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Chicago Mayor 'Would Be Very Surprised' If Teachers Strike Ends By Monday Classes
CHICAGO - As Chicago public school teachers rallied with healthcare workers Saturday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested her administration would not secure a deal with striking Chicago Teachers Union educators this weekend, raising the prospect that an
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Jonathan Toews' First Goal Of Season Lifts Blackhawks To 3-2, Overtime Victory Over Blue Jackets
CHICAGO - Jonathan Toews' first goal of the season couldn't have come at a better time. And he couldn't have been in a better place. Patrick Kane's shot was stopped by Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, but the puck caromed off Toews as he raced t
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Chicago Teachers Union Leader On City Lawyer Strike Comments: 'Rich White Men Tell Black Women … In CPS What To Do All The Time'
CHICAGO - Chicago teachers union negotiations are heading into the weekend after the second day of a teachers strike ended without a contract deal. Once again, union officials pointed to progress - particularly in getting a written counterproposal on
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Illinois Stuns No. 6 Wisconsin, 24-23, On Field Goal As Time Runs Out
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field goal Saturday as time ran out and Illinois stunned No. 6 Wisconsin in Champaign, 24-23. The win prompted a flood of orange-clad fans onto the Memorial Stadium field. A mass of fans hopped as "Jum
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The End Came Quickly And Abruptly For Kyle Long With The Bears. Now What?
CHICAGO - Pause long enough and the void becomes obvious, this pocket of the Halas Hall locker room where one of the Bears' most energetic and colorful players usually roamed but will no longer. The nameplate is still in place above the wooden stall:
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Paul Sullivan: White Sox Will Have Money To Spend This Winter — And No More Excuses In The Rebuild
CHICAGO - It was a race to the end between the Padres and White Sox, the two teams vying for free-agent shortstop Manny Machado. The White Sox reportedly offered Machado $250 million over eight years, with incentives that could add $50 million or mor
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Chicago Teachers Continue Strike As Sides Remain Far Apart On Contract
CHICAGO - Mutual frustration was on display between the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot's camp late Thursday as the sides remain far apart on a contract deal on the first day of a teachers strike. While the union said progress was mad
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Electronic Sign On Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Changed To Read, 'Kill Cops'
CHICAGO - An electronic message board along Lake Shore Drive near Soldier Field was changed overnight to read, "Kill cops," according to Chicago police. The vandalism was reported around 6:20 a.m. Friday but police spokeswoman Karie James said it was
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Motormouth: Winter Tires Make A Difference In Snowy Climes
Q: I purchased a 2019 Golf R, and everyone is telling me I'll need another set of wheels and tires for the winter. They are telling me that my specific tire is designed to be a "summer" tire. They are low-profile Continental tires that are currently
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Anheuser-Busch Alleges MillerCoors Stole Recipes For Bud Light And Michelob Ultra During Ongoing Corn Syrup Battle
In the latest legal salvo over the use of corn syrup in beer, Anheuser-Busch claims MillerCoors "misappropriated trade secrets" by obtaining full recipes and a technical manual for making its Bud Light and Michelob Ultra brews. An employee at Anheuse
Chicago Tribune5 min read
Help Wanted In The Cockpit: Airlines Need To Hire Thousands Of Pilots Over The Next Decade
CHICAGO - U.S. airlines have a retirement problem. When the airline industry struggled after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and during the recession, pilot jobs were scarce. American Airlines went 13 years without hiring a single one, a stretch
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Scarypoolparty's World Has Blown Up Since 'American Idol'
Scarypoolparty had only been making music for a few years before he appeared on the latest season of "American Idol," competing under his real name, Alejandro Aranda. The singer-songwriter, 25, was one of the only "Idol" finalists to ever perform son
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'Parasite' Review: The South Korean Class Warfare Thriller Is Already A Massive Hit. No Disagreement Here.
It's hard to talk about why the South Korean phenomenon "Parasite" has captured the imagination of a broad international film audience without talking about "Joker," the other conspicuous class-warfare experiment in terror of the moment. They're nigh
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Bears List Mitch Trubisky As Questionable For Game Against Saints, While Matt Nagy Says, 'I Like Where He's At'
CHICAGO - Mitch Trubisky's practice week went as planned, leaving Bears coach Matt Nagy "cautiously optimistic" that the quarterback will be clear to start against the Saints on Sunday at Soldier Field. Still, even after Trubisky took all of the firs
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Mike Ditka Turns 80. Here's A Look At His Remarkable Life, By The Numbers.
CHICAGO - Mike Ditka, who turns 80 on Friday, has had a remarkable football life. Consensus All-America tight end at Pittsburgh in 1960. Five-time Pro Bowl selection with the Bears. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Super Bowl-winning coach wit
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Are We All Just Shakespeare's Kids? Remembering Harold Bloom, Who Certainly Thought So.
Did William Shakespeare invent the human? That seems like a pretty audacious claim to make for any imaginative storyteller, let alone a mere playwright whom we struggle to understand, and one no longer at the peak of his popularity, to boot. But it w
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As CPS Talks With Chicago Teachers Union Resume, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Administration Optimistic It Can Strike A Deal
CHICAGO - Ahead of bargaining resuming Thursday morning, a source in Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration said they're optimistic both sides can reach a deal quickly once they get down to negotiating. The administration source said Lightfoot
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Companies Are Recruiting Employees For Start Of Recreational Marijuana Sales In Illinois. 'I Don't Know How My Parents Will Take It.'
Pawel Krempasky is unsure what his college major should be, but the 19-year-old student already has career aspirations - in cannabis. "I've been thinking about it ever since starting school," Krempasky said. "But I don't know how my parents will take
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Electric Truck Startup Rivian Gives A Sneak Peek Of Its Future: Sleek Vehicles, A Reborn Factory And Thousands Of Jobs
NORMAL, Ill. - Rivian is still a year away from rolling its first electric trucks off the line at a converted Mitsubishi plant in Normal, but for thousands of residents, customers and job seekers, the future is beginning to seem a little bit closer.
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'Zombieland: Double Tap' Review: Not Bad For A Wholly Unnecessary 10-years-later Sequel!
In the misty glade and dusky bog of your memories, can you recall a time when zombies weren't money? The first "Zombieland" came out in 2009, a year before "The Walking Dead" premiered on AMC, back before "World War Z," back before that lousy "Pirate
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Commentary: A Doctor's View: How Trump's Betrayal Of US Ideals Magnifies Suffering In Syria
Every time we think the humanitarian situation in Syria has bottomed out, it gets even worse. More than 160,000 Syrians have been displaced so far in the new chapter of this crisis, and many more are expected to suffer. President Donald Trump's abrup
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Luol Deng Signs Contract To Retire As A Bull
CHICAGO - Luol Deng signed a one-day contract with the Bulls on Thursday to retire as part of the team for which he was a fixture for 10 seasons. "We're very fortunate and humbled that Luol has chosen to retire as a Chicago Bull," Bulls President and
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La Startup De Camiones Eléctricos Rivian, Da Un Vistazo De Su Futuro: Vehículos Elegantes, Una Fábrica Renovada Y Miles De Empleos
NORMAL, Illinois — Rivian aún está a un año de producir sus primeros camiones eléctricos en una planta de Mitsubishi convertida en Normal, pero para miles de residentes, clientes y solicitantes de empleo, el futuro está comenzando a parecer un poco m
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Teddy Greenstein: The Northwestern-Ohio State Game Will Be A Logistical Nightmare
CHICAGO - There are bad ideas, like eating expired hot dogs. There are really bad ideas, such as offering an opinion on the China/Hong Kong conflict. And then there are insanely bad ideas, like playing the Ohio State-Northwestern game at 7:30 p.m. Fr
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Paul Sullivan: Theo Epstein's Dog, Who Allegedly Has A Peeing Problem, Deserves Another Chance
CHICAGO - It's understandable if Theo Epstein feels as though he's under pressure. His team finished third in the National League Central despite the second-highest payroll in the game. He's busy choosing a new manager after getting rid of the only o
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Chicago Teachers Union Says Members To Prepare For Likely Strike On Thursday
CHICAGO - The Chicago Teachers Union said late Tuesday it still has no contract deal and that its members will prepare for a likely strike on Thursday. Though CTU President Jesse Sharkey said there's still an outside chance of averting a walkout, he
Chicago Tribune3 min read
'The Lighthouse' Review: Robert Pattinson And Willem Dafoe In A Bamboozler Of A Tale From The Maker Of 'The Witch'
A terrific filmmaker, especially since there aren't very many terrific filmmakers, deserves better than to be compared to his previous accomplishments. In other words, I loved director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," a 2015 tale of 17th ce
Chicago Tribune1 min read
Bears Are 'Cautiously Optimistic' QB Mitch Trubisky Will Start Against Saints
CHICAGO - Bears coach Matt Nagy is "cautiously optimistic" quarterback Mitch Trubisky will start against the Saints on Sunday at Soldier Field, Nagy said before Wednesday's practice. All indications are that Trubisky will start if he suffers no setba
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Tomas Satoransky Will Start At Point Guard For Bulls — With Kris Dunn And Coby White Coming Off Bench
CHICAGO - The Bulls named Tomas Satoransky their starting point guard on Wednesday, a move that had been expected since the team traded for him in July. Satoranksy joins a starting unit that includes Zach LaVine (shooting guard), Otto Porter (small f
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Blackhawks Still Waiting For Jonathan Toews And Patrick Kane To Emerge From Slow Starts
CHICAGO - The question hung in the air for a few seconds as Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton thoughtfully considered the right way to answer. It was a fair query about whether Jonathan Toews had improved in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers. Toews fin
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