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Chicago Tribune
Nov 28, 2019

Boy, 14, shot after mom and younger brother pick him up from homecoming dance at Von Steuben high school
A 14-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded after his mother and younger brother picked him up from a homecoming dance at Von Steuben high school Thursday night, according to Chicago police.

The boy, a freshman at the school, was hit in the back of the head about 10:30 p.m. as he rode in...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ask Amy: Café waiter is stung by online reviews
Dear Amy: I work in a small cafe. We serve a lot of visitors from out of town, have a good reputation and good reviews online, and are often very busy.

Lately, I have been feeling anxious about going to work because we have received some very negative reviews on TripAdvisor over what are minor...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

‘Dancing With the Stars' reads the room, sends Sean Spicer home




Our long national nightmare is over.

Welcome to Week 9 of "Dancing With the Stars." Season 28 began two long months ago, and though Sean Spicer was averaging around 18 out of 30 points a week (his fellow dancers were closer to 25), there were real reasons to believe that Spicer, statistically...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Longstanding preschool in Highland Park celebrates new home: ‘We just were not going to let it die'
A 68-year-old Highland Park preschool ran into so many hurdles during its 2½-year search for a new home that on five occasions, the board of directors thought the school would need to close.

So a recent open house showing off the preschool's new four-classroom building at West Ridge Park was equally...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Mets' Pete Alonso and the Astros' Yordan Alvarez slug their way to Rookie of the Year awards
Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park.

In a rarity for the major-league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow.

Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of 30 first-place...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Tracking Chicago homicide victims
The Chicago Tribune crime team tracks homicide victims in Chicago. Data represents number of victims, not shooting incidents.

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Why we call it ‘Veterans Day' and not Armistice Day — or Veterans' Day
If you don't have social media, don't know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day.

That's Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran's Day, Veterans' Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day.

Americans have celebrated living and deceased veterans...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

DePaul hammers Iowa 93-78 to improve to 4-0
DePaul's Paul Reed was named the most improved player in the Big East last season.

Reed is still getting better by the day, leading the resurgent Blue Demons to their best start in over a decade.

Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the road Monday to move to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

As he retools the Cubs, President Theo Epstein isn't looking past the end of his contract
While Cubs President Theo Epstein has two years left on his five-year contract, he said he's not thinking about what comes next.

"I don't look at the end of my contract," Epstein said Monday at the general managers meetings. "I look at what's best for the Cubs."

Epstein signed a five-year extension...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Akiem Hicks is mum about his timeline for returning to the Bears but praises replacement Nick Williams during community appearance
As a flag football player, 13-year-old Bryanne Strzelczyk was happy to meet Akiem Hicks when the hulking Bears defensive lineman visited the Valentine Boys & Girls Club in Bridgeport on Monday.

She just thought he would be taller.

"Probably like 6-6," she said. Bryanne thought he'd be heavier too.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Column: Cubs hope to shield players from offseason trade rumors. Will it work?
Cubs veterans looking for clues about their future in Chicago can stop reading now.

President Theo Epstein said Monday he's not interested in reacting to every rumor that pops up on Twitter, the internet or talk radio.

The Cubs entered the offseason with speculation they're shopping catcher Willson...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Veterans can get business help from govt, private sector
For many people who leave military service, the next logical step is becoming an entrepreneur. There are federal, state and private sector resources for veterans to help them learn about operating a business, and, when their companies are up and running, get financing help, mentoring and government...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

3 things we heard from Bears assistant coaches, including one reason for the Cody Whitehair-James Daniels switch, what's expected of the benched Adam Shaheen and Khalil Mack's limited production
Bears assistant coaches spoke with the media Monday after they reviewed film of Sunday's 20-13 victory against the Lions.

Here are three things we heard.

1. Putting Cody Whitehair between two less-experienced linemen was one reason for Whitehair's move back to center. The Bears swapped positions...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Lombard man is charged with reckless homicide in head-on crash that killed Westmont woman in Oak Brook, prosecutors say
A Lombard man was charged Monday with reckless homicide for allegedly causing a head-on collision last week in which a Westmont woman was killed.

Todd Heidenthal, 48, was named in the felony count, and a DuPage County judge set his bail at $250,000 at a Monday hearing, according to prosecutors.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands
Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Vanguard cut fees, this time on 15 S&P and Russell index-based ETFs
Just when you thought ETF expenses couldn't go any lower, Malvern-based investment giant Vanguard has slashed expense ratios on 15 S&P and Russell index-based ETFs, according to its latest annual reports. While assets in the 15 ETFs grew over the funds' fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31, expenses...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Arlington Heights police make 5 separate DUI arrests
DUI

Paul A. Ofsiak, 37, of the 1100 block of Pleasant Run Drive, Wheeling, was charged Nov. 7 with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of .12, driving with an expired registration and a traffic control violation at Hintz Road and Highland Avenue. Ofsiak...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Danny Trevathan could be headed for injured reserve. Has he played his last game with the Bears?
There was little question Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan was seriously injured Sunday when the replay showed his left arm bending the wrong way as he hit the ground while taking down Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel.

The question now is whether Trevathan has played his last down in a Bears...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

From Friar to Cardinal: Fenwick forward Bryce Hopkins picks Louisville basketball
Fenwick junior Bryce Hopkins had one last objective before the start of Monday's first basketball practice.

The four-star recruit committed to Louisville on Sunday night.

The 6-foot-6 forward chose to play for Louisville coach Chris Mack over offers from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

‘Jeopardy!': How did University of Chicago's Emma Boettcher do in semifinals?
Emma Boettcher continued her reign in the Tournament of Champions Monday on "Jeopardy!"

The Chicago resident, who works at the University of Chicago, defeated fellow semifinalists Dhruv Gaur of Gainesville, Georgia, and Kyle Jones of Aurora, Colorado.

Boettcher seemed composed and confident during...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Students save Veterans' Day ceremonies in Lake Bluff


On Nov. 11, veterans joined citizens and elected officials in the village's annual Veteran's Day ceremony. But this year's commemoration relied on a group of determined Lake Forest High School students who organized the observance, not wanting to see a Lake Bluff ritual come to an end.

The 25-student...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Rick Ludwin, NBC late-night executive who backed ‘Seinfeld,' dies at 71
Rick Ludwin, the longtime NBC executive who championed "Seinfeld" and worked in late-night from the Johnny Carson era through Jimmy Fallon, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 71.

Ludwin was well-liked throughout the TV industry and was highly regarded as a student of the medium. He...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

FAA demands Southwest Airlines speed up safety checks of its used Boeing 737 jets
Federal regulators have threatened to ground dozens of Southwest Airlines jets if the airline can't confirm that the planes, which it bought used from foreign operators, meet all safety standards.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it has validated some major repairs to the planes,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Amazon to open new grocery store in LA next year — not Amazon Go, not Whole Foods
Amazon.com Inc. says it will open a grocery store in Los Angeles' Woodland Hills neighborhood next year, indicating the e-commerce giant's growing interest in the grocery business.

Amazon said the new store would be distinct from organic and high-end chain Whole Foods Market, which Amazon acquired...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Elmwood Park police: driver charged with illegal transportation had open beer in car
Driving under the influence

Derna D. Buglio, 35, of the 2300 block of 75th Avenue in Franklin Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Oct. 20, according to police. Police said they found Buglio sleeping in her car, with the vehicle still running. Buglio told police she drank...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Wisconsin woman facing weapons, driver's license charges following arrest in Barrington: Police
The following items were taken from Barrington Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Unlawful use of weapon

Samara S. Miller, 24, of the 3000 block of 2nd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, driving...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Disney bringing Marvel, Star Wars, ‘Simpsons' and National Geographic to streaming arena
Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot.

The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Oak Park-River Forest High School delegates oppose staff carrying firearms
Delegates from Oak Park and River Forest High School are expected to vote at the Illinois Association of School Boards conference later this month against a resolution that would allow staff members of local districts to carry firearms.



At its Oct. 24 meeting, OPRF board members expressed their...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Hockey analyst Don Cherry fired by Canadian broadcaster after making ‘you people' comments about immigrants
A Canadian broadcast company has fired hockey commentator Don Cherry for calling immigrants "you people" in a rant on television in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers.

Rogers Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley said in a statement Monday that after discussions...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

The Lane School in Hinsdale thanks veterans with letters of appreciation and a patriotic assembly
Veterans were invited to The Lane School in Hinsdale for a Veterans Day assembly that included students reading short letters of appreciation to their relatives who have served in the military.

Fifth grader Abby Pacioni wrote a letter to her "Papa," her grandfather who was a helicopter pilot in...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Fantasy football: 10 players to pick up on the waiver wire in Week 11
Week 10's dreaded bye-pocalypse is finally over, but fantasy footballers aren't out of the woods with Week 11. Many will feel the sting of missing top quarterbacks such as Aaron Rodgers (Packers) and Russell Wilson (Seahawks) as well as premier running backs like Saquon Barkley (Giants) and Derrick...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Helping veterans launch startups: ‘There's a level of resilience that a lot of people in the military have, which is great for running your own business'




Ask Navy veteran-turned-entrepreneur Todd Connor to describe the experience of leaving military service and his answer goes something like this: Imagine you are a successful lawyer in Seattle and then your career ends on a Friday. By Monday you're living in San Antonio and can have any career...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Charles Rogers, a star receiver at Michigan State and the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft by the Lions, dies at age 38
Former Michigan State star and Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers has died at age 38.

A woman who identified herself as Cathy Rogers, his mother, confirmed the death Monday in a phone call from the Associated Press. Other details were not immediately known.

Marshall Thomas, Rogers' former basketball...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Review: ‘Oliver!' at Marriott Theatre is terrific, thanks in large part to these kids
When the late Jack Wild played the Artful Dodger in Carol Reed's 1968 movie of Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" — which won six Academy Awards, including best picture — he was 16 years old. Even Mark Lester, a child-actor who won hearts in the title role and later packed in showbiz to become an osteopath,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

2 Illinois football players and 1 basketball player earn Big Ten weekly honors
Illinois had quite a week. The Big Ten on Monday recognized three members of the football and men's basketball teams for standout performances.

In football, wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe and safety Sydney Brown earned co-offensive player and co-defensive player of the week honors for their contributions...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Bears see a TV ratings boost as they snap their 4-game losing streak
Just as Matt Nagy's Bears bounced back from a four-game losing streak Sunday, their local TV ratings also recovered a bit from successive lows the previous two weeks.

The Bears' 20-13 victory over the Lions on CBS-2 averaged a 24.7 household rating in the Chicago market.

That represents 24.7% of...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Love classic, beautiful movie theaters like the Music Box? A documentary about them is playing this week — at the Music Box
With Chicago's burst-water-pipe potential rising as November temperatures plummet, these are the times that try movie-palace preservationist souls.

Then again: Saving and renovating the architecturally extravagant beauties of another age is never easy.

Tuesday night, at the conspicuous 1929 preservation...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Letters containing racist slurs sent to three Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools
Evanston police are investigating letters containing racist slurs that were sent to three Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools in recent weeks, officials confirmed Monday.

The latest letter was received Nov. 7.

"We're investigating. We don't have anything more," said police Commander Ryan Glew on...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Proposed site for veterans columbarium cemetery in South Barrington draws opposition from some residents
U.S. Veterans Affairs looking to build graveyard for cremated remain near former landfill, woods, church and residential developments

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Review: Lucky Plush gets its mojo back with ‘Rink Life' and a disco ode to roller skating
Two years in the making, the premiere of a fully-finished version of "Rink Life" is finally here, Lucky Plush Productions' ode to skating rink culture and communities formed by happenstance.

"Rink Life" runs through Nov. 17 as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series in the 1700 Theatre.

For...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

‘Walking Dead' actor Xander Berkeley is also a painter, his exhibit opened here in Chicago
You may not know his name, which is Xander Berkeley, but you have seen his face because his face has been in more than 200 movies and television shows.

Admittedly, few people may have seen him as an unfaithful husband in the 1992 movie "Candyman" or as the title character in 2010's "The Death of...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Singles Day — Asia's huge 11/11 shopping holiday — dwarfs Black Friday, racks up billions in sales
Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported nearly $60 billion in sales Monday part way through Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's busiest online shopping day.

The day was a temporary relief to retailers that face fading demand as Chinese consumers, anxious over...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Black Crowes cofounders Chris and Rich Robinson to reunite for 2020 world tour, with a stop in Chicago
As rumored — and prematurely teased over the weekend — Black Crowes cofounders Chris and Rich Robinson will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of their breakthrough debut album "Shake Your Money Maker" with a world tour beginning June 17 in Austin, Texas. Tickets are on sale now. The band will stop...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Not only is Lamar Jackson a QB, he might be MVP
Lamar Jackson now owns a signature moment — a spin-and-make-'em-miss 47-yard TD run that was something straight out of a video game.

And Jackson also now owns his signature stat — a perfect passer rating in two games during the same season, something only one other player in league history has...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

A $155 meal at a brewery? Moody Tongue aims to redefine pairing of beer and food as Chicago restaurants open Tuesday
At a typical brewpub, the pitch would be something like this: "All you can drink beer!"

But Moody Tongue isn't a typical brewpub.

In fact, don't even call it a brewpub.

"It's a restaurant," Moody Tongue co-founder Jared Rouben said.

The endless 8-ounce pours of pilsner at The Dining Room at Moody...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

A $155 meal at a brewery? The Dining Room at Moody Tongue aims to redefine pairing of beer and food
At a typical brewpub, the pitch would be something like this: "All you can drink beer!"

But Moody Tongue isn't a typical brewpub.

In fact, don't even call it a brewpub.

"It's a restaurant," Moody Tongue co-founder Jared Rouben said.

The endless 8-ounce pours of pilsner at The Dining Room at Moody...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Walgreens in talks with private equity firm KKR for leveraged buyout: report
Walgreens Boots Alliance is in talks with private equity firm KKR to take the drugstore chain private in what could be one of the largest leveraged buyouts, Bloomberg reported Monday.

New York-based KKR has been preparing a proposal to potentially buy out shareholders of Walgreens, unnamed sources...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Drake gets booed off the stage at California music festival
Drake was the mystery headliner at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival on Sunday night. But the superstar rapper's lukewarm reception led him to cut his surprise set shorter than he'd evidently planned.

Represented on the festival's poster by a series of question marks, the closing performance...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Lyons students celebrate and share aspects of their culture during International Festival
Some Lyons Township High School students dressed in cultural clothing Saturday and many worked tables offering foods from their respective countries during the first International Festival at the school.

Other groups performed cultural dances and the French club sang La Marseillaise, the French...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Snowy start to the week




Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Singles Day — Asia's huge 11/11 shopping holiday — racks up billions in sales
Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported nearly $60 billion in sales Monday part way through Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's busiest online shopping day.

The day was a temporary relief to retailers that face fading demand as Chinese consumers, anxious over...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Alzheimer's treatments: What's on the horizon?
Current Alzheimer's treatments temporarily improve symptoms of memory loss and problems with thinking and reasoning.

These Alzheimer's treatments boost performance of chemicals in the brain that carry information from one brain cell to another. However, these treatments don't stop the underlying...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

China's auto sales fall 5.8% in October
China's auto sales fell 5.8% from a year earlier in October as demand for electric cars plunged, an industry group reported Monday, extending a painful squeeze in the global industry's biggest market. The Chinese auto market is on track to contract for second year, dragged down by weak demand in...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

China-US trade uncertainty weighs on global stocks
Shares around the world fell Monday as hopes for a breakthrough in the trade war between the United States and China diminished after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Hopes were shaken when Trump on Friday dismissed a...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Craving: Side dishes — from mashed potatoes to collard greens to refried beans, we're celebrating the best
At the Thanksgiving table, the turkey is fine and all, but everyone's really there for the sides. Mashed potatoes, collard greens, dressing, whatever your favorite, it shines brighter than that bronzed bird. So for November, we celebrate side dishes, in all their forms, from the holiday menu just...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Many veterans want to open their own business. A Chicago nonprofit offers them help — and yes, it was started by a vet.




Ask Navy veteran-turned-entrepreneur Todd Connor to describe the experience of leaving military service and his answer goes something like this: Imagine you are a successful lawyer in Seattle and then your career ends on a Friday. By Monday you're living in San Antonio and can have any career...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

A behind-the-scenes look as Jim Cornelison and the Blackhawks host 19 Purple Heart recipients to mark Veterans Day
It's personal for Jim Cornelison when he's accompanied by military veterans to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to open Blackhawks games at the United Center.

"Both my parents were World War II vets," Cornelison said. "I had three uncles who were World War II vets, one was career Air Force. Conversations...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

3 takeaways from Illinois' road loss to No. 21 Arizona, including some ugly passes and slippery hands
Illinois' early road swing was designed to give the team a taste of what the NCAA Tournament might feel like.

"You try to challenge your team to understand what those challenges are and how you mentally have to prepare," coach Brad Underwood told reporters before the trip, according to the Herald-Review...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks' 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs, including Patrick Kane's hot hand
Patrick Kane had one of his best nights this season during a 5-4 win against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night. The Blackhawks got a much need 2 points, but defensive lapses in the third period almost did them in.

Here are three observations from Sunday's win at the United Center.

1. Patrick Kane...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Festival space, pond, playground proposed for new, 10-acre Golf Mill Park in Niles
A vision for open space, water and outdoor recreation on land near Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles was recently unveiled to the public as part of a proposed redevelopment project between the village and park district.

Dozens of people turned out to Golf Mill on Nov. 6 for an open house event...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Sexual encounter leads to murder charge after man accused of killing 17-year-old's guardian in Burnside home, police say
A sexual encounter between a 25-year-old man and a teen girl ended Thursday night with the death of the girl's 65-year-old guardian after the young man confronted the guardian while wearing a ski mask and wielding a gun, prosecutors said Sunday.

Kenneth Malone, of the 10900 block of South Michigan...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Chicago's public defender plans to ask Illinois Supreme Court to reverse decision that permits holding preteens in custody despite county ordinance
Calling "backward" the United States treatment of juveniles, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said she plans to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse an Illinois Appellate Court decision last week that permits holding preteenagers in custody.

Campanelli's office represented a 12-year-old...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Investing: A focused approach pays off
TCW New America Premier Equities has been white-hot since its 2016 launch. The large-company stock fund's 25% annualized return since February of that year blitzed Standard & Poor's 500-stock index by an average of more than 10 percentage points annually. New America outpaced more than 90% of its...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Illinois is bowl-eligible for the 1st time since 2014 after rallying from a 25-point deficit to beat Michigan State
Illinois players plotted their move a week ago.

It may not have been the most memorable play on a heart-stopping Saturday that made the Illini bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 with a 37-34 victory at Michigan State. But when the players executed their postgame celebration plan by hoisting...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Greater Chicago Food Depository to build a 40,000-square-foot meal preparation kitchen to home deliver 4 million meals a year. ‘This is a seismic shift.'
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is planning a "seismic shift" in its operations to focus on home-delivered meals as it anticipates mounting demand from the elderly, people with disabilities and others who can't always to make it to a food pantry.

The Midwest's largest food bank plans to build...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Giants hire Cubs executive Scott Harris as general manager. He's the 2nd Theo Epstein protege to be named GM this offseason.
The Theo Epstein executive tree grew another branch Sunday when Scott Harris was named general manager of the Giants.

Harris, whom Epstein hired in the front office seven years ago when Harris was 24, has been assistant GM of the Cubs since 2018.

"I am so appreciative and honored to join the San...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Could CPS teachers go back on strike? That's possible if the union ratification vote fails






Page by page, hundreds of educators from all over Chicago debated the merits of their tentative contract agreement in a hall named after Jacqueline Vaughn, who led the Chicago Teachers Union through its longest strike ever in 1987.

At the end of the 2½-hour meeting Oct. 30, described by those...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Daywatch: Snow plus bitter cold to start the week, a drop in Chicago traffic fatalities so far this year and could CPS teachers go back on strike?
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Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

4 stabbed, one fatally, in Portage Park after argument over damaged car, police say
Four men were stabbed, one fatally, and a fifth was beaten up Monday morning after a fight that began over a minor car crash in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Just after 2 a.m., at least four men were walking to a parked car in the 5300 block of West Irving Park Road when...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Chicago traffic fatalities are down so far this year. Is it luck, or is the city's ‘Vision Zero' policy making a difference?
More than two years ago, the city announced its ambitious "Vision Zero" plan with the goal of reducing roadway crashes and ultimately eliminating serious injuries and traffic deaths by 2026.

The good news is that traffic fatalities in the city dropped in the first 10 months of 2019 by almost a...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Bears' 20-13 win over the Lions
10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions 20-13 on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, ending their four-game losing streak.

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1. Nick Kwiatkoski is a money reserve who could cash in. The NFL's "next man up" philosophy has...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Report finds Chicago Park District allowed outdoor preschool in Hollywood Park to operate without proper license
A "sharply divisive" for-profit outdoor preschool operating with a Park District permit did not have required operating licenses, according to an investigation from the Chicago Park District's top watchdog.

The cases in the watchdog's second quarter report cover investigations "pertaining to waste,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Maple Leafs' William Nylander scores twice, but little brother Alex's Blackhawks nail down the victory
Both times Alex Nylander has faced his brother, William, on the ice, Williams' Leafs beat Alex's Sabres 4-2.

New team for Alex, new result?

Alex, now with the Blackhawks, faced his brother and fellow winger for the third time Sunday night at the United Center, and he was plenty excited about it...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Pond, playground, festival space proposed for new, 10-acre Golf Mill Park in Niles
A vision for open space, water and outdoor recreation on land near Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles was recently unveiled to the public as part of a proposed redevelopment project between the village and park district.

Dozens of people turned out to Golf Mill on Nov. 6 for an open house event...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

UK avoids recession but economy growing at near decade lows
The British economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter of the year, but annual growth is running at a near-decade low rate as a result of ongoing uncertainty related to Britain's departure from the European Union and a subdued global backdrop, official figures showed Monday. The...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Go behind the scenes as Jim Cornelison and the Blackhawks host 19 Purple Heart recipients to mark Veterans Day
It's personal for Jim Cornelison when he's accompanied by military veterans to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to open Blackhawks games at the United Center.

"Both my parents were World War II vets," Cornelison said. "I had three uncles who were World War II vets, one was career Air Force. Conversations...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Go behind the scenes as Jim Cornelison and the Blackhawks take 19 Purple Heart recipients out on the ice to mark Veterans Day
It's personal for Jim Cornelison when he's accompanied by military veterans to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to open Blackhawks games at the United Center.

"Both my parents were World War II vets," Cornelison said. "I had three uncles who were World War II vets, one was career Air Force. Conversations...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Developers pitch 158 apartments in downtown Winnetka. Board members aren't thrilled: ‘There's nothing about this project that reads Winnetka'
A new plan for the troubled site of the former One Winnetka project was lambasted this week, with residents and elected officials decrying a preliminary proposal to build as many as 158 apartment units as part of a mixed-use development in the heart of the village's downtown.

The latest proposal...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

David Ross' 1st Cubs coaching staff is taking shape. Now Theo Epstein will start renovation work on the roster at the GM meetings.
The reckoning Cubs President Theo Epstein threatened last winter if the team underachieved in 2019 is well underway, with new manager David Ross in place and his coaching staff under construction.

As the general managers meetings begin Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., Epstein will begin to focus more...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Column: Bears pull out a much-needed win — but their issues on offense are far from solved
For a month now, Matt Nagy has promoted the idea that one win can provide the kind of spark his team needs to turn the season around.

As much as the Bears coach would have liked to speak it into existence, his team had to go out and find a way to capture success after losing four straight games,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Column: Now it's on Mitch Trubisky and the Bears to prove the 3-TD surge in their Week 10 win actually means something
Mitch Trubisky deserved an A-plus for body language. His fist pump was understated with a subtle oomph, perfectly appropriate for a touchdown pass that didn't erase the weeks of frustration that preceded it.

He had to celebrate somehow, though. Trubisky hadn't completed a touchdown pass in three...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

At least 4 stabbed in Portage Park, fire department says
At least four people were found with stab wounds Monday morning in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, authorities said.

About 2:30 a.m., four stabbing victims were taken by ambulance from West Irving Park Road and North Long Avenue to hospitals, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Bears Week 10 winners and losers: Dan Fouts wants to know what Matt Nagy is hiding and Dan Hampton calls win 'despicable'
Pity Mitch Trubisky didn't have the TVs turned off everywhere.

Bears fans who watched the Lions game Sunday on CBS-2 saw a 20-13 victory on the scoreboard and standings that felt too shaky to be very satisfying even as it ended their team's losing streak at four and lifted the Bears from last place...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ask Amy: House-sitting job reveals messy problem
Dear Amy: My partner and I are currently house and dog sitting for my parents.

We asked our friend to watch our own house while we are gone.

We just moved into this house recently. We managed to clean the house up and make it presentable, except for the kitchen. We ran out of time and left clean...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ask Amy: Young adult must keep debt, and dad, at bay
Dear Amy: I'm 23 years old and currently in a lot of debt. I've been doing my best to pay it off.

For the last year, I've held a well-paying job. However, my dad is constantly curious about how much money I have.

I loaned him $1,200 nine months ago. He said that he just needed a little help with...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ohio State star Chase Young will miss Saturday's game against Maryland because of a possible NCAA violation in 2018
Top-ranked Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a "family friend."

The surprising move was disclosed in the team's status report and depth chart for...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Greater Chicago Food Depository to build a $50 million kitchen to home-deliver 4 million meals a year. ‘This is a seismic shift.'
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is planning a "seismic shift" in its operations to focus on home-delivered meals as it anticipates mounting demand from the elderly, people with disabilities and others who can't always to make it to a food pantry.

The Midwest's largest food bank plans to build...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Groupon says last quarter it lost $16.7 million — and 870,000 customers
Groupon on Monday reported a third-quarter loss of $16.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, came to 1 cent per share.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Judge gives go-ahead to class-action suits alleging indecent conduct by Cook County Jail inmates against female employees, public defenders
A federal judge on Monday gave the green light to a pair of class-action lawsuits alleging a pattern of "masturbation attacks" allegedly orchestrated by Cook County Jail inmates against female jail workers and public defenders created a hostile work environment that bosses failed to address.

The...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Madonna fears no one at the Chicago Theatre in a late-night, cellphone-free clash between old and new
Madonna does what she wants, when she wants, for whatever reason she wants. In fact, the Madonna of today may be more stubborn. Yes, she has amassed a trove of hits from each decade of her career. But the hits matter less to the artist than the intention behind her music.

Known as something of...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy seeks proposals to move Glencoe cottage threatened with demolition
In an effort to save a Glencoe cottage threatened with demolition, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is requesting proposals from groups interested in moving the 1913 structure.

In a post on its website this week, the conservancy made a call for proposals from individuals or groups that...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Feds allege state Rep. Luis Arroyo caught on undercover recording paying $2,500 bribe. ‘This is the jackpot.'
State Rep. Luis Arroyo was supposed to be with his fellow lawmakers in Springfield on Monday for the first day of the busy fall veto session.

Instead, the Chicago Democrat was ducking reporters as he left the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, where he was the latest elected official to be charged...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ending childhood abuse and other damaging experiences could reduce up to 21 million cases of depression, 1.9 million cases of heart disease, CDC finds
Preventing "toxic stress" in childhood could reduce chronic health conditions and risky behaviors later in life that are linked to at least half of the top 10 causes of death, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday.

A study that assessed survey responses...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Ask Anna: Why douching is bad for vaginas
Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic.

Dear Anna,

A douche leads to a clean vagina. What have you got against that? Please refrain from using feminine sex related words as insults. — Do Better

Dear DB,

Are you kidding?...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

5 minutes with Nikole Hannah-Jones, the architect behind The New York Times' ‘1619 Project'
Journalists like words. And when the right words are put together with data and research (well-known or otherwise), things can happen. Nikole Hannah-Jones, investigative reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine and creator of "The 1619 Project," knows this firsthand. The...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

‘Kentucky' at Gift Theatre is a smart, smart play about that strangeness of going home
Leah Nanako Winkler's "Kentucky" captures a sensation that's hard to describe. It's a feeling you can get in your 20s and you're just starting to live on your own when, if you're like me and don't get to see your family that often, you go home to visit and start to, sort of, regress.

Maybe it's...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Amid neighbor concerns, Rush Oak Park Hospital to continue work on proposed parking garage design
Rush Oak Park Hospital officials have pledged to reach out to nearby residents after they received pushback about the hospital's proposed new parking garage from several community members.

The proposal was brought to the Oak Park plan commission Nov. 7, where several residents living adjacent to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Martha Keserich-Vance, sang with big bands in Chicago and northwest Indiana, dies
Martha Keserich-Vance sang under the stage name Martha Nash with big bands that included Mickey Isley and his orchestra in venues from the Aragon and Trianon ballrooms in Chicago to Madura's Danceland in the Calumet area.

Her songbook included such tunes as "The Muffin Man," "Sugar Blues" and "I'll...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

Norridge Village Board approves $23.5 million budget
The Norridge Village Board approved a $23.5 million budget Wednesday that increases spending for the Police Department but cuts back slightly on funding for the Street Department.

The village expects to bring in $23,761,671 in revenue for Fiscal 2020, with an expected $15,602,523 coming from the...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 11, 2019

The latest from editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis




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