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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Officials: Thousands Of Fetal Remains Discovered At Dead Doctor's Illinois Home
CHICAGO - More than 2,200 fetal remains were found at a dead doctor's home in unincorporated Will County on Thursday, officials said. While sifting through the doctor's personal property, an attorney working for the family of the doctor found 2,246 "
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From Boos To Oohs: After Falling Into A 4-run Hole, Cubs Romp Past Pirates, 17-8
CHICAGO - Booed by the home crowd after putting themselves in a four-run hole during a sloppy top of the first inning, the Cubs roared back with five home runs in a 17-8 win over the Pirates on Friday afternoon before 39,080 at Wrigley Field. Rookie
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Dahleen Glanton: We'd Be Better Off If Sean Spicer And Other Former Donald Trump Enablers Went Away And Hid In Shame
Donald Trump's former minions just don't get it. Most Americans don't want to ever see or hear from them again. We wish they would just go somewhere and hide. But for some reason, likely because they need the money and crave the limelight as much as
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Motormouth: Parking Brake May Be Triggering Light On Dash
Q: I am an 83-year-old lady who is having a problem with a brake light coming on on my dash. I brought it to two mechanics. They gave my car a going over, and each said there is nothing wrong with the brakes or the pads. They thought maybe I had my h
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WGN's 72-year Run With The Cubs Is Ending. But The Station Won't Wallow In Nostalgia During Its Final 5 Telecasts.
CHICAGO - As the Cubs count down to the end of this crazy season, the magic number for WGN-TV has been reduced to five. The station's 72-year run of televising Cubs games on free TV will come to an end after this season, and only five games remain on
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'Crazy Rich Asians' Writer's Dilemma Illustrates How Hollywood Pay Gap Is Alive And Well
With a worldwide box office of more than $238 million, "Crazy Rich Asians" was a hit for Warner Bros. and a sequel was inevitable. But a recent story in The Hollywood Reporter has revealed a major hiccup in those plans. Two people are credited as scr
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Patrick Kane, Blackhawks Open Training Camp With New Players And Newfound Confidence: 'Just Have To Put It All Together'
CHICAGO - The ignition has been switched on and the Blackhawks are finally in motion again after a second straight offseason that lasted more than five months. Many of the old faces were on hand at Fifth Third Arena when training camp kicked off Frid
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Commentary: Debunked! Most Americans Do Support The U.S. Engaging In World Affairs, Not Retreating
A powerful belief about American views of the world has taken hold among foreign policy experts - that Americans are exhausted from global overreach and want to shed the burdens of global leadership. Arguing that American voters' "foreign policy view
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Trubisky's Revelation That He Was Told Not To Talk About Packers Game 'Was Taken The Wrong Way,' Nagy Says
CHICAGO - Bears coach Matt Nagy said Thursday he did not tell quarterback Mitch Trubisky not to talk about the Packers game with reporters. He said he believes Trubisky's revelation about such a directive was some sort of misunderstanding. "Let me ju
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Illinois Teen Hospitalized For A Vaping-related Illness Is Suing E-cigarette Company Juul
CHICAGO - Last week, as Adam Hergenreder huddled under a blanket in his hospital bed, recovering from a lung illness brought on by vaping, he offered a warning for his peers: Vaping "will mess up your lungs." Today, in the offices of a downtown Chica
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Paul Sullivan: Theo Epstein Changed The Culture Of The Cubs. And In The Process, Cursed Them.
CHICAGO - In the not-so-distant past, a Cubs team competing for a postseason appearance would create a frenzy during the final homestand. But as the Cubs limp into Wrigley Field on Friday for a crucial 10-game homestand, the race to pin the blame for
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Juwan Howard Connects With Matt Nagy In Visit To Halas Hall: 'They Were Out Of The Box'
CHICAGO - A wide-eyed visitor wandered through the Bears locker room Friday, checking out the new facilities and getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his favorite NFL team. Chicago native, lifelong Bears fan and current University of Michigan baske
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Billionaire Joe Mansueto Takes Full Ownership Of Chicago Fire
CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire have a new boss. Joe Mansueto, the billionaire chairman and founder of investment research firm Morningstar, has taken full ownership of the Major League Soccer team. Andrew Hauptman, who bought the team in 2007 for a repor
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Groupon Could Be Looking To Acquire Yelp Amid Shareholder Discontent
CHICAGO - Groupon, the struggling Chicago-based deals site, could be eyeing the acquisition of online review site Yelp. Shareholders are unhappy with Groupon's financial performance and stock price, and a potential acquisition could boost the value a
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How Do You Get Your Favorite Canceled Fast Food Back? It Helps To Be Chance Or Bieber
CHICAGO - Like many Chicagoans, Nadia Kelly considers Chance the Rapper a hometown hero. "I'm a fan. He does a lot for the community - more than these other rappers are doing," said Kelly, who lives near 67th Street and Jeffery Avenue. "And he's a ve
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Uber Air Taxis: Just A Flight Of Fancy For Now, But 'It's A Future Fun Possibility'
CHICAGO - Uber Technologies is headed to the top of Chicago's Old Post Office - and, someday, maybe even higher. The company's top executives were in town Monday to discuss the company's 463,000-square-foot lease in the massive building along the Chi
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Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
I loved the 'dogs last week. Thought 12 of 14 would cover. Felt like a real handicapper because the professional analysts are always talking about "value" selections. Oops. I didn't count on Ohio State to pitch a shutout. And Indiana. And Wisconsin.
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¿'Medicare Para Todos'? La Asociación Médica Estadounidense Dice Que No, Y Provoca Protestas En Chicago.
CHICAGO — Los médicos reunidos en Chicago esta semana para el encuentro anual de la Asociación Médica Estadounidense (American Medical Association, o AMA) se encuentran cada vez más en el centro incómodo de un debate nacional sobre "Medicare para Tod
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Nursing Home Mogul Philip Esformes Sentenced To 20 Years For $1.3 Billion Medicaid Fraud
CHICAGO - Former Illinois and Florida nursing home mogul Philip Esformes wept and pleaded for mercy Thursday before being sentenced to 20 years in prison for what the U.S. Justice Department called the largest single health care bribery and kickback
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