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Dozens gather at Logan Square eatery for ‘Serial’ podcast finale
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:13:08 +0100
Breakfast smells and tension filled the air of an eatery in Logan Square Thursday morning as a few dozen die hards gathered to listen to the last installment of “Serial,” the viral podcast that gave millions a window into the mysterious 1999 murder...
Emanuel denies Willie Wilson petition challenge is racist ploy
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:30:14 +0100
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday categorically denied that he’s trying to disenfranchise African-American voters by seeking to knock millionaire black businessman Willie Wilson off the ballot.
Brookfield Zoo welcomes another baby dolphin
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:07:25 +0100
The Brookfield Zoo is celebrating the birth of a bottlenose dolphin, the second dolphin birth at the west suburban zoo in just five days.
Dozens gather at Logan Square eatery for ‘Serial’ podcast
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:51:48 +0100
Breakfast smells and tension filled the air of an eatery in Logan Square Thursday morning as a few dozen die hards gathered to listen to the last installment of “Serial,” the viral podcast that gave millions a window into the mysterious 1999 murder...
Garcia vows to hire the 1,000 police officers Emanuel promised
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:53:15 +0100
Mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia vowed Thursday to deliver on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s broken promise to hire 1,000 additional Chicago Police officers, arguing that runaway overtime is no substitute for additional manpower.
Emanuel vows to introduce his own privatization ordinance
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:04:07 +0100
Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed Thursday to introduce his own ordinance spelling out how much time a City Council rushed into approving the hated parking meter deal would have to consider privatization deals and how the proceeds would be spent.
Emanuel off to Chile on family holiday — with no apologies
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:25:47 +0100
It’s a bit unusual for a Chicago mayor with plummeting poll numbers in the middle of a re-election campaign to go off on an exotic vacation to a place as far away as Chile.
Glenview man pleads guilty in North Korea WMD case
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:08:40 +0100
A Glenview man accused of teaming up with his Taiwanese dad to evade a U.S. ban on selling weapon-making equipment to North Korea pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge of lying on export documents. Gary Tsai, 37, was accused of exporting machinery...
Consumer advocates gear up for fight over landline phones
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:01:55 +0100
Citizens Utility Board executive director David Kolata said he’s worried telecom companies will try to do away with the “obligation to serve” mandate that requires them to offer home phone service throughout Illinois.
Jackie Robinson West players do live in city: Little League official
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:38:13 +0100
A Little League International official on Tuesday shot down allegations that several members of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars — last summer’s U.S. championship team — lived outside the league’s Chicago boundaries. The written complaint against...
Family, classmates hold memorial at Johnson Prep for slain twin
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:21:54 +0100
Demario Bailey was killed Saturday, three days shy of his birthday, when four muggers approached him and his brother under a viaduct in Englewood. He and twin brother Demacio will be honored at a birthday celebration at the school on Tuesday.
Wilson accuses Emanuel of disenfranchising black voters
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:17:44 +0100
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was accused Tuesday of “disenfranchising” African-American voters with a petition challenge that seeks to knock millionaire businessman Willie Wilson off the Feb. 24 mayoral ballot.
Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:00:21 +0100
Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit arguing a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems is unconstitutional.
Rev. Earlean Miller, first African-American woman ordained a Lutheran pastor, dead at 78
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:08:55 +0100
The Rev. Earlean Miller, the first African-American woman ordained a Lutheran pastor in North America, died Nov. 10 at the Alden Princeton health-care center on the South Side of Chicago. She was 78.
For White Sox, it was a great week of moves
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:11:46 +0100
On the last day of the winter meetings, the White Sox made yet another move, small in comparison to the whoppers they made on Day 1, but significant nonetheless. And they say they’re still not done.
Major moves by Cubs raise expectations
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:04:55 +0100
The Cubs left the winter meetings Thursday with their biggest haul in eight years, already assuring the kind of spring-training buzz they haven’t seen since the last time they had an ex-Rays manager running things and talking about a World Series.
Finally, someone speaks the truth at Halas Hall
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:57:55 +0100
RICK MORRISSEY: God bless Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Honesty was almost extinct at Halas Hall until he came along.
Derrick Rose’s performance was worth the wait
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:50:07 +0100
RICK TELANDER: Holy jamoly, I saw Derrick Rose on Friday night! I don’t mean Rose the human. I mean Rose the 2011 NBA most valuable player.
Shedd’s otter pup makes public debut, gets new name: Luna
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:42:29 +0100
Luna was the most popular choice from a list that included Cali, Ellie, Poppy, and Ana. About a third of online voters chose Luna — a reference to Half Moon Bay in California, near where the otter was found.
UIC pitches two-site plan as bids submitted for Obama library
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:39:40 +0100
WASHINGTON—It’s down to Chicago versus New York strongly competing for the entire Barack Obama presidential library and museum with Hawaii hedging its bet and pitching a presidential center as four schools submitted bids on Thursday.
Kustok gets 60 years for fatal shooting of his wife
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:15:19 +0100
A Cook County judge on Wednesday sentenced Allan Kustok to 60 years for killing his wife in the bedroom of their southwest suburban home in 2010.
Watson saves Chargers late
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:14:00 +0100
Hales won the Chicago Heights Classic Thanksgiving week and arrived unbeaten in Westchester on Tuesday, but no one was quite prepared for the full-throttled challenge the Spartans gave No. 3 St. Joseph. ‘‘They were very confident,’’ Chargers coach...
Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ brims with wit and magic
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:02:51 +0100
HEDY WEISS: The company still finds ways to make the Tchaikovsky classic sparkle anew.
Cole Swindell, Kelleigh Bannen living out their ‘Cinderella’ stories
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:55:50 +0100
‘Chillin’ It’ singer dreamed of stardom while working Luke Bryan’s merch table.
‘The Imitation Game’ story obsessed its Chicago writer
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 03:30:19 +0100
BILL ZWECKER: For Graham Moore, the hardest part about capturing the WWII codebreaker was that “Alan Turing was one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century — and I’m not!”
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