Latest Chicago Sports News

Brett Lawrie makes behind the back play
To say the Chicago White Sox defense is good this season is an understatement. It's been significantly better this offseason thanks to some key additions in the infield. One of those key additions showed why the White Sox defense has improved in one …
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Meet Christopher Kamka, Chicago's Ultimate Sports Stats Guru
The stats coordinator at Comcast SportsNet Chicago uses his lifetime of sports knowledge with a passion for finding historical and other hidden nuggets on Chicago's teams. "I've consumed so much sports stuff over the years, and I know what I've seen …
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Previewing the Chicago Blackhawks series with the St. Louis Blues
Once again, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off another Stanley Cup chase in a first-round meeting against hated divisional rival St. Louis. Let's get to it. Any discussion of the Blues starts with 24-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, who's sure to be a …
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Latest Chicago Attractions News

Ways to save on travel to five popular US destinations this summer: Tips for
Chicago is one of many cities where you can buy a CityPASS and save a bundle on a series of attractions. MYRTLE BEACH. This is consistently one of the more affordable U.S. destinations, with a family-friendly vibe. Hotels tend to be fairly priced, even …
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The Stanley Cup Travels More Than You Do
We're the ones who travel on the plane or boat or train or whatever it happens to be—Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, I guess the movie was—to wherever it goes. So last year, for example, with Chicago winning, we were in six countries: Canada, the US …
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CIMMFest highlights: '147 Pianos,' Brian Wilson, David Bowie docs
October 19, 2013 was like any other day, unless you happened to be inside Lukas Piano Service on Chicago's West Side. On that Saturday, dozens of pianists of all ages and skill levels had gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which they …
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Latest Chicago Nightlife News

Master of None's Lena Waithe Guides Us Through Hipster L.A.
Odds are you recognize Lena Waithe from Aziz Ansari's Netflix hit, Master of None. In it, she plays Denise, a suave Brooklyn lesbian always lending sound relationship advice to her hapless bud Dev (Ansari). With the success of the series, Waithe has …
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Ben Carson's Definition of Blackness Fails
I grew up in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood, right off of the famed street of 79th and Ashland. Living in one of the nation's most heavily concentrated Black urban communities, as a kid I was constantly … Currently, Terrence serves as the …
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Latest Chicago Music News

Henry Rollins and music have kinda parted ways
Q: Did making "Gutterdammerung" make you feel even a little bit more fondly about the idea of making music again? A: No. For me, it would just be repeating the past. I could see doing a song with a band, which I might do this year, but an album, a tour …
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Chicago Music Festival Spring Awakening Announces New Location at Jackson Park
In anticipation of the Chicago festival's expansion in 2016, Spring Awakening, Chicago's premiere EDM festival, has announced that it will be moving from Soldier Field to the historic Jackson Park. Taking place this year from June 10th through the 12th …
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Documentary celebrates folk singer John Prine and his timeless music
A few months ago, the renowned 93-year-old television producer Norman Lear ("All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Maude") was asked if he still watched television. The assumption was that he might respond with "No. Too much junk.
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Latest Chicago Music News

Music Festival Moved to Jackson Park for 2016
The football stadium will now host the 100th anniversary of the Copa America, an international soccer tournament that could bring teams from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to Chicago this summer. Grammy-nominated headliners such as Diplo and Skrillex …
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The Frequency Festival Brings the New-Music Festival Back to Chicago
The Frequency Festival, running Tuesday through Sunday, features mainstays of the Chicago new-music scene each evening and twice on Sunday. “Let's create some critical mass and have them all play in a concentrated blast,” Margasak says of the thinking …
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Great Variety Every Day this Week
Robinlee Garber, Rachel Drew, et. al, at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 PM. Dean Milano 2 Dean Milano presents his program of the Chicago music scene of the '60's and 70's at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Rd, …
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Latest Chicago News News

Chicago Teachers Union endorses Kim Foxx for state's attorney
For the first time in its history, the Chicago Teachers Union has decided to take sides in a Cook County state's attorney's campaign, endorsing Kim Foxx in the March 15 Democratic primary. The decision is the latest sign of how unusual the contest for …
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Trump notches another win as Rubio bids to elbow past Cruz
The 2014 agreement that persuaded a federal judge to release Chicago from the 42-year-old Shakman decree made City Council employees exempt positions. Stone's complaint attempts to get around that loophole by claiming that the workers' comp …
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Chicago music teacher suspended over YouTube rants
CHICAGO – A Chicago music teacher is suspended after videos surfaced on YouTube that are offensive to Jews, Muslims and individuals who are transgender. Students told CBS Chicago are conflicted about the posts as Chicago Public Schools investigates.
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Latest Chicago Travel News

Emanuel: Charge downtown developers more, spend money in struggling neighborhoods
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce Thursday he's seeking a new program to charge developers extra for packing more square footage into downtown buildings, with the money going for projects in Chicago's economically depressed neighborhoods.
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Wacky travel expenses employees submitted last year
If you're a company owner or other boss and your employees travel as part of their jobs, you've probably seen a few oddball expense reimbursement submissions cross your desk. But the list below has 10 that are particularly outlandish and head …
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Pullman porter recalls his days on the railroad
… the South Side of Chicago, porters bought them with tips and money they made from working extra runs." Born in a Kentucky town "that wasn't as big as Soldier Field" and raised in Evansville, Ind., Gaines relished the opportunity to travel all over …
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Don't Quit Your Job to Travel the World
There was a time in my life when I fantasized about being able to regularly travel rather than mindlessly type away at my writing job in Chicago. I scrolled through my Instagram feed and enviously clicked through photos of people relaxing on beaches in …
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Latest Chicago Entertainment News

NFL Legend Eddie George Tackles 'Chicago' on Broadway
EG: I work under three umbrellas: entertainment, education, and entrepreneurship. Of course the entertainment fragment speaks for itself because I'm in Chicago. However, a lot of folks may not know I teach courses at Ohio State University that covers …
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Chicago postal worker lost 15 pounds in preparation for 'Survivor'
He's worked at the main Chicago post office for the past few years and wanted to try out for "Survivor" because there "comes a time in a person's life when they want to test themselves." To prepare for the show, Hamilton said he went on a diet that …
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How a Chicago student went from singing in church to 'American Idol'
Chicago singer-songwriter Manny Torres performs Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime" in Wednesday's episode of "American Idol." (Fox) … Manny Torres moved from Michigan to Chicago in 2013 to try to make it in the music industry. In just two years …
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Latest Chicago Entertainment News

5 things to watch for at tonight's Grammys, on CBS
Ehrlich, who cut his teeth making the legendary “Soundstage” at Chicago PBS station WTTW-Ch.11 in the 1970s, produces the best TV show among the big awards gatherings by keeping the focus firmly on the music. His “Grammy moments” put artists on …
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Latest Chicago Nightlife News

The VICE Guide to Chicago: Neighborhoods We Like
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct culture, nightlife, and colorful lamppost banners. But the names and borders of these mini-cities are a topic of hot debate. You might think your favorite bar is in Wicker Park, but as …
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We predict the winner of Super Bowl 50 with a blind beer taste test
Evil Twin Brewing's Mango Femme Fatale IPA: OK, so Evil Twin is technically a Brooklyn brewery, but South Carolina brewery Westbrook Brewing Co. produces and bottles some Evil Twin beer (and Carolina beers were slim pickings in Chicago). This brew …
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A new look at Harry Caray's remarkable life
The program shines because it addresses the bad with the good. The bulk of the show centers on his days in Chicago, where he became not only a local icon but a national celebrity because his work on Cubs games was telecast across the country via WGN.
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