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Chicago Tribune
Jan 30, 2020

Man gunned down where peace march had begun hours earlier near St. Sabina Church. ‘He hopped in the car, saying he was shot'
Under the gray cross of St. Sabina Church, the Rev. Michael Pfleger and others gathered with blue plastic candles Wednesday night to remember the hundreds of people killed by gun violence last year.

Later that same evening, Pfleger returned to find a homicide scene where his "Walk for Peace," held...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

3 takeaways from the Bulls' 100-89 loss to the 76ers, including another quiet night for Lauri Markkanen
For a half Friday night, the Bulls were able to hang with the 76ers, even holding a one-point lead coming out of the break against a undermanned team playing without Joel Embiid.

But the Bulls' third-quarter woes returned once again as the Sixers moved ahead and took control before handing the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Defensive coaching staff shake-up at Illinois sees longtime Lovie Smith assistant Gill Byrd leave the program and 2 new hires for the line
The turnover of Illinois' defensive coaching staff continued Friday as coach Lovie Smith announced the departure of safeties coach Gill Byrd and the hiring of defensive tackles coach Alfred Davis and defensive ends coach Jimmy Lindsey.

Byrd, a longtime assistant to Smith in the NFL and at Illinois...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 18, 2020

Ask Amy: Homeowners go nuts over squirrels
Dear Amy: We have just moved into a new semi-detached home and have not yet met the neighbor in the adjoining house.

We've noticed that there is a trio of plump and happy squirrels who spend most of their time on a small tree just outside of our window. Our yard and flower beds are constantly littered...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

4 takeaways from Day 1 of the Cubs Convention, including Albert Almora Jr. keeping close tabs on the girl injured from his foul ball
The 2020 Cubs Convention kicked off Friday, with fans flocking to the Sheraton Grand Chicago to catch a glimpse of their favorite players at the annual festival. Here are four takeaways from Day 1 of the three-day event.



1. Injured girl remains on Albert Almora Jr.'s mind. The Cubs center fielder...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Another bad third quarter makes the difference in the Bulls' 100-89 loss to the 76ers
The Bulls were outscored by 11 points in another substandard third quarter, and that equaled the final margin in their 100-89 loss to the 76ers on Friday night in the Bulls' only scheduled national TV appearance of the season.

The Bulls led 47-46 at halftime but were outscored 35-24 in the third...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish now wonders: Was he tipping pitches for the Dodgers against the Astros in the 2017 World Series, or were they cheating?


Yu Darvish had a nightmare of a World Series in 2017. Pitching for the Dodgers, he allowed eight runs in two starts, lasting only 3? innings in the two losses, which were instrumental in the Astros' 4-3 series win.

For two years, the story was that Darvish, now with the Cubs, was tipping his pitches...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Joliet West math teacher placed on leave after prosecutors say she broke into house and committed battery
A Joliet West High School math teacher was placed on administrative leave Wednesday following charges that she and a Crest Hill man broke into the Joliet home of another man and beat him and another woman.

Earlier this month, a Will County grand jury returned an indictment against Ashlee Catalani,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Theo Epstein and the Cubs are at a crossroads with slugger Kris Bryant, among others: ‘We're not sure what the outcome is going to be'


A bout of the flu sent Kris Bryant to the doctor's office Friday, preventing the slugger from addressing his uncertain status before the opening ceremony at Day 1 of the Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

But team President Theo Epstein, overseeing a roster without a guaranteed free-agent...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Guerin Prep would have needed an additional $6 million to stay open
To keep operating, Guerin Prep would have needed a multi-million dollar Hail Mary, the school's president said a day after announcing the Catholic school would close its doors at the end of this school year.

"We would need $6 million to stay open another four years and be given the opportunity...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Buffalo Grove woman swindled out of nearly $200,000 from man she met online:
The following items were taken from Buffalo Grove Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

BATTERY

Roque Guzman Rodriguez, 50, of the 300 block of Westmoreland Drive, Vernon Hills, was charged Jan. 9 with battery at 1100 Lake Cook Road. Rodriguez...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

At murder trial of University Park man, pawn shop operator tells of defendant selling rings that were taken from home of slain Hinsdale woman
Jurors at the murder trial of Dominic Sanders on Friday viewed a videotape of him selling wedding rings taken from the Hinsdale home of a woman he is accused of killing.

The jury, which will decide whether Sanders is guilty of murder in the death of Andrea Urban, also heard the testimony of Gasper...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Nearly one-third of all CPS students missed school on the strike makeup days after winter break


Nearly one out of three students in Chicago Public Schools were absent from class during the two most recent makeup days for the teachers strike this fall.

The educator walkout lasted for 11 days and ended on Oct. 31 after the Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot reached a compromise...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

After a hiatus in 2019, Women's March Chicago returns Saturday to Grant Park. Supporters pledge to turn out despite cold, wet forecast.
Although forecasters are predicting rain — potentially mixed with snow — when Women's March Chicago returns to Grant Park on Saturday, supporters pledged to brave the precipitation and cold and are sharing tips on social media for staying warm and dry.

"I just read there's going to be rain? Time...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

A busy Bears offseason continues with changes to the offensive coaching staff. The Bear Download podcast breaks it down.
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Rich and Dan break down a newsy offseason week, starting with Matt Nagy's changes to his offensive coaching staff. They break down the arrivals of coordinator Bill Lazor, quarterbacks...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

A day after U. of I. hikes tuition, Urbana-Champaign campus announces broader eligibility for free tuition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is raising the minimum income to qualify for its free tuition program, one day after university trustees raised in-state tuition for the first time in six years.

The Illinois Commitment program, first implemented in the fall, awards four years of full...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Tiny weddings — less stress, less money, but still Instagram-worthy
Big SUVs, McMansions and the term "bigger is better," are all things that used to connote living your best life. Now, consumers are shifting to the opposite end of that spectrum, including those who want to tie the knot.

Tiny weddings (aka microweddings) are a growing trend for couples who want...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Brandon Saad on the cusp of returning to Blackhawks after the longest injury break of his career: ‘It's tough sitting and watching from home'
When Brandon Saad hurt his right ankle Dec. 19, the Blackhawks were nursing a one-goal lead against the Jets and reeling from what seemed to be the latest in a season's worth of destructive injuries.

So what did the Hawks do without Saad? They finished off a 4-1 win over the Jets and, including...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Beloved black cosmetics brand Fashion Fair is planning its comeback ... and a showdown with Rihanna
Growing up in Trinidad in the '80s, Patrice Grell Yursik remembers her mother smoothing on Fashion Fair face powder and popping the pink compact into her purse before leaving for work. Sometimes, she organized her mom's collection of pink-lidded Fashion Fair lipsticks lined up on a mahogany dressing...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Appellate court upholds decision to award full line-of-duty pension to widow of Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of cancer
The family of a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of colon cancer will be awarded a full line-of-duty pension benefit, a trio of appellate court judges ruled unanimously Friday.

The ruling arrived after the village of Buffalo Grove appealed to the Second District Appellate Court to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Crowds at Women's March Chicago on Saturday expected to close parts of downtown to traffic; city plans warming buses for participants
When Women's March Chicago kicks off at Grant Park on Saturday, Eric Tenfelde plans to march alongside his wife and daughters to be "part of humanity and making history," he said.

This will be his third Women's March, and he describes the event as a visceral experience:

"Being outside in January...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Oops! Weather Channel has a correction for ‘Jeopardy'
The Weather Channel says the folks at "Jeopardy!" need to get their directions straight.

Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno of The Weather Channel said in a video on Friday that the popular show got a question about winter storms wrong in an episode televised on Thursday.

The clue: "In a 2-week period...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former Bull Eddy Curry discusses the trials and tragedies of his NBA career in video interview: ‘It's not meant to end like this'
Billed as the next Shaquille O'Neal, Eddy Curry entered the NBA as a 19-year-old millionaire with immeasurable hype and a contract with his hometown team.

Curry, whom the Bulls drafted with the No. 4 pick in 2001 out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, appeared to have a storybook career...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Kensington School looks to build daycare on vacant site in Park Ridge
A company's plan to build a daycare center on the site of a dilapidated shopping center in Park Ridge was met with neighbor concerns about how the business might impact their area.

Kensington School, which operates daycare centers in 11 suburbs, presented to the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cubs acquire right-handed reliever Casey Sadler from the Dodgers
The Cubs added bullpen depth Friday, acquiring right-hander Casey Sadler from the Dodgers in exchange for minor-league infielder Clayton Daniel.

Sadler, 29, was 4-0 with one save and a 2.14 ERA in 33 games (32 relief appearances) with the Rays and Dodgers in 2019. He limited right-handed hitters...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

CTA plans upcoming closures for three North Side Red Line stations
Starting next week, the CTA plans several weekend closures of three North Side Red Line stations to prepare for the massive $2.1 billion Red and Purple Line modernization project.

The agency said track and signal construction will require closing the Granville, Thorndale and Bryn Mawr stations...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo likely to plead guilty in federal corruption probe, new charge indicates
Federal prosecutors have lodged a new bribery charge against former state Rep. Luis Arroyo in the form of a criminal information — a likely indication he intends to plead guilty to an alleged scheme to pay an undisclosed state senator $2,500 a month in kickbacks in exchange for support on legislation...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Residents in Hinsdale, Western Springs meet to share concerns with 5G technology
Residents from Hinsdale and Western Springs who have been concerned about the arrival of 5G technology recently gathered together to brainstorm ways to stop cellphone antennas from being built in their towns.

Some residents have said the equipment poses health concerns and could diminish their...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Lasagna essentials: Break it down into the component parts for best results
I'm of two minds about this whole "last meal" thing. You know, the one where you've been convicted (unjustly, of course) of a capital crime — espionage, for example, which is so crazy because you were just taking a selfie in front of the Kremlin — and now grim midnight approaches on the evening...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former White Sox ace Jack McDowell says the team used a camera to steal signs in the late 1980s
Former White Sox ace Jack McDowell said during a radio interview Friday that the team had a sign-stealing system involving a camera at Comiskey Park.

"We had a system at Old Comiskey Park in the late '80s, Gatorade sign out in right-center had a light, there was a toggle switch in the manager's...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people apply to be Chicago's next top cop -- most of them from outside CPD
Fewer than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop currently work for its Police Department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of the 25...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people apply to be Chicago's next top cop — most of them from outside CPD
Fewer than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop currently work for its Police Department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of the 25...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Mike Gordon and his music is about a process of ‘letting go,' a surrender just like when he's pulling strings for Phish
Much in the way his best-known and monolithic band Phish has been known to get all dreamlike and downright mesmerizing in the midst of their notoriously epic jams, Mike Gordon takes a similarly Zen-like approach to his musical craft. "Sometimes it's about surrendering," the bassist said of what...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Former Steinmetz College Prep student arrested after entering school a second time, prompting chase and lockdown, police say
A former student who entered Steinmetz College Prep carrying a plastic container with ‘unknown contents' which prompted the school to go on lockdown showed up there again on Friday afternoon, causing police to chase and arrest him in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.

The situation...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Some hospitals say using lead aprons for X-rays does more harm than good. Lurie will stop using the shields this spring.
Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an X-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation.

Some hospitals are ditching the ritual of covering...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Niles hires new director to lead economic development in village
After a nearly fourth-month vacancy in its department of economic development, the village of Niles is getting a new director.

The village has announced that John Melaniphy,director of economic development for the village of Wheeling, will be joining Niles on Jan. 28.

In his new role, Melaniphy,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Original member of The Wiggles recovering in hospital
One of the original members of the popular Australian children's band The Wiggles has been hospitalized after collapsing during a wildfire relief concert.

Greg Page, the 48-year-old original Yellow Wiggle, fell as he left a stage in New South Wales and went into cardiac arrest. He had been performing...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Live radar: Winter storm expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening commute
A winter storm is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening commute Friday, with snow beginning around 4 p.m. and dumping as much as 5 inches before the storm moves out early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory has been issued...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

City calls for revoking cab company's permission to do business in Park Ridge
A Park Ridge taxi company is again facing the loss of its legal ability to operate in the city.

The Park Ridge City Council on Jan. 13 tentatively agreed to revoke Park Ridge Dispatch's Certificate of Operation after receiving word that the company had reportedly not paid a required $500 fee to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Cops: Driver of pickup had medical emergency before crashing into Starbucks in McHenry, injuring 5. Employee upgraded from critical to fair condition.
The driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a McHenry Starbucks Thursday afternoon had a medical emergency that led to the crash that injured himself and four others, McHenry police said.

The 53-year-old Lakemoor man was not cited or charged after the crash at the shop at 4305 W. Elm St., police...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Oprah Winfrey backed out of the Russell Simmons sexual assault documentary. Why the fallout was ‘horrible'
Twenty minutes. That's how long Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering had to digest the news that Oprah Winfrey was pulling her support of their documentary before she released the announcement to the press.

The email from Winfrey, sent at 3:10 p.m. on Jan. 10, had come as a shock. In her message, the filmmakers...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Manager at Glenview plastic surgery clinic charged with stealing $184,000 from business
A former manager at a Glenview plastic surgery center was charged Tuesday with stealing $184,000 in cash payments from the business over a period of three years.

Julietta Guliano, 45, of the 9700 block of Harold Avenue, Schiller Park, was charged Tuesday with felony theft and forgery after being...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Column: David Ross is OK with being called ‘Rossy,' ‘Skip,' even ‘Grandpa.' But the new Cubs manager wants to be known as more than ‘Theo's guy.'
Newly hired Cubs managers tend to come in two categories: realists and optimists.

A few weeks into his first spring training in 2007, Lou Piniella declared "this is no push-button operation, I can tell you that." During his opening news conference as Cubs manager in November 2014, Joe Maddon predicted...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Metra tells customers to make sure they pay their fare — or risk being booted off the train
Metra put leaflets on trains Friday morning to remind customers to pay their fare or risk being booted off the train.

Leaflets placed on seats on the commuter railroad told riders that there would be "stepped-up efforts by Metra staff this year to make sure everyone is paying what they should be...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Metra tells customers to make sure they pay their fare, or risk being booted off train
Metra put leaflets on trains Friday morning to remind customers to pay their fare, or risk being booted off the train.

Leaflets placed on seats on the commuter railroad told riders that there would be "stepped-up efforts by Metra staff this year to make sure everyone is paying what they should...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Commentary: ‘She's in a better place.' ‘It was God's will.' And other things you shouldn't say or do when someone dies. Here's how to console properly.
I am writing a lot of sympathy cards these days. If you are middle-aged like me, chances are you are too. And even if you're not, you may have experienced the death of a parent or perhaps an untimely and unfair death from an accident, suicide or violence. My father's death when I was 23 was the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Disney drops Fox name, will rebrand as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures
The mouse has officially killed the fox.

In a move at once unsurprising and highly symbolic, the Walt Disney Company is dropping the "Fox" brand from the 21st Century Fox assets it acquired last March, Variety has learned. The 20th Century Fox film studio will become 20th Century Studios, and Fox...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Review: ‘Stop Kiss' a poignant reminder of when Ellen made headlines by coming out
When Diana Son's moving "Stop Kiss" was first produced at New York's Public Theater in 1998, starring Jessica Hecht and Sandra Oh, it became one of the very few dramas to feature a lesbian couple at the heart of its story, and one of an even smaller subset of plays that drew attention to the violence...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Are you getting paid for that Insta post? Companies tap employees to spread more "authentic" message online
When United Airlines baggage handler Joe Lammerman started sharing behind-the-scenes photos taken during quiet moments on the job on social media, the airline didn't tell him to put the camera down and get back to work.

Instead, it made it part of his job. For the past couple of years, Lammerman,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Are you getting paid for that Instagram post? Companies tap employees to spread more ‘authentic' message online.
When United Airlines baggage handler Joe Lammerman started sharing behind-the-scenes photos taken during quiet moments on the job on social media, the airline didn't tell him to put the camera down and get back to work.

Instead, it made it part of his job. For the past couple of years, Lammerman,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

24 hours, no screens. Could you give up tech for one day each week?
I recently mentioned to an Uber driver that I was thinking of trying a whole-house day off from tech.

At first he seemed impressed by my lofty goal. Then we started talking about our families — and our teen children — and the constant presence of screens, and all the stressors they bring with them....



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ozzie Guillen on the 3 manager job openings: What about me?
With the start of spring training about a month away, three major-league managerial jobs are open as a result of the sign-stealing scandal.

But as rumors and debates swirl about who might be best to fill those vacancies, one name is often missing: Ozzie Guillen.

And the former White Sox manager...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Review: Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full
"Why does everybody need me to stay?" Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous "Circle."

Miller's 12-track album is heartbreakingly sublime, a portrait of a wry and honest musician acknowledging his demons but looking past...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Shout Out: Dora Lazzaretto, a personal chef who lives in Lake Bluff
Dora Lazzaretto has lived in Lake Bluff for the past 11 years after growing up in nearby Lake Forest.

She now is a personal chef who serves area residents. Lazzaretto recently talked about her career and her passion for cooking.

Q: What drew you to become a personal chef?

A: Being Italian, cooking...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

8 things to know about the Astros sign-stealing scandal, including a former White Sox pitcher's early suspicions
The Mets parted ways with manager Carlos Beltran on Thursday, the latest fallout from Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal featuring the Astros.

The Mets became third team to begin the search for a new manager this week. The Astros fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Where you live might affect your brain: Study
People who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods may have smaller centers of learning and memory in their brains, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study.

In the study, 951 cognitively normal people had MRIs to measure their total brain volumes and their hippocampuses, the centers of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Column: Enjoy the Blackhawks' run at the playoffs, but with a tougher schedule ahead, brace yourself for more disappointment
Go ahead and embrace the latest Blackhawks revival.

Don't just stick your toe in and test the waters. Dive right in and enjoy the fact that the Hawks are in the playoff hunt. There's no reason not to.

Because chances are it will all be over soon enough.

The Hawks did exactly what they needed to...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

How bitter cold winter blasts and a warming planet will chew up the Lake Michigan shoreline, faster and faster
On a tucked-away South Shore beach, there once were cool shallows to swim and buried shells to dig up. For those living feet away, there was the sound of the water, the constant, gentle splash on sand.

Then the lake began to rise. With each inch came nearly 790 billion gallons of water. The beach...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

3 takeaways from Loyola's 64-48 win over Southern Illinois, including the newcomers jelling and Cameron Krutwig's leadership
Loyola coach Porter Moser held his hand to the side of his mouth, shielding his lips from being read by the opposing coach. Southern Illinois coach Bryan Mullins had been his assistant before this season and is well versed in the Ramblers' calls.

"It was really weird looking down over there," Moser...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

New Grammys chief Deborah Dugan, accused of misconduct, put on leave just 10 days before awards show
Just 10 days before the 62nd Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan has been placed on leave after an allegation of misconduct, the organization confirmed Thursday.

Dugan took over on Aug. 1 as the first female president of the Recording Academy, which oversees...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Anthony Rizzo, still recovering from a sprained ankle, says he prefers to hit 3rd or 4th for the Cubs despite his success as a leadoff hitter
New manager David Ross said he's examined candidates for the leadoff spot as closely as any aspect of the Cubs roster.

One option is slugger Anthony Rizzo, who has a .426 on-base percentage in 244 career plate appearances at the top spot in the lineup. In 2019 Rizzo had an even .500 OBP in 46 leadoff...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

25 people have applied to be Chicago's next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD
Less than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop either currently work for its police department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Flu warning: ‘Parents of young children need to take it particularly seriously this year.' One Chicago child has already died.
This year's flu season is shaping up as a harsh one in Chicago and across the country, particularly for children.



More than 900 lab tests in Chicago for the flu have come back positive since the end of September, compared with 240 during the same time period last year, according to the Chicago...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Guerin Prep in River Grove to close after 59 years amid declining enrollment
After educating high school students for almost 60 years, Guerin Prep in River Grove will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.

In a press release Thursday, the Catholic school's president Tom Bednar said the school's board of directors made the difficult decision to cease operations,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Women's March Chicago: What you need to know about Saturday's event from those who'll be marching
When Women's March Chicago kicks off at Grant Park on Saturday, Eric Tenfelde plans to march alongside his wife and daughters to be "part of humanity and making history," he said.

This will be his third Women's March, and he describes the event as a visceral experience:

"Being outside in January...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Feds investigating Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci in red-light camera probe, sources say
Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci recently paid $30,000 from his campaign fund to a lawyer representing him amid an ongoing federal corruption probe, according to campaign finance records and sources.

Ragucci is among several elected officials and politically connected contractors embroiled in...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Bears' decision to move training camp to Lake Forest a ‘devastating' blow to Bourbonnais after 18 years as team's summer home
For 18 years, thousands of Bears fans flocked to Bourbonnais each summer for training camp, an annual pilgrimage that substantially boosted the once-obscure Kankakee County village's economy and image.

Now, in the wake of the team's decision to move the training camp to its recently-expanded facilities...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Bears decision to move training camp to Lake Forest a "devastating" blow to Bourbonnais after 18 years as the team's summer home
For 18 years, thousands of Bears fans flocked to Bourbonnais each summer for training camp, an annual pilgrimage that substantially boosted the once-obscure Kankakee County village's economy and image.

Now, in the wake of the team's decision to move the training camp to its recently-expanded facilities...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Chicago is cleaning up after big waves slammed the shoreline. How can the city prepare for more supercharged storms?
On a tucked-away South Shore beach, there once were cool shallows to swim and buried shells to dig up. For those living feet away, there was the sound of the water, the constant, gentle splash on sand.

Then the lake began to rise. With each inch came nearly 790 billion gallons of water. The beach...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 17, 2020

Ask Amy: In-laws seek a favor and are shown the door
Dear Amy: This Christmas, my husband's parents and their baby daughter came to stay with us.

The plan was that they would stay with us for three days and leave on Friday morning, as my husband and I both had to return to work on Monday.

On Christmas night they asked if I wouldn't mind babysitting...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

25 people have applied to be Chicago's next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white.
Less than half of the people vying to become Chicago's next top cop either currently work for its police department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there, a city official said Thursday night.

Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman disclosed the demographic breakdown of...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Loyola spoils Bryan Mullins' return with a 64-48 victory against Southern Illinois


Newcomers helped Loyola pull away from Southern Illinois for a 64-48 victory Thursday night at Gentile Arena, moving the Ramblers into a tie for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.





Freshman Marquise Kennedy scored 17 points off the bench, while transfers Tate Hall (16 points) and...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

5 injured when Dodge Ram leaves roadway, crashes into Starbucks in McHenry, police say
Five people were injured Thursday afternoon when a Dodge Ram crashed into a Starbucks coffee shop in the city of McHenry, police said.

According to a news release from the McHenry Police Department, officers were called to the Starbucks, 4305 W. Elm St., about 4:40 p.m.

Police said a "full-size"...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Cubs give Astros permission to interview third-base coach Will Venable for their vacant manager job
The firing of AJ Hinch has opened an opportunity for Cubs third-base coach Will Venable to interview for the Astros' managerial opening.

A team source confirmed Thursday night that the Cubs granted permission to the Astros to interview Venable, 37, who served as the Cubs' first-base and outfield...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

As enrollment, finances falter, Guerin Prep announces its closure
After educating high school students for almost 60 years, Guerin Prep in River Grove will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.

In a press release Thursday, the Catholic school's president Tom Bednar said the school's board of directors made the difficult decision to cease operations,...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Bears make coaching hires official, naming Bill Lazor offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo quarterbacks coach
Bears coach Matt Nagy announced additions to his coaching staff Thursday.

The Bears confirmed the hiring of Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Nagy also announced former quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone was elevated to passing game coordinator.

Those moves...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

At Hinsdale murder trial, daughter of victim Andrea Urban recalls last day she spent with her mom — trip to farmers market, ride to school
Jurors in the Dominic Sanders murder trial heard nine more witnesses Thursday, including the daughter of Andrea Urban who described the last day she spent with her mother in the hours before Urban was killed.

Daria Kuznetsova, now 14, told the jurors that her mother drove them to a farmers market...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

WGN-TV is introducing ‘GN Sports,' a weeknight sports show hosted by Dan Roan and Jarrett Payton
WGN-TV looks to reclaim some of its old sports identity with "GN Sports," a live, 10:30 p.m. weeknight program it plans to launch Jan. 28.

Dan Roan and Jarrett Payton will host the half-hour show, which aims to blend headlines and highlights with features and in-studio interviews, the station said...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Giants make Alyssa Nakken first female major league coach
Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Major League Baseball confirmed Nakken is the first woman coach in the majors. Nakken is a former softball standout at first base...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

‘You may be able to save a life': Deaths from falls at Water Tower Place raise questions about suicide prevention
After a man fell to his death at Water Tower Place the night before, a security guard stood on the seventh floor of the busy mall Thursday morning and shooed away shoppers who stepped too close to the railing.

The deceased man was the second person killed in a fall in the past two months at the...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Anthony Rizzo wants to stay with the Cubs long term but knows he could end up elsewhere: ‘It's as cutthroat as ever right now'
This weekend could mark the final time slugger Kris Bryant — the center of trade speculation all offseason — participates in a Cubs Convention as a player.

And Anthony Rizzo, the thickest pillar of the franchise, didn't rule out the possibility he could end up playing elsewhere, too, before his...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Retired judge objects to office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx hiring a private law firm in Jussie Smollett probe
The retired appellate judge who successfully petitioned for a special prosecutor's investigation of the Jussie Smollett case is objecting to the selection of a private law firm to represent the Cook County state's attorney's office in the probe.

The attorney general must represent Kim Foxx's office...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Blackhawks place forward Dylan Strome on injured reserve and call up Brandon Hagel from Rockford
The Blackhawks placed Dylan Strome on injured reserve Thursday with a right ankle sprain and called up forward Brandon Hagel from Rockford.

The move is retroactive to Jan. 7, when Strome suffered the injury against the Flames. A stay on IR requires a minimum of seven days, so Strome will be eligible...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

‘Mandalorian' director Taika Waititi in early talks to develop ‘Star Wars' movie
Taika Waititi, director of "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Jojo Rabbit," is in early talks to develop a new "Star Wars" movie, Variety has confirmed.

There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien, son and editor of J.R.R. Tolkien, dies at 95
Christopher Tolkien, son of legendary "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died, the Tolkien Society reports. He was 95.

"Christopher Tolkien has died at the age of 95," the org tweeted. "The Tolkien Society sends its deepest condolences to Baillie, Simon, Adam, Rachel and the whole...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Amid worries about health care access for foster kids, DCFS delays Medicaid managed care changes — again
The state's child welfare agency is delaying the rollout of a new Medicaid plan for thousands of youth in its care by at least another two months amid ongoing concerns from advocates about whether it will hinder health care access for foster children.

About 36,000 current and former foster children...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Hershey Felder will make his Goodman debut
On Thursday, the Goodman Theatre announced that Hershey Felder will make his debut there this spring.

The pianist, actor and playwright will present the Chicago premiere of "A Paris Love Story," a tribute to the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy.

Felder is no stranger to Chicago....



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Lauri Markkanen shares his plan to raise awareness for climate change, starting with the ‘blizzard dunk'
The winter served as the backdrop for some of Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen's fondest memories growing up in Finland. He loved getting out in the cold and seeing a fresh snowfall.

In recent years, Markkanen has noticed winters becoming much warmer there, with less snow and temperatures that remain...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Column: Jessica Mendoza just gave ESPN a new reason to dump her when she criticized the whistleblower in the Astros cheating scandal
Baseball has been rocked by a cheating scandal, and you know what ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza said "doesn't sit well with" her and makes her "sad for the sport"?

That former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers told The Athletic about the team's elaborate system for stealing opposing catchers' signs and...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Mother rages at gang member given 60 years in prison for killing 7-year-old Heaven Sutton. ‘Maybe God can forgive y'all, but I can't.'
Ashake Banks approached the witness stand at the sentencing of her 7-year-old daughter's killer with tears in her eyes.

She held a crumpled tissue in her right hand as she raised that arm to be sworn in.

She sat down and hung her head. When she finally began to speak, her voice trembled.

"My only...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Ex-city investigator meddled in police shooting case in hopes of profiting, city watchdog says
A former investigator for the city agency that looks into Chicago police shootings sought to make money on the side by connecting a lawyer with the family of a teen fatally shot by a sergeant during a foot chase, the city's government watchdog disclosed Thursday.

The investigation by the city Inspector...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

A 5-year-old boy from Libertyville asked for bedding for his birthday. He then donated the gifts to help other kids in need.
All 5-year-old Tyler Sliz wanted for his birthday was bedding.

When the moment arrived to open up gifts during his birthday party last fall, Tyler, a Libertyville resident, didn't know what to expect after he made the unusual request of his friends. After all, most 5-year-old kids want nothing...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Column: The Ricketts family faces tougher questions as the bloom of the Cubs' 2016 championship fades
Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts insisted she and her siblings are not ducking fans or the media by ditching their question-and-answer session at the Cubs Convention.

"No, I'm here with you," Ricketts said Thursday after a Cubs Charities event in Ravenswood Manor. "Tom gets exposed to the media a lot.

...

Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Former Outcome Health analysts change pleas to guilty, are cooperating with investigation
Two former Outcome Health employees pleaded guilty to charges of felony conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with their work at the Chicago-based company.

The former employees, Kathryn Choi and Oliver Han, are cooperating with the government's investigation. The two pleaded not guilty...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Chicago Red Stars acquire Rachel Hill and take 5 players during a trade-filled NWSL draft
The short story is the Chicago Red Stars acquired six players during Thursday's National Women's Soccer League draft in Baltimore.

The long story is there were a flurry of moves before the draft even began that saw the Red Stars swap allocation money and picks in a series of trades.

The Red Stars...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Death of man who fell seven stories at Water Tower Place is ruled a suicide; second such incident at mall in two months
For the second time in two months, someone has died after plunging from the seventh floor of Water Tower Place, according to Chicago police.

The latest incident happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old man fell to his death at the mall in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue, according...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Police investigating hidden cellphone camera found in bathroom at Northfield school
Police on Thursday were investigating a potential suspect in connection with a cellphone camera that was found hidden and recording in a bathroom at Sunset Ridge School in Northfield this week.

School officials contacted Northfield police Tuesday after a staff member discovered the cellphone in...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Probation for man who choked young girl in bathroom of South Loop deli. ‘She's had to learn again that most people are good'
It's been more than three years, but a family says it still hasn't shaken the memory of a Saturday in the South Loop that was supposed to be filled with routine errands, but ended with the assault of their daughter by a stranger in the bathroom of a deli.

"I cannot erase this date from our lives,"...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Tedeschi-Trucks Band and Soul Summit turns 10 — here are 5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
Chicago, there's a lot to do this weekend, from Tedeschi-Trucks band to soul dance parties to winter fairs — and rest assured, it's all indoors.

Soul celebration Soul Summit is one of Chicago's popular soul-music dance parties, popular enough that it will celebrate 10 years of cutting up the dance...



Chicago Tribune
Jan 16, 2020

Pork rinds go fancy and you can thank keto and paleo dieters
What a time to be a pork rinds fan. The salty snacks have broken out of the gas station and are popping up all over the place — even on high-end restaurant menus.

Snack makers are responding to demand for the rinds and cracklings — similar, but with more fat attached — offering them in forms ranging...



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