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With Potentially Messy Tax Season Almost Upon Us, Here's What To Know
The 2021 tax season gets underway next Friday, and taxpayers will see some changes ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic that could affect their returns. Experts say people should be aware of certain situations, including working in a different stat
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the capital of Connecticut? Answer: Hartford. With New Haven, the state had two capitals from 1703 to 1875, when Hartford was chosen as the sole capital.
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Shooting During ‘Large Get-together’ At Suburban Chicago Hotel Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured
CHICAGO — One man was killed and as many as five other people were injured following a shooting early Saturday at a hotel in west suburban Bloomingdale. The incident prompted the village to issue a statement that it has “begun the process of revoking
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A Wild NFL Offseason Of QB Musical Chairs Has Officially Begun
The NFL calendar is designed for the league to dominate headlines all 12 months. While the COVID-19 pandemic has erased one of the biggest landmarks of the offseason — the scouting combine in Indianapolis — it will be replaced by the greatest game of
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Funny, Heartwarming Or Serious? What To Expect From Super Bowl Ads
Super Bowl LV, coming after a sobering and harrowing year, has presented a conundrum for the big game’s advertisers. Is it wise to shell out major cash — about $5.6 million for a 30-second spot — if sales have been suffering? What’s the right tone to
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Mary Schmich: Trying To Get A COVID Vaccine Is Like Playing Roulette
Welcome, everybody, to vaccine roulette! It’s a crazy, new game that requires great endurance, an epic tolerance for failure and, above all, luck. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get stuck in a snowstorm near a carload of health care workers who happ
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Two of the Stans — Central Asian countries whose names end in “stan” — have coasts on the Caspian Sea. Name them. Answer: Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Also bordering the Caspian are Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia.
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I Was In A Cult: Here's One Way To Reach Today's Extremists
I was once an extremist. Now I am not. I was a member of a fundamentalist Bible organization that was homophobic and misogynistic, denied the Holocaust and used psychological terror and manipulation to control its followers. The leader believed in eu
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How To Prevent Injuries When Shoveling Snow And Walking On Ice
If this week is when you get a real dose of the white stuff and have to navigate slick spots on the road and the pavement, here’s a refresher on how to make sure you and your loved ones get through it unscathed by weather-related injuries while shove
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the largest lake in Africa? Answer: Lake Victoria. With an area of nearly 27,000 square miles, it is located primarily in Tanzania and Uganda, but also borders Kenya
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Chicago Bulls Starters Are Underwhelming In A 119-103 Loss To The Boston Celtics, The Team’s 2nd Straight Defeat
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls bench has been a consistent team strength this season, and it provided a boost once again Monday night to keep the Bulls in the game against the Boston Celtics. Despite getting 48 points from the bench — including a near
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ComedySportz Has Been An Online Winner With Its Improv Shows — And Vows To Stay ‘Digital First’
CHICAGO — In a conversation some days ago with Jason Geis, the artistic director of the Chicago improv company known as ComedySportz, I heard something I’d not heard said before. Geis said that he now wants ComedySportz, a national theater-games fran
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Short-handed Chicago Bulls Win Their 2nd Straight Game, Beating The Houston Rockets 125-120 Behind Zach LaVine’s 33 Points
When the Chicago Bulls offense has been at its best this season, it has benefited from strong ball movement to keep everyone involved. Even though Zach LaVine led the way Monday night with 33 points, he also dished out seven assists to help lead the
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Two of the Stans — Central Asian countries whose names end in “stan” — have coasts on the Caspian Sea. Name them. Answer: Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Also bordering the Caspian are Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia.
Chicago TribuneLeitura de 5 minsCrime & Violence
The End Of Cash Bail? Backers And Opponents Ponder The Consequences As Bill Awaits Pritzker’s Signature.
CHICAGO — You would think DuPage County Public Defender Jeff York would be happy to see the end of cash bail in Illinois, as promised by criminal justice legislation that passed Wednesday, and he is — for the most part. While clients of lesser means
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White Sox Agree To Terms With Top International Prospect Yoelqui Cespedes On Deal That Includes $2.05 Million Signing Bonus
CHICAGO — Yoelqui Cespedes followed Chicago White Sox players Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada while he was in Cuba. He also had the chance to play against Luis Robert. “I saw that they have a very good group of Cuban players,” Cespedes said of the Sox th
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18 Chicago Police Officers Disciplined After Video Shows Cops Lounging Around Congressman’s Office During George Floyd Unrest
CHICAGO — Eighteen Chicago police officers have been disciplined for their roles in last year’s incident at U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s South Side campaign office, where cops were depicted on video making popcorn, drinking coffee and sleeping on a couch w
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Prosecutors Seek To Ban Rittenhouse From Bars, Drinking
Kyle Rittenhouse flashed a hand sign adopted by some white supremacist groups and was “loudly serenaded” with a song reportedly adopted by the far-right group the Proud Boys as the 18-year-old drank at a Wisconsin bar last week, prosecutors said in a
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Illinois General Assembly Approves Sweeping Criminal Justice Overhaul That Would End Cash Bail, Require Cops To Wear Body Cameras
CHICAGO — State lawmakers on Wednesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system that would end cash bail and eventually require every police officer in the state to be equipped with a body camera. The measures, approved by na
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A Complicated College Football Season Is Over — Was It All Worth It?
The most pressing questions heading into the 2020 college football season was whether the season would start at all and, if it did, would it be able to finish. On Monday night, No. 1 Alabama ended the season the way it started — with astonishing domi
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: To which country would you travel to visit Casablanca? Answer: Morocco. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, the present-day city was established in the late 18th century.
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Illinois Rep. Mary Miller Apologizes For Using Hitler Reference In Speech, But Blames Others For Trying To Twist Her Words
CHICAGO — Facing increasing calls for her resignation after citing Adolf Hitler in a recent speech, newly inaugurated Downstate Illinois U.S. Rep. Mary Miller apologized Friday and said she regretted using the reference while blaming others for “inte
Chicago TribuneLeitura de 4 minsPolitical Ideologies
From 'Beautiful' To 'Disgraceful': World Reacts To US Mob
TOKYO (AP) — Amid the global outrage at the storming of the U.S. Capitol building by angry supporters of President Donald Trump was a persistent strain of glee from those who have long resented the perceived American tendency to chastise other countr
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which of the Great Lakes sits at the base of Niagara Falls? Answer: Lake Ontario. It is situated downstream from Lake Erie.
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Mike Richardson, Cornerback On Bears' 1985 Super Bowl Team, Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder In Phoenix
Former Chicago Bears cornerback Mike Richardson, who started for the 1985 Super Bowl championship team, was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix on suspicion of murder. According to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office records, Michael Calvin Richardson, 59, wa
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Year In Review: 2020 Was A Grind For Us All — But It Had Its Moments
CHICAGO — In a year in which the sports world shut down and we were forced to watch “Tiger King,” there still was plenty to talk about in 2020. In a lot of ways, it was business as usual. LeBron James eventually got another ring. Alabama and Clemson
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Darvish Trade Is Cost-saving Move — And It Starts Undoing Of Cubs
CHICAGO — It all looked so good on paper. The new, expanded home clubhouse with plenty of space, flat-screen TVs and cryotherapy chambers. The chefs making healthier meals. The proliferation of mental skills coaches. The yoga instructor. The technolo
Chicago TribuneLeitura de 6 minsAgriculture
2020 May Have Permanently Altered How And What We Eat
There were moments, early in the pandemic, when Joseph Musillami wasn’t sure how the family business would make it. Purely Meat Co., a commercial butcher in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood that supplies mostly high-end restaurants, saw sale
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In A Pandemic Year, Walk And Talk Therapy Is Helping People Get Exercise And Receive Counseling
CHICAGO – Glenn Sevier believes Lake Michigan can reflect our emotions and seasons through life. For years, the Chicago psychotherapist has been preaching what he calls “Walk-n-Talk Therapy,” the practice of receiving mental health support while walk
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the capital of Pennsylvania? Answer: Harrisburg. It’s been the state capital since 1812, but with a population of slightly more than 49,000, it’s just the 10th most populous city.
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