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Down To Their Last Out In The 9th, White Sox Rally For 2-1, 11-inning Win Over Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The White Sox didn't have a hit Saturday against the Rays until James McCann led off the fifth inning with a single to center. McCann came through with a bigger hit in the ninth, connecting for a two-out solo home run to left t
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Paul Sullivan: A Man Of Few Words, Harold Baines Let His Bat Do The Talking — All The Way To The Hall Of Fame
CHICAGO - Harold Baines was getting ready to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a White Sox game a couple of weeks ago, standing alone on the field behind home plate. I asked Baines if he was getting excited about his upcoming Hall of Fame induc
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Phil Rosenthal: Cubs Radio Voice Pat Hughes Deserves A Hall Of Fame Honor Next Year, But Don't Book A Cooperstown Trip Yet
CHICAGO - Cubs radio announcer Pat Hughes deserves to receive the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, the sport's highest honor for a broadcaster, when it's handed out at this time next year. Certainly, no one is better than Hughes, a distin
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Paul Sullivan: Cooperstown Sells Baseball Better Than Baseball Sells Itself
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Cooperstown is like a pop-up town that reopens one weekend every July so everyone can feel young again remembering when baseball was great. It's basically a Norman Rockwell version of small-town America, with a nod to Gordon Gekko
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Anthony Davis Calls Chicago 'The Mecca Of Basketball,' Would Consider Playing For Bulls Someday
CHICAGO - With the heat index hovering near 105 and the thermometer climbing higher inside the second-floor gym at Kenwood Academy High School, Anthony Davis didn't just offer inspirational words for the sweaty mass of middle schoolers who hung on hi
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How Napping Through The Early Innings Helped Lee Smith Reach The Hall Of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Former Cubs closer Lee Smith was asked during a Hall of Fame press briefing Saturday what he would say to a manager if asked to be an "opener" for an inning or two. "It wouldn't work," Smith replied. "Because I was sleeping." A li
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Javier Baez's All-around Effort Helps Cubs Overcome Heat And Padres In 6-5 Win
CHICAGO - The Cubs played another odd game against the Padres in which even popups couldn't be taken for granted. But they eked out another 6-5 victory Saturday, thanks mostly to Javier Baez's three-run home run in the fourth inning. Baez helped clin
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Sox End Their 7-game Losing Streak Behind Leury Garcia's 4-hit Night In A 9-2 Rout Of The Rays
There were bloops, as in a two-run double by Leury Garcia to shallow right field in the second inning. There was a blast, as in Yolmer Sanchez's solo home run to left in the fourth. And there was finally another White Sox win. The Sox snapped a seven
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4 Chicago Cops Fired For Alleged Cover-up Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Board fired a sergeant and three officers Thursday night over the alleged cover-up of the murder of Laquan McDonald by a police officer. The decision appeared to turn on the infamous police dashboard camera video of the f
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A Goodwill CEO Resigns After Threatening To Stop Paying Disabled Workers, Sparking Outrage
CHICAGO - The chief executive officer of a downstate branch of Goodwill Industries resigned Thursday following outrage across Illinois over her recent threat to stop paying many of the nonprofit's disabled employees, citing expected rising payroll co
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Immigration Officers At O'Hare Detain 3 Children Who Are U.S. Citizens: Congresswoman Calls It 'Kidnapping Of Children By Our Government'
CHICAGO - Three children who are U.S. citizens were held by border protection officers for several hours at O'Hare International Airport Thursday after arriving from Mexico with a relative, prompting a U.S. congresswoman, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
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Balancing Act: A Year Later, How Does Aziz Ansari Feel About Being Accused Of Sexual Misconduct? He Tells Us In A New Netflix Special
Ever wonder what Aziz Ansari thinks about last year's national (international?) debate over his supremely bad date, launched by a Babe.net article headlined, "I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life"? He'll tell y
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Some Of The Deadliest Cancers Receive Lowest Amounts Of Funding, Northwestern Study Says
Some of the deadliest cancers - such as colorectal, ovarian and lung - receive the lowest amounts of nonprofit funding, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The researchers found that breast cancer, leukemia, pediatric cancers and lymphoma
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Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Portray Actor As A Victim Twice Over — Of Attack And Frame-up
CHICAGO - Calling Jussie Smollett's prosecution a "travesty of justice," the actor's attorneys on Friday laid out arguments for his innocence in the case that made him an object of widespread derision and sparked the greatest crisis of Cook County St
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R. Kelly To Be Taken In Custody To New York To Face Racketeering Charges There
CHICAGO - Indicted R&B singer R. Kelly has been ordered brought to New York in custody for his arraignment on sweeping racketeering charges alleging he systematically recruited young girls for sexual abuse at concerts across the country. Kelly, who i
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What We Know About The Children Detained By Border Protection Officers At O'Hare
CHICAGO - Immigration allies, Mexican Consulate officials, a U.S. congresswoman and TV news cameras converged on O'Hare International Airport on Thursday after federal Customs and Border Protection officer held three children who are U.S. citizens af
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Anthony Rizzo Hits A Grand Slam Off The Padres' Eric Lauer In The Cubs' 6-5 Victory
CHICAGO - Joe Maddon has been looking for more offense against left-handers, dropping Anthony Rizzo's name among several of his hitters, and Rizzo didn't take long to accommodate him. On a sweltering Friday afternoon, the Cubs first baseman hit his f
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After Call For Patience, White Sox Fans Fire Back At 'Clown Show,' 'Tire Fire,' 'Disaster'
CHICAGO - The White Sox losing their seventh successive game on a sweltering 100-degree day Thursday in Kansas City, Mo., was bound to make people testy. But who would have guessed tensions would erupt, not among players in the Sox clubhouse, but bet
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Illinois To Reject Federal Grant Funds To Avoid New 'Gag Rule' On Abortion Referrals
Illinois is rejecting millions of dollars in federal funds so dozens of family planning clinics in the state don't have to follow new restrictions on abortion referrals. The Trump administration announced Monday that it immediately would start enforc
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Shannon Ryan: Harbaugh Keeps Fueling Rivalry With Meyer — Even If He Says That Wasn't His Intention
CHICAGO - Looming around Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh at Big Ten media days Friday was the man who wasn't there. Harbaugh's tenure has been marked by four losses to Ohio State and former coach Urban Meyer, including last season's 62-39 rout. With Meye
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As Threat Of Deportation Looms, Moms At A Little Village Church Face Increased Anxiety
CHICAGO - On Saturday, July 13, a 38-year-old mother of three entered a birthday party at New Life Community Church in Little Village with steady tears streaming down her face and no present in hand. Her 11-year-old son followed behind. The four-bloc
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Ebony Photo Archives Auction Resumes Monday After Producing 'Multiple Bidders' But No Clear Winner
CHICAGO - An auction to sell bankrupt Johnson Publishing's historic Ebony photo archives has been continued until Monday after producing "multiple bidders" but no clear winner. The bidding Wednesday at a Chicago law office featured "robust action" th
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Curaleaf To Acquire Grassroots Cannabis For $875 Million, Expanding Its National Reach
CHICAGO - Grassroots Cannabis is set to be acquired for $875 million, becoming the latest Chicago-based marijuana company to draw a blockbuster price tag from an out-of-state operator. Curaleaf Holdings, based in Massachusetts, announced Wednesday mo
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Retailers Announced Plans To Close 5,400 Stores Last Year. This Year, They've Already Hit 7,100
CHICAGO - The number of store closures announced in the first half of 2019 has already outstripped the number retailers announced in all of 2018. More than two dozen chains, from Payless ShoeSource to Party City, have said they plan to shutter about
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Movie Review: Playing A Delicate Game Of Chinese Family Charades In 'The Farewell'
"The Farewell" sustains a mood, tone and strategy of clean lines, orderly framing and emotional containment. But that doesn't mean writer-director Lulu Wang's second feature lacks what you might call the movie stuff: the stuff of laughs, tears and, e
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Suburban Chicago Gas Station Fires Clerk Accused Of Telling Hispanic Customers 'To Go Back To Their Country'
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The clerk who spurred protests outside a Naperville Mobil gas station Wednesday after video showed him telling Hispanic customers "they need to go back to their country" and "ICE will come" has been fired, company officials said Th
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Dahleen Glanton: An Alleged Sexual Assault Victim May Have Lied To Help Acquit R. Kelly In 2008. Her Cooperation This Time Is An Act Of Bravery
CHICAGO - It was clear from his trial in 2008 that R. Kelly is a bad guy. It was hard to grasp how a jury could have acquitted him of child pornography after watching the videotape that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
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Panic As Police Respond To Loop Building For Reports Of Active Shooter That Turned Out To Be Drill: 'It Went Terribly Wrong'
CHICAGO - Chicago police scrambled to a Loop office building Thursday afternoon after getting a call about an active shooter, but it ended up being a drill that employees were not told about, authorities said. The call came in shortly after 1 p.m. fo
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Paul Sullivan: It's Only A Week, But The Cubs' Strong Start To The 2nd Half Alleviates Some Tension — For Now
CHICAGO - The Cubs passed the first test of the second half, handling the Pirates and Reds in back-to-back series to momentarily squelch talk about potential blockbuster roster moves and Joe Maddon's future. Like acing a pop quiz, the Cubs go into th
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Judge Set To Sentence U. Of I. Killer Brendt Christensen To Life In Prison After Jury Unable To Decide On Death Sentence
PEORIA, Ill._A federal judge is set to sentence Brendt Christensen to life in prison without possibility of release after the jury that last month found Christensen guilty in the kidnapping and slaying of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang was unable to
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