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Reinsdorf — his kingdom for a legit winner! — must be wondering, at least on some level, if he’s ever going to see his basketball team or his baseball team win another championship.
“My dad’s not out there with me,” the Bulls icon’s son says. “At the end of the day, it’s my own legacy.”
Payton Gendron, 18, a white suspect in the Buffalo shooting, is called a teenager. Michael Brown Jr., 18, Black victim of a police shooting, is referred to as a man.
Nostalgia was thick in the air outside Wrigley Field as the Cubs immortalized their greatest pitcher.
Inside of Telie Woods’ new eatery is a sign that says “Shalom,” welcoming all.
The Census Bureau admitted last week that it had screwed up Illinois’ decennial headcount, and the state actually grew by about 250,000 people.
Alabama’s Nick Saban accuses Texas A&M of buying players through NILs, and Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t like it one bit.
The entertaining ‘Facing Nolan’ gets the taciturn pitcher to discuss his life and his competitive side.
“I truly believe the greatest symbol of evil in our time is a child lying in a casket, slaughtered by violence. How many people have to die and children slaughtered before we say, ‘Enough!?’ ”
City Hall and HUD now agree: People shouldn’t have to live in the conditions faced by residents of the badly run, federally subsidized Ellis Lakeview Apartments in North Kenwood.
The laughter has an edge when the crazy hijinks could get deadly serious at any moment.
Black women coined the phrase “reproductive justice,” which is grounded in Black feminism and human rights.
What is there to say about cynical opportunists like Tucker Carlson and his Fox News colleagues ,who peddle this poison for fun and profit?
Critical local and state contests this November will determine who counts the votes in 2024. Those unsexy races could make the difference in 2024 between an election and a coup.
Documentary on HBO digs up a treasure trove of great performances and artifacts but doesn’t sugarcoat his problems.
Emmy Rossum sparkles as the blonde phenomenon who put herself on billboards and willed herself into stardom.
Fischer Paper Products will be at National Restaurant Association show this weekend.
Jessie Buckley stars as a traumatized widow feeling menaced by a series of guys all played (brilliantly) by Rory Kinnear.
In-person early voting starts May 26 in Chicago; June 1 for suburban Cook residents; and on Thursday for voters in Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane counties and other parts of Illinois.
Despite all of his obvious problems, Donald Trump backed him anyway, even posting a late defense of the serial screw-up on his Truth Social account. Cawthorn lost the GOP primary.
Hochul is right that the Supreme Court has recognized exceptions to the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. She is wrong in thinking that “hate speech” is one of them.
The former Bears running back is dealing with his latest setback, a ruptured Achilles tendon.
J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek star as a small-town Illinois couple with a mysterious portal in the tool shed.
Like Joel Cairo, I wish the Republicans had concocted a more sensible story for me to repeat.
As silent movie people invade the sumptuous manor, some of the family ventures to France to provide additional eyefuls.
The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won’t consider themselves responsible.