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  • Better Business Bureau warns of Ebola scams Oct 19, 2014 8:16 AM
    The Better Business Bureau and several government agencies are warning the public to be on the lookout for scams related to the Ebola virus. Steve J. Bernas is president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois.

     
  • Bears’ Ratliff a sad sacker Oct 19, 2014 5:40 PM
    Neither the lumberjack-thick, curly beard, nor the smeared eye black that blended in with his wild whiskers masked a smile on Jeremiah Ratliff’s face. There was none. There was only disappointment on Ratliff’s battle-worn mug. The big Bear’s 3½-sack performance — which came in just one half of football — might have been four-star worthy, but he could think only about Sunday’s final score at Soldier Field. A 27-14 loss to Miami dropped the 3-4 Bears to 0-3 on their home field.

     
  • Local theater companies craft shows to thrill Oct 19, 2014 6:30 AM
    Many theater companies turn to more macabre material for the Halloween season. Some shows offer satisfying scares, while others aim to make you laugh by skewering well-known horror flicks. Here’s a sampling of scary shows onstage in Chicago and the suburbs this Halloween holiday.

     
  • Sunday picks: Huey Lewis brings the News to Naperville Oct 19, 2014 6:34 AM
    Catch Huey Lewis and the News as they deliver their 1980s pop hits like “The Power of Love,” “Back in Time” and “I Want a New Drug” at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. The Lego Store celebrates its first anniversary at Gurnee Mills with a Creation Nation Master Build, where all are invited to build a map of the United States using Legos.

     
  • Bears’ offense out to lunch all day in ugly loss to Dolphins Oct 19, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Bears' offense, expected to be the strength of this year's team, was a major disappointment in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The defeat left the Bears at 3-4, including 0-3 at Soldier Field.

     
  • Trestman trying to figure out what to do next Oct 19, 2014 9:33 PM
    The Bears are at a loss to explain how they have managed to win three of four road games while going winless in three games at Soldier Field this season. “I think we should be playing better at home. We should be taking advantage of our facility and our players to play at a higher level consistently,” said Bears coach Marc Trestman.

     
  • Taste of Chicago loses money despite million visitors Oct 18, 2014 9:10 AM
    Officials say stormy weather caused the Taste of Chicago to lose money this year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration says the annual food festival lost $169,404.

     
  • Illinois hospitals preparing for Ebola Oct 18, 2014 9:05 AM
    The president of the Illinois Hospital Association says the state’s hospitals are “vigilantly preparing” for Ebola

     
  • Former U.S. attorney to look into Rauner-reporter controversy Oct 19, 2014 3:53 PM
    Chicago Sun-Times Capitol bureau chief Dave McKinney has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Collins to look into whether Bruce Rauner’s campaign tried to influence the longtime reporter’s employment because of a story.

     
  • On the road: One-time-only art walk in Logan Square Oct 18, 2014 6:30 AM
    Take a Sunday stroll with soul as you visit neighborhood artists’ studios and galleries on a walking tour of Logan Square. If you think coffee shops are out of their gourds with pumpkin drinks, get a load of the 2014 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.

     
  • Weekend picks: Jasmine Guy steams up CLC with jazz Oct 18, 2014 7:00 AM
    “A Different World” TV star Jasmine Guy teams up with The Avery Sharpe Trio to perform jazz and blues classics at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Catch comedian Fortune Feimster (“Last Comic Standing,” “Chelsea Lately”) performing her standup routine at Zanies in Rosemont. The Lego Store celebrates its first anniversary at Gurnee Mills with a Creation Nation Master Build, where all are invited to build a map of the United States using Legos. Waukegan native Amanda Majeski performs in the Metropolitan Opera's simulcast of "The Marriage of Figaro" at participating theaters Saturday.

     
  • LeGere: Can Finnegan, Grimes keep Bears’ WRs at bay? Oct 18, 2014 8:21 PM
    The Dolphins' 5-foot-10 cornerbacks, Cortland Finnegan and Brent Grimes, offer a stark contract to the Bears' big wide receivers, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but they have the skills to compensate for their lack of size.

     
  • Trio of Bears LBs proved their worth vs. Falcons Oct 18, 2014 6:49 PM
    The Bears used three new linebackers last week because of injuries, and they all played well, as the defense turned in one of its best games of the Marc Trestman era, holding the Falcons to 13 points. With injuries still a concern, all three of the former backups could be called on again this week.

     
  • Bill Clinton to address workers at Quinn rally Oct 19, 2014 3:31 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton will stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois’ economic “comeback” when he addresses workers and business and labor leaders Tuesday.

     
  • Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum Oct 19, 2014 3:05 PM
    George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chicago as a location over San Francisco. It was his wife’s idea.

     
  • Chicago police union ratifies contract with city Oct 19, 2014 3:02 PM
    Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police has ratified a five-year contract with the city that calls for an 11 percent pay increase retroactive from July 2012.

     
  • Judge denies innocence certificate to freed man Oct 17, 2014 8:49 AM
    A Chicago man who’s rape conviction was overturned after he spent 31 years in prison has been denied a “certificate of innocence” by a Cook County judge.

     
  • Ex-Chicago officer gets 3 years in battery case Oct 17, 2014 8:47 AM
    A former Chicago police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for shoving an 89-year-old man and leaving him with a broken hip. The Chicago Sun-Times reports 59-year-old David Barrett was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of battery in a trial last spring.

     
  • Chicago mayor: Ebola risk ‘remains low’ in city Oct 17, 2014 12:34 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the risk of Ebola “remains low” for the city’s residents, but efforts to prepare for the virus are underway in both the public and private sectors. Emanuel convened a meeting of his cabinet Friday to discuss those preparations.

     
  • Investment adviser convicted Oct 17, 2014 7:54 PM
    A federal jury on Friday found a Chicago investment adviser guilty of defrauding an Oak Brook-based bank and two clients, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Robert J. Lunn, 64, of Chicago was convicted on five counts of federal bank fraud. He faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count, the news release said.

     
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