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  • Chicago calls for artist submissions for program Nov 17, 2014 9:35 AM
    Musicians, painters, magicians and other local artists are being asked to submit proposals for a Chicago summer initiative held in the city’s parks. The “Night Out in The Parks” program was started in the summer of 2013. It allows artists to perform or share their craft. There were more than 1,000 cultural events in more than 250 neighborhood parks last summer.

  • Mike North video: Do the Bears still have a chance? Nov 17, 2014 10:24 AM
    Mike North wants to know if the victory against the Minnesota Vikings has fooled the fans into believing the team still might make the playoffs.

  • 18 years for Chicago man who pointed gun at Bensenville police Nov 17, 2014 4:42 PM
    A Chicago man accused of pointing a gun at a Bensenville police officer and pulling the trigger multiple times, before being shot himself, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison. Namar Davis, 25, of the 900 block of North LeClaire Street, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of armed violence. In turn, prosecutors dropped other charges, including attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint charges.

  • Chicago man charged with fleeing from crash Nov 17, 2014 5:38 PM
    Authorities have charged a Chicago man g who they say caused a wreck that led to a woman’s hand being amputated.

  • Illinois opens warming centers for frigid weather Nov 17, 2014 5:46 PM
    The state of Illinois has opened more than 100 warming centers as temperatures fall. Illinois Tollway oases also are available 24 hours a day, every day as Chicago-area warming centers.

  • Chicago-area activist asks for bond, release from jail Nov 17, 2014 5:49 PM
    A Chicago-area activist is asking a Detroit judge to reconsider a decision that is keeping her in jail until she’s sentenced for illegally getting U.S. citizenship. Rasmieh Odeh’s allies are even willing to put their homes up as collateral, meaning they could lose them if the 67-year-old flees. Odeh of Evergreen Park is associate director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, which provides services to immigrants. Last week, she was convicted in Detroit of failing to disclose her convictions for bombings in Israel in 1969 when she applied for U.S. citizenship. Federal Judge Gershwin Drain revoked her bond and sent her to jail to await her sentence. Prosecutors have until Wednesday to respond to Odeh’s request that her bond be reinstated. Odeh says she would stay with an attorney.

  • Tree planted at U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till Nov 17, 2014 6:24 PM
    Mississippi senators and other officials have planted a tree at the U.S. Capitol to honor Emmett Till. The Chicago teen was kidnapped and killed in Mississippi in 1955, allegedly for whistling at a white woman.

  • Just like mom would like, Frontier Soups founder continues to be resourceful Nov 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People column features Trisha Anderson, president of Frontier Soups in Waukegan, says her 94-year-old mother was the inspiration for her company.

  • Cupich’s homily: helping poor, reforming immigration Nov 17, 2014 10:02 PM
    The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics began tonight with three knocks on a cathedral door. Blase Cupich walked up to the front door of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for the Rite of Reception. “Many youth have no dreams, no real aspirations, no sustaining hope,” Cupich later said, in praising efforts within the parishes of trying to ease gang tensions with things such as sports.

  • Suburban Catholics see ‘something new’ in Blase Cupich Nov 17, 2014 9:09 PM
    Suburban Catholics feel a mix of hope and nervous anticipation as they look ahead to this week’s historic event — the installation of new Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. “Something new is coming, and whenever there’s something new, you say, ‘OK, I got comfortable with what was. What’s it going to be like now?’” said Beth Lawrence, of Arlington Heights

  • Chicago hotel fire injures 4, including 1 jumper Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Authorities say a woman escaping from a fire at a hotel on Chicago’s West Side jumped from a third-floor window and was injured.Chicago Fire Cmdr. Frank Velez told The Associated Press that the woman who jumped from the window of the JR Plaza Hotel on Saturday was on the ground and talking when firefighters arrived.

  • LeGere: Bears look to build some momentum Nov 17, 2014 8:34 PM
    The Bears may not have earned any style points for their victory over the Vikings Sunday. But their improvement in certain areas that were weaknesses in the past could help build momentum as they prepare for this week's game against the Tamp Bay Buccaneers and head coach Lovie Smith, who preceded Marc Trestman as the Bears' coach.

  • Blackhawks' Foley walks, talks among greats Nov 18, 2014 2:42 PM
    Chicago's favorite voice of winter cracked a bit in Toronto on Monday, but this happens when an industry giant accepts the award of a lifetime and there is no cough switch nearby. Pat Foley, the Blackhawks' beloved TV play-by-play man, graciously accepted the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award with the same passion that he brought to the booth as a 26-year-old kid in 1980. Blackhawks Team Historian Bob Verdi was there to chronicle the moment and look back on Foley's career.

  • Bears’ Trestman, Marshall approaching Sunday as just another game Nov 17, 2014 8:35 PM
    The biggest story line this week is likely to be former Bears coach Lovie Smith returning to Soldier Field as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the reaction at Halas Hall on Monday was low key.

  • Ex-Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne laid to rest Nov 17, 2014 7:42 PM
    A hearse carrying the body of Chicago’s first and only female mayor took a circuitous route Monday, driving down iconic avenues and by well-known city landmarks before arriving at a cemetery where she would be laid to rest.

  • As young professionals move in, poor are pushed out in Chicago Nov 16, 2014 6:19 AM
    Young professionals are moving in to occupy the very same — and very small — spaces recently home to people living on less than $1,000 a month. In their remodeled homes, sometimes as small as 250 square feet, what was once deteriorating becomes “vintage.” Chicago is trying to save what amounts to 6,000 remaining SRO units, a small fraction of what once existed in the city as a housing stock of last resort for the poor.

  • Services set for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Nov 16, 2014 10:07 AM
    Funeral services for former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne will take place Monday at a church in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. According to the funeral home handling arrangements, visitation will be from 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass.

  • DePaul women put away New Mexico 97-59 Nov 16, 2014 7:06 PM
    Brittany Hrynko scored 19 points and Megan Rogowski had 17 as No. 18 DePaul put away New Mexico 97-59 Sunday in the final game of the Blue Demons’ season-opening tournament, the Maggie Dixon Classic. Jessica January finished with 15 points and Megan Podkowa added 13, giving DePaul four starters in double figures. Chanise Jenkins had six points and dished out six assists. The Blue Demons (2-1) shot 45.5 percent from the field and sank 11 3-pointers. DePaul was nursing a five-point lead early in the second half, but a 15-7 run fueled by two 3-pointers and a jumper from Hrynko put them ahead by double digits for good. New Mexico (0-3) had a slight advantage over DePaul in field goal percentage (47.1), but committed 38 turnovers and couldn’t keep pace in the second half. Antiesha Brown and Cherise Beynon led the Lobos with 14 points apiece.

  • Grading the Bears Nov 16, 2014 7:59 PM
    Joe Aguilar grades the Bears after their 21-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

  • Forte carries the day for Bears’ offense Nov 16, 2014 8:25 PM
    The Bears snapped a three-game losing streak and nearly a yearlong drought in their home stadium with a 21-13 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The Bears could thank Matt Forte, who maybe has been the most consistently good player for a disappointing offense this season. “It gives fans something to cheer about," the soft-spoken Forte said after the game.

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