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Chicago Tribune
Apr 24, 2019

Construction worker injured in Kennedy Expressway crash, police say
A construction worker was expected to survive getting struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning on the Kennedy Expressway, Illinois State Police said.

The man was injured following a two-vehicle crash around 12:50 a.m. on the inbound I-90 near the Cumberland exit, according to a state police spokesman.

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Chicago Tribune
Apr 24, 2019

Suspect in shooting tied to social media arrested in Virginia Beach
Fugitive trackers in Virginia Beach arrested a young Chicago man sought in connection to a fatal 2017 shooting over an angry message left on Facebook.

Officials with the several Virginia law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal's, assisted in arresting Queon Smith near a fast food business...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 24, 2019

Ask Amy: Parenthood points and perks don't add up
Dear Amy: My husband and I met five years ago. We traveled extensively, mostly out of necessity. I worked as a consultant, traveling for work. Vacations were great because my work travel gave me point status at hotels, as well as big client bonuses.

I now work from home and take care of our 1-year-old.

...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 24, 2019

Jose Quintana tosses a 7-inning gem, Javier Baez shines and the Cubs push past the Dodgers 7-2
Jose Quintana's scoreless streak ended Tuesday night at 16 innings, but he continued his recent mastery and was aided by all-around support by shortstop Javier Baez. The Cubs pulled away for a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field for their fifth win in their last six games.

Quintana pitched...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 24, 2019

Man killed in Englewood double shooting
One man was killed, another man wounded, in a shooting Tuesday night in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, police said.

The two men were inside of a car when they heard the gunshots around 9:35 p.m. in the 200 block of West 57th Street, police said.

Bullets hit a 26-year-old man...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

College basketball recruiting tracker: Top-50 recruit Kofi Cockburn tweets that he has signed with Illinois
Illinois fans can finally exhale: Prized recruit Kofi Cockburn, who committed to the Illini in January, indicated that he has signed his national letter of intent with a tweet Tuesday night, six days into the spring signing period.

The Jamaican-born Cockburn is a 7-foot, 290-pound center at Oak...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Podcast: Previewing the Bears' approach to the NFL draft
Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer sink their teeth into how the Bears will approach the NFL draft, including the odds they will take a running back. (Hint: They're pretty high.)

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cubs 7, Dodgers 2
Photos from the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Dodgers game April 23, 2019, at Wrigley Field. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune)



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Jose Quintana tosses 7-inning gem as Cubs surge past Dodgers 7-2
Jose Quintana's scoreless streak ended Tuesday night at 16 innings, but he continued his recent mastery and was aided by all-around support by shortstop Javier Baez as the Cubs pulled away to a 7-2 victory over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field for their fifth win in their last six games.

Quintana pitched...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

A loose and casual Kim Foxx talks about all the criticism over the Jussie Smollett fallout — 'This thing is crazy'
Moments into a talk show billed as "Kim Foxx Fights Back," co-host and Block Club Chicago journalist Jen Sabella brought up the issue that recently put Foxx in the crosshairs of countless critics: her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution.

Foxx jokingly took a long sip of her drink...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

2 children, 4 adults hurt in crash after driver tries to flee CPD on West Side
Six people were hospitalized, including two children, after a driver tried to escape police Tuesday night in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers attempted to pull over a silver sedan in the 3400 block of West Congress Parkway for a traffic...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger arrives at Wrigley Field on a Christian Yelich-like tear
It was apparent during the first couple of innings of Tuesday night's showdown against the Dodgers that Cubs fans were treating this game a little more seriously than usual.

The wild reaction to Javier Baez's successful game of hide-and-seek with first baseman David Freese in the second inning...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Here's what we know about the disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew 'AJ' Freund of Crystal Lake
Here's what we know about the disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund of Crystal Lake.

— According to police, the boy's parents, Andrew Freund and JoAnn Cunningham, said AJ was last seen at bedtime — about 9 p.m. — on Wednesday night. When they woke up Thursday and could not find him, they...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cubs might have to rework their pitching staff yet again
The Cubs will be forced to tinker with their greatest asset — the pitching staff.

And the expected changes involve more than just the impending return of left-handed ace Jon Lester.

Tyler Chatwood's sterling performance Sunday, Mike Montgomery's recovery from a left lat injury and the indefinite...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

911 call, previous police reports released as Crystal Lake 5-year-old Andrew 'AJ' Freund remains missing
Parents Andrew Freund and JoAnn Cunningham sat inside a McHenry County courtroom on Tuesday — and at one point hugged — surrounded by much concern over the fates of their two sons. One remains missing. The other remains for now in the care of the state's child welfare agency.

The older son, 5-year-old...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Victims' friends and families voice their concerns as Ripper killer controversy continues in Aurora
At a special meeting Monday night, Wayside Cross Ministries board members decided unanimously to continue providing housing and Christian counseling in Aurora to Ripper Crew killer Thomas Kokoraleis, despite the controversy that has swirled around the 58-year-old man since his release last month...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Waukegan mayor and his mother named in federal lawsuit alleging violation of First Amendment rights
A Waukegan man alleges in a federal civil rights lawsuit that he was threatened with losing his public housing and being jailed after he forwarded a political posting on Facebook that has crudely drawn devil horns added to photos of Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham and his mother, Mary Ross Cunningham,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

A Facebook post of Waukegan mayor, his mother and crudely drawn devil horns results in federal lawsuit
A Waukegan man alleges in a federal civil rights lawsuit that he was threatened with the loss of his public housing and being jailed after he forwarded a political posting on Facebook with crudely drawn devil horns added to photos of Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham and his mother, Mary Ross Cunningham,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Naperville native James Holzhauer becomes second person in 'Jeopardy' history to earn more than $1 million
James Holzhauer topped the $1 million mark on "Jeopardy!" Tuesday when he added $118,816 to his winnings, making him only the second person in the quiz show's history to do so.

The Naperville native's exact 14-day total to $1,061,554.

"Despite what ‘The Social Network' says, $1 million felt really...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Trial opens in earnest for ex-top aide to Dorothy Brown on perjury charges
The FBI had been investigating bribes-for-jobs allegations in Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown's office for more than a year when one of Brown's top aides was subpoenaed in the fall of 2015 to testify before a federal grand jury.

Beena Patel, who at the time supervised about 500 employees,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Jared Kushner plays down Russian interference as 'a couple Facebook ads.' Mueller says their involvement was 'sweeping and systematic.'
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did.

Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Treasury ignores deadline for providing Trump's tax returns to Democrats; White House official defies subpoena
The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Why Democrats should resist impeachment
By doing their jobs thoroughly and fairly, Robert Mueller and his team produced mass frustration. Those who hoped the report would dispel every cloud over Donald Trump, leaving clear skies for the remainder of his term, were disappointed. Those who wished for a steamer trunk full of smoking guns,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Southland crime: Police say Oak Lawn man nearly hit police with car while fleeing, more
Chicago Ridge DOMESTIC BATTERY: James Williams, 45, of Chicago Ridge, was arrested and accused of domestic battery April 10 in the 10400 block of Natoma Avenue, police said.

NO LICENSE: Andrew Jackson, 48, of Chicago, was arrested and accused of driving without a valid drivers license April 11...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Liverpool will open its U.S. tour with the 1st soccer match at Notre Dame Stadium


As chief commercial officer of Premier League power Liverpool FC, Billy Hogan knows the meaning of "iconic."

Hogan used that word to describe Notre Dame Stadium, where Liverpool will begin its preseason U.S. tour this summer.

Liverpool will face Borussia Dortmund at 7 p.m. July 19 in South Bend,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Man charged with taking Bolingbrook cops on a chase into Naperville won't see $1M bail reduced
A Bolingbrook man accused of running into a police officer with a car and then leading police on a chase that ended in Naperville will remain in the Will County jail on $1 million bail.

Jonathan Mosley, 27, appeared before a Will County judge Monday via video from the Will County jail. Mosley,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Hebron students join rally for public education: 'We must take action'
A half-dozen Hebron high schoolers urged lawmakers to support teacher pay and public education Tuesday morning in the second education funding rally in town in the last two weeks..

About 80 people, including educators, students and supporters, gathered in front of Hebron Middle School as several...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

A mural in Oak Park showing only white children highlights the clash of old art and modern sensibilities
Another one of the time bombs unintentionally set in the 1930s detonated this month in Oak Park.

On April 12, administrators at Julian Middle School removed from the student lunchroom a New Deal-era mural showing scores of people, mostly children, frolicking merrily by a frozen pond — skating,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

I vant you to take this veek's Tvitter poll
The funniest tweets of the past week presented in a click-poll for readers.

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

During three-hour tour of the galaxy with 'Avengers: Endgame,' when can you take a bathroom break?
"Avengers: Endgame" is three hours and one minute long, which makes one nervous about taking bathroom breaks at the worst possible time. So we did that for you (with as few spoilers as possible):

If need be, the first 17 minutes of the film can be missed (rehashing of Thanos' handiwork from the...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' review: Marvel's game of stones reaches a gratifying climax
"You should've gone for the head." So uttered Josh Brolin as Thanos last year, in "Avengers: Infinity Wars," just before he snapped his gloved fingers and cut the population of the known universe in half.

Even if you knew, logically, the scene was a lie waiting for a do-over, that sucker-punch...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

‘Avengers: Endgame' review: Marvel's game of stones reaches a gratifying climax
"You should've gone for the head." So uttered Josh Brolin as Thanos last year, in "Avengers: Infinity War," just before he snapped his gloved fingers and cut the population of the known universe in half.

Even if you knew, logically, the scene was a lie waiting for a do-over, that sucker-punch ending...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Rents rise, supply drops — Chicago's affordable housing woes mount
Along Milwaukee Avenue around Logan Square, the change is easy to spot: Taquerias and two-flats are giving way to sleek apartment high-rises, ramen bars and boulangeries that serve the urban gentry.

Unease over gentrification, which has driven up rents and driven out longtime working-class residents,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Robbie Gould wants the 49ers to trade him. Can the former Bears kicker come home again?
To ensure they wouldn't miss out on the quarterback they viewed as the key to turning around the franchise, the Bears made a draft-night trade with the 49ers two years ago to select Mitch Trubisky.

To ensure the kicking problems that have plagued them for three seasons — double doink, anyone? —...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Police: Female suspect sought in Portage bank robbery
Portage police said a woman robbed a bank at a busy intersection Tuesday afternoon and they are asking the public for assistance.

Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said around 2:30 p.m., the woman entered BMO Harris at U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road and robbed the bank, handing the teller a note...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Two Brothers Barrel House opening Monday in downtown Naperville, specializing in spirits
When the Craftsman Cafe reopens Monday as Two Brother's Barrel House, gone will be the espresso machine, food display case and overhead menu, replaced by a bar and restaurant showcasing the company's spirits line.

Two Brothers closed the first-floor cafe and second-floor Modern Tavern on March...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Police reports from inside home of missing Crystal Lake boy AJ Freund tell of dog feces, broken windows, no power, drug needle
Police reports based primarily on visits to a Crystal Lake house from where a 5-year-old boy remains missing describe a site of filthy living conditions, physical confrontations and possible drug use.

Andrew "AJ" Freund went missing from the home on Dole Avenue in the northwest suburb sometime...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Bartlett man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in strangulation death of his wife in 2017
A Bartlett man who strangled his wife when a fight turned violent pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder.

Carlo Madonia, 60, had been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in connection with May 31, 2017, death of his wife, Nancy, 58, at their 224 Lido Trail home. Those charges...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

The Spin: Pete Buttigieg is in Chicago for fundraisers | Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires back at Bill Wirtz | Another chapter added to Jussie Smollett case
The Obama factor looms large as South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg hits the Chicago area today for a pair of fundraisers. Plenty of big donors from President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns are now opening up their wallets for Buttigieg, the small-town Indiana mayor who's part of a growing...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Chicago man who drove car toward Elmhurst officer sentenced to three years in prison
A Chicago man a prosecutor described as desperate to avoid time behind bars is returning to prison after he was sentenced Tuesday for driving his car at an Elmhurst police officer during a traffic stop.

Byron Auterberry, 44, was sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated assault by a DuPage...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Garrett Popcorn Shops lures us not with secrets, but with ... popcorn
"Nobody makes it like you do" would be a fine compliment to a chef. Any abuelita or yiayia knows the joy of tweaking a recipe to perfection. A perhaps even sweeter pleasure comes from years of guarding that recipe closely. Exclusivity is a point of pride for grandmas and a competitive advantage...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Is White Sox slugger Jose Abreu pulling out of his typical April slump? Check the numbers.
Jose Abreu and April typically haven't hit it off.

The White Sox first baseman and designated hitter had a miserable start to the month. For example, he has had 22 strikeouts — four more than his total last April — and the Sox still have seven games left in the month.

In each of the previous three...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Another Republican enters primary race to challenge first-term Democrat Lauren Underwood in west and northwest suburbs
The ranks of Republicans lining up to challenge first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood next year grew Tuesday with the entry of Ted Gradel of Naperville.

Gradel's announcement video was narrated by former University of Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. It includes scenes of Gradel...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Spoofing charges dropped against Chicago software developer for program used in trading fraud scheme
Last year, during a crackdown on spoofing — a form of high-speed computer trading fraud — federal prosecutors charged a Chicago software developer with creating a program that helped a rogue trader net millions in illegal gains.

On Tuesday, after his recent trial ended in a hung jury, all charges...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Suspended Cubs shortstop Addison Russell to begin assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, entering the final stages of his 40-game suspension, will start an assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.

Russell, who accepted the suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, has spent the last four weeks in extended spring training....



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

As Supreme Court signals it might allow citizenship question on U.S. census, Illinois groups fear undercount
Some Illinois groups and elected officials are worried that a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census will result in an inaccurate head count and have a negative impact on the state.

Those worries deepened Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the issue and signaled that...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell to begin assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, entering the final stages of his 40-game suspension, will start an assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.

Russell, who accepted the suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, has spent the last four weeks in extended spring training....



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Financial adviser testifies he paid Notre Dame and Northwestern football players
The college basketball bribery trial has spilled over into football, and Notre Dame and Northwestern have been implicated.

Marty Blazer, a Pittsburgh-area financial adviser and government witness, testified Tuesday in New York — according to tweets from reporters covering the trial — that from...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cubs' Joe Maddon wades into beer world with Try Not to Suck lager (which, fortunately, doesn't suck)
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon's iconic slogan — "Try Not to Suck" — has been a World Series rallying cry. It has been a T-shirt. And a book title. Now, naturally, it is a beer.

Maddon said Tuesday he considered developing a beer to benefit his charitable foundation, Respect 90, for at least a...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Board punts complaint against Hammond schools Lake prosecutor, state
Allegations that Hammond school officials used taxpayer dollars to promote two public questions in 2017 are being tossed to prosecutors and Indiana auditors.

The Lake County Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Tuesday sent a complaint against the School City of Hammond questioning the...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Ex-watchdog says state ethics panel buried report of misconduct by fellow legislator in process she calls 'broken'
The former Illinois legislative inspector general says the ethics commission that oversaw her work buried a report of alleged misconduct by one of their fellow legislators, just one sign of a system she describes as "broken."

In an op-ed published online Tuesday by the Tribune, ex-watchdog Julie...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Lake County judge again rules against use of texts in Gliniewicz trial
A Lake County judge upheld his own previous ruling Tuesday afternoon by denying a state motion to reconsider a ban on certain texts that prosecutors claim prove their case against Melodie Gliniewicz, charged with theft from the former Fox Lake Police Explorer unit.

The ruling could set up an appeal...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

'We need to nail this draft': With only 5 picks, Bears GM Ryan Pace aims to stay aggressive
Ryan Pace isn't sure how he'll handle himself Thursday night. For the first time in his tenure as Bears general manager, Pace will find himself in a relaxed atmosphere at Halas Hall on the first night of the NFL draft. The Bears don't have a first-round pick. As a matter of fact, Pace's first selection...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

What happens when the money runs short for Social Security and Medicare?
There are Americans cashing their first Social Security checks this year who had better make backup plans. By the time they hit their early 80s, the U.S. government might cut their retirement pay by 25 percent.

As for Medicare, get ready to pay a larger share of the bills, retirees, because that...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Iowa Cubs pitcher Trevor Clifton finds peace after building a low-cost, 104-square-foot tiny house
Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of the team's minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built tiny house this summer.

Trevor Clifton was a 12th round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He made his Triple-A debut with...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Bears honor Akiem Hicks and Roquan Smith as Piccolo Award winners
The Bears honored 2018 Piccolo Award winners Akiem Hicks and Roquan Smith at a ceremony Tuesday morning at Halas Hall.

The awards, voted on by teammates, annually recognize one Bears veteran and one rookie who show dedication, loyalty, teamwork, a commitment to excellence and a sense of humor,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Citing IG review, Kim Foxx won't testify before Cook County Board about Jussie Smollett case
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will not be testifying about her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett case when the County Board meets later this week, according to a letter she sent to commissioners on the matter.

Foxx told Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison that testifying before...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Jussie Smollett's attorneys ridicule as 'comical' a lawsuit by brothers allegedly paid to stage attack
Two brothers who allege Jussie Smollett paid them to stage an attack on the "Empire" actor filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Smollett's attorneys, saying the high-profile legal team has continued to smear them after Cook County prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett.

The defamation...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Shooting near Mundelein that injured man was related to gang activity, police say
Investigators believe the recent shooting near Mundelein that seriously injured a 22-year-old man was an isolated incident related to gang activity, the Lake County Sheriff's office said Tuesday.

Authorities have been investigating the shooting since sheriff deputies responded around 2:15 a.m....



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

10-story, 248-unit Northwest Side senior development stalls despite local alderman's support
A big senior housing project set for the Northwest Side may have been derailed Tuesday when an outgoing alderman stopped the project from coming to a vote.

Ald. John Arena, 45th, has been working for years to get a project greenlighted for an enormous vacant lot at the Six Corners shopping district....



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cubs starter Jose Quintana tries to slow down a potent Dodgers lineup in the series opener at Wrigley Field
Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana will try to shut down a potent Dodgers lineup Tuesday night when he takes the mound in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

The Dodgers are batting only .247 against lefties, compared with .279 against right-handers.

Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA) posted...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Congregation going through village process to keep operating inside Glenview memory care facility
The Glenview Village Board has given initial approval to an ordinance allowing Congregation Ahavat Olam to continue operating as a religious institution inside a memory care facility.

Emerald Place, a memory care facility operated by health care insurer Anthem Inc., opened in 2017 at 1879 Chestnut...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Trying to navigate neighborhood construction projects? New interactive tool makes it easier to chart your route.
It's spring at last, which means Chicago-area residents will be seeing more orange construction cones, along with robins and daffodils.

A city data tool, which became public on Tuesday, allows residents to see the location of current and proposed road repair and utility projects in every neighborhood.

...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

United Airlines agent in Houston charged after racial slur accusation
A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb. 26 incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport. United says...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Lincolnwood determines ownership of disputed property
Lincolnwood officials and Trustee-elect Craig Klatzco said they have resolved a dispute over which portions of a stretch of pavement adjacent to Klatzco's family business are owned by the village or Klatzco.

After a review during its Committee of the Whole meeting on April 16, the Village Board...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

The decline of reclining: If you like to lay back during your flight, your options are getting scarcer
When you're settling in for a long flight, every inch counts — including the ones you can lose when the passenger in front of you reclines their seat.

American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines already limit coach passengers to a 2-inch recline on most domestic flights, and some...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Ryan Pace says the Bears 'feel good about' what they received in the Jordan Howard trade
Bears general manager Ryan Pace didn't divulge much Tuesday about his mindset when he traded running back Jordan Howard to the Eagles last month.

Speaking to the media for the first time since the March 28 trade, Pace simply said he felt good about the running backs the Bears have on their roster....



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Robbie Gould's trade request adds new intrigue to the Bears' search for a kicker
Bears fans aching for Robbie Gould to return and solve the team's kicker problem have a new glimmer of hope.

Gould has informed the 49ers he won't sign their franchise tag tender, and he has requested a trade. ESPN reported the unexpected development, quoting Gould and his agent in the report.

...

Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Cops search for dealers on West Side after 2 dead among 14 hospitalized in drug overdoses
At least 14 people suffered overdoses after ingesting drugs Tuesday morning on the West Side, according to police, who were investigating two deaths in connection with the overdoses, which appeared to have involved opioids.

One person was found dead at the 600 block of North Homan Avenue around...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Age-restricted single-family homes with $750K price tags to be built in south Naperville
Although Naperville City Council members seemed leery of the $750,000 price tag, they approved 10 single-family, age-restricted homes near Book and Hassert Roads in south Naperville.

The Enclave subdivision, for adults age 55 and over, will be built on 4.5 acres of land northeast of the Book/Hassert...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

A woman who transformed her Gary home's front yard into an urban farm is facing some opposition
Aja Yasir's urban farm surrounding her modest home on the 500 block of McKinley Street in Gary is labeled "Rose for Yaminah," in honor of her infant daughter who died in 2016, just before her family moved into the home on the city's west side.

"She died at just 3 weeks old," Yasir told me. "When...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Do shots, then do 'Macbeth,' what could go wrong? 'Drunk Shakespeare' is coming to Chicago's Loop


A new 120-seat theater is coming to the Loop. On Wabash Avenue, right by the Halal Guys and a Taco Bell Cantina, just across the street from the Elephant & Castle pub, will sit The Lion Theatre, the dedicated street-level home of "Drunk Shakespeare."







The whisky starts to flow on May 2. And the...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Wisconsin man, 24, unveiled as $768 million Powerball jackpot winner
A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation's third-largest, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets.

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, said he was sorting through $10 worth of quick-pick tickets after the March...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Liverpool to open U.S. tour at Notre Dame Stadium vs. Borussia Dortmund
Notre Dame Stadium will be the first of three U.S. stops on Liverpool's preseason tour, the Premier League power announced Tuesday.

Liverpool will face Borussia Dortmund at 7 p.m. July 19 in South Bend, Ind. The exhibition will be the first competitive soccer match at Notre Dame Stadium, according...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Former legislative inspector general for Illinois: Investigation reports should be public
The office of the legislative inspector general in Illinois is broken. The LIG is supposed to be an independent, objective official to whom anyone can go to lodge a complaint about unethical or wrongful conduct by members of the Illinois General Assembly. But the legislative inspector general is...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Islamic State bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for New Zealand mosque massacres, top official says
As the death toll from the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the attackers, while the country's prime minister warned that several suspects armed with explosives are still at large.

Another...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Wisconsin man, 24, unveiled as $763 million Powerball jackpot winner
A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation's third-largest, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets.

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, said he was sorting through $10 worth of quick-pick tickets after the March...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Judge says the Robert Kraft massage video should not be released for now
A video that police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying a masseuse for sex at a massage parlor should not be publicly released for now, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Kim Foxx's office agrees to special prosecutor in case of man accused of fighting with cops
The case of a man accused of scuffling with Chicago cops will be handled by a special prosecutor after officers involved in the incident cited links between State's Attorney Kim Foxx and the defendant.

Eight Chicago police officers filed a petition last week asking for the special prosecutor in...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

After new video released, Indiana police see huge spike in tips about two girls killed in 2017
Indiana authorities say they received about 1,000 tips in 24 hours after a news conference updating their investigation into the 2017 killings of two teenage girls.

Indiana State Police said Tuesday the tips came to a task force via email, tip line and directly to participating law enforcement...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Doctors induce labor after pregnant woman's vehicle is struck by driver who officials say was drunk and going wrong way on I-355
Doctors had to induce labor for a pregnant woman who was struck head-on by an alleged drunken driver going the wrong way on Interstate 355 on Sunday, DuPage County prosecutors said Monday.

After delivery, the infant was placed in the neo-natal intensive care unit at an area hospital, prosecutors...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Should U.S. census ask about citizenship? Supreme Court takes up question as Illinoisans worry about impact on state
Some Illinois groups and elected officials are worried that a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census will result in an inaccurate head count and have a negative impact on the state.

Those worries deepened Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the issue and signaled that...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his 2020 bid on Thursday, source says
Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-runner in the crowded...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Mountain climbers hired to install tarps to protect gutted Notre Dame Cathedral roof from rain
Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris.

The looming bad weather threatens to further damage the 850-year-old...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

New fitness center with ties to the Chicago Bears opens in Vernon Hills
A specialty fitness center called Bears Fit that involves a partnership with the Chicago Bears recently opened for business in a Vernon Hills shopping center formerly anchored by Sports Authority.

From "young aspiring athletes" to older people working on age-related strength and agility improvements,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Starbucks adding needle-disposal boxes to restrooms
Starbucks, recognizing it's often a safe space for the most vulnerable visitors, has installed needle-disposal boxes in some locations.

The coffee giant started adding the boxes in several U.S. markets this January after receiving requests from employees last year, a spokeswoman said. It will add...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Iowa Cubs pitcher Trevor Clifton finds peace after building low-cost, 104-square-foot tiny house
Most players for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs live in hotels or apartments during the season, but one of their minor league pitchers has chosen to live in a self-built 104-square-foot tiny house this summer.

Trevor Clifton was a 12th round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He made his Triple-A...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Obama factor looms large as South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds presidential fundraisers in Chicago, Evanston
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, whose momentum among the expansive field of Democratic presidential hopefuls has caught some political observers by surprise, will be in Chicago and a nearby suburb on Tuesday for two campaign fundraisers.

And the Obama factor looms large.

John Atkinson, a Chicago...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Popular produce market Stanley's abruptly closes; real estate remains for sale
Stanley's Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, a popular produce market on Chicago's North Side, has closed after 52 years in business.

The market at 1558 N. Elston Ave. was open for business on Sunday, but did not open Monday morning, said Peter Panagiotaros. He is the son of Stanley's founder Stelios Panagiotaros,...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Slowik: After coin toss, Emergency Management Agency deputy director wins Sauk Village trustee seat
A toss of an 1899 silver dollar decided a tie in an election for trustee in Sauk Village.

Gary Bell called tails and won a seat on the village board when the coin landed tails-side up.

Bell and Beth Zupon each received 288 votes after all ballots were counted following the April 2 election, the...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Garrett Popcorn alleges former employee stole secret recipes. 'Once it has been shared, there is no way to "undo" the disclosure,' lawsuit says.
Garrett Popcorn Shops says it guards its recipes so closely that only three employees have access to the information, by verifying their identity via thumbprint.

On Monday, the company, whose formal name is CaramelCrisp, filed a federal lawsuit against one of those three people who it says was...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Don Gelsomino steps down from coaching Ridgewood football
Don Gelsomino made quite an impact during his three seasons leading the Ridgewood football program.

So much of an impact, in fact, that his players were not prepared to see him go.

In a team meeting in his classroom at Ridgewood last week, Gelsomino told his players that he would be stepping down...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

What happened? A timeline of the Jussie Smollett case
Actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men attacked him near his apartment building in Streeterville, slipping a noose around his neck and yelling racial and homophobic slurs. More than three weeks later, authorities said they believed Smollett was lying and charged him with...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

North Coast Music Festival announces lineup for its 10th anniversary, move to Northerly Island
North Coast Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with headliners Bassnectar and Major Lazer — and a new home at Northerly Island.

Announced Tuesday, the festival will return Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-31) and include additional electro DJs and performers Jauz, Jai Wolf, Tchami, Flux...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Burr Ridge Village Board poised to kill valet licensing ordinance weeks after approving it
Just weeks after it passed, Burr Ridge may soon do away with an ordinance that requires valet operators to get a license from the village.

The Village Board agreed to consider rescinding the ordinance next month after vigorous debate Monday between board members and residents.

The requirement has...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Code violation lawsuits mount as tenants bolt from troubled housing nonprofit that owns 81 Chicago buildings
After buying 81 apartment buildings on Chicago's South Side, a housing charity was running short on cash, losing tenants and racking up code violations when a new group of leaders came in around Thanksgiving to make things right.

Nearly five months later, however, city code lawsuits against the...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Elmhurst committee recommends 8-story residential building for Addison Avenue
Another tall residential building may soon rise on Addison Avenue if Elmhurst City Council members accept its Development Committee's decision Monday to recommend approval of an eight-story apartment building on the east side of Addison north of Second Street.

The building, 92 feet tall, would...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Bob Costas and John Smoltz will call tonight's Cubs-Dodgers game — and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'
MLB Network analysts Bob Costas and John Smoltz return to Wrigley Field on Tuesday night for the first time since they called a Cubs-Brewers game on Sept. 11.

They'll have an extra duty to perform: Leading fans in singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch, a first...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Crystal Lake police release 911 call of father reporting Andrew 'AJ' Freund missing; search for 5-year-old continuing today
As the search continued Tuesday morning for missing Crystal Lake 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund, police released the 911 recording of his father calling to report his disappearance on Thursday.

The boy was last seen Wednesday night at bedtime.

In the 911 call, AJ's father, Andrew Freund, speaking...



Chicago Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

Evanston touts compost efforts as the city aims to eventually divert all trash
As Earth Day festivities are in the spotlight this week, Evanston leaders have been touting what they say is the biggest municipal compost program in the state of Illinois.

The program operates with the help of a local woman-owned business that hopes to keep expanding to meet the city's climate...



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