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Friday, May 25

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Bucks' Sterling Brown tells ABC: 'I get mad every time I watch' police video

A day after the Milwaukee Police Department released footage of a January interaction with Bucks guard Sterling Brown, several NBA players reacted on social media with the hashtag “#StandwithSterling.” Brown, meanwhile, told ABC News…

Thursday, May 24

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Grandmother who brutally killed infant in Oak Lawn found not guilty by reason of insanity

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An Oak Lawn woman was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the brutal 2013 slaying of her 6-month old granddaughter. Judge Colleen Hyland ruled Wednesday that Alfreda Giedrojc “did suffer from a mental illness” when she repeatedly hit…

White Sox's Welington Castillo suspended 80 games after testing positive for Erythropoietin

White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended 80 games without pay on Thursday for violation of baseball’s drug testing rules. MLB said Castillo tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), a performance-enhancing substance. “I was…

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If it's the Indians, then it's Joe Maddon overmanaging

Indians reliever Andrew Miller said he knew what Joe Maddon was going to do, and sure enough, Maddon ordered Javier Baez to lay down a squeeze bunt that Miller easily — easily – turned into a 1-2 putout of Anthony Rizzo at the plate late…

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A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks' off the coast of Colombia

Chicago Tribune

Spanish treasure fleets that traversed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas and back were a 16th century invention as important as free two-day shipping. Organized 70 years after Columbus' first voyage, the fleet was made up of several…

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Donald Trump: NFL owners 'doing the right thing' on national anthem policy

Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump is claiming victory following the adoption of a new NFL policy that could bring disciplinary action for players who kneel or make other protests during the national anthem. "You have to stand proudly for the national…

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How much does it cost to save a life? Sometimes treating cancer means going broke

The last thing John and Danielle Parli were worried about when doctors told them a cancerous tumor was wrapped around their daughter Emma’s kidney, liver and heart was how much it would cost to save their little girl’s life. “My main point…

Women are landing more seats on corporate boards, but pace of change is 'glacial'

Michelle Collins’ first experience on a corporate board felt like a box-checking exercise. Woman: check. Black woman: double check. A young banker, Collins felt her opinions were politely ignored by her fellow board members, all white men.…

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Amazon official to Emanuel on Chicago HQ2 pitch: 'Everyone here was impressed'

Chicago Tribune

A high-ranking Amazon official and former member of the Obama administration emailed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in January to tell him the company was “impressed” with Chicago’s high-stakes bid to land the online retail giant’s second headquarters…

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NFL owners approve new anthem policy: stand or stay in the locker room

Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday…

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Welington Castillo’s PED suspension a setback for White Sox rebuild

Welington Castillo was conducting a postgame TV interview after Tuesday night’s White Sox win when Yolmer Sanchez interrupted and dumped a bucket of Gatorade over his own head. The Sox were trending upward for the first time this season,…

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Life isn't easy for Cubs at top of baseball's food chain

Adam Plutko wasn't exactly a name that rolled off the tongue of Cubs players before Wednesday night's game against the Indians at Wrigley Field. The 26-year-old Indians right-hander was making only his second career start, and unless you…

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Reports of Welington Castillo's impending PED suspension overshadow White Sox's 11-1 win over Orioles

Reports that White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended for 80 games for using a performance-enhancing drug put a damper on a 11-1 win against the Orioles on Wednesday. Dominican journalist Américo Celado S. first reported that…

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Mitch Trubisky excited about what Anthony Miller brings to Bears wide receivers group

The Bears returned to Halas Hall for their second week of organized team activities. Here’s what we learned as offensive players and coaches spoke to the media Wednesday. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky said he thinks rookie wide receiver…

If public perception changes on Kevin White, it will be because of his play, not his words

Perhaps Kevin White knows that even a profound monologue on his readiness for a breakout season won’t change public perception until he can show his ability to stay on the field. Perhaps he’s just tired of the narrative of working back…

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NFL's new anthem rule requiring players to stand shows owners support social activism only on their terms

Chicago Tribune

Nobody should be surprised when a league that polices how high players wear their socks limits how far they can go to express their convictions. Yet the NFL outdid itself with the absurdity of a new rule announced Wednesday that requires…

Wednesday, May 23

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Mariano's parent Kroger pays $200 million to acquire Chicago meal kit company Home Chef

Chicago Tribune

Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., is paying $200 million to acquire Chicago-based meal kit company Home Chef in a deal the companies say will bring the kits to more customers and help redefine shopping habits. “We know…

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Foxconn says no changes planned for Wisconsin project

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday that it remains committed to its $10 billion Wisconsin manufacturing facility, rejecting a report that it's considering reducing its initial investment by making display screens for…

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R. Kelly's fall comes as Chicago, black women finally turn their back on star

Award-winning poet, spoken-word artist and author Tara Betts didn’t think Chicago would ever call out singer R. Kelly about claims of abuse and sexual coercion of young women and girls after years of consistent hits had made him largely…

Is an NBA All-Defensive team in Bulls guard Kris Dunn's future?

The NBA announced its All-Defensive teams Wednesday, and no Bulls received votes — about as unsurprising as a Jimmy Butler selection. Butler, whom the Bulls traded to the Timberwolves in June, landed on the second team for the fourth time.…

Medicare's stealth price hike: Seniors are paying more for generics even though the drug prices haven't increased

Here’s a riddle about drug pricing to ask our healthcare administrators, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar: Since the prices of generic drugs haven’t risen since 2011—in fact, in many cases have fallen—why have out-of…

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A shooting close to home in Irving Park: 'Nothing but kids on this block'

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The little boy toyed with a beaded necklace in his hands, wandered under the crime scene tape and struck a pose on the leafy Irving Park street Tuesday afternoon. “Say ‘Chicago,’” Matt Stonecipher said as he snapped an iPhone photo of his…

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State Department warns U.S. citizens in China after employee suffers possible sonic attack

The U.S. State Department is warning U.S. citizens in China that a government employee reported unusual "sensations of sound and pressure" and was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury - a case that recalls a wave of so-called…

Big crowd gathers at City Hall for contentious City Council meeting

Chicago Tribune

Crowds started gathering at City Hall early Wednesday for what could be a raucous City Council meeting with a host of contentious issues colliding. By 8:30 a.m., several dozen people were lined up outside council chambers to get spots in…

Cook County suburbs file opioid lawsuit against pharma companies, local doctors

Chicago Tribune

Ten Cook County towns and a central Illinois city are suing pharmaceutical companies and a trio of suburban doctors, claiming they contributed to the opioid epidemic that has claimed local lives and drained government coffers. The suit,…

Trump, Chinese leaders moving forward on deal to save ZTE

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President Donald Trump is moving closer to freeing the embattled Chinese company ZTE Corp. from severe penalties over export law violations, telling reporters that existing restrictions had harmed American firms that sell material to China…

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Make the White Sox watchable: Bring up Eloy Jimenez once the arbitration date passes

The White Sox have cornered the market on playing nondescript games before tiny crowds. Before they rallied late Tuesday night to take down the Orioles, the Sox played another buzz-free game before about 12,500 fans at Guaranteed Rate…

'The Voice' finale: How Brynn Cartelli's win could be a game-changer for the show

Kelly Clarkson was a brand-new coach on "The Voice" this year - but that didn't stop her from making a bold proclamation in the very first episode of the season in February, when she made a bid for contestant Brynn Cartelli. "I can win…

Workers at Tesla, accused of labor violations, don't want to unionize, tweets Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his workers don't want to unionize, despite several unfair labor allegations leveled against the company. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his workers don't want to unionize, despite several unfair labor allegations…

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Cubs' Tyler Chatwood destined for an adjustment in mechanics: 'I'm fighting myself'

Tyler Chatwood pitched well enough in high school to become a second-round pick in the 2008 draft, and his talents in six seasons with the Angels and Rockies were enough to convince the Cubs to sign him to a three-year, $38 million…