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  • ‘Beautiful’ musical heading to Chicago Sep 5, 2014 8:12 AM
    Next year will be a big one for Broadway’s “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” — a London production is due to start and a national tour across America is planned, including a 12-week run at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago from Dec. 1, 2015-Feb. 21, 2016.

  • From premieres to ‘Poppins’: 12 fall theater shows worth a peek Sep 5, 2014 5:45 AM
    New works and works new to the Chicago area dominate this fall’s theater offerings, which include 33 world and regional premieres. But it also showcases musical chestnuts like "The King and I" at Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre and "Mary Poppins" at Aurora's Paramount Theatre. Plus, acclaimed actor Larry Yando stars as "King Lear" in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production and Goodman Theater stages "The World of Extreme Happiness." Here are a dozen shows worth a look.

  • States urge Supreme Court to take up gay marriage Sep 5, 2014 9:42 AM
    A stinging rejection of same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana, issued by a unanimous and unequivocal U.S. appeals court, has brought hope to those fighting the laws that the Supreme Court will feel pressure to rule soon in their favor. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago came Thursday, the same day 32 states asked the Supreme Court to settle the issue once and for all.

  • 2-1 loss offiically eliminates Sox from playoffs Sep 5, 2014 11:29 PM
    The White Sox will miss the postseason for the sixth year in a row. Left-hander Chris Sale wants their fans to know that no one on the team is happy about it. "There isn't a single player in here that isn't playing their hardest," the three-time American League All-Star said. "Everyone on this team is doing their best every game, which is how it should be. "This is major league baseball. If you can't get excited when you step out there, then it's not for you."

  • Konerko out with broken hand Sep 5, 2014 8:19 PM
    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, set to retire at the end of the season, is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his left hand. The 38-year-old Konerko was injured playing first base Tuesday against Minnesota. Manager Robin Ventura said Friday that he expects Konerko to play again this season, but that he will miss Chicago’s three-game series against Cleveland

  • Despite questions, Trestman rarin’ to go Sep 5, 2014 8:20 PM
    Like most other NFL teams, the Bears and coach Marc Trestman have high hopes for this season, but there are also questions marks, many of which will be answered in Sunday's opener against the Bills.

  • Bears can’t let Spiller, Jackson get loose Sep 4, 2014 8:06 PM
    The No. 1 priority for the Bears' defense in Sunday's season opener is slowing down the Buffalo Bills' running game, which features Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller and was No. 2 in the league last year in yards.

  • Conte knows it won’t be easy with Bears fans Sep 4, 2014 9:01 PM
    Safety Chris Conte will be back on the field in Sunday's season opener, following off-season shoulder surgery and a concussion two weeks ago, but he's not sure how he'll be received by fans at Soldier Field, who may have blamed him for more than his share of the defense's problems last season.

  • Sky players pinching themselves on eve of WNBA Finals Sep 5, 2014 6:31 PM
    Believe it or not Sky fans, after nine seasons and plenty of heartache, the Sky is about to tip-off play in the WNBA Finals. Patricia Babcock McGraw, who has covered the franchise from its beginning, talks with the team's head coach and key players as they prepare for the bright lights against the Phoenix Mercury.

  • Wealthy minorities using more technology to learn about investing Sep 4, 2014 5:59 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features Lake Forest-based Spectrem Group's survey on how wealthy Hispanics, Asians and African Americans use new technology to get investment information.

  • Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street Sep 4, 2014 2:32 PM
    A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald’s and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody.

  • Chicago broadcasting legend Roy Leonard dies Sep 5, 2014 10:53 AM
    Roy Leonard, the beloved radio broadcaster and host of WGN-TV’s “Family Classics,” died Thursday night, according to WGN’s Dean Richards. “I can’t believe reporting this (sic). WGN legend Roy Leonard has died," Richards wrote Thursday night on Facebook.

  • Police: Chicago man stabbed woman 22 times Sep 3, 2014 10:15 AM
    A Chicago man has been charged with killing his girlfriend by stabbing her 22 times with a steak knife. Hector Rivera was ordered held without bond on the first-degree murder charge Tuesday.

  • Chicago mayor to sign minimum wage executive order Sep 3, 2014 10:15 AM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour minimum wage.

  • Police: Chicago man in SUV runs over baby Sep 3, 2014 10:16 AM
    A Chicago man has been charged with battery after police say he hit his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son before running over her 8-month-old daughter’s leg with an SUV.

  • High school slated for closing has 12 students Sep 3, 2014 10:23 AM
    The first day of the school year saw only 12 students show up at a Chicago high school. Dyett High School is scheduled to close next year, and the Chicago Public Schools allowed students who wanted to graduate from the school to continue to attend classes there this year.

  • Police: Chicago woman tried to kidnap boy at O’Hare Sep 4, 2014 9:55 AM
    Chicago police say a woman snatched a 2-year-old boy at O’Hare International Airport and tried to run away with him. Police say 24-year-old Olachi Etoh of Chicago is charged with aggravated kidnapping and misdemeanor battery after the Tuesday afternoon incident.

  • CVS stops tobacco sales as pharmacies jockey for edge Sep 4, 2014 9:45 AM
    CVS customers around the suburbs Wednesday started seeing promotions asking, “Ready to quit?” as part of the retailer's new stop-smoking campaign with the American Lung Association after tobacco products were completely removed from CVS shelves. While the Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain led the way to help reduce smoking, other leading health-related retailers remained on the sidelines, including Deerfield-based Walgreens.

  • Bears' Briggs tackles day off controversy Sep 4, 2014 5:41 AM
    Lance Briggs and coach Marc Trestman took turns on Wednesday explaining the seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker's absence from practice Monday so that he could attend the grand opening of his restaurant in California. “Over 12 years (with the Bears,) I've poured my heart out on the field every game and every play,” Briggs said. “If you're questioning whether I care more to be there than to be here, my history has always spoken for me.”

  • White Sox fall to Twins 11-4 Sep 3, 2014 11:16 PM
    Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas’ RBI single and Eduardo Escobar’s two-run triple did the bulk of the damage for Minnesota.

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