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Curaleaf To Acquire Grassroots Cannabis For $875 Million, Expanding Its National Reach
CHICAGO - Grassroots Cannabis is set to be acquired for $875 million, becoming the latest Chicago-based marijuana company to draw a blockbuster price tag from an out-of-state operator. Curaleaf Holdings, based in Massachusetts, announced Wednesday mo
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Movie Review: Playing A Delicate Game Of Chinese Family Charades In 'The Farewell'
"The Farewell" sustains a mood, tone and strategy of clean lines, orderly framing and emotional containment. But that doesn't mean writer-director Lulu Wang's second feature lacks what you might call the movie stuff: the stuff of laughs, tears and, e
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Paul Sullivan: It's Only A Week, But The Cubs' Strong Start To The 2nd Half Alleviates Some Tension — For Now
CHICAGO - The Cubs passed the first test of the second half, handling the Pirates and Reds in back-to-back series to momentarily squelch talk about potential blockbuster roster moves and Joe Maddon's future. Like acing a pop quiz, the Cubs go into th
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White Sox's Losing Streak Reaches 6 As They Fall 7-5 To The Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Welington Castillo took a lead off of second base after a one-out double in the fifth inning against the Royals. The White Sox trailed by two runs and were desperate to get something - anything - going. Royals pitcher Danny Duffy t
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Kyle Schwarber's Walk-off Home Run Gives Cubs 4-3 Win Over Reds In 10 Innings
CHICAGO - Kyle Schwarber's first career walk-off home run gave the Cubs a 4-3 win in 10 innings against the Reds on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Alec Mills pitched five scoreless innings after a rocky first inning, and home runs by Robel Garcia an
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As Temperatures Soar, A New Federal Bill Aims To Protect Those Who Must Work During Extreme Heat.
CHICAGO - As temperatures soar this week with an excessive heat watch starting Thursday, James McHugh Construction Co. has a protocol for teaching workers how to handle and prevent heat-related injuries. "The heat has a cumulative effect on everyone.
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Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga Reach Parenting Agreement In Cook County Case
CHICAGO - Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her former fiance, David Otunga, reached an agreement Tuesday in Cook County court to end their year-and-a-half legal battle over child support and parenting time for their 9-year-old son. Hudson, a 37-year-
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Obama Surprises Teens In His Youth Jobs Corps With Visit At Chicago Foundation
CHICAGO - Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at his foundation's Chicago offices on Tuesday afternoon to welcome 13 teens participating in his youth job corps program. During his roughly hour-long visit, Obama spoke with the hig
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'Sword Of Trust' Review: Marc Maron's Pawn Shop Owner Takes On Civil War Conspiracy Theorists
A glass three-fifths full, writer-director Lynn Shelton's affable comedy "Sword of Trust" gets by on the improvisational wiles of its cast. For those looking for it, there's also a glimmer or two of social observation regarding the way our country's
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He Was Hired To Teach At His Alma Mater. And Then Someone Read His Book
CHICAGO - T.J. Martinson's grandparents met when they were students at Olivet Nazarene University. His parents did, too, and so it was natural that Martinson followed family tradition, becoming a third-generation ONU student. Even after he graduated
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'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid' At 50: Is It A Relic Or A Classic?
A lot of huge movies never become cultural reference points the way "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" has, in the near-half-century since its fall 1969 premiere. In the movie, Butch and Sundance spend half their own movie being pursued by a relent
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Dahleen Glanton: We Don't Hate America, Donald Trump. What We Hate Is The Mess You've Created.
Donald Trump has come to the conclusion that many Americans hate their country. That could not be further from the truth. Most of us love America. What we hate is that the president has taken it into the gutter. In other words, Donald Trump, the prob
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Parents Already Love 'The Rabbit Listened.' How's The Author's Follow-up?
"Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!" by Cori Doerrfeld, Dial Books for Young Readers, 40 pages, $17.99, ages up to 3 "The Rabbit Listened," Cori Doerrfeld's 2018 critically acclaimed children's book, opened with a crash: A flock of birds knocked over Ta
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'Mai Tai Guy' Defends Himself After Swiping Home Run Ball From Kids: 'You Know The Rules Here'
CHICAGO - The first thing you need to know about "Mai Tai Guy" is why he calls himself Mai Tai Guy. "When I first started coming out here when I was 21, the beers were a buck cheaper than the Mai Tais," Mai Tai Guy said. "The beer is only 5% (alcohol
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Teddy Greenstein: Is Urban Meyer Done Coaching College Football? Fox Sports Is Banking On It
The last TV series Urban Meyer watched was "Seinfeld." "Before that," he says, " 'Cheers.' " The guy's knowledge of pop culture probably rivals yours of the Flex defense. Keep that in mind when you read this tale: After building a new college footbal
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Mary Schmich: 50 Years After We Walked On It, The Moon Calms Us In Anxious Times
On summer nights I like to go outside, if only for a couple of minutes, and watch the moon. I think of it as watching not looking. The word "look" feels static. "Watch" applies to things in motion and the moon always seems to be slyly shifting shape,
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White Sox Rookie Eloy Jimenez Goes On The 10-day Injured List With A Right Ulnar Nerve Contusion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The White Sox placed left fielder Eloy Jimenez on the 10-day injured list with right ulnar nerve contusion. Jimenez suffered the injury in the first inning Tuesday against the Royals. He collided with center fielder Charlie Tilson
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Florida Man Who Caught Chicago Alligator Throws Out 1st Pitch Before Reds-Cubs Game
CHICAGO - Moments after Billy Williams vigorously shook hands with Frank Robb, better known around these parts as "Alligator Robb," the Cubs legend wore a wide crocodile smile. "He got that damn gator!" Williams said as he walked away from Robb, the
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Yu Darvish Notches His 1st Win At Wrigley As A Cub In A 5-2 Victory Over The Reds
CHICAGO - Yu Darvish continued his renaissance Wednesday by pitching six innings of two-hit ball as the Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory over the Reds before a crowd of 37,260 at Wrigley Field. This marked the first victory for Darvish in 14 home start
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Ex-ICE Chief Said He Thought Of Giving Congressman 'A Beating' After Clashing At House Hearing
The former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Fox News Monday he thought about "beating" Illinois Congressman Jesus "Chuy" Garcia when the two got into a heated exchange at a hearing on Capitol Hill. Tom Homan, who previously se
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Sloppy Play Dooms The Cubs' Winning Streak As The Reds Rally For A 6-3 Victory
CHICAGO -- The Cubs' sloppy play resurfaced Monday night as shortstop Javier Baez and third baseman David Bote each committed a fielding error in the seventh inning to help the Reds to pull away for a 6-3 win and snap the Cubs' three-game winning str
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R. Kelly Ordered Held Without Bond On Sweeping New Federal Charges
CHICAGO - A federal judge ordered R. Kelly held without bond Tuesday in Chicago on federal charges he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover child-sex tapes and pressured witnesses to change their stories before his Cook County pornography
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Alligator In Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon Caught Overnight
CHICAGO - The alligator that eluded authorities for a week in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon, exhausted after its week of celebrity, was caught overnight and made an appearance at a news conference Tuesday morning near the lagoon. The male, 5-foot-3
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Heidi Stevens: Ignore Trump's Racist Tweets And Stay Where You Are, Congresswomen. You're Making America Great.
CHICAGO - Donald Trump got elected by criticizing America. His campaign slogan told us over and over, in speech after speech, on hat after hat, we were no longer great. His inaugural address referenced poverty, gangs, drugs, rusted-out factories, lou
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Blackhawks Trade Artem Anisimov To Senators For Veteran Forward Zack Smith
CHICAGO - The Blackhawks saved some salary-cap space Tuesday when they traded center Artem Anisimov to the Senators for veteran center Zack Smith. The Hawks will have an extra $1.3 million to work with after swapping Anisimov and his $4.55 million ca
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Editorial: After 114 Forceful Years, Another Evolution For The Chicago Defender
Many Chicagoans have never held or even seen a print copy of the Chicago Defender, and soon, no one will. The South Side-based newspaper, which once called itself "The World's Greatest Weekly," has decided that the future lies online. The last print
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Editorial: Keep Tweeting, Mr. President, And Showing Us Who You Are
Several news and political websites maintain running lists of President Donald Trump's most offensive tweets, from his skepticism of former President Barack Obama's birthplace to his attacks on the late U.S. Sen. John McCain to his sophomoric nicknam
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Alligator In Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon Caught Overnight
CHICAGO - The alligator that eluded authorities for a week in Chicago's Humboldt Park lagoon was caught overnight and will be featured at a news conference to be held later Tuesday morning, according to Chicago officials. City animal control official
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Garth Brooks Starts Dive Bar Tour In Chicago With A Jukebox Full Of Hits
CHICAGO - It may not be the Oasis, but Joe's on Weed Street was an acceptable stand-in as country superstar Garth Brooks began his seven-stop "Dive Bar Tour" there Monday night and proved that he has friends in small places, too. Backed by most of th
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After Daughter's Memorial Tree Was Unexpectedly Taken Down, Mom Received Support From Friends And Strangers. Now Two Trees Will Honor Teen's Life.
The tree had grown tall since Lee Ann Meiborg planted it next to West Chicago Community High School in 2004. Towering over the roof on the building's west side, the autumn blaze maple was a living reminder of Meiborg's daughter Amanda, a West Chicago
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