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Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

13 hours in Chicago: 17 shot, 1 fatally, including 13-year-old boy
In about 13 hours in Chicago, 17 people were shot, including one man who was killed and a 13-year-old boy who was wounded Saturday and early Sunday.

Most of the day's shootings happened on the West Side, with six shot in the South Austin neighborhood, including the boy.

The 13-year-old was on foot...



Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

Expectant parent worries about 'thirdhand smoke'
Dear Amy: My wife and I are expecting our first child. We could not be more excited. Thankfully, both sets of our parents are active in our lives and will be there for our child. However, my mother is a smoker and I am concerned for our child's health.

While she would never smoke around the baby,...



Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

13-year-old boy among 6 shot, 1 fatally, in city shootings
A 13-year-old boy was shot and injured Saturday evening on the West Side, and five other people were hit in city shootings, including one man who was killed, Chicago police said.

The boy was on foot in the 800 block of North Latrobe Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. when...



Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

CTA to add new HD security cameras, using ride-share money
CTA passengers — get ready for your close-up.

The CTA has started installing new safety features at "L" stations, including high-definition cameras at downtown stops, using money from a tax on ride-share trips, agency officials said.

The transit agency plans to spend a total of $33 million on new...



Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

U.S., China agree to cut American trade deficit
The United States and China have agreed to take measures to "substantially reduce" America's massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal.

Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday with the issuance...



Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2018

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee; Asia Argento tears into Weinstein at Cannes
A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d'Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters," a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators.

At the closing...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Positive attention starting to return to Cubs' Ian Happ
The spotlight has followed Ian Happ since the Cubs selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 draft.

The attention stayed with him through a 24-home-run rookie season in 2017, a homer on the first pitch of this MLB season, and even a guest appearance on the Weather Channel on Wednesday.

...

Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

No, President Trump, I'm not obstructing justice
When President Donald Trump was admonishing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to charge me with obstruction of justice Wednesday, I was at Harvard University sharing how we intend to give every child from Oakland, California, the opportunity to attend college.

Like all cities, Oakland suffers from...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old
Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as fresher magma mixed with decades-old magma, sending a flow toward the ocean Saturday.

Since a first fissure opened in a community on May 3, lava was mostly spattering up and collecting at the edges...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Trump Jr. met during campaign with Mueller witness linked to Mideast leaders
Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's eldest son said Saturday.

Erik Prince,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Lucas Giolito and Jose Abreu drive 5-3 White Sox victory over Rangers
A trio of young White Sox starting pitchers produced a reel of mostly lowlights in their last run through the rotation.

But Lucas Giolito delivered a needed pitching pick-me-up Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

One night after the Sox decided they had seen enough (for now) of right-hander...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs gain split as Ian Happ extends hitting streak to 6 with HR in 10-0 victory
After Joe Maddon witnessed one of his "least favorite games as a Cubs manager," Jose Quintana and Ian Happ erased some of the stench with performances that re-established some balance in a mercurial season.

Quintana threw seven innings of one-hit ball to quell some questions about his value and...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Lucas Giolito, Jose Abreu drive 5-3 White Sox victory over Rangers
A trio of young White Sox starting pitchers produced a reel of mostly lowlights in their last run through the rotation.

But Lucas Giolito delivered a needed pitching pick-me-up Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.

One night after the Sox decided they had seen enough (for now) of right-hander...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Photos: 23rd annual Bears Care Gala
Photos from the Bears Care gala on Saturday, May 19, 2018.



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs' Joe Maddon sticking by reliever Justin Wilson despite bout of wildness
A severe bout of wildness Saturday ruined nearly three weeks of momentum that left-hander Justin Wilson had built.

But Cubs manager Joe Maddon reiterated his faith in him after Wilson walked three, including weak-hitting Billy Hamilton with the bases loaded and nobody out, in the 11th inning of...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

James Hinchcliffe misses field, Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick shine on Bump Day at Indy
IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair.

Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and she averaged...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Families reflect on the 10 lives lost at Santa Fe High School
Hardworking. Funny. Loving.

Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed.

Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

17 people applied for U46 school board seat, but only 10 interviewed
Seventeen people applied to fill a vacancy on the District U46 School Board, but only 10 of the applicants were granted interviews by the school board, records show.

The board spoke with candidates Thursday and Friday night in antipation of choosing one to fill the seat previously held by Traci...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Preakness 2018: The best photos from Pimlico
A selection of the best photos from the 143rd Preakness by The Baltimore Sun photo staff. 



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned him down and embarrassed him in class, her mother says
As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a handful of classmates in the art class storage closet.

He wasn't sure if he was going to survive. Through the door, he could see the barrel of a shotgun. Then the shooter...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish rises out of merger between Antioch and Ingleside churches
Four months after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that a merger was in the works, parishioners of the St. Bede and St. Peter parishes have a new name uniting the two communities.

St. Bede and St. Peter will merge to form the Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, according to an announcement this week...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

1 dead, 4 hurt after West and South side shootings
Five men were shot, including one who later died, after attacks Saturday afternoon and evening across the city.

The fatal shooting happened about 5 p.m. in the 200 block of North Pine Avenue in the city's Austin neighborhood.

An 18-year-old who was shot in the buttocks was listed in critical condition...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

The lives lost at Santa Fe High School: 2 teachers, 8 students
Hardworking. Funny. Loving.

Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed.

Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Angelique...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

What happens when the bully apologizes 60 years later and the story goes public? 'Amazing grace.'
In the month since Bruce Smit apologized to sisters Kathleen Rys and Lorraine O'Kelly for sins he committed some 60 years ago when all were students at Monee Elementary School, the three have become friends.

It is an unexpected outcome to a long torturous journey for all.

"There's a kind of peace...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs' Ian Happ extends hitting streak to 6 with HR, Cubs lead 7-0 in 6th
Ian Happ has found his hitting stroke that deserted him after hitting a home run on the first pitch of the 2018 season.

Happ, who went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and home run in the first game of a doubleheader, smacked a home run to lead off the fourth inning Saturday night as the Cubs lead...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

One year after dogs seized in Crown Point raid, county declines to say what happened to them
By Dec. 10, 2017, Walter, a French bulldog, had a new home in Crown Point and became a therapy dog, Lake County Animal Control and Adoption announced on Facebook.

"Walter was rescued during the raid in May and now he is living the good life!" the department posted on Facebook.

A year after the...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

After 45-year ban lifted, ice cream trucks a source of excitement in Elgin
Devin Formell and Izzie Palacios could have bought their strawberry shortcake and ice cream sandwich bars at nearby gas stations or supermarkets, but the jingle coming from Jim Cremeen's ice cream truck meant they could do so right from Elgin's Abbott Field.

While ice cream trucks are commonplace...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Insurgents wage war on education back home in Pakistan. But she died in a Texas school.
Sabika Sheikh grew up in Pakistan — a country that is intimately familiar with deadly attacks on schools. Between 2007 and 2015, there were 867 attacks on educational institutions in Pakistan, according to the Global Terrorism Database.

But Sheikh was not killed by the Taliban. Instead, the teenage...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Officials say company in Cuba plane crash had prior safety complaints
The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

The plane was barred from Guyanese...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says
As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a few classmates in the art class storage closet.

He wasn't sure if he was going to survive. Through the door, he could see the barrel of a shotgun. Then the shooter began...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Kevin Pendergast represents side of legal gambling story easy to overlook
A couple of years ago, Kevin Pendergast decided to tell his two young sons about the unsavory part of his past as a convicted sports gambler who spent two months in a federal prison.

Better the boys — now 8 and 10 years old — heard the story from their dad than on Google or the playground.

"It...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

2 arrested in shooting outside Georgia graduation that left 1 dead
Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia.

One woman was killed and another was wounded by gunfire Friday night following an argument in a high school parking lot across from the Clayton County Performing Arts Center,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Illinois lawmakers vote to let kids take medical marijuana in school
The Illinois Senate's overwhelming vote to allow sick students to take medical marijuana in school sends the proposal to Gov. Bruce Rauner for a decision on its fate.

The state Senate voted 50-2 to allow students who qualify for medical marijuana to consume it on school premises, as long as they...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas shooting suspect blasted through door, exchanged gunfire with police
The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said.

Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part of the door...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

NBA draft prospect Trae Young tries to bury bust-or-boom talk with buckets
There doesn't seem to be much middle ground when it comes to Oklahoma guard Trae Young.

Much like his shot chart, which eschews the midrange attempts while being heavy on 3-pointers and daring darts to the rim, the diminutive guard's game splits opinion in disparate fashion: He's either going to...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Chilly Sunday but 80s return by late in the week
Sunday will be chilly. Showers will depart before noon, but persistent clouds and brisk north-northeast winds will hold temperatures in 50s in the city and near the lake, though readings will climb into the 60s well inland.

More showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday night into Monday before...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

The earth cracked open. Lava filled the streets. For Hawaiians, that's just the price of paradise.
The earth cracked open beneath Leilani Estates in middle-of-the-night darkness, glowing crimson against a black sky.

Salvador Luquin awoke on his 50-acre ranch to acrid smoke billowing from the ground and a family, including two young daughters, that needed to get somewhere safe. There also were...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Dylan Covey looks to make good second impression with White Sox
Carson Fulmer's demotion could turn into Dylan Covey's gain, at least in the short term.

The White Sox recalled the 26-year-old right-hander from Triple-A Charlotte before Saturday's game against the Rangers to fill the spot vacated when they sent the struggling Fulmer to the minors after his terrible...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs' Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras return to lineup in Game 2 vs. Reds
Jason Heyward made his first start since suffering a concussion on May 6 on Saturday night as the Cubs try to take the second game of a split doubleheader against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Heyward, who flied to center field as a pinch-hitter Friday, will play center and bat eighth....



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs say Amir Garrett went a bit too far in celebrating strikeout of Javier Baez
Cubs manager Joe Maddon thought Amir Garrett's celebration after striking out Javier Baez was reminiscent of an animated musical. Baez took exception and ignited a bench-clearing scrum.

"If you're going to show somebody up, at least man up and stay there or walk this way," Baez said Saturday.

Teammates...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Justify wins Preakness 2018 in the mud and fog at Pimlico
Though he ranked among the heaviest Preakness favorites in recent history, Justify's quest to take the second leg of the Triple Crown carried several notes of uncertainty.

Would the big chestnut colt be disturbed by a tender heel that bothered him the morning after the Kentucky Derby?

Would he...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Melania Trump released from hospital, returns to White House in 'high spirits'
First lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital Saturday morning, after undergoing a kidney procedure earlier in the week, and returned to the White House "in high spirits," an aide said.

Trump, who spent five nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Clues suggest ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission
His self-declared caliphate was in ruins when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi summoned some of his top aides to a meeting in eastern Syria last year. The Islamic State's capital in Iraq had already fallen, and its Syrian headquarters was under siege.

Yet the terrorist leader had something else on his mind:...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

No time too early for royal fans gathering for wedding watch party
A group of Naperville women laughed with delight as they described walking through their Mayfair neighborhood in their pajamas at 5 a.m. Saturday morning, carrying mimosas and serving trays full of food.

"How much fun to enjoy it together," said Jeanette Oakeshott as she explained why 10 members...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Two men shot in parking lot outside Highland bar, police say
Highland police are investigating a Saturday-morning shooting outside a bar that injured two men, one of whom was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital, authorities said.

Police were called to Growlers, 2816 Highway Ave., around 2:39 a.m. for a disturbance call, a release from the Highland Police...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Civil War Days brings 200 re-enactors — including Abe Lincoln, Ulysses Grant and Sojouner Truth — to Naperville
Springfield resident Larry Werline says that when it comes to reliving events from the Civil War, the experience never gets old.

"I know there have been many reenactments here and other places, but there are so many fascinating things about this period in history. I was drawn to it years ago and...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Niles doll company replicates Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding looks just hours after ceremony
They were among millions watching the fairytale wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, but for the team of about 25 people gathered inside The Ashton-Drake Galleries in Niles, the moment didn't signal time to celebrate, it was time to get to work recreating the couple's lavish attire in figurine...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Fact Check: Comey claims he didn't tell Congress the FBI thought Flynn was not intentionally lying
THE CLAIM  Fox News's Bret Baier: "Did you tell lawmakers that FBI agents didn't believe former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was lying intentionally to investigators?"

Former FBI Director James Comey: "No. . . . And I saw that in the media. I don't know what - maybe someone misunderstood...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

East Garfield Park, South Shore shootings wound 2
Two men were shot Saturday afternoon on the South and West sides.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg around 2:50 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, police.

An acquaintance took the 27-year-old, who refused to speak with police, to Jackson Park Hospital,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Hawaii's latest lava flow destroys 4 homes; wider evacuation planned
Lava creeping across roadways destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated Saturday, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said a fissure near the neighborhood of Lanipuna Gardens has been continuously...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs fall to Reds 5-4 in 11 innings; Javier Baez involved in bench-clearing spat
Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and Reds reliever Amir Garrett were the centerpieces of a bench-clearing spat Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Garrett struck out the slumping Baez and yelled while staring directly at Baez, who took exception to Garrett's antics. The two players shared...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs fall to Reds 5-4 in extra innings; Javier Baez involved in bench-clearing spat
Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and Reds reliever Amir Garrett were the centerpieces of a bench-clearing spat Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Garrett struck out the slumping Baez and yelled while staring directly at Baez, who took exception to Garrett's antics. The two players shared...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Reds 5, Cubs 4 (10 inn.)
Photos from the Cubs-Reds game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 19, 2018. 



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

110 dead in Cuba plane crash; 3 known survivors in 'critical' condition
The only three survivors of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades were clinging to life Saturday, a day after their passenger jet crashed in a fireball in Havana's rural outskirts with 113 people on board.

In the first official death toll provided by authorities, Transportation Minister...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Glenview 16-year-old dies after overnight wreck in Morton Grove, officials say
A 16-year-old Glenview boy has died following a traffic crash in Morton Grove early Saturday morning.

Jun Yang was behind the wheel of a Subaru car that crashed into a light pole about 3:20 a.m. at Dempster Street and Waukegan Road, according to Morton Grove Police Cmdr. Paul Yaras and the Cook...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home.

Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco say Williams' Lamborghini left a roadway...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas shooting suspect exchanged 'a lot of firepower' with police
The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged "a lot of firepower" with authorities before he surrendered, a top county official said Saturday, a day after the shooting in an art classroom that killed 10 people.

In addition to a shotgun and a handgun, Dmitrios Pagourtzis also had...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Sweden crushes U.S. 6-0 to reach final of hockey worlds; Swiss stun Canada
Switzerland stunned title favorite Canada 3-2 to reach only its third final of the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.

The Swiss will play the gold medal game on Sunday against defending champion Sweden, which strode into the final by crushing the United States 6-0.

Canada and the U.S. will...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs rally for 4-4 tie after Javier Baez involved in bench-clearing spat
Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and Reds reliever Amir Garrett were the centerpieces of a bench-clearing spat Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Garrett struck out the slumping Baez and yelled while staring directly at Baez, who took exception to Garrett's antics. The two players shared...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Blackhawks' Marian Hossa reportedly retiring: ‘I will not play hockey anymore'
Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa reportedly is calling it a career.

Hossa, who did not play last season because of a progressive skin disorder and the severe side effects of the medication used to treat it, told Slovakian news outlet Novy Cas he is retiring after 19 seasons in the NHL.

"I'm done...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cubs' Addison Russell not paying attention to Manny Machado rumors
Addison Russell said he hears his name associated with Orioles superstar Manny Machado in trade discussions only when media members ask questions to him.

And Russell's isolation is supported by his recent production at the plate, where he is 6-for-12 and providing clutch hits such as his game-tying...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

3 killed, 9 others wounded in city gun attacks Friday to Saturday
Twelve people were shot Friday afternoon through Saturday morning in Chicago, including two who died after they were shot in Back of the Yards and one who was killed in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of South May Street in Back of the Yards,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Takeaways would elevate the Bears defense from good to great
The Bears' 2017 highlight reel is disappointingly short and largely uninspiring. Such is the nature of a five-win season that got the coach fired.

There are, though, a few plays justifiably entrenched in Chicago's collective memory. Ones that would stand out in any year, regardless of record. Invigorating...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Sweden crushes U.S. 6-0 to reach final of hockey worlds
Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday.

The defending champion set up a gold medal game on Sunday against Canada or Switzerland.

The Swedes set up the victory with three goals in three minutes and seven seconds midway through...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Berwyn man charged with impersonating secretary of state employee, stealing from Cook County residents
Approached at Chicago gas stations about working for the Illinois secretary of state, seven people were sucked into a Berwyn man's scam, forking over thousands of dollars for fake application fees and other expenses, according to the Illinois attorney general.

Hugo Torres, 44, of Berwyn, stands...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Harvey man pleads guilty to beating teacher at St. Charles youth detention center
A man from Harvey has pleaded guilty in adult court to beating a teacher at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles while he was a resident there.

Calvin Sutherland, 18, on Wednesday agreed to a sentence of 4½ years in state prison in exchange for a guilty plea to aggravated battery to a teacher,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Johnny Manziel is returning to football — with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of CFL
Johnny Manziel is doing what he needs to do to play professional football again, announcing Saturday morning that he will play in the Canadian Football League.

"Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my career after a long break," he tweeted. "Very grateful for everyone...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

'Bar Rescue' special revisits Chicago bar that closed days ago
A "Bar Rescue" special that revisits a River North bar that got a makeover on the show is scheduled to air days after the bar closed its doors for good.

"Bar Rescue" host Jon Taffer visited Blue Frog's Local 22 in 2011 and recommended management revamp the bar's decor, name, menu and prices.

Taffer...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Cars & Cops show returns to raise money for bulletproof vests for Chicago police
The second annual Cars & Cops show returns Sunday with a proven formula to help protect Chicago police officers.

All entry fees and donations raised at the exotic and collector car show benefit the "Get Behind the Vest" campaign initiated by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit that...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

In Cavaliers-Celtics, a tale of two coaches: Scorn for Tyronn Lue, praise for Brad Stevens
There's a popular bit performed inside TD Garden in Boston. During timeouts in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, the camera finds this one guy. They put him up on the Jumbotron. In dramatic fashion, he unzips his pullover to reveal a green shirt with white letters spelling out the...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Chicagoans wanted to be where 'an American marries a prince.' Here's what they saw on Meghan and Harry's big day
Some packed their frilly "fascinators." Others packed folding chairs or selfie sticks. None had a formal invitation, but they all brought unbridled enthusiasm to celebrate an American's marrying into Britain's royal family.

Talk about a special relationship.

Chicagoans were among those who immersed...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Victor Caratini starts at catcher as Cubs get set for doubleheader against Reds
With a short bench, manager Joe Maddon is aware of the need to parcel playing time carefully as the Cubs play a doubleheader Saturday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

That leaves him with starting Victor Caratini at catcher in the first game with Kyle Hendricks on the mound. Willson...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas shooting victims: Substitute teacher, Pakistani exchange student among the slain
A substitute teacher who relatives say had a "lust for life" and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of mass shooting at a Texas high school. Among those injured Friday are a school resource officer and a sophomore baseball player. Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Ballet Nacional de Cuba's 'Don Quixote' is unapologetically unrefreshed — and the dancing is glorious
The last time Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC) came to Chicago was 2003. Prima ballerina Viengsay Valdes was 26 at the time. Her performance at the Auditorium Theatre was anticipated by Tribune critic Sid Smith as "likely to knock our socks off." Smith's comment was an understatement; 15 years later,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Michael Kopech not taking Carson Fulmer's spot in White Sox rotation; Dylan Covey and Jose Rondon called up
The demotion of Carson Fulmer after Friday's loss to the Rangers gave the White Sox a chance to bring up top pitching prospect Michael Kopech from Triple-A Charlotte.

Kopech pitched seven shutout innings Friday night against Columbus allowing two hits while striking out nine in a 1-0 win. In a...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Michael Kopech unlikely to take Carson Fulmer's spot in White Sox rotation
The demotion of Carson Fulmer after Friday's loss to the Rangers gives the White Sox a chance to bring up top pitching prospect Michael Kopech from Triple-A Charlotte.

Kopech pitched seven shutout innings Friday night against Columbus allowing two hits while striking out nine in a 1-0 win. In a...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Royal wedding: 10 quotes from the Most Rev. Michael Curry's powerful sermon
The Most Rev. Michael Curry, born in Chicago, was selected by Prince Harry and Megan Markle, a Northwestern alum, to present the sermon at their Saturday wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Curry, the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, began his sermon during the...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Former Duke star Wendell Carter Jr. is right to point out pay hypocrisy of NCAA
Like any good son, Wendell Carter Jr. smiled and defended his mother.

"My mom is my mom," the former Duke star said Friday at the NBA draft combine. "She has her opinions and she doesn't mind sharing them."

Kylia Carter has been a vocal critic of the NCAA, joining a growing chorus of college sports...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Teen laid out Texas attack plans in journals, officials say
The Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals, including a plan to kill himself, posted an image on Facebook of a "Born to Kill" shirt and used his father's shotgun and pistol in the rampage that left 10 dead and 10 wounded,...

Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Texas students who supported Parkland endure their own mass shooting
Only weeks ago, a dozen students from Santa Fe High School in Texas offered support for survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by participating in a nationwide walkout seeking stricter gun control. On Friday, it was Parkland students who declared their solidarity with teens in Santa...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Five decades after Chicago's greatest skyscraper boom, city aims high again
Fifty years ago this month, construction of the John Hancock Center topped out. Today several developers are once again aiming for the clouds in Chicago. Years into an already lengthy commercial real estate cycle, one 1,000-foot-plus skyscraper is under construction and another three are in advanced...

Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Fiery bishop brings American flair to royal wedding
Nothing captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American fire and flair to a very English church service.

The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States, was hand-picked...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding
He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood up for gay rights. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry also plans to join a march on the White House...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Meghan Markle wears dress by U.K. designer Clare Waight Keller
Clare Waight Keller is the master British designer behind the silk boat-necked gown and long veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George's Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.

The clean, undecorated dress highlighted Markle's smiling face as she sat at...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Woman, 29, dies at hospital following arrest
A woman died early Friday morning after she was taken to the hospital following an arrest, Chicago police said.

Sarah Esposito, 29, was in custody at the Second District police station at 5101 S. Wentworth Avenue when she became sick with an "unknown illness," according to police and the Cook County...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

3 killed, 8 others wounded in city gun attacks Friday to Saturday
Eleven people were shot Friday afternoon through Saturday morning in Chicago, including two who died after they were shot in Back of the Yards and one who was killed in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of South May Street in Back of the Yards,...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Three killed, eight others wounded in city gun attacks Friday to Saturday
Eleven people were shot Friday afternoon through Saturday morning in Chicago, including two who died after they were shot in Back of the Yards and one killed in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

About 5:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South May Street in Back of the Yards, a man and woman...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Prince Harry marries American bride Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle
The archbishop of Canterbury has declared Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife.

Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, has made the proclamation after the couple promised to love and cherish one another "till death us do part," and exchanged rings.

The British-American pair...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Photos: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married on May 19, 2018, at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Fueled by Fasel: Sophomore pitcher Nolan Fasel delivers as Andrew edges Tinley Park for Zabrocki Cup
When Andrew coach Dave DeHaan told pitcher Nolan Fasel he was starting Friday against Tinley Park, the sophomore right-hander was excited by the challenge.

He wans't nervous.

"Tinley Park won the conference and is having a good season," Fasel said. "I wanted to get it done for my teammates, especially...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Former Duke star Wendell Carter Jr.'s right to point out pay hypocrisy of NCAA
Like any good son, Wendell Carter Jr. smiled and defended his mother.

"My mom is my mom," the former Duke star said Friday at the NBA draft combine. "She has her opinions and she doesn't mind sharing them."

Kylia Carter has been a vocal critic of the NCAA, joining a growing chorus of college sports...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Friend worries about bestie's unhealthy marriage
Dear Amy: One of my best and oldest friends is married and expecting her first child with a man I do not like. Typically, I'm aware of their arguments only via her messages, after the fact, so I keep "two sides to every story" in mind. But the things she reports that he says to her, I just can't...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

After Lombard teen severely burned in bonfire explosion, friends bring prom to her
Each morning, the mother changes the dressing that covers the burns on her daughter's face and neck, examining how much the delicate skin beneath has healed.

The gentle dabs of gauze feel like shards of glass on the 15-year-old's cheek.

"It's painful, excruciating," she said, closing her eyes and...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Royal wedding guests pour into Windsor Castle ahead of nuptials watched 'round the world
Thousands of well-plumed guests and enthusiastic royal fans streamed into Windsor on Saturday to capture their piece of the extravaganza that is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle . Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Elton John, George and Amal Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham were...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Three killed, seven others wounded in city gun attacks Friday to Saturday
Eleven people were shot Friday afternoon through Saturday morning in Chicago, including two who died after they were shot in Back of the Yards and one killed in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

About 5:30 p.m. in Back of the Yards, a man and woman were shot and transported to the University...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

I'm a retired teacher. Tax my pension to save Illinois.
My wife and I are both recently retired teachers. Regarding the "debt crisis" of Illinois, I hear many people voice solutions that will be paid for by someone else. It is true that we have a problem with the increasing portion of the population who are retiring. If such a large number of people...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Man, 65, shot and killed in South Shore: 'You don't want to come outside for awhile'
Mandy Rodriguez's frightened 3-year-old daughter tugged on her arm while they slept in her bed in a South Side apartment on Friday night.

Booming gunshots woke the girl up while her mother was asleep next to her. Rodriguez comforted her daughter back to sleep before stepping outside as police arrived...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Jon Lester provides cozy kiddie ride for Cubs in 8-1 victory over Reds
Jon Lester doesn't like roller coasters but can do only so much about the mercurial ways of his team.

Lester provided some stability Friday night, pitching six innings of two-hit ball in an 8-1 victory over the Reds.

"We've been riding that roller coaster," said Lester, alluding to the Cubs' two...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Hawaii officials warn residents about latest fast-moving lava flow
Hawaii officials warned residents Friday that fast-moving lava was approaching an area near homes that were previously destroyed by eruptions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

Hawaii County Civil Defense said police, firefighters and National Guard troops were securing the area of the Big Island and...



Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2018

Carson Fulmer optioned to Triple A after another disappointing outing for White Sox
Manager Rick Renteria and the White Sox continue to insist they have faith in Carson Fulmer to become a quality starting pitcher in the major leagues.

The right-hander moved farther away from that goal Friday night, when he again struggled mightily before being optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after...



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