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Classes Canceled Wednesday In Chicago As Teachers Strike Continues
CHICAGO - The Chicago teachers strike will continue into a fifth school day Wednesday with no indication of major progress on talks Tuesday. At the same time, the Chicago Teachers Union has asked for a show of solidarity on Thursday by having people
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Chicago Police Superintendent Will Skip President Trump's Speech To Police Chiefs
CHICAGO - Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will be hosting the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in town next week, but he's going to skip President Donald Trump's speech, according to a spokesman. "While the superin
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Kirby Dach's 1st NHL Goal Not Enough As Blackhawks Fall In Shootout To Golden Knights, 2-1
CHICAGO - Kirby Dach will never forget his first NHL goal, but by the time a shootout arrived Tuesday night, it was a distant memory. Dach's first-period goal nearly held up, but the Golden Knights tied the game with less than two minutes remaining i
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Phil Rosenthal: Tom Brady To The Bears? An Impossible Dream Or Just What Downbeat Chicago Fans Need?
CHICAGO - Tom Brady as quarterback of the Bears? Now there's a fantasy to brighten the day of every Bears fan increasingly frustrated with Mitch Trubisky and a go-nowhere offense that's wearing out the Bears' vaunted defense as well as everyone's pat
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Eric Zorn: Tiny Shampoo Bottles Won't Be On Hotel Sinks Much Longer. It's Time To Toss These Symbols Of Wasteful Plastic Convenience
Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a ban on those small plastic bottles for hotel guests that contain shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturizer and other personal care items. They're convenient, sure, particularly fo
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Paul Sullivan: Incident With Astros Executive And Female Reporters Is A Product Of MLB's Lack Of Accountability
As the World Series opened Tuesday night in Houston, the Astros were busy trying to spin their way out of another self-created PR nightmare. The team that got away with banning an accredited reporter from its clubhouse in August because pitcher Justi
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Balancing Act: I'm A CPS Mom Surrounded By CPS Families. We Don't Want To Be Pitted Against Our Teachers — Or Our Mayor — During This Strike
I'm proud of us, Chicago. It's the second week of the Chicago Public Schools teacher strike and I'm seeing a whole lot of interested parties resist the temptation to turn this into a simple tale of villains and heroes. It's anything but. It's a union
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'The Current War' Review: Benedict Cumberbatch's Thomas Edison Squares Up Against Michael Shannon's George Westinghouse. And Now We're Stuck With The Electricity Bill.
Two years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, a movie about Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla and, for a climax, the dazzling illumination of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, failed utterly to ignite the movie world. En route
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Women In The Workplace: The Glass Ceiling May Be Breaking — But Now The 'Broken Rung' Blocks Advancement
The glass ceiling has long been talked about as the barrier keeping women from top roles in the workplace. A new report says there's a more pervasive problem facing women trying to climb the corporate ladder - a "broken rung" that inhibits their abil
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It's Hard To Land A Bank Job If You Have A Record. But JPMorgan Chase Tells People In Chicago With Criminal Records: 'We're Hiring.'
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is piloting an initiative in Chicago to hire people with criminal backgrounds and is throwing its weight behind public policy proposals aimed at giving ex-offenders a second chance. The nation's largest bank by deposits has partn
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Do You Want Your Surgeon Smoking Pot, Even When It's Legal? A Safety Nonprofit Urges Employers To Ban All Marijuana Use For Those In Sensitive Jobs.
With recreational marijuana use about to become legal in Illinois Jan. 1, the National Safety Council is urging employers to forbid workers in safety sensitive jobs from using cannabis, even when they're off the clock. The Itasca, Ill.-based nonprofi
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President Trump To Speak At International Police Chiefs' Conference In Chicago
CHICAGO - President Donald Trump, who will be in Chicago next week for a campaign fundraiser, also is scheduled to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, a White House official has confirmed. The president's Monday add
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Nearly 6,000 Chicagoans To Get Letters This Holiday Season Saying Their Unpaid Medical Debt Is Forgiven. Learn About The Group Behind The Gifts
For Chicagoans struggling to make ends meet, the daily act of checking the mail can be anxiety-inducing. Aside from birthday cards and holiday letters, there isn't often much good news, but there never seems to be any shortage of bills or debt collec
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Bears Add Defensive Line Depth In The Absence Of Akiem Hicks, Who's 'Very Optimistic' He'll Return This Season
CHICAGO - The Bears added defensive line depth Monday when they agreed to terms with veteran Brent Urban, he and his agency tweeted. Urban, 28, was a 2014 Ravens fourth-round draft pick, and he spent five seasons there, recording 3 1/2 sacks. He star
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Elizabeth Warren Joins Picket Line As Chicago Teachers Union President Declares 'Glimmers Of Progress' Were 'Stopped Dead' By Mayor, Schools Officials
CHICAGO - Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joined Chicago Teachers Union members on the fourth day of their strike Tuesday, hours after union President Jesse Sharkey accused Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration of "vindictive actio
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Bulls Pick Up 2020-21 Options On Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. And Chandler Hutchison
CHICAGO - The Bulls made an expected move to keep key parts of their young core under contract for the 2020-21 season by exercising options on Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison, the team announced Monday. With an Oct. 31 dead
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Brad Biggs' Week 8 NFL rankings
Last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Patriots 7-0 (1) The Patriots continued to dominate lowly competition by crushing the Jets, 33-0, on Monday night. The Patriots are rolling, but Bill Belichick always seems intent on adding pieces that can help
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Dan Wiederer: As Mitch Trubisky's Struggles Compound, The Bears Stare Their Worst-case Scenario In The Face
CHICAGO - It was just past 7:30 Sunday night when Mitch Trubisky trudged into his postgame news conference at Soldier Field. His expression was blank and his tone appropriately glum. A 36-25 home loss to the undermanned Saints had been that jarring,
Chicago Tribune3 min readSociety
Balancing Act: Tampons And Pads Are Just As Essential As Toilet Paper. Let's Work To End Period Poverty. Now!
Some day, across this great land, we will treat tampons and sanitary pads the way we do toilet paper. Cashiers won't feel the need to obscure them in double or triple bags to save the purchaser certain humiliation. Public bathrooms will provide them
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Bag With Cell Phone Battery Or Charger Explodes While Being Loaded Onto Flight At Chicago's Midway Airport; No Injuries Reported, Police Say
CHICAGO - A cell phone battery or charger exploded in a bag while the bag was being loaded onto a flight at Chicago's Midway International midday Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, police said. Police were called to the airport just befor
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An Appalachian Eden For Apples Thrives In North Carolina's Henderson County
When Eve risked plucking that first apple, it didn't turn out so well. But when farmers in Henderson County, N.C., risked their livelihood on apples, they created a veritable Eden. It was a calculated risk, based on intimate knowledge of the land dev
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'I Am So Ashamed I Said What I Said.' Man Convicted Of Hate Crime For Berating Woman Wearing Puerto Rican Shirt Sentenced To Probation, Community Service
CHICAGO - A Des Plaines, Ill., man found guilty of a hate crime for harassing a woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service and was also forbidden from going to any Cook Co
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How To Make Naan At Home, Plus Recipes For Using It
Warm, freshly baked bread drives me crazy. I associate it with my grandmother's kitchen, my sister's holiday loaves and trips to Poilane Bakery in Paris. Little wonder, then, that loaves from the tandoor oven at our neighborhood Indian restaurant hau
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Javier Baez Is The Cover Athlete For 'MLB The Show 20' Video Game
The Cubs' third-place finish in the National League Central had no effect on the popularity of two-time All-Star shortstop Javier Baez. PlayStation announced Monday it has selected Baez as its cover athlete for the "MLB The Show 20" video game. "I am
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Spa Patron Says She Was Singled Out For Her Size
CHICAGO - To soothe her knotted muscles after a long road trip, Ann Grauer decided to make a stop at a Korean-style spa in Niles and treat herself to a whole body scrub. But her reward turned to heartache when she said she was declined the service du
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Bears Coach Matt Nagy On The Offense's Struggles: 'I Know We Need To Run The Ball More. I'm Not An Idiot.'
CHICAGO - Bears coach Matt Nagy met with the media Monday afternoon after reviewing the film of Sunday's 36-25 loss to the Saints. Here are highlights from that session. ___ On what he saw from quarterback Mitch Trubisky's performance The number one
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: On which river is Kyiv (formerly Kiev) located? Answer: The Dnieper. The capital of Ukraine has a population of about 3 million people. Visit Chicago Tribune at
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Urban Meyer Will Watch The Wisconsin-Ohio State Game From A Box — Not The Field: 'I'd Want To Dive In The Middle Of The Field, Call A Play Or Something'
Urban Meyer will not need directions to find Fox Sports' "Big Noon Kickoff" show. It will originate Saturday from Ohio Stadium, where he went 47-3 as Buckeyes coach. "When I found out, I was so excited," Meyer told the Tribune on Monday. "It will be
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Fancy New Kitchens Are Popping Up In Chicago-area High Schools. They're Designed To Appeal To Students Who Are Fans Of Food Network Shows Like 'Iron Chef' And 'Chopped'
CHICAGO - Erin Guardi, a senior at Downers Grove South High School, wasn't planning to take a cooking class. She said she was enrolled in a Spanish 4 class the day before school started, but then decided why take a stressful Spanish course? "I said l
Chicago Tribune4 min readPolitics
Effort To Deport 'Dreamers' Gets Pushback From Minnesota Companies
WASHINGTON - Several prominent Minnesota businesses are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Trump administration plan to allow deportation of residents brought into the country illegally as children. Best Buy, Target, Ecolab, Cargill, UnitedHeal
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