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  • Sochi Olympics: What to expect on Saturday [Video]

    Sochi Olympics: What to expect on Saturday [Video]
    Times Deputy Sports Editor John Cherwa and Chicago Tribune sports editor Mike Kellams will be supplying a daily video log from Sochi, previewing each day of the Winter Olympics. On Saturday, you can expect the women's portion of the new Olympic team...
  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room. "How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English. The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
  • Sochi hotel tells our reporter: Don't let dangerous water touch your face

    Sochi hotel tells our reporter: Don't let dangerous water touch your face
    If there's a gold medal for tweeting, we have a winner. When Stacy St. Clair arrived in Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics for the Chicago Tribune, she probably wasn't expecting to tweet this. And she definitely wasn't expecting this tweet to go viral....
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
  • Beanie Babies founder gets probation for tax evasion

    Ty Warner, the billionaire founder of Beanie Babies stuffed toys, was sentenced to probation for hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account and failing to report his interest income. U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras rejected federal...
  • Taxi cab wars 101

    Taxi cab wars 101
    Chicago Tribune business columnist Melissa Harris explains how ride-sharing companies like Uber have met resistance from Chicago government.
  • Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★★ 1/2

    Ebert documentary, 'Life Itself,' gets thumbs up ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
  • Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator

    Michael Sporn dies at 67; Oscar- and Emmy-nominated animator
    Animation director Michael Sporn, best known for his adaptations of children's stories that were shown on HBO, PBS and other networks, had a childhood that was interrupted. When he was a toddler his father abandoned the family, and although his mother...
  • PASSINGS: James C. Dowdle

    James C. Dowdle Executive helped expand Tribune's TV, Internet operations James C. Dowdle, 79, an executive who played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate, died Monday of congestive heart failure at his home...
  • Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career

     Christopher Jones dies at 72; actor quit at peak of career
    As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones — who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers — said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a...
  • Letter to principals

    Dear Principal: Entries are now being accepted for the Chicago Tribune's 29th annual Illinois High School All-State Academic Team scholarship, and we invite you to nominate a student from your senior class. (Click here to print out a pdf of 2014...