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Celebrating 'Brenda Starr', A Groundbreaking Creation of Women in Comics

On June 30th, 1940, a new feature named Brenda Starr: Reporter debuted in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday Comic Book Magazine. The deck was stacked against the strip and creator Dale Messick from the beginning, yet the strip would go on to run for more than seventy years. Continue reading…

Chicago agency says cop should be fired for shooting 16 bullets at the wrong car

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

For the first time in its nearly eight-year history, a Chicago review agency that looks at misconduct allegations against the city’s police has recommended that an officer be fired for shooting someone, the Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday. The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), a...

7 ways to hydrate when you're sick of guzzling water

When you're tied up with schedules, deadlines, kids and other errands, it's easy to forget to stop for a glass of water. Forty-three percent of Americans drink less than four cups of water a day, according to the Chicago Tribune. But...Show More Summary

Longtime NFL offensive lineman, coach Dick Stanfel dies at 87

Long before he was an assistant coach on one of the best teams in NFL history, Dick Stanfel was one of the best offensive linemen the game had known. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Stanfel died this week at his home in Illinois at the age of 87. Stanfel was an All-Decade offensive…

‘Saved By The Bell’ Actor Jailed For 4 Months For Stabbing Incident

Television actor, Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the comedy show “Saved by the Bell” was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail, followed by 15 months of probation for a barroom stabbing, according to Chicago Tribune. Last...Show More Summary

Tribune Sues City Over Refusal To Release Emails On CPS Contract

The Chicago Tribune is accusing the City of Chicago of withholding email records the news outlet believes it is owed under Freedom of Information law. [ more › ]

Sen. Dick Durbin: 'I will not change my position on TPA'

On Monday, the Chicago Tribune urged me to vote in favor of the Trade Promotion Authority bill, which will come before the Senate for the second time this year. This is not the first time in my congressional career that I have been asked to vote on a bill that grants the president the ability to...

Connecting Morley Safer to a Bygone CBS Colleague

In the foreword of Ken Cuthbertson‘s biography of one-time Chicago Tribune and CBS Radio star William L. Shirer, Morley Safer writes: ‘This book has an almost Shakespearian quality: larger-than-life characters, broken friendships, pride and regret, all set against a background of war and depredation.’ Safer is right. Show More Summary

Meningitis Vaccinations Urged for Gay Men in Chicago After Recent Outbreak, Death

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chicago health officials are urging gay men there to obtain meningitis vaccinations after a recent cluster of cases and a death, the Chicago Tribune reports: Six area men have been diagnosed with meningitis since early June, five in Chicago and one i… The post Meningitis Vaccinations Urged for Gay Men in Chicago After Recent Outbreak, Death appeared first on Towleroad.

21-Year-Old Dead After Shielding Mother From Bullets During South Chicago Shooting

on September 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois." /> A 21-year-old man from Chicago has died in the south-side of the city as he shielded his mother from an array of bullets during a shooting. The Chicago Tribune have reported that, according to family members, James Jones was killed on 12:02 p.m. Show More Summary

Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Scheduled to Begin House Arrest Monday

Former Democratic Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to be released from prison Monday to serve out the remaining three months of his prison term under house arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Full Scouting Report for Chicago Bulls' Top 2015 NBA Draft Targets

During Fred Hoiberg’s introductory press conference, Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman admitted that this summer’s free-agency period will be more restrained than the previous one, relayed by the Chicago Tribune. This makes the...Show More Summary

The Cubs saluted the Blackhawks with a bearded Cubs emoji

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won anything in forever, but that doesn’t mean they’re jealous of their much more successful city-mates. Here’s the ad they placed in the Chicago Tribune after the Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years. Ad from the @Cubs in today's Chicago Tribune special Blackhawks section. #BeardEmoji (based off of Jason […]

Chicago Man’s Bail Set at $1.5 Million After Rapping 14-Year-Old Girl At Gunpoint As She Walked Home

A Chicago judge set a man’s bond at $1.5 million last Thursday who was arrested for dragging a 14-year-old girl to the backyard of an abandoned house where he raped her, according to Chicago Tribune. On March 19, 2014 at approximately...Show More Summary

Bears bring in a pair of former second-rounders on tryout basis

The Bears are taking a look at a few extra players in minicamp this week, including one who coach John Fox knows quite well. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are working out safety Sherrod Martin and running back Daniel Thomas this week during minicamp. Martin was a second-round pick of…

Kirk Finally Apologizes for Comment

Four days after touching off a firestorm of criticism by describing a fellow senator as a “bro with no ho,” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) apologized in a brief statement issued by his office, the Chicago Tribune reports. Said Kirk: “I [...]

Martellus Bennett reports to Bears, will be at minicamp tomorrow

With Martellus Bennett, few of the twists are foreseen. But according to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, Bennett will show up tomorrow for mandatory minicamp, “barring an unforeseen twist.” Like his brother in Seattle, Bennett has stayed away from voluntary workouts and OTAs because he wants a new contract. But he apparently doesn’t want…

Kirk Calls Graham a ‘Bro With No Ho’

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) was caught on a live microphone saying Republican presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is unmarried, is a “bro with no ho,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Said Kirk: “I’ve been joking with Lindsey. He’s a bro [...]

Chicago Zoo Fires Black Employee For Facebook Post About ‘Rude Ass White People’

Brookfield Zoo in Chicago fired a black employee who complained on Facebook about serving “rude ass white people,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

Chicago Tribune columnist: ‘I don’t need to be prettier. That is not in my job description.’

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens used her column Tuesday to respond, again, to reader complaints about how her hair looks in her staff photo. Here’s the gist: Stop it. The drama has mostly died down, but IShow More Summary

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