Home - Chicago Tribune 6 April 2018

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 4/6/18

Today's Birthday (04/06/18). Lay careful plans for a profitable year, and launch them this summer. Do your professional homework. Family and household additions fill your home with laughter and romance. Changes with a group project lead to profitable professional options next winter. Weave love...

Read More →

Rep. Roskam declines invite to gun violence town hall, citing scheduling conflicts

Students in Illinois' 6th Congressional district are calling on Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam and his Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, to discuss gun violence prevention Saturday as part of the national Town Hall for Our Lives movement led by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting....

Read More →

Waukegan seeking answers on unfinished roads at River Glen development

The city of Waukegan is demanding that roadways providing access to the River Glen development off Route 120 be completed — something the developer was supposed to do, but now the city is seeking an insurance company to complete. Six single-family houses, including a model home, have been built...

Read More →

Can Cubs shortstop Addison Russell live up to his performance on 'Superior Donuts'?

No pressure, Addison Russell. You just have to hit a grand slam Monday during the Cubs home opener to live up to your performance on TV that night. The 24-year-old Cubs shortstop plays himself in a cameo appearance on Monday’s episode of the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts.” Chicago doughnut shop owner...

Read More →

Outgoing Lake Forest city attorney disputes report criticizing lobbying payments

A resignation letter from Lake Forest’s city attorney disputed the findings of a recent report that criticized his and other city officials’ actions regarding payments to a lobbying firm that were funneled through his law firm without City Council approval. At the April 2 City Council meeting,...

Read More →

Jon Lester makes a successful pitch in harnessing baserunners

Jon Lester’s best method to slow the Brewers’ running game was simply to reduce the number of base runners. Never was that style reinforced more than after the first inning of the Cubs’ 8-0 victory at Miller Park, where Lester continued his mastery of the Brewers despite his struggles to slow down...

Read More →

When Cubs can make Ryan Braun look stupid, it's always a good day

You send up the Bat signal and the Snark Knight answers: It’s not just that Brewers left fielder and sanctimonious, lying performance-enhancing-drug user Ryan Braun looked like a fool when throwing-challenged Jon Lester threw him out at third in the first inning Thursday night, it’s that Braun...

Read More →

UFC star Conor McGregor facing criminal charges in New York after backstage melee

Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges in the wake of a backstage melee he allegedly instigated that has forced the removal of three fights from UFC's biggest card of the year. Video footage appears to show the promotion's most bankable star throwing a hand truck at a...

Read More →

Disgraced South Korean ex-president gets 24-years in prison for massive corruption scandal

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction,...

Read More →

2 dead, 2 wounded in city shootings

Two people were killed, and two others injured, in city shootings Thursday and early Friday, including a man shot in the back of the head in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Chicago police said. In that slaying, a 45-year-old man was shot around 4:10 a.m. Friday in the 5400 block of West Wolcott...

Read More →

Man critically injured in West Town among 3 stabbed in Chicago

A man was critically injured when he was beaten and stabbed late Thursday in the West Town neighborhood, Chicago police said. The 25-year-old man was in the 2000 block of West Ferdinand Street on the West Side around 10:30 p.m. when a group of males approached him and stabbed and beat him, police...

Read More →

I'm a proud member of the Chicago Teachers Union. Here's why.

When I first started teaching in Chicago, I was skeptical about being a member of the Chicago Teachers Union. I was a hotshot rookie teacher who looked at the “step-and-lane” system of pay as archaic. When I saw then-Harlem Children’s Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada tell Oprah Winfrey that teachers unions...

Read More →

Five-bedroom East Wilmette home: $1.2M

605 6th St. in Wilmette: $1,225,000 Listed on March 23, 2018 Formal living room with fireplace opens with two sets of French doors to family room with second fireplace and surround sound. Formal dining room leads to newly updated kitchen with a quartz eat-in island and breakfast area. Second floor...

Read More →

Conservative Illinois publications blur lines between journalism, politics

A copy of the East Central Reporter landed in select mailboxes in 2016 with the look of a typical local newspaper. It had a community calendar. It listed high school sports statistics. And it contained an article about a statehouse candidate’s pitch to voters. But was that story news? Or was it...

Read More →

Was grandparents' choice to have girls' hair cut off racist?

Dear Amy: My (white) parents have never approved of my wife, who was born in Mexico. They also seem not to care for our daughters -- their two grandchildren. A while back they asked to take these granddaughters for the weekend. The girls were 4 and 6 at the time. Our daughters have always had long,...

Read More →

Growing brain drain: University of Alabama's gain in drawing Illinois students is a loss for Illinois schools

Sydney Whalen’s first dorm meeting last fall at the University of Alabama started with a typical icebreaker: Where is everyone from? Several hands went up when her residential adviser asked who was from Alabama and Georgia. It is the South, after all. And what about the Chicago area? “I’m not even...

Read More →

The Greek Easter lamb debate: Head on or off?

Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, and at our house we’re having the same Greek Easter debate we’ve been having since forever. No, not whether there is a hell. That’s settled. It’s about tradition, and whether to keep the head on the Easter lamb. Tradition!!! Tradition dictates that...

Read More →

Morning Spin: Jeb Bush comes to Rauner's defense; Pritzker aide responds: 'Please clap'

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 Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has gotten involved in Illinois' governor race, assisting Gov. Bruce Rauner via a Twitter...

Read More →

Maine West High School re-examining American Indian mascot after social media criticism

While many high schools and colleges have abandoned their American Indian-themed mascots, the Maine West Warrior has endured despite increasingly heated debates over cultural sensitivity. The Warrior, portrayed by a student, wears a fringed, buckskin-like costume that includes a headdress adorned...

Read More →

Judy Blume, mini golf and other must-haves for road tripping with an 8-year-old

I have a theory about vacation: You should spend most, if not all, of it being the person you don’t get to be during the rest of your days. For me, that means ignoring emails and refusing to adhere to a schedule. For my 8-year-old son, it means ignoring vegetables and sleeping in his clothes. Clearly,...

Read More →

Man charged in River North stabbing death of software CEO

A South Side man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a software CEO in River North last month, according to Chicago police. Gino D. Bassett, Sr., 56, of the 6100 block of South Ingleside Avenue, is charged with first degree murder and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault...

Read More →
Calendar