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Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Easter dinners, brunches and cocktails to-go from Chicago-area restaurants
You can't go out for Easter brunch or dinner this year, but if you're planning to celebrate the holiday in, Chicago and suburban restaurants are stepping up to provide. From complete brunch or meal kits, to a la carte entrees like honey baked ham or stuffed goose, to add-ons like Easter baskets...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Meet Chicago native Mike Castle, who stars on the new Netflix comedy ‘Brews Brothers'
These are the characters you didn't get to see Chicago native Mike Castle play on TV: Mandy Moore's younger brother; a bright-eyed and good-natured 20-something; a physician from rural Ohio; the younger brother of a Wall Street womanizer.

"I've done so many unaired pilots that the way I almost...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

5-year-old girl among 21 people shot in Chicago Tuesday, one of the most violent days in the city this year
A man was killed and a 5-year-old girl was wounded, along with two other men, as they sat on a porch on the South Side Tuesday -- one of the most violent days in Chicago this year.

The shooting happened in the Gresham neighborhood, where two other fatal shootings occurred over seven hours. Across...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Man dies after he is pushed off Loop Red Line platform into path of train
A man died after he was shoved off a Loop Red Line subway platform and into the path of a train Tuesday evening, according to Chicago police.

The attack occurred just before 5:15 p.m. at the Jackson Street subway station in the 200 block of South North State Street, police said. Mamadou M. Balde,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

The Chicago Fire signed 5 teenagers recently — giving them 11 homegrown players on the roster. ‘It's not not the age. You're either a good player or you're not such a good player.'
It's almost as if Alex Monis was destined to become a Chicago Fire player.

His father, Rich, was the Fire's head athletic trainer from their inaugural season in 1998 through 2001 — years before Monis was born — and later served as a sports medicine consultant in 2006-07.

So when Monis, 17, signed...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

How Jason Benetti is helping fans reach out to their loved ones: ‘It's been an awesome amount of humanity that's washed into my Twitter feed'
A doctor gives her mom a virtual hug. A boy gets his big brother's sympathy over a lost opportunity this baseball season. A new father tells his parents how much he cares about them and wishes they would stay safe by staying inside.

In the absence of sports events to announce, White Sox play-by-play...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Quiche for an easy Easter brunch: Choose from 4 variations, 2 that go crustless
Sunday brunch ranks as one of my favorite meals. We forgo thoughts of calories and indulge in breakfast meats, fluffy pancakes, muffins, sauced eggs, smoked fish, fresh fruit and plenty of mimosas. No need to eat much the rest of the day. The perfect day includes a long walk afterward.

My mother...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

‘Tiger King' nabbed over 34 million U.S. viewers in first 10 days, Nielsen says
"Tiger King" has clawed its way into the national psyche to become one of Netflix's biggest-ever original shows.

The docuseries reached a U.S. TV audience of 34.3 unique viewers within the first 10 days of its release (March 20-29), according to Nielsen estimates. That topped season 2 of Netflix...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Lots of time to read, but too grief-stricken to do it. Sound familiar?
I have a confession to make: I haven't been reading much.

By this I mean I haven't been reading the pile of books that I made sure to secure for our indeterminate period of social distancing. One of the silver linings of being forced to stay home was supposed to be all of the extra time to read...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

While MLB considers a plan to play the entire 2020 season in Arizona, here are some other suggestions for a potential condensed schedule
The locals like to say of the searing summer temperatures in Phoenix that it's only a "dry heat."

The arid conditions, however, give way to the "monsoon season" that starts around the All-Star break and lasts through the end of September.

That parallels the traditional second half of the baseball...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Daywatch: Officials say shutdown won't end soon, innocence claims sit as courts shut down and how to control your pandemic drinking
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Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Despite GrubHub and Uber Eats, restaurants still hiring for deliveries — and may offer drivers a better gig
In the age of Uber Eats and GrubHub, delivering pizza for the local Domino's may seem like a throwback. But for drivers who want more predictable hours and pay — and discounts on food — restaurants may be the better bet.

Despite pressure from third-party apps, a few big chains continue to use their...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Evanston man shot by Skokie police faces felony charges
An Evanston man has been charged after he threatened an officer with a handgun, before being shot by police, officials said.

On March 30, Skokie police responded to a call of a "suspicious person" inside of a vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in the 7900 block of Crawford Ave., police...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

New Trier teachers make social distancing visit to special education students' homes with motor caravan
For New Trier High School special education students, the sudden change in their daily routines due to school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic has proved daunting.

"We have some students who are really struggling without their normal routines, their people, and without a concrete answer as...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Nick Foles cut the base value of his contract by more than half in a ‘crazy' restructuring that makes sense for the Bears — and their new QB
If he only followed the numbers, Nick Foles would not be a Bear. The former Super Bowl MVP trusted his instinct, however, and that's what led to his arrival last week after the trade with the Jaguars became official.

The numbers Foles agreed to in a "crazy" restructuring of his contract might not...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Apparent suicide on ‘L' tracks in Rogers Park disrupts service on Red, Purple and Yellow lines
A man died after he intentionally fell onto tracks at the Howard Street Red Line station Sunday afternoon, disrupting traffic for three connected train lines, authorities said.

The man, who appeared to be between 30 and 40 years old, was standing on the platform in the 7500 block of North Paulina...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Suspects in custody after 7 shot at Grand Crossing party and alleged gunmen flee, then crash on the Dan Ryan: police
Seven people were shot after an altercation at a party just before dawn Saturday on the South Side, authorities said.

About 4:40 a.m., a fight broke out at party in the 900 block of East 79th Street, which borders the Grand Crossing and East Chatham neighborhoods. After they exited the residence,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Organizers cancel Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade; Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Skokie waiting to decide
The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of at least one area Memorial Day parade.

The American Legion Mel Tierney Post 247 in Park Ridge announced April 1 that the city's parade, a staple in the northwest suburbs for decades, will not be taking place this year.

...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Pork rinds go fancy and you can thank keto and paleo dieters
What a time to be a pork rinds fan. The salty snacks have broken out of the gas station and are popping up all over the place — even on high-end restaurant menus.

Snack makers are responding to demand for the rinds and cracklings — similar, but with more fat attached — offering them in forms ranging...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Pregnant Chicago teen was gunned down after $5,000 bounty was placed on her head for testifying in murder trial, prosecutors say
Treja Kelley had been hesitant to come forward after witnessing the murder of her 17-year-old cousin.

But she found the courage to take the stand at the trial last year. She helped secure a guilty verdict. And then a $5,000 bounty was placed on her head, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

In...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Residents, some village officials prepare to fight 5G wireless antennas
Residents in Hinsdale, Western Springs and Oak Brook have raised concerns as 5G wireless antennas begin making their way into their villages, but in Hinsdale the Village Board is giving some backing to those concerns.

Hinsdale created a page at www.villageofhinsdale.org dedicated to information...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 08, 2020

Ask Amy: Sandwich issue brings Costanza to mind
Dear Amy: I'm a man in my 50s working in a small office.

My workplace problem is extremely insignificant and frankly embarrassing in the scheme of things. Honestly, it is like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode.

I'm on friendly terms with my co-workers. Occasionally "Donald" goes out at lunchtime...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Oilers forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery but remains in a coma after suffering a brain bleed
The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed.

The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave's brain Tuesday.

He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.

Cave's...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Man killed, 5-year-old shot in Gresham on Far South Side
A man was killed and a 5-year-old girl was among three other people shot Tuesday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the Far South Side, officials said.

At about 7:35 p.m., the group of four was sitting on a porch in the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue when shots were fired from a black sedan...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

John Prine, revered singer-songwriter from Maywood, dies at 73 of COVID-19 complications
Talking about the singer-songwriter John Prine, Bob Dylan said, "Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs."

"Proustian existentialism?" Prine told the Tribune in a 2010 interview, shortly before returning to play at Chicago's...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Man charged in death of alleged accomplice in brazen daylight home invasion, Arlington Heights police say
A Tennessee man is facing murder charges in connection with a brazen daytime Arlington Heights home invasion that left the suspect's accomplice shot dead by the homeowner, authorities said Tuesday.

Bradley J. Finnan, 38, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was charged Tuesday with felony murder and home invasion...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Man charged in death of alleged accomplice in brazen daytime home invasion, Arlington Heights police say
A Tennessee man is facing murder charges in connection with a brazen daytime Arlington Heights home invasion that left the suspect's accomplice shot dead by the homeowner, authorities said Tuesday.

Bradley J. Finnan, 38, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was charged Tuesday with felony murder and home invasion...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Baseball in the Arizona heat? Eloy Jimenez is on board: ‘If that's the plan, I'm going to do it. I just want to play.'
White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez is one of the players featured in the city's "We Are Not Playing" ad campaign, which stresses the importance of taking precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

"It was pretty good to help the community to understand this is not a joke," Jimenez said during...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

‘I just want to play baseball': Eloy Jimenez weighs in on possible games in Arizona and his part in the city's ‘We Are Not Playing' campaign
White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez is one of the players featured in the city's "We Are Not Playing" ad campaign, which stresses the importance of taking precautions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

"It was pretty good to help the community to understand this is not a joke," Jimenez said during...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Cops: Downtown Red Line passenger pushed onto 'L' tracks, fatally struck by train
A male passenger was killed Tuesday afternoon after he was shoved from an "L" platform at a Loop subway station and into the path of an oncoming train, Chicago police said.

The attack occurred just before 5:15 p.m. at the Jackson Street subway station in the 200 block of South State Street, police...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Skokie reports largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within Cook County suburbs
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the suburbs continued to climb over the last week, more than doubling in some communities, health department data shows.

Out of all the cases reported by the Cook County Health Department and the cases reported by the Skokie, Evanston, Oak Park and Stickney...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Is your pandemic drinking out of control? Here's what to do about it.
The COVID-19 quarantine has parked us all indoors and thrown away our routines. Once-regular activities — commuting to work, social outings, etc. — have been all but eliminated as we shelter in place.

Removed from social norms and within arm's length of the fridge every day, these day-to-day inconsistencies,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

River Grove police: Call of man with rifle turns out to be BB gun
The following items were taken from River Grove Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

River Grove

Alcohol

Destiny Marisol Birrel, 23, of the 3700 block of Armitage Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Kofi Cockburn declares for the NBA draft, and the Illinois freshman will get feedback from teams before making a final decision
Illinois center Kofi Cockburn declared for the NBA draft Tuesday, another potential blow for coach Brad Underwood's 2020-21 team if the Big Ten Freshman of the Year forgoes his three remaining years of eligibility.

Cockburn has not hired an agent and plans to receive feedback from NBA teams to...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Adam Sandler and Jimmy Fallon want to remind you not to touch Grandma
Tempted to hug your grandmother during the pandemic? Jimmy Fallon and Adam Sandler are here to remind you to stay the hell away from her.

The silly duo teamed up via video chat, with guitars in hand, to sing a duet on Monday's episode of "The Tonight Show: At Home Edition" about social distancing...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Lake County board member Barr fuses quarantine with karaoke for event that attracted 1,500 online
Lake County Board member Dick Barr, of Round Lake Beach, said he got the idea for a karaoke-while-quarantined, or "quaraoke" party, because he felt people self-isolated at home needed a release from the news related to the novel coronavirus, and he said over 1,500 people participated in the March...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Oak Park & River Forest, Leyden, Elmwood Park high schools adjusting prom, graduation dates amid COVID-19 outbreak
With social distancing guidelines and shelter-in-place orders in effect amid the COVID-19 pandemic, area high schools are reevaluating when, and if, they should host important events, such as banquets, proms and graduation ceremonies.

Oak Park and River Forest High School

Both prom and the honors...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Watch live: President Trump and members of the coronavirus task force hold a press briefing
Watch live as members of the coronavirus task force provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak in a news briefing scheduled for 4 p.m. CDT. Get the latest updates here.

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Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Mark Hamilton, a former first baseman with the Cardinals, is graduating a month early from med school: ‘I could get the call tomorrow'
If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work.

But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home.

"The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it," Hamilton said.

On Friday, under an accelerated...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Tennessee man charged in death of his accomplice following home invasion in Arlington Heights, police say
A Tennessee man is facing murder charges in connection with an Arlington Heights home invasion that left the suspect's accomplice dead of a gunshot wound, authorities said Tuesday.

Bradley J. Finnan 38, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was charged Tuesday with felony homicide and home invasion after...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

‘Grace and Frankie' cast to perform live table read of Season 7 premiere amid coronavirus pandemic
"Grace and Frankie" is the next Netflix show to set a live table read for charity, the streamer announced Tuesday.

The entire cast of the comedy series will take part in this live, virtual event on April 9 to read through the upcoming seventh and final season premiere episode, entitled "The Fallout."...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Catholic parishes find new ways to observe Holy Week, Easter with churches shuttered
Instead of preparing her eighth-grade students for a live depiction of Jesus Christ's final hours, teacher Judie Zoromski is letting them create a virtual interpretation of the crucifixion using computer software.

"They wanted to do the traditional Living Stations of the Cross," said Zoromski,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Fox-32 hires Milwaukee's Kaitlin Sharkey as its new Bears reporter, replacing Shae Peppler
Ahead of the NFL draft, Fox-32 has reached into Packers country for its new Bears reporter: Kaitlin Sharkey, who previously worked in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Wausau, Wis.

Sharkey has spent the last three years covering the Packers, Bucks, Brewers and college sports for Milwaukee's Fox affiliate,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Watch live: Gov. J. B. Pritzker and health officials discuss Illinois coronavirus cases
Watch live as Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker and health officials discuss coronavirus cases in a briefing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CDT. Get the latest updates here.

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Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Elmhurst police blotter: Melrose Park man charged with aggravated assault
The following items were taken from area police department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Elmhurst Assault

Rafael Martinez, 18, of the 1700 block of 17th Avenue, Melrose Park, was charged with aggravated assault at 7 p.m. March 29 on the 400 block of North...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Column: 9 reasons baseball's plan to play games in Arizona won't work — and 1 reason it could
Major League Baseball is considering playing the delayed 2020 season in empty stadiums in Arizona, using the 10 spring training ballparks in the Phoenix area and Chase Field as the venues.

Details of this plan haven't been revealed, but according to various outlets including The Athletic, ESPN...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Column: 9 reasons why baseball's plan to play games in Arizona won't work — and 1 reason why it could
Major League Baseball is considering playing the delayed 2020 season in empty stadiums in Arizona, using the 10 spring training ballparks in the Phoenix area and Chase Field as the venues.

Details of this plan haven't been revealed, but according to various outlets including The Athletic, ESPN...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Here's how they found the California ‘murder houses' of Quibi's ‘Murder House Flip'
There are phrases one expects from home renovation shows.

"This might be a load-bearing wall," for instance. Or "the vaulted ceiling makes the space feel bigger." Or "this kitchen needs updating."

Completely unexpected is a declaration like, "This is where she dragged the bodies down to the yard."...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic forces many Lake County school districts to devise remote learning plans on the fly
With students remaining confined to their homes as the coronavirus pandemic enters its second month, many school districts across Lake County are rolling out remote learning plans for the first time and some have had to scramble to adapt to changing guidelines from the state.

The unprecedented...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Bruce Springsteen to livestream concert from home on Wednesday
Since he can't pop into the Stone Pony to play a surprise set, Bruce Springsteen will perform livestream a performance from home that will broadcast on SiriusXM's E Street Radio on April 8 at 9 a.m., according to Rolling Stone.

"Bruce will be playing songs and sharing thoughts about the times we...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Column: Spotty Wi-Fi? Interruptions from the kids? Conducting the NFL draft from home will be a bit of a circus.
We know what you're thinking. This year's NFL draft has the potential to be a bit of a circus. A quagmire. A full-blown cluster-kerfuffle.

Two weeks from Thursday, with its standard "show must go on" determination, the NFL will push ahead with its 2020 player-selection process but in a truly unorthodox...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Flip the script on your Easter brunch drinks with a Bunny Mary
Why not make brunch cocktails with carrot juice this spring? The vibrant orange color catches the eye, and nutrition-wise, vitamin C, niacin and beta carotene are all in attendance, especially if you don't peel the carrots before juicing them.

On top of that, carrot juice also shows an incredible...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Spotty Wi-Fi? Interruptions from the kids? Conducting the NFL draft from home will be a bit of a circus.
We know what you're thinking. This year's NFL draft has the potential to be a bit of a circus. A quagmire. A full-blown cluster-kerfuffle.

Two weeks from Thursday, with its standard "show must go on" determination, the NFL will push ahead with its 2020 player-selection process but in a truly unorthodox...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Frustrated manager yells at restaurant patrons for not observing social distancing protocols: Northbrook police
The following items were taken from Glenview and Northbrook police departments reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Glenview Aggravated assault

Damir Svraka, 29, of the 600 block of Spring Road was arrested at his residence and charged with aggravated assault...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Sportsbooks are dark and the odds are long in Las Vegas: ‘Russian pingpong has stolen the show'
Nobody would have given odds on this.

Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands.

No big national championship game bets,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

My worst moment: ‘True Blood' and ‘Homeland's' Sam Trammell on being encased in plastic wrap for hours on end
On the eighth and final season of Showtime's "Homeland," Sam Trammell has joined the ensemble as the stubborn veep-turned president, which puts him in a position of authority over CIA brainiac Saul Berenson, played Mandy Patinkin.

"Mandy's such a legendary actor, so him being deferential to me,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Andrea Bocelli will perform live from Milan's empty Duomo Cathedral on Easter
Most churchgoers won't be able to enter a place of worship on this Easter Sunday, but an exception is being made for Andrea Bocelli, who will perform a concert that night at the historic Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, to be offered as a global live-stream on YouTube.

Bocelli will be accompanied...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

‘Better Call Saul' co-creator Vince Gilligan on directing the most challenging episode of his career
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched "Bagman," the eighth episode of of "Better Call Saul" Season 5.

Jimmy McGill's descent into Saul Goodman has been on full display in Season 5 of AMC's "Better Call Saul," and on Monday's episode, it took an even more dangerous turn.

Much...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

10 ways to get cozy and de-stress while you stay at home
With stress is at an all-time high, here 10 ways to chill at home



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Bears Q&A: Does Nick Foles' low salary-cap number make room for more free agents? Could Mitch Trubisky regain his 2018 form? Why hasn't the Jimmy Graham signing been panned more?
The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

With the smaller-than-expected cap hit for Nick Foles this year and only $2 million or less for the draft class based on current picks, do you see the Bears being able to get good value and add more from the free-agent market, whether...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Niles Animal Hospital reopens after owner's death: ‘We just need to put our family back together'
Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center reopened this week following the death of its longtime owner and the diagnosis of at least one other employee with COVID-19, a hospital representative said.

The veterinary clinic at 7278 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles opened Monday to emergency and "essential"...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

New Ford Explorer SUV, built in Chicago, had so many quality problems Ford had to delay deliveries. Sales of the vehicle fell 48%.
Ford Motor Co.'s third-quarter net income tumbled nearly 60% as the company booked $1.5 billion in charges mainly for restructuring, and Chinese and U.S. sales fell.

The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker knocked a half-billion dollars off its full-year pretax earnings guidance. Ford now says it will...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Look out, Michelob Ultra. New low-calorie light beer Saint Archer Gold is coming for you.
Saint Archer Gold began life last year as a "Light craft lager." It said so right there on the slim 12-ounce can.

But after several months in four test markets, Molson Coors, the nation's second-largest beer company, came to a surprising conclusion: Saint Archer Gold performed better with consumers...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

COVID-19 threatens survival of nonprofit helping people with autism in Park Ridge, Evanston, many other communities
Since he was 7 years old, Zachary Bonk has found friends, support and education through the Park Ridge and Evanston-based autism center, Have Dreams.

But today Bonk, now 32, spends his days inside his Park Ridge home. The recreational activities, outings and vocational opportunities he enjoyed...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Core strength? Check. Cardio? Yes. Sex appeal? Absolutely: ‘Pole is a little of everything'


In a small fitness studio in Lakeview earlier this week, Patty Yaconis taught a pole dancing class to a handful of women dressed in metallic booty shorts and crop tops. Wearing a tank top and capri leggings, Yaconis started by instructing women through a series of stretching techniques in a room...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Timeline: Boeing 737 Max jetliner crashes and aftermath
Two deadly plane crashes within five months have rocked Boeing and the aviation industry, forcing the worldwide grounding of the Chicago-based company's 737 Max airliners.

Changes in the planes' flight control system that were made because of a shift in engine placement are suspected of playing...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Daywatch: Black Chicagoans are dying from virus at highest rate, intensive care beds are filling up and Mayor Lightfoot defends getting a haircut
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Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Blotter: Prescriptions stolen in Glencoe
The following items were taken from Glencoe Public Safety Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

THEFT

An unknown person March 18 removed a box of prescriptions valued at $5,000 that was shipped to a resident in the 700 block of Grove Street.

THEFT...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

13-year-old boy shot in Englewood, police say
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm while he was in the back yard of a home Monday night, according to Chicago police.

The boy was standing in the back yard of a residence in the 6900 block of South Green Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He heard gunfire, started...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

‘The Last Dance,' ESPN's 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls, will debut April 19
Like Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls, ESPN's "The Last Dance" apparently cannot be held back.

Years in the making and originally scheduled to launch in June in conjunction with the NBA Finals, the long-awaited 10-part documentary about the Jordan-led team's pursuit of its sixth and final championship...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

A theater critic confronts no shows to go to, no curtains to catch
I've written a Friday theater column for the Chicago Tribune for close to 25 years. The topics and issues have varied, but they've all had one thing in common. Each and every one has been inspired by the artists of the Chicago theater.

This week, for the first time, there is nothing going on.

No...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

5 facts about that giant Keith Haring sculpture on lakeside AIDS garden site
Five quick facts about the giant new Keith Haring sculpture installed on the North Side lakefront over the weekend:

1. It will be a focal point of the forthcoming AIDS Garden Chicago, a 2.5-acre lakeside park memorializing the battle against the HIV/AIDS public health crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Man, 51, dies after exchanging gunfire on West Side, police say
A 51-year-old man died early Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with another man on the West Side, according to Chicago police.

The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Fulton Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The 51-year-old man was standing on...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

LGBTQ people fought for decades to be recognized in the census. This time they will be — sort of.






















Kayla Bates knows the 2020 census is important, but filling it out will mean yet another form that won't allow the 30-year-old to correctly self-identify.

"If you identify as a woman, imagine that you had to pick that you are a man on forms," said the Elgin resident, who is nonbinary...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Lincoln Park High leaders say they have ‘no clear idea' why they were fired, while CPS denies council claim it cut off school funding




Controversy at Chicago's Lincoln Park High School showed no signs of waning Friday after Chicago Public Schools officials called the Local School Council's plan to hire an independent investigator "illegal."

Council members voted Thursday to hire an independent lawyer to "uncover the full details"...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Kveik yeast has taken craft beer by storm. Now the world's first kveik festival is coming to Chicago.
As the legend of kveik yeast spread among American brewers, few could believe what they were hearing.

Virtually unheard of in the U.S. just five years ago, kveik — pronounced either with a hard "v" to rhyme with "bike" or a soft "v" to sound like "kwike" — is a Norwegian strain of yeast that was...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Reputed gang member beat rival to death just half-hour after two placed in same cell in Cook County Jail, prosecutors say
A reputed gang member was viciously beaten to death just half an hour after he was placed into a two-man cell in Cook County Jail with an inmate who belongs to a rival gang, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

A security video partially captured Christian Gonzalez, 24, beating Pedro Ruiz with...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Park Ridge police: Man arrested after removing clothing in grocery store restroom, shouting obscenities
The following items were taken from the Park Ridge Police Department bulletin. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Disorderly conduct

Aaron J. Franco, 50, of the 2300 block of North Mason Avenue, Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct on March 29 following an incident at Mariano's,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Parolee facing new charges after slaying outside Aldi
A man on parole for a 2013 shooting is accused of a fatal shooting during a drug deal outside an Aldi grocery on Thursday afternoon on the West Side, police said.

Kyle S. Carter, 28, was charged with first-degree murder, possession of more than 15 grams of suspected cocaine and armed robbery, police...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Rhea Seehorn knows her ‘Better Call Saul' character is toast. And she's loving every minute
There's good news and there's bad news for "Better Call Saul's" Rhea Seehorn.

The good news is that the hit AMC series, a prequel to "Breaking Bad," begins its fifth season Sunday on AMC after being off the air for more than a year.

The bad news is that "Better Call Saul" — which will air its sixth...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Tracking Chicago homicide victims
The Chicago Tribune crime team tracks homicide victims in Chicago. Data represents number of victims, not shooting incidents.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

The latest from editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis




Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Here's the number of COVID-19 cases in several suburbs; they rose by 300 in one day
Suburban residents are watching as the number of COVID-19 cases ticks up each day.



On Tuesday, the Cook County Department of Public Health reported 1,645 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths related to the virus within the department's jurisdiction. The number of confirmed cases increased...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Ask Amy: Canine custody keeps former spouses in doghouse
Dear Amy: My boyfriend and his ex-wife (currently divorcing) still have a lot of contact because they share two dogs that go between houses.

Every time they talk/exchange dogs, it turns into a fight.

He still has a lot of anger toward her, and despite how much he says that he is happier now, he...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

‘Contagion,' the virus movie with renewed popularity, was filmed all over Chicagoland
Locations include Elgin's Sherman Hospital, which will reopen soon for coronavirus patients, and Waukegan's Amstutz Expressway

Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

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

Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Commentary: Kenneka Jenkins case was a nightmare for family but it was never a murder mystery
MTV's new true crime series that features the 2017 death of Kenneka Jenkins brought back some terrible memories of not only the senseless loss of another young life, but the recklessness that can come when you meld true crime, social media and misinformation.

Nearly from the start, the most pernicious...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Rabbis to celebrate Passover Seder with virtual crowds and small family gatherings amid coronavirus social distancing
Large communal gatherings of extended family and friends are the norm for many Jews when they celebrate the Passover Seder, but they are finding alternatives this year as the novel coronavirus pandemic has them sheltered in place.

Some Jews will do large gatherings with teleconferencing technology...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

MLB open to possibility of playing all games in Arizona this season
Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players' association.

The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 07, 2020

Northbrook bans group sports and exercise programs, Glenview Park District closes park amenities
The village of Northbrook has prohibited residents from practicing group sports and holding exercise classes in an order effective immediately, President Sandy Frum said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

No one may gather to play close-contact group sports like basketball, soccer and football,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

School districts donate high-demand N95 masks, other PPE items to hospitals and first responders: ‘We're happy to do whatever we can to assure a healthy community'
Suburban school districts have donated thousands of gloves, masks and gowns to hospitals and first responders facing shortages of the personal protective equipment amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Since schools will be continuing remotely until at least April 30, per Governor J.B. Pritzker's...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

The Bears have a QB competition on their hands. And how good can Jimmy Graham be? The Bear Download podcast dives in.
Welcome to the Bear Download podcast, a weekly Chicago Bears podcast.

Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play.

The Bears have been busy this offseason. Maybe not Khalil Mack trade-busy, but busy nonetheless. That gives Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs plenty...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Stevenson High School announces tentative summer dates for prom, graduation and offers families a ‘sense of hope'
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted plans for high schools to hold in-person graduation and prom activities, but officials at Adlai E. Stevenson High School are moving forward with alternate plans.

Officials from Steven High School District 125, which is made up of the one high school, say there...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Bulls have interviews with at least 2 candidates for a new head of basketball operations, but several other targets are already off the board
The first day of the Bulls' search for a new top basketball executive had its share of ups and downs.

On one hand, they secured permission to interview at least two candidates, hosting a video interview with Jazz general manager Justin Zanik, according to ESPN, and scheduling one with Nuggets general...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Pritzker signs executive order allowing medical furloughs for IDOC inmates vulnerable to coronavirus
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has expanded eligibility for inmates' medical furloughs in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in state prisons.

Under an executive order signed Monday, the Illinois Department of Corrections director can allow "medically vulnerable" inmates to temporarily leave prison...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Tracey Marshall, former Hinsdale Central volleyball coach, dies at 42
Former Hinsdale Central girls volleyball coach Tracey Marshall, a star player at Downers Grove South and Illinois, died unexpectedly April 2 at her home in Bolingbrook, according to a brief obituary on the McCauley Funeral Chapel website. She was 42.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

4 Bears are named to the NFL's all-decade team for the 2010s
Four Bears players were named to the NFL's all-decade team for the 2010s, the league announced Monday.

Defensive end Julius Peppers, outside linebacker Khalil Mack and kick returners Devin Hester and Cordarrelle Patterson were among the 53 players and two coaches picked by the Pro Football Hall...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Watch live: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs executive order on COVID-19 benefits
Watch live as Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure all COVID-19-related benefits offered by the city are available to Chicago's immigrants and refugees. Get the latest updates here.

Watch live below:



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

ChicagoNow's 20 best posts of March 2020
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best blog posts throughout ChicagoNow.

Out of more than 1,000 posts published during the month of March, here are the 20 judged to be the best.

Becoming SuperMommy: No Rest for the Weary, or, Brain Surgery, Round 4, Fight!

Cancer Is Not A Gift:...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 06, 2020

Watch live: White House coronavirus task force holds press briefing
Members of the White House coronavirus task force are expected to hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. CDT. Get the latest updates here.

Watch live below:



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