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Chicago Tribune
Nov 28, 2019

Boy, 14, shot after mom and younger brother pick him up from homecoming dance at Von Steuben high school
A 14-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded after his mother and younger brother picked him up from a homecoming dance at Von Steuben high school Thursday night, according to Chicago police.

The boy, a freshman at the school, was hit in the back of the head about 10:30 p.m. as he rode in...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Southwest pilots union chief: 737 Max ‘arrogance, ignorance, and greed should and will haunt Boeing for eternity'
The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company.

The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing is raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly line to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks' 5-3 win over the Golden Knights, including Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist heading in opposite directions
It took eight games and parts of three seasons, but the Blackhawks finally have a victory over the Golden Knights.

The idea that the vaunted Hawks — winners of three Stanley Cups in the last decade — wouldn't be able to beat the NHL's newest team was unthinkable. Until it happened.

The Hawks played...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Missionary Baptist church in Washington Park, across the street from a firehouse, ‘extensively damaged' in early morning fire
When the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church on the city's South Side caught fire early Thursday, firefighters were on scene in less than a minute.

That's because a Chicago Fire Department firehouse is across the street from the small church, 5849 S. State St. in the Washington Park neighborhood,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Southwest pilots union chief fears Boeing is rushing return of 737 Max
The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company.

The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing is raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly line to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Northern Illinois quarterback takes brutal cheap shot to the head — but keeps playing
Northern Illinois quarterback Ross Bowers is one tough hombre.

He took a vicious cheap shot Wednesday night at Toledo but stayed in the game. The Huskies won 31-28 on Josh Richardson's late 25-yard field goal to improve to 4-6, 3-3 in Mid-American Conference play.

The ugly play occurred early in...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

5 takeaways from Northwestern's 72-63 win over Providence, including a defensive shakeup and atrocious ballhandling
Chris Collins took a while to make it to the interview room Wednesday night. He arrived in a T-shirt and with messed-up hair resulting from a celebration.

If its first two games are any indication, Northwestern basketball is in for a wild ride.

Five days after they face-planted in a season-opening...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Former Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman — who wasn't invited — calls reunion ‘sad'
The Black Crowes made waves this week when they officially announced a lengthy reunion tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album "Shake Your Money Maker."

The news was chiefly met with excitement and positive vibes, including glowing reviews of their first show in six years at...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks' 5-3 win over the Golden Knights, including Kirby Dach and Adam Boqvist (probably) heading in opposite directions
It took eight games and parts of three seasons, but the Blackhawks finally have a victory over the Golden Knights.

The idea that the vaunted Hawks — winners of three Stanley Cups in the last decade — wouldn't be able to beat the NHL's newest team was unthinkable. Until it happened.

The Hawks played...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Missonary Baptist church in Washington Park, across the street from a firehouse, ‘extensively damaged' in early morning fire
When the Cedar Grove Missonary Baptist Church on the city's South Side caught fire early Thursday, firefighters were on scene in less than a minute.

That's because a Chicago Fire Department firehouses is across the street from the small church, 5849 S. State St. in the Washington Park neighborhood,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

A special Bear Download podcast: An inside look at why the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky in 2017
Welcome to the Bear Download podcast.

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

Rich and Dan discuss their 10-chapter examination of why the Bears drafted Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. In a supplement to the project, the guys provide...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Fantasy football Week 11 lineups: Who should you start — and who should sit?
Here's who to start — and sit — for fantasy football in Week 11 of the NFL.



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

5 observations from rewatching the Bears' win over the Lions, including 3 magnificent touchdowns and David Montgomery's game-saving grit
The Bears ended their four-game losing streak Sunday with a 20-13 win over the Lions. Here are five observations from rewatching the CBS telecast and coaches' film via the NFL Game Pass subscription service.

1. Mitch Trubisky's three touchdown passes should provide an offensive spark - or at least...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Daywatch: Lightfoot doubles down on allegations against Uber, Lake Erie's massive toxic algae blooms and 6 takeaways from Trump impeachment hearings
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Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Cleveland residents are used to their water being brown, but they don't know why. The answer lies at the bottom of Lake Erie.
Since moving to the Cleveland area seven years ago, Malina Cano Rauschenfels has become accustomed to discolored water flowing from her faucet, although she has never fully understood the reason behind the yellow or brownish tinge.

Cano Rauschenfels, 41, who tutors schoolchildren in music from...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Cleveland residents are used to their water being brown, even if they don't know why. The answer lies at the bottom of Lake Erie.
Since moving to the Cleveland area seven years ago, Malina Cano Rauschenfels has become accustomed to discolored water flowing from her faucet, although she has never fully understood the reason behind the yellow or brownish tinge.

Cano Rauschenfels, 41, who tutors schoolchildren in music from...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

In the Great Lakes' most productive fishing grounds, algae-fueled dead zones are eroding livelihoods
From his lakefront dock in Crystal Rock, 70 miles west of Cleveland, Dean Koch still gleefully reminisces on his career as a commercial fisherman in the heyday.

At his first industry meeting in Sandusky in the late 1960s, fishing moguls booked the entire Holiday Inn and filled all the rooms. Back...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

What are algae blooms and dead zones?
In coastal communities across the planet, algae blooms and dead zones are increasing in frequency and magnitude, due, in part, to human activities and climate change. These ecological threats could have wide-ranging impacts on wildlife, fishing industries and coastal recreation. Here's a primer...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

The shallowest Great Lake provides drinking water for more people than any other. Algae blooms are making it toxic — and it's getting worse.
Every year, an explosion of microscopic life reigns over western Lake Erie, forming a green slick of algae and bacteria so massive and vibrant that it can be seen from space.

The harmful algae bloom slimes fishing boats, paints beaches in toxins and engulfs water intake cribs. In 2014, it left...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Climate change is making Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms worse. Ohioans have resorted to bottled water and beach trips to other states.
Every year, an explosion of microscopic life reigns over western Lake Erie, forming a green slick of algae and bacteria so massive and vibrant that it can be seen from space.

The harmful algae bloom slimes fishing boats, paints beaches in toxins and engulfs water intake cribs. In 2014, it left...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

'Yale or Harvard would never do this': Grads upset Penn Law changed name after $125 million gift
PHILADELPHIA Did you graduate from Penn Law? Better buy your sweatshirt and other swag soon. The University of Pennsylvania law school's name has changed to Carey Law, after a $125 million donation that included the naming rights to one of America's oldest law colleges. Grads, faculty and students...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

The Blackhawks never had defeated the Golden Knights, but Kirby Dach's 1st career 2-point game leads the way in a 5-3 victory
The firsts just kept coming.

Zack Smith registered an assist for his first point as a Blackhawk. Kirby Dach had the first two-point game of his career.

Calvin de Haan scored his first goal since joining the Hawks in the summer. Erik Gustafsson finally scored his first goal after pouring in 17 last...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2019

Ask Amy: Eccentric in-law is invited to shut up
Dear Amy: My 77-year-old father-in-law is an eccentric man -- he always has been and probably always will be.

He's a former librarian, so he's always been chatty about odd topics. He has quirky hobbies and can be a bit argumentative when the topic of conversation turns to certain subjects. His...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

CMA Awards: Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year after a night that sought to showcase female country artists
The Country Music Association Awards planned to mark a show for the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.

The country icon bested Carrie Underwood...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Northwestern bounces back from its rough opener and survives a late flurry to upset Providence 72-63
If its first two games are any indication, Northwestern basketball is in for a wild ride.

Five days after they face-planted in a season-opening loss to transitioning Division I newcomer Merrimack, the Wildcats rebounded with a 72-63 victory over Providence in a Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup.

Wednesday's...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Northwestern survives a late flurry to upset Providence 72-63
If its first two games are any indication, Northwestern basketball is in for a wild ride.

Five days after they face-planted in a season-opening loss to transitioning Division I newcomer Merrimack, the Wildcats rebounded with a 72-63 victory over Providence in a Gavitt Tipoff Games matchup.

Wednesday's...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Justin Verlander edges teammate Gerrit Cole for the AL Cy Young Award; Jacob deGrom is a repeat winner in the NL
Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown.

Verlander beat out Astros teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 first-place votes to 13 for Cole, who became a free...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Foster children in Illinois were being driven in handcuffs and leg shackles. After complaints, DCFS is banning the practice.
A week after child welfare officials confirmed two teenagers in its care were handcuffed and placed in leg shackles while being driven, the agency is changing its policy to prohibit the use of such restraints on foster children.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said in a...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Police car rolls over woman's leg, leaving her critically injured in South Shore
A 34-year-old woman accidentally slipped under the wheel of a moving police car, injuring her leg and her head when she fell down, Chicago police said Wednesday evening.

It happened about 6:05 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood as the woman stood outside,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

CMA Awards: Show opens with more than a dozen female country artists from across generations
Female acts may be scarce on contemporary country radio and the country charts, but they brought power to the 2019 Country Music Association with a resilient performance featuring top women from the genre, from Dolly Parton to Carrie Underwood to Reba McEntire.

The three acts, who are hosting Wednesday's...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Getting help for youths showing risk factors could help prevent violence in schools, experts say at conference in Rosemont


A study of school violence by the Secret Service determined there is no definitive profile of the typical student attacker or of a school that is being targeted.

But officials, at a conference Wednesday in Rosemont said that school shootings could be preventable with the use of a threat-assessment...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Agent Scott Boras sees a lot of free agents who can help the White Sox reach the next level
Scott Boras arrived at the general managers meetings Wednesday ready to spread tidings of comfort and joy, along with reasons why teams need to spend big on his free-agent clients, including Cubs outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.

"Old St. Nick delivers once a year," Boras said. "Young St. Nick delivers...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

With a background in public corruption, Chicago's new FBI boss will get chance to make a mark in his native city
Going after public corruption has long been a calling for the new boss of the Chicago FBI.

A decade and a half ago, Emmerson Buie Jr. led a squad of federal agents that descended on the municipal building in East St. Louis as part of vote-buying probe that ultimately ensnared 10 people, including...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Is Corsi really ‘bull'? Blackhawks' Calvin de Haan wades into the ‘sensitive subject' of hockey analytics.
Calvin de Haan didn't mean to cause waves.

The Blackhawks defenseman is a no-nonsense player who says what he thinks. And after a shootout loss to the Penguins last week, de Haan referred to the advanced analytic tool Corsi as "bull(expletive)."

As the quote made its way around Twitter, it was ...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Cubs have big decisions to make with the bullpen and Nico Hoerner
With the loss of Cole Hamels to free agency, Tyler Chatwood is likely to get a second chance to move into the Cubs rotation in 2020, the final year of his three-year, $38 million contract.

That would add another vacancy in the bullpen that's already in a state of flux with the departures of free...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

3 things we heard from Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, including building on the win over the Lions and facing the Rams' Aaron Donald
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky spoke to reporters Wednesday at Halas Hall before he began preparing to face the Rams on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Here are three things we heard.

1. After reviewing the victory over the Lions, Mitch Trubisky felt good that he 'did my job across the board.' Trubisky...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Buffalo Grove top cop looking to ‘effect positive change in law enforcement' as president of international police chiefs association
Chief Steven Casstevens sworn in at Chicago convention attended by President Trump

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Column: Best of Chicago? Why are reader choices always so disappointing?
Best Chicago restaurant. Best theater. Best blues bar. Best museum. Yadda yadda yadda.

Those annual lists, which came to popularity back in the 1990s, are now a tiresome staple of click-baity, advertiser-friendly cultural journalism, the subject of countless special issues and social-media shares....



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Ryan Arcidiacono celebrates 1 of Coby White's record 7 3-pointers — before the Bulls rookie's shot even touches the net


When Coby White launched the fifth of a record-setting seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Knicks, he left his shooting hand in the air and posed for a second or two.

Too late, rookie. Ryan Arcidiacono already beat you to the celebration of the night before the...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

College basketball early signing period: 4-star point guard Andre Curbelo signs with Illinois
College basketball's early signing period for the Class of 2020 opened Wednesday and runs through Nov. 20. We're tracking the recruits for Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame, DePaul, Loyola and others.

Check back for updates.

Illinois Illinois got its potential point guard of the future Wednesday...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Column: Are the White Sox and Cubs heading in opposite directions? This offseason could be a turning point for both teams.
The perception that the White Sox are a team on the rise and that the Cubs are heading in the opposite direction was perhaps inevitable.

Whether that perception is based in reality is debatable.

It's true the Sox have several young players whose stock appears to be climbing, including Yoan Moncada,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Neighbors not shoveling their sidewalks? Chicago says to give the city a call.
Forget the grass being greener on your neighbor's side of the fence. In winter, the question is whether the sidewalk in front of your neighbor's house has been shoveled.

Shoveling isn't just about being a good neighbor — it's the law in Chicago.

Snow should begin to melt Thursday as temperatures...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Man charged with murdering father in Des Plaines
A 22-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of his father following an argument inside their home near a Des Plaines high school, police said.

Martin Chavez Lomeli Jr., of the 800 block of East Oakton Street, was arrested Monday and charged with first degree murder in the death of...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Ken Griffin's Citadel names new president, co-chief investment officer
One of Citadel's first employees will help run the hedge fund firm alongside founder and CEO Ken Griffin.

James Yeh will be promoted Jan. 1 to president and co-chief investment officer of the Chicago-based firm, which has $32 billion under management, Citadel said Wednesday.

"James has been a phenomenal...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes minimum wage hike that would boost tipped workers' pay — but not to full $15 an hour
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a plan Wednesday to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 and raise — but not eliminate — the subminimum wage earned by restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

Workers who receive tips currently may be paid as little as $6.40 an hour so long as their...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Four reasons Disney Plus is the future by embracing its past
Disney Plus, the new streaming service that launched Tuesday, along with the new Apple TV Plus service that began Nov. 1, heralds the Age of Bespoke TV, the dawn of TV programming blocks tailored for you. Or someone just like you. Their pitches are simple: Network TV is antiquated and cable TV...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Rep. Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous' service outage, falling concrete
After a "disastrous" service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers earlier this year and problems with falling concrete, Rep. Dan Lipinski wants Metra to take over control of train operations at Chicago Union Station from Amtrak.

Lipinski, a Chicago Democrat who serves on the Transportation...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

‘We see a lot of room for growth': Gotham Greens is making money farming lettuce on the South Side. Now it's adding a 2nd greenhouse in Pullman.
Gotham Greens, whose greenhouse-grown lettuces and herbs have become fixtures at many Chicago restaurants and grocers, has more than doubled its footprint in the city's Pullman neighborhood to satisfy the Midwest's hunger for high-quality produce.

The new 100,000-square-foot greenhouse opened last...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Best of Chicago? Why are reader choices always so disappointing?
Best Chicago restaurant. Best theater. Best blues bar. Best museum. Yadda yadda yadda.

Those annual lists, which came to popularity back in the 1990s, are now a tiresome staple of click-baity, advertiser-friendly cultural journalism, the subject of countless special issues and social-media shares....



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Ohio State star Chase Young must sit out 1 more game — but will return for Penn State and Michigan
Ohio State announced the day before its game with Maryland that Young would be held out amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a "family friend" for living expenses. Young explained his "mistake" in a tweet and said the loan had been paid back.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

New Gold Coast spot with live music, rustic American fare in Aurora, and more Chicagoland restaurant openings and closings
When pan-Asian Jellyfish closed after eight years, it was because co-owner Josh Carl had an opportunity to expand on that same floor. You'll still have to take the stairs or the escalators to get to Stockton Restaurant & Lounge, but everything about the new restaurant on Rush Street is completely...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt's incredible goal amazes the sports world: ‘Flicked it up and hoped for the best'
Penn State forward Evan Barratt, one of the nation's leading scorers last season, already had the attention of college hockey.

After scoring an unbelievable goal over the weekend, the Blackhawks' 2017 third-round pick had the attention of the sporting world.

The goal Barratt scored when he flicked...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Disney Plus warns users older movies have ‘outdated cultural depictions'
The newly launched Disney Plus has no shortage of content, ranging from original animated classics to live-action remakes and "Star Wars" offshoot "The Mandalorian." With that deep library, Disney is offering a warning that some of the streaming platform's older content has "outdated cultural depictions."

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival 2019: How to find parking and where to watch the parade and fireworks
The two-day festival begins with holiday-themed activities in Pioneer Court and ends with a parade featuring Mickey Mouse, one million Christmas lights and a fireworks show.

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

College basketball early signing period: Northwestern lands a pair of 3-star players
College basketball's early signing period for the Class of 2020 opened Wednesday and runs through Nov. 20. We're tracking the recruits for Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame, DePaul, Loyola and others.

Check back for updates.

Northwestern The Wildcats announced the signing of two three-star players...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Column: Believe it or not, the Cubs may re-sign Brandon Morrow
It's hard to believe the Cubs would return to a well that has come up empty the last two years, but a team source confirmed they're interested in signing Brandon Morrow to a minor-league deal.

Morrow, who signed a two-year, $21 million deal in 2018 to replace Wade Davis as the Cubs closer, last...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

3 Chicago breweries named to 50 best of the decade, according to Paste magazine
At the beginning of the decade, there were 1,653 breweries in the United States. When the 2010s end in the coming weeks, we'll be pushing 8,000 breweries, according to the Brewers Association.

It's been quite a decade for beer.

The folks at Paste have undertaken a weighty task: ranking the 50 Best...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

‘Bojack Horseman' writer Minhal Baig's coming-of-age film from Apple TV Plus centers a Muslim teen caught between two worlds
One of the strongest independent movies to emerge from Chicago in recent memory is "Hala," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, where it was picked up by Apple TV Plus.

The story centers on a high school senior named Hala Masood, who is navigating the tension between her role as the daughter...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Chicago teachers vote Thursday whether to accept contract — or risk going back on strike
Chicago's 25,000 public school teachers and support staff in the teachers' union start voting Thursday on the tentative contract agreement reached two weeks ago with Chicago Public Schools.

Educators will vote in the schools where they work or at the CTU headquarters in West Town on whether to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Nike cuts ties with Amazon, but shoes won't vanish from site
Nike will stop selling its sneakers and athletic gear directly to Amazon , ending a two-year relationship with the world's largest online retailer. The announcement was a setback for Amazon, which has been trying to lure big brands to its site. But shoppers may not notice a difference: Nike's goods...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Chicago Fire fires coach Veljko Paunovic and his staff after 4 seasons
Veljko Paunovic has been fired as the Chicago Fire's head coach after four seasons in charge.

"Four years ago, Pauno and the staff accepted a challenge to help establish a football culture at the Fire," team President and general manager Nelson Rodriguez said Wednesday in a statement. "Their efforts...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Elton John reveals final 2020 dates for ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour — with more Chicago concerts
Elton John today announced the announced another 24 new concert dates to his sold out "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour." These new dates complete the second year of the North American leg of Elton's three-year worldwide tour, counting 43 dates in 2020.

The tour will conclude in 2021 and is promoted...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

John McGuire, worked with state EPA and oversaw introduction of cable TV in Chicago, dies
Attorney John McGuire's early involvement with independent political reform efforts in Illinois led him to posts in the administrations of Illinois Gov. Dan Walker and Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne.

With Byrne, he shepherded the process of awarding cable television franchises in the city. Under Walker...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Instagram will start hiding some likes. Experts say it's a step in a safer direction.
This week some Instagram users might notice something's amiss: They won't be able to see how many people liked their friends' selfies — a move experts say could ease the competitive nature of the app among young people.

In an announcement at a tech conference last week hosted by Wired magazine,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Review: ‘Packing' is a brave story of growing up queer, but there are too many moments off-track
It's incredibly brave to do what About Face Theatre artistic associate Scott Bradley has done. It's not just the act of getting on stage and telling a group of strangers about your life. Rather, it's doing so in a way that is so open and honest that it doesn't shy away from mistakes and flaws from...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Lightfoot proposes minimum wage hike that would boost tipped workers' pay, but not to full $15 an hour
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a plan Wednesday to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 and raise — but not eliminate — the subminimum wage earned by restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

Workers who receive tips currently may be paid as little as $6.40 an hour so long as their...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes minimum wage hike that would boost tipped workers' pay, but not to full $15 an hour
Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a plan Wednesday to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 and raise — but not eliminate — the subminimum wage earned by restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

Workers who receive tips currently may be paid as little as $6.40 an hour so long as their...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Recreational marijuana dispensary eyes location across from Old Orchard mall in Skokie
A recreational marijuana dispensary company is eyeing a former bank building across from Westfield Old Orchard mall in Skokie, the dispensary CEO confirmed.

Grassroots Cannabis hopes to operate a recreational dispensary called Greenhouse on the northwest corner of Skokie Boulevard and Old Orchard...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Union Station from Amtrak, following ‘disastrous' service outage, falling concrete
After a "disastrous" service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers earlier this year and problems with falling concrete, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski wants Amtrak to give control of Chicago Union Station to Metra.

Lipinski, a Chicago Democrat who serves on the Transportation Committee,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Union Station from Amtrak, following "disastrous" service outage, falling concrete
After a "disastrous" service outage that delayed tens of thousands of passengers earlier this year and problems with falling concrete, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski wants Amtrak to give control of Chicago Union Station to Metra.

Lipinski, a Chicago Democrat who serves on the Transportation Committee,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Caring for a loved one can cause stress and isolation. Experts urge caregivers to ask for help and balance their own lives.
Denise Brown was standing in a hospital room in 2015 with her father, who was recovering from surgery for bladder cancer, and she was learning about the ostomy bag he would use.

A nurse taught her how to change the bag, something that would be needed every few days.

It was a lot of information...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

‘Stress is so insidious, and it steals so much from us.' When family members become medical helpers it's a difficult balancing act.
Denise Brown was standing in a hospital room in 2015 with her father, who was recovering from surgery for bladder cancer, and she was learning about the ostomy bag he would use.

A nurse taught her how to change the bag, something that would be needed every few days.

It was a lot of information...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

‘Ford v Ferrari' review: Matt Damon wants Christian Bale behind the wheel. Ford has a worse idea.
If you look up "Ford v Ferrari" on the uber-valuable film site imdb.com, you'll see how the wraparound video ad for "Ford v Ferrari" packages what it's selling in a few quick seconds. Smiling movie stars. Beautiful woman kissing one of the movie stars. Cars, vrooming. Young boy, giving a thumbs-up.

...

Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Will Trump impeachment hearings be must-see TV at work?
The House impeachment inquiry went live Wednesday morning, promising to be must-see TV that could shape the future of American politics for a generation to come. That is, if your boss will let you watch it.

Major TV and cable networks will preempt regular daytime programming Wednesday and Friday...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Not so long ago, Chicago's tony Clark Street was down and out. A new photo book takes us back.
The Clark Street we know is not the Clark Street we knew.

Like most city thoroughfares, it is an organic byway, ever-changing, remolding itself in the visions of developers and architects and politicians.

Go ahead, take a walk. Wander along the eight-block stretch between the river up north to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Harry Styles reveals dates for massive 2020 world tour, with a stop in Chicago
Harry Styles has announced dates for a massive 2020 world tour, "Love on Tour," in support of his upcoming album "Fine Line." The extensive run of shows will begin in April in the UK and will travel across Europe and North America before concluding in Mexico in October. The singer will stop in...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Teens charged with firing at Uber driver's Jeep while trying to carjack him west of downtown Chicago
Two teens tried to carjack an Uber driver just west of downtown Chicago, firing at his Jeep with a handgun loaded with metal-piercing bullets and equipped with a laser sight and silencer, according to police.

The attackers, both 17, used a Nissa Altima to block the path of the black Grand Jeep...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Disney Plus hits estimated 3.2 million app downloads on launch day
Disney Plus had a booming — and technically problematic — coming-out party.

In the first 24 hours after its official Nov. 12 launch, the Disney Plus mobile app was downloaded 3.2 million times, according to research firm Apptopia. About 89% of the downloads were in the U.S., with 9% in Canada and...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Nevermore Park extends its stay in Pilsen; free admission for CPS students on Wednesdays
Hebru Brantley's Nevermore Park will go on — until Dec. 29, that is.

The run date for the park's 19 different gallery experiences — Brantley's vision of Flyboy and Lil Mama's universe inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen and black culture — was originally slated for Dec. 1.

The extension is to ensure...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

3 takeaways from the Bulls' win over the Knicks, including Coby White's ‘relief' after his historic performance
Overshadowed in the hoopla of Coby White's 3-point fireworks display was the fact that Zach LaVine rolled his ankle during the fourth quarter of the Bulls' 120-102 win against the Knicks on Tuesday.

LaVine said after the game that it hurt, but he kept playing.

"I'm going to look at it. I already...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Chicago stage stars singing the songs of Paul McCartney or Karen Carpenter? Artists Lounge sees a big opportunity
Want to hear Michael Mahler sing Paul McCartney's "Silly Love Songs"? You can, at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire in March.

How about "An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas" starring Evan Tyrone Martin? Sure. At the Freedom Hall in Park Forest on Dec. 3, the Elgin Arts Center Dec. 6 and...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Boy, 11, critically injured when mattress catches fire in South Side home
An 11-year-old boy was critically injured when a mattress caught fire at a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, fire officials said.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the child was sleeping on a mattress when it caught fire in the 5400 block of South Hermitage...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Chicago's 50 best restaurants, according to critic Phil Vettel
Time for another Phil's 50, my semi-regular list of the most interesting and important restaurants in Chicago.

Befitting a city with a dynamic dining scene, this list contains quite a few changes. I've added nine new names to the list, eight of them appearing for the first time. George Trois, which...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Veljko Paunovic is out as Chicago Fire coach after 4 seasons
Veljko Paunovic has been fired as the Chicago Fire's head coach.

A source confirmed reports that the club fired Paunovic after four seasons in charge. The news was first reported Wednesday by The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal.

The Fire declined to comment.

Paunovic, 42, went 41-58-37...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

No. 17: Monteverde, a pasta paradise
(Down from 13) Sarah Grueneberg made her mark with an executive chef gig at Spiaggia, then nailed down a James Beard Award for her 95-seat pastificio on the Near West Side. The menu offers "tipica" and "atipica" pastas (the creative dishes get my vote), many of which can be seen drying on racks...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

No. 25: Tzuco, a homecoming for chef Carlos Gaytan
(New) When his 10-year-old restaurant Mexique closed, Carlos Gaytan returned to his native Mexico (where he heads a highly regarded restaurant along the Riviera Maya), vowing to return. Eighteen months later, he's back with Tzuco, named after his hometown and boasting a menu that embraces his Mexican...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Second cold-related death reported in Cook County during record-breaking cold snap
A West Side man found lying unresponsive on the ground in his garage Monday was determined to be the second cold-related death of the season in Cook County, according to the medical examiner's office.

Police and paramedics were called to the 4700 block of West Superior Street about 12:30 p.m. Monday...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

South Side character captured by three impressive new volumes
One of the seven chapters in Lee Bey's "Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago's South Side" is only three pages long and has to do with St. Thomas Episcopal Church, an architectural delight that the author-photographer found by accident at 38th Street and Wabash Avenue.

Bey,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Group stops search for UFC fighter's missing stepdaughter
A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris' missing stepdaughter.

Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using "every resource available" to...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

3 takeaways from the Bulls' 120-102 win over the Knicks, including Coby White's ‘relief' after his historic performance
Overshadowed in the hoopla of Coby White's 3-point fireworks display was the fact that Zach LaVine rolled his ankle during the fourth quarter of the Bulls' 120-102 win against the Knicks on Tuesday.

LaVine said after the game that it hurt, but he kept playing.

"I'm going to look at it. I already...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Nike ending direct sales through Amazon
Nike is ending a sales partnership with Amazon less than a month after the athletic gear company named an e-commerce veteran as its new chief executive.

The company says it wants to create a more direct customer experience, but the announcement Wednesday is a setback for Amazon.

Amazon is under...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Chicago Fire fires coach Veljko Paunovic after 4 seasons
Veljko Paunovic has been fired as the Chicago Fire's head coach.

A source confirmed reports that the club fired Paunovic after four seasons in charge. The news was first reported Wednesday by The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal.

The Fire declined to comment.

Paunovic, 42, went 41-58-37...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Believe it? The Blackhawks remain confident despite their slow start: ‘Tide's starting to turn a little bit'




If confidence was the most important attribute necessary to succeed in the NHL, a lot more 5-foot-2, 120-pound players with pleasant dispositions would hear their names called on draft day.

Possessing lightning-quick speed matters. Being able to thread a shot between two hulking defensemen and...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Abbott CEO Miles White to step down in March
Abbott Laboratories CEO Mikes White, who has been at the helm of the north suburban-based health care company for 21 years, plans to step down March 31, the company announced Wednesday.

Succeeding him as CEO will be Robert Ford, a 23-year veteran of the company who is its president and chief operating...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Sam Kerr, who had a record-setting season with the Chicago Red Stars, signs with Chelsea FC
Former Chicago Red Stars striker Sam Kerr will play for a European club for the first time after Women's Super League leader Chelsea signed one of the game's most prolific scorers.

The 26-year-old Kerr joins the London club after winning three straight Golden Boot awards and set an NWSL record...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Bears Q&A: Will the Bears bring in a veteran QB to compete with Mitch Trubisky next season? Is the center/guard switch permanent? Why has the defense regressed?
The Tribune's Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly.

I'm guessing you're getting a lot of questions on this topic, but do you get a sense at Halas Hall that the Bears will bring in a veteran QB to compete with Mitch Trubisky in 2020? — @abebresn

Based on the first nine games this season,...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Gotham Greens opens 2nd greenhouse in Pullman, more than doubling production as appetite for local produce grows
Gotham Greens, whose greenhouse-grown lettuces and herbs have become fixtures at many Chicago restaurants and grocers, has more than doubled its footprint in the city's Pullman neighborhood to satisfy the Midwest's hunger for high-quality produce.

The new 100,000-square-foot greenhouse opened last...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Morton Grove gears up to welcome Navy recruits for annual Thanksgiving Day bash
On Nov. 28, Morton Grove American Legion Post 134 will continue a 13-year Thanksgiving Day tradition, welcoming 50 Navy recruits from Naval Station Great Lakes.

"Many recruits are spending their first Thanksgiving away from home," Susan Martin, the deputy public affairs officer for Recruit Training...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Craving: Side dishes — from mashed potatoes to collard greens to refried beans, we're celebrating the best
At the Thanksgiving table, the turkey is fine and all, but everyone's really there for the sides. Mashed potatoes, collard greens, dressing, whatever your favorite, it shines brighter than that bronzed bird. So for November, we celebrate side dishes, in all their forms, from the holiday menu just...



Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2019

Man who loved graffiti art and worked to take care of his mother killed in Portage Park stabbing
Reinaldo "Reii" Sanchez expressed himself through a spray can.

He decorated walls around the city with his tagging name "Yers" in bold, saturated letters.

Sanchez, 28, grew up in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and was known for always being artistic and genuine, childhood friends said. He wasn't...



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