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Wilde pitch to Series MVP wins with technology and stuff

chicagotribune.com — Here's to you, Rikk Wilde, you big, sweaty, hyperventilating sales genius. The World Series error you were pegged with after Game 7 on Wednesday night had been changed to a hit by Thursday morning. #ChevyGuy, you get the win. Credit the save to #TechnologyandStuff.
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'Batman v. Superman' begins filming in Chicago area next week

chicagotribune.com — The highly anticipated "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to film in Chicago and the suburbs Monday through Nov.14, according to Chicago Film Office director Rich Moskal. The Zack Snyder-directed movie - which stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman - has spent nearly six months working in Michigan.

NIU unveils plans for upgrading athletic facilities

chicagotribune.com — DEKALB - Northern Illinois has announced a $138 million, privately funded plan to add three new athletic facilities, upgrade amenities in others and increase capacity at football's Huskie Stadium to as many as 42,000 seats. The completion timeframe is open-ended for a proposal that calls for a mix of private and corporate donations and income generated from amenities and specialized seating.
Oct 30, 2014

Northern Illinois University announces ambitious $138 million athletic facility upgrades. chicagotribune.com/sports/college…

Oct 30, 2014

NIU announces $138 million plan to upgrade athletic facilities trib.in/1tVrlV3

Oct 30, 2014

#NIU unveils plan to add three new athletic facilities, upgrade amenities and increase capacity at Huskie Stadium chicagotribune.com/sports/college…

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Prosecutors to announce decision in Anthony Porter case

chicagotribune.com — Cook County prosecutors are expected to announce to a judge Thursday the outcome of their year-long reinvestigation of one of Illinois' most pivotal death penalty cases -- the 1982 double murder conviction that put Anthony Porter within 48 hours of execution before a stunning confession led to his release and sent another man to prison.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @dhinkel: I just watched Alstory Simon walk out of prison and into inhospitable weather in Jacksonville, Ill. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthon…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @dhinkel: I just watched Alstory Simon walk out of prison and into inhospitable weather in Jacksonville, Ill. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthon…

Oct 30, 2014

I just watched Alstory Simon walk out of prison and into inhospitable weather in Jacksonville, Ill. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthon…

Oct 30, 2014

Another major turn in Illinois' death penalty history. "Cook County prosecutors free inmate in Anthony Porter case" chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthon…

Oct 30, 2014

Freedom for Alstory Simon. His release complicates the narrative about injustice & the death penalty's end in Ill. chicagotribune.com/news/ct-anthon…

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Marian Hossa on his 'special night'

Who is buried around Chicago

chicagotribune.com — Sources:"Graveyards of Chicago: The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries," by Matt Hucke and Ursula Bielski, findagrave.com, the cemeteries, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tribune archives
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JonathonBerlin: Walking the dead: Where some of Chicago's most famous folks are buried. Great @Esri map by @ChiTribGraphics trib.in/1wM14s3

Oct 30, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: Just in time for Halloween, tour the final resting places of some of Chicago's notable figures trib.in/1tnEDqF pic.twitter.com/YrcCBp1Im5

Bulls rookies continue to impress Tom Thibodeau

chicagotribune.com — Rookies can play inconsistently. But one thing that has been consistent has been Tom Thibodeau's praise of Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic. "Our rookies have done a good job from the moment they've gotten here," Thibodeau said after Thursday's practice. Mirotic had five points and seven rebounds in his 15-minute NBA debut against the Knicks.

Mulholland Drive appreciation - Chicago Tribune

chicagotribune.com — A year ago, on the Vulture page of New York magazine, film critics David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri picked their favorite horror films since Stanley Kubrick 's "The Shining," i.e., since 1980.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @phillipstribune: Thanks to @vulture for the Halloween column idea. And for reminding me that @DAVID_LYNCH is the H-man. Column: trib.in/1tnAaUW

Oct 30, 2014

Thanks to @vulture for the Halloween column idea. And for reminding me that @DAVID_LYNCH is the H-man. Column: trib.in/1tnAaUW

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Bears defense in doldrums

chicagotribune.com — The second phase of the Bears midseason review examines a defense that has not distanced itself enough from last season's debacle. An intriguing mix of relatively old players and young prospects has not combined to form the consistently disruptive unit general manager Phil Emery envisioned.
Oct 30, 2014

Bears Midseason Review - Defense | How their 5 highest-paid defenders have underachieved: trib.in/1sNhj21 pic.twitter.com/Xd6plSxaoG

Officials monitoring Chicago man for Ebola

chicagotribune.com — Chicago health officials are monitoring a local journalist who recently returned from Liberia, where he covered the Ebola outbreak. Chicago Department of Public Health officials contacted freelance journalist Marcus DiPaola, 23, of the West Loop, on Wednesday to tell him that nurses will visit him three times a week.

Bulls all set for big time rivalry with Cavaliers

chicagotribune.com — It's a big game if Tom Thibodeau is offering big-picture perspective. "When you look at this city, the franchise, the history, the tradition and what basketball means here, it's a big deal," Thibodeau said of Chicago's excitement for this Bulls season. "We're fortunate to be part of it and ...

Why I'm voting for Pat Quinn

chicagotribune.com — Last Sunday in these pages, under the headline "Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner," my colleague Steve Chapman explained why he favors the Republican challenger in next week's gubernatorial election. Today, in response, I'll explain why I favor incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn. Quinn became our "accidental governor" at a particularly lousy time.

Costume cars for Halloween

chicagotribune.com — These cars sport a head-turning Halloween look. Many are on display at the Volo Auto Museum , a classic car dealership in the north suburb. Who says costumes are only for people and their pets?

Simon case says: Never abandon skepticism

chicagotribune.com — The big news of the day in criminal justice circles is that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has undone the work of the office of her predecessor and freed Alstory Simon.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @EricZorn: I include myself in the widespread failure of skepticism in the Alstory Simon / Anthony Porter case chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/z…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EricZorn: I include myself in the widespread failure of skepticism in the Alstory Simon / Anthony Porter case chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/z…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EricZorn: I include myself in the widespread failure of skepticism in the Alstory Simon / Anthony Porter case chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/z…

Oct 30, 2014

I include myself in the widespread failure of skepticism in the Alstory Simon / Anthony Porter case chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/z…

Lawsuit: 3 Des Plaines men fell ill after hunting, eating wild boar

chicagotribune.com — Three Des Plaines men who hunted wild boar at a ranch in Missouri are suing the ranch, claiming that the swine they killed and ate made them sick. According to the suit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, Dimitar Kyurkchiev, Yordan Kyurkchiev and Miroslav Kyurkchiev contracted the parasitic infection trichinosis after their trip to High Adventure Ranch, in Cook Station, Mo., Jan.

Darling gets call again for Blackhawks

chicagotribune.com — OTTAWA, Ontario -- Scott Darling will make his third consecutive start in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks when they face off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. The Lemont native got the call over starter Corey Crawford, who said he is "100 percent" recovered from an upper-body injury and backup Antti Raanta.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @chicagotribune: Scott Darling will make his third consecutive start in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks trib.in/1tmv1MM pic.twitter.com/Q8fKmuBRwU

Oct 30, 2014

chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/… I'm just sayin' we consider trading Crawford for a gritty winger and cap space

Oct 30, 2014

Full report from #Blackhawks' morning skate in Ottawa, including update on fluid goaltending situation: chicagotribune.com/sports/hockey/…