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  • LeGere: Allen, Bears just looking for a win Nov 15, 2014 9:45 PM
    After getting torched in back-to-back games, the Bears' defense could get a break this week against the Minnesota Vikings and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Sunday is also another chance for Bears defensive end Jared Allen, a former Viking, to get his first victory at Soldier Field.

     
  • 2 suspects convicted in 2010 murder of Chicago cop Nov 14, 2014 10:51 AM
    Two men accused of having a hand in the murder of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV have been found guilty of first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Paris McGee and Toyious Taylor acted as lookouts in a May 2010 attempt to steal Wortham’s motorcycle.

     
  • Council adopts plan to speedily adopt lost animals Nov 14, 2014 10:52 AM
    The Chicago City Council has approved a plan that Mayor Rahm Emanuel says will speed the adoption of stray animals and mean euthanizing fewer of them down. Aldermen approved Emanuel’s ordinance Wednesday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that it gives the city power to declare any stray dog or cat belongs to the Commission on Animal Care and Control after three days.

     
  • It’s time for NFL officials to give Incognito a break Nov 14, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North wonders why former Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito isn’t playing in the NFL, yet San Francisco 49ers players like Aldon Smith and Ray McDonald are.

     
  • 'Annie' still 'closest to my heart' for original Sandy trainer William Berloni Nov 14, 2014 6:19 AM
    William Berloni launched his animal training career with the original dog Sandy in the 1977 Broadway premiere of the hit musical "Annie." Berloni is still closely associated with musical, training the dogs to star as Sandy in both the new modernized film version arriving in movie theaters this winter and the current national tour which plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from Tuesday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

     
  • Weekend picks: Taryn Manning shows off vocal, DJ skills Nov 14, 2014 10:59 AM
    Taryn Manning may have made a name for herself on the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," but you can check out her live vocal and DJ skills at the H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights Friday. Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl showcases the rich culture of Mexico in a series of dances and musical styles at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Husband-and-wife musical theater performers Michael and Angela Ingersoll team up again to perform their duo show “My Baby Just Cares for Me” at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Comedian Tammy Pescatelli, the 2010 winner of Comedy Central's “Standup Showdown” and a 2004 finalist of “Last Comic Standing,” returns to town for a run at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Emanuel counts on friend Rauner to shake money loose for Chicago Nov 14, 2014 10:55 AM
    With Chicago facing a solvency-threatening pension crisis, Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows just what he wants from Illinois’s newly elected governor: “more money,” he says. Emanuel won’t have to endure an awkward get-to-know-you session before he asks Bruce Rauner, the first Republican governor elected in 16 years. Their careers intersected in 1999, when Emanuel, during an investment-banking foray, represented Rauner’s private-equity firm in a half-billion dollar deal that made a lot of money and formed the foundation of a friendship.

     
  • Wheaton expert: Online shoppers should stay vigilant against privacy hackers Nov 14, 2014 5:46 AM
    More of you are expected to shop online this holiday season and that means more vigilance is needed to protect your private information, a Wheaton expert said. That means you’ll need to remain cautious while protecting your devices and identity even more, especially in the wake of massive hacks at retailers, including Target, Jewel-Osco, Home Depot and others, said Vince Mazza, co-founder of Guard Street.

     
  • Irish seeks better defensive play vs. Northwestern Nov 14, 2014 5:29 PM
    The best thing Notre Dame’s defense might have going for it this week is that it faces Northwestern. Then again, the best thing the Wildcats might have going for them on offense is that they face the Fighting Irish.

     
  • Cubs to play first night opener in history Nov 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN’s opening national telecast of the season.

     
  • Twitter spat prompts Bears’ Marshall to challenge fan Nov 14, 2014 7:02 PM
    Bears coach Marc Trestman didn't think that Brandon Marshall's silly Twitter feud with a Lions fans would disrupt the team's preparation for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears will be attempting to snap a three-game losing streak.

     
  • Medix moves HQ from Lombard to Chicago Nov 13, 2014 4:50 PM
    Medix moves its HQ and workers from Lombard to Chicago.

     
  • Police: Man charged in Chicago officer shooting Nov 13, 2014 9:54 AM
    A Riverdale man has been charged with shooting an off-duty Chicago police officer and her daughter during a domestic dispute.The Chicago Sun-Times reports police say 28-year-old Anthony Gates was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Police say Gates is the daughter’s boyfriend and he opened fire during a dispute at her home in the city’s South Shore neighborhood Tuesday.

     
  • Cousin, parents charged in death of 3-year-old Nov 13, 2014 9:54 AM
    Another person has been charged in the death of a 3-year-old Chicago boy. Dominique Lott was ordered held without bond Wednesday on first-degree murder charges in the death of her cousin, Donnell Coakley. The boy’s parents, 22-year-old Tylesha Griffin and 24-year-old Donnell Coakley Sr. were charged with murder earlier this week.

     
  • How will fans treat the Bears on Sunday? Nov 13, 2014 8:56 PM
    The 3-6 Bears return to Soldier Field on Sunday, where they could use some support from the home crowd after losing five of their last six games. But coach Marc Trestman's team is 0-3 at home this season, and players realize they'll need a fast start to appease their fans.

     
  • Bears’ offensive line better be up to the task Nov 13, 2014 9:58 PM
    The Bears' offensive line could face its toughest pass-blocking challenge of the season Sunday against the Vikings, who leads the NFL in sack percentage.

     
  • Next Chicago archbishop arrives in new hometown Nov 14, 2014 11:14 AM
    The next archbishop of Chicago arrived Thursday in his new hometown with little fanfare and wheeling his own carry-on bag. “Someone asked me on the plane if I was coming home, and I said 'Yes, definitely I am.' So, that's how I feel today as I enter the city,” Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich said

     
  • Incoming Chicago archbishop urged to address abuse Nov 12, 2014 10:36 AM
    A prominent lawyer for victims of sexual abuse urged the incoming Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago to address the festering issue quickly and forthrightly, including by requiring priests to sign statements testifying they never abused a child. That’s among the actions Blase Cupich should take right away as he assumes the leadership of the nation’s third-largest archdiocese next week, attorney Jeff Anderson told reporters in Chicago on Tuesday.

     
  • Police: Off-duty Chicago officer critically shot Nov 12, 2014 10:36 AM
    Chicago police say an off-duty officer and her daughter have been shot during a domestic dispute involving the daughter’s boyfriend. The Chicago Sun-Times reports First Deputy Supt. Al Wysinger said early Wednesday the boyfriend shot the 49-year-old officer in the face, neck and forearms. She was listed in critical condition at an area hospital.

     
  • $1.2M donation to fund Art Institute scholarships Nov 12, 2014 12:08 PM
    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has received a $1.2 million donation to fund need-based scholarships for Chicago high school graduates. The money comes from an auction of artwork that was part of the Bank of America’s company collection. Those works include several by Art Institute alumni, including Ed Paschke and Ray Yoshida.

     
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