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It looks like a proposed penny-an-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks just might be working its way onto the smorgasbord of tax and fee increases served up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ald. George Cardenas (12th), chairman of the City Council’s Committee on...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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With a doctorate in economics, self-taught editing and layout skills and unwavering support of his wife’s dream, Lorenzo Brown co-created a women’s magazine about black entertainers that survived the ups-and-downs of publishing for 26 years. Mr....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A 16-year-old boy was killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in Tuesday shootings across Chicago, according to Chicago Police. The fatal shooting happened about 11:40 p.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The boy was...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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MINNEAPOLIS — Failing at the fundamentals cost the Chicago White Sox. Miguel Sano’s towering home run tied the game for Minnesota in the seventh inning Tuesday, and two Chicago errors aided the go-ahead rally in the eighth for the Twins in an 8-6...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run bomb into the center-field bleachers off Reds Burke Badenhop.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Tried to offer up as many as possible options for the Labor Day weekend for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. The MFR appears in a much condensed form Wednesdays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. LAKEFRONT SALMON It begins, slowly, but it...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dale Bowman | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Ashley Madison, the website at the center of a major Internet hack last July, is  being sued by a Chicago man who wants to keep dating. According to his lawsuit, Matthew Lisuzzo wants to continue his membership with the, “world’s leading married...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Francesca Gattuso | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A teen boy and woman were shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday afternoon. About 4:47 p.m., the 16-year-old boy and 21-year-old woman were shot in the 6100 block of West Fullerton, police said. The teen was shot in the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Sprint doubled down on Chicago Tuesday, announcing plans to invest $150 million and add more than 1,000 jobs here by the end of 2016. In March, the company launched its Sprint for Chicago plan to improve customer service, simplify the brand experience...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Follow @csteditorials Chicago and Illinois have a shameful record when it comes to heroin addiction. Our city leads the nation in heroin-related emergency room visits, yet our state is among the very worst in funding addiction treatment programs. No...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: csteditorials | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama searches for an architect for his Obama Center, I’m told his circle of informal advisers helping him map out his post presidency and what his center should be doing includes Oprah Winfrey, interior designer...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A record number of rabid bats have been found in southwest suburban Will County this summer, and more than have of the potentially deadly flying mammals have been found in Homer Glen. “My only logical explanation for the large number of bats found...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The family of an 82-year-old Mount Prospect woman who died after being infected with a deadly “superbug” during a 2013 outbreak at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is suing the Park Ridge hospital for wrongful death. Renate Winkler’s adult children...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Tina Sfondeles | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Over the past few years, empowering children and families to make informed choices about their health has rightfully become a hot topic. We believe that educating Americans about maintaining a balanced lifestyle is critical to our nation’s wellbeing....
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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James Klauzer kept going back to “surreal’’ to describe catching his 81.4-pound flathead, the Illinois record, early Saturday morning from Sangchris Lake. “It was kind of like, something that you work for, fish for, for years and years, and it...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dale Bowman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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If you’ve ever had the Big Mac jingle stuck in your head, blame Max Cooper. He’s credited with spreading a 1974 ad slogan that became one of the most insistent earworms of all time: “Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun.”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Nationwide Insurance has a cute new ad coming out featuring the Chicago Bears. The 15-second commercial shows a daddy-daughter trip to the zoo. The young girl and her father, both wearing Bears jersey, pay a visit to the bears exhibit. The girl decides...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and “God’s authority” — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her. On Tuesday morning,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A 14-year-old Chicago Bears fan is raising funds to help train his 13-month-old German shepherd to detect seizures caused by a rare brain tumor.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Matthew Schwerha | Monday, August 31, 2015
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White Sox rookie Carlos Rodon was good enough to keep his team in the game Wednesday night. If only the Sox' bats could have provided a little help.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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But the night before the game, the fourth-year veteran ate a pregame meal at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, one of the finest restaurants in Chicago.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A 19-year-old man was shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night, police said. About 9:45 p.m., the man was in the 800 block of West 68th Street when someone walked up and shot him several times before running off, police said. The man...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A 10-year-old was taken to the hospital after being shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Wednesday night. About 9:25 p.m., the boy was shot in the 7400 block of South St. Lawrence, according to Fire Media Affairs. He was taken to University...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Bears have 14 undrafted rookies on their team.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Adam Jahns | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Why would Chicago Public Schools continue to plan to open new charter schools when the cash-strapped district can’t afford the schools it has, dozens of speakers wondered aloud Wednesday night. Because, other speakers responded, Southwest Side students...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lauren FitzPatrick | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Police escorted Mayor Rahm Emanuel from a town hall meeting Wednesday night after protesters, concerned about the fate of a neighborhood school building, stormed the stage and confronted him. When a protester jumped on stage during the meeting on the...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Tina Sfondeles | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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A “despondent” gunman threatened to shoot himself, several others and any responding officers in a building across the street from Plainfield Central High School Wednesday, police said. At 5:25 p.m., officers coordinated a lockdown with the high...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Alexandra Kukulka | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is poised to raise property taxes by $500 million for police and fire pensions and school construction and impose a garbage-collection fee to generate $100 million more, City Hall sources said Wednesday. The $500 million property tax...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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The Illinois Department of Corrections is suing a paroled inmate, arguing she should use money from a trust — estimated to be worth more than $200,000 — to reimburse the department the nearly $110,000 it cost to incarcerate her. The lawsuit was filed...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sam Charles | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Here’s an All-Do Not Draft team that might include players with whom you’re painfully familiar. Just take them off your board, and they won’t accidentally come out of your mouth.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jeff Agrest | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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WASHINGTON — On Day 17 of a hunger strike, two Dyett High School activists won a meeting on Wednesday with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the former Chicago Public Schools CEO, escalating their battle against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “We shared our...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Follow @sneedlings The People’s File . . . Sneed Exclusive: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is pulling double duty this weekend. Sneed hears Duncan, who is being urged by hunger strikers pushing for a new neighborhood school in the historic Dyett...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Michael Sneed | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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So what if the Cubs lost a third consecutive series? Even with Wednesday’s 7-4 late-inning loss to the last-place Reds, the Cubs still had a fat lead for a wild-card berth with 30 games to play. But what if the Cubs lost Kyle Schwarber when the rookie...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Gordon Wittenmyer | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Three people were shot Wednesday evening in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Three males were shot in the 5900 block of West Diversey about 5:30 p.m., police said. One male was shot in the back and another was shot in the head and...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Alexandra Kukulka | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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To find out what meatpacking employees experience, labor lawyer Peggy Hillman went undercover in 1984 and worked for two months in a Kansas plant where she hacked kneecaps out of beef carcasses. The grueling job resulted in her testifying before a congressional...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Maureen O'Donnell | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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WASHINGTON — A new documentary tells an important story about a Chicagoan you should know, Julius Rosenwald. When I was growing up, my folks called the museum he founded the Rosenwald Museum, though it’s the Museum of Science and Industry. In Bronzeville,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Lynn Sweet | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The only certainty is that Lance Briggs deserves his due as one of the greatest Chicago Bears in franchise history.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Potash | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Several lane closures are scheduled in Elk Grove Village and Des Plaines are scheduled throughout the month of September as the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway bridge is rebuilt. Long-term lane closures on Oakton Street in Elk Grove Village and overnight...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Alexandra Kukulka | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The Cubs were looking for some extra energy, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo had just the idea.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Blair Sheade | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Truck and engine maker Navistar said Wednesday that securities regulators may file a lawsuit against the company in a dispute over environmental certification of heavy-duty diesel engines. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating possible...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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For one night only, those at the bottom of the Bears’ roster will go from underused to overworked. Thursday, they’re fighting for a job on the 53-man roster — and, in some cases, the practice squad — by doing other roles, too. Because the Bears...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Patrick Finley | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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RICK MORRISSEY: Dramatic home run, costly error all in a day's work for Cubs rookie.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rick Morrissey | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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When asked what current Chicago Bears player or NFL player most closely resembles him, Dennis McKinnon was at first hesitant to name anyone.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Matthew Schwerha | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Katherine Hamann was 12 before she learned she had an older sister. She was an adult before she met her for the first time. Her sister, Margaret Doering, had been just 2 years old when their parents sent her to live in the sprawling Dixon State School...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mark Brown | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A Chicago Police Department civilian employee was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for stealing cash and property from police evidence storage areas. A Cook County jury found 59-year-old Pamela Brown guilty on July 24 of two felony counts...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A west suburban attorney stole more than $2 million from the estates of dead former clients, and from trusts set up for the heirs of those clients, prosecutors claim. DuPage County Judge Timothy McJoynt on Wednesday set bond at $250,000 for Robert Beck,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Follow @MaryMitchellCST No single organization should be able to squash the ideas that spring forth when people are working to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. But the ongoing hunger strike over who will operate a new high school in...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Mary Mitchell | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In a perfect fantasy world, my starting lineup this season would feature Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Odell Beckham, Jr., Calvin Johnson, Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski. That would be the same perfect world in which every lottery ticket...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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