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Paul Sullivan: Yu Darvish Puts Cubs In Early Hole, And They Can't Recover In 6-0 Loss To Diamondbacks
CHICAGO - On a warm, sunny afternoon in spring training, Yu Darvish said he didn't want to hear boos anymore at Wrigley Field. "I want 'Yuuus,' " he said in March. Maybe that day eventually will arrive, but the boos reverberated Saturday after the Cu
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Paul Sullivan: MLB Won't Have To Say Why It Suspended Tim Anderson, But We All Deserve An Explanation
CHICAGO - White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson served his one-game suspension Friday for reportedly using the N-word during Wednesday's on-field skirmish with the Royals. Major League Baseball suspended and fined Anderson for his "conduct after the bench
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Hitting .239 With 1 Home Run, Kris Bryant Is Staying Calm While Madness Swirls Around Him: 'I've Been Down This Road'
CHICAGO - After a gale wind caught a popup to center field and sent it to right for a two-run double Friday, Kris Bryant pulled into second base with a grin on his face. "Any hit in the show is a hit in the show," he said with a laugh Saturday mornin
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Cubs Employees With Cerebral Palsy Are Just Part Of The Team At Wrigley Field: 'Almost Every Day I Prove People Wrong'
CHICAGO - Ryan Rucci enthusiastically pushed an elderly fan in a wheelchair up a ramp last week before the Wrigley Field home opener, a fitting reminder of what makes him more than just another Cubs guest services employee at Clark and Addison. Rucci
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A Suburban Chicago Man Was Diagnosed With Cancer While In Prison. Now ICE Is Deporting Him To Mexico.
CHICAGO - The family of Luis Ugalde-Pacheco worried that he would die in immigration custody. Now they fear he will die in a country he barely knows. Ugalde-Pacheco, 28, who was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was deported to Mexico on
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Parents Of Missing Boy Have Stopped Helping; Father Leaves Home With Police Saturday Afternoon
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. - As Crystal Lake, Ill., police continued to search for 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund two days after he was reported missing, authorities say the boy's parents have stopped cooperating with them. Investigators are following up on "
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Cubs Shut Down Closer Brandon Morrow After He Experiences Elbow Soreness During Rehab
CHICAGO - Cubs closer Brandon Morrow suffered a setback in his rehab from right elbow surgery and has been shut down until further notice. Morrow suffered some soreness after throwing a bullpen session earlier this week at the Cubs facility in Mesa,
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Paul Sullivan: Kyle Hendricks, Cubs Beat Diamondbacks On Memorably Windy Afternoon At Wrigley Field
CHICAGO - Mark Grace used to say Wrigley Field was the biggest ballpark in baseball when the wind was blowing in and the smallest when the wind was blowing out. Few ballparks have the ability to change so drastically from one day to the next, which i
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Second Amendment 'Sanctuary County' Movement Expands As Organizers Take Aim At New Gun Laws
CHICAGO - It was no accident Effingham County's resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke, supporters of the country's sanctuary cities movement. Effingham Count
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Blair Kamin: Notre Dame Design Contest Raises Eyebrows
The French, who know a thing or two about the bold reinvention of architectural landmarks (consider I.M. Pei's once-despised, now-iconic Louvre Pyramid), have announced an international design competition to restore or redesign the destroyed spire of
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Phil Rosenthal: The Bears Have Become TV Stars. So Say Goodbye To All Those Noon Starts.
CHICAGO - The NFL's TV partners apparently consider Matt Nagy's Bears just about the hottest thing this side of dragon's breath. Having deemed them a team to watch this season, the networks are going to show the nation a lot of Bears games. Like Patr
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Your Guide To 'Hamilton: The Exhibition' In Chicago: Will This Big Risk By The Creators Of The Musical Succeed?
CHICAGO - Can the famously smart and creative minds at Hamilton Inc. pull off their biggest gamble yet? With the acclaimed visual designer David Korins spinning the artistic roulette wheel, the brain trust of the most successful Broadway musical in m
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Ayo Dosunmu Announces He's Returning To Illinois For His Sophomore Season To Take Care Of 'Unfinished Business'
After Iowa ousted Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, ensuring the Illini would miss the NCAA Tournament for a sixth straight season, freshman Ayo Dosunmu sat glumly in a United Center locker room. The dynamic guard from Chicago's
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Commentary: Fears Of Columbine Still Fresh
For a few hours Wednesday, I relived the panic, fear and anxiety I felt 20 years ago as a high school student in suburban Denver. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, my hometown
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Motormouth: Remember, The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease
Q: I am sporadically receiving a check engine code P0014, on my 2013 Malibu that has only 30,600 miles on it. The issue is to replace the Variable Camshaft Timing Solenoid. Can you explain this a little and does it have to be addressed immediately? -
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Genealogy Sites Are Helping Birth Parents Find Children They Placed For Adoption — But Not Everyone Wants To Be Found
DeAnn Link is searching for her daughter. She'd be 23 years old now. Link said she gave birth in a Chicago hospital in 1996 at age 18, and the baby was placed with an adoptive family. She has searched for her on LinkedIn, Google and through websites
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2 Top Deputies In Cook County Prosecutor's Office To Resign Next Month
CHICAGO - Two of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's top deputies - the office's chief ethics officer and the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit - have submitted resignations and will be leaving next month. Former federal prosecutor April Perr
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'Hillary And Clinton' Is A Clever, Complex Black Comedy On The Unique Dynamic Between Former First Couple
NEW YORK - "Can I touch you?" John Lithgow's Bill asks Laurie Metcalf's Hillary. If looks could kill, the audience for Lucas Hnath's "Hillary and Clinton" at Broadway's Golden Theatre would be watching Lithgow vaporize, right there in front of their
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Review: Lizzo Squeezes Some Personality Into Over-the-top 'Cuz I Love You'
For Lizzo's major-label debut album, "Cuz I Love You" (Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic), the Minneapolis rapper/singer/body-positive advocate is in full cry from the get-go. Over 11 songs in 33 minutes, Lizzo rarely lets up, a relentless assault
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Sears Hoping DieHard Can Power Sales Of Everything From Garden Tools To Camping Gear
Sears has boasted its DieHard batteries can start a car after being baked in an oven, frozen in ice, shot with a rifle or stranded for months on a frozen lake. The latest test: whether DieHard can also power Sears' business by putting the brand on ev
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How Did An Ohio Man Fool Authorities Into Thinking He Was A Missing Illinois Boy? A Detective Explains
AURORA, Ill. - The tip that a person turned up claiming to be missing Aurora boy Timmothy Pitzen was unlike any other Lee Catavu had heard in the nearly eight years he's worked the case. It took him and another Aurora detective to the Cincinnati area
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Joe Maddon Dislikes Bat Flips, But Lets His Players Do What They Want
CHICAGO - The Tim Anderson bat-flipping episode has caused so much debate some are afraid to even discuss it. "That's a minefield," said one longtime MLB employee. "No matter what side you're on, you're never going to be right." Anderson Friday recei
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Cole Hamels' 7 Shutout Innings, Javier Baez's Home Run Help Cubs Complete Sweep Of Marlins
MIAMI - Cole Hamels continued the Cubs' recent trend of starting pitching dominance, and Javier Baez extended his power surge Wednesday night. That was a timely mix as the Cubs beat the Marlins, 6-0, to complete a sweep of their three-game series at
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Who Is Edward Lampert? The Billionaire Survived Kidnapping And Kmart, Then Came Sears
Billionaire investor and former Sears chairman and CEO Edward "Eddie" Lampert, 56, seemingly had a golden touch before presiding over the storied retailer's descent into bankruptcy. A Yale graduate whose college roommates included future U.S. Treasur
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Editorial: Arctic May Be Next Frontier For Russia
The world's next hot spot theoretically could be its coldest. Atop the globe, the Arctic expanse is a new frontier for the United States and friends to fortify against an aggressive, ambitious Russia. The West used to rely on the polar cap as a trust
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Editorial: 20 Years After Columbine, And We Still Can't Protect Our Kids
The columbine is a perennial flower often seen growing wild in the Rocky Mountains. But since April 20, 1999, the word has been a universally recognized reference to what was then the worst mass shooting at a school in American history. Thirteen peop
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Commentary: South Bend Having A Moment, Thanks To Buttigieg
As a kid in my hometown of South Bend, Ind., I hoped our modest city would one day achieve true national prominence - but I soon understood that it probably never would. I remember scanning the pages of an almanac in the 1970s to find our population,
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Commentary: How And What To Restore In Notre Dame
The Cathedral of Notre Dame was built to be a house of God, its soaring Gothic sanctuary meant to inspire both awe and fear. Indeed, one of the latest photographs of the cathedral's fire-damaged interior paints a miraculous picture of survival: a pil
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Commentary: Trump's Tax Returns Must Hold Wealth Of Embarrassing Information
You just know President Donald Trump's tax returns are bad. Really bad. Humiliating. Mortifying. Compromising. Incriminating. Fatal to his political fortunes. Why else would the White House be fighting so hard against a formal demand issued April 3 b
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Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti Mulled Defending Brothers Involved In Allegedly Staged Attack On Jussie Smollett
CHICAGO - Embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was in close contact with State's Attorney Kim Foxx in the lead-up to R&B singer R. Kelly's indictment - and a short time later he also mulled getting involved in Cook County's other hot-button
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