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White Sox’ Dylan Cease expands his horizons

Dylan Cease was standing at his locker in a corner of the visitors clubhouse Sunday at Globe Life Field, where two nights before he held the Texas Rangers to one run over six innings to extend his historical streak. The White Sox right-hander fetched his backpack and removed two books...
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Regular OREOs won’t suffice? Try Pumpkin Spice

If it’s August, it must be time to flood the market with pumpkin-spice-flavored goodies. Too early, you say, with fall still several weeks away?. Nevertheless, the folks who make Oreo cookies want to get a head start. Oreo Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies hit the shelves and are expected to...
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Despite differences, police unions endorse Bailey for governor, because he backs officers ‘unlike any of the politicians in this state’

With a message that no candidate has a “100% checkmark,” Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara on Monday stood alongside Darren Bailey to announce his endorsement of the downstate Republican senator for governor. Catanzara, who in June announced his union’s support for Republican primary candidate Aurora...

Alabama, Ohio State top preseason coaches’ football poll

Preseason polls are not necessarily reliable predictors of any particular team’s success. They should rather be viewed more as general perceptions on the state of programs. Naturally, those perceptions will change as the actual college football season unfolds, but the arrival of the first rankings always helps fuel the anticipation for the coming games.

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

NEW YORK — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. McCullough died Sunday in Hingham,...

Man killed, woman wounded in Albany Park shooting

A man was killed and a woman was wounded by gunfire early Monday in Albany Park. The two were walking in the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue about 12:10 a.m. when two men with handguns approached and opened fire, Chicago police said. The man, 22, suffered multiple gunshot wounds...

Speculation and imagination mingle at Humboldt Park project

As a real estate project, the property marketed as The Terminal in West Humboldt Park reveals itself slowly — so slowly that it’s hard for passersby to appreciate. Walk by the two-story building at 1334 N. Kostner Ave. and you see a handsome example of industrial architecture from a century ago, but there’s much more behind it. The frontage along Kostner is part of a three-building complex covering nearly 7 acres. It contains soaring old factory space the owners believe is perfect for a cadre of innovative young companies.

‘I Just Killed My Dad’: Strong true-crime series recalls a teen’s violent response to years of abuse

Nightmare fathers and father figures have been featured in a sobering number of documentaries this year, from “Girl in the Picture” to “Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey” to “Our Father” to “Captive Audience” as well as the fictional but fact-based limited series “Under the Banner of Heaven” and “The Staircase”—and the pattern continues with the Netflix series “I Just Killed My Dad.” This is a thorough look at a notorious case in which a 17-year-old in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called 911 on June 3, 2019, and confessed to killing his father.

Horoscope for Monday, August 8, 2022

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn. Aries (March 21-April 19) Tread carefully, because the moon is very high in your chart, which calls attention to you no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Meanwhile, there is a moon alert today, which means you might feel compelled to make a decision that you later regret. Caution! (Don’t end up with egg on your face.)

There’s plenty of work to do to improve Illinois schools

Most of us, even if we’re not directly involved with education, already know the COVID-19 pandemic sent a massive shock wave throughout the nation’s public schools system. Just ask any parent, teacher, student, principal, college administrator, cafeteria worker or anyone else involved with K-12 or higher education. As one Chicago principal wrote in an op-ed back in January, as schools reopened during an initial surge of the Omicron variant: Our schools are not OK.