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Longtime White Sox chef keeps his streak alive for another opening day

He’s cooked for Bill Veeck and hung out with Tony La Russa, played cards with the 1983 “Winning Ugly” team and celebrated with the 2005 world champions. For 42 straight White Sox seasons, chef Roy Rivas has cooked for the team in ballparks old and new at the corner of 35th and Shields. The Sox...

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As workers dig at new CPS school site, they try to avoid Dunning’s unmarked graves

A 15-year effort to build a school in the city’s Dunning neighborhood is underway with an unusual complication: Construction workers are taking careful steps to avoid disturbing human remains that may lie beneath the soil. The $70 million school is to be built on the grounds of a former Cook County...

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Chicago Stock Exchange to be sold to NYSE parent

The New York Stock Exchange's parent company agreed to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange, adding the smaller venue after its sale to a Chinese buyer collapsed. "After an in-depth review of strategic alternatives for CHX, we believe this transaction is clearly in the best interests of CHX stockholders...

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Bargain bin: How Bears boss Ryan Pace can find hidden WR gems late in the draft

Arguably the greatest NFL personnel move of the last decade came with little fanfare. It was late on a Saturday afternoon in 2010, deep into the sixth round of the NFL draft. The weekend’s buzz had begun to fade and the draft was humming along at a point where guys like Kansas receiver Dezmon Briscoe,...

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Let's over-scrutinize Yu Darvish because that's what we do to $126 million pitchers

Until the Cubs get to the playoffs, each Yu Darvish start will be some kind of statement outing, or at least over-scrutinized because you can never over-scrutinize pitchers too early in the season, especially $126 million pitchers. Darvish gets the ball Saturday for a second time as a Cub against...

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Glenview to consider ban on coal tar sealants

The Glenview Board of Trustees will consider an ordinance prohibiting the use of coal tar sealants throughout the village at its April 17 meeting, officials said. Village staff first asked the board for direction on a possible ordinance banning the use of coal tar-based sealants throughout the...

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Winning homer on a 3-0 count? White Sox’s Jose Abreu ‘was ready’

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu isn’t exactly fond of taking a big swing on a 3-0 count, as he did Wednesday night in the team’s 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays. “Because I miss a lot,” Abreu said through an interpreter. “That is something that I don’t really like, the 3-0 hack, but the situation...

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'A Quiet Place' review: Hush, little family, don't say a word

Director John Krasinski’s third feature, and by far his most accomplished, “A Quiet Place” is a pretty crafty small-scale thriller set a few years in the future, with minimal dialogue and maximal, human-eating monsters. The creatures’ origin is never discussed or explained by way of the usual sheepish...

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Ranking the 2018 giveaways at Cubs and White Sox games

Some people go to White Sox or Cubs games for the baseball. Others go for the giveaways. We rank the top 20 promotional freebies that fans can get this season at Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field.

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YouTube shooter's bizarre videos key to suspected motive, police say

The woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre, such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake breasts with the message, "Don't Trust Your Eyes." In others, Nasim Aghdam exercises,...

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'It's unreal': Tweet turns one-armed high school catcher into a viral star

Luke Terry crouches behind home plate each game, full catcher's gear on as he sticks his left arm out, ready to corral the next pitch. The baseball comes flying toward him and Terry snags it with his glove, pops the ball up in the air, drops the glove and grabs the ball in midair with his bare...

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'L' cars, whiskey, soybeans and more: Illinois products could be socked by Chinese tariffs as trade dispute escalates

In an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump, China on Wednesday proposed an additional round of tariffs on $50 billion worth of U.S. exports, a move that could affect Illinois businesses ranging from downstate soybean farmers to Chicago whiskey-makers and a host of other companies....

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A dicey forecast has turned a bit more favorable for White Sox’s home opener — but it will be cold

White Sox center fielder Adam Engel plans to station himself in front of the dugout heater whenever he can and will put a hand warmer in his back pocket when he heads to the outfield. Right fielder Avisail Garcia expects to consume a lot of hot chocolate and coffee. Garcia and third baseman Yolmer...

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Goose Island becomes 'official craft beer' for White Sox in 2018

Goose Island is flying south for the summer. Already well established at Wrigley Field on the city’s North Side, Chicago’s forefather craft brewery will become the “official craft beer partner” of the White Sox thanks to a multi-year marketing deal to be announced Thursday, which will include a...

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Woman wounded on Lake Shore Drive among 3 shot in Chicago

A woman was shot early Thursday on Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood, and, shortly after, officers chased a car thought to be involved in the shooting for more than 10 miles. The 26-year-old woman was a passenger in a car traveling north in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive...

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You know Illinois' property taxes are sky-high. But the calculation process might surprise you.

We’re No. 2! But second place isn’t usually something to brag about — and certainly not when it comes to property taxes. Illinois residents pay the second-highest property taxes in the country (New Jersey has the highest), according to Attom Data Solutions, an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate data...

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Hinsdale home with four-season room: $1.9M

44 S. Elm St. in Hinsdale: $1,925,000 Listed on March 5, 2018 Enter this home through the foyer with limestone floor, fireplace, crystal chandeliers and millwork. Continue to the living room, which features hand-cut wood, coffered ceiling and paneled walls. The chef's kitchen is outfitted with...

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Morning Spin: Rauner donated 'The Godfather' author's papers to Dartmouth, in an offer it couldn't refuse

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner have donated "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers to Dartmouth University,...

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Wife wants to spend down retirement nest egg

Dear Amy: My wife of almost 40 years and I are in our early 70s. We are retired and live comfortably on two pensions and two Social Security checks. From day one, I was the one responsible for major expenses (e.g., mortgages, insurances, investments, etc.) and she had shown no interest in our finances....

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Video captures University of Chicago police officer shooting student near campus; charges filed against student

A University of Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded a 21-year-old student who charged an officer with a metal pipe near the South Side campus late Tuesday, authorities said. The student, identified as Charles Thomas, is facing criminal charges in connection with the shooting, including...

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