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Sun-Times' parent company sells suburban newspapers to Tribune

breakingnews.suntimes.com — Sun-Times Media's parent company, Wrapports LLC, has sold its 32 suburban weeklies and six daily newspapers to Tribune Publishing Company. The deal was announced Friday. "This transaction allows Wrapports to focus on our international digital strategy and to financially strengthen the Chicago Sun-Times," Wrapports Chairman Michael Ferro said in a written statement.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @ecp_ChelseaS: Sun-Times' parent company sells suburban newspapers to Tribune sun-tim.es/10ESgbB via @suntimes

Oct 31, 2014

Good luck to all my journo pals. It will be fine! Sun-Times' parent company sells suburban newspapers to Tribune sun-tim.es/10ESgbB#.VFOwo…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @marcusgilmer: The @suntimes confirms what @robertfeder reported weeks ago: all suburban papers sold to tribune - breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/sun-ti…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @abeaujon: Sun-Times confirms sale of suburban papers to Tribune Publishing bit.ly/1ucXUie @RobertFeder was right!

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Cubs announce they have fired Rick Renteria

Oct 31, 2014

RT @kirkjim12: Cubs hire Joe Maddon to be next manager, fire Rick Renteria | Voices: voices.suntimes.com/sports/inside-…

Oct 31, 2014

First shoe drops. Cubs fire Rick Renteria. When do we pull out the black frame eyeglasses?| Voices: voices.suntimes.com/sports/inside-…

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Waves force closure of bike path, slow going on Lake Shore Drive

breakingnews.suntimes.com — High waves are making travel along the lakeshore an adventure on Friday afternoon. The Chicago lakefront area remains under a flood advisory through early Saturday, and drivers on Lake Shore Drive are having to watch the road carefully.
Oct 31, 2014

HOLY LAKE MICHIGAN! RT @Suntimes: This weather is making a mess of Lake Shore Drive. sun-tim.es/1wOoKfb vine.co/v/OO7hBxUdAd2

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Waves force closure of bike path, restrictions on Lake Shore Drive

breakingnews.suntimes.com — High waves are making travel along the lakeshore an adventure on Friday afternoon, and have washed out a haunted house attraction at Navy Pier. The Chicago lakefront area remains under a flood advisory through early Saturday, and drivers on Lake Shore Drive are having to navigate around flooded areas.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: Tough time to be a barge in Chicago. One that was filled with zombies is sinking in Lake Michigan right now sun-tim.es/1wOoKfb

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: Tough time to be a barge in Chicago. One that was filled w zombies is sinking in L Michigan right now sun-tim.es/1wOoKfb

Report: Chicago Marathon champ fails doping test

breakingnews.suntimes.com — STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) - Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: UPDATE: Chicago Marathon winner reportedly failed doping test weeks before the race sun-tim.es/1yMkSLp

Oct 31, 2014

“We will legally go after the person or the people that convinced Rita to do this,” says Rita Jeptoo's agent sun-tim.es/1yMkSLp

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: UPDATE: Chicago Marathon winner reportedly failed doping test weeks before race sun-tim.es/1yMkSLp pic.twitter.com/argxlz84mt

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: BREAKING: Chicago Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo has reportedly failed a doping test sun-tim.es/1yMkSLp pic.twitter.com/fuC3tPMjy6

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It's not too late to be early!

politics.suntimes.com — Despite our name, we don't advocate voting "early and often." Early, yes. Often, no. Unless you consider Illinois' frequent elections to cover the "often" part. But either way, you still have a couple of days to "early vote." And this time, you can even vote on Sunday

Nik Wallenda says he is prepared for his tightrope walk in the Loop

breakingnews.suntimes.com — As Nik Wallenda trained in his home state of Florida to walk blindfolded on a tightrope, his mother grabbed the wire and ripped it from under his feet. He didn't fall. Instead, Wallenda, 35, caught the wire.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @SeidelContent: Nik Wallenda says he is prepared for his tightrope walk in the Loop sun-tim.es/1wR2iDP via @TinaSfon

Oct 31, 2014

Nik Wallenda confident about Sunday tightrope walk; says he can handle weather, distractions: @suntimes sun-tim.es/1yMVtB2

Getting strong in All Blacks rugby-style

thrive.suntimes.com — The All Blacks rugby team. | SUBMITTED PHOTO The internationally famous All Blacks rugby team plays its first game in 34 (!) years in the United States, and it's Saturday at Soldier Field. If you were lucky enough to snag a ticket (the game's sold out) as the team takes on the USA Eagles or will be watching it on TV (3 p.m.

Vicious battle for the black vote in governor race

politics.suntimes.com — The battle for the black vote in Illinois in the 2014 gubernatorial election may be the most animated and vicious ever. Last Tuesday the contretemps came to a head as Gov. Pat Quinn and businessman Bruce Rauner debated at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's South Side.

Brandon Saad: Talent, yes; consistency, not yet

Nov 01, 2014

Brandon Saad has the tools to be a superstar. He's yet to find the consistency. My story: bit.ly/1tKhwYZ pic.twitter.com/NjmZFHgdJu

Your guide to voting for Cook County judges

politics.suntimes.com — Cook County voters on Tuesday will be asked to elect dozens of judges, many of whom have had little publicity during this election season. To assist voters, numerous local bar associations have provided ratings for each judicial candidate. The chart below lists these ratings from the following associations:

Commercial spaceflight reportedly crashes during test flight

breakingnews.suntimes.com — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has reportedly crashed east of the Mojave desert, KGET News is reporting. #SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming. - Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014 "During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle," Virgin Galactic has announced in a press release.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: 1 person is dead and another person injured after a Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashed in southern California sun-tim.es/10aylQB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Suntimes: 1 dead and another person injured after a Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashed in southern California sun-tim.es/10aylQB

Oct 31, 2014

Commercial Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo spaceflight crashes during test flight sun-tim.es/10aylQB via @suntimes

Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor

politics.suntimes.com — Speaking publicly for the first time since she underwent brain surgery, Karen Lewis appeared in a video Friday thanking Chicago for its "support, love and ... best wishes," promising to "remain encouraged and focused in the days ahead" - and endorsing mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

Javy being Manny: Cubs rookie dresses as Manny Ramirez for Halloween

Soldier Field will be resodded in time for next home game on Nov. 16

Oct 31, 2014

#Bears' Soldier Field will be re-sodded after the rugby game it hosts on Saturday: suntimes.com/sports/footbal…

Campaign hits, runs and errors

suntimes.com — By CAROL MARIN Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Hainesville. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) Updated: No, Alice, all gay men do not look alike. But if you live in the northern suburbs of Lake County where an Illinois House race is hard fought, you might wonder if that isn't the subtext of a campaign mailer attacking incumbent Democratic state Rep.
Oct 31, 2014

Will you vote? Are you turned off? Are you engaged? Have the ads made you nuts? My Sunday column: fb.me/77mlgSQXM

Snow, slushy rain offer chilling Halloween for Chicago

breakingnews.suntimes.com — The best Halloween outfit might be a heavy coat, gloves and a knit skull cap. About an "hour or two" of snow is slated for 7 a.m. Friday in Chicago, and temperatures could dip into the low 20s later tonight with wind gusts up to 60 mph, said Mike Bardou, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Oct 31, 2014

Chicago sees record-setting Halloween snowfall, 300 flights canceled sun-tim.es/1vnIjHc via @suntimes

Oct 31, 2014

RT @CSTbreaking: Chicago has seen a total of five snowy Halloweens since 1873. Today might make it 6. Snow, slushy rain in forecast - sun-tim.es/1nVCOSt

Obama, Michelle, making robocalls for Quinn; POTUS for Schneider

politics.suntimes.com — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle have recorded get-out-the vote calls for Gov. Pat Quinn, targeting likely Democratic voters in the closing days before the Tuesday election. The president also taped a call for Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., ringing phones on Friday hitting on key themes aimed at motivating the Democratic base: the Tea Party, minimum wage and equal pay for women.

Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor

politics.suntimes.com — Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for mayor. Lewis, who had all but announced her campaign to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel, bowed out from the race after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.