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Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is the parent company of Everest College, with about 3,000 students attending classes — most in health care fields — in Skokie, Bedford Park, Burr Ridge, Merrionette Park, Melrose Park and North Aurora. In a July 2 filing...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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BOSTON — White Sox left-hander Chris Sale freshened up his résumé for the All-Star Game. Not that he really needed to. While Sale continued to lead the Final Vote that will determine the 34th spot on the American League roster for the game Tuesday...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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BOSTON — Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Chris...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: Chicago is worse than a war zone. In the 14 years the U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan, we have lost a total of 2,233 troops. Chicago dwarfs that carnage. Just since 2009, there have been 2,418 homicides here....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Catcher A.J. Pierzynski will be designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, according to reports....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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A mother of five was killed in a shooting early Wednesday on the Dan Ryan Expressway, relatives said. Jasmine Curry was about to start a new job, said her cousin, Ieshia Curry....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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RICK TELANDER: Chicago is worse than a war zone. In the 14 years the U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan, we have lost a total of 2,233 troops. Chicago dwarfs that carnage. Just since 2009, there have been 2,418 homicides here....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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LeBron James back with the Cleveland Cavaliers? The concept doesn’t exactly boggle the mind, but it rattles it. And yet, why shouldn’t King James return to the place he once scorned? All that nasty stuff Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said and wrote about...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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BOSTON — Chris Sale, the people’s choice, is going to his third All-Star Game. That it took a Final Vote was as puzzling to the White Sox as plate umpire Tim Hudson’s eye in their 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings Thursday. “I don’t...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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When a standoff between Naperville police and a despondent man ended last year with the arrest of Cicero Town Collector Fran Reitz and her fiancee, a Cicero spokesman said Naperville cops “overreacted and wrongfully abused” the couple.  On Thursday,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The headlines, stories and artists’ renditions about what a renovated Wrigley Field would look like go back years. Whatever it was supposed to be always had an unreal feel to it because nothing changed, not even one brick. Why worry about something...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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CINCINNATI — At this rate, Arismendy Alcantara might never go back to the minor leagues. The first of the Cubs’ top hitting prospects to reach the majors, Alcantara earned an extended stay in the big leagues with a four-hit game Thursday that featured...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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CINCINNATI — When Anthony Rizzo nabbed the National League’s final All-Star spot Thursday to join teammate Starlin Castro on the team, it underscored the Cubs’ highest priority at the major-league level entering 2014: bounce-back seasons for the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday. Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Most of the Veterans Affairs scandal impacts the living — vets who faced long waits for appointments while staffers cooked the books. On Thursday, lawmakers, including Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., focused on vets who committed suicide and the need...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Just when it looked like the longest road trip of the season couldn’t pack any more emotion for the Cubs, along came a benches-clearing incident with the Cincinnati Reds and a postgame All-Star announcement Thursday. With Anthony Rizzo...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Activists concerned that “bomb trains” carrying highly volatile crude oil could be travelling through densely populated Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods are demanding that government officials release the routes of such trains — as well...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The first two shootings didn’t kill them. But the third one did. Two recent Chicago murder victims survived earlier gunshot wounds before they were killed, police confirmed....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Friday, July 11, 2014
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A pair of California animal rights protestors have been federally charged with freeing 2,000 mink from an Illinois fur farm....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has made made the NL All-Star team by virtue of the “Final Vote” by fans. Rizzo was the overall leading vote-getter, garnering 8.8 million votes. Rizzo learned just before Wednesday’s game that he had overtaken...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Chris Sale was the people’s choice. The White Sox lefthander was elected in the Fan Vote Thursday to fill the 34th spot on the American League All-Star roster....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A Streeterville man was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly attacking two suburban women with a hammer as they walked on the lakefront bike path near Navy Pier earlier this week. One victim required 25 to 30 stitches in her head after Jawaun...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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U.S. stocks ended lower as fears about the health of a European bank weigh on the market....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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After nearly four hours, a lockdown at Mount Sinai Hospital prompted by a threatening phone call has been lifted....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and governments bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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RICK MORRISSEY: Tom Thibodeau had been doing his homework on Carmelo Anthony, calling coaches who had worked with the Knicks star and asking how he could get the most out of him....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Mount Sinai Hospital on the West Side was put on a lockdown Thursday morning after it received a threatening phone call....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Stocks recovered most their losses heading into late afternoon after spending most of Thursday morning sharply lower....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Where is LeBron James going? Is Carmelo Anthony really staying with the Knicks? Get all the latest news, updates and rumors....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A federal judge acted properly in deciding not to send convicted tax cheat Ty Warner to prison, Warner’s lawyers say. The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies got probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Ford Motor Co. is planning a $1 million scholarship program named in honor of former CEO Alan Mulally. The program will provide financial help to students pursuing degrees in automotive engineering....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Lawyers for the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies say a federal judge didn’t let him off too easily by giving him probation and no prison time for hiding at least $25 million from U.S. tax authorities in Swiss banks....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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RICK MORRISSEY: Tom Thibodeau had been doing his homework on Carmelo Anthony, calling coaches who had worked with the Knicks star and asking how he could get the most out of him....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A Streeterville man has been charged with attacking two suburban women with a hammer Tuesday night as they walked on the lakefront path near Navy Pier. Jawaun Westbrook, 28, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A man has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting a romantic rival, who was left paralyzed from the waist down for more than a year before dying. Davis Arna, 38, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. He...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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State child welfare officials are investigating after a 3-year-old boy died Wednesday evening, one day after falling from a second-story window on the Northwest Side. Mohammed Alyamani fell from the window about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at his home in the 3700...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The U.S. stock market sank at the open Thursday after worries emerged overnight about the financial stability of one of Portugal’s largest financial firms. The worries also spread to the European stock and bond markets....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday evening, one day after he fell from a second-story window on the Northwest Side. Mohammed Alyamani fell from the window about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at his home in the 3700 block of North Kostner Avenue, according to police...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The ATI Casting Service plant in LaPorte is shutting down after efforts to sell the metal casting factory were unsuccessful. The plant once employed more than 550 workers....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The European Union’s highest court says Apple’s characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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CINCINNATI — By the time the fireworks ended in Oklahoma City on Friday night, pitchers for the traveling Iowa Cubs had convened their own amateur front office to solve the newly created openings in the Cubs’ big-league rotation. “We definitely...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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CINCINNATI — The day after the trade that sent their top two starting pitchers to the Oakland Athletics and started another second-half slide for the Cubs, All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro refused to acknowledge the pall that hung over the clubhouse....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Eight more years for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. One last hurrah for the Blackhawks’ vaunted core? The Hawks on Wednesday locked up their two biggest stars by signing Toews and Kane to matching eight-year extensions worth a combined $168 million...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Sneed’s report Wednesday about a Chicago cop in hot water for allegedly soliciting autographs on sports memorabilia for charity from New York Yankees ace Derek Jeter after a White Sox/Yankees game in May at U.S. Cellular Field has a new twist....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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CINCINNATI — Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs. The Reds...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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D In the early hours of April 17, 2009, D’Andre Howard went to the Hoffman Estates home of his fiancee where he killed her and two members of her familly....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Sneed’s report Wednesday about a Chicago cop in hot water for allegedly soliciting autographs on sports memorabilia for charity from New York Yankees ace Derek Jeter after a White Sox/Yankees game in May at U.S. Cellular Field has a new twist....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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