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    Sears up for sale? Not this year at least

    Shoppers stop at Sears at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Despite nine quarters of losses, Sears Holdings officials say they’re confident in their plan to please both shoppers and Wall Street.

    Oct 20, 2014 10:13 AM

    The embattled Sears has been facing losses, critics on Wall Street, and now vendors who reportedly are worried about getting paid. But leaders of the Hoffman Estates-based parent of Sears and Kmart stores said they have enough money to pay vendors and complete its transformation into a new and better company.

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    Imrem: These Bears are a fine mess

    Alshon Jeffery fails to pull in a pass play from Jay Cutler as Miami's Cortland Finnegan breaks up the play in the second quarter Sunday at Soldier Field.

    Oct 20, 2014 5:02 AM

    Head coach Marc Trestman said the Bears practiced well and then played poorly. Maybe they should try practicing poorly to play better. Whatever Cutler and head coach MarcTrestman see while breaking down game tape, the fact will remain that the Bears' presumed mean, mean scoring machine is supposed to outscore opponents, hasn't often enough this season and didn't come close to doing so against Miami.

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    Royals' magic run sparks memories of Paul Splittorff

    Lloyd Meyer cherishes this photo of himself, left, with Paul Splittorff, center and George Vukovich of the Phillies, taken during the 1980 World Series.

    Oct 20, 2014 2:56 PM

    As the Kansas City Royals revel in their first trip to the World Series in 29 years, Arlington Heights friends of the late Paul Splittorff recall his remarkable career — and where it all began. Splittorff's former American Legion coach, Lloyd Meyer, will be rooting for Kansas City this week, in memory of his former player who contributed so much to the Royals' organization. “He was a steady pitcher,” Meyer says, “who sort of came out of nowhere to make the major...

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    Pyke: Is 10-year plan for Metra hikes justified?

    Metra leaders want commuters to take a leap of faith when it comes to fare increases.

    Oct 20, 2014 5:30 AM

    That Metra fare hike for capital construction is a pain, but at least I'd get more express trains, right? Nope. How about Wi-Fi? Working on it. Weekend service on the North Central? Nope. What you would get are new locomotives and cars. We'll explain why Metra puts those first.

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    Quinn, Rauner final debate tonight as early voting begins

    Illinois gubernatorial candidates Republican Bruce Rauner, left, and Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn greet before a debate Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Quinn and Rauner will face off again at 8 tonight on ABC 7.

    Oct 20, 2014 5:30 AM

    As early voters start heading to the polls on Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will make their closing arguments to the public in the final televised debate before Election Day. When the two face off on Monday night at 8 p.m., it will be the last chance for the sparring gubernatorial candidates to each make his case to the voters in what has become and expensive and bitter campaign.

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