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How Day Of The Dead Ofrendas Pay Tribute To Those Lost To COVID-19: ‘People Only Die The Day You Forget Them’
CHICAGO — A bouquet and votive candles with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe sit near the wedding portrait of Gardenia Rangel’s parents on a small table in the living room of their old home. The electric candles haven’t been turned off since her mo
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The Chicago Blackhawks Remain Winless After A 4-1 Loss To The Vancouver Canucks, Falling To 0-4-1 On The Season
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks added to one of the worst starts in franchise history, falling to 0-4-1 with a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Patrick Kane night Thursday at the United Center. The Hawks already had set a team record Tuesday by
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Editorial: Confirm Rahm Emanuel For Japan Post, Notwithstanding The Disconnect
The “Saturday Night Live” sketch writes itself: Rahm Emanuel, the famously profane and blunt former mayor of knuckle-tough Chicago, charged with running U.S. diplomacy in the nation where politeness and decorum matters more than anywhere else in the
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Nina Metz: Fear Is Fun (for Some Of Us): Why We’re Drawn To Horror And Scary Movies
I cannot watch scary movies. I know my limits. For me, fully make-believe scenarios conjure lasting fears, which is why I am forever fascinated that plenty of audiences have the opposite reaction. Why are we — well, you — drawn to horror films? I’ve
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For Loyal Portillo’s Customers, IPO Puts A New Item On The Menu: Shares In A Favorite Company
Portillo’s is expected to go public Thursday and raise $405.4 million with its initial public offering. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based fast casual chain offered nearly 20.3 million shares of its stock at $20 per share — a little less than the cost of
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Commentary: Climate Change Is A Superpower. Mobilizing All Nations To Fight It Is The Only Viable Resistance
The world has been experiencing the steady and mounting impact of climate disruption for the last few decades. The United Nations’ annual Climate Change Summit has long been warning of irreversible serious disruption caused by melting ice caps, risin
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Chicago Police Union Official Compares Vaccine Standoff With Mayor To ‘Hunger Games’
CHICAGO — A top Chicago police union official on Wednesday referred to the organization’s vaccine standoff with Mayor Lori Lightfoot as “The Hunger Games” and warned younger officers that if they gave in on this, “What issue is next?” The message fro
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Chicago Bears Brush Off Aaron Rodgers’ ‘I Still Own You!’ Taunt — ‘Let’s Face It, He’s Not Totally Wrong’ — While Even Tom Brady Is Making Jokes At Their Expense
The Chicago Bears probably didn’t need another reminder of Aaron Rodgers hopping around the Soldier Field end zone and yelling, “I still own you!” to cap the Green Bay Packers’ 24-14 victory. They have new things to worry about as they prepare to pla
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‘The French Dispatch’ Review: This Time, Wes Anderson Traps Bill Murray And Cast In The World Of His Invention
The great Hollywood film composer David Raksin said it: “None of my music should ever be played for the first time, since it only confuses people.” I’ve read several colleagues (those who traveled the festival circuit earlier this year) say something
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Brad Biggs: Bears Need To Get Tight Ends More Involved In Passing Game — A Constant Refrain Under Coach Matt Nagy
CHICAGO — Opportunity meets need when it comes to the Chicago Bears and getting their tight ends involved in the passing game. There are only so many ways to write about how the team has players at the position who can be deployed more in the passing
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‘Dune’ Review: Frank Herbert’s Science Fiction Epic Gets A Movie That’s Hypnotically Beautiful. Is That Enough?
On screen, Frank Herbert’s Baron Harkonnen-sized 1965 novel “Dune” best suits a director operating in a pre-”Star Wars” mode of storytelling. The patient, densely embroidered narrative invests heavily in themes of environmental, ecological and coloni
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Jonathan Franzen’s New Novel ‘Crossroads’ Is Set In The Chicago ‘Burbs And Launches A Trilogy. He Knows You Already Have An Opinion About It.
This new book by Jonathan Franzen, sigh, is terrific. In fact, “Crossroads” is one of his best, overflowing with family crisis, morality, mundanity — a nearly 19th century potboiler of ordinariness, across 600 pages, set in suburban Chicago. It is th
Chicago Tribune3 min citite
‘Found’ Review: Three American Teenagers Adopted As Infants In China Seek Out Their Family Roots In This Netflix Documentary
For adopted children curious for information about their biological family, that process can be especially complicated in cases of international adoption. Complicated doesn’t necessarily mean impossible, though, and the three teens at the center of “
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In Senate Hearing To Become Envoy To Japan, Rahm Emanuel Both Defends And Expresses Regret Over Handling Of Laquan McDonald Shooting
CHICAGO — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel both defended and expressed regret over his handling of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald under questioning from senators during a confirmation hearing Wednesday on his nomination as U.S. ambassador to
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Illinois Hospital Systems Losing Hundreds Of Workers Because Of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
CHICAGO — Some Illinois hospital systems are losing hundreds of employees as deadlines loom for health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines — even as most workers have agreed to get the shots. Gov. J.B. Pritzker set a deadline of Sept. 19 for all Il
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Paul Sullivan: Spending ‘Intelligently’ Is The New Mantra For Chicago Cubs President Jed Hoyer. But What Does It Really Mean?
Former Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has an interesting philosophy on how to get ahead in the world, no matter what line of work you’re in. “Whoever your boss is, or your bosses are, they have 20% of their job that they just don’t like,” Epstei
Chicago Tribune4 min citite
John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ Paintings Welcome Back Visitors To The Museum Of Broadcast Communications In Chicago
CHICAGO — A reimagined Museum of Broadcast Communications is now reopened and free to the public — including, for a limited time, a micro-gallery of three ridiculous artworks courtesy of John Oliver and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” The MBC was among ju
Chicago Tribune3 min cititeCrime & Violence
R. Kelly Was On Suicide Watch After Conviction In New York, Lawyer Says As Trial Date Set In Chicago Case
CHICAGO — R&B singer R. Kelly was on suicide watch following his conviction on racketeering charges in New York, his lawyer told a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday. In the first court hearing since a jury found Kelly guilty three weeks ago, atto
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Paul Sullivan: Chicago Bulls Begin Their 2021-22 Journey With A 94-88 Win Over The Detroit Pistons — And With Many Questions Waiting To Be Answered
After all of the hype about the Chicago Bulls roster overhaul, the new era finally began Wednesday night with the season opener against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. But was this really the beginning of a new era for the Bulls or jus
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Editorial: Chicago’s Cops-and-vaccines Farce Is A Great Media Drama. But It’s Not Worth The Price Of Admission
Enough with this made-for-TV war over cops, City Hall and its vaccine mandates. Enough already. It is beyond time for some adults to step onto the field of battle, preach the values of empathy, tolerance and service, and remind both sides that this c
Chicago Tribune4 min citite
‘Good Timing With Jo Firestone’ Review: The Comedian Helps A Group Of People In Their 70s And 80s Learn How To Do Stand-up Comedy
At the start of the pandemic, Jo Firestone began teaching a weekly online comedy workshop for seniors. Stand-up comedy as a profession can be brutal, but as an amateur pursuit later in life, maybe it’s remarkably freeing once you’ve made it into your
Chicago Tribune6 min cititeAmerican Government
In Senate Hearing To Become Envoy To Japan, Rahm Emanuel Both Defends And Expresses Regret Over Handling Of Laquan McDonald Shooting
CHICAGO — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel both defended and expressed regret over his handling of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald under questioning from senators during a confirmation hearing Wednesday on his nomination as U.S. ambassador to
Chicago Tribune1 min cititeCrime & Violence
Authorities Search Illinois Canal For Stacy Peterson’s Body, Her Sister Says
CHICAGO — Authorities searched the Illinois & Michigan canal near Lockport on Tuesday at the urging of the sister of Stacy Peterson, the missing wife of convicted murderer Drew Peterson, her sister said. Illinois State Police confirmed they searched
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Federal Panel Tosses Illinois' Initial Democratic State Legislative Map And Will Consider Alternatives To Revised Plan
CHICAGO — A three-judge federal panel on Tuesday tossed the state legislative redistricting plan Illinois Democrats drew based on population estimates as unconstitutional, and said it will consider alternatives to a revised Democratic plan approved l
Chicago Tribune7 min cititeAmerican Government
On Seventh Anniversary Of Laquan McDonald’s Murder, Rahm Emanuel Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing For Japan Ambassadorship
Rahm Emanuel will face a Senate confirmation hearing on his appointment as the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Wednesday, which also marks the seventh anniversary of the defining event of his tenure as Chicago mayor — the police murder of Laquan McDonald
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Brad Biggs: The Chicago Bears Go From Facing 1 Elite QB To Another. To Hang With Tom Brady And The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, They’ll Have To Turn Rookie Justin Fields Loose.
As much as the Chicago Bears will cringe seeing replays of Aaron Rodgers sneaking inside the pylon for a touchdown on a 6-yard scramble — and informing those seated in the southwest corner of Soldier Field he retains ownership of the franchise — the
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Editorial: We Have To Rethink Farm Subsidies Before They Do More Damage
The autumn harvest is underway in Illinois, and it’s a juicy one despite the otherwise lousy year. Corn and soybeans matured early, yields are mostly abundant and prices stand at the third-highest level ever, according to the U.S. Agriculture Departm
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Fans Search In Vain For Chicago Sky Merchandise: ‘When A Team Wins The Super Bowl, They Have It. They’re Doing The Ladies A Disservice Here.’
Chicagoans looking to jump on the Chicago Sky bandwagon after the team won its first WNBA title may have a tough time tracking down jerseys and T-shirts to show off their fandom before the team’s championship celebration Tuesday. Fans can find Sky T
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‘Passing’ And Chicago-set ‘Any Given Day’ Among Our Top Picks For Chicago Film Fest’s Final Week
CHICAGO — Quite a week! The Chicago Sky made basketball history, as the weather continues a winning streak of its own. Meantime, the Chicago International Film Festival concludes Sunday with in-person appearances this week by, among others, writers-d
Chicago Tribune2 min citite
Chicago Blackhawks Fall To 0-3-1 With A 4-1 Loss To The New York Islanders In The Home Opener At The United Center
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks home opener began with a tribute to the late Tony Esposito and a standing ovation for Jonathan Toews, but the Hawks couldn’t cap off the night at the United Center the way they wanted to — with a win over the New Yor
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