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    After 10 months of frustration, Kyle Long finally returns for Bears


    "I am going insane." The first tweet appeared at 10:25 a.m. Arizona time on March 21. Four words from Kyle Long to his Twitter followers, a group now totaling more than 281,000. "I'm serious," he wrote four minutes later. "Is this what they warned me...

    "I am going insane."

    The first tweet appeared at 10:25 a.m. Arizona time on March 21. Four words from Kyle Long to his Twitter followers, a group now totaling more than 281,000.

    "I'm serious," he wrote four minutes later.

    "Is this what they warned me about!???"

    Long was ready to pull back the curtain...

    LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 9/23/17


    Today's Birthday (09/23/17). You're on fire this year. Autumn launches a two-year phase of financial growth. Tightly coordinated communications allow for ease. Begin a new domestic phase this winter, before transitions with friends set the stage for...

    Today's Birthday (09/23/17). You're on fire this year. Autumn launches a two-year phase of financial growth. Tightly coordinated communications allow for ease. Begin a new domestic phase this winter, before transitions with friends set the stage for surging passion. Your love inspires your family....

    New earthquake shakes a jittery Mexico


    A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles...

    A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey says the new temblor was centered about 12 miles southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca,...

    Police: Man wanted for repeatedly exposing himself near daycare


    Authorities on Saturday said they're searching for a man who repeatedly exposed himself to someone “in the immediate area” of a child daycare center earlier this year. Between May 22 and June 22, the man appeared near the daycare center - near North...

    Authorities on Saturday said they're searching for a man who repeatedly exposed himself to someone “in the immediate area” of a child daycare center earlier this year.

    Between May 22 and June 22, the man appeared near the daycare center - near North and California avenues - and exposed himself...

    Trump rescinds White House invitation after Steph Curry hesitates to visit


    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up. Trump responded Saturday on Twitter to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who has made clear he's not...

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

    Trump responded Saturday on Twitter to Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who has made clear he's not interested in a traditional White House...

    Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., Ian Happ start vs. Brewers' Suter


    The Cubs could use some early offense Saturday to give Kyle Hendricks ample run support and reduce the stress on an effective but well-worked bullpen. Albert Almora Jr. and Ian Happ will start against Milwaukee left-hander Brent Suter as the Cubs try to...

    The Cubs could use some early offense Saturday to give Kyle Hendricks ample run support and reduce the stress on an effective but well-worked bullpen.

    Albert Almora Jr. and Ian Happ will start against Milwaukee left-hander Brent Suter as the Cubs try to reduce their magic number for clinching the...

    Tens of thousands being evacuated as dam fails, revealing scope of Puerto Rico's dire situation


    Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to...

    Puerto Rican officials rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam and said they could not reach more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as the massive scale of the disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria started to become clear on Friday. Government spokesman...

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon no fan of early start after night game


    After navigating the Cubs to a 10-inning victory Friday night that lasted four hours, three minutes, manager Joe Maddon didn't lose his sense of sarcasm. Maddon isn't pleased that the Cubs and Brewers will have little time to recover as they meet...

    After navigating the Cubs to a 10-inning victory Friday night that lasted four hours, three minutes, manager Joe Maddon didn't lose his sense of sarcasm.

    Maddon isn't pleased that the Cubs and Brewers will have little time to recover as they meet Saturday in a 12:05 p.m. game at Miller Park.

    "It’s...

    1 dead, 18 wounded in city shootings


    One man was killed and at least 18 other people were wounded in shootings from Friday into Saturday, which included a triple shooting, police said.  The fatal attack happened about 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 13700 block of South Torrence Avenue...

    One man was killed and at least 18 other people were wounded in shootings from Friday into Saturday, which included a triple shooting, police said. 

    The fatal attack happened about 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 13700 block of South Torrence Avenue near the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side.

    ...

    Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during anthem: 'Get that son of a bitch off the field'


    President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He's also encouraging fans to walk out in protest.And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence...

    President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He's also encouraging fans to walk out in protest.And the president is bemoaning what he describes as a decline in violence in the sport."They're ruining the game," he...

    Police: Officer fired shot at armed suspect in East Chatham, but didn't hit him


    A Chicago police officer fired his weapon as an armed suspect ran from a domestic shooting on the South Side early Saturday, but the officer did not hit the offender, authorities said. The suspect, a 27-year-old man, fled from an East Chatham apartment...

    A Chicago police officer fired his weapon as an armed suspect ran from a domestic shooting on the South Side early Saturday, but the officer did not hit the offender, authorities said.

    The suspect, a 27-year-old man, fled from an East Chatham apartment just after 4:30 a.m. when officers encountered him,...

    Buddy Guy enlists blues artists, families to help promote prostate cancer awareness


    Like many men, respected guitarist and vocalist Phil Guy kept his health struggles a secret from his family, relatives said. In his final days, he appeared fatigued and sluggish but wouldn't say much. Diagnosed with an advanced stage of prostate cancer...

    Like many men, respected guitarist and vocalist Phil Guy kept his health struggles a secret from his family, relatives said.

    In his final days, he appeared fatigued and sluggish but wouldn't say much. Diagnosed with an advanced stage of prostate cancer in 2008, Guy still attended a summer musical...

    Old Town home with elevator: $3M


    1416 N. North Park Ave. in Chicago: $3,000,000 Listed on Sept. 11, 2017 This new single-family home has five bedrooms and features a soaring two-story living room, six-stop elevator and a custom chef's kitchen. Master suite with his/her spa-like master...

    1416 N. North Park Ave. in Chicago: $3,000,000

    Listed on Sept. 11, 2017

    This new single-family home has five bedrooms and features a soaring two-story living room, six-stop elevator and a custom chef's kitchen. Master suite with his/her spa-like master baths, free-standing soaking tub, two steam...

    Cubs' Kyle Hendricks, Brewers' Brent Suter meet in Ivy League rematch


    The Cubs and Brewers are developing a healthy rivalry, and pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Brent Suter will oppose each other Saturday for the first time since their Ivy League days. Hendricks, who gradauted from Dartmouth in economics, outdueled Suter, who...

    The Cubs and Brewers are developing a healthy rivalry, and pitchers Kyle Hendricks and Brent Suter will oppose each other Saturday for the first time since their Ivy League days.

    Hendricks, who gradauted from Dartmouth in economics, outdueled Suter, who earned a degree from Harvard in environmental...

    Mom wants adult son to step-up at home


    Dear Amy: My 30-year-old son returned to live at home from several states away. He has a college degree, is handsome, charming, and quick-witted. His former position with a well-known insurance company ended when the contract ran out. Initially I thought...

    Dear Amy: My 30-year-old son returned to live at home from several states away.

    He has a college degree, is handsome, charming, and quick-witted.

    His former position with a well-known insurance company ended when the contract ran out.

    Initially I thought he would be living at home for two or three...

    White Sox climb out of AL Central cellar with 7-6 victory over Royals


    It was an 84-degree day in Chicago on July 4 when the White Sox slipped into last place in the American League Central Division. It was an 89-degree night in Chicago on Friday when they finally climbed out of the cellar. Ladies and gentlemen, the...

    It was an 84-degree day in Chicago on July 4 when the White Sox slipped into last place in the American League Central Division.

    It was an 89-degree night in Chicago on Friday when they finally climbed out of the cellar.

    Ladies and gentlemen, the fourth-place White Sox.

    Hooray?

    Thanks to a spirited...

    Stutzman scores in double OT as Lake Zurich wins epic over Warren


    Joey Stutzman had a quiet night, by his standards anyway. The two-way standout for Lake Zurich was held to 47 yards on 20 rushes, but he did score twice. And his final carry gave Lake Zurich an epic 41-35 North Suburban win over host Warren in double...

    Joey Stutzman had a quiet night, by his standards anyway.

    The two-way standout for Lake Zurich was held to 47 yards on 20 rushes, but he did score twice. And his final carry gave Lake Zurich an epic 41-35 North Suburban win over host Warren in double overtime.

    Evan Lewandowski passed for 305 yards...

    Cubs top Brewers in 10 innings to cut magic number to 5


    Jon Jay fouled off 10 consecutive pitches before hitting a single on the 15th pitch of his at-bat to start the fifth inning Friday night. Jay's patience set the tone for another tedious but successful triumph as the Cubs took a 5-4 victory over the...

    Jon Jay fouled off 10 consecutive pitches before hitting a single on the 15th pitch of his at-bat to start the fifth inning Friday night.

    Jay's patience set the tone for another tedious but successful triumph as the Cubs took a 5-4 victory over the Brewers in 10 innings.

    The victory trimmed the...

    'Retreats' help Cubs deal with tense moments like wild games with Brewers


    Anthony Rizzo revealed Friday that the Cubs have adopted a new method of taking out their frustrations during games, reasoning that "you can only stay sane for so long" without snapping. Speaking of John Lackey, the snap-happy starter was removed with a...

    Anthony Rizzo revealed Friday that the Cubs have adopted a new method of taking out their frustrations during games, reasoning that "you can only stay sane for so long" without snapping.

    Speaking of John Lackey, the snap-happy starter was removed with a one-run lead against in the fifth inning...

    Federal government notifies Illinois, 20 other states of election hacking


    The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said...

    The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

    The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly...

    AJ Henning's heroics light the fire as Lincoln-Way East edges Central


    Trailing 14-0 at halftime to Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East needed some sort of spark. Running back AJ Henning provided it, and a whole lot more. Henning took the first play from scrimmage of the second half 63 yards for a touchdown. It was his...

    Trailing 14-0 at halftime to Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East needed some sort of spark.

    Running back AJ Henning provided it, and a whole lot more.

    Henning took the first play from scrimmage of the second half 63 yards for a touchdown. It was his first carry of the game, and the 5-foot-10,...

    Trump tells Alabama supporters that Luther Strange doesn't know Mitch McConnell 'at all'


    President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all."...

    President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all."

    Acknowledging he was putting his own political...

    Protesters beaten during Turkish President Erdogan's speech at New York hotel


    Violence broke out during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York this week when protesters were beaten and removed, according to videos that began circulating on social media Friday.It was the second such confrontation in recent...

    Violence broke out during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech in New York this week when protesters were beaten and removed, according to videos that began circulating on social media Friday.It was the second such confrontation in recent months involving the Turkish leader, who has...

    Indiana Dunes hoping for 'dark sky' designation


    As the sun vanishes and the twilight fades to blackness, Larry Silvestri's new world comes to life. The stars, stretched thinly overhead, twinkle with little interruption from artificial light. Here, Silvestri feels an intimate connection with nature —...

    As the sun vanishes and the twilight fades to blackness, Larry Silvestri's new world comes to life.

    The stars, stretched thinly overhead, twinkle with little interruption from artificial light. Here, Silvestri feels an intimate connection with nature — just him and the cosmos.

    "It kinds of puts...

    Elgin's Puerto Rican, Mexican communities worry about families after earthquake, hurricane


    When Elgin resident Susana Tinoco watches video clips and images of her hometown of Mexico City during and after Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, she gets emotional. "It makes me want to cry seeing all this," Tinoco said, fighting back tears. As...

    When Elgin resident Susana Tinoco watches video clips and images of her hometown of Mexico City during and after Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, she gets emotional.

    "It makes me want to cry seeing all this," Tinoco said, fighting back tears.

    As Mexico grapples with a devastating earthquake...