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Blog posts April 2019

Albert Almora, Jr. Doesn’t Want to Talk About Platoon Splits (But We Kinda Have To)

“I really don’t want to talk about this anymore, because it’s redundant and it’s something I don’t like. I don’t like to split lefties, righties. I’m playing baseball. I’m facing the opponents and that’s it. I’m not saying I’m pissed you’re asking me that. Just in general, I don’t want to talk about…

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How the Windy City Bulls positioned themselves for the playoffs

There's nothing like a pro basketball playoff drive coming down to the last games of the regular season. And if you want to view it in Chicago, it will have to be Friday in the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for the Windy City Bulls.

The third year G-league franchise has been one of the best stori…

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Celebrate Your Vote: Election Day Deals in Chicago Area

Election Day is here and if the importance of voting wasn’t enough to entice you to head to the polls, there are also some sweet deals for those who vote.

Restaurants and businesses across the Chicago area are offering up discounts Tuesday.

Here’s a look at where you can celebrate making your voice …

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Hiring Event Scheduled Ahead of Suburban Carson's Reopening

Just months after closing all of its stores, Carson’s will soon return to a Chicago suburb -- and they're hiring. 

The department store that shuttered all locations in Illinois this year will reopen its Evergreen Park location as a new concept store on Black Friday, according to CSG Generation, wh…

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How to Backup a WordPress site

WordPress site backupA self-hosted WordPress site is comparable to a hard drive on a computer, you insert files and documents and it goes to work managing them and keeping everything in order.   Every once in a while, user error, malware and other acts of God can cause things go astray making a world of hurt for the com…

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Rainbow-colored Lincoln Park home asks $1.9M

There’s no boring beige here—every room boasts a bright colors on the walls, furniture, or shelves. This brick two-flat sits on a quiet one way street less than a block way from Lincoln Park, the zoo, conservatory, and lakefront and has been on the market for just 8 days.

The Lilly Pulitzer-es…

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Teams Using Last Year’s Slow Offseason to Try to Get Free Agents Into “Panic Mode”

Last offseason was unusual and awkward and challenging. Although much of the early hold-up in the offseason was due to the availability of Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani, free agents found themselves without jobs loooooong after those situations were resolved. Remember the free agent Spring Tra…

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Wrigley Field construction update, March 6: EXCLUSIVE aerial photos

You are no doubt familiar with the aerial photos of Wrigley Field taken by Curtis Waltz, who tweets them often at the @WrigleyAerials Twitter account. Curt’s photos have also appeared on this site from time to time.

Wednesday morning, on a bright, sunny (but cold!) March day, Curt went into the ai…

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Amaya, Hoerner among Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list is now live. There's plenty to check out and so many ways to slice and dice the list.

Everyone wants to see how their favorite teams' prospects stack up on the Top 100, from the Padres' 10 prospects -- the most ever on one of MLB Pipeline's preseason lists -- all…

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