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Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Got to be some fire somewhere': Sen. Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore
In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can 'do better' than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to a man accused of sexual misconduct.

Days before the pivotal race, Shelby,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Finishing touch: Sandburg senior Dylan Jacobs wins Foot Locker Nationals
Sandburg's Dylan Jacobs believed he had one more good race left before the end of his prep cross country career, and he was right.

A week after finishing 13th in the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., Jacobs returned to the West Coast and won the Foot Locker Nationals title Saturday in San...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Despite recent wins, Democrats remain divided about what they stand for
In recent weeks, Democrats have scored huge electoral wins in Virginia, cultivated public opposition to the GOP tax bill, purged two liberal stars accused of sexual misconduct and come close to winning a Senate race in Alabama that should be out of reach in such a conservative state. But they still...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

The Bears offense was so good that it Fox-proofed the game
Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw for 271 yards on 25-of-32 passing and one TD while also running in the first of his career.

Rookie tight end Adam Shaheen caught four passes for 44 yards and a TD.

Sophomore running back Jordan Howard rushed for 147 yards, a 6.4 average and two TDs.

Kendall...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

David Nwaba continues to make impact at both ends
Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba''s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Either way, coach Fred Hoiberg has cited Nwaba''s...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Cubs reach 2-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow
In their latest attempt to upgrade their pitching staff, the Cubs reached a two-year agreement Sunday with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow.

A source at the winter meetings confirmed the agreement, as the Cubs have been looking to sign Morrow to possibly fill the closer''s role because of the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Extended minutes and growing confidence have Kris Dunn on a 7-game tear
Kris Dunn loves to shop.

'You can find me on Michigan Avenue for sure,' Dunn said. 'You can find me in Wicker Park. I''m all over the place. It''s not going to be hard to bump into me.'

But no matter where the Bulls guard went as he learned to navigate his new work city, he couldn''t buy what he searched...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Bears snap 5-game losing streak with 33-7 win over Bengals
The Bears offense found its groove against a banged-up Bengals defense to run away with a 33-7 victory Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run. Running back Jordan Howard topped 100 rushing yards for the first time in three...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

4th quarter: Bears 33, Bengals 7
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog.

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Man ordered held without bail after Dec. 1 sexual assault on West Side
A man was ordered held without bail Sunday after sexually assaulting a woman early Dec. 1 in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.

Ricky Parkman, 53, appeared in court Sunday afternoon and was ordered held on no bail by Judge Sophia Atcherson.

He was charged with three felonies in connection with...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

In Franken's wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Donald Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual harassment scandals that has driven out some members of Congress.

Sen. Al Franken 'felt it proper for him to resign,' Sanders said in an interview...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3rd quarter: Bears 19, Bengals 7
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog.

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Roy Moore calls sexual-assault allegations 'ritual defamation'
In his first sit-down interview since Dec. 4, and his first on local Alabama television since last month, Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore told reporter Bill Britt that the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct were engaged in 'ritual defamation' against him.

'I do not know them. I...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

2nd quarter: Bengals 7, Bears 6
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog. The Bears' banged-up defense will be short-handed again Sunday, as expected. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (hip) and outside linebacker...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Palestinian stabs Israeli amid tensions over Jerusalem
A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard Sunday at the entrance to Jerusalem's bustling central bus station, seriously wounding him in the first attack in the volatile city since President Donald Trump recognized it as Israel's capital.

In Beirut, scores of Lebanese and Palestinian demonstrators...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Shalieve': As Ryan Shazier recovers from his spinal injury, Steelers' cleats send a message
Ryan Shazier, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker who suffered a scary spinal injury in the Monday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals, remains hospitalized, with his teammates planning to pay tribute to him in Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

A number of Steelers players...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Woman robbed at gunpoint inside her vehicle in South Loop
A woman was robbed at gunpoint in her own vehicle Saturday morning in the South Loop, according to Chicago police.

It happened around 8:35 a.m. in the 1200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.

The woman, 32, told police she was sitting inside her Mercedes-Benz sedan when an unknown man...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

David Nwaba continues to make an impact at both ends
Other players have produced better statistics, but David Nwaba''s averages of 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks in 31.5 minutes have proved plenty impactful as the Bulls posted consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Either way, coach Fred Hoiberg has cited Nwaba''s...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

'I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

1st quarter: Bears 0, Bengals 0
Game updates, photos, tweets and more from the Bears-Bengals game at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday (noon, Fox). On the Chicago Tribune app? Click here to see the live blog. The Bears' banged-up defense will be short-handed again Sunday, as expected. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (hip) and outside linebacker...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Why Mike Tirico's history of alleged sexual harassment hasn't led him to Matt Lauer's fate
Dylan Farrow wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that 'we are in the midst of a revolution' but noted that 'the revolution has been selective.'

She was talking about the sparing of Woody Allen, her adoptive father, whom she has long accused of sexually abusing her when she was a child. Far...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Trump calls for firing after Washington Post reporter's mistaken tweet
President Donald Trump on Saturday evening issued a call for a reporter with The Washington Post to be fired because of a quickly deleted tweet that presented a misleading impression of Trump's rally crowd in Florida.

The Post reporter, David Weigel, had earlier tweeted a photo of the crowd gathered...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Illini fall to UNLV; Leron Black leaves after 12 minutes with injury
Last season UNLV didn't get its eighth win until Dec. 31, two games into Mountain West Conference action.

Saturday night, the Runnin' Rebels improved to 8-2 with three games left on their non-conference schedule.

Jovan Mooring shot 50 percent from the field and scored 27 points to lead UNLV to...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town in Ohio
Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.

...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

The Jesus Lizard is back in full force, fury
It took David Yow all of about 10 seconds into the Jesus Lizard''s 80-minute concert Saturday at a sold-out Metro to launch himself into the crowd. For the untamed frontman, even now at 57, physical contact with the audience is a necessary component.

Eight years have elapsed since the Chicago-based...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are 'expected to spread'
Raging wildfires continued to burn through Southern California on Sunday, stretching into a second week as authorities warned that the blazes could still spread and pose new dangers.

The fires have been blamed for one death, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings and threatened thousands...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3 killed, 6 more wounded in Chicago shootings
Three men were fatally shot and at least six other men have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday morning, Chicago police said. 

The first fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the 10200 block of South State Street.

A neighbor discovered a man lying...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

DIY heated seats not worth the hassle
Q: I just bought a new Honda Fit this spring. It is nice and all, but I don''t have heated seats like my old Golf and my car is parked on the street. Is there something I can get to solve this problem?

— C.W., Chicago

A: We have a hunch you got the Honda Fit EX model, on which heated seats are not...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests
Israel's defense minister called Sunday for a boycott of Arab businesses in an area where residents took part in violent protests against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard in the volatile city in the first attack...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 12/10/17
Today's Birthday (12/10/17). You can realize your visions this year. Craft and implement your plan with disciplined coordination to profit. Winter explorations reveal new directions that lead to flourishing communications, networking and creativity. Family finances expand next summer. Talk through...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'SNL' cold open: Kids wonder if Al Franken, Roy Moore and Trump are on Santa's naughty list
In its latest cold open, 'Saturday Night Live' took on the recent string of high-profile sexual-misconduct scandals, featuring a parade of children - each seemingly more precocious and world-weary than the last - visiting a mall Santa, played by Kenan Thompson.

And the kids had quite a few questions...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

YouTube advertising crackdown puts some creators out of work
YouTube's crackdown on inappropriate material is inadvertently depriving some creators of as much as 80 percent of their monthly sales, a blow to the very people who helped make the site the most popular place to watch video online.

The swift drop in revenue, a side effect of YouTube's attempt...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore
Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate.

'I have stated both publicly and privately over...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

3 people arrested in fire-bomb attack on Swedish synagogue
Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg.

No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden's second-largest city. Goteborg police spokesman Peter Nordengard...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Teen program combats violence by challenging macho stereotypes
As a group of teen boys joked and scarfed down a pizza lunch in a Little Village classroom, their instructor posed questions: Is showing compassion and emotion manly? How do you prioritize responsibilities like homework and adequate sleep? What does it really mean to be a man?

Spearheaded by Chicago...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

'Evil' tax cuts? Nope, it's blue-state panic
Ah, the holiday season. It''s a magical time, bursting with joy, laughter, parties, twinkling lights and mildly terrifying mall-dwelling Santas. It''s also bursting, unfortunately, with the sounds of caterwauling blue-state politicians shrieking that the GOP tax reform bill signals the end of civilization...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

A lesson in history: Why the furor behind declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital?
Some critics of President Donald Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital fear it will enrage the Muslim world. Others claim it will offend our European allies who continue to maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv. Both are possible.

But it''s easier to read the past than predict the...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Contemporary home in Bucktown: $3.7M
1848 N. Paulina St. in Chicago: $3,675,000

Listed on Nov. 30, 2017

Custom built in 2013 and designed by award winning Osterhaus McCarthy Architects, this home blends interior and exterior living spaces. Unique features include over 7,500-square-feet of living space on three living levels and over...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 10, 2017

Family affected by Las Vegas shooting not receiving support
Dear Amy: My son-in-law was shot in the thigh during the Las Vegas concert in October. Fortunately, he is now OK.

I belong to a religious congregation of around 35 families. One of the women in my congregation and I are also part of another (affiliated) group.

At a meeting of the group, I mentioned...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Your 10,000 packages arrived — and they're causing all kinds of problems
Package theft in her Chicago apartment building is so rampant, Sara Costello says, that she has begun rerouting all of her online orders to work: potting soil, knitting kits, glittered wigs and the occasional bottle of sage-scented spray.

It's secure — and practical, the actor and comedian says —...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

How to get rich off bitcoin — or lose it all while trying
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, 'Here we go again.'

Bitcoin is on everyone's lips this week and the price has gone nuts — shooting past $17,000 per bitcoin in Thursday's trading. It has rocketed up $5,000 in less than a week, prompting wall-to-wall news coverage that is giving Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Storm dumps snow in parts of Deep South, marches toward Northeast
A pre-winter storm that roared through the Deep South and coated half of North Carolina and portions of Virginia in snow pushed northward on Saturday, leaving motorists to brave potentially icy roads and utility crews trying to restore heat and light to thousands.

Forecasters were warning that...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack
Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital — a development that has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

The Israeli military said...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.
The synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation's opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now two states want to use the drug's powerful properties for a new purpose: to execute prisoners on death row.

As Nevada and Nebraska...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Trump hails civil rights heroes at Mississippi museum visit; protesters pan his record
President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

'Firefighting at Christmas' may become normal in California: 'This is very odd and unusual'
A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

Well into what's considered the wet season, there's been nary a drop of rain. That's good for sun-seeking tourists, but could spell more disaster for a region that emerged this spring from a yearslong drought and...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

GOP tax plan diverges wildly from Trump's promises to the middle class
The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Donald Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class - an evolution that shows how traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump's distinctive brand of economic populism as it moved through...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Notre Dame wins in Mike Brey's return to Delaware
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Mike Brey reunited with old friends, felt at home on a familiar sideline, and soaked in the cheers from Delaware fans still grateful for the way he stamped the program on the basketball map.

The happy homecoming was going well — except for those peeks at the scoreboard.

'First...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Man found fatally shot in snow among 4 wounded in Chicago shootings
A man was found fatally shot lying in the snow, and at least three other men have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday moring, Chicago police said. 

The fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the 10200 block of South State Street.

A neighbor discovered...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy
NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

The brash, flag-planting Sooners star became the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman in one of the most...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Two dead following high-speed Lamborghini crash on I-57 in Matteson
Two men were killed Friday night when the Lamborghini they were in left the roadway on Interstate 57 and rolled over, hitting trees, state police said.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene following the crash about 8:55 p.m. Friday,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

2 dead following high-speed Lamborghini crash on I-57 in Matteson
Two men were killed Friday night when the Lamborghini they were in left the roadway on Interstate 57 and rolled over, hitting trees, state police said.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene following the crash about 8:55 p.m. Friday,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Legendary York cross country coach Joe Newton dies at 88
Joe Newton, one of the best-known and most successful high school coaches in Illinois history, died on Saturday.

Newton, who was 88, led York to a record 28 state championships in boys cross country in a 57-year stint at the school that ended with his retirement after the 2016 season.

His death...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

2 accused of tying up Cicero pharmacy employees, stealing cash and thousands of pills
Two Austin neighborhood men robbed a Cicero pharmacy at gunpoint late last month, binding two employees with zip ties before escaping with cash and hundreds of pills, prosecutors said Saturday.

Charles A. Davis, 56, gave no reaction as Judge David R. Navarro denied him bail Saturday on armed robbery...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Loyola gaining attention with its best start since 1965
Loyola guard Donte Ingram remembers feeling the court vibrating from the roaring students at Florida as he dribbled the ball. Forward Aundre Jackson said he won''t forget the deafening crowd.

'Donte was trying to call a call and I couldn''t hear him. I could just tell he was screaming,' Jackson said.

...

Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

An 'opportunity giver': Marvin Rea Sr. remembered as beloved coach who made an impact
Marvin Rea Sr. was remembered Saturday as a man who would give someone in need the shirt off his back and a coach who was able to inspire those around him to be better than they knew they could be.

'He was a father figure for me and for everybody on the court and off the court,' former student...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Democratic governor candidate Pritzker wins major teacher union endorsement


J.B. Pritzker on Saturday won the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the largest public employees union to issue an endorsement so far in the Democratic governor primary.



The endorsement by the executive board of the 100,000-member union represented a further coalescing of core elements...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton trade: Marlins agree to deal with Yankees for NL MVP, sources say
Giancarlo Stanton is about to be a former Miami Marlin.

The Marlins agreed Saturday to trade Stanton, the NL MVP, to the New York Yankees for second baseman Starlin Castro and two low-level prospects, sources told the Sun Sentinel, their most franchise-altering and controversial move under new...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Gustav Forsling's play sending loud and clear message to Blackhawks
Gustav Forsling speaks softly and carries a regular-sized hockey stick.

The Blackhawks defenseman''s play lately, particularly during Friday night''s 3-2 overtime victory over the Sabres, has been loud and clear.

Forsling was happy to lend his teammates a hand on their first two goals, recording...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Bitter Senate race tests Alabama's image in the country — and at home
For many Alabama voters, unaccustomed to a competitive election and the national attention that has come with it, the bitter showdown between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has become something more personal than a race to fill an open Senate seat. It is now a referendum on the state's...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

West Point concludes rape allegation against Army QB Ahmad Bradshaw is ‘unfounded'
The United States Military Academy issued a statement Saturday calling a 2014 rape allegation made against Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw by a West Point cadet 'unfounded.'

The Daily Beast, citing a source who provided documents obtained during the investigation, said a cadet who was a roommate...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Bryce Harper watch begins early on the North Side
The ball started rolling last summer when Bryce Harper posted a photo of himself and Kris Bryant on Instagram with the message '#Back2BackOneDay.'

After Harper admitted he enjoyed trolling the media for speculating on his future free-agency plans, Bryant conceded his Las Vegas buddy was 'stirring...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Chesterton bicyclist killed by semi, coroner says
A 24-year-old Chesterton man was killed early Saturday when he was struck by a semi-trailer while trying to cross Indiana 49 on a bicycle, according to the Porter County coroner.

A witness told officials David A. Jones, 24, was riding eastbound and attempting to cross the road about 4 a.m. in Chesterton...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Damian Virgen scores all 17 points in first half as West Aurora routs East Aurora
West Aurora's Damian Virgen is a rhythm shooter. The first time he touched the ball Friday night, everything felt right.

'I have a good shot,' Virgen said. 'And I felt like I should just let it fly.'

A senior guard/forward with a lethal left-handed shot, Virgen made sure West Aurora flew past East...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Man found fatally shot in snow among 3 wounded in Saturday shootings
A man was found fatally shot lying in the snow, and two other men were wounded in separate shootings Saturday, Chicago police said. 

The fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the 10200 block of South State Street.

A neighbor discovered a man lying in the snow and...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Lincolnwood mayor calls special meeting to review city manager's contract
Lincolnwood mayor Barry Bass called a special meeting for Saturday, where the only issue on the agenda is discussion of the current village manager's employment contract.

Bass called the meeting Thursday, barely within the 48 hours required by law to make public notification of the meeting. Saturday's...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Minnesota couple charged with lying about engagement ring robbery in Chicago
A suburban Minneapolis couple have been charged with falsely claiming they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items while they were downtown early Thursday, police said Saturday.

Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, of Burnsville, Minn.,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Minnesota couple charged with making up engagement ring robbery in Chicago
A suburban Minneapolis couple have been charged with falsely claiming they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items while they were downtown early Thursday, police said Saturday.

Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley, Minn., and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, of Burnsville, Minn.,...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Race for Conyers seat shapes up as contentious family affair
The morning after Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., announced his resignation from Congress on her radio show, host Mildred Gaddis remained livid about his swift political demise. She questioned the veracity of a woman who accused Conyers of sexual misconduct, raged about the racism that led fellow...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

East Chicago Superfund site on list for accelerated cleanup
Lead-contaminated neighborhoods in East Chicago have been placed on a national priority list for accelerated cleanup work.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included the USS Lead site in East Chicago among 21 projects slated for special attention under the Superfund program, which provides...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Shooting after Illinois prep basketball game wounds 3 teens
Police in central Illinois say three teenagers were wounded by gunfire after a high school basketball game. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. Friday as a large crowd was leaving the Champaign Central High School gymnasium after a game against Danville High School. Champaign police spokeswoman...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Shooting after Illinois prep basketball game wounds 3 teens in Champaign
Police in central Illinois say three teenagers were wounded by gunfire after a high school basketball game. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. Friday as a large crowd was leaving the Champaign Central High School gymnasium after a game against Danville High School. Champaign police spokeswoman...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Trump visits Mississippi civil rights museum as protesters rally outside
President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Car crash kills 52-year-old Lemont woman, Darien police investigating
Darien police are investigating the cause of a car crash that killed a Lemont woman Friday.

Police responded to a call about a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Clarendon Hills Road and 67th Street at 5:47 p.m. Dec. 8.

One of the drivers, Janina Petuchow, 52, of Lemont was taken to Good...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

'There's no stopping them': Fire crews found themselves nearly powerless to halt California infernos
Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out.

But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews were mostly powerless to stop infernos that destroyed more than 500 buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced hundreds...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Naperville man tried to lure young girl at bus stop: police
A Naperville man who tried to lure a young girl into his car Friday has been charged with two counts of child abduction, Naperville police said.

Early D. Kluss, 37, was arrested after a witness observed his interaction with the student waiting at a bus stop near Modaff and Massachusetts about 7:30...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

1 found shot dead in snow, man shot while sitting in car on West Side
A man was found fatally shot lying in the snow, and another man was wounded while parked on a West Side street Saturday morning, Chicago police said.

The fatal attack happened about 8:30 a.m. in the Fernwood neighborhood, in the 10200 block of South State Street.

A neighbor discovered a man lying...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Iraqi prime minister declares victory over Islamic State: 'Your land has been completely liberated'
After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country's security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Boycotts, protests to greet Trump on Mississippi visit
President Donald Trump's celebration of the heroes of the civil rights movement is set to go on without at least one leader from that era who plans to be a no-show for the Mississippi gathering.

Other activists were ready for protests Saturday, citing what they say is Trump's sowing of racial division...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Elgin police sergeant accused of pepper-spraying crowd gets 3-day suspension; has disciplinary history
An Elgin police sergeant received a three-day suspension after using pepper spray while responding to a complaint of loud music, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The suspension was not the first for Sgt. Travis Hooker, who was cited for conducting himself...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Riveting 'Indumba' frees Deeply Rooted from what they've always done
'They dance to give voice to the voiceless,' said education director Nicole Clarke-Springer at the top of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater''s 20th anniversary season finale, a weekend of performances at the Logan Center under the umbrella title 'Deeply Free.' She was speaking about the group''s Youth...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Out of Knicks' rotation, a healthy Joakim Noah admits past heights in past
Joakim Noah sat shirtless inside the United Center on Saturday, a scar on his surgically repaired left shoulder clearly visible.

Noah is carrying other wounds---some self-inflicted and some not, some visible and some not.

Just over three years removed from a dominant season with the Bulls in which...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Out of Knicks' rotation, healthy Joakim Noah admits past heights could be past
Joakim Noah sat shirtless inside the United Center on Saturday, a scar on his surgically repaired left shoulder clearly visible.

Noah is carrying other wounds---some self-inflicted and some not, some visible and some not.

Just over three years removed from a dominant season with the Bulls in which...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Yankees agree to deal to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from Jeter's Marlins: source
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Yankees and Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the teams hadn't announced the agreement.

Infielder...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Giancarlo Stanton trade: Marlins close to deal with Yankees for NL MVP, source says
The Marlins are close to a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton, the NL MVP and the face of the franchise, to the Yankees, a source confirmed to the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Saturday morning.

If completed, this would bring an end to one of baseball''s top offseason storylines, one with significant...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Districtwide boundary changes needed in D204, residents say
Instead of temporary fixes to address school overcrowding, Indian Prairie School District 204 residents say they'd prefer a districtwide review be done and boundary changes implemented that will last longer.

More than 200 people voiced their opinions on balancing school sizes and attendance boundaries...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Chicago's bakeries: A monthlong look at the area's best baked goods
Whether they're making wonderful French pastries, Mexican cakes, Croatian burek or Jewish knishes, bakeries are the cornerstone of many communities in Chicago and the suburbs. For the month of December, as Chicago celebrates the holidays, we turn a spotlight on the bakeries and baked goods that...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Marlins reportedly have deal with Yankees for Giancarlo Stanton
The Marlins have an agreement to send Giancarlo Stanton, the NL MVP and the face of the franchise, to the Yankees, according to multiple national reports.

If completed, this would bring an end to one of baseball''s top offseason storylines, one with significant twists and turns as recently as Friday...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Ten classical recordings that made 2017 a very good listening year
Rather than flatly declaring them to be the year''s best classical recordings, I have selected 10 compact discs and boxed sets issued in 2017 to which I returned repeatedly, each time with renewed pleasure. May they also warm your musical holidays and the months thereafter.

'The John Adams Edition'...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Wisconsin woman who robbed banks while pregnant sentenced to prison
A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison. The State Journal reports that 32-year-old Lisa Harding of Madison was also ordered to pay back money taken during a third...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

No one at Michigan State knew about doctor's sexual assaults, lawyer says
A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University said there's no evidence that school officials knew a campus doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes. Patrick Fitzgerald made the disclosure in a letter to state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who had asked for the university's...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Israeli jets hit Gaza following rocket fire; protests surge in wake of Trump announcement
Israeli forces fired live ammunition Friday at Palestinian protesters who burned tires and threw stones near the border fence with Gaza, and Israeli jets responded to rocket fire with an airstrike, in a sharp escalation of violence over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Elizabethan bell — city's oldest — to toll its anniversary on Sunday
The oldest known bell in Chicago has a nice ring to it.

Hanging 90 feet high inside the bell tower at the Church of Our Saviour in Lincoln Park is a bronze bell measuring nearly 3 feet at its mouth and weighing more than 600 pounds.

On Sunday, the Episcopal church is marking the 40th anniversary...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Logan Square home with roof deck: $1.4M
2234 W. Shakespeare Ave. in Chicago: $1,375,000

Listed on Oct. 6, 2017

New-construction, single-family home with finished rooftop deck. This four bedroom, 3.1 bath, multi-level floor plan features hardwood floors, two fireplaces, two laundry rooms, a gourmet kitchen with oversized island and an...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Widow is happy alone, tired of ambush fix-ups
Dear Amy: I feel my situation is more common than most folks are aware of. Let me explain: I'm a 48-year-old woman. I was widowed six years ago.

I have no family left (our children are now adults), and I am lucky to be extremely close to my in-laws.

Here's the problem: About two years ago, my in-laws...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 12/9/17
Today's Birthday (12/09/17). What possibilities would you love to see realized? Create your plan this year. Profit through persistence and determination. Winter changes provide creative inspiration. Get your message out. Shared accounts grow this summer, with repercussions requiring diplomacy....

Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Man killed in Back of the Yards among 7 shot in city
A man is dead after he was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Friday evening, according to Chicago police.

The man, 34, was shot in the neck about 5:50 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Honore Street, police said in a media notification.

A witness told police that a dark-colored minivan pulled...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 09, 2017

Gary's Mama Pearl's closed after lease dispute with city
Mama Pearl's BBQ, a downtown Gary restaurant, has closed after failing to reach a lease agreement with the city that owns the federally-built building.

Restaurant owners, Joni and Hope Mason, say the city wouldn't negotiate in good faith on a lease.

The city, however, said the business hasn't paid...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 08, 2017

25 over-the-top holiday light displays
The brightest time of the year is upon us! We all have that neighbor (or maybe we are that neighbor) who goes above and beyond with the festive decor. We've rounded up some bright, shiny and slightly outrageous holiday light displays from around the world, including a few from Chicago's backyard...



Chicago Tribune
Dec 08, 2017

World's best beaches make the cold a bit more bearable
Chicago has gone from 60-degree weather to 30-degree weather in a day — which may have some people looking for a way out, sooner rather than later.

If you''re looking for somewhere other, FlightNetwork has a list of note: the world''s 50 best beaches.

After consulting hundreds of travel professionals,...



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