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CHICAGO-TRIBUNE News, May 23, 2013



Hawks in danger after 3-1 loss to Red Wings
Chicago Tribune
DETROIT — With a two-day break between games in Detroit during their Western Conference semifinal series against the Red Wings, the Blackhawks headed to Chicago to sleep in their own beds after Game 3. It was likely not their best night of slumber ...
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Plenty of room for Sox offense to improve
Chicago Tribune
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The improvement came in chunks by Alex Rios and Adam Dunn, with small steps forward by Paul Konerko and Jeff Keppinger. But as much progress as the White Sox's offense made during a 4-3 trip, there is room for more growth.
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Red Wings beat Hawks at their own game
Chicago Tribune
The Red Wings turned the tables on the Blackhawks in the puck-possession game. After proving adept at holding the puck throughout their Game 1 victory, the Hawks found themselves chasing it during the Wings' 4-1 victory in Game 2 on Saturday at the ...
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One big mistake costs Wood, Cubs
Chicago Tribune
Travis Wood knew something bad was going to happen as soon as he released the high changeup with two outs and a man on base in the seventh inning. "As soon as it left the hand, I didn't like it," Wood said of the fat pitch Juan Lagares deposited into ...
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Cubs waste another gem in 1-0 loss
Chicago Tribune
PITTSBURGH — Another day, another wasted outing. Jeff Samardzija was the victim Wednesday night in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates as the Cubs managed only three hits off Francisco Liriano and two relievers. "It's just unbelievable how these kind of things ...
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Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
Chicago Tribune
State Sen. Kyle McCarter, center, shown in Springfield in November 2012, raised concerns today about a medical marijuana bill. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune). SPRINGFIELD --- The Senate today approved legislation that would allow doctors to ...
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School-closing foes take to the streets again
Chicago Tribune
Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown's face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. The school at East 49th Street and South Indiana Avenue ...
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Urlacher special to Bears
Chicago Tribune
Typical of how a giddy little brother of a probable Hall of Fame middle linebacker would react, Casey Urlacher couldn't stop gushing over Brian Urlacher's endless accomplishments in 13 NFL seasons. Yet there was one yearly deed the younger Urlacher ...
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Logan Square residents sue Tribune, partner over coupon circulars
Chicago Tribune
Distributed midweek to some 3 million Chicago-area homes via mail and carrier, RedPlum/ShopLocal is a partnership between the Chicago Tribune and Michigan-based Valassis. The mailers are produced by Tribune Direct Marketing, part of the Chicago ...
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Bill allows tougher penalties in social media based mob attacks
Chicago Tribune
Gov. Pat Quinn shakes hands with State Rep. Christian Mitchell on Saturday after signing legislation which toughens penalties for individuals who use social media to organize group violence in Illinois. (Abel Uribe /Chicago Tribune). Gov. Pat Quinn ...
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Carimi adviser: Bears lineman betting on himself
Chicago Tribune
LeCharles Bentley, the former Pro Bowl lineman, admits Gabe Carimi is taking a gamble as he works to get his career back on track with the Bears. But Bentley, speaking from Scottsdale, Ariz., where he runs O-Line Performance Academy, is adamant Carimi ...
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Sveum: Cubs can't use youth as a crutch
Chicago Tribune
The Cubs may be restless, but they are not young. At least that is how manager Dale Sveum views his ballclub. "We're not a young team," he said Sunday. "We've got a couple of young players, but there's no excuses. We've had plenty of guys who have ...
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Chicago Jesuits hid sex crimes
Chicago Tribune
Internal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children ...
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Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Team
Chicago Tribune
Some of the Chicago Tribune's All-State Academic Team include, from clockwise lower left, Fremd High School senior Renata Wettermann, Prospect High School senior Neil Sheth, Rochelle Township High School senior Michelle Dobbs, Illinois Mathematics ...
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It's Bolland time for Hawks
Chicago Tribune
Two games into his postseason return, Dave Bolland has bear-hugged and been body-slammed. He has roughed and slashed, then roughed and slashed and roughed again, and that's just what on-ice officials have deemed officially unacceptable.
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Tribune names Internet veteran to head new digital venture
Chicago Tribune
Tribune Co. hired investment bankers in February to manage inquiries for its eight daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. About 40 parties have expressed interest, according to sources, putting those assets very much in ...
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United Dreamliner retakes to the skies
Chicago Tribune
Signaling confidence to the public that Boeing 787s are safe to fly, the CEOs of Boeing Co. and United Continental Holdings on Monday traveled from Houston to Chicago aboard a Dreamliner. The flight, which touched down at 1:14 p.m., early and without ...
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Bulls look forward to Rose's return
Chicago Tribune
(Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune). Whether he is becoming the youngest most valuable player in NBA history or sitting out an entire season after knee surgery, Derrick Rose commands attention in both presence and absence. That proved the case again ...
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'The Bishop' mail bomber gets 37 years in prison
Chicago Tribune
The improvised pipe bombs were packed with gunpowder and mailed to investment firm executives with threatening notes like "BANG!! YOU'RE DEAD." Prosecutors say it was the culmination of a two-year "campaign of terror" sparked by greed and hatred.
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Five killed, six injured from church group in Illinois van crash
Chicago Tribune
Views of Chicago's City Hall photographed Feb 7, 2012.(Nancy Stone/ Chicago Tribune) B581881480Z.1 OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO.- NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, CHICAGO OUT, NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION.
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Donald Trump may have met his match in Evanston grandmother
Chicago Tribune
Donald Trump seems to relish an image as a no-nonsense businessman and boss, some might even say a bully. But the real estate mogul might have met his match in an Evanston grandmother who had humble beginnings growing up in a children's home.
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Chicago-area dogs comfort tornado victims
Chicago Tribune
Money, personnel and supplies have poured into Oklahoma from across the country after Monday's devastating tornado, but one Chicago-area church is sending a different kind of assistance — a team of golden retrievers. Lutheran Church Charities, which ...
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Deere lowers full-year sales outlook
Chicago Tribune
... Alejandra Cancino, Chicago Tribune reporter. Deere employee Jeremy Ray works on the grain tank of a harvester Wednesday as the massive machine makes its way down the assembly line at the plant in East Moline, Ill. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune) ...
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Hawks confidence unshaken
Chicago Tribune
As Blackhawks teammates tracked back and forth in various states of post-loss gloom late Monday, Patrick Sharp sat silent in a shoebox-sized anteroom to the main visitor's dressing area at Joe Louis Arena, hands folded and staring straight ahead ...
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Chicago's GrubHub to merge with Seamless
Chicago Tribune
One company was founded in Chicago by hungry software engineers, the other in New York by hungry lawyers. Both were looking to replace restaurants' paper takeout menus with Web-based technology. Now the two rivals are joining forces. GrubHub, one ...
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Cubs' Castro excited family coming to Chicago
Chicago Tribune
Starlin Castro's occasional lapses in concentration drive his manager batty. "We're seeing a lot of the same stuff that we still need to get better at on a consistent, daily basis with at-bats and defense and all that," Dale Sveum said Sunday. Who ...
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DePaul arena part of Emanuel's $300 million in projects
Chicago Tribune
Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with union plumbers after announcing his plans Thursday at McCormick Place. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune). Beginning the second half of his term this week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved to shift the civic conversation ...
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Penny Pritzker to face key senators for Commerce bid
Chicago Tribune
With Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker set to be grilled by senators Thursday at her Commerce secretary confirmation hearing, Bill Daley feels her pain. Daley, a son and brother of Chicago mayors, faced his own confirmation hearing in 1997 before he ...
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Red Line rides out first weekday of construction project
Chicago Tribune
Commuting on the South Side changed fundamentally Monday. Yet at the same time, nothing changed. CTA Red Line trains were absent from the median of the Dan Ryan Expressway for the first weekday since the south branch opened almost 44 years ago, ...
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Sandy Hook parents help Illinois high-capacity magazine ban
Chicago Tribune
SPRINGFIELD—. — Grieving parents of children killed at a Connecticut elementary school gave haunting testimony about their lost sons Monday as they tried to persuade the Illinois Senate to approve a ban on the sale of high-capacity gun magazines in ...
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Lack of control frustrates Sox's Peavy
Chicago Tribune
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jake Peavy takes pride in challenging hitters, so he was perplexed Sunday by a walk he issued to Chris Iannetta that set the tone for his season-high five walks and a 6-2 loss to the Angels. "It was just so close," Peavy said. "I ...
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Asbestos removal to continue over summer at May Whitney
Chicago Tribune
Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 will continue asbestos abatement at May Whitney Elementary this summer. (Dan Waters, Chicago Tribune). Asbestos abatement at May Whitney Elementary will continue this summer, with Lake Zurich ...
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Chicago State board stands behind president
Chicago Tribune
Chicago State University President Wayne Watson talks with attendees after an executive meeting was called at the C.S.U. board meeting in Chicago. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune). The Chicago State University board of trustees said this morning it ...
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Facing eviction, Geneva man finds winning lottery ticket in cookie jar
Chicago Tribune
Maybe you've heard this story before. Or dreamed it. A man cleans out old lottery tickets from a cookie jar, and instead of throwing them away takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. And finds one of them is worth millions. It gets better for ...
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Turning the Chicago River green with electric boat fleet
Chicago Tribune
By Robert Duffer, Chicago Tribune. Making the Chicago River green is not just for St. Patrick's Day anymore. The folks behind the Chicago Electric Boat Co. are banking on eco-tourism on the river to deploy a fleet of small electric rental boats. "It ...
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Savings from Senate pension plan cut by half
Chicago Tribune
SPRINGFIELD—. — Senate President John Cullerton's pension reform proposal would slice only about half of what he estimated it would immediately cut from the state's nearly $100 billion retirement system debt, a development that could boost chances ...
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Sting added to Printer's Row Lit Fest
Chicago Tribune
Having introduced the world to such colorful characters as a prostitute named Roxanne and a stalker who monitors “Every Breath You Take,” Sting will help launch a new Chicago-based storytelling initiative when he appears at the Chicago Tribune's ...
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Funeral held for unidentified newborn found inside cooler
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Ridge Police Chief Robert Pyznarski, left, and Det. Jake Cholke carry a casket with Jeremiah Michael for a funeral at Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church. Father Wayne Svida was presiding at the funeral for "Baby Jeremiah", an unidentified ...
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Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Niles police chiefs oppose medical marijuana
Chicago Tribune
Jars containing various strands of medical marijuana sit behind a display case for awaiting patients Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the River Rock Medical Marijuana Center in Denver. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune) B582924309Z.1 ....OUTSIDE TRIBUNE ...
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Chicago's first archbishop was 'good prelate, good man'
Chicago Tribune
When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago. The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop, ...
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Who's 'bad guy' in Tiger-Sergio rivalry?
Chicago Tribune
Woods took high road. Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune. The Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia feud does not have a Superman or Lex Luther. It has a champion golfer whose lone goal is to win majors, not friends. And it has a 33-year-old child with little clue ...
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Poors Pooling Their Hobo Beans To Buy Chicago Tribune And Los ...
By Alex Ruthrauff
Well sir, you can forget your whale oil and your arsenic hats and your unicycles, because King Newspaperis the hottest ticket in town! ... Poors Pooling Their Hobo Beans To Buy Chicago Tribune And Los Angeles Times, Good Luck Poors!
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Witness to the justice system - National politics - Chicago Tribune
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In January 2012 a pilot program began in Illinois allowing cameras in the courtrooms. Tribune photographers were in the DuPage County Courthouse for the Borizov murder trial, the first full trial photographed in an Illinois courtroom in ...
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'Meet the Press' moment - Change of Subject - Chicago Tribune
By Eric Zorn
MOPerina, I've been wondering just that since Sarah Hall Ingram, the Director of Exempt Orginizations with the IRS, admitted to roughly the same thing in an interview with NBC news. And in that interview it was NBC that threw out those stats ...
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