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U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China

chicagotribune.com — The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation. He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
Aug 01, 2014

Nearly 1 in 10 University of Illinois freshmen will come from China this fall. 1 in 10! trib.in/1scOgbM #UICHINA

Aug 01, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: #UICHINA series: Nearly 1 in 10 U. of I. freshmen will come from China this fall. Find out why trib.in/XoSQZc pic.twitter.com/WUrBXOz4a9

Aug 01, 2014

RT @scottkleinberg: This fall, nearly 1 in 10 University of Illinois freshmen will come from China. 1 in 10! trib.in/Xpi5ux #UICHINA

Aug 01, 2014

Nearly 1 in 10 University of Illinois freshmen will come from China this fall. 1 in 10! trib.in/Xpi5ux #UICHINA

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Lollapalooza 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: If you’re stuck at work (say, at a newspaper…), you can revel in the soon to be soaked #Lolla experience here: trib.in/1ljOPuB

Aug 01, 2014

RT @JaneHirt: #Lollapalooza: Live coverage all weekend long --including live food blogging-- from @chicagotribune. trib.in/1zD0jSi

Aug 01, 2014

#Lollapalooza: Live coverage all weekend long --including live food blogging-- from @chicagotribune. trib.in/1zD0jSi

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Charles Joly is World Class Bartender of the Year

chicagotribune.com — If there was ever a way to name the best cocktail makers on the planet, the World Class Bartender of the Year competition might do the job. And in 2014, it's The Aviary's Charles Joly. At the competition held in London Friday evening, Joly was named the winner, voted on by an international panel of bartending and spirits experts.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @pang: Wow. The Aviary's Charles Joly takes top prize in London, named best bartender in the world chicagotribune.com/entertainment/… #chicago

Aug 01, 2014

Wow. The Aviary's Charles Joly takes top prize in London, named best bartender in the world chicagotribune.com/entertainment/… #chicago

Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test

chicagotribune.com — A powerful Chicago alderman's sister who failed Chicago Public Schools' selection test for principals twice will become the new principal at Gray Elementary thanks to changes in the district's hiring policy made in July. Catherine Sugrue has been an assistant principal at the Portage Park school for a year.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: Alderman's sister named CPS principal despite failing eligibility test trib.in/1ljVpkK

Aug 01, 2014

And the best part: "The interim status is indefinite and at the discretion of the CEO." trib.in/1oWgPcz

Aug 01, 2014

Alderman's sister twice fails CPS principal test so instead is appointed as an interim . . . trib.in/1oWgPcz

Aug 01, 2014

RT @JeffCercone: Ald. Patrick O'Connor's sister named #CPS principal despite failing eligibility test twice chicagotribune.com/news/ct-princi…

Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope

chicagotribune.com — Over a bleak stretch of the Kennedy Expressway that is often jammed with soul-crushing traffic, the enormous holiday light displays burst through the rush-hour malaise. At Easter, a 12-foot pink bunny, flanked by eggs and flowers, waves cheerily at bleary-eyed commuters. On St.
Aug 01, 2014

There's a touching story behind that "Rosie" sign on the Kennedy. trib.in/1lks0XB pic.twitter.com/9bADeRskOu

Aug 01, 2014

Seeing her name in lights gives Rosie Colucci something to smile about. Here's why. trib.in/1lks0XB pic.twitter.com/sJCEtt4naq

Inside iO Theater's new home in Lincoln Park

chicagotribune.com — Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class.
Aug 01, 2014

Great story on the new iO and Charna Halpern (my friend's aunt) by @NinaMetzNews. Dogs included. chicagotribune.com/entertainment/…

Aug 01, 2014

The Chicago improv theater where Tina Fey, Amy Poehler & @GhostPanther got their start takes big step into the future trib.in/1sdBlX7

McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage

chicagotribune.com — Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today defended the way the department keeps track of its crime statistics and took a shot at the media, complaining that news organizations often report crime numbers "without context." His remarks came at a City Council committee hearing prompted by stories in the media and a report by the city's top watchdog that have questioned Police Department statistics under McCarthy's leadership.
Aug 01, 2014

Still so many questions. RT @chicagotribune: Police Supt. McCarthy defends crime reporting, faults media coverage trib.in/WRJDc1

Aug 01, 2014

Chicago's top cop defends crime stat accuracy: "It's really simple, you can't hide bodies" trib.in/WRJDc1 pic.twitter.com/76piHMujOI

Aug 01, 2014

@ChicagoBreaking: McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage chicagotribune.com/news/local/bre…” When in doubt, blame media

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Aug 01, 2014

RT @NiemanLab: The Chicago Tribune launched a mobile-friendly redesign of its site today nie.mn/1ogSZmG

Aug 01, 2014

Looks like new Chicago Tribune web/mobile design implements @latimes design framework. discover.chicagotribune.com

Aug 01, 2014

RT @BradBiggs: Chicago Tribune rolling out a new web site today right here discover.chicagotribune.com. Worth checking out. #newchicagotribune

Aug 01, 2014

Chicago Tribune rolling out a new web site today right here discover.chicagotribune.com. Worth checking out. #newchicagotribune

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CEO 'stable' after Loop shooting: 'Keep praying for him'

chicagotribune.com — A LaSalle Street CEO shot by a co-worker over a demotion was stable this morning after undergoing surgery for wounds to the head and stomach, according to a family spokesman who asked friends to "please keep praying for him."
Aug 01, 2014

RT @Annie1221: From trusted partner to disgruntled gunman: former ArrowStream exec talks to Tribune's @merjourn: trib.in/1nbeOUC

Aug 01, 2014

RT @Annie1221: From trusted partner to disgruntled gunman: former ArrowStream exec talks to Tribune's @merjourn: trib.in/1nbeOUC

Aug 01, 2014

RT @Annie1221: From trusted partner to disgruntled gunman: former ArrowStream exec talks to Tribune's @merjourn: trib.in/1nbeOUC

Goose Island reveals Bourbon County Stout lineup

chicagotribune.com — Goose Island has finalized its roster of 2014 releases in its vaunted Bourbon County Stout series, all of which will be released, as usual, on Black Friday. This year that lands on Nov. 28. Beergraphs.com lists seven of the world's top 20 beers as from the Bourbon County Stout series.

Bears practice Friday with reshuffled offensive line

chicagotribune.com — BOURBONNAIS -- Much has been made of the potential of the Chicago Bears' offensive line heading into the 2014 season. The optimism comes with good reason, too. The Bears made great progress up front during a record-setting offensive year in 2013.

Rock Concert Craze Has Fans Flying In Face Of Danger

articles.chicagotribune.com — The drums pound, the guitars wail, and near the stage rock fans slam into each other with wild abandon. It's a ritualistic show of solidarity with the music, say some. It's jerky behavior, say others. It's dangerous, say an increasing number of people troubled by the growing popularity of "moshing," the current name for what used to be called slam-dancing.

Man gets natural life plus 25 years for son's murder, girlfriend's assault

chicagotribune.com — Margaret Jefferson collapsed into the arms of relatives outside a courtroom Friday moments after a Cook County judge sentenced her former boyfriend to natural life in prison plus 25 years for a brutal attack that left their 3-year-old son dead.

Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

chicagotribune.com — After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500 and 2,000 votes.)

Julie Wernau - chicagotribune.com

chicagotribune.com — Julie Wernau is the energy and green technology reporter for the Chicago Tribune's business section. She covers electric and natural gas utilities, energy markets, green tech start-ups, battery technology, energy legislation, the country's largest owner of nuclear power plants, the coal, oil, natural gas, wind and solar industries and their associated regulators.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @littlewern: Energy news junkies: Redesign of @chicagotribune means each reporter gets his/her own web page. Here's mine: chicagotribune.com/chi-julie-wern…

Aug 01, 2014

Energy news junkies: Redesign of @chicagotribune means each reporter gets his/her own web page. Here's mine: chicagotribune.com/chi-julie-wern…

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