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 2019-09-03 13:00 

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Cubs Q&A: Does Anthony Rizzo's swing cause back problems? Do the Cubs use virtual reality hitting tools? Why rely so much on home runs?...

The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers your Cubs questions. Can Anthony Rizzo's recent back problem be traced to the emphasis on launch angle when he's at the plate? I'm not a doctor, but I would think that dropping down like he does with his...

 2019-09-03 13:00 

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Fantasy football Week 1 lineups: Start Chris Carson and sit Aaron Jones...

Go ahead and forgive yourself. Someone on the waiver wire (or even worse, your bench) is going to go berserk in Week 1, and you'll miss out on those points. The season debut — and even Week 2 — can be full of flukes, so don't beat your...

 2019-09-03 12:44 

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The 'fast and feast' diet works for weight loss, but its long-term effects are unknown...

Tired of that spare tire? Low-calorie diets work, but can be difficult to follow. A much simpler approach to losing weight might be to just stop eating every other day. It's called alternate-day fasting (ADF). As the name implies, you starve yourself ...

 2019-09-03 12:20 

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15-year-old killed near Austin home dreamed of playing for White Sox: 'I see the little boy, and I remember that forever'...

Three years before his death, Davantae Jackson was walking the manicured grass of the White Sox ballpark, in awe of his opportunity to practice at the storied field. Known as "Lefty" for his left-handed pitch, the 12-year-old was there with his te...

 2019-09-03 11:30 

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After 99 seasons of mediocrity at quarterback, can Mitch Trubisky rewrite Bears history? 'Let's go.'...

The gleam in Mitch Trubisky's smile is even brighter than usual. The bounce in his walk is undeniable. Trubisky's "What's up?" nod followed by a handshake and half-bro hug comes with added vigor. And why shouldn't this be the case?...

 2019-09-03 11:00 

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Labor and delivery units are closing at Chicago-area hospitals. Here's why....

Glass-walled nurseries brimming with newborns and beds filled with exhausted mothers were once standard parts of any community hospital. But that may be changing as community hospitals grapple with a number of factors outside of their control while trying...

 2019-09-03 11:00 

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Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 3, Bronko Nagurski...

The word "legend" does not carry the weight it once did. Taken literally, it applies only to figures who were larger than life. Paul Bunyan, for instance, created the Great Lakes so his blue ox, "Babe," could have suitable watering holes. ...

 2019-09-03 10:46 

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Da story behind Da Bears — and how the sausage-eating, Mike Ditka-obsessed, Chicago-aggrandizing Super Fans are still part of Chicago sports today...

Brett Favre is late. The Hall of Fame quarterback is running behind after his visit with the Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., so Robert Smigel and George Wendt have time to kill while they wait for him to jet to Chicago. The duo is in the back of a motorhome n...

 2019-09-03 10:20 

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Family finances: A break on inherited IRAs could disappear...

The SECURE Act recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives is full of retiree-friendly provisions. But one way lawmakers plan to pay for them is by killing off the "stretch IRA." This estate-planning tool allows non-spouse heirs to inheri...

 2019-09-03 10:00 

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As students return for a new school year, new education-related laws hit the books...

As students head back to school, several new education-related laws are hitting the books, and even more will take effect within the year. Some deal with curriculum material; others attempt to address teacher shortages; at least one involves medical marij...

 2019-09-03 10:00 

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New law requires Illinois schools teach contributions of gay, transgender people: 'It is past time children know the names of LGBTQ+ pioneers'...

When Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago this spring, the city's school district put together a lesson guide with ideas and resources for teaching about her inauguration — without explicitly referencing her sexual orientation. "Chica...

 2019-09-03 10:00 

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Daywatch: A challenger for Kim Foxx, the first day — ever — at Englewood STEM High School, and other things to know to start your day...

Want Daywatch delivered to your inbox? Sign up here. | Get the top Tribune stories of the day on your smart speaker | Here's how to get the most out of your Tribune subscription | Got something to say? Join the conversation on our Facebook page Good m...

 2019-09-03 07:00 

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Dubai to curb pace of construction projects as prices fall...

Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as property prices fall and the sheer scale of developments threatens to outstrip demand. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered the cr...

 2019-09-03 05:00 

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Ask Amy: Aspiring lawyer rests his case...

Dear Amy: My brother and I are both in our young 20s and are still living at home. I am getting my Master's degree and my brother has recently decided that he would like to study for the LSAT and attend law school. He has never much liked school, nor ...

 2019-09-03 04:45 

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2019 Equity Jeff nominations are in: Porchlight and Paramount are tops, Goodman and Chicago Shakes are mostly snubbed...

Porchlight Theatre Company, long a favorite of the Joseph Jefferson Committee, had another banner year in the Jeff nominations, scoring a formidable 17 nominations and seeing virtually its entire season of work on the most-admired list. The Paramount Thea...

 2019-09-03 03:27 

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Rick Renteria gets ejected again as the White Sox drop their 7th straight, 11-3 to the Indians...

White Sox starter Ross Detwiler had a short night. And so did manager Rick Renteria. The Sox manager was ejected in the fifth inning of Monday's 11-3 loss to the Indians in front of 16,149 at Progressive Field. It was the Sox's seventh consecutive...

 2019-09-03 02:19 

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Northbrook officials brew up new 'Friday Night' event...

Northbrook officials have brewed a new idea for a community event that they anticipate beer lovers and non-beer lovers alike can enjoy. The inaugural "Friday Night Flights" takes place Friday at the Techny Prairie Park and Fields, said Madeline Fa...

 2019-09-03 02:10 

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Week 1 preview: Breaking down all things Bears-Packers, including the Matt Nagy-Mitch Trubisky partnership, in the Bear Download podcast...

Welcome to the weekly Bear Download podcast. Listen below or subscribe and listen on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Play The NFL regular season is here, and Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are basking in the glow of Bears-Packers. They dive into the ...

 2019-09-03 01:15 

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Will the White Sox call up Luis Robert? The team will announce September promotions Tuesday....

The White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte saw its playoff hopes end Monday with a loss to Norfolk. Now the wait begins to see which players the Sox call up. Sox manager Rick Renteria said an announcement will be made Tuesday. But he cautioned that ...

 2019-09-03 00:35 

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Charles Tillman and his rowing partner arrive exhausted but elated after their trek across Lake Michigan for charity...

Charles Tillman and Jacob Beckley docked their row boat and stretched out on a pier at 31st Street Harbor for a few minutes, completely exhausted. Family, fans and Tillman's former Bears teammates Jerry Azumah and Anthony Adams cheered their arrival a...

 2019-09-03 00:09 

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Cubs newcomer Brad Wieck is getting results with his nasty new curveball...

Mariners left-handed hitter Kyle Seager bent over Monday as a pitch from Cubs left-handed newcomer Brad Wieck came toward him. But Wieck's curve broke sharply over the plate for a called third strike. Wieck then continued to flash his polished pitch t...

 2019-09-02 22:30 

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Column: Bears express optimism about their tight ends despite more questions than evidence...

The Bears could find themselves where they left off last season, at least in terms of their tight ends, when the season kicks off Thursday night against the Packers. Trey Burton has what general manager Ryan Pace described as a "minor groin strain,...

 2019-09-02 20:55 

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5 things we heard from Bears coordinators, including the kicking competition 'paying dividends' and accounting for Trey Burton's potential absence...

Bears coordinators spoke with the media Monday as their units prepared for the season opener against the Packers. Here are five things we heard. 1. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said he is "really proud" of the Bears' process to find a...

 2019-09-02 20:10 

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'Ready to get this thing rolling': Here's what Ryan Pace had to say about Eddy Pineiro's outlook, Trey Burton's injury and Bears roster cuts...

Bears general manager Ryan Pace chatted with media at Halas Hall on Monday to wrap up the preseason and look ahead to a season that features the highest expectations of his five-year tenure. "The vibe in the building right now, I would say, is excitem...

 2019-09-02 20:03 

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'So. (Bleeping). Ready': A year after his dazzling Bears debut, Khalil Mack can't wait for the Packers to get to town...

It has been seven months, three weeks and six days since Khalil Mack last hit an opponent in an NFL game. Which would explain why Mack leaned his head back Monday afternoon, smiled widely and, in his chill but emphatic way, offered this proclamation. "...

 2019-09-02 19:43 

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Illinois running back Mike Epstein is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the opener...

Illinois running back Mike Epstein will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury Saturday in the opener against Akron, coach Lovie Smith said Monday. Epstein hung a towel over his head and covered his face as he was carted off the Memoria...

 2019-09-02 18:23 

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100 greatest moments in Chicago Bears history...

100 greatest moments in Chicago Bears history...

 2019-09-02 18:11 

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Cubs expect Yu Darvish to start Saturday but are mindful of his increased workload this season...

Adbert Alzolay was promoted Monday from Triple-A Iowa, but the Cubs insisted the arrival of one of their top prospects should be interpreted as insurance in the event Yu Darvish can't make his next start Saturday against the Brewers. "It's alw...

 2019-09-02 17:05 

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Super Bowl or bust? 5 Bears storylines to watch in 2019...

The Bears haven't made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons since Lovie Smith's 2005 and 2006 teams. But after Matt Nagy's group broke an eight-year playoff drought in his first season as coach, a return to the postseason — and a deeper ...

 2019-09-02 16:08 

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Javier Baez is out of the Cubs lineup with a sore left thumb — and he could sit tomorrow too...

Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (sore left thumb) won't start Monday at Wrigley Field against the Mariners. Manager Joe Maddon intimated Baez could also sit Tuesday night if the soreness doesn't subside. Addison Russell will start at shortstop, with Ro...

 2019-09-02 15:13 

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Debra Messing fires back at Trump after Twitter feud...

"Will and Grace" star Debra Messing blasted President Donald Trump Sunday, criticizing his focus on her tweets in the midst of a mass shooting and a large hurricane. "So! I woke up this morning to my phone notifications going crazy. I got scar...

 2019-09-02 14:47 

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Comedian Kevin Hart injured in Southern California car crash...

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been injured in the crash of a vintage muscle car in the hills above Malibu. A California Highway Patrol collision report says the 40-year-old Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway...

 2019-09-02 14:22 

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Jazz Fest review: A new band makes history and lights up festival's finale...

The 41st annual Chicago Jazz Festival made music history on Sunday evening, quite a way to end this year's unusually strong event. On paper, Latino-America Unida in its first public appearance looked promising, thanks to its distinctive personnel: Eac...

 2019-09-02 14:15 

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3 takeaways from the Cubs-Brewers series, including Javier Baez's surprise leadoff move and Yu Darvish's forearm issue...

Here are three takeaways from the Cubs-Brewers series, where Milwaukee won two of three at Wrigley Field. 1. Javier Baez leading off is either brilliant or crazy. Lost in the hub-bub over Ben Zobrist's return was the surprising move by manager Joe Mad...

 2019-09-02 13:30 

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Notre Dame QB Ian Book has never gotten a speeding ticket — and why that's (mainly) a good thing as the Irish open the season tonight at Louisville...

You probably don't know the role Josh Ott played in Brady Quinn's college career. That's OK. Not many do. Ott was a terrific linebacker for Boston College in 2000-03. He tormented Notre Dame in the 2002 game, recovering a fumble and taking hom...

 2019-09-02 13:00 

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Column: Matt Nagy is the difference-maker for the Bears offense. We'll finally get to see the real thing beginning Thursday night....

After an uneven training camp and a nonexistent preseason, it's time for the unveiling of what should be a more potent Bears offense Thursday night against the Packers. Without even a small sample size of preseason action to evaluate — quarterba...

 2019-09-02 12:43 

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College football Week 1 wrap-up: Jalen Hurts tops our ranking of the transfer QB debuts. And is this the year running backs retake the Heisman race?...

The story of Week 1 was freshman quarterbacks. Three of them led victorious comebacks Saturday from double-digit deficits, capped by Bo Nix rallying Auburn past Oregon in the marquee game of the day. Earlier, North Carolina's Sam Howell threw two four...

 2019-09-02 11:30 

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Matt Nagy's balancing act: How the Coach of the Year blended success, failure and an epic offseason itinerary into his message to the 2019 Bears...

Matt Nagy used both hands to clutch his gold NFL Coach of the Year trophy once his right hand was free. It was only natural to shake hands first with the men who presented it to him, Joe Namath and Barry Sanders. No big deal. Just a couple of Hall of Fame...

 2019-09-02 11:15 

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Hit-and-run driver injures woman following argument in McKinley Park, police say...

Police are searching for the male driver of an SUV involved in a hit-and-run Monday morning in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 2:40 a.m., the woman, whose age was unknown, was struck by a gold or beige SUV in the 3200 block of ...

 2019-09-02 11:07 

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6 shot in overnight gun violence as Labor Day begins...

At least six people were shot, none fatally, in Chicago from Sunday night to the first hours of Labor Day. In the latest burst of gun violence, an outdoor party in the Little Village neighborhood turned into a crime scene after two people were shot Monday...

 2019-09-02 11:00 

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Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 4, Gale Sayers...

Gale Sayers looked over his right shoulder as if to say, "Where is everybody?" Running up the left sideline with no Bears teammates or 49ers opponents within view of the TV camera at Wrigley Field, Sayers slowed down to enjoy the final 20 yards of...

 2019-09-02 10:00 

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Englewood is losing 4 high schools, but a new STEM campus is seen as 'huge opportunity' for the struggling neighborhood...

As Cherice Price's son and the rest of Englewood STEM High School's inaugural freshman class find their lockers on the first day of school Tuesday, two other Englewood schools — Hope and Harper — will start the year without freshman or...

 2019-09-02 07:00 

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Investing: What your advisor isn't telling you...

Barbara Roper, director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America and a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission 's Investor Advisory Committee, discusses what investors should expect from brokers and advisers. Q: What are ...

 2019-09-02 05:00 

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Ask Amy: Father leaves some sons less than others...

Dear Amy: Should I tell my sons (ages 19 and 21) that their father has elected to bequeath them half of what he is bequeathing their three half-siblings -- aged 32, 37 and 39? The siblings are close and have a strong bond. They all love their father. This...

 2019-09-02 02:55 

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NL Central tracker: With 26 games left, Cubs trail the Cardinals by 3, but they hold the 2nd NL wild-card spot...

On the morning of Aug. 9, the Cubs held a 3-game lead in the National League Central Division. A little more than three weeks later, they trail the Cardinals by three games. The 6-game swing leaves the Cubs with some work to do with only 26 games left in ...

 2019-09-02 02:31 

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Football notebook: Evanston makes a statement, shuts out St. Patrick...

Despite an abundance of new faces on his team, Evanston coach Mike Burzawa liked the Wildkits' defensive potential heading into the season. After a 38-0 home victory against St. Patrick on Friday night — a game that featured four defensive touch...

 2019-09-02 00:55 

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Sky close out their home schedule with a 105-78 romp over the Mercury...

Cheyenne Parker and Astou Ndour scored 18 points apiece to lead six Sky players scoring in double figures and the Sky routed the Phoenix Mercury 105-78 on Sunday at Wintrust Arena. Diamond DeShields added 15 points, Allie Quigley had 12, Kahleah Copper 11...

 2019-09-02 00:30 

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Father and daughter ride tandem bike from Evanston to Toronto for the start of college...

For Carlin Henikoff, arriving on campus Saturday to start her first year at the University of Toronto was an accomplishment in itself. It took 18-year-old Henikoff and her father, Troy Henikoff, six days to cover the 550 miles between Evanston and Toronto...

 2019-09-02 00:07 

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Nanny charged with aggravated battery in striking of 7-month-old that mother witnessed on remote video monitoring system...

A Skokie mother watched in horror as her 7-month-old son's nanny put the baby down in his crib, grabbed an arm and leg, whipped the child around, and hit him so hard he cried, prosecutors said Sunday. All that was captured in real-time Aug. 26 on a re...

 2019-09-01 22:17 

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Serena Williams turns her right ankle but holds on to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals...

Serena Williams seemingly was cruising along to a straightforward victory in the U.S. Open's fourth round when she took an awkward step while up at the net for a volley and twisted her right ankle. She tumbled to the ground and sat there, cross-legged...

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