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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…

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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…

As Starbucks gears up for training, here's why 'implicit bias' can be good, bad or very bad

Five women calling themselves the Sisters in the Fairway, new members of the Grandview Golf Club in York, Penn., were playing the first holes April 21, when they were accused of moving too slowly, and urged to leave and give up their…

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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…

Illinois House approves plan allowing six-month suspension of gun rights for people showing 'red flags'

Illinois judges would have discretion to temporarily suspend the gun rights of someone who displays violent warning signs if family members, housemates or police seek court intervention, under a proposal that cleared the state House on…

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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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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…

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Aldermen propose renaming Balbo Drive after civil rights champion Ida B. Wells

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Two Chicago aldermen have called for renaming Balbo Drive downtown Wells Drive, in honor of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the celebrated journalist and civil rights champion. Speaking before the Chicago City Council meeting Wednesday, Ald. Sophia…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Illegal guns 2 or 3 'handshakes' away from Chicago arrestees, research shows

Chicago Tribune

Many people arrested in Chicago for various offenses were within two to three degrees of separation from someone who possessed an illegal firearm, according to a recent study analyzing the social circles of offenders. In one of the first…

Morning Spin: Big crowds expected at City Council meeting for police protests, Obama center approval

Chicago Tribune

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Chicago’s City Council meeting promises to draw a big crowd Wednesday,…

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Democrats pick black woman for governor as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking office. Abrams set new historical marks with a primary…

Vegas casino workers approve strike that may hobble famed resorts

Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's…