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Chicago Tribune
Oct 21, 2018

Purdue shocks No. 2 Ohio State with resounding 49-20 win in West Lafayette
D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores, and Purdue shook up the College Football Playoff chase with a 49-20 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night in West Lafayette, Ind.

The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won their fourth straight,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

In interview, Trump calls Crown Prince a 'strong person' who 'truly loves his country'
President Donald Trump retreated late Saturday from his stance that Saudi Arabia's story about the killing of journalist Jamaal Khashoggi inside their Turkish consulate was credible but still gave a strong vote of confidence to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, arguing the United States' relationship...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Yasiel Puig leads Dodgers to NL pennant with 5-1 win against Brewers in Game 7 of NLCS
Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer, Chris Taylor made a key catch, and the Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year, beating the Brewers 5-1 on Saturday night in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series at Miller Park.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw closed out the win, setting up a...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Dozens more infant corpses found as Detroit police widen investigation of funeral homes
Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced a "wide probe" into Michigan funeral homes Friday, after hidden caches of baby corpses were allegedly discovered at two unrelated businesses inside a week.

"This is deeply disturbing," Craig said at a news conference, hours after police raided Perry Funeral...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Bulls fall 118-116 to Pistons in home opener after rallying to tie late in 4th
The tests keep coming for rookie Wendell Carter Jr., from Nikola Jokic in the final preseason game to Joel Embiid in the season opener to Andre Drummond in Saturday's home opener.

"It's his third straight All-Star," coach Fred Hoiberg said.

The tests also keep coming for a young Bulls team, who...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Lincoln-Way East gets its road map to a repeat Class 8A title as playoff pairings released
Lincoln-Way East set the bar as high as could be last football season, running the table en route to winning the Class 8A state championship.

Could this year's Griffins be even better? It's not a rhetorical question in Frankfort.

"This group's got a goal, and they want to be known as perhaps the...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

IHSA football state playoff pairings, Class 8A-1A
In bracket order; dates and times to be announced Monday; state finals Nov. 23-24 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

CLASS 8A

#32 Zion-Benton (5-4) at #1 Brother Rice (9-0)

#17 New Trier (7-2) at #16 Oak Park-River Forest (7-2)

#25 Neuqua Valley (6-3) at #8 Warren (8-1)

#24 Conant (6-3) at # 9 Hinsdale...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk democracy, authoritarianism and the power of optimism in Chicago
Former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, emphasized the importance of civic participation at a panel discussion in Chicago on Saturday, part of a weekendlong forum their Clinton Global Initiative held at the University of Chicago.

Only...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

It's 'vintage' Corey Crawford as goalie makes 37 saves in Blackhawks' 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets
Not only is Corey Crawford back, the best version of him has returned to the Blackhawks.

"That was vintage ‘Crow'," coach Joel Quenneville said.

Crawford stopped 37 shots and Marcus Kruger's skate redirected a shot from Alexandre Fortin past Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky with 12 minutes,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Lucky Girl planning downtown brewery, restaurant, 2nd-story patio in East Dundee
A new brewery and restaurant opening at 311 Barrington Ave. is a "game-changer" for East Dundee's culinary district, officials say.

Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads is to open its newest location in 5,500 square feet of a mixed-use development, its second-floor rooftop patio giving patrons a view...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi's death is widely dismissed as a coverup
A spokesman for Turkey's ruling party vowed Saturday that the government would "uncover what has happened" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as skepticism mounted over Saudi Arabia's account that the U.S.-based columnist was killed Oct. 2 during a fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

...

Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Patrick Kane scores twice, Corey Crawford makes 37 saves as Blackhawks beat Blue Jackets 4-1
An ugly loss to the Coyotes was barely in the rearview mirror and a tough meeting with the Lightning, a strong Stanley Cup contender, loomed 24 hours away.

That hot Blackhawks start was in jeopardy of soon becoming a middling one if the Hawks couldn't find a way to take at least a point from the...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Oswego stepping up push for Metra in Kendall County: 'This isn't just about getting people to jobs downtown'
Oswego plans to intensify its lobbying efforts to extend Metra's commuter rail service on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway beyond Aurora into Kendall County.

"This isn't just about getting people to jobs downtown," Oswego Village President Gail Johnson said. A third 9-mile rail line would...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Central American migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward U.S.
About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States.

Gathered at a park in the border city...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

'One kind gesture at a time': A convenience store employee's upbeat attitude stands out in a cynical world
Earl Bowers greeted me the same way every Family Express employee does when I walk into one of their ubiquitous stores.

"Hello! Hello!" Bowers said cheerily from behind the pizza counter.

I'm never sure how enthusiastically I should reply to these employees. They're obviously trained to say hello...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

He's a keeper: Nick Harmon stands tall in net as Chesterton overcomes Fort Wayne Carroll in penalty kicks
KOKOMO — Chesterton's Nick Harmon was prepared to play in penalty kicks.

The senior goalkeeper wasn't prepared to take over for injured sophomore Charlie Eaton during Saturday's Class 3A Kokomo Semistate.

But Harmon was the central figure as the Trojans won in penalty kicks over Fort Wayne Carroll,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Slowik: Hurricane Michael may have forever changed unspoiled part of Florida Panhandle known as the 'Forgotten Coast'
One could find spiritual renewal amid quiet solitude along a remote stretch of naturally beautiful beach on Florida's Panhandle.

Some 15 years ago, I found a perfect vacation spot along the Gulf Coast and have returned for a week nearly every March. The anticipation of feeling warm sunshine and...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Trump says GOP plans 'major tax cut' before midterms; Congress is out of session until Nov. 13
President Donald Trump said Saturday that Republicans are planning to implement a "very major tax cut" for middle-income earners before next month, even though Congress is out of session until after November's midterm elections.

After his campaign rally in this northeastern Nevada town, Trump talked...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Chris Sale concocts tale of belly-button ring to throw off reporters asking about his stomach ailment
Chris Sale has resumed throwing and says he's ready to pitch Game 1 of the World Series after missing an ALCS start and being hospitalized with an illness.

The ace Red Sox left-hander threw a bullpen session Saturday and said he will go through his normal routine before taking the mound at Fenway...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Chris Sale concocts tale of bellybutton ring to throw off reporters asking about his stomach ailment
Chris Sale has resumed throwing and says he's ready to pitch Game 1 of the World Series after missing an ALCS start and being hospitalized with an illness.

The ace Red Sox left-hander threw a bullpen session Saturday and said he will go through his normal routine before taking the mound at Fenway...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Mookie Betts could play second base for the Red Sox in the World Series, Alex Cora says
With a championship at stake, MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything Red Sox manager Alex Cora asks.

Even if that means dusting off his infielder's mitt.

Cora said Saturday he may use the Gold Glove Award-winning right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move that would...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Georgia police officer fatally shot near middle school
A Georgia police officer has been killed after being shot while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school.

News outlets report multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects following the Saturday afternoon shooting near Snellville.

Police say Gwinnett County...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Roseland man charged with running over man in Gresham
A Roseland man faces charges of attempted first-degree murder for running over a 38-year-old man in the Gresham neighborhood last month.

Otis Rogers, 36, also faces seven additional charges for allegedly fleeing when police tried to stop him on the Far South Side on Wednesday evening and ramming...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

'The worst kind of hurt': Dylan Castellanos scores goal for Boone Grove, but Canterbury wins in OT
KOKOMO — The wind whipped and freezing rain pelted Saturday's Class A Kokomo Semistate as Boone Grove's Dylan Castellanos exited the field.

The senior midfielder understandably struggled with his emotions after the Wolves dropped a 3-1 overtime decision to Fort Wayne Canterbury.

"It hurts — that's...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Bulls to sign guard Shaquille Harrison, waive injured center Omer Asik
The Bulls are continuing their quest to get younger and more athletic.

In a move set to be announced on Sunday, the Bulls will sign guard Shaquille Harrison and waive injured center Omer Asik, sources said.

Harrison, 25, was waived by the Suns on Monday after averaging 6.6 points in 23 games for...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Democrats' hope for a blue wave to capture Congress ebbs as GOP rebounds
Democratic hopes for a wave election that would carry them to a significant House majority have been tempered in recent weeks amid a shifting political landscape and a torrent of hard-hitting attack ads from Republicans.

Democrats remain favored to win, but GOP leaders believe they can minimize...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

2 people fatally shot within 24 hours on same East Garfield Park block
A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in East Garfield Park, Chicago police said, the second fatal shooting to occur on the same block in fewer than 24 hours.

The man was struck multiple times in the abdomen and chest at about 2:33 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Washington Boulevard,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

4 men and a 16-year-old charged in armed carjacking of off-duty Chicago Police detective
Four men and a teenager have been charged in the armed carjacking of an off-duty Chicago Police detective early Thursday in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

Raynell Lanford, 18, of the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue; Javion Bush, 18, of the 8300 block of South Hermitage Avenue; Jamaal Ashshaheed,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Brandon Saad trying to move on from rough week as Blackhawks face Artemi Panarin and Blue Jackets
It has been a rough week for Brandon Saad.

Joel Quenneville toyed with benching Saad all week before ultimately deciding to keep him in the lineup, albeit as a bottom six forward with reduced ice time. The timing for a return to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets and Artemi Panarin, for whom Saad...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Rob Gronkowski doesn't travel with Patriots to Chicago, 'highly unlikely' to play Sunday: reports
Tom Brady might be without one of his favorite targets Sunday when the Patriots face the Bears at Soldier Field.

Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski did not travel with the Patriots to Chicago because of a back injury, according to the Boston Globe.

Gronkowski, who was limited in practice...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

'The Saudis still aren't coming clean': Doubt expressed on explanation of Khashoggi killing
A spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party vowed Saturday that Turkey would "uncover what has happened" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hours after Saudi authorities said that the Washington Post contributing columnist had been killed earlier this month during a fistfight...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Turnovers the latest culprit in another lopsided loss for Illinois, 49-20 at No. 23 Wisconsin
Running back Reggie Corbin sat in his blue Illinois jacket and in a low voice took the blame.

"I have to take care of the ball," he said dejectedly. "That's probably why we lost the game anyway."

Corbin's two lost fumbles certainly didn't help Illinois in a 49-20 loss Saturday at Wisconsin. But...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Immunotherapy scores first win against some breast cancers, but benefit is limited and cost is high
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

NFL fines Leonard Floyd $30K for 2 violations in Bears' loss to Dolphins
The Bears' loss to the Dolphins on Sunday turned out to be an expensive one for Leonard Floyd.

The NFL fined the Bears outside linebacker a total of $30,080 for two violations: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness for lifting receiver Danny Amendola and spiking him onto the ground and $20,054 for...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Mexico slowly processes caravan migrants at Guatemala border
Mexican authorities for a second straight day Saturday refused mass entry to a caravan of Central American migrants held up at the border with Guatemala, but began accepting small groups for asylum processing and gave out some 45-day visitor permits that would theoretically allow recipients time...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Isaiah Bowser's second TD run rallies Northwestern past lowly Rutgers 18-15
Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8 minutes, 12 seconds to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two fourth-down plays on the winning drive to defeat struggling Rutgers 18-15 on Saturday.

Bowser also scored on a 3-yard run and Drew Luckenbaugh kicked a 23-yard field...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Oak Forest store sells $1 million Mega Millions ticket
One person who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a store in Oak Forest for Friday's jackpot is now $1 million richer.

Prajapati Rohit, a store clerk at Stop N Go Liquor at 5214 159th St., said there were long lines for lottery sales Friday, but it's unclear when the winning ticket was sold.

He said...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Ex-Blackhawk Anthony Duclair accepts responsibility for not making most of chance in Chicago
If you missed Blue Jackets forward Anthony Duclair's 23-game stint with the Blackhawks last season, don't worry. You didn't miss much.

If you missed the goal Duclair scored on Thursday, find it immediately. You missed what may be the goal of the season.

Racing down the right side against the Flyers,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Isaiah Bowser's second TD run rallies Northwestern past Rutgers
Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8:12 to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two fourth-downs plays on the game-winning drive to defeat struggling Rutgers 18-15 on Saturday.

Bowser also scored on a 3-yard run and Drew Luckenbaugh kicked a 23-yard field goal as the...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

‘We're writing our own legacy': Big win over Libertyville earns Zion-Benton playoff eligibility
Quarterback Romey Crawford was 3 years old in 2003, the last time Zion-Benton made the playoffs.

The Zee-Bees became eligible for a return trip to the postseason after Crawford accounted for four touchdowns Friday in a 48-0 North Suburban win over Libertyville.

"I can't even describe this, it feels...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Changing quarterbacks doesn't help as Illinois falls to Wisconsin
Illinois switched quarterbacks in a snow squall.

The move from A.J. Bush Jr. to freshman MJ Rivers II couldn't save the Illini at Wisconsin as they fell 49-20 for a fourth loss in five games.

The quarterbacks combined for three interceptions and Illinois committed five first-half turnovers. The...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Naperville residents are waiting 7 years for a Metra parking permit as officials brainstorm fix
New commuters living in Naperville have to wait at least seven years to obtain a quarterly commuter parking permit at the Naperville Metra station if they put their name on the wait list now.

The situation is not new to Naperville or other western suburban towns along Metra's Burlington Northern...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

2 critically injured in fire at former church building in Crown Point
Three people were injured — two critically — during an early morning apartment building fire in Crown Point Saturday, officials said.

Crown Point Fire Chief Dave Crane said the department was sent around 5:57 a.m. to the fire in the 400 block of East North Street. Crown Point Police officers arrived...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

BIggest in U.S. history: No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion
No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion. Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The next drawing will be Tuesday. The $1.6 billion estimated...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Biggest in U.S. history: No Mega Millions winner, sales drive jackpot to $1.6 billion
The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.

As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday night.

...

Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Bulls will be shorthanded again in home opener vs. Pistons
In the NBA's official injury report, the Bulls have listed Kris Dunn out for Saturday's home opener against the Pistons and Denzel Valentine as out with his left ankle injury.

That means, with Lauri Markkanen still sidelined for weeks with his elbow injury, the Bulls will be shorthanded again....



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Cook County just dumped 7,500 pounds of rainbow trout into area lakes. Within a few weeks, most will be gone.
As fish farmers dumped 7,500 pounds of rainbow trout into select Cook County Forest Preserve District fishing holes this week, a district official explained why they're going through the effort.

Rainbow trout "are highly sought after, because they're not available as much around here," said Steve...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Why the Cook County Forest Preserve District stocks its fishing holes with 7,500 pounds of rainbow trout
As fish farmers dumped 7,500 pounds of rainbow trout into select Cook County Forest Preserve District fishing holes this week, a district official explained why they're going through the effort.

Rainbow trout "are highly sought after, because they're not available as much around here," said Steve...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Saudi claims that Jamal Khashoggi died in a 'brawl' draw immediate skepticism
Claims by the government of Saudi Arabia that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi died in a physical altercation inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew immediate skepticism and contradicted earlier dueling accounts from Saudi and Turkish officials.

The Saudi findings, which all but absolved...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

1 dead, 1 critically injured in double shooting in Albany Park neighborhood
A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead and another victim was in critical condition following an early morning double shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., the first victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in the 4400 block of North Bernard...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

1 dead, 1 critically wounded in double shooting in Albany Park neighborhood
A 23-year-old man was pronounced dead and another man was in critical condition following an early morning double shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., the first victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in the 4400 block of North Bernard Street....



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Amy Schumer is latest celebrity to skip Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick
Amy Schumer says don't look for her in a Super Bowl commercial this time around. She's sitting this one out in support of Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.

The comedian and actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Fewer consumers opting for that weekly box of veggies, so local farmers are struggling to survive
In the heart of corn and soybean country, Hans and Katie Bishop of PrairiErth Farm are cultivating an unconventional dream, one pesticide-free, dirt-encrusted sweet potato at a time.

They left comfortable jobs at an insurance company to start their farm, located about 160 miles southwest of Chicago,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants mass on bridge
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Chicago area could see graupel fall from the sky Saturday. So what is graupel?
The oddball precipitation known as graupel could make an appearance in the Chicago area Saturday, meteorologists say, causing challenges for drivers and people who don't know how to pronounce graupel.

The substance — which, by the way, is pronounced "GRAH-pull" — is essentially a smaller and softer...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Boone Grove freshman arrested after threatening to blow up school: police
A Boone Grove High School freshman was arrested Friday afternoon for threatening to blow up the school, police said.

Porter County Sheriff spokeswoman Sgt. Jamie Erow said in a release late Friday that Boone Grove High School students told its principal, Clay Corman, the 15-year-old had been showing...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Deer in the headlights? Don't swerve to avoid it


It's deer season, when nearly two thirds of all animal collisions with vehicles happen in midwestern states such as Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Montana have equally high rates of animal collisions from September through November, according to a study by Farmers...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Bulls likely will be shorthanded again in home opener vs. Pistons
In the NBA's official injury report, the Bulls have listed Kris Dunn out for Saturday's home opener against the Pistons and Denzel Valentine as out with his left ankle injury.

That means, with Lauri Markkanen still sidelined for weeks with his elbow injury, the Bulls will be shorthanded again....



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

'Luke Cage' canceled by Netflix
Netflix has canceled "Luke Cage."

News of the cancellation comes four months after the superhero action drama from Marvel Television debuted its second season on the streaming service -- and just days after Netflix pulled the plug on another Marvel show, "Iron Fist."

"Unfortunately, 'Marvel's Luke...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

At long last, Chris Sale's dream of pitching in World Series is about to come true
While discussing a 107-year-old White Sox strikeout record he was closing in on back in September 2015, Chris Sale was staring at the lanyard holding my press credential.

It was near the end of another dominant season gone to waste, and Sale clearly was tired of the losing.

"It's cool to talk about,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, 1958-2018: An obituary for a slain journalist
Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Silenced forever: An obituary for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Five teens charged in North Side armed carjacking
Five teens have been charged for their alleged roles in an armed carjacking early Thursday in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

Raynell Lanford, 18, of the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue; Javion Bush, 18, of the 8300 block of South Hermitage Aveue; Jamaal Ashshaheed, 19, of the 4100 block of...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

4 men and a 16-year-old charged in armed carjacking on the Far North Side
Five teens have been charged for their alleged roles in an armed carjacking early Thursday in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood.

Raynell Lanford, 18, of the 4300 block of West Maypole Avenue; Javion Bush, 18, of the 8300 block of South Hermitage Avenue; Jamaal Ashshaheed, 19, of the 4100 block of...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Saudi journalist killed inside consulate during fistfight, kingdom claims in stark reversal; 18 arrested
The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fistfight, but the new account may do little to ease international demands for the kingdom to be held accountable.

The announcement, which...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Final choices for Illinois House
The Tribune offers its final choices for the Illinois House. You'll find the candidates' answers to our surveys, and all of our endorsements to date for the Nov. 6 general election, at chicagotribune.com/candidates.

88th District: The economy in this district depends on three engines: State Farm...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Police: Saturday morning River North shootings unrelated
The shootings that wounded two men a half hour and blocks apart early Saturday in River North have no apparent connection to each other, Chicago police said.

First, following a call of a person shot just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, officers found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his leg...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

No Mega Millions winner, jackpot now climbs to $1.6 billion
No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night's drawing. The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 10/20/18
Today's Birthday (10/20/18). Generate rising income this year. Steady domestic attention pays fine dividends. Reap unexpected family benefits. Winter fun at home leads to a new team season. Summer brings rising career status and influence before a domestic project changes directions. Nurture the...

Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Wheaton home inside former DuPage County Courthouse: $800,000
201 Reber St. Unit 3-1 in Wheaton: $800,000

Listed on Oct. 16, 2018

This home is one of six private residences in the renovated DuPage County Courthouse, a Wheaton landmark. Set in the heart of downtown Wheaton, it offers a contemporary living experience near dining, the French Market and transportation....



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

The embarrassing spectacle of 'Betomania'
Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke!

It is here that we must face the difficult...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Lake Forest rallies again, sinks Stevenson to secure unlikely playoff berth
Back-to-back losses put the Lake Forest football team into a hole from the start this season.

Add in a heartbreaking Week 7 home loss to Zion-Benton, and the Scouts were one defeat away from ending their eight-year streak of playoff appearances. They'd have to beat Libertyville and Stevenson on...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Rogers and out: Moshe Rogers powers West Aurora into the football playoffs with rout of South Elgin
Senior wide receiver Moshe Rogers picked the perfect time Friday night to dominate for West Aurora.

Getting a breakout game from Rogers and plenty of contributions across the board, the Blackhawks locked up second place in the Upstate Eight with a 48-10 rout of South Elgin .

Just as importantly,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Florence and the Machine review: Rage and hope while dancing barefoot
A rarity occurred at the outset of the Florence and the Machine concert Friday at the United Center. Florence Welch stood still.

The singer drifted down a flight of stairs to her microphone and, as she sang the wrenching "June," looked positively stoic. But after four minutes, enough was enough....



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Ask Amy: Chronic lateness is chronically annoying
Dear Amy: We have an ongoing problem in our family. I have one daughter-in-law who is chronically late for everything. If we are supposed to be somewhere at 2, that is when she starts getting ready.

Her mother is also always late, so I know it is a learned behavior.

My son has discussed this with...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Man fatally hit by car after argument in East Ukrainian Village
An argument between people in two cars Friday night in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood led to one car hitting a man who had been a passenger in the other car, killing him, police said.

The man killed and the driver of the four-door sedan that hit him started arguing around 8:15 p.m. Friday...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Jesus Aguilar, Brewers force Game 7 in NLCS with a 7-2 win against Dodgers
Jesus Aguilar and the Brewers forced the NL Championship Series to Game 7, bolting to a big lead and handing it to their dominant bullpen in a 7-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday night.

Aguilar hit a two-run double in the Brewers' four-run first inning against Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a late RBI single...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Heading to Moscow, Bolton pushes Trump to withdraw from landmark arms treaty
The Trump administration has told U.S. allies that it wants to withdraw from the landmark Reagan-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF, and plans to inform Russian leaders of its position in the coming days, said foreign diplomats and other people familiar with the deliberations.

...

Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Jordan rules: Corbett runs for 217 yards and a TD as short-handed Lincoln-Way East stymies Bolingbrook
Jordan Corbett wouldn't be the No. 3 running back anywhere else besides Lincoln-Way East.

He's capable of carrying an offense for anyone, as he did Friday night in the Griffins' 31-0 SouthWest Suburban win over visiting Bolingbrook.

With A.J. Henning, the state's top-ranked junior, and team rushing...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 20, 2018

Jimmy Butler brushes off boos to score 33 points in Timberwolves' home opener
Jimmy Butler brushed off some early jeers from the jaded home crowd, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Timberwolves past the Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night.

Andrew Wiggins pitched in with 22 points and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers off the bench to bolster a vintage all-around...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Winning ugly: Richards pulls away from Eisenhower in a game called with 7:02 left to play in fourth
It didn't end in a brawl, but had it gone on much longer, it certainly could have.

By the fourth quarter on Friday, Richards and Eisenhower couldn't seem to get through a play without some sort of skirmish.

Finally, with 7:02 remaining, the officials called it complete, with Richards recording...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

'The best yet': John Bean throws 3 TD passes as Brother Rice stops Montini to clinch first 9-0 regular season
In a season filled with dominant performances, Brother Rice senior Joe Fitzgerald called Friday's "the best yet."

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound linebacker wasn't exaggerating.

In a showdown for the Catholic Blue championship, the Crusaders made it look easy against host Montini.

Quarterback John Bean...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

‘This country doesn't want them': Trump rails against migrants trying to enter the U.S.
President Donald Trump railed against migrants traveling toward the southern border Friday, telling supporters in this border state that, "this country doesn't want them."

Thousands of migrants traveling in a caravan broke a border fence between Guatemala and Mexico on Friday, and some were met...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Winning numbers drawn for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot
The winning numbers were drawn in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery after its estimated grand prize hit a staggering $1 billion.

Those winning numbers are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The $1 billion prize continues a trend of giant jackpots. It's the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

The world has a question for the White House: When do murders matter?
For nearly three weeks, the world has watched President Donald Trump downplay the disappearance and apparent slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and waited for the most powerful man in the world to act. They are waiting still.

Trump's inconsistent and cautious remarks about the case have renewed...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Time-traveling 'Happy as Lazzaro' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
At the awards presentation Friday, the 54th Chicago International Film Festival jury handed its top prize, the Gold Hugo in the international feature film competition, to the Italian magical-realist fable "Happy as Lazzaro."

Writer-director Alice Rohrwacher's well-received drama took home the screenplay...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Iowa youth basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys
A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes.

Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media to trick the...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

At least 60 killed after train mows down crowd at India festival without stopping
A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.

The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Rockford man charged with domestic battery after incident that caused 4-hour lockdown at Concordia University
A 33-year-old Rockford man has been charged with domestic battery, which police said took place Oct. 17 at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest and led to a lockdown of the school that lasted nearly four hours.

Adan M. Ibarra, of the 1800 block of Ogilby Road in Rockford, was charged on...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Nearly 200 seniors evacuated from Waukegan housing complex after water line rupture
Nearly 200 senior citizens were evacuated from their homes Friday near the Washington Street construction site in Waukegan, a city spokesman said.

The privately owned water line connecting Lilac Ledge Apartments to the city water main burst, leaving the senior housing complex's 193 residents without...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

1 dead, 1 wounded in West, South Side shootings
One person was dead on the scene and another, an 82-year-old man, was wounded after shootings on the West and South sides on Friday evening, Chicago police said.

At 6:45 p.m. a male was shot dead in the 3100 block of West Washington Boulevard in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, according to...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Ahead of court hearing, Obama Foundation reveals closely guarded design plans
Facing a court hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Chicago's Jackson Park, the center's backers on Friday released closely guarded proposals from four universities that in 2014 were bidding to host the center.

The winning proposal,...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Remembering your first Chicago coat, and the other mistakes after it
Come walk with me down the memory lane of winter coats.

I've been thinking about coats, and how they're one way to chart our lives, since I dove into the dark recesses of my closet last week, finally conceding that it was getting cold in Chicago and I could no longer avoid covering up.

As I pawed...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Why we should fund violence prevention in Chicago
We've heard it time and again: A budget is a reflection of our values. With the unveiling of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2019 budget, one has to ask — what are Chicago's values?

Chicago has 3½ times the per capita gun violence of Los Angeles and a shocking seven times as much as New York City. The people...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Police: 65-year-old South Side woman missing since May was murdered
An arrest has been made in Memphis, Tenn., after police said a 65-year-old woman who had been missing from the city's Woodlawn neighborhood since May was murdered.

Daisy Hayes, 65, was last seen May 1 in the 6300 block of South Minerva Avenue on the city's South Side, Chicago police said. Hayes...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia arrests 18, says journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in fistfight
The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fist fight.

The announcement, which came in a tweet from the Saudi foreign ministry, said that an initial investigation by the government's...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Gurnee police chief announces retirement after 30 years with the force
After three decades with the Gurnee Police Department, Police Chief Kevin Woodside announced Friday that he will retire Jan. 1.

The village plans to appoint Deputy Chief Brian Smith as interim chief, according to Mayor Krysti Kovarik. She also indicated she believes a new chief will come from within...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Come back to Rauner? Or let 'Toilets' Pritzker wear a sash while Boss Madigan rules Illinois?
The November elections in Illinois aren't about some Democratic revenge fantasy, punishing President Donald Trump for putting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

And the November elections in Illinois aren't really about some Republican revenge fantasy to punish Gov. Bruce Rauner for betraying...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Week 9 Chicago-area high school football rankings: How they fared
Here are the Week 9 results for the Chicago area's top 20 high school football teams:

1. Lincoln-Way East 9-0

Defeated No. 17 Bolingbrook 31-0 Friday

2. Batavia 9-0

Defeated Wheaton North 24-13 Friday

3. Brother Rice 9-0

Defeated Montini 31-0 Friday

4. Marist 8-1

Defeated Benet 24-7 Friday

5. Maine...



Chicago Tribune
Oct 19, 2018

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: Vote for Democrats to avoid another '6 years of this craziness'
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer who recently pleaded guilty to a slew of federal charges, urged Americans to get out to and vote or risk another "six years of this craziness."

The comments were the latest indicator of Cohen's sharp split with Trump. Though he did not mention...



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