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Luis Gonzalez, 33, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm; reckless discharge of a firearm; and vehicular invasion, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s office....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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THE WATCHDOGS: Why did Ald. John Pope (10th) hire a man who had quit his job at the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation as he was about to be fired over sexual harassment allegations leveled by a female laborer. The woman got a $99,000 settlement...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Chicago Police announced Monday that August murders declined for the third consecutive year. Police reported 46 murders in August, an 8 percent decrease from the 50 killings in 2013 and a 16 percent decrease from the 55 slayings in 2012. There were only...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Three men were killed and at least 35 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend. . . .READ MORE
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Jose Abreu is a clear favorite to add the American League Rookie of the Year Award to his All-Star selection when the season ends. But the honor that would mean as much to the White Sox is the one that has eluded the team’s other Cuban All-Star, shortstop...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Adam Dunn sometimes excited and often frustrated White Sox fans in his nearly four years with the team before being traded to the Athletics on Sunday. The excitement came from home runs, of course, where Dunn was fifth in the American League with 41...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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MORRISSEY: I’ve heard of an excused ­absence for a pulled hamstring. But for pulled pork? No. That’s what Bears coach Marc Trestman gave linebacker Lance Briggs, who missed practice Monday to be at the opening of his new barbecue restaurant....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Two safeties returned to practice, but their roles remained in limbo. Chris Conte had limited work Monday, his first day back since suffering a concussion Aug. 22 against the Seahawks. Presumed starter Ryan Mundy returned, too, after suffering a head...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A nagging sore left foot kept Jordan Mills out of the Bears’ four exhibition games, but the second-year right tackle suggested Monday that the injury wouldn’t have kept him out of any regular-season action. “If I had to, I would have [played],”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Cubs loaded up the Jackie Robinson West players with bats, personalized Cubs jerseys and other swag as they hosted the returning U.S. champs from the Little League World Series. But JRW’s success and celebrity might do far more for the Cubs and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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With school starting Tuesday for more than 400,000 Chicago Public Schools students, Walter Turner stood in a long line Monday to buy new clothes for his son, Damien Crawford, who is starting third grade at Tanner Elementary School. “I want him to be...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Last June, Roseland Community Hospital nearly shut its doors because of financial problems — a move that could have left residents in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods without a nearby hospital. A year later, it’s still in the red financially,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers took the field a few minutes before the Cubs’ game against the Brewers on Monday, getting a standing ovation from the Wrigley Field crowd as they settled into their positions. The crowd wasn’t quite as ­enthusiastic...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Hold your fire. After a miserable 2013 season and an unimpressive 2014 preseason, the Bears’ defense is in the crosshairs of fans, media and other dubious critics. And rightfully so. The Bears finally have an NFL-quality offense that should strike...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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When Sylvia Fowles spoke in the locker room after the Sky’s 86-84 double-overtime victory Monday over the Indiana Fever, her voice was a bit softer and much raspier than usual. Clearly, she and her voice gave just about everything to keep the Sky’s...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Northwestern sits in foreign territory. The Wildcats are staring at a Week 2 home game against Northern Illinois and the possibility of being 0-2. So after their loss to California — the first in nine season openers for coach Pat Fitzgerald — will...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Derrick Rose is healthy. Two games into FIBA World Cup pool play, and the face of the Bulls franchise is without a noticeable limp. That’s the good news. Great news, actually. Is he the player that had spectators oohing and aahing at the start of the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Last June, Roseland Community Hospital nearly shut its doors due to financial problems – a move that could have left residents at one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods without a nearby hospital. A year later, the 162-bed South Side hospital is still...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The CTA is offering free rides for students Tuesday on the first day of school, as part of a program sponsored by Sun-Times Media for the third year in a row. Last year, the CTA’s First Day, Free Rides program provided more than 147,000 free rides...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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After a drizzly start to Labor Day, the Chicago area could see more rain and possibly a thunderstorm later Monday, forecasters said. The storms likely won’t be severe, but could bring locally heavy rainfall and isolated strong winds up to 60 miles...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A key swath of the high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis is set to get $102 million in upgrades, Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Sunday. Officials plan to build a second set of tracks between downstate Mazonia and Elwood and a new bridge over...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A fire at a north suburban towing company was extinguished nearly five hours after it started Sunday afternoon. The Evanston Fire Department was cleaning up the scene about 7:30 p.m. at North Shore Towing, 2527 Oakton Street....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A man was in custody Sunday night after a shooting in a south suburban forest preserve. The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. after a soccer game at the Bachelor Grove Woods forest preserve at 147th and Ridgeland in Oak Forest, according the Cook County...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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TELANDER: This was good. This was fair. I believe St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher when he said, after cutting Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history, “I was pulling for him. It just didn’t work out.”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ST. LOUIS — That new world order the Cubs are trying to create in the National League Central might not be coming quite as fast as many seemed to believe as recently as Friday. But unless guys such as Javy Baez and Jorge Soler were asleep Sunday, they...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NEW YORK — Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets. The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round Sunday when play was stopped because...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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ST. LOUIS — That new world order the Cubs are trying to create in the National League Central might not be coming quite as fast as many seemed to believe as recently as Friday. But unless guys such as Javy Baez and Jorge Soler were asleep Sunday, they...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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In the end, Adam Dunn could get what he hoped for when he signed that ballyhooed four-year, $56 million contract with the White Sox in 2011 — the chance to play in the postseason. But it would be with the Oakland Athletics, who acquired the left-handed...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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There’s a ticker on Michigan’s official football website counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the kickoff Saturday against Notre Dame. The buzz has begun. “I don’t get into all of the hype of the game and things like that,’’...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Two males got out of a vehicle in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway at 10:50 p.m. and beat the 59-year-old man with their hands and feet, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A commander for the Dawn of Libya group, Moussa Abu-Zaqia, said his forces had been guarding the residential compound since last week, a day after it seized control of the capital and its international airport after weeks of fighting with a rival militia....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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About 8:30 a.m., the4 9-year-old man was swimming about 25 feet from the shore near the 5200 block of Simonds Drive when he went under the water, police said. Witnesses called 911. He was unreponsive when he was pulled out of the water by Chicago Fire...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A person was shot at a south suburban forest preserve Sunday evening. The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. at the Bachelor Grove Woods forest preserve at 147th and Ridgeland in Oak Forest....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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He jokes with the defensive players that they see the world upside down. When Bears coach Marc Trestman walks into a defensive meeting, the X’s and O’s are inverted. When offensive coaches draw up plays, their unit is on the bottom. Defensive coaches...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A second man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a mother of three in May on the Far South Side. Marsharra Tate, 19, was charged with one count of first-degree murder; one count of attempted first-degree murder; and one count of aggravated discharge...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Sky have overcome a lot to reach their first Eastern Conference finals. But to get to the WNBA Finals, they’ll have to rally past an Indiana Fever team that has dominated the all-time series. Entering Game 2 on Monday at Allstate Arena, the Sky...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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ST. LOUIS — Matt Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying the St. Louis Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday. Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Jon Bostic exemplifies the Bears’ defense heading into the 2014 season — a lot of ability and a lot of potential, but after a tough 2013 season and an unimpressive preseason, a lot of hope and still a lot to prove....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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It’s likely been awhile since Derrick Rose was a mop-up player. Then again, Team USA trailing Turkey by five points at the half isn’t exactly the norm, either. But there it was on Sunday in the second game of pool play for the FIBA World Cup –Team...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Four white crosses lined a fence outside a well-maintained home on a quiet street in Elmhurst on Sunday, a day after an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children were found shot to death inside. Longtime neighbors say Joan and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Jon Bostic exemplifies the Bears’ defense heading into the 2014 season — a lot of ability and a lot of potential, but after a tough 2013 season and an unimpressive preseason, a lot of hope and still a lot to prove....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Four white crosses lined a fence outside a well-maintained home on a quiet street in Elmhurst on Sunday, a day after an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children were found shot to death inside. Longtime neighbors say Joan and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Hershey Co. is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Tesla Motors has five states bidding to attract a $5 billion factory that will make batteries for a new generation of electric cars.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Chicago White Sox have traded designated hitter Adam Dunn and cash considerations to Oakland in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nolan Sanburn....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A second man has been charged with murder in connection with a May shooting that left a mother of three dead on the Far South Side. Summer Moore was attending a party to celebrate a teenage relative’s prom send-off when she was shot in the chest....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Four people were found shot to death Saturday evening in a home in an upscale neighborhood in Elmhurst, police in the west suburb said Saturday night. Elmhurst police Chief Michael Ruth would say only that officers making a “well-being check” at...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Derrick Rose doesn’t need to be the best player on Team USA. As the 114-55 victory Saturday over Finland showed, Rose doesn’t even need to be a starter. He just needs to play with confidence and come out of each FIBA World Cup game without a limp....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson couldn’t pinpoint a singular “I’m back” moment. But from the warm ovation he received from the 80,795 fans at Notre Dame Stadium just before his first snap to the last of his five touchdowns, Golson was happy....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Editor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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