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Cubs 9, Rangers 5: Willson Contreras homers, throws out a runner, is awesome

Willson Contreras had somewhat of a down year in 2018. His slugging percentage was down over 100 points from his 2017 season, which at the time looked like it might be a breakout year.

Contreras, who turns 27 in May, looks like he wants to make up for lost time. He hit his second home run of the spr…

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Patrick Kane Named October’s #3 Star

From the NHL release:

Kane shared the League lead with 11 goals and placed fourth overall with 18 point…

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A Huge Milestone for the South Loop's Portion of the Chicago River

A great sign for the underutilized South Loop portion of the Chicago River (via Curbed):
The revamped eastern segment of the Chicago Riverwalk isn’t the only new waterfront improvement headed downtown. Crews are putting the finishing touches on a quarter-mile-long pedestrian path between Harriso…

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Como conquistar um homem: Saiba a melhor maneira de atrair aquele gato para sua vida!

É comum nós conhecermos várias pessoas em nossa vida, e entre essas pessoas que nós conhecemos pode acontecer de alguma nos interessar mais que as outras e por isso vamos em busca de conquistá-la, mas nem sempre essa conquista é fácil, e por isso é preciso que nós saibamos o que fazer para que tudo …

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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Wednesday 4/10, 7:05 CT

The weather forecast isn’t great for tonight, but it looks like they’ll get the game in. Just in case:


  • The Cubs are the first club since the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals to score 10 or more runs five times in their first 10 games, and just the fourth team since 1900 (thanks to STATS Inc.). T…

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NFL trade deadline: Bears don’t have obvious needs but ‘crazy’ not to listen

With the NFL trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Bears don’t have an obvious area of need, coach Matt Nagy said Monday.

It might be hard for them to go into acquisition mode — they’ve already traded away their first round picks the next two years for outside linebacker Khalil Mack and th…

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What Would Equity in Urban Planning Look Like?

The Diversity Committee of the American Planning Association’s Illinois chapter co-hosted the second annual Equity in Planning panel on Thursday along with sponsors WTS Greater Chicago Chapter, UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, UPPSAThe Society of Black Urban PlannersLPOD…

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That May Have Been the Cubs’ Worst Defensive Game in 37 Years

Let’s just dispense with this first thing in the morning: that was a borderline historically ugly game on defense for the professional baseball Chicago Cubs.

Worse, those six errors did not include a pop up the Cubs allowed to drop in the first thanks to poor communication, and a “double” to left …

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Bulls fall to Nuggets

Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.' - Charlie Brown

The phrase "good grief" is probably a good one for the Bulls 135-105 Thursday loss to the Denver Nuggets, their ninth straight and all five …

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Paramedic leaves fire to deliver baby across the street


A firefighter-paramedic was diverted from a fire for a very special delivery in Cincinnati,Ohio Wednesday when a woman went into labor unexpectedly.
WCPO reports that Elaine Wise's pregnant daughter told her mother her water broke and then said " I have to push."

Wise says, "A…

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Leonard Floyd had the best game of his season against the Jets

No one knew what to expect from the Bears defense against the Jets without Khalil Mack. After all, the Chicago unit had been recently reeling following poor performances against Miami and New England. As it turns out, rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets were no match for a motivated Bears defense. That …

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24 unit building breaks ground in McCormick Square area

Construction has started at 2111 S. Wabash Ave., a 24-story, 275-unit building in the McCormick Square area of Chicago’s South Loop, developers Draper and Kramer, Incorporated say.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) designed the structure. The general contractor for the project is a joint ven…

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IPLAC Annual Federal Judiciary Dinner

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting its 124th annual dinner honoring the federal judiciary on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Standard Club, in Chicago.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. IPLAC will hono…

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WATCH: The Top Ten Comebacks of the Joe Maddon Era Will Make You Guess and Smile

I’m still digesting and enjoying the hell out of the Cubs’ massive YouTube video dump/re-launch, and I just watched the Top Ten Comebacks of the Joe Maddon Era with my buddy Jim, who is also here in Arizona. It was fun to sit there with a buddy and watch the games, remembering back to where we were …

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Each team's lineup if season started today

We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might shake out.


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After hitting four uprights, Bears kicker Cody Parkey will practice kicks at Soldier Field

After a uniquely miserable weekend in which he hit four uprights, Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey is practicing again at Soldier Field.

Parkey doinked four separate kicks off the uprights, two extra points and two field goals, a feat so unthinkable that Bears fans should have been cheering it. (Inst…

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Seven Poems by Chicago Poets: Dipika Mukherjee


By Dipika Mukherjee

The bus takes the curve
on Wacker Drive,
past Tribune Tower,
past the new Apple store.
A boy, perhaps eight ,
whips out his phone,
shouts, Look! It’s the Tower!
He takes a photo,
fitting T  the final M  and P
on the phone frame,
turns to siblings to ask,

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Anonymous Nationals Veteran Calls Out Bryce Harper’s Hustle and Preparation

I guess Nationals players don’t think Bryce Harper is going to be returning to Washington.

I can’t speak to the column itself, which reads like your standard wishcasting upon the departure of a superstar – we’re better without him because now we can be fundamentally sound! – but it’s interesting th…

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Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors preview and open thread

Chicago Bulls (10-31) vs. Golden State Warriors (27-14)

9:30 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago

Injury Report:

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is listed as probable for the game tonight because of left ankle soreness. This is the same ankle that he sprained at the end of December.

DeMarcus Cousins is eyeing …

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What’s the best neighborhood to find a bargain in Chicago?

by Zachary Wright

Renting or leasing a home can be expensive, let alone buying one. While home price growth has slowed, many are still unable to afford to buy a home in some of America’s biggest cities. But may ha…

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