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Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

3 dead, 10 wounded as holiday weekend continues
Three people were killed and at least 10 others have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend started Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Most recently, two men and one woman were shot in the 5800 block of South Indiana Avenue about 8:35 p.m. A 19-year-old man, an 18-year-old...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

With Yu Darvish on the DL, Cubs rotation will have to find its bearings without him
After being called up from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, catcher Chris Gimenez revealed he has been sending advice to old friend and batterymate Yu Darvish.

"I text him a few things here and there," Gimenez said with a grin. "Apparently it hasn't worked very good. But hopefully I can cheer him on....



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Another short start for a Cubs pitcher in 5-4 loss to Giants
It'll be months before baseball's playoff races heat up, but the Brewers are doing their part to make Memorial Day weekend intriguing at Wrigley Field.

Already on pace to win 100 games, the Brew Crew pounded out a 17-6 victory over the Mets on Saturday afternoon. It seems Joe Maddon may have noticed...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Woman found strangled in West Garfield Park
Police are investigating after a woman was found strangled on the West Side on Friday night.

A passerby called 911 about 6:30 p.m. after finding the body in a vacant lot outside an abandoned building in the 4500 block of W. West End Avenue in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood, police and...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Plainfield North's Marcellus Moore sprints to record day at state track; Neuqua wins 3A
Marcellus Moore was closing in on his fourth win of the day Saturday at the boys track state finals when disaster nearly struck.

"I had a butt cramp," the Plainfield North sophomore said. "It wasn't a good time to get that. I didn't think I'd be able to finish the race.

"But then it just went away...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Cubs rotation will have to find its bearings without Yu Darvish for now
After being called up from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, catcher Chris Gimenez revealed he's been sending advice to his old friend and batterymate Yu Darvish.

"I text him a few things here and there," Gimenez said with a grin. "Apparently it hasn't worked very good. But hopefully I can cheer him on....



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Cubs catcher Victor Caratini heads to the minors for more playing time
Victor Caratini was the Cubs' minor league player of the year last season and earned a roster spot in spring training. But Caratini was becoming lost on the bench behind Willson Contreras, so the Cubs shipped him to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday so he can play regularly.

Chris Gimenez, who signed a...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Chris Paul receiving regular treatment to return for Rockets
Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy again.

The timeline remained unclear whether Paul might be fine to play a possible Game 7 if the Rockets lost Saturday...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Man held on $30K, accused of firing shots off Marina City balcony
A man was ordered held on $30,000 after being accused of firing shots from a balcony at Marina City, officials said.

Joshua Lang, 32, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after several calls of shots fired at Marina City came in. When officers arrived at the building located at 290 N. State St.,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Man held on 30K, accused of firing shots off Marina City balcony
A man was ordered held on $30,000 after being accused of firing shots from a balcony at Marina City, officials said.

Joshua Lang, 32, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after several calls of shots fired at Marina City came in. When officers arrived at the building located at 290 N. State St.,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Senate aide's backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela
A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

While American Legion makes upgrades to Libertyville hall, group looks to draw younger veterans
Thanks to a May 2 grant from the Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club, American Legion Post 329 is remodeling the bathrooms in its historic downtown Libertyville building.

Though Post 329 is not in peril, post Commander Al Proia said he wants a new generation to join the cause and one day takeover...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in U.S. with family
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday in what his family called "this miracle."

Holt and...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia signals end to efforts to limit production
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, signaled on Friday that its 18-month-old quest to drive up crude prices and drain global inventories might be coming to an end.

And according to the top official in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, one reason for the change in...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Teacher who stopped Indiana school shooting released from hospital
An Indiana science teacher was released from a hospital a day after he was shot while tackling an armed student inside his classroom, a congresswoman said Saturday.

Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks posted a video on Twitter saying she met Jason Seaman during a visit to Noblesville West Middle...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

State law that keeps juvenile records private also shields police from scrutiny, advocates say
When state lawmakers strengthened the Juvenile Court Act a few years ago, they said they believed it would protect children.

Minors caught up in the criminal justice system should not suffer lifelong repercussions for youthful indiscretions — or so the thinking behind the law goes — and thus their...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Korean War veteran's remains wound up at a Griffith Goodwill store. Unclaimed, they've been laid to rest.
As staff at a Griffith Goodwill store worked their way through donations, they made an unusual find: an urn.

Because it bore the name Mark Kelley, staff searched the internet for an obituary, said Terry Wheeler, who works maintenance at Goodwill, and found the man had died in New Mexico and was...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Go away, ESPN. Leave the Cubs alone.
Go away, ESPN. Leave the Cubs alone. I mean, what'd they ever do to you guys?

Nobody needs you broadcasting the Cubs game against the Giants on Sunday night. Go to Cleveland. They're having some matchup over there — Astros-Indians, two first-place teams, Gerrit Cole against Trevor Bauer, two starters...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Trump accused media of using a ‘phony' source. It was a White House official giving a press briefing.
President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named.

Trump tweeted that the Times quoted an official "who doesn't exist" and...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban in historic vote
In the end, it wasn't even close.

Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country's constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed.

The decisive outcome of...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Cubs place Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL with right triceps tendinitis
Cubs starter Yu Darvish was placed on the 10-day disabled list before Saturday's game with right triceps tendinitis.

Darvish, the $126 million free agent signee, is coming off his first win of the season and was slated to start Sunday night's game against the Giants.

The Cubs will move Tyler Chatwood...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

At least 1 hurt when car hits median, overturns on I-294 in Hazel Crest, police say
At least one person was injured and several lanes of traffic were closed after a crash on Interstate 294 in Hazel Crest on Saturday morning, police said in a press release.

The crash occurred about 10 a.m., Illinois State Police reported, when a passenger car hit the median and overturned.

The...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Air pollution warning for Chicago area extended through Monday
Although it's a holiday weekend, and a lot of people will be taking it easy, the Illinois EPA is warning Chicago-area residents air pollution could make too much exertion dangerous.

A stagnant air mass is leading to elevated ozone levels in the Chicago area, including Cook, Lake, Kane, DuPage,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks arena closure to eliminate 650 jobs
The operators of the Milwaukee Bucks arena have notified Wisconsin officials that about 650 jobs will be eliminated this summer when the venue closes.

Operators filed the notice Thursday to the Department of Workforce Development, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The BMO Harris Bradley...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Boxer Felix Gonzalez Jr., a 2020 Olympic hopeful, has a second 'family' at Little Village gym
Coaches were working on ways to tire out the national champion in the basement boxing ring at La Villita Community Church.

Felix Gonzalez Jr., 17, lasted three rounds with three different boxers, sweat darkening his gray workout shirt while his neon green shoes danced around the ring and he bobbed...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Man cleared of rape charge after dropping his pants in court
A Connecticut man accused of rape was acquitted this week after employing an unusual defense tactic: dropping his pants in court and showing his penis to the jury.

Defense attorney Todd Bussert said it was "the only real, viable option" in a case where a woman claimed she was raped in 2012 by a...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Resounding reversal: Washington Township wins sectional after losing 24-4 to Morgan Township in regular season
Katelyn Majda was calm and cool.

Before and after Saturday's Class A Washington Township Sectional championship game. And especially during the Senators' 3-2 win against Morgan Township.

Why not?

Washington Township lost 24-4 in five innings to the Cherokees on April 20 in Porter County Conference...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

U.S. citizen freed 2 years after he traveled to Venezuela to get married
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday in what his family called "this miracle."

The release...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Florida declares state of emergency as storm Alberto approaches
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto brought rain to parts of Florida and moved into the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. advisory placed Alberto north of the western tip of Cuba and forecast a path that could see landfall anywhere...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Gareth Bale scores twice to lift Real Madrid to 3-1 win over Liverpool in Champions League final
Gareth Bale's eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off injured.

Making an explosive impact as a second-half substitute,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

USC president to step down amid university gynecologist scandal
The president of the University of Southern California agreed to step down, the school's board of trustees announced Friday night, amid growing outrage over allegations that the school's former gynecologist had molested students for many years.

C.L. Max Nikias has led USC since 2010, pushing the...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Cuts like a knife: Brian Adams belts out walk-off hit to send Sandburg past Providence for regional title
Brian Adams' approach was simple. He was looking for a fastball to drive. The circumstances surrounding his at-bat Saturday were anything but simple.

Sandburg trailed host Providence 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Eagles had two runners on base with two outs. The count was 2-2...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

2 dead, 5 wounded as holiday weekend continues
Two people were killed and five others have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend started Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Most recently, a man was shot around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 11400 block of South Normal Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood.

The victim told police...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Cubs call up catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa
The Cubs called up catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa before Saturday's game against the Giants.

Gimenez, who caught Yu Darvish in Texas, was hitting .224 at Iowa with seven RBIs in 116 at-bats. He was signed by the Cubs before Darvish, and the pitcher's familiarity with the veteran catcher...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home
Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday in what his family called "this miracle."

The release...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Addison Russell out of lineup as Cubs take on Giants
Shortstop Addison Russell is out of Joe Maddon's lineup as the Cubs look to win their second game in a row against the Giants.

Javier Baez moves over to shortstop, with Ben Zobrist playing second and batting leadoff.

Here is the Cubs lineup:

Ben Zobrist, 2B

Kyle Schwarber, LF

Kris Bryant, 3B

Anthony...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Protections for transgender, gender nonconforming students approved by Oak Park and River Forest school board
A packed Oak Park and River Forest High School Board meeting erupted with cheers Thursday night as officials approved a new equity policy to protect all of its students, regardless of their gender identity.

During a lengthy public comment session, several speakers urged board members to approve...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing
A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.

Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked up speed for 3.5 seconds...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Chance the Rapper, others quit DuSable Museum Board
Chance the Rapper and other prominent Chicagoans are resigning from the DuSable Museum of African-American History's board of trustees at a time when it's hoping for a boost from the planned Obama Presidential Center slated for nearby Jackson Park.

Chance, whose full name is Chancelor Bennett,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Irish voters overwhelmingly repeal abortion ban in historic referendum
Irish voters overwhelmingly repealed a constitutional ban on abortions and asked the country's parliament to enact laws that reflect the popular will and make abortions legal in the country for the first time, final results from a historic referendum showed Saturday.

Elections official Barry Ryan...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Groups talk concerns about rampant warehouse developments: 'The system is set up to put the cost on us'
Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel "The Jungle" sought to expose appalling working conditions in Chicago's meat-packing industry.

Sinclair wrote about a company cheating its workers out of wages. He described how workers using knives lost fingers and how others injured their backs hauling 100-pound slabs...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Orland Park man accused of sexually assaulting teen in his home
An Orland Park man was denied bail Friday after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in his home, police said.

Rodger W. Burke, 55, of the 11200 block of Endicott Court, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault and manufacturing...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Gary woman who murdered central Indiana woman, kidnapped her baby sentenced to 40 years
The mother of Samantha Fleming read an emotional statement before the Gary woman charged with the kidnapping and murder of her daughter was sentenced.

Geraldine Jones made no statement and didn't react Friday in Madison Circuit Court Division 3 when Judge Thomas Newman Jr. sentenced her to 40 years,...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

A boxing club in the basement of a Little Village church offers neighborhood youths 'other options than the streets'
Every few minutes in the basement of La Villita Community Church, a piercing ring interrupts the sounds of fists hitting punching bags and jump ropes whirling.

Young men and a few women trickle through the side door of the brick church after getting buzzed in. They bound down the concrete steps...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Slayer rocks Tinley Park
Slayer rocked a packed Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on Friday, May 25, 2018, part of a farewell world tour that will end the heavy-metal band's 37-year career.



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Prime minister, abortion rights groups claim victory in Ireland: 'The people have spoken'
Abortion rights activists proclaimed victory for social justice Saturday as exit polls and early results indicated Ireland had voted overwhelmingly to repeal a 1983 constitutional ban on abortions. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking Saturday before official results were announced, said it appeared...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting in DMZ to get U.S. summit back on track
The leaders of North and South Korea held a secret summit meeting Saturday in an effort to get talks between Washington and Pyongyang back on track.

News about the extraordinary two hour meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, came hours after it...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

At least 2 killed, 4 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
At least two people have been killed and four people have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Most recently, about 5:21 a.m. Saturday, someone inside a vehicle shot a 42-year-old man who was on foot in the 6100 block of West Grace...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Ireland anti-abortion group calls referendum vote 'a tragedy' as final result appears clear
A leading anti-abortion group said Saturday that Ireland's historic abortion referendum has resulted in a "tragedy of historic proportions" in a statement that all but admits defeat, as two exit polls predict an overwhelming victory for those seeking to overturn the country's strict ban on terminations....



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Boston bound: LeBron James scores 46, pushes Cavaliers to Game 7 vs. Celtics
LeBron James chose Boston as the place he'll play next.

Game 7 is on. And any talk about James' future is on hold.

Delivering another performance for the ages, James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Slayer says farewell with hits, dusties and noise
Slayer's Chicago-area farewell concert Friday at a packed Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ended with the song that kicked off its 1986 album "Reign in Blood" and, by extension, countless subgenres of extreme music. A conflagration of disciplined intensity, technical prowess, breakneck aggression...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Theo Epstein shoots down trade rumors involving Cubs
For all the angst over the Cubs' up-and-down season, there really aren't too many spots in glaring need of change.

Before Friday's 6-2 victory over the Giants at Wrigley Field, they were second in the National League in runs scored, fourth in hitting and third in pitching. The bullpen has been...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Suspected Oklahoma City gunman spoke online about demon possession: police
The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine a motive behind...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Top-floor unit with building pool: $1.9M
100 E. Bellevue Place Unit 32AB in Chicago: $1,900,000

Listed on April 4, 2018

This 3,800-square-foot space on Bellevue Place exudes attention to detail and boasts high-quality finishes throughout. An expansive foyer sets the tone for this customized, top-floor unit with unique artwork. The living...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Think single people are selfish? The research proves otherwise
Only about 200 women from all of San Francisco get to be members of a philanthropic group that dates to 1929. To qualify, you have to be college-educated professionals; young (21 to 35 years old); and have a track record of commitment to your community and your profession.

Oh, and one other thing:...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

30-year-old slacker evicted from parents' basement could prove doubters wrong, lead the millennials
It breaks my heart to say this, but the entire country is dead wrong about poor Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old slacker living in his parents' basement.

You've all been horribly, stupidly and arrogantly cruel; those of you on the left who've mocked poor Rotondo for being a conservative in a bad...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Mother seeks cure for daughter's affluenza
Dear Amy: My adopted adult daughter is an only child who, because of her wealthy grandfather, was given too much: private tennis lessons, piano and flute lessons, private school, music camp, car, college, a gift of a grand piano, etc. Her father and I were teachers who believed in hard work, commitment...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 5/26/18
Today's Birthday (05/26/18). Strengthen your heart, body and work this year. Build health and wealth one step at a time. Windfall profits this summer come before your exploration changes course. Get the word out for a passionate cause. Shared benefits gush in this winter. Nurture what you love....

Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Man shot by police in Austin neighborhood
A Chicago police officer shot a man during an "armed encounter" in the Austin neighborhood early Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The shooting happened about 3 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Ohio Street, in an alley south of Ohio Street and east of Lockwood Avenue.

Police responded to...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

Reynaldo Lopez's fine outing goes for naught as Tigers rally for 5-4 victory
Well, that unraveled quickly.

The White Sox looked like they might dominate early Friday night. Yoan Moncada's leadoff double and two runs in the first inning signaled Sox hitters were dialed into Tigers starter Mike Fiers while Sox counterpart Reynaldo Lopez didn't allow a hit until the fourth...



Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2018

'Sesame Street' sues over R-rated Melissa McCarthy puppet movie
The makers of "Sesame Street" are suing the promoter of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying it's abusing the famed puppets' sterling reputation to advertise the R-rated film.

A judge Friday scheduled a hearing next week to consider a request for immediate relief by Sesame Workshop, which sued...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

$100,000 bail for man accused in incidents involving woman fatally shot by police in Gurnee
Bond was set at $100,000 for a man connected to two major police incidents Wednesday, including a fatal shooting of a woman by police in Gurnee.

Jordan Huff, 37, of Antioch Township, faces felony charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding and criminal damage to state property, and misdemeanor charges...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

USC president agrees to step down amid university gynecologist scandal
The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday.

The university's board has "agreed...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Anatomy of a trade rumor involving a star player and an underachieving team
RIP, Manny Machado trade rumor.

We hardly knew ye.

The week's hottest rumor died of natural causes Friday when Cubs President Theo Epstein told reporters the Cubs "essentially" have had no trade discussions yet involving any player.

"A simple way to put it is there have been a lot of trade rumors...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Boston bound: LeBron scores 46, pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics
LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force a Game 7.

James, playing in perhaps his final...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Full with Phelan: Tom Phelan helps Brother Rice feast on Marist at the end in reaching the sectional final
It's not often Brother Rice finds itself in a deep hole, but when it does, senior outside hitter Tom Phelan knows how to get the attention of senior setter Matt O'Donnell.

"I look at him and say, ‘Me, right now, I want it, this next play,'" Phelan said. "And O'Donnell knows that. If I'm on, he's...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Joe Maddon's annual charity boxing event Respect 90 Main Event
Cubs manager Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye hosted their annual charity boxing event Respect 90 Main Event at the Wintrust Building in downtown Chicago.



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Man punched 63-year-old woman in the face and stole her car, dog and oxygen tank: prosecutors
A Chicago man punched a 63-year-old woman in the face and then stole her car, dog and oxygen tank in Dolton, according to prosecutors.

Frank Barker, 51, appeared Friday in the Markham courthouse for a felony bond hearing. Barker is charged with vehicular hijacking, robbery and aggravated battery,...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Florida supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest
Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in "die ins" at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain's support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association, as the company announced a suspension of political contributions.

The students from Marjory...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Trump's executive orders roll back civil-service protections for federal employees
President Donald Trump moved Friday to roll back civil-service protections that federal employees have enjoyed for a generation, making it easier to fire poor performers, curtailing time employees can be paid for union work and directing agencies to negotiate tougher union contracts.

In three executive...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Cavs All-Star Kevin Love sustains head injury in Game 6
Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss the remainder of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum.

Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at Charlotte...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Sudden summer with string of 90s on the way
Summer weather arrived with a flourish Friday, with many Chicago-area locales logging the first 90-degree day of the season. The mercury climbed to 91 at Joliet and 90 at Midway, though the city's official thermometer at O'Hare fell just shy, registering 89.

The sudden burst of warmth arrived just...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Fifty years before unfathomable Golden Knights, Glenn Hall and Scotty Bowman led expansion team to Stanley Cup Final
Retirement appealed to Blackhawks legend Glenn Hall, "Mr. Goalie," who had no plans to return to the crease for the 1968 season when Blues general manager Lynn Patrick called.

"Lynn asked me if I still wanted to play because they took me in the expansion draft," Hall, 86, recalled on the phone...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Final exams moved to gym as ash fills Hawaii classroom
Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island.

He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash covering his...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Trump sounds optimistic tone about North Korea talks a day after canceling summit
President Donald Trump reopened the door Friday to a high-stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a day after aborting the meeting because of what he said was open hostility and nuclear threats from Pyongyang.

Trump said it is even possible that a meeting could take place on June 12...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein, whose alleged conduct spurred #MeToo movement, charged with rape, sex abuse
As the front door of a criminal courtroom opened to usher in Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul looked out at the large gathering of lawyers and reporters and, a dazed expression on his face, mouthed one word: "Wow."

Weinstein — in court here Friday to face three felony charges, including...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Trump spares Chinese telecom firm ZTE from collapse, defying Congress
President Donald Trump said late Friday he had allowed embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to remain open despite fierce bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill, defying lawmakers who have warned that the huge technology company should be severely punished for breaking U.S. law.

...

Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Line drive to head shouldn't change Carlos Rodon's timetable to return
A line drive to the forehead likely won't be a setback for White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon as he continues working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, manager RIck Renteria said.

"It didn't look pretty; (it was a) pretty good blow," Renteria said Friday about Rodon's injury, which occurred...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Go ahead, waste your summer on your cellphone. Or explore it like a kid.
In a Chicago park the other day, on a morning so warm that it was suddenly possible to believe in summer, I saw a little girl hop out of her stroller and waddle onto the grass.

It was the kind of determined but wobbly walk I associate with 2-year-olds. Her stubby legs carried her with impressive...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Day care provider ends service to Lincoln-Way
Aunt Nancy's Day Care, which came under fire for a previous rent-free deal to provide in-school service to Lincoln-Way area teachers, announced that Friday was its last day despite having two years remaining on a three-year contract.

Owner Nancy Power acknowledged in a letter to families that this...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
At least two people were wounded in shootings as the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

The first shooting of the holiday weekend according to the Tribune's tally which began after 3 p.m. Friday, happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Police...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

At least 2 killed 3 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
At least two people have been killed and three people have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Most recently, officers responding to a call about a person down about 1:25 a.m. Saturday in West Englewood found a man facedown in the...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Ben Zobrist looking for clarity on cleats rule on Cubs trip to New York
Ben Zobrist hopes to get some clarity regarding a potential uniform rule change allowing him to wear black cleats when the Cubs are in New York next week.

"It's not resolved completely yet, but in the meantime, we have a little bit of freedom until we have something in place," said Zobrist, who...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Chicago is the 13th most segregated metro area in U.S., study finds
Housing segregation in the Chicago area continued its gradual decline between 2009 and 2016, a new study shows.

A study released Thursday by Apartment List, a website devoted to apartment listings, painted a picture of a metro area that remains significantly segregated but slowly is becoming less...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

High pollution levels lead to warning from state EPA
Although it's a holiday weekend, and a lot of people will be taking it easy, the Illinois EPA is warning Chicago-area residents air pollution Saturday could make too much exertion dangerous.

A stagnant air mass is leading to elevated ozone levels in the Chicago area, including Cook, Lake, Kane,...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Clutch hits from Ben Zobrist and Kris Bryant help Cubs to 6-2 victory
While acknowledging the frustration of fans seeking more instant gratification, Cubs President Theo Epstein expresses patience and faith in his players that he believes they will evolve into a consistent winner.

"Look at the track record of this group," Epstein said. "We're going through the same...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Northwestern revokes the admission of basketball recruit Jordan Lathon
Jordan Lathon, a major reason why Northwestern's 2018 basketball recruiting class was considered its best ever, will not attend the university.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Grandview, Mo., had his admission revoked Friday, SB Nation's Inside NU site reported. The school did not announce the reason.

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Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

5 things to know about Six Flags' new Hangover thrill ride
Judging by the early reviews, the new Mardi Gras Hangover ride at Six Flags Great America is a scream machine — sending waves of cries from riders suspended upside down at the peak of its loop.

Members and season pass holders got a preview this week before the ride opens to the general public Saturday,...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Trump tweets support for Chicago police union members who protested Emanuel
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted his support for Chicago police union members who protested Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week.

The president said the city won't allow "tough police work" to stop Chicago violence, which he falsely claimed is at a "record pace."

"Chicago Police have every right...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Disabato: Providence graduate Jake Godfrey traces fall from grace in baseball to injuries and being 'immature'
At this point in his life, Jake Godfrey was expected to be knocking on the door to a major-league baseball career.

The injury bug, however, has a way of dashing dreams. So does immaturity and ego.

No one knows that better than the 22-year-old right-hander, who faces the real possibility of never...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Exit polls predict landslide win for Ireland referendum that could lift strict ban on abortion
Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion.

The RTE television and Irish Times exit polls are only predictions, with official tallies...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Science teacher who tackled student gunman among 2 wounded at Indiana middle school
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives.

The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Chicago man charged in shooting outside Oak Park bank
A 32-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the May 23 shooting outside of an Oak Park bank that left one man hospitalized.

Police on Friday said that Mark Jackson, of the 5100 block of West Fulton Street, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of possession...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Emails show collaboration among EPA, climate-change deniers
Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott Pruitt's stewardship...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Lead investigator in search for Waukegan superintendent's missing personnel file describes 'problematic' probe
The way the Waukegan District 60 handled an internal investigation into its superintendent's missing personnel file in 2017 "leaves room" for people to doubt its results, the lead investigator said this week.

William Newby, a former deputy superintendent at Waukegan District 60, said he asked Superintendent...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Giuliani: Trump wants briefing on classified info shared with lawmakers
President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

City Council approves police academy funding after opponents fail to stop vote
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's signature move to build Chicago police officers a new West Side training academy cleared a key legislative hurdle with ease at a raucous City Council meeting Friday despite opponents' attempts to halt the vote in court.

After a Cook County judge denied #nocopacademy activists'...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Five things to know about Chicago's proposed police and fire academy — and the controversy surrounding it
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to build a new, $95 million police and fire academy hit a speed bump this week when aldermen delayed approval of using $20 million from the sale of city-owned land for part of the cost of the academy. The City Council reconvened Friday to vote on the proposal after...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Man detained in hit-and-run that injured three pedestrians in downtown Portland
A driver rammed into three women walking on a sidewalk Friday in downtown Portland, critically injuring one of them, before speeding away and getting arrested within hours of the crash, authorities said.

Someone called 911 after spotting a blue SUV that matched the description of the vehicle that...



Chicago Tribune
May 25, 2018

Cook County medical examiner reviewing more than 200 cases handled by fired pathologist
The Cook County medical examiner's office is taking the unusual step of reviewing the entire caseload of a pathologist who was fired the end of last year, so far changing eight findings with nearly 200 cases still to be re-examined.

"They were clerical errors and then there were some errors with...



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