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Paul Sullivan: It's Bizarro World for the Cubs and White Sox
CHICAGO - The arrow was pointing up for the White Sox going into Wednesday's City Series matchup. Tuesday's opener at Wrigley Field ended with the homer and the gloating, giving Sox fans a chance to look down on their North Side peers for the first t
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Willson Contreras Hits Grand Slam, Solo Homer Against Lucas Giolito In Cubs' 7-3 Win Over White Sox
CHICAGO - Willson Contreras vaulted the Cubs into sole possession of first place in the National League Central by hitting a grand slam and a solo home run in a 7-3 victory Wednesday night over the White Sox at cold and damp Wrigley Field. Contreras
Chicago Tribune3 min readSociety
Two Years After Burying Her Mother, Chalise Scholl Is Relying On Social Media To Pay For Her Own Funeral
Chalise Scholl says she had to cash in her life insurance policy to bury her mother two years ago. Now Scholl is raising money for her own funeral. Diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer, doctors have given her six months to live. She's 37. She sells
Chicago Tribune6 min read
Seniors Challenge Traditional Retirement, In The Recording Studio And Beyond
CHICAGO - Walking into Haven Studios, a music mentoring program on the South Side, Arthur DuBois was told by founder Andre "Add-2" Daniels that the space was for young folks. DuBois retort: "I'm young at heart." The Bronzeville resident has rehearsed
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Hate The Open Office? Think It's Too Loud? Enter The 'Phone Booth'
As Generation Z starts entering the workforce, office interior designers are creating flexible workspaces that offer the privacy young workers - those born between 1997 and 2012 - demand. Design experts say privacy is important to this young generati
Chicago Tribune4 min readPsychology
Can I Bring Pot To The Potluck? Lizzie Post Weighs In On Etiquette In The Age Of Legal Weed
When Illinois' legislature voted to legalize cannabis, you thought it sounded like a cool idea. Then you realized ... you're actually not all that cool. In fact, your experience with how to gracefully navigate the world of cannabis might be limited t
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Backyard Tech For Summer That Will Make Your Neighbors Jealous
Make the great outdoors even greater with cool gadgets to make life easier so you can further enjoy all of summer's awesomeness. Yes, we know that you may get outside to get away from technology, but items like a Wi-Fi barbecue thermometer means you
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Dahleen Glanton: Is 'Auntie' A Term Of Endearment For African-American Women Or Does It Promote An 'Aunt Jemima' Stereotype?
Director Ava DuVernay doesn't want anyone calling her "Auntie." Oprah Winfrey says she cringes at the title and Gayle King thinks it should be reserved for the "old lady who lives in the neighborhood." This doesn't apply to actual nieces and nephews,
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Cubs Fans Divided On Extending Protective Netting At Wrigley Field: 'I Came Here To Watch A Ballgame, Not A Net'
CHICAGO - Cubs fans Jessica and Timothy Derby, who sat in Section 8 down the third-base line at Wrigley Field during Wednesday's game against the White Sox, were pretty clear about where they stand on extending protective netting at ballparks. "I cam
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Adbert Alzolay's Arrival Could Give Struggling Cubs A Much-needed Shot In The Arm
CHICAGO - The news was revealed at the end of Joe Maddon's postgame press conference Wednesday night, almost as an afterthought. Asked if there were any roster moves to report, Maddon mentioned reliever Tim Collins was designated for assignment. "And
Chicago Tribune4 min read
14 Chicagoans Received $50,000 Each To Make A Difference In The City. Here's How They Plan To Spend The Dough.
Fictional best friends Leila and Patricia's beautiful story about navigating life and friendship as 20-something Chicagoans could easily have faded into internet abyss. But local streaming service Open Television (OTV) gives indie work like "Brown Gi
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A Must-read Midwest Novel, Paula Saunders Reflects On 'The Distance Home'
Paula Saunders published "The Distance Home" to strong reviews last year, but it had percolated for decades. The book - a deeply resonant novel that explores the struggles of a Midwestern family - is autobiographical. Saunders grew up in South Dakota
Chicago Tribune3 min readPolitics
Mary Schmich: Yes, Elizabeth Warren can win
Elizabeth Warren can do it. Yes, she can. I'll concede that betting on winners and losers in the Democratic presidential free-for-all is like betting on Chicago weather in June. Only fools and hardcore gamblers would dare. But if I had to gamble, I'd
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
Editorial: Job Growth Is The Elixir For Generational Strife In The Office
You never know what your cubicle mate is thinking, but recent research identified a source of workplace friction more serious than Jim from accounting's use of the office microwave to heat up leftover fish: Younger workers wonder why older workers ar
Chicago Tribune3 min readPolitics
Commentary: I Damaged The ROTC Offices At Northwestern University. Here's How — And Why — I Atone
On Friday, I will attend the solemn ceremony at Northwestern University in which Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students will take the oath to become members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. As both a faculty member and graduate of N
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If Bulls Go Big In NBA Draft, Jaxson Hayes Is The Likely Pick
CHICAGO - In 2017, the Bulls acquired the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen despite having power forwards Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis already on the roster. Last year, the Bulls drafted Wendell Carter Jr. with their No. 7 pick despite having Robin
Chicago Tribune4 min readSociety
Inspection Finds 'Deficiencies' In Patient Rights At Hospital That Treated Baby After He Was Cut From Mother's Womb
CHICAGO - Poor communication between law enforcement and medical staff violated patient rights standards in the case of a newborn who was cut from his mother's womb and brought to a suburban hospital with another woman, according to a federal inspect
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Paul Sullivan: The Truth Is Out: The White Sox Don't Really Hate Wrigley Field After All
CHICAGO - It wouldn't be a City Series without some trash-talking from Hawk Harrelson, who popped up out of the blue on Monday to discuss his feelings about Wrigley Field. "That place sucks," Harrelson said. Even in retirement, Harrelson is the maste
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Eloy Jimenez Hits 2-run Home Run In 8th To Lift White Sox Over Cubs, 3-1
CHICAGO - Rookie slugger Eloy Jimenez haunted his former organization in the most timely manner possible Tuesday night by hitting a two-run homer off closer Pedro Strop to vault the feisty White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Cubs before a stunned but
Chicago Tribune6 min readScience
There's A Giant Dead Zone In The Gulf Of Mexico — Thanks In Large Part To Pollution From Chicago
CHICAGO - Just off the coast of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River lets out into the Gulf of Mexico, an enormous algae bloom, fueled by fertilizer from Midwestern farm fields and urban sewage, creates an area so devoid of oxygen it's uninhabitabl
Chicago Tribune2 min readSociety
3 Wounded When Gunman Opens Fire On Chicago Bus, Police Say
CHICAGO - A gunman opened fire on a Chicago Transit Authority bus Monday evening, leaving three people wounded, two of them seriously, authorities said. The shooting occurred on a northbound No. 75 bus in the 7700 block of South State Street in the C
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Brad Biggs: Bears' Leonard Floyd Is Bigger, Stronger, Healthy … And Ready For A Breakout Season Opposite Khalil Mack
Leonard Floyd is bigger than he was a year ago. He's stronger. And, most importantly, he's healthy. That all added up to him being the most head-turning player on the field during the Bears' offseason program. If things go right, it could prove to be
Chicago Tribune3 min read
'Echo In The Canyon' Review: A '60s Musical Flowering Gets Plucked By Jakob Dylan's Vanity Project
How did an apparently sincere tribute turn into such a weirdly clueless vanity project? The music scene evoked in the documentary "Echo in the Canyon" remains a chimerical wonder, equal parts bliss and chaos. In the 1960s, a daisy chain of like-minde
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Activists Now 'Flight Shame,' Citing Jets' Environmental Toll. But For Fuel-guzzling Airlines, Going Green Is No Easy Task.
CHICAGO - You can ditch your car for public transit and refill a reusable water bottle rather than buying plastic. But good luck finding a "green" substitute for an airline flight - unless you happened to be on a particular Los Angeles-bound United A
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White Sox Will Extend Protective Netting To Foul Poles At Guaranteed Rate Field
CHICAGO - One of the most jarring images from baseball this season came last month when Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. lined a foul ball into the seats in Houston, striking a young fan. White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez hit a sharp foul into the
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Will Bulls Add Kris Dunn's Competition In Thursday's NBA Draft Or In July Free Agency?
CHICAGO - John Paxson has publicly stated his desire to upgrade at point guard so often that Kris Dunn may have whiplash. It's a guarantee at least one new point guard will be on the roster come training camp. Whether that player arrives via Thursday
Chicago Tribune2 min read
WeWork Becomes Largest Office Tenant In Downtown Chicago
CHICAGO - WeWork has signed its 12th lease in Chicago, pushing its footprint to more than 1 million square feet and making the co-working giant the largest tenant leasing office space downtown. The New York-based company's latest deal is for almost 9
Chicago Tribune7 min read
'This Is Farming Like We've Never Done Before.' Illinois Hemp Farmers Face Risks With First Planting Of Newly Legal Crop
Thousands of young hemp plants dance in the breeze as fans blow through a loft on Trent Lawrence's organic produce farm. And once a day, they dance to Bob Marley. "The plants have got to have a little tunes," Lawrence said, bending down to an industr
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Editorial: The US Can Protect Tankers From Iran, With Help From Allies
It was known as the "tanker war." In 1987, Iran wreaked havoc on global energy supplies moving through the Strait of Hormuz, using mines to attack Kuwaiti oil tankers and eventually triggering direct conflict between U.S. naval forces and Iranian ves
Chicago Tribune3 min read
A Man Spread The Ashes Of His Wife Of 64 Years Into Their Favorite Indiana Lake. Then He 'Dropped Dead'
Just minutes after fulfilling his wife's final wish – scattering her ashes in Stone Lake in Indiana – Ralph Seichi Miyata collapsed in the water and later died, joining her first into the lake and then into the afterlife. Married for 64 years, the co
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