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Jeff Samardzija will stand and applaud from his heart when Paul Konerko’s jersey is retired at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. Samardzija, who grew up cheering for the White Sox, was 14 when Konerko played the first of his 16 season on the South Side....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Team chemistry and bonding has been a popular talking point since the Sox, with 13 new players on the Opening Day roster, have seemingly come together after their first 30 games. It helped that they won six games in a row. “The winning comes first,’’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forging ahead with a massive refinancing to convert $805 million in variable-rate debt to fixed-interest rates, even though the price will be higher now that Chicago’s bond rating has been reduced to junk status. The refinancing...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Bill Kelley wasn’t the firebrand type. He didn’t raise his voice. He didn’t harangue. But for half a century, “He did work on pretty much every major gay and AIDS issue there was,” said Tracy Baim, publisher of Windy City Times. From the days...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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WASHINGTON — A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire. Daron Dylon Wint,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with shooting a 7-year-old bystander Wednesday afternoon in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side. The teenager, whose identity was not released because of his age, has been charged with one count of aggravated...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Friday, May 22, 2015
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John Danks got roughed up for four runs in the first inning, and the White Sox’ scuffling bats were no match for Danny Salazar Thursday in a 5-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The loss was the Sox’ third in a row. A paid U.S. Cellular Field crowd...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Friday, May 22, 2015
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One man was killed and at least eight other people have been injured in shootings Thursday on the city’s South and West sides. The fatal shooting happened Thursday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood. The 33-year-old man was discovered unresponsive...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A man was injured in a Woodlawn neighborhood shooting Thursday evening on the South Side. The 56-year-old was shot in the foot about 7:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Champlain, police said. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Two brothers, both students at a west suburban high school, have filed a lawsuit against the district and board of education, alleging they were both molested by a cafeteria monitor who has since been charged with the crime. Joi Taylor, 32, of Chicago,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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While national holidays are public in scope, our recollections of them are personal, private. My childhood memories of Memorial Day are entwined with roses. For all my years at the family home on the far Southeast Side, our alleyway fence would be laved...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A 13-year-old Evanston boy was arrested after a resident in the north suburb caught him trying to burglarize their home, police said. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Pioneer Road about 8:10 p.m., and found that the suspect ran away after the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A Naperville man who admitted stealing $332,702 in computer equipment from the U.S. military while working as a defense contractor in Afghanistan was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Timothy...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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As it battles to avoid $170 million in proposed regional transit cuts, the RTA Thursday unveiled its latest round of pro-transit ads, focused on the pains of parking. The RTA’s $5 million, three-year “Ride On” advertising campaign aims to convey...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rosalind Rossi | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada found a credit card in foul territory at Petco Park.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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NEW YORK — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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It’s been five years, and this is the last day when we can all refer to “The Late Show With David Letterman” in the present tense, so I might as well finally tell the story: David Letterman licked my iPad. Well, Apple’s iPad, technically. The...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Andy Ihnatko | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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SAN DIEGO — The first time through the San Diego Padres batting order Wednesday night, Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada struck out seven and faced the minimum. Then as he walked off the field to the dugout, looking down at the grass, he stopped suddenly...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he wants to see how the frenzied final days of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session play out before asking the new City Council to begin the search for new revenues to solve the $30 billion pension crisis...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel had better be careful what he wishes for when he suggests that the city may not be willing to act as the ultimate guarantor of its pensions unless concessions are made first (“Could the city walk away from pension obligations?”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The marijuana leaves adorning banners and paraphernalia were mostly subtle as men and women in suits, sport coats and dressy jeans  browsed the nearly 200 booths showcasing everything one might need for a legal marijuana business. There’s the investment...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Becky Schlikerman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty that would make it the first conservative state to do so since 1973 if the measure becomes law. The vote margin in the unicameral Legislature...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The nearly-two-year-long political stalemate that has blocked the launch of the City Council’s long-awaited independent budget office is over — just in time to guide aldermen through Chicago’s $30 billion pension crisis. Ben Winick, vice-president...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Emily Beazley wanted to be a pediatric oncology nurse when she grew up so she could take care of kids with cancer and let them pull on her hair — to reassure them theirs would grow back. But after 49 months of chemotherapy, radiation and a stem-cell...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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CHICAGO — A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record-keeping and a litany of other problems that may have cut...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Before Friday night’s game against the Diamondbacks, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked about how long it’d been since the Cubs last had a hit with a man in scoring position. “Was it spring training?” he said, smiling. It probably seemed like...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The White Sox will skip Carlos Rodon’s next turn in the rotation and let Hector Noesi start in his place Monday against the Blue Jays. The change is not a permanent one, but manager Robin Ventura wouldn’t say how many starts Noesi would make. The...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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After the Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6, coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if he would be in Chicago next season.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Paul Konerko hit all the familiar topics Friday upon returning to U.S. Cellular Field: his 18-year baseball career, the 2005 World Series and his iconic grand slam. But only when the subject turned to hockey did the former Sox star’s eyes really light...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A suit filed Friday claims a woman died after getting an infection from a contaminated medical tube at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in northwest suburban Park Ridge. Ilene Weinberg died on July 6, 2014, more than a year after undergoing a procedure...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Jeff Samardzija made his best start of the season in the White Sox’ 3-2 victory over the Twins on Friday, snapping a three-game losing skid at U.S. Cellular Field. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up two runs on three hits in eight innings — his...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: David Just | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is going to be a free agent this summer, and there's a lot of talk about where he will end up.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A man was shot and seriously wounded Friday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The man, 37, was shot in the leg or upper groin area at 7:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Whipple, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Asked if he felt tired after the triple-overtime victory in Game 2, Vermette's curt response said it all: "Nope."
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Potash | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A girl was shot in the head and another person was injured in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting Friday night. The girl, described only as a juvenile, and a male whose age wasn’t known were shot in the 7000 block of South Justine at 8 p.m., police...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A former owner of three Wrigley Field rooftops said he “had a fun time” while it lasted. But as of earlier this month, all three belong to the owners of the Chicago Cubs. “I hope all goes well,” said Max Waisvisz, a former co-owner of the rooftop...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Concordia Chicago fought back through three elimination games in the NCAA Division III baseball regional, but they couldn’t quite fight all the way through to the national tournament.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A northwest suburban cardiology center and one of its doctors are being sued for allegedly placing a pacemaker in the wrong ventricle of a woman’s heart, leading to her death. Ellen Katona died in February 2014 from the residual effects of two strokes...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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But if the Hawks are tough to beat when Kane scores, they are almost impossible to beat in the playoffs when their grindiest, most physical players are doing the damage — they are 8-0 when Shaw scores; 6-0 when Marcus Kruger scores; 16-2 when Brian...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Potash | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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The Cubs bullpen is struggling, and Rafael Soriano can help.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Boasting that a $100 million riverfront expansion will “open up an entire part of the city that has been literally walled off … for about 100 years,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday shook hands with construction workers as they put the finishing touches...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Tina Sfondeles | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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A former tenured teacher who became the human resources director for west suburban Bellwood School District 88 is claiming she was fired after asking officials to dismiss an employee who tested positive for illegal drugs. Gwen Frasier, who began working...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Reema Amin | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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When NFL fans comment on team websites, they tend to smack talk and not use proper grammar.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A West Side man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Friday for a shooting that claimed the life of one and injured two others. Martez Staples shot the three victims after he, another man — believed to be Staples’ uncle — and several others...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rummana Hussain | Friday, May 22, 2015
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In a letter to a Springfield newspaper this past week, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he “might be new around here, but I understand what I was sent to do.” “It was not to accept the dismal failure that our state government has become. It was to make...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Brown | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Raise your hands. How many are favorably impressed with Illinois lawmakers? Hardly any. How many of you disapprove of the job Congress is doing? Nearly nine out of ten of you. OPINION I’m guessing, then, you agree with what U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-WI,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Carol Marin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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A Chicago Police officer has been suspended without pay after a video was posted to Facebook last week showing him sleeping on the job on the Southwest Side. In the video — shot in broad daylight at 63rd and Campbell streets — the officer appears...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Friday, May 22, 2015
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MESA, Ariz. – For the first time in more than a month, Mike Olt has a firm handshake again. Whether he’ll be using it to greet teammates in the Cubs’ clubhouse when he’s back to full baseball strength again this summer or using it to make new...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Friday, May 22, 2015
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This map will update through the weekend as shootings in Chicago are confirmed. Click on a location for the time, address and other details about each shooting over the weekend. Sun-Times breaking news Homicide Watch Chicago Tweets from https://twitter.com/craignewman/lists/crime...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Darya Fowler voted the entire Cubs team in for the All-Star game.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Friday, May 22, 2015
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