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Banks, Caray statues moved for Wrigley renovation

chicagotribune.com — As the statues of Ernie Banks and Harry Caray were removed, the Chicago Cubs are hoping that Mother Nature and a cooperative local government will allow them to accelerate the first phase of Wrigley Field's renovations. "We have 26 weeks," Julian Green, the Cubs' vice president of communications, said Wednesday morning as the statue of Banks was uprooted from its base.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @amandakaschube: Ernie Banks & Harry Caray sent to Michigan as Wrigley renovations begin, via @MDGonzales trib.in/1pGMI4W #cubs h…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @amandakaschube: Ernie Banks & Harry Caray sent to Michigan as Wrigley renovations begin, via @MDGonzales trib.in/1pGMI4W #cubs h…

Mark Bolan, a founding member of ComedySportz, dies

chicagotribune.com — Mark Bolan, one of the founding ensemble members the Chicago outpost of ComedySportz, was killed in a car accident early Monday morning, the improv theater has confirmed. Bolan, a 55-year-old married resident of Lombard, was the passenger in a car that was struck by a runaway tire from another vehicle.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @NinaMetzNews: Dammit. I'm sad to report Mark Bolan, a mainstay at Chicago's ComedySportz, was killed in a car accident. trib.in/1oBqiCF

Oct 01, 2014

RT @NinaMetzNews: Dammit. I'm sad to report Mark Bolan, a mainstay at Chicago's ComedySportz, was killed in a car accident. trib.in/1oBqiCF

Oct 01, 2014

Dammit. I'm sad to report Mark Bolan, a mainstay at Chicago's ComedySportz, was killed in a car accident. trib.in/1oBqiCF

Bulls' Taj Gibson still in Sixth Man Award hunt

chicagotribune.com — If players voted, Bulls forward Taj Gibson already would have one first-place nod for this season's Sixth Man of the Year award. "To win big, sacrifices must be made, and I think Taj is a proven winner and someone who will sacrifice for this team," teammate Joakim Noah said after Wednesday's first practice at the Advocate Center.

Hot Doug's vs. Dougie McBuckets

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Trespassing Ohio State student might not lose Evans scholarship

chicagotribune.com — The Ohio State student who ran onto the field at Ohio Stadium on Saturday and got body-slammed by a Buckeyes strength coach might not lose his Evans scholarship after all. Jeff Harrison, the organization's senior vice president of education, said Wednesday that 21-year-old Anthony Wunder has been removed from the Evans Scholar residence and suspended from group activities but that his scholarship has not been canceled.
Oct 01, 2014

The OSU kid who got slammed to turf at Ohio Stadium might NOT lose his scholarship. Trib story: chicagotribune.com/sports/college… @espn @sportscenter

Oct 01, 2014

RT @TeddyGreenstein: Turns out the OSU kid who got slammed to turf at Ohio Stadium might NOT lose scholarship. Trib story: chicagotribune.com/sports/college…

Oct 01, 2014

Turns out the OSU kid who got slammed to turf at Ohio Stadium might NOT lose scholarship. Trib story: chicagotribune.com/sports/college…

Bear Download: Wiederer and Campbell on Jared Allen's return

Women's CEO boot camp: Simplify your first pitch

chicagotribune.com — Entrepreneurs need to keep simple their first presentations to investors, a business professor told a standing-room-only gathering of women business leaders in Chicago on Tuesday. "Everything you know about your business does not equal your presentation," said Waverly Deutsch, clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Haunted house owners share their opinions on John Wayne Gacy room

chicagotribune.com — Does the John Wayne Gacy room at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare cross the line? Or is everything fair game in a haunted house industry known for its morbid entertainment?
Oct 01, 2014

Haunted house operator on John Wayne Gacy room: "I don’t believe (he) should be glorified" trib.in/1uCfTOo pic.twitter.com/en7IYHXjK9

Oct 01, 2014

Chicago-area haunted house owners share their opinions on Rob Zombie's John Wayne Gacy room: trib.in/1wZpIDW

deliberations begin in Naperville 'smart meter' case

chicagotribune.com — A DuPage County jury this afternoon is deciding if a Naperville woman resisted arrest during an encounter with police that took place while she was filming workers installing a wireless utility meter in 2013. After closing arguments in the case of Malia "Kim" Bendis, 42, jurors began deliberations at about noon at the Wheaton courthouse.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @stopsmeters: Kim Bendis of #Naperville Smeter Awareness found NOT GUILTY by IL court in #smartmeters forced trespass case. GoKim! chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperv…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @melissajenco: UPDATE: Naperville woman found not guilty in smart meter case. buff.ly/1nN9gGW

Fitzgerald gets tough on Wildcats, gets results

chicagotribune.com — On the morning after Northwestern lost its second straight home game, the Wildcats coaching staff gathered to meet the new boss. Who looked exactly like the old boss, except something definitely was different about Pat Fitzgerald. "Sometimes you have to change plans,'' Fitzgerald said Wednesday. The plan under Fitzgerald always revolved around being relentlessly positive.

Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne

chicagotribune.com — The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel. "My friend," Jackson asked his enemy, "why are you tearing the hair out of my horse's tail?"
Oct 01, 2014

RT @ChiTribBooks: Like one of Stonewall Jackson’s marches, S.C. Gwynne’s “Rebel Yell” establishes a furious pace: trib.in/1vlBhEk #printersrow

O'Hare edges Atlanta airport in flights despite cancellations

chicagotribune.com — Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: 4 days after fire at air-traffic center, O'Hare surpasses Atlanta in total flights trib.in/1v8dA25 pic.twitter.com/qnxPGxaT6K