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Having lived and worked in Japan and Germany, I know that most developed countries in the world are proud to finance their arts.  Here we seem to dismiss them as worthless. As a teacher (retired) I protest.  Art is not an extra — it is essential...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent credit card charges to customers could not be blamed on lousy business acumen or cruddy hiring practices, a federal judge said Monday before handing down a lengthy prison sentence to a west suburban...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mitch Dudek | Monday, June 29, 2015
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One-month-old Iris Mucha got her first autograph Monday afternoon from her hometown hero, “Lemont’s Darling.” Her mom, 28-year-old Kristine Mucha, asked Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling to sign the baby’s onesie when he brought the Stanley...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Smokey Robinson gave an amazing speech when he accepted his BET Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night. “You didn’t start this, and you’re also not at the end of the line,” the Motown legend told the star-studded audience. “So don’t be...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mary Mitchell | Monday, June 29, 2015
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This map shows the historical ethnicity of each Chicago neighborhood along with the neighborhood's best restaurant serving that corresponding ethnic cuisine.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kaitlin Miller | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Follow @csteditorials Bristol Palin doesn’t need my sympathy. The 24-year-old made that very clear when she set the Internet afire by revealing Thursday once again she is pregnant and unmarried. “I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy,”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: sontiveros | Monday, June 29, 2015
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twitter-follow-button” href=”https://twitter.com/csteditorials” data-show-count=”false”>Follow @csteditorials // “It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: jjackson | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Ginger Zee, the former NBC-5 favorite who eventually moved on to the national stage at “Good Morning America,” announced that she’s pregnant. Zee, a crowd-favorite meteorologist in Chicago, has assumed broader reporting responsibilities on GMA...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Archbishop Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago has asked his congregation to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Cupich said in a news release that Catholic...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Forget mystique, mental skills, getting over “humps,” and differences in experience. The Cardinals are simply better than the Cubs. They have more very good players who play better baseball than the young, transitioning Cubs. And what they do best...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Monday, June 29, 2015
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ST. LOUIS – It’s part of what works for Anthony Rizzo. Part of what makes him the Cubs’ most dangerous hitter – definitely what has made him one of baseball’s best left-handed hitters against left-handed pitching. But is all that crowding the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Monday, June 29, 2015
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Bristol Palin is pregnant again — and again she’s on the receiving end of a barrage of snark and judgment, just like she was seven years ago when her mom was the Republican vice presidential candidate. There aren’t many young women — or men —...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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RICK MORRISSEY: Doesn't the Ricketts family have an obligation to add to the team's roster for a postseason run? Yes, it does.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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DETROIT — Chris Sale takes no-hitter stuff to the mound almost every night, and it seems to be only a matter of time before he goes deep into a game with a no-no. In that event, Robin Ventura might have a tough call to make because Sale, a strikeout...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Sunday, June 28, 2015
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A 22-year-old man was shot to death while driving in the Morgan Park neighborhood late Tuesday on the Far South Side. About 10:45 p.m., he was driving in the 11100 block of South Hamlet when a black SUV pulled alongside and a gunman inside shot him in...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mitchell Armentrout | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A 53-year-old woman died after a crash northwest Indiana on Tuesday evening. At 8:05 p.m., Kathern S. Stafford was pronounced dead at the scene near the intersection of 61st Avenue and Colorado Street in Hobart, according to a statement from the Lake...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mitchell Armentrout | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — An African-American church in South Carolina that was burned down by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995 caught fire again Tuesday night, though authorities said it was too soon to say what caused the latest blaze, which broke out on a night...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A male was shot in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side Tuesday night. About 10:25 p.m., the male — whose exact age was not immediately known — was shot in the right knee in the 1300 block of West 13th Street, police said. He...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sam Charles | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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ST. LOUIS — Carlos Rodon, who is skipping a start as the White Sox keep the rookie’s workload in check, threw on the side Tuesday and will do so again in a few days. Rodon understands the Sox’ plan with him and is using the time off to work on...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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DENVER — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Paul’s fundraiser...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A man was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side Tuesday night. About 10:18 p.m., the 24-year-old was walking on the sidewalk when another male walked up and shot him, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sam Charles | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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All we heard through the Stanley Cup playoffs was that the Hawks would be facing salary-cap issues and that the re-signing of young winger Brandon Saad would be a priority. Then Saad was traded.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Telander | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A 17-year-old boy and a man were shot in the Little Village neighborhood Tuesday night. About 10:15 p.m., the two were standing on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West 25th Street when a male standing at the end of the block shot them, police said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sam Charles | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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MEDAN, Indonesia — The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wednesday, indicating a growing list of victims from the neighborhood where the plane went down. North Sumatra...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A Blackhawks fan started a fight with the Columbus Blue Jackets Twitter official Twitter account about posting a Brandon Saad video.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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An elderly woman suffering from dementia has been reported missing from her home in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Sets Ando, 89, was last seen about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of North Lockwood, according to an alert from...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Improving perch fishing, a belated trend toward summer fishing patterns and waters starting to recede dominate this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. Stacey Greene at Park Bait sent the photo above of perch from Montrost. The MFR appears...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dale Bowman | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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With the transfer window opening shortly, some of the discussion around the Fire will turn to who they’ll add this summer. They clearly have needs, and they might have too many holes to patch for them to save their season. And though the narrative...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Brian Sandalow | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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NEW YORK — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world’s most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman. Knight, 77, was a middle-distance runner in college...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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ST. LOUIS — White Sox left-hander Chris Sale closed in on joining Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers in major league history to strike out 10 or more batters in eight consecutive games Tuesday night, striking out nine St. Louis Cardinals...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Daryl Van Schouwen | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Five people were hurt in a traffic crash Tuesday morning in north suburban Deer Park. The two-vehicle crash happened just after 11 a.m. on westbound Lake Cook Road west of Route 12, according to a statement from the Long Grove Fire Protection District....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The State Department has released roughly 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation’s top diplomat. The emails, covering March through December of that year, were posted online Tuesday...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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NEW YORK – The Cubs don’t need magic tricks. What they need is pitching. And a well-documented deficit in the organization took another hit this week when top starting pitching prospect Duane Underwood Jr. went on the disabled list and headed to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A man robbed a northwest suburban bank Monday by grabbing a handful of cash that a teller had been counting. The man entered the First Merit Bank branch at 2100 S. Elmhurst Road in Mount Prospect about 12:10 p.m. and headed for a teller window, police...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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After scoring 45 points against the Atlanta Dream, Elena Delle Donne read some mean tweets about her performance and the WNBA.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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NEW YORK – Last week Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he believed in baseball magic. Tuesday in New York he employed a professional to help make it happen on the heels of a season-high five-game losing streak. “Pretty sweet,” rookie second baseman...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies in the Avondale and Hermosa neighborhoods on the Northwest Side. In each case, multiple suspects armed with a handgun approach people on the street or in small stores and demand their money,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: LeeAnn Shelton | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Two Chicago Police officers could be fired after a disciplinary agency found one of them wrongfully fired at a car and wounded the driver, while another officer pointed his gun in a road-rage incident. The Independent Police Review Authority has recommended...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Frank Main | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A former nurse at the Cook County Jail hospital is suing the county hospital system, alleging she was fired after investigating missing inmate medications. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court by Barbara Tominac against the Cook...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sam Charles | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Police are asking the public’s help to find a man with autism who went missing Tuesday morning in the South Shore neighborhood. Johnny Farley, 28, was last seen near the intersection of 77th and South Shore Drive, according to a missing person alert...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Blackhawks traded the 22-year-old, left wing Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the fans weren't pleased.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Follow @csteditorials The Chicago Public Schools averted its latest crisis on Tuesday by making good on a $634 million pension commitment, due by midnight on Tuesday. A relief, to be sure. But no one should kid themselves about what lies ahead. EDITORIAL...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Editorial Board | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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It didn’t matter if you were a high-priced defense attorney, a defendant, a crime victim, a police officer or a prosecutor. Jimmie Swift treated everybody the same at the cafe he operated for 30 years on the first floor of the criminal courthouse at...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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SPRINGFIELD — A governor’s aide who said Democrats can’t count was booted out of a committee hearing led by Democratic legislators. In what may be a sign of the contentious relationship between House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, and Republican...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Becky Schlikerman | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Follow @sneedlings Sneed exclusive . . . Trump ‘em . . . The Donald is moving forward. Real estate mogul/reality star Donald Trump, whose critical candor made headlines Monday when NBC and Univision severed ties with him based on his remarks on immigration,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Michael Sneed | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Former Bulls hall of famer Scottie Pippen welcomed recent first-round draft pick Bobby Portis to the Bulls after the NBA Draft. Pippen said: “I can’t complain about an Arkansas kid coming to Chicago. Congrats to [Bobby Portis] and welcome to the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A south suburban Dolton man found dead on Monday died of trauma to the head and the case has been deemed a homicide. Quincy Veal, 29, was injured about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the 14600 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Dolton, according to the Cook County medical...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Follow @markbrowncst Usually, Republicans are only too happy to embrace a government shutdown, all the better to prove their point that there’s no need for much of it. But there was Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday, basically declining a Democratic invitation...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Brown | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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