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Chicago Tribune
Jan 30, 2020

Man gunned down where peace march had begun hours earlier near St. Sabina Church. ‘He hopped in the car, saying he was shot'
Under the gray cross of St. Sabina Church, the Rev. Michael Pfleger and others gathered with blue plastic candles Wednesday night to remember the hundreds of people killed by gun violence last year.

Later that same evening, Pfleger returned to find a homicide scene where his "Walk for Peace," held...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 19, 2020

Man, 34, shot while walking dog on North Side
A 34-year-old man was injured in a shooting Saturday night in the Buena Park neighborhood on the North Side, according to Chicago police.

The man was walking his dog at 11:28 p.m. in the 4000 block of N. Broadway St. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 19, 2020

Ask Amy: Lost love letters should be returned to sender
Dear Amy: In the early '30s, my uncle attended college in North Carolina.

He met a girl and they fell in love. When he graduated, he moved back to his home state, and she stayed in North Carolina.

They exchanged letters through 1933 or so, but the long distance doomed the relationship. He apparently...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

'I'll put that upon myself': Zach LaVine scores 21 of his 42 points in the 4th quarter as the Bulls come back from 19 down to beat the Cavaliers 118-116
With each made basket by Zach LaVine, each point that willed a frantic Bulls fourth-quarter comeback, the crowd at the United Center became re-energized. They had been lulled to sleep by the Bulls falling behind early, down 19 points in the third quarter, and facing a 15-point deficit entering...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Jonathan Toews and Dominik Kubalik score twice and Patrick Kane hits 999 career points in the Blackhawks' 6-2 victory against the Maple Leafs for their 4th straight win
Blackhawks fans not only will have a chance to see Patrick Kane pick up his 1,000th career point Sunday at the United Center, they'll welcome home the NHL's hottest team.

Drake Caggiula scored 21 seconds into the game, Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists and Brandon Saad scored in his...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

5 takeaways from Day 2 of the Cubs Convention, including Will Venable being satisfied as a coach — for now
The 2020 Cubs Convention continued Saturday at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Here are five things we learned from Day 2.

1. Will Venable is content as Cubs third-base coach - for now. Will Venable returned from Houston, where he interviewed with the Astros for their managerial vacancy after the AJ...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Kids' questions at the Cubs Convention throw some hilarious twists at players including Kyle ‘Sherbert,' er, Schwarber
It's called the "Cubs Kids Only Press Conference," but sometimes it has more in common with the New York Friars Club.

The kids were at it again Saturday during the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, unintentionally tweaking their favorite players with their comedic questions.

1. Is...

Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Cubs' Marquee TV network will launch on Feb. 22 with new on-air talent — but still no deal with Comcast
Cubs fans are wondering if and when Comcast will cut a deal to carry Marquee Sports Network, the team's TV outlet set to launch next month.

The Cubs are wondering too.

"Comcast, (covering) like 50% in our market, is the big domino," Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said.

Kenney...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Trent Frazier and Ayo Dosunmu help Illinois overcome an inspired effort by Northwestern for a 75-71 win
No. 24 Illinois kept its momentum rolling. Barely

The Illini won their fourth straight game — the longest current winning streak in the Big Ten — by holding off hungry rival Northwestern 75-71 on Saturday at State Farm Center.

With former coach Lou Henson on the sideline wearing his famed orange...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Cubs' never-ending search for a leadoff hitter continues: ‘For whatever reason, we've struggled'
A fan asked Theo Epstein why the Cubs should expect better results in 2020 from an inconsistent lineup likely composed of the same players as seasons past.

"It's not opening day yet," Epstein replied Saturday during the baseball operations panel on Day 2 of the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

‘We can beat anybody': DePaul stuns No. 5 Butler 79-66 behind Paul Reed's 23 points
In just two weeks of play in the Big East, DePaul was on the verge of ruining everything it established during an impressive nonconference season.

But on Saturday, DePaul changed course with an elusive victory over a top-five opponent.

Paul Reed scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting and had nine...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Notre Dame's Sean Crump learns from his losses on his redemption tour
The mission at hand is clear for Sean Crump.

After leaving last year's Class 2A state wrestling meet in Champaign tantalizingly close to a top-six finish, the Notre Dame senior has a laser-like focus on avoiding a repeat.

Thus far as a senior, Crump has passed most of his tests. He has vaulted...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

DePaul stuns No. 5 Butler 79-66 behind Paul Reed's 23 points
Paul Reed scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Jalen Coleman-Lands added 20 and DePaul upset No. 5 Butler 79-66 on Saturday.

Coleman-Lands was 3 for 5 from 3-point range and freshman Romeo Weems had 11 points as the Blue Demons knocked off a team ranked in the top five for the first time since...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Column: In Megxit, the only justification for privilege is service. Decouple those two words and you have a problem.
What lies at the heart of Megxit, the planet-shattering desire of two young parents to abandon the suffocating pressures of their lives on a small, formalist island in the North Atlantic and find room to breathe, and lucrative deals to make, in the wide-open spaces of North America?

(Prince Harry...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

‘We cannot rest on our laurels,' says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as another Women's March Chicago is in the books after hiatus in 2019
As a drizzing rain mostly subsided, Women's March Chicago supporters and elected officials marched from Grant Park to Federal Plaza before moving on to Trump Tower where it ended about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Officials began arriving at Grant Park around 10:30 a.m. and the march formally stepped...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Joey Mrazek putting in major work for Lake Zurich wrestling
Some wrestlers like to grind out matches on the mat, but not Joey Mrazek. Instead, the Lake Zurich senior prefers to attack early and score often.

Mrazek aims to get his opponent down on the mat from the beginning of every match.

"I like to take them down," Mrazek said.

From there, Mrazek racks...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Cubs' Marquee TV network will launch on Feb. 22 with new on-air talent, but still no deal with Comcast
Cubs fans are wondering if and when Comcast will cut a deal to carry Marquee Sports Network, the team's TV outlet set to launch next month.

The Cubs are wondering, too.

Crane Kenney, the Cubs' president of business operations, and his underlings announced a handful of new Marquee carriage agreements...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts on fans' reaction at convention: 'I'm not sure I was being booed'
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts defended the team's offseason inactivity Saturday and hinted at an eventual breakup of the Cubs' core that won the 2016 World Series.

In an interview with WSCR-AM 670 at the Cubs Convention, Ricketts said avoiding luxury tax penalties was a "factor" in the team's lack...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

‘We cannot rest on our laurels,' says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as Women's March Chicago steps off after hiatus in 2019
As a drizzing rain mostly subsided, supporters and elected officials gathered in Grant Park as the Women's March Chicago stepped off in Grant Park on Saturday.

Officials began arriving at the march around 10:30 p.m. and it began shortly after 11 a.m.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, at the front of the procession,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Weather forces Bulls and Cavaliers to delay flights to Chicago for Saturday's game
Both the Bulls and Cavaliers were delayed by the winter storm that prevented each team from flying to Chicago Friday for Saturday night's game at the United Center.

The Bulls spent the night in Philadelphia after their 100-89 loss Friday to the Sixers while the Cavs stayed overnight in Memphis...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Weather forces Bulls and Cavaliers to delay flights to Chicago for Saturday's game at the United Center
Both the Bulls and Cavaliers are in the middle of one of the toughest stretches in their schedule this season. The winter storm in Chicago this weekend added an extra wrinkle to their travel plans.

The Bulls spent the night in Philadelphia after their 100-89 loss to the 76ers on Friday while the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Column: In a game of Cubs survivor, look for Javier Baez to win over Kris Bryant
The Washington Nationals had to choose this offseason between keeping starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, the most valuable player of their World Series win over the Astros, or third baseman Anthony Rendon, who finished third in National League MVP voting.

Both became free agents when Strasburg...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Oprah Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film
Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons attempted to pressure her about her involvement with a documentary in which several women detail sexual abuse allegations against the rap mogul, but his efforts were not what prompted her to leave the project.

"He did reach out multiple times and attempted...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

3 takeaways from the Bulls' 100-89 loss to the 76ers, including another quiet night for Lauri Markkanen
For a half Friday night, the Bulls were able to hang with the 76ers, even holding a one-point lead coming out of the break against a undermanned team playing without Joel Embiid.

But the Bulls' third-quarter woes returned once again as the Sixers moved ahead and took control before handing the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Halle Abrams adds scoring depth for Highland Park girls basketball
Highland Park girls basketball coach Jolie Bechtel said her team did not have a balanced scoring attack all season until Halle Abrams produced a double-double against Niles North on Jan. 10.

The Giants had three scorers in double figures against the Vikings, and Abrams provided 14 points and 13...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Defensive coaching staff shake-up at Illinois sees longtime Lovie Smith assistant Gill Byrd leave the program and 2 new hires for the line
The turnover of Illinois' defensive coaching staff continued Friday as coach Lovie Smith announced the departure of safeties coach Gill Byrd and the hiring of defensive tackles coach Alfred Davis and defensive ends coach Jimmy Lindsey.

Byrd, a longtime assistant to Smith in the NFL and at Illinois...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Ask Amy: Homeowners go nuts over squirrels
Dear Amy: We have just moved into a new semi-detached home and have not yet met the neighbor in the adjoining house.

We've noticed that there is a trio of plump and happy squirrels who spend most of their time on a small tree just outside of our window. Our yard and flower beds are constantly littered...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

4 takeaways from Day 1 of the Cubs Convention, including Albert Almora Jr. keeping close tabs on the girl injured from his foul ball
The 2020 Cubs Convention kicked off Friday, with fans flocking to the Sheraton Grand Chicago to catch a glimpse of their favorite players at the annual festival. Here are four takeaways from Day 1 of the three-day event.



1. Injured girl remains on Albert Almora Jr.'s mind. The Cubs center fielder...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Another bad third quarter makes the difference in the Bulls' 100-89 loss to the 76ers
The Bulls were outscored by 11 points in another substandard third quarter, and that equaled the final margin in their 100-89 loss to the 76ers on Friday night in the Bulls' only scheduled national TV appearance of the season.

The Bulls led 47-46 at halftime but were outscored 35-24 in the third...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish now wonders: Was he tipping pitches for the Dodgers against the Astros in the 2017 World Series, or were they cheating?


Yu Darvish had a nightmare of a World Series in 2017. Pitching for the Dodgers, he allowed eight runs in two starts, lasting only 3? innings in the two losses, which were instrumental in the Astros' 4-3 series win.

For two years, the story was that Darvish, now with the Cubs, was tipping his pitches...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Joliet West math teacher placed on leave after prosecutors say she broke into house and committed battery
A Joliet West High School math teacher was placed on administrative leave Wednesday following charges that she and a Crest Hill man broke into the Joliet home of another man and beat him and another woman.

Earlier this month, a Will County grand jury returned an indictment against Ashlee Catalani,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Theo Epstein and the Cubs are at a crossroads with slugger Kris Bryant, among others: ‘We're not sure what the outcome is going to be'


A bout of the flu sent Kris Bryant to the doctor's office Friday, preventing the slugger from addressing his uncertain status before the opening ceremony at Day 1 of the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

But team President Theo Epstein, overseeing a roster without a guaranteed free-agent...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Guerin Prep would have needed an additional $6 million to stay open
To keep operating, Guerin Prep would have needed a multi-million dollar Hail Mary, the school's president said a day after announcing the Catholic school would close its doors at the end of this school year.

"We would need $6 million to stay open another four years and be given the opportunity...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Buffalo Grove woman swindled out of nearly $200,000 from man she met online:
The following items were taken from Buffalo Grove Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

BATTERY

Roque Guzman Rodriguez, 50, of the 300 block of Westmoreland Drive, Vernon Hills, was charged Jan. 9 with battery at 1100 Lake Cook Road. Rodriguez...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

At murder trial of University Park man, pawn shop operator tells of defendant selling rings that were taken from home of slain Hinsdale woman
Jurors at the murder trial of Dominic Sanders on Friday viewed a videotape of him selling wedding rings taken from the Hinsdale home of a woman he is accused of killing.

The jury, which will decide whether Sanders is guilty of murder in the death of Andrea Urban, also heard the testimony of Gasper...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Nearly one-third of all CPS students missed school on the strike makeup days after winter break


Nearly one out of three students in Chicago Public Schools were absent from class during the two most recent makeup days for the teachers strike this fall.

The educator walkout lasted for 11 days and ended on Oct. 31 after the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot reached a compromise...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

After a hiatus in 2019, Women's March Chicago returns Saturday to Grant Park. Supporters pledge to turn out despite cold, wet forecast.
Although forecasters are predicting rain — potentially mixed with snow — when Women's March Chicago returns to Grant Park on Saturday, supporters pledged to brave the precipitation and cold and are sharing tips on social media for staying warm and dry.

"I just read there's going to be rain? Time...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

A busy Bears offseason continues with changes to the offensive coaching staff. The Bear Download podcast breaks it down.
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Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play

Rich and Dan break down a newsy offseason week, starting with Matt Nagy's changes to his offensive coaching staff. They break down the arrivals of coordinator Bill Lazor, quarterbacks...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

A day after U. of I. hikes tuition, Urbana-Champaign campus announces broader eligibility for free tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is raising the minimum income to qualify for its free tuition program, one day after university trustees raised in-state tuition for the first time in six years.

The Illinois Commitment program, first implemented in the fall, awards four years of full...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Tiny weddings — less stress, less money, but still Instagram-worthy
Big SUVs, McMansions and the term "bigger is better," are all things that used to connote living your best life. Now, consumers are shifting to the opposite end of that spectrum, including those who want to tie the knot.

Tiny weddings (aka microweddings) are a growing trend for couples who want...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Brandon Saad on the cusp of returning to Blackhawks after the longest injury break of his career: ‘It's tough sitting and watching from home'
When Brandon Saad hurt his right ankle Dec. 19, the Blackhawks were nursing a one-goal lead against the Jets and reeling from what seemed to be the latest in a season's worth of destructive injuries.

So what did the Hawks do without Saad? They finished off a 4-1 win over the Jets and, including...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Beloved black cosmetics brand Fashion Fair is planning its comeback ... and a showdown with Rihanna
Growing up in Trinidad in the '80s, Patrice Grell Yursik remembers her mother smoothing on Fashion Fair face powder and popping the pink compact into her purse before leaving for work. Sometimes, she organized her mom's collection of pink-lidded Fashion Fair lipsticks lined up on a mahogany dressing...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Appellate court upholds decision to award full line-of-duty pension to widow of Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of cancer
The family of a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of colon cancer will be awarded a full line-of-duty pension benefit, a trio of appellate court judges ruled unanimously Friday.

The ruling arrived after the village of Buffalo Grove appealed to the Second District Appellate Court to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Crowds at Women's March Chicago on Saturday expected to close parts of downtown to traffic; city plans warming buses for participants
When Women's March Chicago kicks off at Grant Park on Saturday, Eric Tenfelde plans to march alongside his wife and daughters to be "part of humanity and making history," he said.

This will be his third Women's March, and he describes the event as a visceral experience:

"Being outside in January...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for ‘Jeopardy'
The Weather Channel says the folks at "Jeopardy!" need to get their directions straight.

Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel said in a video on Friday that the popular show got a question about winter storms wrong in an episode televised on Thursday.

The clue: "In a 2-week period...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former Bull Eddy Curry discusses the trials and tragedies of his NBA career in video interview: ‘It's not meant to end like this'
Billed as the next Shaquille O'Neal, Eddy Curry entered the NBA as a 19-year-old millionaire with immeasurable hype and a contract with his hometown team.

Curry, whom the Bulls drafted with the No. 4 pick in 2001 out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, appeared to have a storybook career...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Kensington School looks to build daycare on vacant site in Park Ridge
A company's plan to build a daycare center on the site of a dilapidated shopping center in Park Ridge was met with neighbor concerns about how the business might impact their area.

Kensington School, which operates daycare centers in 11 suburbs, presented to the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cubs acquire right-handed reliever Casey Sadler from the Dodgers
The Cubs added bullpen depth Friday, acquiring right-hander Casey Sadler from the Dodgers in exchange for minor-league infielder Clayton Daniel.

Sadler, 29, was 4-0 with one save and a 2.14 ERA in 33 games (32 relief appearances) with the Rays and Dodgers in 2019. He limited right-handed hitters...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

CTA plans upcoming closures for three North Side Red Line stations
Starting next week, the CTA plans several weekend closures of three North Side Red Line stations to prepare for the massive $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization project.

The agency said track and signal construction will require closing the Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo likely to plead guilty in federal corruption probe, new charge indicates
Federal prosecutors have lodged a new bribery charge against former state Rep. Luis Arroyo in the form of a criminal information — a likely indication he intends to plead guilty to an alleged scheme to pay an undisclosed state senator $2,500 a month in kickbacks in exchange for support on legislation...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Residents in Hinsdale, Western Springs meet to share concerns with 5G technology
Residents from Hinsdale and Western Springs who have been concerned about the arrival of 5G technology recently gathered together to brainstorm ways to stop cellphone antennas from being built in their towns.

Some residents have said the equipment poses health concerns and could diminish their...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Lasagna essentials: Break it down into the component parts for best results
I'm of two minds about this whole "last meal" thing. You know, the one where you've been convicted (unjustly, of course) of a capital crime — espionage, for example, which is so crazy because you were just taking a selfie in front of the Kremlin — and now grim midnight approaches on the evening...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former White Sox ace Jack McDowell says the team used a camera to steal signs in the late 1980s
Former White Sox ace Jack McDowell said during a radio interview Friday that the team had a sign-stealing system involving a camera at Comiskey Park.

"We had a system at Old Comiskey Park in the late '80s, Gatorade sign out in right-center had a light, there was a toggle switch in the manager's...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people apply to be Chicago's next top cop -- most of them from outside CPD
Fewer than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop currently work for its Police Department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of the 25...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people apply to be Chicago's next top cop — most of them from outside CPD
Fewer than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop currently work for its Police Department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of the 25...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Mike Gordon and his music is about a process of ‘letting go,' a surrender just like when he's pulling strings for Phish
Much in the way his best-known and monolithic band Phish has been known to get all dreamlike and downright mesmerizing in the midst of their notoriously epic jams, Mike Gordon takes a similarly Zen-like approach to his musical craft. "Sometimes it's about surrendering," the bassist said of what...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former Steinmetz College Prep student arrested after entering school a second time, prompting chase and lockdown, police say
A former student who entered Steinmetz College Prep carrying a plastic container with ‘unknown contents' which prompted the school to go on lockdown showed up there again on Friday afternoon, causing police to chase and arrest him in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.

The situation...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Some hospitals say using lead aprons for X-rays does more harm than good. Lurie will stop using the shields this spring.
Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation.

Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Niles hires new director to lead economic development in village
After a nearly fourth-month vacancy in its department of economic development, the village of Niles is getting a new director.

The village has announced that John Melaniphy,director of economic development for the village of Wheeling, will be joining Niles on Jan. 28.

In his new role, Melaniphy,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital
One of the original members of the popular Australian children's band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert.

Greg Page, the 48-year-old original Yellow Wiggle, fell as he left a stage in New South Wales and went into cardiac arrest. He had been performing...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Live radar: Winter storm expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening commute
A winter storm is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening commute Friday, with snow beginning around 4 p.m. and dumping as much as 5 inches before the storm moves out early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory has been issued...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

City calls for revoking cab company's permission to do business in Park Ridge
A Park Ridge taxi company is again facing the loss of its legal ability to operate in the city.

The Park Ridge City Council on Jan. 13 tentatively agreed to revoke Park Ridge Dispatch's Certificate of Operation after receiving word that the company had reportedly not paid a required $500 fee to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cops: Driver of pickup had medical emergency before crashing into Starbucks in McHenry, injuring 5. Employee upgraded from critical to fair condition.
The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a McHenry Starbucks Thursday afternoon had a medical emergency that led to the crash that injured himself and four others, McHenry police said.

The 53-year-old Lakemoor man was not cited or charged after the crash at the shop at 4305 W. Elm St., police...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Oprah Winfrey backed out of the Russell Simmons sexual assault documentary. Why the fallout was ‘horrible'
Twenty minutes. That's how long Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering had to digest the news that Oprah Winfrey was pulling her support of their documentary before she released the announcement to the press.

The email from Winfrey, sent at 3:10 p.m. on Jan. 10, had come as a shock. In her message, the filmmakers...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Manager at Glenview plastic surgery clinic charged with stealing $184,000 from business
A former manager at a Glenview plastic surgery center was charged Tuesday with stealing $184,000 in cash payments from the business over a period of three years.

Julietta Guliano, 45, of the 9700 block of Harold Avenue, Schiller Park, was charged Tuesday with felony theft and forgery after being...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Column: David Ross is OK with being called ‘Rossy,' ‘Skip,' even ‘Grandpa.' But the new Cubs manager wants to be known as more than ‘Theo's guy.'
Newly hired Cubs managers tend to come in two categories: realists and optimists.

A few weeks into his first spring training in 2007, Lou Piniella declared "this is no push-button operation, I can tell you that." During his opening news conference as Cubs manager in November 2014, Joe Maddon predicted...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Metra tells customers to make sure they pay their fare — or risk being booted off the train
Metra put leaflets on trains Friday morning to remind customers to pay their fare or risk being booted off the train.

Leaflets placed on seats on the commuter railroad told riders that there would be "stepped-up efforts by Metra staff this year to make sure everyone is paying what they should be...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Metra tells customers to make sure they pay their fare, or risk being booted off train
Metra put leaflets on trains Friday morning to remind customers to pay their fare, or risk being booted off the train.

Leaflets placed on seats on the commuter railroad told riders that there would be "stepped-up efforts by Metra staff this year to make sure everyone is paying what they should...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Commentary: ‘She's in a better place.' ‘It was God's will.' And other things you shouldn't say or do when someone dies. Here's how to console properly.
I am writing a lot of sympathy cards these days. If you are middle-aged like me, chances are you are too. And even if you're not, you may have experienced the death of a parent or perhaps an untimely and unfair death from an accident, suicide or violence. My father's death when I was 23 was the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Disney drops Fox name, will rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures
The mouse has officially killed the fox.

In a move at once unsurprising and highly symbolic, the Walt Disney Company is dropping the "Fox" brand from the 21st Century Fox assets it acquired last March, Variety has learned. The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Review: ‘Stop Kiss' a poignant reminder of when Ellen made headlines by coming out
When Diana Son's moving "Stop Kiss" was first produced at New York's Public Theater in 1998, starring Jessica Hecht and Sandra Oh, it became one of the very few dramas to feature a lesbian couple at the heart of its story, and one of an even smaller subset of plays that drew attention to the violence...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Are you getting paid for that Insta post? Companies tap employees to spread more "authentic" message online
When United Airlines baggage handler Joe Lammerman started sharing behind-the-scenes photos taken during quiet moments on the job on social media, the airline didn't tell him to put the camera down and get back to work.

Instead, it made it part of his job. For the past couple of years, Lammerman,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Are you getting paid for that Instagram post? Companies tap employees to spread more ‘authentic' message online.
When United Airlines baggage handler Joe Lammerman started sharing behind-the-scenes photos taken during quiet moments on the job on social media, the airline didn't tell him to put the camera down and get back to work.

Instead, it made it part of his job. For the past couple of years, Lammerman,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

24 hours, no screens. Could you give up tech for one day each week?
I recently mentioned to an Uber driver that I was thinking of trying a whole-house day off from tech.

At first he seemed impressed by my lofty goal. Then we started talking about our families — and our teen children — and the constant presence of screens, and all the stressors they bring with them....



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ozzie Guillen on the 3 manager job openings: What about me?
With the start of spring training about a month away, three major-league managerial jobs are open as a result of the sign-stealing scandal.

But as rumors and debates swirl about who might be best to fill those vacancies, one name is often missing: Ozzie Guillen.

And the former White Sox manager...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full
"Why does everybody need me to stay?" Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous "Circle."

Miller's 12-track album is heartbreakingly sublime, a portrait of a wry and honest musician acknowledging his demons but looking past...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Shout Out: Dora Lazzaretto, a personal chef who lives in Lake Bluff
Dora Lazzaretto has lived in Lake Bluff for the past 11 years after growing up in nearby Lake Forest.

She now is a personal chef who serves area residents. Lazzaretto recently talked about her career and her passion for cooking.

Q: What drew you to become a personal chef?

A: Being Italian, cooking...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

8 things to know about the Astros sign-stealing scandal, including a former White Sox pitcher's early suspicions
The Mets parted ways with manager Carlos Beltran on Thursday, the latest fallout from Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal featuring the Astros.

The Mets became third team to begin the search for a new manager this week. The Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Where you live might affect your brain: Study
People who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods may have smaller centers of learning and memory in their brains, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study.

In the study, 951 cognitively normal people had MRIs to measure their total brain volumes and their hippocampuses, the centers of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Column: Enjoy the Blackhawks' run at the playoffs, but with a tougher schedule ahead, brace yourself for more disappointment
Go ahead and embrace the latest Blackhawks revival.

Don't just stick your toe in and test the waters. Dive right in and enjoy the fact that the Hawks are in the playoff hunt. There's no reason not to.

Because chances are it will all be over soon enough.

The Hawks did exactly what they needed to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

How bitter cold winter blasts and a warming planet will chew up the Lake Michigan shoreline, faster and faster
On a tucked-away South Shore beach, there once were cool shallows to swim and buried shells to dig up. For those living feet away, there was the sound of the water, the constant, gentle splash on sand.

Then the lake began to rise. With each inch came nearly 790 billion gallons of water. The beach...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

3 takeaways from Loyola's 64-48 win over Southern Illinois, including the newcomers jelling and Cameron Krutwig's leadership
Loyola coach Porter Moser held his hand to the side of his mouth, shielding his lips from being read by the opposing coach. Southern Illinois coach Bryan Mullins had been his assistant before this season and is well versed in the Ramblers' calls.

"It was really weird looking down over there," Moser...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

New Grammys chief Deborah Dugan, accused of misconduct, put on leave just 10 days before awards show
Just 10 days before the 62nd Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan has been placed on leave after an allegation of misconduct, the organization confirmed Thursday.

Dugan took over on Aug. 1 as the first female president of the Recording Academy, which oversees...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Anthony Rizzo, still recovering from a sprained ankle, says he prefers to hit 3rd or 4th for the Cubs despite his success as a leadoff hitter
New manager David Ross said he's examined candidates for the leadoff spot as closely as any aspect of the Cubs roster.

One option is slugger Anthony Rizzo, who has a .426 on-base percentage in 244 career plate appearances at the top spot in the lineup. In 2019 Rizzo had an even .500 OBP in 46 leadoff...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people have applied to be Chicago's next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD
Less than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop either currently work for its police department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Flu warning: ‘Parents of young children need to take it particularly seriously this year.' One Chicago child has already died.
This year's flu season is shaping up as a harsh one in Chicago and across the country, particularly for children.



More than 900 lab tests in Chicago for the flu have come back positive since the end of September, compared with 240 during the same time period last year, according to the Chicago...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Guerin Prep in River Grove to close after 59 years amid declining enrollment
After educating high school students for almost 60 years, Guerin Prep in River Grove will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.

In a press release Thursday, the Catholic school's president Tom Bednar said the school's board of directors made the difficult decision to cease operations,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Women's March Chicago: What you need to know about Saturday's event from those who'll be marching
When Women's March Chicago kicks off at Grant Park on Saturday, Eric Tenfelde plans to march alongside his wife and daughters to be "part of humanity and making history," he said.

This will be his third Women's March, and he describes the event as a visceral experience:

"Being outside in January...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Feds investigating Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci in red-light camera probe, sources say
Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci recently paid $30,000 from his campaign fund to a lawyer representing him amid an ongoing federal corruption probe, according to campaign finance records and sources.

Ragucci is among several elected officials and politically connected contractors embroiled in...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Bears' decision to move training camp to Lake Forest a ‘devastating' blow to Bourbonnais after 18 years as team's summer home
For 18 years, thousands of Bears fans flocked to Bourbonnais each summer for training camp, an annual pilgrimage that substantially boosted the once-obscure Kankakee County village's economy and image.

Now, in the wake of the team's decision to move the training camp to its recently-expanded facilities...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Bears decision to move training camp to Lake Forest a "devastating" blow to Bourbonnais after 18 years as the team's summer home
For 18 years, thousands of Bears fans flocked to Bourbonnais each summer for training camp, an annual pilgrimage that substantially boosted the once-obscure Kankakee County village's economy and image.

Now, in the wake of the team's decision to move the training camp to its recently-expanded facilities...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Chicago is cleaning up after big waves slammed the shoreline. How can the city prepare for more supercharged storms?
On a tucked-away South Shore beach, there once were cool shallows to swim and buried shells to dig up. For those living feet away, there was the sound of the water, the constant, gentle splash on sand.

Then the lake began to rise. With each inch came nearly 790 billion gallons of water. The beach...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ask Amy: In-laws seek a favor and are shown the door
Dear Amy: This Christmas, my husband's parents and their baby daughter came to stay with us.

The plan was that they would stay with us for three days and leave on Friday morning, as my husband and I both had to return to work on Monday.

On Christmas night they asked if I wouldn't mind babysitting...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

25 people have applied to be Chicago's next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white.
Less than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop either currently work for its police department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's Laugh-Off for Cancer fundraiser
Photos from the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's Laugh-Off for Cancer fundraiser on Jan. 16, 2020, at Tao Chicago.



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Loyola spoils Bryan Mullins' return with a 64-48 victory against Southern Illinois


Newcomers helped Loyola pull away from Southern Illinois for a 64-48 victory Thursday night at Gentile Arena, moving the Ramblers into a tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.





Freshman Marquise Kennedy scored 17 points off the bench, while transfers Tate Hall (16 points) and...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

5 injured when Dodge Ram leaves roadway, crashes into Starbucks in McHenry, police say
Five people were injured Thursday afternoon when a Dodge Ram crashed into a Starbucks coffee shop in the city of McHenry, police said.

According to a news release from the McHenry Police Department, officers were called to the Starbucks, 4305 W. Elm St., about 4:40 p.m.

Police said a "full-size"...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Cubs give Astros permission to interview third-base coach Will Venable for their vacant manager job
The firing of AJ Hinch has opened an opportunity for Cubs third-base coach Will Venable to interview for the Astros' managerial opening.

A team source confirmed Thursday night that the Cubs granted permission to the Astros to interview Venable, 37, who served as the Cubs' first-base and outfield...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

As enrollment, finances falter, Guerin Prep announces its closure
After educating high school students for almost 60 years, Guerin Prep in River Grove will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.

In a press release Thursday, the Catholic school's president Tom Bednar said the school's board of directors made the difficult decision to cease operations,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Bears make coaching hires official, naming Bill Lazor offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo quarterbacks coach
Bears coach Matt Nagy announced additions to his coaching staff Thursday.

The Bears confirmed the hiring of Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Nagy also announced former quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone was elevated to passing game coordinator.

Those moves...



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