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Escape Venice's Tourist Crush With A Trip To Vicenza, Home Of Great Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio
VICENZA, Italy - If you want to break away from the crowds that make Venice a poster child for the term "overtourism" and you love architecture, there is one place you must go: nearby Vicenza, a showcase for the work of the renowned Renaissance archi
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5 Takeaways From A 'Spectacular ' BMW Championship, Including Crazy-low Scores, A Tough Act For Olympia Fields To Follow And Tiny Houses Are Here To Stay
MEDINAH, Ill. - Justin Thomas was nervous driving to Medinah on Sunday with a six-shot lead. Nobody wants to shrink like Greg Norman did at the 1996 Masters. Thomas scrolled through some texts wishing him luck. That didn't help. After arriving at Med
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Bears Waive Elliott Fry Leaving Eddy Pineiro As The Only Kicker On The Roster — For Now
CHICAGO - And then there was one. The Bears reduced their kicking competition - the focus of the team's offseason ever since Cody Parkey's double-doink miss in the wild-card round playoff loss to the Eagles in January - to one on Sunday when coach Ma
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Phil Mickelson's Hotel Was Struck By Lightning, But He Made His Tee Time At The BMW Championship
MEDINAH, Ill. - As Phil Mickelson put it on Twitter, how's this for crazy? The BMW Championship started on time Sunday, with groups going off the first and 10th tees at 10:19 a.m. Turns out Medinah Country Club can take a punch from Mother Nature. Th
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Cubs Snap 4-game Losing Streak As Kris Bryant, Jon Lester Fuel 2-0 Victory Against Pirates
PITTSBURGH - The ingredients for a fifth consecutive loss were there. But Jon Lester had other ideas, and he received some key help from Kris Bryant and Tyler Chatwood as the Cubs seized a 2-0 victory against the Pirates on Saturday to end their four
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Teddy Greenstein: Medinah Looks Great, But Most Of The Big Names Are Sinking At The BMW Championship
MEDINAH, Ill. - A friend texted with a simple message: Medinah looks gorgeous on TV. Looks terrific in person too. It's lush. The bunkers stand out, defining the holes. The par 3s over water make for good theater. And there are numerous ways for spec
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Cubs Suffer Their 2nd Consecutive Walk-off Loss, This Time 3-2 To The Pirates
PITTSBURGH - Another ninth-inning lead. Another walk-off loss. For the second time in as many nights, the Cubs couldn't put away an opponent. They blew a 2-1 lead as the Pirates scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to steal a 3-2 win and hand the
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Teddy Greenstein's 6 Takeaways From The BMW Championship 1st Round
MEDINAH, Ill. - The PGA Tour could adopt this slogan for the FedEx Cup playoffs: No chumps allowed. Those who survived the season-long points race and opening playoff event near Lady Liberty are the tour's best performers. They played like it Thursda
Chicago Tribune7 min readFood & Wine
At The Illinois State Fair, Farmers Celebrate Ag But Bemoan A 'Nightmare' Of A Year
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Cooper Garlisch, age 2 1/2, was not about to lose the Cutest Little Farmer contest. Climbing atop his red toy tractor, he scooted himself across a stage at the Illinois State Fair with gusto, drawing cheers from an audience that s
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Cubs Bullpen — Including Closer Craig Kimbrel — Could Be Back To Full Strength By Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA - The Cubs' revolving door of relievers will spin steadily for the next few days. James Norwood was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Iowa to provide a fresh arm after since-demoted Alec Mills threw six innings Wednesday in an 11-1 loss to
Chicago Tribune3 min readPolitics
After Floating Idea, Trump Says He's Still Reviewing Commutation For Blagojevich
CHICAGO - President Donald Trump said Thursday he is still reviewing a possible commutation of disgraced former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich's prison term on federal corruption charges despite opposition from Illinois congressional Republicans. "W
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Heidi Stevens: Why It's Mid-August And My Son's Summer Homework Packet Is Still Sitting Untouched
CHICAGO - It's the middle of August and my son still hasn't learned how much money Jan has. William, Jan and Greg have a total of $26. Greg has the most money. Jan has twice as much money as William. Greg has $11. How much money does Jan have? It's r
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Column: Parents Say Their Daughters Were Targeted For Wearing Tank Tops And Given Bright Orange T-shirts To Cover Their Shoulders
Students at Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Ill., returned home from the first day of school with some news that didn't sit well with parents. Female students wearing tank tops were publicly called out for violating the student handbook's dress
Chicago Tribune4 min readSociety
Dahleen Glanton: Five Chicago Teenagers Are Charged With A Murder Police Know They Did Not Commit. In Illinois, It's Legal
Two tragedies happened in suburban Chicago the other day. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed for allegedly trying to steal a car from a driveway and the five teenagers who were with him were charged with a murder they did not commit. That's becaus
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Cubs recall Addison Russell and send Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa
PITTSBURGH - The Cubs shook up their roster before Friday night's game against the Pirates, recalling infielder Addison Russell and sending center fielder Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa. Russell gives the Cubs more flexibility in the middle of th
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Bears Keep Kyle Long Home From Friday's Preseason Game Against Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two days after being removed from practice for his role in a fight, Bears right guard Kyle Long is not at MetLife Stadium for the team's preseason game against the Giants on Friday night. Coach Matt Nagy said multiple times We
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People Are Posing With Pets They Don't Actually Own In Hopes Of Finding Love On Dating Apps
CHICAGO - On Tinder, Avery Chuang developed a bad habit: She almost always swiped right on guys with a ridiculously adorable dog photo. It's not a high standard to go by, the 25-year-old in Elk Grove, Calif., admitted, but it helped her find men who
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Allen Robinson's Clutch Performance In Bears' Playoff Loss Sets Stage For Big 2019 Season
CHICAGO - When we last left Allen Robinson, he was giving the Bears exactly what they paid for. In the biggest game of last season, Robinson put together a highlight reel that easily could serve as a trailer for 2019. There he was in the third quarte
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Teddy Greenstein: Coach's Son, Only 14, Is Purdue's Unofficial Recruiting Expert And Player-staff Liaison
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With football practice having ended, the coach is giving the Chicagoan a tour of Purdue's rolling campus. We're in a six-passenger golf cart. The coach is flooring it. As we approach Cherry Lane, which splits Purdue's golf cour
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Commentary: The Sexist Demand On Female Superheroes: Save The World And Look Hot
"Mom, look," said my daughter Mika. She was sitting on her bed, poring over the "Marvel Encyclopedia," a door-stopper catalog of superheroes recently borrowed from the public library. "The men here look so big and strong," she said as she pointed to
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Editorial: Unsolved: 75 Shot, 5 Charged — Too Many Shootings, Too Few Arrests In Chicago
The first weekend of August 2018 had danger written all over it for some neighborhoods of Chicago. Summer weather brings people outside, and that raises the odds of gunfire. The fear was justified. A horrific number of people were killed and wounded.
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Editorial: Roar Back At Trump's Attack On The Popular Endangered Species Act
Chicago notched a win for an endangered species this summer as Great Lakes piping plovers Monty and Rose nested at Montrose Beach and successfully launched two offspring, with the help of many watchful volunteers and one canceled music festival. Else
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Marijuana Stores On Chicago's Mag Mile? Cannabis Companies Aim To Redefine 'High Street' Retail
CHICAGO - Cannabis companies are eyeing sites on some of the priciest retail streets in Chicago, including the Magnificent Mile, as they get ready to sell recreational marijuana in Illinois. Dispensaries have opened in marquee retail spots around the
Chicago Tribune3 min readPolitics
'One Child Nation' Review: China's Population Control Policy Provokes A Gripping Personal Documentary
The superb new documentary "One Child Nation" comes from filmmaker Nanfu Wang, who tells a shadowy, complex story of her family and of China's notorious population control methods implemented in 1979 and perpetuated for 35 years. Government propagand
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Cook County Prosecutors Seek To Raise Bond On R. Kelly Even Though He's Already In Custody On Federal Charges
CHICAGO - In the first court hearing in Cook County since R. Kelly was charged in separate federal indictments in Chicago and New York, prosecutors at the Leighton Criminal Court Building asked a judge to boost bail for the musician in light of the n
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'I'm Very Obsessed … You Could Say Addicted': Former Heroin User Enters Spotlight Livestreaming Video Games From The Chicago Suburbs
CHICAGO - As Aaron Travis neared his 28th straight hour of streaming, even the people watching online as he played "Fortnite" begged him to go to bed. Travis' dark hair was plastered to his forehead. His eyes were glazed and his voice, normally a scr
Chicago Tribune3 min read
'The Nightingale' Review: The Woman Behind 'The Babadook' Goes Even Darker With Brutal Revenge Drama
Compared to the explosion of revenge-fantasy gore near the end of Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," served as dessert after a long, leisurely meal of beautiful, expensive nostalgia, the sensibility of a truly grown-up filmmaker
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Joe Maddon Says Managing The Cubs Provides Him An Opportunity To Help His Hazleton, Pa., Hometown: 'This Is An Altruistic Moment'
HAZLETON, Pa. - Joe Maddon thanked the crowd in his Pennsylvania hometown with the ease and confidence he does 680 miles away at Wrigley Field. For Maddon, who spoke Sunday about his intention to return as Cubs manager in 2020, his charity golf tourn
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'I Had Made My Peace With God In The ER': How A Mass Shooting Has Changed This Police Officer's Life
AURORA, Ill. - The extraordinary day that forever changed the lives of Aurora Police Officer Marco Gomez and wife Carly started out pretty darn ordinary. Only, not really. Not if you take into account the little things, the weird things, that could b
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Man Charged With Weapons Offense A Day After Shooting At VA Hospital In Chicago
CHICAGO - A man who walked into a Veterans Affairs hospital on Chicago's Near West Side Monday with a semi-automatic rifle after firing shots outside the hospital has been charged in federal court with illegally possessing a firearm because of his ba
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