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Talking shop with Johnny Cueto has helped Reynaldo López adjust to a larger role in the Chicago White Sox bullpen

Reynaldo López has worked out with Johnny Cueto during previous offseasons. Recently, López found himself following Cueto in a game. Cueto pitched seven shutout innings for the Chicago White Sox on June 18 against the vaunted Houston Astros offense. López finished with two scoreless innings as they combined for a three-hitter in a 7-0 victory at Minute Maid Park, with López allowing one hit ...
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Artūras Karnišovas ‘confident’ in Chicago Bulls’ chances of re-signing Zach LaVine: ‘We hope that Zach is here for a long time’

There has been only one question in Chicago about this summer’s NBA free agency: Will Zach LaVine be on the Bulls next season? That decision could be made by the end of this week as the NBA trade window opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, at which point teams can begin negotiating deals with free agents. Executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas didn’t tip his hand on whether ...
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6 injured when 89-year-old driver runs over picnic-goers in Schiller Woods Forest Preserve

Cook County Forest Preserves Police are investigating after a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old woman drove into six people who had been at Schiller Woods Sunday to enjoy the warm but windy weather, according to spokesmen from Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Chicago Fire Department. The driver also was injured and some of the six pedestrians were in serious to critical condition, ...
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Cook County returns to high COVID-19 alert level as hospitalizations increase

Cook County is once again at a high COVID-19 alert level. The county had dropped from the high to medium level June 16, but a slight increase in hospitalizations reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday pushed it back over the CDC’s high threshold. “I do expect again next week that we’ll drop back to medium, and potentially even to low,” Chicago Department of ...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pledges abortion support, curses Justice Clarence Thomas

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will continue working to support women from out of state who are seeking legal abortions and took aim at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for a concurring opinion in which he urged colleagues to overturn various cases, including the landmark ruling establishing same-sex marriage. Lightfoot appeared on a CBS morning show Monday to talk about the ...
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Dalen Terry, the No. 18 pick, arrives ready to get to work for the Chicago Bulls: ‘I breathe, sleep, cry basketball’

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Fox News analyst’s 18-year-old brother fatally shot in Chicago Friday

Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell took to social media to share news that his 18-year-old brother Christian Beamons had been shot dead in Morgan Park on the South Side early Friday. “Yesterday was legitimately the worst day of my existence,” Caldwell wrote on his social media platforms Saturday. “After all the things my family has been through never could I have imagined my baby brother’s life ...
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Review: Theo Ubique Theatre puts on a warm and welcome ‘Godspell’ — thankfully, sans clowns

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