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WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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DEAR ABBY: My son, “Chad,” is being married in June to “Jenny,” a girl his ... The post Dear Abby: Make me a bridesmaid or I skip brother’s wedding appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A man was injured and six people were in need of shelter early Wednesday after a fire broke out in a house in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. Firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:20 a.m. in the attic of the one-and-a-half story home in the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Ice fishing conditions should could improving well into next week and headlines this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there was a smattering of coho and brown trout reports on southern Lake Michigan, especially before the cold began building....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dale Bowman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The proposed city ordinance would amend the Municipal Code of Chicago by reclassifying tampons and sanitary napkins as “medical appliances," which would exempt them from sales tax.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Michael Sneed | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Norman Ulrich learned to speak German from his mother, which came in handy when he saved his crew by deliberately crash-landing their damaged B-17 in a potato field in Germany in World War II. After Nazi aircraft fire raked their bomber — taking out...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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A federal prosecutor accused the developer behind Block 37 and other big-name shopping centers Tuesday of lying to banks, business partners and City Hall in a bid to keep his company alive in the wake of the financial crisis. But as Laurance Freed’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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A ring of counterfeiters who allegedly peddled phony tickets to Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks games and funneled the proceeds back to their street gang are being rounded up in a sting by state and federal authorities. Sixteen people now face forgery charges...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator. Patience appears to be wearing thin. Shares slid early Tuesday to 13-year lows after the company...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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Chicago aldermen on Monday reluctantly signed off on a $3.1 million settlement that would hire eight immigrants as Chicago Police officers and compensate 47 immigrants who were denied that chance because of a discriminatory rule that required applicants...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Monday, February 8, 2016
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When Doug Allen double-crossed the feds and told a friend out of guilt he’d been wearing a wire in hopes of a lighter prison sentence, the sports collectibles “heavyweight” said he’d be “f—ed” if the FBI ever found out. But it did. And...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Amid all the recent clamor over fantasy sports, residents of Illinois may be forgiven for wondering about the legal status of these games. That’s a shame, because more than two million people in this state participate in fantasy sports contests, and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday brought by a former top investigator for the agency that reviews Chicago police shootings who claimed he was fired for not siding with officers. U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras found Lorenzo Davis’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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SPRINGFIELD — President Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the city where he kicked off his presidential bid nine years ago to address a sharply divided Illinois General Assembly about the need for politicians to work together. “We have to build...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Tina Sfondeles | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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An artistic Bulls fan created artwork celebrating the Chicago Bulls stars, sometimes by using their alter-ego and nicknames
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kyle Thele | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Associated Press CHICAGO — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in ... The post Airbnb’s Van Gogh ‘bedroom’ stay sells out; more dates to be announced appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Miriam Di Nunzio | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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RICK MORRISSEY: Lack of relationships could affect whom he hires.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A west suburban woman has been charged with stealing $19,000 from a Bloomingdale elementary school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. Tiffany Moorman, 40, is charged with one count of theft over $10,000, according to a statement from the DuPage County...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Of course Chicago’s City Council will not give the city inspector general the tools he needs to fight corruption, kickbacks and fraud. They are the fraudsters, the kick-back kings and queens and the corrupted. I don’t blame the Council for tying...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Wheaton College will review its handling of academic freedom issues and endow a scholarship in the name of the professor who has agreed to leave the Christian college after months of controversy over her remarks expressing solidarity with Muslims. Those...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Andy Grimm | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The ex-roommate of the accuser in the Derrick Rose sex assault case claims the accusations are a “sham” and an effort “to extort money” from the Bulls guard, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. Rose became a target in October of a $21.5...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A day after Chicago Public Schools told its principals of cuts coming to their budgets followed by potential staff layoffs on Feb. 29, it shared similar bad news with its charter and contract schools. At first glance, it appears that the privately funded...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lauren FitzPatrick | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Elpidio “Juan” Contreras Wednesday vehemently denied that he molested three girls and even accused one of his victims of asking him to dance with him when she was 12. “I have video of the girl blowing kisses and saying, ‘You are No. 1, Juan,’”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rummana Hussain | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Crete native and star wide receiver Laquod Treadwell is returning to Chicago this spring for the NFL Draft where he is expected to be a first round pick
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kyle Thele | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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NEW YORK — HBO Now has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched on Apple TV in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year. The figure was revealed by HBO CEO Richard Plepler in a conference...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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By Selena Fragassi | For the Sun-Times The Chicago Auto Show is unveiling one of ... The post Chicago Auto Show puts you in the driver’s seat with enhanced features for 2016 edition appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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By Selena Fragassi | For the Sun-Times One of the biggest teases of the Chicago ... The post 2016 Chicago Auto Show reveals more realistic concept cars appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Miriam Di Nunzio | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Brothers Ulbrich’s FOTW, as told by proud and laughing dad Rick Ulbrich He emailed: Brothers, Colin (age 10) and Noah (age 7) Ulbrich teamed up to land this nice Northern Pike in a lake in the Northwest suburbs.  One picked the spot, the other...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dale Bowman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Funny how these things work out. While Jimmy Butler takes some time off to recover from a knee strain, the Bulls guard has time to devote to his new apparel line. Butler shared pictures of the gear that will be released “soon” by the Jordan Brand....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Marian Hossa doesn’t cheat. You never see Hossa lingering along the blue line, idly hoping for an outlet pass. You never see Hossa peel away from the corner before a puck battle is won. You never see Hossa go through the motions in the defensive zone,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Lazerus | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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 Their roster is down, but the Bulls insist they should not be counted out despite the loss of Jimmy Butler. The Bulls’ injured All-Star guard will be sidelined 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee. They hope to show that against Atlanta on Wednesday,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Herb Gould | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A cat that had boiling water poured on it by a South Side man remains in critical condition at a North Side animal shelter, but is expected to recover. As the water cascaded over the cat during the attack, which was filmed and posted to Facebook, it...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The old Malcolm X College will be demolished to make way for a Blackhawks practice facility and a $500 million “academic village” for Rush University Medical Center that includes a dormitory for 300 students. The City Council on Wednesday approved...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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With three dissenting votes, the City Council on Wednesday signed off on a $3.1 million settlement that would hire eight immigrants as Chicago Police officers and compensate 47 immigrants who were denied that chance because of a discriminatory rule that...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Bulls stretch forward Nikola Mirotic is still in pain after his surgeries and doesn't appear ready to return to the team any time soon
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kyle Thele | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Golf announcer David Feherty is one of the few in the media who really has gotten close to Tiger Woods. Over the years they have shared a lot together, maybe too much at times. During a recent interview with GOLF’s Connell Barrett, Feherty talked about...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In the Tempest bar — transformed to mimic the Sister Margaret's School for Wayward Girls watering hole in "Deadpool" (opening Friday) — Ryan Reynolds and co-star T.J. Miller shared thoughts about the 11-year journey to give the Marvel character his...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Bill Zwecker | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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RICK MORRISSEY: Being pouty or angry after a loss doesn't mean a game is more important to you than it is to others.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Failed safety oversight was partly to blame for a deadly crash near Chicago in which a truck driver for a company already flagged as high-risk fell asleep and plowed into emergency vehicles, a federal accident investigations board said. The panel urged...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Lincoln Park Zoo’s 7-month-old red panda cubs Clark and Addison are heading on an extended road trip—they’re being sent to other zoos. The red panda cubs’ move was recommended by the Red Panda Species Survival Plan, according to a statement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King. The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers. But...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Less than a week before the holiday, the Blackhawks have released Valentine's Day cards with different players on each card
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kyle Thele | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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DETROIT — Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver’s side air bags made by Takata Corp. The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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BY JEFF ELBEL | FOR THE SUN-TIMES Chicago-based masters of darkwave Disappears categorize their music ... The post In the music spotlight: Disappears appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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NEW YORK — Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline, followed by the real-time feed most people on Twitter are used...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The Cook County sheriff’s office is searching for a missing 45-year-old south suburban man who family fears may harm himself. James Burian of unincorporated Midlothian went missing Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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As disappointment increasingly grows with the Bulls’ lackluster season, fans and media alike are showing their frustration. Fox 32 News sports anchor Lou Canellis went all in on the organization Tuesday but saved his most condemning comments for Derrick...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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A person was ejected from a vehicle in a crash Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates. A vehicle struck a tree on Golf Road between Route 59 and Rohrssen Road in Hoffman Estates at 5:55 a.m., according to the Cook County sheriff’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jordan Owen | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Two days after an embarrassing defeat, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday salvaged his plan to raise Chicago’s smoking age from 18 to 21, slap a $6 million tax on cigars, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, and ban coupons and discounts. It happened...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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RICK MORRISSEY: Blackhawks coach loses it twice in the past three games.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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