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There must be someone besides me watching "House of Cards." Someone? Hello? I know you're out there. The new made-for-Netflix series, a baker's dozen of episodes that made their debut in one fell swoop two weeks ago, has gotten as much publicity...
By Tuesday, the argument over gun control had almost vanished from my Facebook feed. Gone were the passionate gun-related posts that had dominated Facebook since Friday, when a man walked into a Connecticut grade school, pulled the trigger on a semi-...
Big picture, not much went right for the “Today Show's” planned broadcast from Chicago this week. First, terrible, significant news happened in Oklahoma, meaning stars Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie would never make it to the live location...
William Daley called Wednesday from China about 11 p.m. Beijing time, saying "the crazy hours, long days and time lag" were "kind of getting to" him. Daley and World Business Chicago Vice Chairman Michael Sacks, a top adviser to Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
Not every night will you see Gov. Pat Quinn shaking hands with players in the Cubs dugout or Sen. Dick Durbin mingling with team Chairman Tom Ricketts on the field. Not every night at Clark and Addison will you find Sec. of State Hillary Clinton...
Unless Carlos Marmol gets involved, the Cubs still hope to close a deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field by Monday's home opener. Assuming the agreement can overcome a late-inning scare, planned improvements at the venerable 99-year-old...
Quaint ballparks are cool, no question about it. But they don't win championships. That's why the Yankees did an ugly overhaul on the House That Ruth built in the mid-1970s and scrapped the original Yankee Stadium altogether five seasons ago. It's why...
Barbara Byrd-Bennett still remembers how often her daughter, Nailah, quoted coaches of every sport growing up in New York. Nowadays, Byrd-Bennett frequently hears similar reverence repeated from her twin grandsons, who just started playing football....
If the Cubs falling a wind shift short of a game-winning home run in the ninth inning of Monday's home-opening 7-4 loss to the Brewers teased your emotions and tested your resolve, imagine how Tom Ricketts felt. The Cubs chairman arrived at Wrigley...
After the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Emanuel extolled the value of video surveillance cameras and promised to keep adding them in Chicago, which already has the nation's most extensive network. In Boston, the cameras didn't deter the killers, but...
Video surveillance cameras have been growing in popularity for years, but in recent weeks their advance has gotten a turbo boost. After helping to identify two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, the cameras went from occasionally desirable to...
Hearing Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts publicly threaten to move the team out of Wrigley Field for the first time Wednesday if his restoration plan meets resistance immediately raised an obvious question. What took so long? Ricketts told the City Club...
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