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United Wins Lawsuit Against “Untied.com” Complaint Site – An Evil Alliance Member

Untied.com, yes that’s “Untied”, a website that tracks complaints against United, has been found in violation of trademark and copyright infringement. According to the Chicago Tribune, the airline says they were concerned about the confusion...Show More Summary

3 Cops Accused of Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald Shooting

Three current and former Chicago police officers have been charged with attempting to cover for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times while he walked away. The Chicago Tribune reports David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney have been charged with conspiracy, official misconduct, and...

Donica Lynn presents 'Today’s a Good Day - Walk With Me'

Donica Lynn, the Tribune's 2016 Chicagoan of the year in theater, will present her fifth annual benefit concert "Today’s a Good Day - Walk With Me" on Monday. Slated for 8 p.m. at The Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Ave., the benefit for the American Cancer Society and the American Brain...

Are the Savings from Cutting Medicaid Illusory?

(June 25, 2017 02:54 PM, by David Henderson) Answer: It depends. Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, and also my long-time friend, reminds us of one of the most important principles in economics: There's no such thing as a free lunch. Indeed, this principle is so important that I've... (0 COMMENTS)

Murder-Suicide of Vehicle’s Two Occupants Witnessed by Chicago Skyway Toll Collector

Chicago Tribune reports on a murder and suicide that occurred around 4 a.m., June 21, at a Chicago Skyway toll plaza. A woman jumped from a car as it started to pull away from the tollbooth, pursued by the driver, her boyfriend, who left the car rolling. Show More Summary

1939: Robert Nixon, Richard Wright inspiration

On this date in 1939, Illinois electrocuted Robert Nixon for bashing Florence Johnson to death with a brick as he burgled her Chicago home. The Chicago Tribune‘s Family Circus-esque May 28, 1938 illustration of the crime scene. Nixon’s fingerprints would also link him to three previous rape-murders in California; separately, he admitted raping and killing […]

"Thirteen Reasons Why" and What Comes Next

You can't venture on to the Internet these days without stumbling across some sort of editorial about the Netflix show Thirteen Reasons Why.The Chicago Tribune has called the show "highly problematic" and "dangerously wrong" (VanNoord, 2017).

Newswire: YouTube star Austin Jones charged with child pornography

The Chicago Tribune reports that 24-year-old YouTube pop singer Austin Jones has been arrested and charged with child pornography after allegedly requesting that two of his 14-year-old fans send him videos of themselves doing increasingly lewd dance moves and other sexually explicit acts. Show More Summary

Is Chicago still a rib town? One reporter eats all over the city to find out.

Is Chicago a rib town? You know, an acknowledged center of bone-riddled pork, where millions clamor to feast with their sauce-slicked bare hands. Whatever your opinion, we apparently used to be. Writing in 1993, Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel noted, "When out-of-towners think of Chicago...

Tom in Chicago this Sunday afternoon

Come on down to the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which strikes me as a mouthful.

Sausage pizza at Vito & Nick's

This 90-plus-year-old pizzeria was voted Chicago's best spot for thin-crust by Tribune readers in 2016, and one bite through the red-sauce-smeared cracker crust, cut into squares and topped with fatty fennel sausage and melted mozzarella, and you will believe in democracy again. Not only is this...

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

From biking in the nude at the World Naked Bike Ride to getting sandy at a North Avenue Beach party, here's what we're up to this weekend. Book lovers unite! Get your nose in a book at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, June 10-11. Considered the largest free outdoor literary...

Newswire: Stacy Keach had a mild heart attack on stage last week

The Chicago Tribune reports that veteran actor Stacy Keach had a heart attack last week, during or immediately before a performance of the Ernest Hemingway one-man play Pamplona. The opening night performance—in which Keach, whose credits...Show More Summary

We Need a Patriot

Once upon a time, I worked in a building on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. By virtue of its proximity to the beautiful views of the Chicago River and glorious architecture of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower, it was a popular location for film sets. Show More Summary

House Intel Committee member: Russian hackers may have accessed over 80,000 Illinois voter records

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According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, House Intelligence Committee member Mike Quigley (R-IL) has evidence that Russian operatives hacked into the state’s board of elections in 2016. Although a lawyer for the Illinois Board of Elections confirmed that no voter records had been...

Illinois behind in scoring science exams for years

Three years after Illinois changed how science would be taught and tested, performance data still isn't available because schools haven't seen science exam scores. Illinois officials told the Chicago Tribune … Click to Continue »

Appeals court again denies Blagojevich request for rehearing

A federal appeals court again has rejected a request from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing on his request for another resentencing. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2salSPa ) … Click to Continue »

Playboy Magazine Recreates Vintage Covers for ‘Iconic’ Playmate Celebration

Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan got the jump on something that will be all over the Internet Sunday. A celebration of Playboy Playmates from the past by the magazine's energetic new scion Cooper Hefner. Hefner told Kogan that the idea of reconnecting with former ladies of the month or year and having them redo their...

Chicago proposes independent monitor for police department

Two Chicago newspapers are reporting the city has proposed to the U.S. Justice Department that its police department be overseen by an independent monitor. The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times … Click to Continue »

Chicago State University spent $700K for shelved campus

A report shows that Chicago State University has spent $700,000 on a satellite campus on the city's West Side that has been put on hold. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2qOxe6X ) … Click to Continue »

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