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Free-agent-to-be Jake Arrieta: ‘I did my best and I left it all out there’

As he walked off the mound at Wrigley Field for possibly the last time in a Cubs uniform, Jake Arrieta tipped his cap to the roaring fans. “Hopefully, it’s not a goodbye; it’s a thank you, obviously,” Arrieta said after a sterling effort…

Lyft raises $1 billion from big new ally in battle with Uber

Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. (Paul Sancya / AP). Eric NewcomerBloomberg. Lyft raised $1 billion in a deal that…

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Weather Service forecasts third straight mild winter for much of US

If you're itching for outbreaks of the polar vortex and waist-deep snow, the upcoming winter may not be your cup of tea. And, thanks to climate change, the odds of brutally cold winters are decaying. For the third time in as many years,…

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NLCS Game 5 pitching matchup: Clayton Kershaw vs. Jose Quintana

Clayton Kershaw was hoping he wouldn't have to pitch Thursday. The Cubs are hoping history repeats itself from the last time they faced the Dodgers left-hander for the second time in a league championship series. Kershaw, owner of three Cy…

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Lauri Markkanen is the last power forward standing after Bulls' infighting

Lauri Markkanen is getting a crash course in the NBA. The rookie is the Bulls' starting power forward for Thursday's season opener against the Raptors because Bobby Portis broke two bones in Nikola Mirotic's face with a punch, concussing…

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Have we seen this story before? Black Monday 30 years later

On Monday, Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market suffered its worst day ever, dropping 508 points and losing nearly 23 percent of its value. Stan ChoeAssociated Press. How long can this nirvana last for investors? The stock market keeps ticking…

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Home-plate umpire Jim Wolf on controversial NLCS foul ball call: 'I was dead wrong'

Huddled with three umpires in the eighth inning Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon was fuming. Yelling-face-to-face, pointing-fingers-in-their-chests, eventually-ejected fuming. It turns out home-plate umpire Jim…

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As deadline approaches, Chicago's Amazon pursuit only beginning

Two days after submitting a bid for Amazon’s 50,000-job second headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago is bracing for a multistep competition against cities throughout North America that is likely to extend into 2018. Emanuel and…

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Bulls' task for season: mend physically, emotionally after Mirotic-Portis fight

Even with teams projected to lose often, the day before the season opener is typically one of optimism and hope, filled with words of anticipation about the journey ahead. Executive vice president John Paxson admitted that practice film…

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White House wavers on sending Trump to demilitarized zone along North Korean border

It has become the ultimate symbol of American resolve against the threat of North Korea: a visit by the U.S. commander in chief to "freedom's frontier," the heavily guarded demilitarized zone that has separated the North and South for 64…

Trump defends call that soldier's grieving family says showed 'disrespect'

President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third…

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Big question for U.S. cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning…

Sessions tells Senate he will not discuss his conversations with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly insisted Wednesday that his private talks with President Donald Trump were off-limits to lawmakers - infuriating Democrats who for months have sought details of how the FBI director was fired amid…

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University of Illinois plans public-private Chicago innovation center with Rauner backing

Chicago Tribune

Gov. Bruce Rauner and the University of Illinois are pursuing a sprawling innovation center in the South Loop with two other research universities, but the project’s backers have yet to forge a political consensus and a lack of detail…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Diabetes pill might replace injection to control blood sugar

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An injectable class of diabetes medication — called glucagon-like peptide-1 or GLP-1 — might one day be available in pill form, research suggests. Based on the results of a global phase 2 clinical trial, the study authors reported a…

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Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney has accused former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of molesting her for several years, starting when she was 13. (Oct. 18, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly…

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Nikola Mirotic out with two broken bones in face after being punched by teammate Bobby Portis

Chicago Tribune

The young, hungry and competitive nature the Bulls sought after choosing to rebuild crossed a line Tuesday when Bobby Portis punched Nikola Mirotic in the face during a practice altercation. Mirotic, who had won the starting power forward…

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9 pivotal moments from Cubs' 6-1 loss in Game 3 of the NLCS

Chicago Tribune

The Tribune's Mark Gonzales and Paul Sullivan break down the Cubs' NLCS Game 3 loss to the Dodgers on Oct. 17, 2017. Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Here are nine pivotal moments from the Cubs' 6-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game…

Anthem, CVS team up for prescription drug service after troubled Express Scripts deal

Starting in 2020, CVS and insurer Anthem will partner on a prescription drug service called IngenioRx. (Steven Senne / Associated Press). Tom MurphyAssociated Press. Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage…

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Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers

On Oct. 4, the day that four U.S. Special Forces soldiers were gunned down at the border of Niger and Mali in the deadliest combat incident since President Donald Trump took office, the commander in chief was lighting up Twitter with…

Bipartisan deal on Obamacare subsidies stalls amid GOP opposition

Chicago Tribune

Trump, who had cut off the cost-sharing payments last week, appeared to endorse the deal. (Oct. 17, 2017). Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Amy GoldsteinWashington Post. Yet another last-ditch effort to tackle the nation's health care…

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McCain endorses budget bill in win for GOP tax plan

Senate Republicans desperate to pass tax cuts as a way to salvage their deadlocked legislative agenda earned a series of much-needed victories Tuesday, raising GOP hopes of approving legislation this week that will lay the groundwork for…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Memphis newspaper executive dies after falling from LondonHouse hotel in Loop

Chicago Tribune

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. "He found beauty in unlikely places," said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. "Instantly being able to post pictures,…

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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder case

Johnson's baby powder remains stocked at a supermarket shelf on August 22, 2017 in Alhambra, California, where a Los Angeles jury on August 21 ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman in hospital who sued the…

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City fires 2 aviation officers involved in dragging man off United flight

Chicago Tribune

This video posted on social media shows a passenger on an April 9, 2017, United Airlines flight from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Ky., being removed by security. (Jayse D. Anspach). Mary WisniewskiChicago Tribune.…

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Again Illinois' richest person, Ken Griffin increases fortune by $1 billion

Forbes has released its 36th annual list of the top 400 richest people in the United States. Fourteen Illinois residents are on the list. Ally MarottiChicago Tribune. Ken Griffin has done it again. With a net worth of $8.5 billion, an…

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Packers' Mike McCarthy bristles at question about possibly signing Colin Kaepernick

For weeks, if not months, every time an NFL team has had a sudden opening at its quarterback position, a debate ensues about whether it should sign Colin Kaepernick. The question arose again Monday in Green Bay, a day after Aaron Rodgers…

CTU President Karen Lewis suffers stroke, says from hospital: 'I'm OK'

Chicago Tribune

CTU President Karen Lewis speaks at the City Club of Chicago on Nov. 2, 2016. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune). Juan Perez Jr.Contact ReporterChicago Tribune. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said she's been hospitalized after a…

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Canadian jetmaker Bombardier could dodge 300 percent tariff by building jets in Alabama with Airbus deal

A Bombardier aircraft CSeries lands in Mirabel, Quebec, in 2013. Airbus will take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner program, the companies announced, as the Canadian firm battled against a stiff tariff ruling in…

'The Daily Show' in Chicago dishes deep on the city

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has arrived in Chicago for a week of shows at the Athenaeum Theatre starting tonight. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune). Steve JohnsonContact ReporterChicago Tribune. With his first of four “Daily…