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Upon hearing Sunday night that longtime White Sox DH Harold Baines was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by a veterans committee, my first reaction was one of elation.

“Good for Harold.”

But that was quickly followed by my second reaction:

“Poor Harold.”

One of the least controversial players...

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Geneva School District 304 and its teachers union have reached a tentative five-year contract agreement that should put students back in the classroom Tuesday.

The deal came about 3:20 a.m. Monday, following 12 hours of negotiations that started Sunday. Union members are to vote on the proposal...

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The message was as loud as the Soldier Field crowd.

It was visceral as the Bears’ Akiem Hicks’ growl when NBC’s Michelle Tafoya asked afterward about keeping the Rams’ “high-flying offense” out of the end zone Sunday night.

The NFC North-leading Bears might just be contenders after their “Sunday...

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Sometimes, a genius can outthink himself.

That's the consensus of some of Bill Belichick's former players after the New England Patriots coach came up with the wrong strategy the team's 34-33 "Miracle in Miami" loss Sunday.

"Coach Belichick outsmarted himself having Rob Gronkowski on the field...

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The "Fearless Girl" statue that inspired millions with a message of female empowerment has a new permanent home in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

The statue was removed on Nov. 27 from its spot opposite Wall Street's "Charging Bull" and unveiled at its new location Monday.

The hands-on-hips...

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We’ve come a long way from “Home Alone” and “While You Were Sleeping.”

This year’s batch of Chicago-set holiday movies include “The Christmas Chronicles,” “The Princess Switch,” “Christmas Lost and Found” and “Once Upon a Christmas Miracle.” In these versions of fairy-tale Chicago, you know your...

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Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has only four years of major league experience, but his wisdom has made a believer out of Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto.

Votto, a six-time National League All-Star and the league’s 2010 most valuable player, revealed last week on WLW-AM, the Reds’ flagship radio...

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Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto Rico where Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli once crooned. Water seeped into the lobby and guest rooms, and high winds ripped off awnings and tossed around a stainless-steel sculpture like an inflatable...

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President Donald Trump is defending the hush money payments made by his former lawyer to two women during his 2016 campaign as "a simple private transaction." He tweeted Monday that if there was wrongdoing, it's lawyer Michael Cohen's "liability" and not his.

Federal prosecutors said in a court...

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I like writing my year-end wrap-up because it gives me the opportunity to revisit the places I wrote about and find the taste memories that linger.

There are some places, sadly, that either stopped breakfast service because the traffic just wasn’t there, or closed for the same reason. My heart...

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