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Chicago Tribune
Jun 27, 2019

Off-duty Chicago cop shot in head gives thumbs-up at hospital; police release image of suspect's car
It was the veteran Chicago cop's dream come true when his son was assigned to the same police district on the South Side.

But early Wednesday, the now-retired father's worst nightmare came to pass as he raced to his son's hospital bed. The 25-year-old officer was fighting to survive a gunshot to...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 27, 2019

Craig Kimbrel arrives, but Yu Darvish's struggles surface in Cubs' 5-3 loss to Braves
After pitching one scoreless inning Wednesday night, reliever Tony Barnette was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for the highly-anticipated arrival of seven-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel.

But Barnette was needed because of the recurring inconsistency of Yu Darvish in the Cubs' 5-3 loss...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 27, 2019

Parent feels left out when ex keeps secret
Dear Amy: My ex-fiance and I were together for five years and have been separated for over three years. We have a child.

We have shared custody of our child, and although my ex is very wealthy, I have never asked for any child support or compensation because I just wanted us to focus on co-parenting...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Vanderbilt tops Michigan 8-2 to capture College World Series title
Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night.

Vandy (59-12) won its second title in its four CWS appearances,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Teen on bike killed in Humboldt Park, 3 others hurt in shootings
A 17-year-old boy riding a bike was fatally shot on the city's West Side on Wednesday, while three others were hurt in two separate daylight shootings on the South Side, Chicago police said.

In the latest outburst of violence, authorities said the teen was riding a bicycle on a sidewalk in the...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Body found in Sanitary Canal after boat crash identified as Indiana man
A body found floating in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Forest View has been identified as a man who went missing after a boat crash.

Elmer Jimenez, 32, of East Chicago, Ind., was found in the 5700 block of West 41st Street and pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m., according to the Cook County...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘Barbaric and brutal act,' Cook County judge says as man convicted of 2017 rape and murder of Schaumburg woman
A Cook County judge Tuesday convicted a 32-year-old laborer of the rape and murder of a young Schaumburg woman two years ago in what he described as a "barbaric and brutal" act.

Judge Steven Goebel said there was no question that Bulmaro Mejia-Maya committed the crimes, saying he "left his signature"...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Cubs haven't been all right against left-handed starting pitchers
After falling one game short of winning the 2018 National League Central title outright, the Cubs understand that every game matters.

That especially includes games against left-handed starters, in which they were 7-9 entering Wednesday night's game against former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Craig Kimbrel en route to Cubs, but is Albert Alzolay headed to Iowa?
Closer Craig Kimbrel could join the Cubs as soon as Thursday.

But a potential roster victim is Adbert Alzolay, who has pitched well enough to stay in the rotation.

"There are other ways we can do this," said manager Joe Maddon, careful not to rule out any possibilities. "I don't want to say too...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Teen on scooter killed in Humboldt Park, 3 others hurt in shootings
A 17-year-old boy on an electric scooter was fatally shot on the city's West Side Wednesday, while three others were hurt in two separate daylight shootings on the South Side, Chicago police said.

In the latest outburst of violence, authorities said the teen was riding an electric scooter from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

For the first time, there could be 4 American League teams with 100 losses
There was a time when the American League dominated baseball. The junior circuit has produced 66 of the 114 World Series winners and has dominated the All-Star Game, winning 13 of the 16 exhibition games since 2003, including the past six. They also bested the National League in interleague play...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘She doesn't have anyone else': Internment camp survivor's supporters urge charges against nursing home workers accused of stealing her life savings
Advocates for a 98-year-old dementia patient whose life savings of $750,000 were allegedly stolen by workers at her Lincoln Park nursing home are questioning why criminal charges have yet to be filed in the case.

Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert, whose office represents Grace Watanabe...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

2-year-old girl hit by Albert Almora Jr.'s foul ball in Houston suffered a skull fracture, according to family attorney
The 2-year-old girl hit by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr.'s foul ball during a game in Houston last month suffered a fractured skull, according to her family's attorney.

Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff said the child sustained a skull fracture with subdural bleeding, brain contusions and brain...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Man held without bail in crash that killed sister, 2 others
A motorist was ordered held without bail Wednesday after Cook County prosecutors alleged he sped through a red light on Chicago's Near West Side, crashed his Chevy Malibu into an SUV and careened into a light pole, killing his sister and two others when the Malibu burst into flames.

As police began...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tim Anderson is philosophical about his ankle injury, while Jose Abreu criticizes MLB for making teams play in unsafe conditions
Tim Anderson limped across the White Sox clubhouse after Wednesday's comeback victory against the Red Sox, trying to keep his spirits high after he suffered a high right ankle sprain during Tuesday night's game.

A breakthrough season by the Sox shortstop was suddenly put on hold, and a potential...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

His time to shine: Casey Clark ready for larger role with Maine South boys basketball
Casey Clark is getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

After spending most of last season on the bench with the Maine South boys basketball team, Clark is heading into his senior season with a much larger role to play.

By his account, he was the 10th or 11th man for the Hawks last season,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Family of 2-year-old boy beaten to death files wrongful death lawsuit against social services company and caseworker
The family of 2-year-old Ja'hir Gibbons, beaten to death in March, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a social services agency and one of its caseworkers, claiming their negligence resulted in the boy's death.

On June 4, Ja'hir's half-sister Ranesha Gibbons filed a lawsuit in Cook County...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Girl hit by Albert Almora Jr.'s foul ball in Houston suffered a skull fracture, according to family attorney
The 2-year-old girl hit by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr.'s foul ball during a game in Houston last month suffered a fractured skull, according to her family's attorney.

Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff said the child sustained a skull fracture with subdural bleeding, brain contusions and brain...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Russ Ewing, TV reporter and go-between for gunmen and other assorted outlaws who wanted to surrender, dies at 95
For decades, Chicago TV reporter Russ Ewing was the go-to person for gunmen, hostage-takers, crime suspects and fugitives seeking to surrender to police.

During more 30 years at two Chicago TV stations, more than 115 individuals turned themselves in to the authorities with Ewing's assistance.

"On...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

United Airlines extends 737 Max cancellations through Labor Day as FAA asks Boeing for more changes
United Airlines has extended flight cancellations related to the global grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets by another month.

The airline had already pulled flights on the 737 Max from its schedule through early Aug. 3 but pushed that date back to Sept. 3. That will mean canceling roughly 1,900 flights...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Not much is going the White Sox's way, but players aren't losing hope: ‘We're competitors, we're fighters.'
Injuries are adding up and they have no starting pitching depth, but they pulled out a big win Wednesday

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Stan's Donuts & Coffee to roll out cookies this July
Mornings are for doughnuts and afternoons are for cookies, at least that's what Rich Labriola believes. It's with this time-oriented craving in mind that the Stan's Donuts & Coffee founder decided to launch cookies at all stores in Chicago on July 15.

The cookies come in Chi Town Chunk (chocolate...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Opponents of backyard chicken coops speak out in La Grange Park
The debate over allowing backyard chicken coops in La Grange Park continued Tuesday as several residents expressed their strong opposition to changing the ordinance.

"If you don't know about histoplasmosis, I hope you never get it," said village resident James Drury.

Drury said he had data from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wireless internet firm Cambium Networks goes public, but Chicago-area company's debut fails to dazzle




Cambium Networks, a Rolling Meadows-based provider of wireless internet technology, went public on Wednesday, but its shares started and ended the trading day below the $12 price of the initial public offering.

Shares of the company, trading on Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "CMBM," opened...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wireless internet technology firm Cambium Networks goes public, but its debut fails to dazzle




Cambium Networks, a Rolling Meadows-based provider of wireless internet technology, went public on Wednesday, but its shares started and ended the trading day below the $12 price of the initial public offering.

Shares of the company, trading on Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "CMBM," opened...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Killer of U. of I. student from China offered to reveal location of her body in exchange for life sentence, defense attorneys say
Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student who could face the death penalty for killing a visiting scholar from China have said he offered after his arrest to plead guilty and divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence.

The revelation came in a late Tuesday...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

An eye on improvement: Libertyville girls basketball motivated during summer play
Most players on the Libertyville girls basketball team emerged from the locker room with their heads down.

The Wildcats' season had just ended with a frustrating home loss to rival Lake Forest in a Class 4A Sectional semifinal in late February.

But Margaret Buchert was much more optimistic than...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Jose Abreu's 2-run homer in the 9th gives the short-handed White Sox an 8-7 win over the Red Sox
The White Sox began the day one man short because of the ankle injury to Tim Anderson, then lost Yoan Moncada in the first inning to a bruised right knee.

When Charlie Tilson was removed in the seventh with flu-like symptoms, the Sox had to move designated hitter Jon Jay to right field, leaving...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Cheyenne Parker is one of the WNBA's rising stars. But she won't stop there: ‘I want to be considered one of the best post players to play the game.'
Cheyenne Parker wondered if she had ruined everything.

After working so hard to become a top college athlete, had she thrown it all away?

"It felt like my life was over," she said. "It was rough. I suffered from depression. I thought my career was over."

Parker had transferred to Middle Tennessee...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Albert Almora Jr. leads off as the Cubs take on Braves starter Dallas Keuchel
Albert Almora Jr. will return to the leadoff spot Wednesday night as the Cubs face former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel and the Braves at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs are 5-4 when Almora bats leadoff. He is batting .279 from the leadoff spot and has the same on-base percentage from that position...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Defense allowed to review slain police Cmdr. Paul Bauer's disciplinary record for possible claim of self-defense at trial
A Cook County judge paved the way Wednesday for a four-time felon charged in the killing of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer to possibly argue he opened fire in self-defense — a tactic that would be sure to be controversial at trial.

At a brief hearing, Judge Erica Reddick said she would let attorneys...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Defense allowed to review slain police commander's disciplinary record for possible claim of self-defense at trial
A Cook County judge paved the way Wednesday for a four-time felon charged in the killing of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer to possibly argue he opened fire in self-defense — a tactic that would be sure to be controversial at trial.

At a brief hearing, Judge Erica Reddick said she would let attorneys...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Eric Trump not pressing charges against waitress who spit on him at Chicago's Aviary, Trump Organization says
A waitress spit on Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, as he visited a popular upscale bar in Chicago Tuesday night but Trump declined to press charges against the woman, according to The Trump Organization.

A waitress at The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market, in the West Town neighborhood,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Cirque du Supper: Teatro ZinZanni bets big on a long-lost space in Chicago's Loop
The space is stunning: a genuine, gob-smacking Belgian Spiegeltent crammed into a gorgeously crumbling auditorium that's 14 floors up in the air and that most Chicagoans had forgotten ever existed.

The for-profit ambitions are formidable, too: they tell me they plan a run of at least a decade,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Son of woman killed at Walgreens sues man accused in shooting, company and store manager
The son of a Chicago woman shot and killed at a Walgreens store on the Northwest Side has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company, the man accused of shooting the woman and the store manager who called the one-time security guard instead of the police to confront a suspected shoplifter.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘The Office' to leave Netflix as streaming battles heat up
Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, "The Office," in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take back their offerings.

In a tweet Tuesday, Netflix said it was "sad" that NBC will no longer license "The Office" to Netflix, but added that...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tesla: Sales record within reach but deliveries are problem
Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, CEO Elon Musk told workers in an internal memo. Musk wrote that the company could break the record of 90,700 deliveries set...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Bulls gain an additional $3 million of salary-cap space for Omer Asik's voided contract with free agency beginning Sunday
The Bulls have an additional $3 million to spend when NBA free agency begins on Sunday.

The NBA ruled that Omer Asik has a career-ending injury/illness and thus voided his player contract, a source confirmed. Asik, who also has battled Crohn's disease, didn't participate in last season's training...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘Anna' movie review: You've seen this female action hero before, in a better version titled ‘La Femme Nikita'
In his over 35-year career, French writer-director-producer Luc Besson has been responsible for blockbuster hits like "The Fifth Element" and spectacular flops like "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc." But at his highest and lowest, Besson could usually count on the support of a devoted subset...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Nothing is going the White Sox's way, but players aren't losing hope
They lost Tim Anderson for an undetermined period after he suffered a high ankle sprain Tuesday night, and Yoan Moncada was removed during the first inning of Wednesday afternoon's game shortly after being hit in the right knee by a Chris Sale pitch.

They've lost four straight and seven of nine...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Chicago festivals this week: Chicago is a Drag Festival and Back Lot Bash
Celebrate the summer by seeing what Chicago's street fest scene has to offer — here are this weekend's best bets for food, drinks and entertainment.

Chicago SummerDance From now and until the end of summer, every Wednesday through Sunday the city of Chicago transforms different parks into urban...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Hold a giant cockroach (if you want) in new ‘Fantastic Bug Encounters!' at the Field Museum
It has been more than two decades since the Field Museum presented a special exhibition specifically on bugs.

It's not that the natural history institution is, like certain museum correspondents I might mention, squeamish. Far from it, as all the giant worms in jars and butterflies pinned to boards...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wayfair walkout: Workers outraged by its contract with border detention center
Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair planned a walkout Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the seeds of the protest...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wayfair walkout: Workers outraged it's selling furniture for border detention center for children
Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the seeds of the protest began...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Bulls are granted relief and an additional $3 million of salary-cap space for Omer Asik's voided contract
The Bulls have an additional $3 million to spend when NBA free agency begins on Sunday.

The NBA ruled that Omer Asik has a career-ending injury/illness and thus voided his player contract, a source confirmed. Asik, who also has battled Crohn's disease, didn't participate in last season's training...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Trump calls out Megan Rapinoe for comments about White House visit
President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup.

"Megan should never disrespect our Country,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Bob Ley was ESPN's conscience. So what's next for him — and the sports media giant — after 40 years?
Bob Ley joined ESPN just three days after its 1979 launch and, for much of that time, he has been its conscience.

That is coming to an end, and the void Ley will leave behind — not just in what he did, but what he represented — is considerable.

The sports multimedia behemoth's longest-tenured on-camera...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Bob Ley, ESPN's conscience, exits the network. What's next for him and the sports media giant?
Bob Ley joined ESPN just three days after its 1979 launch and, for much of that time, he has been its conscience.

That is coming to an end, and the void Ley will leave behind — not just in what he did, but what he represented — is considerable.

The sports multimedia behemoth's longest-tenured on-camera...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘You don't know what he will do next,' says mom of slain nursing student after man charged in killing is accused of trying to hire hit man
A day after a Cook County inmate was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill two people connected to his pending murder case, the mother of the 18-year-old nursing student he is accused of killing said she hopes the new charges guarantee he stays in jail.

Trevon Clark, 21, is charged with...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Mother and daughter plead not guilty to strangling mom, cutting baby from her womb
A mother and daughter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they strangled pregnant 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cut her baby from her womb.

Clarisa Figueroa and her daughter, Desiree, each face more than two dozen counts of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, dismembering a human...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Save a life in the next few days. Red Cross asks for blood platelet donations amid Chicago shortage.
Maria Mascarinas could feel blood gush from her just after delivering her third son. Before losing consciousness, she overheard her blood count from the medical team. Her platelets — clotting cells within the blood — were dwindling.

When Mascarinas woke, she was on a ventilator. She had undergone...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

White Sox and top draft pick Andrew Vaughn agree to $7.2 million bonus, a franchise record
The White Sox and first-round pick Andrew Vaughn finalized a $7.221 million bonus Wednesday, setting a franchise record for the largest bonus given to a player selected in the amateur draft.

Vaughn, 21, a junior first baseman from the University of California, was the third overall pick in the...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tim Anderson is headed to the injured list with a high ankle sprain; Yoan Moncada suffers a bruised knee
The White Sox will place shortstop Tim Anderson on the injured list with a high right ankle sprain, though the extent of the injury remains uncertain for now.

Anderson left the clubhouse Wednesday morning for an MRI and was unavailable to speak with the media before the game. Anderson suffered...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

On-time performance at O'Hare is getting worse. The airport scored lower than Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, JFK ...
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and United Airlines both slipped over the past year when it comes to ensuring flights arrive and depart on time, according to a report released Wednesday by aviation data firm OAG.

O'Hare's rating fell one star from last year, when OAG said it performed "exceptionally...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Top female leader under 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to narcotics, money laundering charges in Chicago
One of the highest ranking female operatives under infamous Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Chicago to charges alleging she oversaw the distribution of massive shipments of narcotics to the U.S. and helped launder millions of dollars in...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in western Illinois; suspect taken into custody after 18-hour standoff
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy died after being shot Tuesday while responding to a call near the western Illinois town of Avon, where a man barricaded himself in a home for more than 18 hours.

Illinois State Police said the 42-year-old man was taken into custody without incident about 8:20...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Off-duty Chicago cop shot in head gives thumbs-up at hospital, superintendent says
An off-duty Chicago police officer who was critically shot early Wednesday morning has shown some response, giving a thumbs-up while undergoing treatment at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at an emotional news conference.

The shooting took place just...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Eric Trump spat on at Chicago's Aviary, woman arrested by Secret Service, Trump Organization says
Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, was spat on by a waitress as he visited a popular upscale bar in Chicago Tuesday night during his visit to the city, but declined to press charges against the woman, according to The Trump Organization.

A waitress at The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Lightfoot's new school board seated as Chicago Teachers Union rallies for ‘fair contract now'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's handpicked school board was sworn in Wednesday morning and is due to dive into a range of issues, including how schools are ranked, how students are disciplined and which companies will be barred from doing business with Chicago Public Schools.

While signaling she...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Judge hopes R. Kelly to go on trial on first of four sex charges early next year
A Cook County judge said Wednesday he hopes the first of four separate indictments against singer R. Kelly will go to trial early next year.

The indictments charge the embattled singer, 52, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, with sexually assaulting one woman and sexually abusing three others years...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Sheriff's deputy in western Illinois is fatally shot while responding to call of person barricaded in home
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while responding to a call in the western Illinois town of Avon, where a suspect was barricaded in a home.

Illinois State Police say the Fulton County sheriff's deputy was responding to a battery and disturbance call about 2 p.m. Tuesday...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Sears canceled the life insurance coverage of 29,000 retired employees. A judge just gave them a chance to fight for their benefits.
The judge overseeing Sears Holdings' bankruptcy is giving 29,000 retired employees a chance to fight for the life insurance benefits they lost when the retailer canceled their coverage earlier this year.



This week, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Drain directed the U.S. Trustee overseeing the...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Craig Kimbrel could join the Cubs this week. Here's a timeline of his journey from the World Series to Wrigley Field.
The Cubs could add reliever Craig Kimbrel to the roster this week, possibly Thursday for the day game against the Braves at Wrigley Field.

Kimbrel has not appeared in a major-league game since Oct. 27, when he pitched for the Red Sox in Game 4 of the World Series.

Here is a timeline of events from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

FedEx warns dropping Amazon contract, slowing global growth will hurt delivery business
FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon.

The delivery company reported a quarterly loss of nearly...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tim Anderson is headed to the injured list with a high ankle sprain
The White Sox will place shortstop Tim Anderson on the injured list with a high right ankle sprain, though the extent of the injury remains uncertain for now.

Anderson left the clubhouse Wednesday morning for an MRI and was unavailable to speak with the media before the game. Anderson suffered...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Why does Saturday's White Sox game begin at 3:12 pm? Why do Cubs games start at 1:20 pm? Questions — and answers — about baseball scheduling.
No, it is not a misprint.

Saturday's White Sox-Twins game at Guaranteed Rate Field does start at 3:12 p.m., the first time a Sox game has been scheduled to begin at 12 past the hour.

First pitch for Sox home games is normally 1:10 or 7:10, not uncommon in major-league baseball, although there's...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wireless internet technology firm Cambium Networks becomes latest Chicago area firm to issue IPO




Cambium Networks, a Rolling Meadows-based provider of wireless internet technology, started selling shares of its stock to the public on Wednesday. The company hopes to raise as much as $70 million.

The technology company, which is offering 5.8 million shares, said it set an initial price of...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Beth Chapman, ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter' star, dies at 51
Beth Chapman, who was a staple of the TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" along with her husband, died Wednesday at a Honolulu hospital after days spent in a medically induced coma. She was 51.

A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sword, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen's Medical...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Where to find the best barbecue on Chicago's South Side, where the rib tip and hot link combo is king
Blame it on the lure of smoke hanging heavy in the air or the primal attraction of meat, but barbecue breeds allegiance. Depending on where you grew up or what you grew up eating, you might prefer a full rack of sauce-slathered ribs or fat slices of juicy brisket. Millions love a messy pulled pork...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

McDonald's sells 22nd Street plaza property in Oak Brook for $24 million
The former McDonald's Plaza site along 22nd Street near Spring Road has been sold for $24 million by the fast food company to developer Hines, which received approval May 28 from the Oak Brook Village Board for a $500 million mixed-use project on the site.

The sale price for the 17.5-acre site...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wireless internet technology firm Cambium Networks goes public, but its debut didn't dazzle




Cambium Networks, a Rolling Meadows-based provider of wireless internet technology, went public on Wednesday, but its shares started and ended the trading day below the $12 price of the initial public offering.

Shares of the company, trading on Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "CMBM," opened...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Why does Saturday's White Sox game begin at 3:12? Why do Cubs games start at 1:20? Questions — and answers — about baseball scheduling.
No, it is not a misprint.

Saturday's White Sox-Twins game at Guaranteed Rate Field does start at 3:12 p.m., the first time a Sox game has been scheduled to begin at 12 past the hour.

First pitch for Sox home games is normally 1:10 or 7:10, not uncommon in major-league baseball, although there's...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Megan Rapinoe isn't here to make you comfortable
It's hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe. The United States women's soccer forward is a star, and she's a pariah. She's fun-loving, and she's annoying. She's exuberant, and she's excessive. She's a necessary voice, and she's an irreverent troublemaker....



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Rogers Park fisherman dies in apparent Lake Michigan drowning off Tobey Prinz Beach
A man in his 60s was pulled from Lake Michigan near Tobey Prinz Beach in Rogers Park early Tuesday and later died in an apparent drowning, police said.

Croslene Kettle, 64, of the 1200 block of West North Shore Avenue was pronounced dead about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the medical examiner's...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘The Office' to leave Netflix for NBCUniversal in Jan. 2021
Netflix's announcement that NBC's hit show "The Office" will be pulled from its lineup after 2020 and head to NBCUniversal's upcoming service is the latest example of jockeying between streaming services that is set to heat up as they bulk up their TV and movie offerings to attract users.

In a ...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Report: O'Hare, United Airlines slip on punctuality
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and United Airlines both slipped over the past year when it comes to ensuring flights arrive and depart on time, according to a report released Wednesday by aviation data firm OAG.

Nearly 77 percent of Chicago-based United's flights arrived or departed within...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Craig Kimbrel could join the Cubs soon. Here's a timeline of his journey from the World Series to Wrigley Field.
The Cubs could add reliever Craig Kimbrel to the roster this week, possibly Thursday for the day game against the Braves at Wrigley Field.

Kimbrel has not appeared in a major-league game since Oct. 27, when he pitched for the Red Sox in Game 4 of the World Series.

Here is a timeline of events from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Shout Out: Jenna Lucas, Harlem Irving Plaza barista to enter public relations
After working as a barista at the Gloria Jeans in Harlem Irving Plaza for five years, Jenna Lucas, 22, of Norridge, is leaving the coffee shop this summer to pursue a career in public relations.

Q. How long have you been a barista at Gloria Jeans?

A. I started working here in 2014, so a long time.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Man charged in connection with Near West Side crash that killed 3
A 24-year-old man has been charged with reckless homicide and leaving the scene of a Near West Side crash that killed three people Sunday, according to Chicago police.

Deanton Thompson faces charges of reckless homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in injury or death, all...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Column: Big screens and other distractions keep invading our concert spaces. Can we just focus on the music?


Give the Grant Park Music Festival this much: It thrives on innovation.

Its newly launched Festival Next features world premieres, recitals convening performers and audiences on the Pritzker Pavilion stage and master classes at the nearby Chicago Cultural Center.

But one aspect of Festival Next...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Willson Contreras can let his emotions get the best of him — but the Cubs love him: ‘You'd rather try to tone somebody down than tone them up'
The Cubs player responsible for putting rookie Adbert Alzolay in the proper state of mind Tuesday night was the same Willson Contreras who was at the center of a jawing match with Braves catcher Tyler Flowers one night earlier.

And that's OK with manager Joe Maddon, even as he admits Contreras...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Wayfair workers protesting its contract with border detention center
Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair have planned a walkout to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.

More than 500 employees at the company's Boston headquarters...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Shout Out: Bonnie Caputo, recreation director for Lake Zurich
The Lake Zurich Farmers Market, which returned for a new season in early June, continues from 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine, through Aug. 9.

Every week, the market at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, hosts more than 25 vendors and Animal Education and Rescue, which showcases animals in...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Take a look inside Ford's Chicago plant, which just got a $1 billion upgrade: 160 giant fans, 41 break rooms, 600 new robots
Ford unveiled its retooled Chicago Assembly Plant this week, a $1 billion transformation that features a host of new amenities for workers, and an army of new robots to help them build vehicles.

The massive project, which shut down the Torrence Avenue plant on Chicago's Southeast Side for 30 days...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot in head while driving on South Side
An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot in the head early Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

The shooting occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of East 37th Street, a few blocks away from Chicago police headquarters. The officer was taken to the University...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

‘Yesterday' movie review: Nothing makes sense or is explained, but there's Beatles music
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis' "Yesterday" requires its viewers to take quite a few leaps of faith. First, you have to wholeheartedly buy into the rule that, categorically, the best songs ever written are by the Beatles. They're great songs, to be sure. But in "Yesterday," they are revelatory,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

5-year-old girl found unresponsive in water at Rainbow Beach on South Side
A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized Tuesday night after she was found unresponsive at a South Side beach, officials said.

Paramedics responded to Rainbow Beach about 8:40 p.m. after receiving a call of a child who was unresponsive and performed CPR, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Think the Rays' proposed split between Montreal and Florida is odd? The White Sox did it with Milwaukee 50 years ago.
What's happening now with the Tampa Bay Rays bears a chilling resemblance to a low period in White Sox history.

Attendance is so poor at rundown Tropicana Field — the Rays rank next to last with an average of 14,546, almost identical to their 2018 numbers — that Major League Baseball's allowing...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tim Anderson sprains his right ankle in the White Sox's 6-3 loss: ‘Ankle sprains occur, and they happened to occur to him'
The White Sox may not be going anywhere this season, but one of the reasons fans are so optimistic about the future has been the stellar play of shortstop Tim Anderson.

But their hearts stopped for a second Tuesday night in Boston when Anderson crumpled to the infield after injuring his right ankle...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Feds are going after robocalls. But ... ‘it's like whack-a-mole.'
The number of annoying robocalls ringing on your cellphone or landline could be reduced — at least temporarily — if a federal crackdown announced Tuesday is successful.

The Federal Trade Commission said it has teamed up with 25 law enforcement groups in Illinois and elsewhere on what it's calling...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Eric Trump says he was spat on at Chicago's Aviary; woman arrested by Secret Service: report
Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, reportedly was spat on as he visited a popular upscale bar in Chicago Tuesday night during his visit to the city, according to published reports.

A female employee of The Aviary, 955 W. Fulton Market in West Town, is said to have been taken into custody...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Cubs rookie Adbert Alzolay does his pitching homework on the bench
Some players rely on video to study an opponent.

A current trend involves players taping laminated cards to their wrists as a reference guide so they can position themselves more accurately in the field or know a batter's strengths and weaknesses.

But Cubs rookie pitcher Adbert Alzolay prefers...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Daywatch: Legal recreational marijuana coming, an exotic cat attack and other things to know to start your day
Pritzker signs marijuana law, calls it ‘an important and overdue change' Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that will allow the licensed growth, sales, possession and consumption of cannabis for adults 21 and older starting...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 72, James ‘Big Cat' Williams
The name James Williams might not ring a bell to some Bears fans, but it's hard to find one who doesn't appreciate Big Cat.

A huge man with a huge smile who took an improbable path to the Pro Bowl, Big Cat Williams was a standout for the mostly terrible Bears teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Med student's assault brings on ethical dilemma
Dear Amy: My daughter, "Carrie," just started her third year of medical school.

She was out over the weekend with a lot of other medical students when one fourth-year student — a large, muscular guy (my daughter weighs about 100 pounds) — started talking to her and then proceeded to grope her forcefully.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

CPS to offer children free lunch at nearly 100 locations, almost all summer vacation
Summer break, long awaited by CPS students and teachers alike, has arrived. Yet the summer season does not bode fun for everyone. Forty-three percent of low-income families report increased financial strain throughout the warm weather months, when children are not in school. During this time, concerns...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

First Folio Theatre stages ‘Henry V' with woman as lead
Oak Brook production runs July 10-Aug. 18

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Blotter: Man charged with burglary at Wilmette Starbucks
The following items were taken from Wilmette and Kenilworth police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Wilmette Theft

Two concrete grinders, a demolition hammer and a saw were reported taken June 14 from an unsecured storage locker on a construction...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Glencoe's Fifth Third Bank set to close next month
Glencoe's Fifth Third Bank will be closing next month, leaving the future of the downtown property uncertain.

Earlier this month, Fifth Third Bank officials announced they would be closing 44 branches in the Chicago area, with one of them being the Glencoe location at the southeast corner of Park...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Tim Anderson suffers a sprained right ankle during the White Sox's 6-3 loss to the Red Sox
The White Sox may not be going anywhere this season, but one of the reasons fans are so optimistic about the future has been the stellar play of shortstop Tim Anderson.

But their hearts stopped for a second Tuesday night in Boston when Anderson crumpled to the infield after injuring his right ankle...



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