8 ½ bathrooms, five fireplaces, a two-story living room with ornate woodwork, a library with a wet bar and French doors and a newly renovated kitchen. Read more here.

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The game went to the 11th, where it all fell apart for the Sox. The Guardians scored five runs in the inning and won 10-7 in front of 23,242. Read more here.

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The leading cause of death in Chicago in 2020 wasn’t the coronavirus; it was heart disease, which is more prevalent in Black, Latino and South Asian communities. Read more here.

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Delivering a forceful condemnation of Russia’s seven-month invasion, Biden said reports of Russian abuses against civilians and its efforts to erase Ukraine and its culture “should make your blood run cold.” Read more here.

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