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Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

The revelation came in a late Tuesday...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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

Parker had transferred to Middle Tennessee...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

"Megan should never disrespect our Country,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

Trevon Clark, 21, is charged with...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

The shooting took place just...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

While signaling she...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

Here is a timeline of events from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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




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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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




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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

In a ...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

Here is a timeline of events from...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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


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

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

But one aspect of Festival Next...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

But Cubs rookie pitcher Adbert Alzolay prefers...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

Wilmette Theft

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Ozzie Albies' late homer overshadows Adbert Alzolay's first start in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Braves
Albert Alzolay pitched well enough Tuesday night to be considered for another start next week against the Pirates.

But a more urgent matter is the Cubs' fickle offense, which was only 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and guilty of a brutal baserunning gaffe in the second inning of a 3-2...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Eloy Jimenez in the Home Run Derby? ‘The time is going to come.' For now, he's rooting for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Eloy Jimenez would gladly participate in the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Cleveland next month.

But the Sox rookie isn't expecting an invitation to the July 8 event and doesn't believe one is coming.

Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Indians first baseman/DH Carlos Santana...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Buckingham Fountain, police say
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver near Buckingham Fountain on Tuesday night, according to police.

At about 8:50 p.m., in the 500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, a man was hit by a black Range Rover traveling northbound, police said. The Range Rover then continued to travel...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Idaho man charged with murder after girlfriend, dogs killed
An eastern Idaho man has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he stabbed his girlfriend to death and buried her in their backyard, before also killing their two dogs. Philip Schwab, a 33-year-old zoo volunteer from Idaho Falls, was arraigned Tuesday in Bonneville County Court...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

LGBTQ Pride flags vandalized in possible hate crime at Wicker Park church
A week before thousands of Chicagoans fill North Side streets to share love, acceptance and pride for the LGBTQ community, a Wicker Park church is moving ahead after being targeted with messages of hate.

Early Sunday morning, a pride flag and transgender flag hung outside Wicker Park Lutheran Church...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

Ozzie Albies' go-ahead homer in the 7th is the difference as the Braves beat the Cubs 3-2
Three walks in the fifth inning kept Adbert Alzolay from pitching deeper in his first major-league start Tuesday night.

Alzolay managed to limit the Braves to one run in 4 2/3 innings, but the Cubs' inability to solve Ozzie Albies cost them in a 3-2 loss before a crowd of 37,333 at Wrigley Field.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 26, 2019

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

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

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Feds announce crackdown on tens of billions of robocalls made annually
The number of annoying robocalls ringing on your cellphone or landline could be reduced — at least temporarily — if a federal crackdown announced Tuesday is successful.

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

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

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Tributes to Michael Jackson flow on the 10th anniversary of his death
Michael Jackson's estate paid tribute to his artistry and charity Tuesday as fans began gathering to celebrate his memory on the 10th anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

"Ten years ago today, the world lost a gifted artist and extraordinary humanitarian," the Jackson estate said in a statement...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Willson Contreras can let his emotions get the best of him, but the Cubs love him anyway
The Cubs player responsible for putting rookie Adbert Alzolay in the proper state of mind Tuesday night was the same Willson Contreras who was at the center of a jawing match with Braves catcher Tyler Flowers one night earlier.

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Feds announce crackdown on tens of billions robocalls made annually
The number of annoying robocalls ringing on your cellphone or landline could be reduced — at least temporarily — if a federal crackdown announced Tuesday is successful.

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



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Hate robocalls? Here's what to do.
The number of annoying robocalls ringing on your cellphone or landline could be reduced if a federal crackdown announced Tuesday is successful.

But the Federal Trade Commission also advised consumers to help themselves, with these tips:

? Let unfamiliar phone numbers go directly to voicemail.

?...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Park District employees sold scrap metal for $64,000 in cash, set up Sam's Club accounts to get tax breaks, watchdog finds
Some Chicago Park District employees sold scrap metal for more than $60,000 in cash that never made its way back to the district, while others set up Sam's Club accounts using the district's tax-exempt status to buy personal items totaling thousands of dollars, the district's top watchdog found...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Countdown begins to Jan. 1 after Pritzker signs bill making marijuana legal in Illinois
A landmark battle in the war on drugs ended Tuesday, and a new approach to address racial inequities began, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker acted to legalize marijuana in Illinois effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Sponsors called the change "historic" as Pritzker signed into law a bill that will allow Illinois residents...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Cubs are impressed with Dallas Keuchel's quick return to the majors with the Braves
Cubs reliever Brad Brach usually needs eight spring appearances to declare himself ready for a season.

That's why he marvels at the quick return of left-hander Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner who will make his second start Wednesday for the Braves despite not signing...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

A Texas family used its car dealership to run a $33 million illegal sports gambling operation, prosecutors say
Members of a southeast Texas family acknowledged in federal court Tuesday that they ran illegal bookmaking from the father's used car dealership for more than three decades, an enterprise federal authorities described as one of the nation's biggest illegal sports gambling and money laundering operations.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

After Schaumburg woman missed choir practice, she was found dead. Now trial's underway for man accused of strangling, sexually assaulting her.
Friends of Tiffany Thrasher became worried when she didn't show up to sing in the church choir for Easter Sunday services two years ago and didn't return phone calls and messages, according to testimony in court Tuesday.

Two of the friends drove to the Schaumburg woman's apartment to check on her....



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Park District: Stay out of Humboldt Park lagoon due to toxic blue-green algae
Exposure to toxins produced by algae could harm people and pets.

Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Here's when marijuana will be legal in Illinois, and answers to other burning questions about recreational weed
Marking a historic moment in an expanding national movement, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation that makes recreational marijuana legal in Illinois.

After debate in Springfield earlier this year — during which one lawmaker even cracked eggs into a frying pan to depict the "brain...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Skokie explores creation of TIF district for Hilton hotel, technology park addition
Skokie village officials say a TIF district is needed to fund a major downtown development, but some local school officials aren't thrilled with the prospect.

Village officials are proposing the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district in downtown Skokie to help pay for the construction of...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Sycamore trees dropping leaves likely have anthracnose
My sycamore trees look absolutely terrible, with very few leaves growing yet — they seem to have been dropping off over the last few weeks, making a mess in the garden. Is there something that I can do to help these trees? I do not remember them being affected so much in past years.

? Beth Robertson,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Cook County inmate charged with trying to hire hit man
A 21-year-old Cook County Jail inmate has been charged with solicitation of murder after he allegedly tried to hire an undercover officer to kill two people connected to his pending murder case, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Tuesday.

Trevon Clark, who has been in custody since Aug. 22, 2018,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

A man being deported by ICE got away from agents at O'Hare by saying he was going to the restroom. It may be the last time Chicago police will help with deportation attempts.
Earlier this month, a man federal agents were trying to deport was being escorted through O'Hare International Airport when he escaped custody when he went to the restroom. He remains on the lam.

Chicago police officers were called upon by agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE,...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Rays owner says a shared season with Montreal is the best option: ‘I believe strongly in the sister-city concept'
The principal owner of the Rays says it's unrealistic for his team to play full time in the Tampa Bay area, and a shared season with Montreal is the best option.

"I don't see it happening in St. Petersburg and would be hard-pressed to see it working in Tampa from what I know," Stu Sternberg said...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

National effort to capture signatures of WWII veterans who fought the Battle of Iwo Jima now includes a Lincolnwood resident
In February 1945, Lincolnwood resident Maurice Lipshutz was a young Marine preparing to storm the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.

More than three quarters of a century later, Lipshutz, 93, who now lives in a retirement community in Lincolnwood, recently added his name to a flag that has garnered hundreds...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Takeda's 1,000-employee headquarters in Deerfield to close by end of the year
Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. will close its massive Deerfield headquarters, where about 1,000 people work, by the end of the year, the company said Tuesday.

Takeda announced last fall that it would close its U.S. headquarters in Deerfield and move the work to Boston following its...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Movie review: 'Yesterday' doesn't quite come together, but it's almost impossible not to like
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis' "Yesterday" requires its viewers to take quite a few leaps of faith. First, you have to wholeheartedly buy into the rule that, categorically, the best songs ever written are by The Beatles. They're great songs, to be sure. But in "Yesterday," they are revelatory,...

Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Alinea takes No. 37 spot on World's 50 Best Restaurants list, down from 34
The annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list of, you guessed it, the 50 best restaurants in the world was just announced at a ceremony in Singapore.

As has been the case for years, Alinea is the only Chicago restaurant to make the cut. After slipping 13 places from number 21 to 34 last year, its...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

CTA says switching error caused Green Line derailment
Two rail workers failed to properly align a switch on the Green Line tracks earlier this month, causing a derailment that sent seven people to the hospital, the CTA said Tuesday.

The southbound "L" train derailed near 47th Street on the morning of June 6, with 30 people aboard. Seven people suffered...



Chicago Tribune
Jun 25, 2019

Cubs hope to solve Braves left-hander Max Fried as Adbert Alzolay makes his 1st big-league start
For the Cubs to make the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, they'll have to fare better against left-handers than they have so far this season.

The Cubs are 7-8 in games against left-handed starters entering Tuesday night's game against Braves lefty Max Fried (8-3). The Cubs are batting...



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