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Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Good Samaritans rush to help Burbank man after truck flips on I-88, and a TV helicopter captures the whole thing
Orlando Hernandez was driving to work on Interstate 88 just before 7 a.m. Monday when he heard something pop.

He knew it would be bad.

"I already knew what was going to happen," Hernandez said. "One, I'm going to get hurt real badly; two, I gotta brace for impact."

What happened next was a wild...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Vic Fangio pulls the plug on music in his 1st camp as a head coach with the Broncos. But he's still rocking a baggy gray sweatshirt.
Vic Fangio's first training camp in Denver has been rather quiet.

That's by design.

The first-year Broncos coach isn't a big fan of yelling, so he mothballed the giant speakers that used to thrum throughout practice, requiring everybody to shout over the music.

He instructed his assistants to zip...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Good Samaritans rush to help man after truck flips on I-88, and a TV helicopter captures the whole thing
Orlando Hernandez was driving to work on Interstate 88 just before 7 a.m. Monday when he heard something pop.

He knew it would be bad.

"I already knew what was going to happen," Hernandez said. "One, I'm going to get hurt real badly; two, I gotta brace for impact."

What happened next was a wild...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

2 men fishing at Montrose Beach rescued after being swept into Lake Michigan by waves
Rescue crews pulled a man from Lake Michigan after he and another person went into the water Monday morning while fishing at Montrose Beach, authorities said.

The Chicago police marine unit and Fire Department crews responded to a distress call about two men in Lake Michigan just after 9 a.m. in...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ford making another investment in Chicago assembly plant, hiring 450 more workers
Ford announced Monday it is hiring 450 workers at its Chicago assembly plant to build its police vehicles and hybrid SUVs.

The automaker, which recently completed a $1 billion renovation of the Torrence Avenue facility on the Southeast Side, will spend $50 million to convert a nearby facility that...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Former Elgin man gets 13½ years for sexually assaulting child in McHenry County
A former Elgin man with a history of arrests for crimes involving children has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for a McHenry County conviction, prosecutors said.

William J. Dugar, 29, was sentenced Friday to a 13½-year term for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Dan Le Batard absent from his ESPN radio show after criticizing Donald Trump's tweets
ESPN's Dan Le Batard was not at his radio show Monday after attracting attention for criticizing President Donald Trump's racist tweets and his network's policy of avoiding politics unless it involved sports.

There was no explanation for his absence. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys declined comment...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

An exclusive golf course in northern Michigan encouraged players to hit balls into Lake Michigan. A newspaper story changed that.
An exclusive golf course in northern Michigan has changed its website to no longer encourage players to hit balls into Lake Michigan after a diver hired by a newspaper found hundreds in the water.

State environmental regulators said they're investigating what has occurred at Arcadia Bluffs, where...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

British national pleads guilty to sex-fantasy killing, agrees to testify against former Northwestern University professor
A British national pleaded guilty to a fatal stabbing with bizarre sex-fantasy overtones Monday and agreed to testify against a former Northwestern University associate professor who is charged in the killing as well.

As part of the deal, Cook County prosecutors agreed to recommend that Andrew...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

The top 8 recommended Chicago shows to see now
"Pomona" (4 stars)

Alistair McDowall's deeply disturbing and utterly riveting "Pomona," now the stuff of nightmares thanks to director Robin Witt and the most fearless theater in town, really begins with a story about chicken nuggets. There is a man and a woman in a car in Manchester, England....



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Windy City Playhouse's ‘Recommendation' puts you in a dorm room, a sauna — and then a jail cell
The Windy City Playhouse has a fascinating niche: immersive theater. As understood here, that means taking a traditional play, such as Michael Frayn's "Noises Off" or Leslie Liautaud's "Southern Gothic" (a hit still playing in the South Loop) and then finding a way to physically propel the audience...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Clarendon Hills resident plans row houses, offices for Burlington Avenue
A longtime Clarendon Hills resident is planning to develop row houses and offices on the 200 block of West Burlington Avenue, just east of the water tower.

"I've been in real estate for 30 years, and I walk past that empty lot every day," said Tim French, 55.

The empty lot is former home to an...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Bulls catch up to Bears on Forbes' list of most valuable sports teams, while Cubs are tied for 14th
Some things never seem to change. The Dallas Cowboys are Forbes' most valuable sports team for the fourth year running.

But some things have: The Bulls have chased down the Bears on the financial magazine's annual list, with both teams valued at $2.9 billion, tied for 19th among the top 50 sports...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Bulls catch up to the Bears on Forbes' list of the most valuable sports teams, while Cubs are tied for 14th
Some things never seem to change. The Dallas Cowboys are Forbes' most valuable sports team for the fourth year running.

But some things have: The Bulls have chased down the Bears on the financial magazine's annual list, with both teams valued at $2.9 billion, tied for 19th among the top 50 sports...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

British national pleads guilty to sex-fantasy killing, agrees to testify against ex-NU prof
A British national pleaded guilty to a fatal stabbing with bizarre sex-fantasy overtones Monday and agreed to testify against a former Northwestern University associate professor who is charged in the killing as well.

As part of the deal, Cook County prosecutors agreed to recommend that Andrew...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81
Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81.

Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, confirmed that Neville died Monday morning. The cause of death was not immediately...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Fire, police rescue crews pull man from water at Montrose Beach
Rescue crews pulled a man from Lake Michigan after he and another person went into the water Monday morning at Montrose Beach, authorities said.

The Police Marine Unit and Fire Department crews responded to a distress call about two men in Lake Michigan just after 9 a.m. in the 500 block of West...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Cubs option Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa after a rough outing in his return from the injured list
Carl Edwards Jr.'s rough 2019 season took another hit Monday when the Cubs optioned the struggling reliever to Triple-A Iowa.

Edwards, who has a 5.87 ERA in 20 appearances, was activated from the injured list Friday, and a lack of command was evident Sunday as he allowed one run on one hit with...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Cubs face a Giants team suddenly pushing for the playoffs rather than planning a sell-off
The Cubs will face a Giants team this week that faces a crucial 10-day stretch before the July 31 trade deadline.

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner — who will oppose Yu Darvish on Tuesday night in a game expected to attract scouts from many teams thirsting for a front-line starter — clarified the team's...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ingalls Hospital to stop inpatient pediatric services, less than three years after joining University of Chicago Medicine
South suburban Ingalls Memorial Hospital plans to cut overnight care for kids — a move that comes nearly three years after University of Chicago Medicine acquired the Harvey hospital.

Ingalls leaders decided to close the 17-bed unit because of low demand, said President Brian Sinotte in an application...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Mother of Indiana girl who fell to her death on cruise ship says family will sue Royal Caribbean: ‘To lose our baby this way is just unfathomable'
There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday.

Speaking publicly for the first time since...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

‘The Chi' actress Sonja Sohn arrested on cocaine possession charge
Sonja Sohn, the actress who appears on "The Chi," was arrested over the weekend in North Carolina on a charge of cocaine possession.

Sohn, best known for portraying Det. Kima Greggs on "The Wire," was booked and released from the Dare County Detention Center in Manteo, N.C., according to a statement...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ask Anna: I'm beginning to feel like my girlfriend's sugar daddy
Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic.

Dear Anna,

Hello from West Africa! I'm a 22-year-old final year student in college. I'm from an average family and my elder brother takes care of my tuition. I recently started...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Bartenders, reporters and sales reps rank among worst drivers, study says
Bartenders, ticket sales representatives and journalists are among the nation's worst drivers, while postmasters and music composers are among the best, according to an insurance industry study.

The study of 1.6 million car insurance applications by Insurify, an auto insurance comparison website,...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 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
Jul 22, 2019

The 'open competition' for the Bears kicker resumes at training camp: 'Those guys are going to battle it out'
For the last five weeks, the uprights of Chicagoland relished their safety. The skies were free of footballs. The bombardment stopped. The echoes of doinks reverberated to their silent conclusions, replaced by the tranquil sounds of the NFL's annual summer break.

This week, though, the blitzkrieg...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

What you could get from the $700M Equifax settlement: Answers about the data breach and its aftermath
Equifax's $700 million settlement with the U.S. government over a massive 2017 data breach includes up to $425 million for consumers.

The breach was one of the largest ever to threaten private information, as the breach exposed Social Security and other data on nearly 150 million people. Affected...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Craving: Tourist best bets — where to eat in Chicago for visitors and newcomers, plus tourists in your own town
It happens to us often. Family comes to town and wants to know the best places to eat. Or a tourist is visiting and asks in advance for our list of must-try restaurants and bites. In Food & Dining, we've all developed lists that we share for these types of queries. And now we're sharing them with...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

5 things to know as the Cubs embark on a crucial 9-game trip, including a dramatic home/road split
The Cubs got almost everything they wanted from their nine-game homestand. They won seven times and established a two-game lead over the Brewers — and 2½ over the Cardinals — in the National League Central.

But … there's always a but.

Here are five things to know as the team embarks on a massive,...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Mother of Indiana girl who fell to her death on cruise ship says family will sue Royal Caribbean
The mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico says there are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent her death.

Kimberley Wiegand told NBC's "Today" show Monday that her family will sue Royal Caribbean...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Friends share wonderful memories of Harris brothers killed in apparent murder-suicide near Elmhurst
Ariel Doyle has a fond memory of her close friend, Jason Harris, that she likely will be reminded of for the rest of her life.

Harris, 16, and his brother, Nathan, 19, both were killed July 12 in an apparent murder-suicide. The DuPage County Sheriff's Office states their mother, Jamie Jones, 43,...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

WSCR-AM's Julie DiCaro is still standing up to online bullies: ‘It feels good to let off a little steam'
WSCR-AM 670 sports talk host Julie DiCaro doesn't swat away the ankle-biting trolls who bait her on Twitter as much as she used to, but it still happens.

"It feels good to let off a little steam," DiCaro said. "Sometimes I just feel an obligation to correct the record, but sometimes it's to show...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Winnetka developer says crews tackling black mold, health and safety hazards at site of $98 million mixed-use project
The developer of the $98 million One Winnetka project said Friday that crews are cleaning up the black mold, garbage and other hazards at the site.

Earlier this month, the village of Winnetka filed a lawsuit against One Winnetka, LLC in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that developer David Trandel...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Tool can help patients get cheaper prescriptions before leaving the doctor's office
When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn't surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream.

But Gilbert, 54, a nurse and health consultant, was shocked when her physician clicked on the desktop computer and told Gilbert the medicine would...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: 3 days of heat, rain and music rich in cultural diversity
Things got a bit biblical at the Pitchfork Music Festival over the weekend. There was heat-stroke-worthy humidity, a sudden blast of rain and thunder, even an evacuation. And there was the vision of Mavis Staples taking all her congregants to church in Union Park on opening night.

Staples was...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Equifax will pay up to $700M over data breach that exposed personal info of 150 million
Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.

The settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission, as...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone's not ringing
Kathy Griffin's uncle was a bagman. Her cousin was a priest who wore blue eyeshadow. Her favorite writer when she was a girl in Chicago was columnist Mike Royko. He hung up on her twice. But she never shut up, she just kept talking, telling stories, especially to the Bowens, who lived next door....



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Look up your ZIP code: How Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated tax plan would affect your area
An analysis of 2016 tax data shows that about 85% of filers who earn more than $250,000 (and thus would pay a higher rate on at least a portion of their income under Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated tax plan) live in Cook or the collar counties. By contrast, about two-thirds of the Illinois population...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

A slain teen's family held a march in his honor. Then they spotted the person they suspected of killing him, who grinned and flashed a pistol.
It seemed a safe place for a peace walk.

Early Monday evening, the sidewalks at Western Avenue and 68th Street gleamed from the setting sun. Cars streamed through the intersection, and neighbors poked their heads out of apartment windows over a corner store.

But the family of 15-year-old Austin...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

4 takeaways from the White Sox-Rays series, including Yoan Moncada's speed and Adam Engel's impact
Here are four takeaways from the three-game series at Tropicana Field, where the White Sox won twice against the Rays.

1. Yoan Moncada showcased his speed. Yoan Moncada has been one the top hitters for the Sox this season. Saturday, he showed off his speed.

Manager Rick Renteria lauded Moncada's...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Column: Can one word mean the difference between a good relationship and a bad one?
Why are some couples blissfully happy together while others run the gamut from not-so-thrilled to completely miserable?

Why do certain marriages last a lifetime while others crumble in divorce?

What differentiates happy, healthy romantic relationships from unfulfilling or even toxic ones?

The answer...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Butterfinger gets sales boost as Chicago-born Ferrara Candy revamps former Nestle brands
After years of declining sales, it was time to lay a finger on Butterfinger.

The iconic candy bar, with its bright orange filling and familiar "nobody lay a finger on my Butterfinger" ad campaign, has experienced a sales turnaround since relaunching early this year with a new recipe and a new look,...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Anthony Miller and Trey Burton looking good for Bears training camp, while Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is likely to be sidelined
Bears general manager Ryan Pace believes both receiver Anthony Miller and tight end Trey Burton will be healthy enough to practice when the Bears hit the fields in Bourbonnais on Friday for the start of training camp.

But Pace said Sunday evening that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely will open camp...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

‘America Unearthed' host tries to determine who threw the deadly bomb at the 1886 Haymarket rally in Chicago
"America Unearthed" host Scott Wolter calls it "one of the most infamous cold cases in U.S. history." On Tuesday's episode of his Travel Channel series, Wolter tries to figure out the identity of the person who threw the deadly bomb during the 1886 Haymarket demonstration in Chicago.

His investigation...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Guide to Chicago's essential craft breweries for visitors, locals, bar crawlers and enthusiasts
Chicago makes finding a good pint pretty easy. Not only does the city have plenty of places to hoist a glass, it's also home to plenty of its own stellar beermakers, with more than 50 Chicago-born craft breweries littered throughout the city and nearly 200 across the Metro region.

Deciding where...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Cubs could really benefit by pushing the Giants into sell mode before the trade deadline
The Cubs can accomplish two objectives with a successful three-game series against the Giants starting Monday night.

First, they can improve their standing in a tight National League Central race.

Second, pushing the Giants out of NL wild-card contention could make general manager Farhan Zaidi...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 46, Fred Williams
Fred Williams played in the shadow of Ed Sprinkle and Doug Atkins, two of the best defensive ends in Bears history.

Very little, though, overshadowed Williams' sense of humor. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive tackle from Little Rock, Ark., had a quip for every situation, helping his teammates...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

The ‘open competition' for the Bears kicker resumes at training camp: 'Those guys are going to battle it out'
For the last five weeks, the uprights of Chicagoland relished their safety. The skies were free of footballs. The bombardment stopped. The echoes of doinks reverberated to their silent conclusions, replaced by the tranquil sounds of the NFL's annual summer break.

This week, though, the blitzkrieg...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Oak Brook police blotter: Phone added to account without authorization, resulting in $1,800 in charges
The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Oak Brook Drugs

Francisco Marino, 21, of the 1900 block of Belleview Avenue, Westchester, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

10 places to find a great meal along the overpriced dining wasteland of Chicago's Magnificent Mile
Where to eat along Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Despite taunts and a gun pointed at them, family of slain teen carries on with march for justice
It seemed a safe place for a peace walk.

Early Monday evening, the sidewalks at Western Avenue and 68th Street gleamed from the setting sun. Cars streamed through the intersection, and neighbors poked their heads out of apartment windows over a corner store.

But the family of 15-year-old Austin...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

With Cook County's help, South Siders could see lower fares on Metra
For more than two decades, South Side community advocates have hoped for cheaper, more frequent Metra service to provide another transit option in areas without easy access to the "L."

That dream may be finally coming true.

Metra is talking with Cook County, CTA and Pace about lowering fares on...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Daywatch: Where Pritzker's tax plan money will come from, Illinois GOP's ‘Jihad Squad' post and other things to know to start your day
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Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

ZIP code breakdown shows...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

#MeToo: A timeline of events
From Harvey Weinstein and beyond, a chronological list of moments related to the #MeToo movement.

Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 48, Doug Buffone
The love affair between Bears fans and Doug Buffone lasted nearly 50 years.

From the time he was drafted in the fourth round out of Louisville in 1966 to when he died of natural causes at 70 on April 20, 2015, perhaps no Bear connected with Chicago fans the way Buffone did. He played 14 years at...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Vintage Cubs logo gets futuristic upgrade courtesy of Takashi Murakami. Here's how to score the swag.
To celebrate its first Chicago edition this weekend, ComplexCon, the two-day festival that brings together pop culture, streetwear, live music, sports — and yes, sneakers — has partnered with the Chicago Cubs and world-renowned artist Takashi Murakami (who is the artistic director of the festival)...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

As vaccine opposition grows, survivors of measles, mumps and rubella warn of lifelong effects, including vision loss, deafness: ‘How different my life would have been'
As her fever rose higher and higher, Marsha Engle-Reinecke began to hallucinate. She could see black birds with big, sharp beaks, she recalled — there were hundreds of them, flying at her, intent on poking out her eyes.

Engle-Reinecke survived the punishing childhood fever — and even managed to...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Autism largely caused by genetics, not environment, study finds
The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on inherited genes.

That means that environmental causes are responsible for just 20% of the risk.

The findings could open new doors to research into the...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Immigration officers at O'Hare detain 3 children who are U.S. citizens: Congresswoman calls it ‘kidnapping of children by our government'
Three children who are U.S. citizens were held by border protection officers for several hours at O'Hare International Airport Thursday after arriving from Mexico with a relative, prompting a U.S. congresswoman, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago to intervene and...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Marijuana company Cresco Labs is looking to relocate its medical dispensary near Wrigley Field
Cresco Labs, one of the largest cannabis companies in the state, is looking for a bigger home for its MedMar Lakeview medical dispensary.

A public notice appeared recently in the window of John Barleycorn tavern in the Wrigleyville neighborhood — less than half a mile from MedMar Lakeview — noting...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Lightfoot names five sites, all on South and West sides, as possible casino locations
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is floating five sites, all on the city's South and West sides, as possible locations for a Chicago casino, her office said Wednesday.

A state-hired consultant will study the economic feasibility of the sites and report its findings to the state and city. City officials stressed...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Mamby on the Beach festival canceled amid bird flap
After the arrival of two federally endangered birds on Montrose Beach and a summer battle waged to keep large events away, the music festival Mamby on the Beach has been canceled.

"We are saddened to announce that Mamby on the Beach has been canceled for 2019 due to circumstances beyond our control,"...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Elliott Golub, influential concertmaster with Music of the Baroque, dies at 85
In more than 30 years as concertmaster for Chicago's Music of the Baroque, Elliott Golub helped shape the orchestra's sound and establish a reputation as one of the city's premier classical music groups.

Golub was concertmaster for the orchestra from the group's founding in 1972 until his retirement...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Firsthand visit with homeowner who converted 1840s barn helps Deer Park couple learn the story behind their dream home
When Brittany and Ray Swoik were searching for a new home last year, they wanted something "very different and unique," Brittany recalled recently.

The couple, who lived in Lake Zurich at the time, looked all over the northwest suburbs for their dream home.

After nearly six months, their search...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Ask Amy: Obligated to tend to abusive mom?
Dear Amy: My mother is a single, 60-year-old woman who does not want to be a responsible person. Her father was verbally abusive. She married my dad and they were abusive toward each other and their children. They divorced 14 years ago.

Since then she has become an alcoholic and a smoker. She blames...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Police: Transgender woman sexually assaulted in Lakeview; felon facing charges
A 24-year-old convicted felon who was released on parole about two weeks ago is accused of threatening to kill a transgender woman while brandishing a cudgel after choking and sexually assaulting her in the Lakeview neighborhood earlier this week, police said.

Rosha Banks forced the transgender...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 22, 2019

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: What we loved and what we could do without on day 3
The weather has been in a cranky mood all weekend, and the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival got off to a late start because of thunder and rain. But the gates finally swung open more than an hour late Sunday and the sun eventually poked through the clouds as the music once again...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Teatro ZinZanni opens in Chicago with retro thrills, cocktails and a chilled-out vibe
When it comes to putting an audience volunteer at ease — while unleashing an improvised zinger — no one, but no one, is better than the Groucho-loving Frank Ferrante, who has been working, on and off, for Seattle's Teatro ZinZanni for pushing two decades and now finds himself the incomparable Caesar...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

‘A huge lift for the players': A record crowd of 17,388 sees returning World Cup players spur Red Stars to comeback win
Despite the possibility of going into labor at any minute, Abby Hammer was not about to change her plans to attend Sunday evening's Chicago Red Stars game at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

"Everyone told me not to go, but I was not missing this game," said Hammer, who is nine months pregnant.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

‘A huge lift for the players': A record crowd of 17,388 to see returning World Cup players spurs Red Stars to comeback victory
Despite the possibility of going into labor at any minute, Abby Hammer was not about to change her plans to attend Sunday evening's Chicago Red Stars game at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

"Everyone told me not to go, but I was not missing this game," said Hammer, who is nine months pregnant.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Bears resume their ‘open competition' at kicker, unsure the answer is in training camp
For the last five weeks, the uprights of Chicagoland relished their safety. The skies were free of footballs. The bombardment stopped. The echoes of doinks reverberated to their silent conclusions, replaced by the tranquil sounds of the NFL's annual summer break.

This week, though, the blitzkrieg...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

3 takeaways from Cooperstown, including Billy Williams saving Lee Smith and baseball's family supporting the Halladay family
Three takeaways from Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony:

1. Lee Smith credits Billy Williams with a save Smith said Williams, a fellow Hall of Famer, helped save his career when he was thinking of quitting baseball as a minor-league starter toiling in the Cubs system.

Smith said...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

With the Cubs' bats dreadful in a 5-1 loss to the Padres, attention turns to a possible deal with the Tigers
If the Cubs hoped to gain any trade leverage in the final game of their homestand, they left Wrigley Field as sad as the ballhawks on Waveland Avenue.

The Cubs' need for an extra bat, especially against left-handers, became more glaring Sunday in their sleepy 5-1 loss to the Padres. They managed...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87
Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.

Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs,...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Anthony Miller and Trey Burton looking good for the start of Bears training camp. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely to be sidelined.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace believes both receiver Anthony Miller and tight end Trey Burton will be healthy enough to practice when the Bears hit the fields in Bourbonnais on Friday for the start of training camp.

But Pace said Sunday evening that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely will open camp...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Bears expect Chance the Rapper to headline Grant Park concert before season opener vs. Packers
Bears Chairman George McCaskey said Sunday evening that Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is likely to be the headliner at the Sept. 5 concert in Grant Park that will precede the NFL's season-opening game between the Packers and the Bears at Soldier Field.

The Bears...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Short and sweet: Harold Baines focuses on family, teammates and hard work in emotional Hall of Fame speech
Harold Baines cut right to the chase Sunday when he began his Hall of Fame induction speech at the Clark Sports Center, telling his friends and former teammates to start their stopwatches.

The man of few words knew everyone was wondering how long his speech would be, especially after Tim Raines...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

2 heat-related deaths reported in Cook County on Saturday
Two heat-related deaths have been confirmed in Cook County following a two-day heat wave that hit Chicago.

On Sunday, the Cook County medical examiner's office said two heat-related deaths occurred on Saturday.

A 71-year-old woman died of hypertensive-arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Padres 5, Cubs 1
Photos from the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Padres on July 21, 2019, at Wrigley Field.



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Cubs could really benefit by pushing the Giants into sell mode
The Cubs can accomplish two objectives with a successful three-game series against the Giants starting Monday night.

First, they can improve their standing in a tight National League Central race.

Second, pushing the Giants out of NL wild-card contention could make general manager Farhan Zaidi...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Chicagoans protest alleged corruption in Puerto Rico and island governor's insulting messages
Amid national protests against Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Chicagoans demonstrated their own opposition to the island's leaders Sunday morning.

Waving Puerto Rican flags and lifting umbrellas in the midst of scattered rains, around 150 people joined a Humboldt Park demonstration against...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: Rain delay, mud, cool sounds and a glimpse of the future of rap music on day 3
The weather has been in a cranky mood all weekend, and the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival got off to a late start because of thunder and rain. But the gates finally swung open more than an hour late Sunday and the sun eventually poked through the clouds as the music once again...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Baptisms in Lake Michigan welcome believers to Park Community Church
Park Community Church, which started out in Lincoln Park but now includes nine locations across the city including in South Loop, Rogers Park and Bridgeport, holds outdoor baptisms in the waters of Lake Michigan once every summer in July.

On Sunday, 67 people were baptized in Lake Michigan at North...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Cubs bats fall asleep in 5-1 loss to the Padres
The Cubs entered Sunday hoping to pad their record before heading west.

No dice.

They managed just six hits in their sleepy 5-1 loss to the Padres. Their only extra-base hit was Kris Bryant's bloop double to right in the first inning.

Robel Garcia scorched two balls, but the strong winds blowing...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Cubs in the mix to acquire Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos: reports
The Cubs have been "terrible" against left-handed pitching, as manager Joe Maddon put it Friday. They entered Sunday batting .243 against southpaws, third worst in the National League.

Will the front office try to do something about it before the July 31 deadline and target Tigers outfielder Nick...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

White Sox can't overcome Dylan Cease's rough 2nd inning in a 4-2 loss to the Rays
Dylan Cease walked Yandy Diaz on four pitches.

It was the beginning of a grueling second inning Sunday for the White Sox rookie.

A single and another walk followed as the Rays loaded the bases with no outs.

Travis d'Arnaud brought them home with a grand slam and the Rays went on to defeat the Sox...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019 live updates: Day 3 underway after opening delayed by storms
And on the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival there was rain. The temps are down considerably, but storms delayed the start of the music in Chicago's Union Park for over an hour. Gates opened at a sloshy 1:25 p.m. with Flasher, knocking out rapper Dreezy's set from the lineup.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Tuneful ‘Spitfire Grill' by American Blues has lovely songs but needs an update
Could "Waitress," the hit Broadway musical that first starred Jessie Mueller, have existed without the much more modest turner known as "The Spitfire Grill?"

Hard to say; most every musical borrows from what has come before. But watching "Spitfire" again on Friday night at Stage 773 — it's the...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Pitchfork Music Fest 2019 live updates: Day 3 opening delayed by storms
And on the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival there was rain. The temps are down considerably, but storms are delaying the start of the music in Chicago's Union Park.

But don't fret, the Chicago Tribune/Redeye entertainment staff is still here to bring you live updates from a music...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

ComplexCon debuts in Chicago, and it's a hypebeast's world at McCormick Place
Security and staff members formed a human barricade to restrain the general admission crowd the morning of the first day of ComplexCon, the hybrid culture, fashion, art and music exhibition. Debuting outside of its Long Beach home for the first time at McCormick Place, the two-day streetwear conference...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Dylan Cease is on the mound for the White Sox, who are looking to sweep their 3-game series against the Rays
The White Sox go for the sweep Sunday at Tropicana Field as they close out a three-game series against the Rays.

It's also the final game of a season-long 10-game road trip.

The Sox are looking for their first road sweep since Aug. 3-5, 2018, against the Rays. The Sox have won five straight at...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

ESPN reasserts its no-politics policy after Dan Le Batard's criticism of Trump and the network
ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Ravinia review: Bernstein's ‘Mass' gets a brilliant encore, bound for TV
Last summer, the Ravinia Festival achieved an artistic high point with a vividly conceived production of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," to celebrate the composer's centennial.

But what happened Saturday night at the festival was much more than just a revival of that staging. With cameras filming the...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Best style at Pitchfork Music Fest 2019
The second day of the Pitchfork Music Festival was another broiler, with temps in the mid-90s, but when a cool breeze blew through Union Park Saturday, festival fashionistas emerged, many showing up just in time for the iconic 90s English-French electronic band, Stereolab.

Correction, just in time...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Hit-and-run crash on Tri-State leaves 1 dead and 1 injured
The driver of an SUV was killed and his female passenger injured when a hit-and-run driver struck the SUV on the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont and fled, according to Illinois State Police.

Troopers were called to southbound Interstate 294 close to Devon Avenue in Rosemont about 12:10 a.m. Sunday...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson tries to give back with camp at Stevenson: ‘The school means a lot to me'
When Jalen Brunson talks about arguably the wildest NBA free agency in history — the one in which the Nets, Clippers and Rockets unexpectedly formed super teams — the Mavericks guard doesn't discuss Kevin Durant or Kawhi Leonard or Russell Westbrook.

Brunson excitedly talks about Ryan Arcidiacono's...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

15 things to do with the kids July 22-28
Monday MUSEUM MAKER MONDAYS

Elmhurst History Museum is typically closed Mondays, but during the summer, it opens once monthly in the afternoon for family craft and picnic time. July's theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The drop-in program runs 1-4 p.m. (repeating...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Should hotels house migrants? Groups pressure Marriott, MGM, others not to hold those detained by ICE.
There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.

Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for decades...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

‘Avengers: Endgame' passes ‘Avatar' to become biggest movie in history
After "Avatar's" impressive 10-year reign as box office champion, "Avengers: Endgame" has officially dethroned James Cameron's sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time.

On Saturday, Disney and Marvel's blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office. Once weekend ticket...



Chicago Tribune
Jul 21, 2019

Natalie Portman is Thor, Mahershala Ali is Blade and more from Marvel's Phase 4
"Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans for...



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