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A man with a history of sexual offenses was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder for choking and repeatedly stabbing a Wicker Park flower shop employee....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Cubs were expected to make a deadline Wednesday, and they’ve delivered on the expectations, getting Boston Red Sox disgruntled left-hander Felix Doubront. Talks also are reportedly heating up with several teams on talks involving a trade of switch-hitting...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Cubs expected the deadline deal-making to pick up Wednesday, and they’ve delivered on the expectations, getting close on a deal with the Boston Red Sox for disgruntled left-hander Felix Doubront and reportedly heating up with several teams on talks...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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A Jewish federal judge whose family has raised more than $3 million for a pro-Israeli charity angrily refused on Thursday to recuse himself from the terrorism-related trial of a southwest suburban Palestinian immigrant....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Arrieta (6-2) allowed one run and three hits in his first victory since June 30 at Boston. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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DETROIT — Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The game quickly became a secondary concern in the Motor City when the Tigers...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LAS VEGAS ­— This wasn’t going to end well. Not for the Bulls and not for Derrick Rose. It still possibly won’t. But for the first time in his career, the star point guard from Englewood who has three years left on his contract seems ready to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LAS VEGAS ­— This wasn’t going to end well. Not for the Bulls and not for Derrick Rose. It still possibly won’t. But for the first time in his career, the star point guard from Englewood who has three years left on his contract seems ready to...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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The Cubs pulled off a final-minute trade that sent infielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell to the Atlanta Braves just before Thursday’s non-waiver deadline, multiple sources said. The Cubs get Class A catcher Victor Caratini...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A Far South Side man was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Thursday for allegedly stalking his ex-wife, a Chicago Police sergeant. Eric Terry, 39, slashed his ex-wife’s friends’ car tires and harassed her while she was at her home with her two...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A 2014 Deerfield High School graduate was found safe today after going missing from his Oregon nature camp for more than 24 hours. Searchers on horseback found Kevin Mulert, 18, of Deerfield, at 10:30 a.m. today about 1.5 miles from the camp, where he...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A man fatally shot Thursday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood is the father of a 13-year-old boy killed in gunfire last week in East Garfield Park, police sources said....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Stocks fell sharply Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings and outlooks from major U.S. companies including Exxon Mobil and Whole Foods Markets. The slide put major indexes into the red for July....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria talks about Emilio Banifacio, who was not in the lineup Thursday.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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For the second straight year, Notre Dame will begin the season in the top 20. The Irish landed at No. 17 in the preseason coaches’ poll.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Follow along for instant updates, rumors, blockbuster trades and more on the MLB trade deadline, which ends Thursday at 3 p.m. CT....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Results of a Phase I clinical trial of what could be the first vaccine for Parkinson’s disease has experts cautiously optimistic. Those results were released Thursday by the maker of the drug and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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U.S. stocks fell Thursday as investors reacted to some disappointing earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. That stimulus has underpinned gains in the stock market for years....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Whitney Young students joined students from Pontiac High School to release 100 endangered alligator snapping turtles into a southern Illinois swamp....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Stocks opened lower Thursday as investors react to more disappointing earnings from companies.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Hyatt Hotels Corp. on Thursday reported earnings declined 34 percent in its second quarter but beat analysts’ expectations.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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More than 150 people showed up at a Hegewisch banquet hall Wednesday night to support a slain Chicago police officer’s family who want to know why the man convicted of killing Officer John Mathews 26 years ago was allowed to coach a neighborhood baseball...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Finnish wireless equipment maker Nokia says it has a preliminary agreement to acquire part of the wireless network business of Japan’s Panasonic Corp....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Sports equipment maker Adidas lowered its full-year profit target on Thursday, citing among other things increasing risk in the Russian market amid mounting political tensions over Ukraine....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Authorities in Oregon are searching for a Deerfield man who went missing from a wilderness program Wednesday morning. Kevin Robert Mulert, 18, was last seen about 4:30 a.m. while participating in a therapeutic nature camp in a remote area of northern...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A man with a history of sexual offenses was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to attempted murder for choking and repeatedly stabbing a Wicker Park flower shop employee....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the state’s workers’ compensation insurance rates will drop 5.5 percent next year. Quinn announced Wednesday the cut in rates is being recommended by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, which annually reviews...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Police are questioning someone in connection to a CTA bus crash that killed a 71-year-old man and injured at least five others Wednesday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood. Police confirmed someone was being questioned Wednesday night but...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Wednesday night. Colorado loaded the bases on two walks and Michael McKenry’s third hit of the game before Barnes singled to left...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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It’s not exactly the ideal time for the Cubs to consider shelving another established piece of their rotation. But Edwin Jackson has regressed over the last month. And with bullpen maintenance already a concern, they might be forced to consider at...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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They’re already calling it the John Baker game. Well, John Baker is anyway. Baker, the Cubs’ backup catcher, became a pitching and run-scoring sensation in the 16th inning of the marathon 4-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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More than 150 people showed up at a Hegewisch banquet hall Wednesday night to support a slain Chicago police officer’s family who want to know why the man convicted of killing Officer John Mathews 26 years ago was allowed to coach a neighborhood baseball...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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DETROIT — Were there more demand for players the White Sox might have to offer, or if the Sox were willing to eat a hefty portion of John Danks’ contract, perhaps manager Robin Ventura would be more anxious about the 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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BOURBONNAIS — Can quarterback Jay Cutler be the NFL’s most valuable player? Such a notion would have been ridiculed as absurd just a year or two ago. Now, it’s an argument among fans at a bar. Star receiver Brandon Marshall seems to think so. “Absolutely,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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BOURBONNAIS — Quick, someone buy SmokinJoshuaCutler.com. “This is a different person,” Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, perched on a golf cart after practice Wednesday, said of quarterback Jay Cutler. “I don’t know this new guy. I don’t...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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BOURBONNAIS — Fans attending the Bears’ Family Fest on Saturday at Soldier Field could have a special treat: a healthy Kyle Long taking part in practice. The second-year guard has been sidelined by a viral infection since the start of training camp....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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RICK MORRISSEY: Josh McCown is to blame for all of this. The minute-to-minute media coverage of the Bears’ backup quarterback battle between Jordan Palmer and Jimmy Clausen. Updates on which one overthrew an open receiver at training camp and the unspoken...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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LAS VEGAS — Whether ­Derrick Rose will make Team USA no longer is in question. Considering the damage he has inflicted on opposing guards ­during the first three days of tryouts, it’s more about when it will be made official. Rose all but did on...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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DETROIT — Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer in the first and added...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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DETROIT — White Sox right-hander Nate Jones, who has missed almost the entire season because of a back problem, sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament while ramping up his comeback effort and will be out 12-15 months. Jones, 28, had Tommy John...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system. At the Edward HInes Jr. VA hospital west...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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If Bears quarterback Jay Cutler remains healthy and plays all 16 games, wide receiver Brandon Marshall said there is no reason why he can’t be the NFL’s most valuable player in 2014....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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A cheerful report on the U.S. economy, rising profits and no surprises from the Federal Reserve left the stock market nearly where it started on Wednesday....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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BOURBONNAIS — It’s difficult to quantify the impact of position coaches, but Bears linebackers coach Reggie Herring already has attained a Rod Marinelli-like respect from his players. ‘‘I love coach Herring; he’s awesome,’’ linebacker Khaseem...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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At least one person was killed in a bus crash Wednesday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood, police said. The crash involving multiple vehicles, a CTA bus and a pedestrian happened at North Sheridan Road and West Balmoral Avenue at 11:12 a.m., police...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Japanese rail car manufacturer Nippon Sharyo is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant that employs about 600 people Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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