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Cubs Will Need A Team Effort To Replace Anthony Rizzo, Who Could Miss The Rest Of The Season
CHICAGO - Compensating for the loss of slugger Anthony Rizzo will be as challenging for the Cubs as earning a playoff berth in the next 13 days An MRI on Monday showed that Rizzo suffered a Grade 2 lateral sprain of his right ankle. He will wear a bo
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Cubs Rally Without Anthony Rizzo To Pick Up An 8-2 Win Over The Reds
CHICAGO - The Cubs picked up the slack Monday night for the loss of Anthony Rizzo and for the ineffectiveness of left-hander Cole Hamels. Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run in the first inning and made a diving catch in left field to take away a
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Brendan Perlini Is A Free Spirit Still Searching For NHL Success. Will He Find It This Season With The Blackhawks?
CHICAGO - The passage of time has been the Blackhawks' friend over the past year. Their prospects are starting to blossom, the front office has added considerable depth and talent, and the coaching staff has won over skeptical veterans. For Brendan P
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Chicago 'Black Girl Skate Crew' Offers Skateboard Sisterhood For Women Of Color And Queer Community
CHICAGO - Tuesday nights at Chicago skate parks are long, but exhilarating for the members of froSkate. It's boisterously energetic, but in a mellow, "do you" kind of way. Hugs and smiles go around equally to newcomers and regulars about as often as
Chicago Tribune6 min readSociety
Prosecutors Say 9-year-old Was Lured To His Death By Gang Rivals Of His Father. Nearly Four Years Later, Two Men Are On Trial For His Execution-style Killing
CHICAGO - On a cloudy night in April 2017, Chicago police officers patrolling West Englewood noticed a group shooting a makeshift music video in a vacant lot in the South Side neighborhood. Spotting the squad car, the group took off running, tossing
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Brandon Marshall Says 'Jay Cutler Was Bad' And Questions The Former Bears QB's Leadership And Heart During A TV Appearance
Brandon Marshall was one of Jay Cutler's top targets when they played together for the Bears in 2012-14 and the Broncos in 2006-08. Cutler remains one of Marshall's favorite targets whenever Marshall gets in front of a camera or microphone. Marshall
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How To Reach People With Poetry? 'Fault In Our Stars' Author John Green, Nonprofit Are Trying YouTube
CHICAGO - The words on the page reveal themselves first with a title and then a phrase at a time. "Poetry "I, too, dislike it: "There are things that are important beyond all this fiddle." That's how "Poetry," Marianne Moore's early 20th century poem
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Review: Twin Peaks Explores Intimate Country-soul On 'Lookout Low'
Twin Peaks' six-year progression from teenage garage-rockers to "Lookout Low" (Grand Jury) testifies to the Chicago quintet's old-school approach. Rather than going for a big viral splash and then struggling to live up to it, Twin Peaks stayed relati
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Heidi Stevens: Black Chicago Families Get Rare Chance To Preserve Their Photos, Stories, Artifacts For Free. 'This History Is Important.'
Lauren Snowden Ingram arrived at the DuSable Museum of African American History on a recent Thursday morning carrying a box of irreplaceable treasure. A visitor's pass allowing Christine Wright Snowden (Lauren Snowden Ingram's mother) to tour the U.S
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Racist Email Sent To Chicago Beer Writer Leads To Positive International Twitter Response: #IAmCraftBeer
CHICAGO - Chalonda White checked her phone and saw a strange and jarring email. It was just three sentences and 35 words, sent to the address on her Afro Beer Chick website, where White, a Chicago resident, has blogged about her love of craft beer si
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Lurie Children's Hospital Gives Free Haircuts To Sick Kids, Their Parents: 'A Haircut Is A Little Boost Of Confidence'
CHICAGO - Lying back in a chair with her head in a hair-washing sink, Jeanette Saribekian chatted with the stylist massaging shampoo into her scalp about how she usually goes to the salon with one of her daughters. It's small talk in a small salon, t
Chicago Tribune3 min read
'Downton Abbey' Review: The Servants Are Revolting
Into our disheveled modern world, run by politically, morally and sartorially sloppy leaders on both sides of the Atlantic, the feature film version of "Downton Abbey" arrives just in time to tidy up. All brand names and franchises lean into the conc
Chicago Tribune7 min readFood & Wine
Weeknight Chicken Challenge Met With A Hot Griddle And Fast Recipes
At least one day a week, chicken factors into our dinner plans. Turns out, we are not alone. Chicken is the No. 1 source of protein in the U.S. and in 2018 we ate more than 93.5 pounds per capita, according to the National Chicken Council. Around our
Chicago Tribune2 min read
PBR For Breakfast? New Hard Coffee Offers A Different Kind Of Buzz — And Nails It
I had to try it to believe it. Pabst Blue Ribbon, the maker of the original ironic hipster beer, has created a hard coffee beverage. Yes, you read that correctly, and, no, this is not your mother's white Russian. "We wanted to make something that tas
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
Question: In which country would you be if you were visiting Vilnius? Answer: Lithuania. The capital city is located in the southeastern part of the country and is the largest city with a population of about 540,000. Visit Chicago Tribune at www.chic
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'Hiker Trash,' A Fat Rattlesnake And Fickle Mother Nature: What It's Like To Trek 800 Miles On The Arizona Trail
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Fat drops of rain tap out a mournful melody on the nylon ceiling stretched over my head. Peeking out from under a thick down quilt, I watch tiny rivulets of water drip down the sides of my tent and sigh. It's not suppos
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Woman Who Allegedly Wore 'Scream' Mask While Repeatedly Stabbing Another Woman Is Held Without Bond
CHICAGO - A Chicago woman who allegedly wore a "Scream" mask while repeatedly stabbing another woman after breaking into an apartment where the victim was dog sitting was held without bond Sunday. Patricia Calhoun-Murdock, 20, of the 8400 block of So
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
A Mother Watched For Hours As Police Guarded Her Son's Body And Searched For Clues To His Murder
CHICAGO - She never broke her gaze after she found out the body on the ground was her son. The mother of the young man shot and killed early Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood stood by the police tape for hours, watching stoically as offic
Chicago Tribune2 min readPolitics
42 Million Frequent Flyer Points: The Feds Say A Chicago Travel Agent Fraudulently Gamed Delta's Program, Costing The Airline $1.75 Million.
A travel agent allegedly gamed Delta Air Lines' frequent flyer program designed for businesses, fraudulently accruing and redeeming more than 42 million points for flights and other benefits, according to federal prosecutors. Gennady Podolsky, 43, ma
Chicago Tribune7 min readPolitics
Troubled Times At Ronald Reagan's Boyhood Home: 'We Cannot Keep Bleeding Money'
DIXON, Ill. - One morning back in 1988, a fancier car than usual rolled up to Ronald Reagan's boyhood home in Dixon. It was Monday, and the home-turned-museum was closed, but a well-dressed man walked up and persuaded Kenny Wendland, then a tour guid
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An Illinois Man Lost His Life — And His Nephew Lost His Arms — From An Improperly Installed Electrical Wire. It Could Happen Again
CHICAGO - In the final moments of his life, Robert Zulauf administered CPR to his nephew and ordered bystanders to move away from the deadly power line that arced and bowed just a few feet from a Circle K parking lot. Flames danced around Jordan Zula
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Kris Bryant Set A Cubs Record For Home Runs In His First 5 Years. How Does His Output Compare To Ernie Banks?
CHICAGO - Kris Bryant has hit more home runs in his first five seasons than Ernie Banks did. Let that sink one in for a minute. With 136 home runs going into Sunday's game against the Pirates, Bryant was tied with "Mr. Cub" for most home runs in a pl
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Cubs Lose Anthony Rizzo With A Sprained Ankle But Beat The Pirates 16-6, Pulling Within 2 Games Of The NL Central Lead
CHICAGO - Anthony Rizzo sprained his right ankle during the third inning of Sunday's 16-6 win over the Pirates, putting a damper on a big milestone for Kris Bryant and the Cubs bagging their third straight game with at least 14 runs. Bryant knocked t
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Eddy Pineiro Kicks A 53-yard Field Goal As Time Expires To Give The Bears A 16-14 Win Against The Broncos
The Bears offense scored its first touchdown of the season. Their defense recorded its first takeaway. And the Bears escaped Denver with their first victory, a 16-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday at Empower Field at Mile High. Bears kicker Eddy Pine
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Cubs Set Team Record For Home Runs With 4 More In 14-1 Rout Of Pirates
CHICAGO - The Cubs pounded four more home runs Saturday afternoon in a 14-1 rout of the Pirates before 39,928 at Wrigley Field, setting the franchise's single-season home run record. Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant, Nico Hoerner and Victor Caratini all went
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Even Without A Sack, Bears' Mack Made Key Contributions In Season-opening Loss
CHICAGO - Khalil Mack didn't have a sack in the Bears' season-opening loss to the Packers, but his presence helped Leonard Floyd and others take down quarterback Aaron Rodgers five times. Outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino determined Mack positi
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Blackhawks Legend Stan Mikita Had The Degenerative Brain Disease CTE, Study Finds
CHICAGO - Stan Mikita, the Blackhawks legend and Hockey Hall of Famer who died last year at 78, had the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, according to a postmortem study. Dr. Ann McKee, director of the Boston Univer
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Wrigley Field Organist Gary Pressy Is Retiring After 33 Years: 'The Cup Is Full'
CHICAGO - After teaming up over the years with legends from Ozzy Osbourne to Mike Ditka, Wrigley Field organist Gary Pressy finally is giving his fingers a well-deserved rest. Pressy, who began his Cubs career in 1987 and worked his 2,679th consecuti
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Could Cubs Closer Craig Kimbrel Miss Rest Of Season? 'Anything Is Possible'
Craig Kimbrel was "feeling better" Saturday, according to Cubs manager Joe Maddon, but there still is no timetable for the closer's return from right elbow inflammation. Is it possible Kimbrel could miss the rest of the regular season? "Anything is p
Chicago Tribune3 min read
As Trial Approaches, Lawyer In Hastert Hush-money Lawsuit Alleges Possible Perjury
CHICAGO - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's federal criminal case is long behind him, but a lawyer representing the man who is suing him for the unpaid balance of a $3.5 million hush-money pact hopes key admissions the disgraced politician m
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