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"I Make Women Bud And Bloom": An Afternoon With Jane Fonda's Lousy First Husband

This piece was originally published in The Chicago Tribune in the late 1960s and can be found in the collection, Latins Are Still Lousy Lovers. It appears here with permission from the author’s estate. Read more...

Illinois schools adapting to new 'asthma emergency' law

School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires districts to have an emergency protocol to deal with asthma emergencies. The Chicago Tribune reports that under … Click to Continue »

Driver Believed To Be Traveling Over 100 MPH Kills Four In Des Plaines Crash

Four people are confirmed dead following a horrific car crash in Des Plaines, Illinois after the driver – who had a long history of traffic violations – may have been traveling more than 100 mph in a 40 mph zone, the Chicago Tribune reports. At around 8:55 p.m. Show More Summary

The Voters Have Spoken and the Winner is … The Chicago Skyway’s $5 Toll

Chicago Tribune  columnist Eric Zorn wrapped up his poll asking readers if the Chicago Skyway’s toll was worth the investment and reports that of the 600 responses, “Fifty-six percent of you said you usually choose the Skyway over the...Show More Summary

Former Obama staffer David Plouffe fined $90K for illegally lobbying Chicago for Uber

Former Obama campaign manager and Uber executive David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 for illegally lobbying Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing giant, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fine was imposed by the...Show More Summary

2-Year-Old Killed In Chicago Shooting Streamed On Facebook Live

A 2-year-old boy and 26-year-old man are dead and a pregnant woman is injured after a gunman opened fire on their car in the Lawndale area of Chicago on Tuesday, according to The Chicago Tribune. The woman was filming the trio on Facebook Live when the shooting occurred. The video begins with the woman singing and dancing with the man in the car. Show More Summary

Is Chicago Skyway’s $5 Toll Worth it?

Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn asks if it makes sense to pay the Chicago Skyway’s $5 toll, noting that on one of his recent trips, saving four minutes was not worth the investment. Zorn wades into Facebook and asks readers about their own “Skyway versus freeway” decision points. The post Is Chicago Skyway’s $5 Toll Worth it? appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau, 76, passes away

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The incredibly talented Al Jarreau has passed away, at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 76. Via the Chicago Tribune: Jarreau was loosely classified as a jazz singer, but his eclectic style was entirely his own, polished through years of obscure apprenticeship in lonely nightclubs. Show More Summary

Chance the Rapper Child Support Dispute Back in Court

Chance the Rapper’s lawyers are due in court today to work out child support terms and a parenting schedule for Chance and his sometime-girlfriend Kirsten Corley, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former couple’s case dates back to February 2016, about five months after their daughter was born. Show More Summary

Trump’s Supporters Should Have Taken Him Literally

Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page called it “the most pithy, profound and requoted explanation of the many who have tried to explain the president-elect’s surprising success.” While FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver deemed it “a runaway...Show More Summary

Local Officials Develop IL Tollway Plan to Widen Tri-State Tollway

Chicago Tribune reports, “Hinsdale village officials are preparing to oppose a developing plan to widen Interstate 294 that could move a sound wall west into backyards and village parks. The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority started planning more than two years ago to reconstruct and possibly widen the central Tri-State Tollway. Show More Summary

Illinois Committee Passes Bill to Overturn Law Saying Unborn Child is a Human Being

An Illinois House committee passed legislation this week that would remove provisions from a 1975 Illinois Abortion Law granting the right to life to unborn children from the time of conception, the Chicago Tribune reported. The bill basically would declare these children unworthy of the right to life even in the event of Roe v. […]

Exclusive trailer: Lee Strobel's 'The Case for Christ'

The film is based on the 'Chicago Tribune' reporter's best-selling investigation.        

RFK’s Son Unveils Bid For Illinois Governor [VIDEO]

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chicago Tribune reports: Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later Wednesday, said campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy. Show More Summary

Michael Phillips, Anthony Hemingway, Vanessa Morrsion and Floyd Norman Honored with AAFCA Awards

Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips was clearly proud of being dubbed “one of the dopest dudes of the business” by African American Film Critics Association co-founder Shawn Edwards when he accepted the Roger Ebert Award on Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

Lights, Camera, Action! Brielle In Talks With Andy To Join ‘Real Housewives’

Brielle Biermann doesn’t just look like her mom Kim Zolciak — she’s acting like her too! Biermann, 19, revealed to the Chicago Tribune that she’s in talks with Bravo to… READ ON

Chicago’s Double Door Evicted

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Chicago's Double Door club has been evicted from its current space, according to The Chicago Tribune. The venue had been under pressure to vacate their current location at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. since August of last year after a judge ruled that they would have to leave the space because they allegedly didn't notify their…

‘As American as anyone’: Chicago veteran faces deportation after two tours of duty in Afghanistan

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Chicago veteran is facing and fighting deportation after spending time in prison for drug charges, the Chicago Tribune reported. Miguel Perez Jr., 38, was born in Mexico and is presently a legal permanent resident of the U.S. He served two tours in Afghanistan. Perez, who has lived in the U.S....

Shorties (Timely Books about Refugees and Migrants, A New Elliott Smith Podcast, and more)

The Chicago Tribune recommended timely books about migrant and refugee experiences. Say Yes is a new weekly podcast about Elliott Smith. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons In Gratitude...

Intoxicated Driver Backs into State Police Car on the ITR

Post-Tribune (via Chicago Tribune) reports that a woman allegedly intoxicated backs into state police car on the ITR. The post Intoxicated Driver Backs into State Police Car on the ITR appeared first on Toll Roads News.

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