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Bullets riddle Chicago woman’s car — but phone saves her life by deflecting shot to the head

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Chicago woman may have had her life saved because she was talking on a cellphone when someone opened fire on her car. The Chicago Tribune reported that Jeniece Smiley was driving to pick up a friend on Monday night when she heard gunfire. “She said she didn’t realize, she thought they...

Tribune Gets $70.5 Million Investment, Rejects Gannett Offer

May 23 (Reuters) - Tribune Publishing Co, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, said Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has invested $70.5 million in the company, becoming its second largest shareholder. Tribune...Show More Summary

Tribune Rejects Gannett’s Second Try At L.A. Times Takeover, Boosts Position

UPDATE with Gannett’s response: For the second time, Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing Company has rejected Gannett Company's $15-per-share takeover bid. The door isn’t closed, however. Tribune, which also owns the Chicago Tribune...Show More Summary

Chicago CW Affiliate Moves to FOX!

The CW is leaving Tribune Broadcasting in Chicago and moving to FOX Television’s WPWR-TV beginning September 1st. Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming of Fox Television Stations, stated, “We love high quality, big budget first-run prime and we love having more original programming. Show More Summary

What Will Happen To The Chicago Tribune And L.A. Times As Tribune Publishing Rejects Gannett’s Offer?

“Like many American newspapers, the Times has struggled with continual budget and staffing cuts in recent years, including several changes of publisher and a buyout last November that resulted in the departure of dozens of senior reporters and editors. Daily circulation, which topped 1 million a quarter-century ago, is now barely half that.”

The CW renews its deal with Tribune TV stations but loses Chicago outlet

The CW has renewed its affiliation agreement with Tribune Broadcasting but will lose WGN, the station group's flagship in Chicago. CBS Inc., co-owner of The CW with Warner Bros. Entertainment, announced Monday that the network's programming, which includes "Supergirl," "The Flash," "Arrow" and...

The CW & Tribune Reach New Long-Term Agreement, Affiliation Switches To Fox-Owned Station WPWR In Chicago

Days after the CW unveiled to advertisers its 2016-17 lineup last Thursday, the network has closed a new deal with its biggest affiliate group, Tribune. The down-to-the wire new agreement assures that the CW will continue to be carried by the Tribune stations in 25% of the country, including the top two markets — New York and Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Tribune Co. Rejects Gannett’s Second Try At L.A. Times Takeover

For the second time, Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing Company has rejected Gannett Company's $15 per share takeover bid. The door isn’t closed, however. Tribune, which also owns the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun, said...Show More Summary

Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett's revised buyout bid

Tribune Publishing is rejecting a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, saying it's not in the best interest of shareholders. Gannett last week raised its per-share bid for the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to $15, from $12.25. Gannett, based in...

Chicago Bulls’ Rumors: Bulls To Trade Jimmy Butler To Minnesota?

Are the Chicago Bulls looking to trade Jimmy Butler? If you believe any of the NBA trade rumors regarding Jimmy Butler (courtesy of the Chicago Tribune), the Bulls have heard from the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers. Show More Summary

Tribune Hit Piece

We don't know what Rahm has on the media, but wow, they do like the taste of his ass: From the moment Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police started negotiating its first contract with City Hall 35 years ago, the union identified an issue...Show More Summary

Man writes to an advice column asking about women's body hair. He gets a very honest response.

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

One would usually write in to an advice columnist seeking just that—advice. But that is not the case for "Curious Guy," who wrote in a question about women's body hair to the Chicago Tribune column "Ask Amy." Amy Dickinson, who runs the column, decided to serve this man a heaping dose of reality with her answer. Show More Summary

Eric Clapton Retiring? Says He ‘Kind Of Might Be Saying Goodbye’ With Release of ‘I Still Do’

Eric Clapton is hinting once again that he might be on the verge of retiring. Clapton has threatened retirement in the past, but the Chicago Tribune reports that the 71-year-old guitar legend might be serious about calling it quits this time. Show More Summary

Report: Chicago 13-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Stabbing Another Teen With Knife Provided by Her Mother

A Chicago 13-year-old girl is facing first-degree murder charges after stabbing another teen to death with a knife provided by her mother, during a fight on the South Side over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports.

13 police officers receive Medal of Valor

The Chicago Tribune reports that the President awarded a baker’s dozen of police officers the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor for their service while risking their own lives to save others. The Medal has been around since 2000, and it’s the highest decoration for bravery by a public official. The President awards the medal, […]

Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After She Was Reported Missing And Suicidal In Chicago

Sinead O’Connor has been found and she is safe. The Chicago Tribune reports that Wilmette police confirmed that O’Connor was found in a press release shared at around 1:45 p.m. The release simply stated that the “Nothing Compares To You” singer was not harmed but did not offer further details on where she was found... Show More Summary

Final Suspect in Murder of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn Lee Arrested 

Authorities have arrested the last of three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Gannett raises offer for Tribune Publishing to $15 per share 

USA Today owner Gannett Co. has boosted its takeover bid for Tribune Publishing Co. by about 22% one week after the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers adopted a "poison pill" plan to thwart the unsolicited offer. Gannett announced Monday that it was raising its...

Madeleine Lebeau, Last Surviving Casablanca Star, Dies

At the age of 92, the French actress Madeleine Lebeau has died. The Chicago Tribune reports Lebeau passed away on May 1st in Estepona, Spain, which is sad news for any film buff. The gorgeous French actress was best known for her role in the classic Casablanca where she played the unhappily scorned Yvonne, the... Show More Summary

IoT Beehives In Chicago, Robot Racer Trains Athletes

image credit: Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune This isChange Log— my weekend observations and links onthe intersection of tech, commerce, health, culture and markets Argonne National Laboratory has partnered with the city of Chicago toinstall 500Internet of Things beehive shaped devices atop street lights. The devices will use a collection of sensors to [...]

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