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Rich Campbell: In Bears' Kicker Search, The Destination Justifies The Journey. But Can The Team Find Its Way?
CHICAGO - The Bears arrive at their third preseason game Saturday still wandering through the forest in search of a reliable kicker. Their map - questionable to begin with - is tattered. Their canteen is dry. All the thorny bushes, poison ivy and dea
Chicago Tribune8 min readSociety
A Chicago Cop Fatally Shot A Black Teen Who He Says Pointed A Gun At Him During A Foot Chase. But No Gun Was Found — Until 3 Months Later
CHICAGO - Chicago police Sgt. John Poulos told investigators he fatally shot 19-year-old Kajuan Raye in the back after the teen twice pointed a gun at him during a foot chase on the South Side. But police found no gun by Raye or along the approximate
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Teddy Greenstein: Reasons To Believe In Teams Capable Of Winning Big Ten West — And Reasons To Doubt
Northwestern was such an out-of-nowhere Big Ten West champion last year, I'm still not sure it happened. Duke and Akron might feel the same. But the Wildcats defense was that good down the stretch, freshman running back Isaiah Bowser became a beast a
Chicago Tribune5 min readPolitics
Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg's Overwhelmingly White Crowd At Event On Chicago's South Side Reinforces His Struggles To Draw Support From Black Voters
CHICAGO - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a self-described grassroots campaign rally in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on Tuesday night, but the overwhelmingly white audience he drew to the event in a historic black neighborhood reinforced t
Chicago Tribune5 min readSociety
Dahleen Glanton: Society Treats Black Males As Less Than Human. The Shooting Death Of A 14-year-old In Suburban Chicago Is The Latest Example
There is no reason to think that the shooting death of a 14-year-old African American boy by a legal gun owner in suburban Chicago had anything to do with race. Lots of people, black and white, have been killed at the hands of legal gun owners. And t
Chicago Tribune3 min readPsychology
Can Hormone Stabilization Keep Suicidal Thoughts At Bay For Women?
Alyse Ruriani, 24, is living in recovery from the depression and suicidal thoughts that plagued her teenage years. But every month she knows there's a possibility some symptoms could return - and it's timed to her menstrual cycle. "Most days, I'm not
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Paul Sullivan: In A Tight But Flawed NL Central Race, Who Will Make The Difference For The Cubs, Cardinals And Brewers? 'It's Like The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'
We're seemingly headed toward an epic finish in the National League Central race between the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers, just as many predicted before the season. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said in the spring it would be a "cluster" until the end, and
Chicago Tribune4 min readSociety
Dahleen Glanton: A Legal Gun Owner Shot And Killed A 14-year-old Boy. Police Should Take A Closer Look At What He's Done
CHICAGO - Most people who have a license to own a gun will never know what it is like to shoot and kill another human being. That's exactly how it should be. But increasingly, since Illinois became the last state to pass a concealed carry law in 2013
Chicago Tribune3 min read
'Like A Town Getting The Super Bowl': Hotel Rooms Are Already Being Booked In Dyersville, Iowa, For The 2020 'Field Of Dreams' Game
Terry Drees received an alert on his phone. Major League Baseball had just announced the White Sox and Yankees would be playing a game in 2020 in Dyersville, Iowa, where Drees is the general manager of the Comfort Inn. "The press release, it came up
Chicago Tribune4 min read
'Why Would You Just Come Out Shooting?' Mother Of 14-year-old Boy Killed By Homeowner Questions Man's Account
CHICAGO - Tyiesha Annan sounded tired, but mostly angry, as she talked about her 14-year-old son and the questions she has for the homeowner in Lake County, Ill., who shot and killed him, telling police he fired his gun to scare the boy and five othe
Chicago Tribune6 min readFood & Wine
What To Do With Summer's Bounty Of Tomatoes, Zucchini And More? Make Ratatouille
Courage. It makes the muskrat guard its musk. It puts the "ape" in apricot. Now, studies suggest that it also puts the "rat" in ratatouille. So, loin up your girds, kids, because it's summer and scary vegetables abound. Tomatoes explode on the vine a
Chicago Tribune6 min readPolitics
Chicago Teachers Union Group's Trip To Venezuela, Praise Of Socialist Leader Slammed As 'Propaganda Tour'
CHICAGO - The recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the point of the tour and take issue with the group's praise of the country's disputed governmen
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Military Veterans Aren't Traditional Students, But Colleges Aim To Ease The Transition: 'It Is A Culture Shock When You Get Out'
CHICAGO - When DePaul University student Mike Baumann talks with his classmates, hearing what stresses them out, he thinks to himself, "Wait until you're older." Because of his age, Baumann, 32, feels out of place around other students in his undergr
Chicago Tribune3 min readSociety
Family Of Missing Teen Feels 'Extreme Relief' She Is Alive And An Arrest Has Been Made: 'It Was A Nightmare … Pure Torture'
CHICAGO - Authorities and a relative of a 16-year-old girl for whom an Amber Alert was issued by Indiana State Police said she was found safe in Arkansas about 24 hours after she was last seen in Crown Point, and an arrest has been made in connection
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Review: Sleater-Kinney Embraces New Sound, Uncertain Future On 'The Center Won't Hold'
CHICAGO - In the midst of Sleater-Kinney's latest album, Corin Tucker sings ominously about a world in which humans feel increasingly disconnected from, well, everything. But the song's refrain might also apply to her band's new music: "The future's
Chicago Tribune7 min readSociety
Church In A Gay Bar: Queer Chicagoans Find Ways To Merge Religion And Identity
CHICAGO - The second Tuesday of every month, Affirming Worship holds church in Atmosphere, an Andersonville gay bar. The organization, founded in March 2019 by Kelly Ravenscraft, 22, and Michael McBride, 38, works against what a traditional Christian
Chicago Tribune5 min readTech
Paul Sullivan: Twitter Trolls Clearly Annoy White Sox GM Rick Hahn, Even Though He Insists He's Not 'Frustrated' By Angry Tweets
CHICAGO - Bill Walton was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter on Friday night, making the White Sox experiment a huge success. Whether you enjoyed Walton's commentary during the Sox-Angels broadcast or found it incredibly annoying after only one inni
Chicago Tribune6 min readFood & Wine
How To Pick The Right Pork For Summer Grilling
It's no coincidence that nearly everyone I know enjoys food from the grill. The smoky flavor, the golden browned bits, and the ease of cleanup make grilling the summertime impetus for gathering friends to table. We put steaks, seafood, vegetables, pi
Chicago Tribune2 min readWellness
Editorial: Include Measles Vaccine On Your Checklist Of Back-to-school Supplies
Worry about measles fades over the summer. Kids scatter to parks and beaches instead of congregating in classrooms and cafeterias, where a cough or sneeze can leave the virus hanging in the air for up to two hours. By late August, with school back in
Chicago Tribune1 min read
The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Three California cities have populations of more than 1 million. Name them. Answer: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose. LA's population is about 4 million, while San Diego is around 1.5 million and San Jose is a little over 1 million. Visit
Chicago Tribune5 min readFood & Wine
From The Soil To Suds And Spirits: Where To Find Creative Cocktails And Beer On Wisconsin Farms
DANE, Wis. - We're ready for a bit of day drinking at 1:30 p.m. on a Monday and know where to begin. A tree-lined driveway near Dane, 20 miles north of Madison, leads to expansive lawns and a farmhouse with pillars and shutters. Doors are locked, but
Chicago Tribune5 min read
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
Chicago Tribune4 min read
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
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Column: How Do We Respond To The Sort Of Cruelty That Calls For Re-writing The Statue Of Liberty's Promise?
I don't know what to do with the cruelty. I don't know whether to let it into my brain and allow it to linger and put down roots, shaping my decisions about how to vote and what causes to support, sure, but also, maybe, altering my opinion of humanit
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Is Online Shoe-buying Bad For Kids' Feet? And Is That Metal Measuring Device Strictly Necessary?
CHICAGO - It's a back-to-school tradition: a visit to the neighborhood shoe store, where employees pull out a well-worn metal foot measuring tool from under a seat to measure children's feet, fit them with the right shoes, and send them out the door,
Chicago Tribune2 min read
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
Chicago Tribune2 min read
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
Chicago Tribune2 min read
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
Chicago Tribune3 min read
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
Chicago Tribune2 min read
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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