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  • News the rest of the media won't give you about 2015

    News the rest of the media won't give you about 2015
    Here's the news the rest of the media won't give you about 2015. Actually, they're predictions. Or they're jokes. Frankly, there isn't much difference most of the time, unless the person doing the predicting is named Tom Skilling. Otherwise, Jay...
  • Mariners acquire Smith as possible platoon outfielder

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH After adding outfielder Justin Ruggiano in a mid-December trade, the Seattle Mariners continued bulking up their outfield just before the end of the year. Seattle acquired...
  • Chicago book news: Chicago Writers Association's annual awards winners announced

    The Chicago Writers Association recently announced the winners of their fourth annual Book of the Year Awards. The winners are "The Hundred-Year House" by Rebecca Makkai (Traditional Fiction), "Carpe Diem, Illinois (A Leo Townsend novel)" by Kristin A....
  • Predicting the known unknowns of 2015

    Predicting the known unknowns of 2015
    I was diagnosed with a cataract in 2014, which perhaps explains the cloudy vision of the future I exhibited a year ago in this space when readers and I attempted to predict the news of the next 12 months. My forecast was that the stock market would be...
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • Jay Cutler MVP? That's not even the boldest 2015 prediction out there

    Jay Cutler MVP? That's not even the boldest 2015 prediction out there
    Reporters from around the nation expect big things for Chicago as they make some bold calls for the sports world in 2015. Theo Epstein’s Cubs make the playoffs Predicted by: Boston.com "... (Jon) Lester and our old pal Theo Epstein can raise a...
  • Cubs sign outfielder Chris Denorfia for $2.6 million

    Free-agent outfielder Chris Denorfia has signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Cubs on Wednesday, adding another veteran to the mix. Barring another acquisition, Denorfia is likely to platoon in left field with left-handed hitting Chris Coghlan....
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • Coming year in architecture figures to be filled with drama

     Coming year in architecture figures to be filled with drama
    It looks like 2015 will be another drama-filled year in architecture. Several important buildings and public spaces, as well as the much-anticipated Chicago Architecture Biennial, are poised to make their debuts. These are among the stories you'll be...
  • Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million

    Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million
    The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a contract offer to free-agent starting pitcher Jon Lester this week. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe said the offer to Lester falls in the $110-$120 million range over six years, according to a major-league source....