Chicago Tribune4 min read
Brad Biggs: If Bears Pass Rusher Robert Quinn Wants Out Of Town, A Trade Could Be A Win For All Parties
CHICAGO — Though Robert Quinn hasn’t been present for the voluntary portion of the Chicago Bears offseason program to this point, he’s still making an impact in the defensive line meeting room. New line coach Travis Smith spent the last two seasons w
Chicago Tribune5 min read
As Flourishing Cannabis Industry Expands To Pricier, High-profile Sites, Social Equity Applicants Left Behind
When medical marijuana sales began in Illinois in 2014, cannabis firms typically chose unobtrusive buildings, sometimes hidden away in industrial parks, to sell the controversial product. Almost 10 years later and with recreation weed now legal in th
Chicago Tribune6 min read
‘Look At Chicago’: Politicians Again Use City As Example Of Why Strict Gun Control Won’t Work
CHICAGO — Aline Stern of Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood found it difficult to send her two children to school on Wednesday, the morning after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Texas, killing 19 children and two adult
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Long COVID Symptoms Lasted A Median Of 15 Months, Study Finds
CHICAGO — People with long COVID-19 who visited a Northwestern Medicine clinic were still experiencing symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, fatigue and brain fog for a median of 15 months after first falling ill, despite never needing hospitalizati
Chicago Tribune5 min readAmerican Government
Editorial: A Code Of Ethics Could Help The Supreme Court Maintain Integrity
In his recent alarm over a widely reported decline in public confidence in the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas chose a worthy target, but his diagnosis missed a major symptom: his own family ties. Speaking at a conference sponsored by three co
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Earlier Curfew For Teens Enacted By A Skeptical Chicago City Council
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s curfew expansion for young people received final approval in the City Council on Wednesday, making permanent a controversial restriction on how late children can stay out in Chicago. The move to lower the curfew to 10
Chicago Tribune5 min read
‘The Ipcress File’ Review: The 1965 British Spy Thriller Is Adapted Into A TV Series — But Still Set In The Early '60s
Based on the 1965 Michael Caine espionage thriller of the same name, “The Ipcress File” on AMC+ (by way of ITV in the U.K.) keeps the Cold War action set in the early 1960s. Harry Palmer is a young Brit with clever instincts but not much spy experien
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Food Historian And Travel Writer Cynthia Clampitt Highlights The Greatness Of The Midwest In New Book, ‘Destination Heartland’
CHICAGO — Cynthia Clampitt thinks well of the Midwest region. So much so that “Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest’s Remarkable Past,” is the food and travel writer’s third book focused on the region. The Pittsburgh native who g
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Paul Sullivan: Criticize the Cubs? Not on Marquee Sports Network’s ‘The Reporters’ show.
CHICAGO — When the Chicago Cubs announced they were leaving their old TV home to start their own network, it was viewed by some as a prudent business decision that would create another vital revenue stream. With more revenue streams, the Cubs theoret
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Zach LaVine Has Surgery On His Left Knee As Bulls Guard Prepares To Enter Free Agency
CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday after playing through discomfort and swelling for most of the 2021-22 season. LaVine’s surgery took place at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in L
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Biden’s Plan For Free Community College Has Stalled, But At Some Chicago-area Schools, It’s Already Happening
CHICAGO -- When Diana Anisova was a high school freshman in Chicago's northwest suburbs, she heard about a program that would let her attend Harper College tuition-free. “They told us about the requirements and I remember thinking, ‘What’s the twist?
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Movie Review: Tom Cruise Is The ‘Old Man’ Showing Next-generation Aviators How To Fly In 'Top Gun: Maverick'
It couldn’t outmaneuver the pandemic enemy that delayed its release for two years, but “Top Gun: Maverick” can’t lose, really. It’s a pretty good time, and often a pretty good movie for the nervous blur we’re in right now. It’s cozy. And it’ll be cat
Chicago Tribune1 min read
Man Fatally Stabbed On Chicago Identified
CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after a man was fatally stabbed as he rode on a public transit train Monday night, officials said. Paramedics and officers were called to 150 W. Ida B. Wells Dr. in the Loop around 10:50 p.m., according to a
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My Worst Moment: When Anxiety Strikes, It’s No Joke. ‘Dirty Dancing’ Star Jennifer Grey Tells The Story
Jennifer Grey became a household name in 1987 with the release of “Dirty Dancing,” playing a character named Baby who does some important growing up during a summer vacation to the Catskills. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” is the famous line from the
Chicago Tribune1 min read
Center Fielder Luis Robert Might Miss Entire White Sox Homestand After Landing On COVID Injured List
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert could be out for the entire five-game homestand after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday. “Unfortunately, he is suffering from mild COVID symptoms,” Sox general manager Ric
Chicago Tribune1 min read
The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: South Carolina borders only two states. Name them. Answer: Georgia and North Carolina. Its only other border is the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Commentary: Can We Learn How To Understand Each Other While We Disagree Over Pandemic Issues?
I recently spoke with a colleague in another city about how we would adjust our personal behaviors as COVID-19 cases rise once again. I have great respect for this physician, and both of us are well versed in the medical literature concerning COVID-1
Chicago Tribune5 min read
New Census Figures Show Illinois’ Population Change Was Actually A Modest Gain, But Experts Say Warning Signs Remain
CHICAGO — Brooke Landrum came to Chicago from Cincinnati in 2016 to attend Loyola University, and after graduation she decided to stay and settle into the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. That put Landrum among the influx of newcomers who helped Illin
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Mayor Asked US Attorney To Pass Along Evidence From Ex-Alderman Daniel Solis After Corruption Probe Ends
CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot may have said she was “deeply offended” by the deferred prosecution deal that federal prosecutors struck with former Alderman Daniel Solis, but she sure seems interested in any dirt he’s been dishing. In a letter sent t
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Josh Donaldson Gets A 1-game Suspension For ‘Inappropriate Comments’ To Chicago White Sox Shortstop Tim Anderson
NEW YORK — New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson received a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine Monday for what Major League Baseball described as “inappropriate comments” made to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson during Saturday’
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Willson Contreras Remains Out Of The Chicago Cubs Lineup, But Manager David Ross Says An IL Stint Is Unlikely
The last thing the struggling Chicago Cubs need is catcher Willson Contreras sidelined by an injury. Contreras was not in the lineup for Monday’s series-opening 7-4 victory against the Cincinnati Reds, still considered day to day while nursing a tigh
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Paul Sullivan: The Futures Of Tony La Russa And Willson Contreras Could Lie In Past White Sox And Cubs Seasons
When you’ve watch enough baseball in Chicago, you soon realize what goes around comes around. The angst accompanying the early-season travails of the White Sox is not unfamiliar. Neither is fan anxiety over the trade status of a popular Cubs player.
Chicago Tribune4 min readDiscrimination & Race Relations
With Roe V. Wade At Risk, Planned Parenthood Of Illinois Makes Abortion Pills Available By Mail For State Residents
CHICAGO — With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Illinois said Monday it has begun offering abortion pills by mail for state residents who qualify. The agency said the relatively new means of abortion access
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Paul Sullivan: MLB’s Ruling On The Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson Incident Could Have An Effect On What’s Acceptable Trash Talk
Modern baseball is boring. That was Tim Anderson’s feeling in the spring of 2019 when the Chicago White Sox shortstop spoke to Sports Illustrated for a lengthy profile. Anderson told SI writer Stephanie Apstein he felt like “today’s Jackie Robinson”
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Chicago’s Top Fungi Guy Is Out To Save The World, One Beautiful Mushroom At A Time
CHICAGO — Contrary to what his profession might lead you to believe, Joe Weber hasn’t always been obsessed with mushrooms. It’s not that he hated them either. Rather, while growing up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, he didn’t think about mushrooms at a
Chicago Tribune2 min readRegional & Ethnic
Portillo’s Unveils Its First Vegan Hot Dog. Here’s How It Tastes.
CHICAGO — Portillo’s, the Chicago-style restaurant chain, which began as a small hot dog stand in the suburb of Villa Park, unleashed its vegan Garden Dog at all locations across the country Tuesday. “The feedback we’ve gotten is we have a lot of fle
Chicago Tribune1 min read
Museum Of Ice Cream Opens This Summer In Chicago
CHICAGO — Here’s the scoop: the Museum of Ice Cream is opening in Chicago on July 16, inviting visitors to embark on a Willy Wonka-esque journey through Instagram-worthy interactive installations. The sweets-themed exhibit has attracted around 2 mill
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Paul Sullivan: A Teachable Moment — And The True Meaning Of Jackie Robinson’s Legacy To Black Baseball Players
Jackie Robinson was in headlines this weekend when New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson referred to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson as “Jackie” during Saturday’s game, igniting a brouhaha between the two teams. Whether Donaldson was
Chicago Tribune8 min read
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Swept Into Office As An Avowed Reformer. Three Years Later, Critics See ‘Missed Opportunities’ And A Mixed Record
CHICAGO — As a candidate for mayor, Lori Lightfoot promised to transform Chicago’s often corrupt political culture, in part by taking away the near-total power aldermen have over matters in their own wards and by leading a transparent government. “Fo
Chicago Tribune3 min read
‘Utter Bull(bleep)’: Chicago White Sox Closer Liam Hendriks Rejects Josh Donaldson’s Explanation For His ‘Jackie’ Comment
NEW YORK — Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks wasn’t buying Josh Donaldson’s explanation for the New York Yankees third baseman’s comments to Tim Anderson during Saturday’s game at Yankee Stadium. “Basically tried to call me Jackie Robinson: ‘Wha
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