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Effective Sept. 1, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Winfield-based Cadence Health will merge into one health system — one of the largest in the Chicago area, officials said Wednesday. “We are honored to welcome Cadence Health into the Northwestern...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Effective Sept. 1, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Winfield-based Cadence Health will merge into one health system — one of the largest in the Chicago area, officials said Wednesday. “We are honored to welcome Cadence Health into the Northwestern...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The suit was filed in 1994 by Chicago principals Michael Jacobson and Alvin Miller, and on behalf of other tenured principals who lost their jobs after new performance-based contracts were not extended following the passage of reform legislation that...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday after an explosion at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, fire officials said. BP America spokesman Scott Dean said in a news release early Thursday there was “an operational incident” on a process unit and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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This Labor Day weekend may well be the Illinois Tollway’s busiest ever just as Chicago area gas prices travel downward. U.S. motorists Wednesday were paying on average 11 cents a gallon less for regular unleaded gas than a year ago, and the lowest...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Chicago’s Board of Education unanimously changed how it ranks its schools Wednesday, introducing minimums that will benefit the highest-performing schools and potentially lessen the number of schools at the bottom....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Santonio Holmes is used to ­sitting out the last preseason game. But he wants to play Thursday night. Maybe he needs to. “New to the system, been out awhile, didn’t go through training camp,” the 2009 Super Bowl MVP said. “This is an opportunity...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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JPMorgan spokeswoman Trish Wexler said large companies experience cyberattacks nearly every day. “We have multiple layers of defense to counteract any threats and constantly monitor fraud levels,” said Wexler, who did not confirm the reports....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The odds say Senorise Perry shouldn’t have made it this far. Unlike fellow rookie running back Ka’Deem Carey, Perry wasn’t drafted. Unlike another, Jordan Lynch, he wasn’t signed to a free-agent deal hours after the draft. Perry joined the Bears...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Bears’ unofficial depth chart for their last preseason game Thursday against the Browns lists Austen Lane as the third defensive end behind ­Lamarr Houston. But Lane would have no idea. “I really don’t worry about where I am on the depth chart...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Santonio Holmes is used to ­sitting out the last preseason game. But he wants to play Thursday night. Maybe he needs to. “New to the system, been out awhile, didn’t go through training camp,” the 2009 Super Bowl MVP said. “This is an opportunity...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Fire broke out about 9 p.m. Wednesday after an explosion at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, fire officials said. A spokesman for the Whiting Fire Department said the fire was “contained but still active.”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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In less than five weeks, it will be over for Paul Konerko, and the ­timing will be perfect. Konerko will play his last game Sept. 28, when the Sox close the season at home against the Kansas City Royals, and when it’s over, the team captain and franchise’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Adam Eaton is instant energy and — more important for the White Sox — instant offense. In his second game back from the disabled list Wednesday, Eaton tripled against Indians ace Corey Kluber and scored the Sox’ first run in their 3-2 victory....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Northern Illinois returns a number of key players from its high-scoring offense of 2013. Back are speedy wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, tailback Cameron Stingily (who will miss the start of the year because of injury), and all five starters on the offensive...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Just before touted prospect Jorge Soler made his much-heralded Cubs debut Wednesday, he was told about the home run hit by the Cubs’ other “core” prospect on the roster, Javy Baez, in his celebrated debut three weeks ago. Soler smiled....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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CINCINNATI – Just before touted prospect Jorge Soler made his much heralded Cubs debut Wednesday, he was told about the home run the Cubs’ other “core” prospect on the roster, Javy Baez, hit in his own celebrated debut three weeks ago. Soler...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Theo Epstein and his minions in the Cubs’ front office already have done the math on how this is going to work in the next two years — maybe three — now that the long-touted power prospects have started making their big-league debuts....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Cubs president Theo Epstein, who joined other dignitaries and city officials at a rally honoring the Jackie Robinson West Little League team at Millennium Park on Wednesday, sounded as caught up in the grip of their story as the rest of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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How do you end the day after being escorted in city trolleys by Chicago police from your South Side ballpark to downtown Millennium Park — then feted on a world stage by dignitaries and 10,000 screaming fans? With a pizzzaaa parrrttty!!! And you have...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most valued commanders was charged Wednesday with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting his gun in a suspect’s mouth last year, officials said. Cmdr. Glenn Evans was stripped...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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One of Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s most valued commanders was charged Wednesday with official misconduct and aggravated battery for allegedly putting his gun in a suspect’s mouth last year, officials said. Cmdr. Glenn Evans was stripped...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A former Chicago Police officer convicted of reporting a false brawl after being stopped for a suspected DUI in Niles was placed on curfew and ordered to undergo random drug and alcohol testing Wednesday for allegedly violating probation by drinking...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A young Chicago conman defrauded wealthy Chinese families out of $11 million by offering them a path to U.S. citizenship, a indictment filed Wednesday alleges....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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They made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, which regulates the health industry, allows the U. of C. to move forward with its plans to build a $67 million, four-story medical facility at 143rd Street and La Grange Road in Orland...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The mother of an Oak Park man detained overseas after the gruesome death of a Chicago woman found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali is raising money online for his legal defense. Kia Walker wrote on the website YouCaring.com that her son, 21-year-old Tommy...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 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 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A 38-year-old woman died after a domestic-related stabbing Wednesday morning in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood, police said. She was stabbed about 8:20 a.m. in the 4700 block of North Lawndale....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 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 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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RICK MORRISSEY: In sports, we latch on to anything that remotely resembles innocence, knowing how rare and precious it is. We want to believe in purity so much it hurts....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The head of a not-for-profit organization that awards grants to Chicago public school teachers is the first contributor to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis’ potential mayoral campaign....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A sea of yellow-gold T-shirts filled Jackie Robinson Park on the Far South Side this morning, as a city prepared to show its love for the Little League national champs. Follow the rally and parade honoring the Jackie Robinson West Little League team...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Stocks drifted mostly higher Wednesday and the Standard & Poor’s 500 eked out a gain to set a record for a third day in a row.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The mother of an Oak Park man detained overseas after the gruesome death of a Chicago woman found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali is raising money online for his legal defense. Kia Walker wrote on the website YouCaring.com that her son, 21-year-old Tommy...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A gun-running investigation has seized more than 100 weapons and led to charges against 14 Chicago area defendants, the feds say. Working with three informants, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives-led investigation culminated in a...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A sea of yellow-gold T-shirts filled Jackie Robinson Park on the Far South Side this morning, as a city prepared to show its love for the Little League national champs. Follow the rally and parade honoring the Jackie Robinson West Little League team...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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USC coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that he’s received several calls questioning the validity of cornerback Josh Shaw’s story describing how he sustained two high ankle sprains over the weekend. The school is vetting the tale....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Stocks were mostly flat in midday trading Wednesday after wavering between small gains and losses through much of the morning. Investors had their eye on a batch of company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. Trading volume was light ahead of...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Roughly 1,150 registered nurses voted late Tuesday to move forward with plans to strike at the University of Illinois hospital on the West Side, starting in late September. The nurses voted 93 percent to 7 percent to support authorizing a strike, but...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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inancial markets in the U.S. drifted lower Wednesday, a day after the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 points for the first time. Investors bid up shares in Tiffany & Co. after the jewelry company reported earnings that were better...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Suzuki is recalling more than 19,000 cars because spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the gas tank to deform, causing cracks, fuel leaks and possible fires....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Two men who say they were kicked out of a cab after a brief kiss on their way home from the airport are suing the taxi company. The suit against Sun Taxi, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court by Matthew McCrea and Steven White, states that as the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back at the City Council’s handpicked inspector general Tuesday for daring to question the mayor’s commitment to ethics reform....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Bruce Rauner’s spokesman says the Republican nominee for governor knew nothing about the unusual strong-arm tactics used by his allies in their failed effort to keep the Libertarian Party candidates from appearing on the November ballot....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The White Sox plan on being contenders next season, which is more than they planned on being in 2014. So there is progress — at least in terms of goals being set for 2015. ‘‘That’s absolutely our intent,’’ general manager Rick Hahn said before...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Who knows what the Cubs will have to challenge the rest of the National League next year? But they’re on the verge of finding out quickly, say guys in the clubhouse awaiting the big-league debut of $30 million outfield prospect Jorge...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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