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He was lauded for groundbreaking work on racial disparities in health care in Chicago and the U.S. — particularly his work on the racial gap in breast cancer mortality, and his epidemiological sleuthing that exposed the deaths of 733 mostly isolated,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chris Kneal nearly vomited when he saw a pile of broken glass on the Wicker Park street where his van had been parked. It contained all the equipment his Brooklyn-based band, Go Deep, had brought to town for a gig in late May, including gear he purchased...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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If the Bulls are back in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, as ESPN reported on Tuesday, that would be news to a source close to the situation. “I would like to know which side let that out,’’ the source said, inferring that it sounded more like Minnesota...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Despite promises made by the Chicago Public Schools chief not to put schools into buildings shuttered for being underused, CPS plans to move Kenwood Academy’s special academic program into the vacant Canter Middle school building....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Exclusive: Newly released emails show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from Gov. Pat Quinn's now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chris Kneale nearly vomited when he saw a pile of broken glass on the Wicker Park street where his van had been parked. It contained all the equipment his Brooklyn-based band, Go Deep, had brought to town for a gig in late May, including gear he purchased...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Moustakas, who has 12 homers this season, went 3 for 5 with...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Adam Eaton won a hustle award Tuesday. As you might expect, it’s one he’s quite proud of. ‘‘I’m pumped,’’ Eaton said. ‘‘My wife and I talked about it today. It’s my first big-league trophy, which is kind of cool.’’ Eaton, the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Police said Tuesday night they are still investigating the killing of Shamiya. She was at a sleepover in a West Garfield Park home when a gunman outside fired an errant shot that struck her in the head. She died the next morning....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Playoffs or bust. In an unscientific fan poll by Comcast SportsNet on Monday, 50 percent of the responders said their minimum expectation for the Bears this season is to make the playoffs. That seems like a reasonable measurement of success — and failure...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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As coach Marc Trestman often says, the Bears didn’t ‘‘anoint’’ any starters during their offseason work, especially when it comes to their most compelling position battles. The real work begins when training-camp practices start Friday in Bourbonnais...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Playoffs or bust. In an unscientific fan poll by Comcast SportsNet on Monday, 50 percent of the responders said their minimum expectation for the Bears this season is to make the playoffs. That seems like a reasonable measurement of success — and failure...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Designating Darwin Barney for assignment Tuesday wasn’t an easy move for the Cubs. The organization valued his leadership and professional approach, and he’s still one of the game’s best-fielding second basemen. But it was necessary to push the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Follow along all season for instant updates on the Cubs, and join the discussion with other fans and the beat writers....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former University of Illinois player Shawn Afryl, 22, died Monday evening during a workout with teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota. Afryl, a Skokie native and graduate of Niles West, died at the Winona State football stadium, according...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Plumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — is accused of dodging more than $400,000 in taxes....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: Tony Dungy is a kindly, soft-spoken man who is hard to dislike. In person, he’ll chat with you like a friend who really cares. And he does care....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A South Side man who raped a woman during a home invasion bragged about his “Fat Man” tattoo during the attack and repeatedly asked the victim if she’d be his girlfriend, Cook County prosecutors said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A former Bowen High School janitor raped one student and fondled another in classrooms while he worked at the South Side school in 2012 and 2013, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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JOLIET — The driver of a semitrailer involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond. Francisco Espinal Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., appeared in Will County bond...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A school bus driver was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Tuesday for allegedly fondling and kissing a 9-year-old girl he was baby-sitting over the weekend....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and the cable giant Comcast surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Bulls have finalized the deal with free-agent point guard Aaron Brooks....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: Tony Dungy is a kindly, soft-spoken man who is hard to dislike. In person, he’ll chat with you like a friend who really cares. And he does care....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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RICK MORRISSEY: Because you didn’t ask, I have the Bears going 10-6 and winning a playoff game this season. My predictions have not always been what some sticklers would refer to as “accurate.’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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PAT FINLEY: The maitre d’ at the Ritz-Carlton was right: No one could overhear their conversation. Three men sat in a glass-enclosed room in March at a tapas bar in Orlando, Fla...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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ADAM L. JAHNS: The embarrassing moments seemed endless for the Bears’ once-respected defense in 2013. Meanwhile, the impressive moments for the offense seemed boundless, regardless of who was at quarterback....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Chicago Public Schools will expand to 2,000 students at 37 schools a program that combines “math tutoring on steroids” with sports-based mentoring for troubled teens....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Solid earnings for a range of companies helped nudge the stock market higher Tuesday. The restaurant chain Chipotle and Comcast, the giant cable company, surged after reporting better results than Wall Street expected....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Mileage and waiting times that drive up Chicago taxicab fares would rise by 25 percent under a 10-point plan proposed Monday to put more money into the pockets of struggling cabbies. “We’re trying to fix a broken taxi industry. Drivers are not making...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A Chicago State University official is suing the University of Illinois at Chicago, accusing the school of violating federal education law by publicly discussing her dissertation and an accusation of plagiarism made by an adversary. The lawsuit, filed...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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CIT Group will buy privately owned OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal. OneWest runs 73 retail branches in southern California....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Comcast Corp.’s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday reported net income that climbed by 30 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts’ expectations.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Five people were killed and five were injured in two semitruck crashes that happened minutes apart Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Channahon, Illinois State Police said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Five people were killed and five were injured in two semitruck crashes that happened minutes apart Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Channahon, Illinois State Police said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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One man was killed and at least five people, including three teenage boys, were shot across the city Monday evening.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When six new members are inducted Sunday into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Chicagoans’ focus will be on Frank Thomas, who hit 448 of his 521 career home runs for the White Sox, and Greg Maddux, who earned 133 of his 355 career victories with...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Get ready for a steamy, stormy Tuesday. Highs will be in the low 90s under a partly cloudy sky. But the heat index could reach 95 or even 100 degrees. And thunderstorms could hit the area in the evening....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate blasted Republican rival Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal as “fundamentally dishonest” on Monday as Rauner fired back that government is so “inefficient” and “wasteful” under the Democrat that it must be completely...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A suicidal woman was shot and critically injured by police Sunday afternoon after she pointed an assault rifle at officers in northwest suburban McHenry County, police said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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At least five people, including three teenage boys, were shot on the South and West sides of Chicago in less than four hours Monday.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Is Chris Sale getting better in his third year as a starting pitcher? “Yes, because he’s controlling his emotions a little more,’’ pitching coach Don Cooper said last week. “He’s staying under control better. He’s been growing each year.’’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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An informant said Robert “Bobby” Panozzo Sr., 54, boasted about killing an elderly woman around 1987, according to an affidavit police obtained for a search warrant. Panozzo “jokes about how surprisingly difficult it was to murder an elderly woman,”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The maitre d’ at the Ritz-Carlton was right: No one could overhear their conversation. Three men sat in a glass-enclosed room in March at a tapas bar in Orlando, Fla., miles from the fancy hotel crawling with NFL executives and media members. Bears...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Five people were killed and five were injured in two semitruck crashes that happened minutes apart Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 near southwest suburban Channahon, Illinois State Police said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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One of the Cubs’ few success stories also might represent one of the bigger challenges manager Rick Renteria and his staff face these last 10 weeks. Three seasons into Theo Epstein’s rebuilding plan, the Cubs have assembled a strong group of power...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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