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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the capital of Belarus? Answer: Minsk. The city on the Svisloch River was rebuilt after being almost completely destroyed during World War II.
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Europe has five island countries. Name them. Answer: Cyprus, Iceland, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom. Cyprus is also considered to be part of Asia.
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which state is the largest corn producer in the United States? Answer: Iowa. In 2021, the state’s farmers produced about 2.5 billion bushels. Illinois was second with about 2.2 billion bushels.
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Paul Sullivan: Zach LaVine Deserves His Big Payday — Whether It’s With The Bulls Or Somewhere Else
CHICAGO — “Continuity” was the buzzword this past week as Chicago Bulls players and management met with reporters one last time following their first-round playoff loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Keeping the core together was the stated goal of executiv
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As Nationwide Teacher Shortage Worsens, Some Say Inadequate Pay Is To Blame
CHICAGO — With the steep shortage of teachers across the U.S. leaving school districts scrambling to staff their classrooms during the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, officials at the nation’s largest teachers union said this week that insufficient pay
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Paul Sullivan: Cubs Need To Get Their Rotation Back On Track After April’s Struggles — Including Back-to-back Blowout Defeats
MILWAUKEE — After years of failing to develop starting pitching, the Chicago Cubs finished 2021 with three potential starters in Justin Steele, Keegan Thompson and Adbert Alzolay. The prospect of those three joining Kyle Hendricks in the rotation for
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Phillip Hanks Celebrates His Transplant-aversary With 5 New Organs
CHICAGO -- One year ago, Phillip Hanks was enduring the first of two surgeries. One was almost eight hours to give him a new intestine, stomach, liver and pancreas. The following day, Hanks was back on the operating table to get a kidney. Hanks, a fa
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Paul Sullivan: Is The Chicago Cubs Offense For Real Or Is It Too Small Of A Sample Size To Judge?
It’s hard to remember the Chicago Cubs were 11 games over .500 in mid-June 2021, looking like a team on a mission to avoid a fire sale. But that’s exactly what happened, of course, and after team President Jed Hoyer’s summer sell-off led to a 91-loss
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Commentary: The Next Phase Of Addressing COVID-19 In Children? Accepting It As Part Of Life
Whether it is attending school, being vaccinated or transmitting the virus at family gatherings, the role of children in the COVID-19 pandemic has been contentious and widely debated, not just in the United States but across the world. Two years in,
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Commentary: Iowa Caucuses Play A Crucial Role In Elections. They Should Remain As Is.
The Democratic National Committee is debating a significant change to its nominating calendar, one that would presumably disallow Iowa’s current first-in-the-nation caucus. This change will solve nothing and weaken the party’s nomination system. Iowa
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Blackhawks Finish Season 28-42-12 With 3-2 OT Loss To Sabres
All bad things must come to an end. At least the Chicago Blackhawks finished a torturous season Friday with a point in 3-2 overtime loss against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center to finish 28-42-12. The Hawks never got a shot off in the extra peri
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Review: Elisabeth Moss Hunts Down A Time-traveling Serial Killer In 'Shining Girls'
CHICAGO —The 30th anniversary of the Great Chicago Flood of 1992 was two weeks ago, and it was a crisis that submerged the Loop in 124 million gallons of water from the river when an abandoned subterranean tunnel was breached during repairs to one of
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Whole Foods To Close 6 Stores Nationally, Including One In A Chicago 'Food Desert'
CHICAGO — Six years ago Whole Foods Market opened a store with much fanfare in Englewood, a South Side neighborhood that had few other groceries at the time. Lines of customers, many of them clutching Whole Foods tote bags, stretched out the door on
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Zach LaVine Enters Free Agency ‘Open-eyed’ As Bulls Chase Continuity: ‘My Time Here Has Been Great’
CHICAGO — Zach LaVine isn’t showing his hand as he approaches his first summer as an unrestricted free agent. After playing eight years without choosing his team, the Chicago Bulls guard emphasized the importance of hearing out every offer when he hi
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Commentary: Puerto Rico Is A Federal Territory That Deserves Federal Aid
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decisively rejected the principle of equality under the law when it comes to Puerto Rico. While seemingly limited in scope, we must not minimize the far-reaching implications of the court´s 8-1 decision in United Stat
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As Zach LaVine Enters Free Agency, DeMar DeRozan Sets High Bar For His Teammate: ‘Max Player, Max Talent, Max Everything’
CHICAGO — After ending his last season under contract with the Chicago Bulls in COVID-19 isolation, the future is uncertain for guard Zach LaVine. But teammate DeMar DeRozan feels certain about one thing — whoever lands LaVine will need to dig deep i
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Programa Atrae A Jóvenes Afroamericanos A La Atención Médica Más Temprano Que Tarde
CHICAGO— Jayline Pérez, de 21 años, se graduó tres semestres antes de lo previsto en la Universidad Roosevelt en diciembre de 2021. Como sus padres y abuelos solo habían ido a la escuela hasta la primaria, ella le da crédito a Rush Education and Care
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Program Is Bringing Youth Of Color Into Health Care Sooner Rather Than Later
CHICAGO -- Jayline Perez, 21, graduated three semesters early from Roosevelt University in December 2021. With her parents and grandparents only having gone through school as far as elementary school, she credits Rush Education and Career Hub, or REA
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US Rep. Mike Quigley Says He Won’t Run For Chicago Mayor In 2023
CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley on Thursday announced he will not run for Chicago mayor in 2023. The announcement follows weeks of speculation that intensified earlier this month when he launched a local political campaign committee and polled poten
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Commentary: Earth Day To May Day Represents Our Future
The tide of labor relations is changing as news comes in from our communities and around the country, of wage workers taking on the Amazon and Starbucks corporate commands and demanding labor unions. This union fever is not just predominant in the co
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Willson Contreras’ Bigger Chicago Cubs Leadership Role Is Fueled By Years Of Listening — And Putting In Work
One night during the 2020 season, Chicago Cubs veteran outfielder Jason Heyward took catcher Willson Contreras out to dinner. Teammates having dinner together isn’t atypical, but on this occasion it served a specific purpose. Heyward knows better tha
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My Worst Moment: ‘Barry’ Star Stephen Root And The Vomit Bucket
As Monroe Fuches, the uncle and now former “manager” of the (initially reluctant) hitman played by Bill Hader on HBO’s “Barry,” Stephen Root said the show’s third season is now focused on “consequences and revenge. And that applies to all the charact
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Program Is Bringing Youth Of Color Into Health Care Sooner Rather Than Later
CHICAGO -- Jayline Perez, 21, graduated three semesters early from Roosevelt University in December 2021. With her parents and grandparents only having gone through school as far as elementary school, she credits Rush Education and Career Hub, or REA
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Lonzo Ball’s Frustrations Continue In Recovery From Knee Surgery After Bulls' Season Ends
CHICAGO — More than three months after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, Lonzo Ball is stuck in a standstill. The Chicago Bulls finally shut down their starting point guard for the season shortly before the playoffs after a bone bruise in the kn
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Cubs Bullpen Continues To Be A Strength In A 6-3, 10-inning Win Against The Braves
ATLANTA — Chicago Cubs manager David Ross has the luxury of options in big moments. Wednesday night was veteran reliever David Robertson’s turn to get out of a tough spot with the game on the line. With the score tied at 3 in the eighth, the Cubs bro
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Jonathan Toews Thinks The Chicago Blackhawks ‘Can Turn Around Pretty Fast’ — But Will He Be Around For It?
CHICAGO — This season has been a challenge for the Chicago Blackhawks and Jonathan Toews in particular. When you run it all down — a comeback from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), a nine-game winless streak to start the season, a coachi
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Chicago Mayor’s Free Gas And Transit Fare Card Giveaways Win City Council Approval
CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s controversial free gas and public transit card giveaway narrowly passed the City Council Wednesday after aldermen debated whether the measure will truly help struggling residents or simply be a political “gimm
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Editorial: To End A Mickey Mouse Situation, Disney And DeSantis Must Talk And Compromise
The goofy impasse between the Walt Disney Co. and the state of Florida — two venerable entities whose fates are inextricably intertwined — is providing lots of red meat for Fox News, MSNBC and divisive partisans on both sides — but it’s bad for Ameri
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Google To Pay $100 Million Class-action Settlement In Illinois Biometric Privacy Lawsuit
Illinois residents who have appeared in a photograph on the Google Photos app within the last seven years may be eligible for a cut of a $100 million class-action privacy settlement reached by Google this month. The lawsuit alleges Google’s face gro
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The ‘Bridgerton Experience’ Has Arrived In Chicago’s South Side And It Is A Regal, Dress-up Affair
If Kentucky Derby fashion had a baby with a 2022 prom season you would have a style baby prime for “The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience.” Sit with that for a minute. On a visit this last weekend, women were alighting from cars and rideshares in
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