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  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    BLACKHAWKS MOVE INTO WILD-CARD SPOT WITH 5-4 OVERTIME WIN OVER RED WINGS

    Barely a month ago, the Blackhawks were tied for the worst record in the league. If the season ended after Wednesday's 5-4 overtime...

    Playoffs
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    BULLS SAY THEY'RE IN ATTACK MODE, NOT TANK MODE, AS THEY EXIT THE ALL-STAR BREAK

    Try telling the Bulls they have nothing left to play for in the final 24 games except draft lottery positioning. “I don't think the...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    5 TAKEAWAYS FROM CUBS SPRING TRAINING, INCLUDING CANDIDATES FOR THE LEADOFF SPOT AND AN EVENTFUL WORKOUT FOR JAVIER BAEZ

    Here are five takeaways from Cubs spring training Wednesday: 1. The Cubs concluded workouts with analytical and mental skills meetings....

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    INVOKING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, GOV. J.B. PRITZKER DELIVERS FIRST BUDGET PROPOSAL AMID $3.2 BILLION DEFICIT

    Comparing Illinois' financial morass to the challenges the state faced during the Great Depression, Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    SHOULD AN $850 BONUS = $20,000 PENSION BOOST? AFTER LONG LEGAL BATTLE, COURTS SAY NO

    The Illinois courts have closed the door to the creative math that allowed one western suburb's retired police officers to use a one-time...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    LORI LIGHTFOOT WOULD RAISE HOTEL TAX TO HELP KEEP ARTISTS IN CHICAGO

    Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot would raise Chicago's hotel tax in order to pay for arts grants to stop artists from leaving the city...

    Art
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    THE ONE UNSPOKEN ISSUE AT THE HEART OF OBAMA CENTER OPPOSITION - RACE

    Let's stop tiptoeing around what's going on with the Obama Presidential Center. We all know that from day one, some people have been...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    SHOULD AN $850 BONUS = $20,000 PENSION BOOST? AFTER LONG LEGAL BATTLE, COURTS SAY NO

    The Illinois courts have closed the door to the creative math that allowed one western suburb's retired police officers to use a one-time...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 21, 2019

    CUBS' MILLENNIAL PLAYERS ARE DIGGING JOE MADDON'S MESSAGE

    Joe Maddon's quest to communicate with his millennial players was off to a fine start less than two weeks into Cubs camp. “Very groovy,”...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    NEW 'DARK MONEY' AD AGAINST BILL DALEY INVOKES COMPARISON TO EX-GOV. BRUCE RAUNER

    The television ad war between mayoral candidate Bill Daley and a dark money political committee seeking to discredit his candidacy...

    Republicans
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT JOINS LAWSUIT ALLEGING FRAUD IN COMPANIES BOUGHT BY ABBOTT

    The U.S. government has joined a lawsuit against companies bought by Abbott Laboratories, alleging they fraudulently billed Medicare...

    U.S.
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    DAVID BOTE STANDING TALL AFTER FINE ROOKIE SEASON

    David Bote is standing taller than his listed 6-foot-1 frame. But his heightened stature has nothing to do with his knack for clutch...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    VILLAGE OF SHERIDAN MOURNS 21-YEAR-OLD TREVOR WEHNER, INTERN KILLED IN AURORA SHOOTING

    The village of Sheridan paused Wednesday to mourn Trevor Wehner, a 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student killed on the first...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    TIMELINE: KEY MOMENTS IN THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

    “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men attacked him near his apartment building in Streeterville,...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    CHICAGO POLICE SAY JUSSIE SMOLLETT SUSPECTED OF FILING FALSE REPORT ABOUT ATTACK IN STREETERVILLE

    Chicago police say Jussie Smollett is suspected of filing a false police report about a racially charged attack he says occurred as...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    'IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS': ALEX DEBRINCAT NOT SATISFIED DESPITE 60 POINTS IN 60 GAMES

    By any measure, Alex DeBrincat is having a remarkable season. The Blackhawks sharpshooter has 60 points in 60 games and already has...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THE SPIN: PRITZKER'S POT PUSH | SCOOP: FOXX'S RECUSAL | 'NO DRAMA OBAMA' BATTLE

    During his inaugural budget address Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker put a fine point on the state's $3.2 billion budget deficit by comparing...

    Travel
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    COMPARING R. KELLY TO BEETHOVEN, LAWYER SAYS MUSICIAN IS VACATING NEAR WEST SIDE STUDIO

    Musician R. Kelly will vacate his Near West Side recording studio because a judge has ordered him to “not to be creative between 9:00...

  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    THE SPIN: PRITZKER'S POT PUSH | SCOOP: FOXX'S RECUSAL | 'NO DRAMA OBAMA' BATTLE

    During his inaugural budget address Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker put a fine point on the state's $3.2 billion budget deficit by comparing...

    Travel
  • By Chicago Tribune   -   Feb 20, 2019

    ONLINE THREAT LEADS TO LOCKDOWN AT THREE WAUKEGAN PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS

    A lockdown was put in place Wednesday for Waukegan High School's Washington Campus after the school received a threat through social...