Red Stars continue developing young talent as they return to SeatGeek Stadium

Red Stars rookie, Sarah Luebbert scored her first NWSL goal against the Washington Spirit Saturday Sept. 12 at Segra Field. | ISI Photos The Red Stars spent this week preparing for Sky Blue, whom they host at noon Sunday at SeatGeek Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS All Access. Red Stars rookie forward […]

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Thousands of Chicago hotel workers worried about losing health insurance during pandemic (LIVE UPDATES)

Get the latest news on how COVID-19 is impacting Chicago and Illinois. Follow here for live updates. News 8:15 a.m. ‘I guess they’re waiting for us to die’ Nearly 7,000 Chicago hotel workers who remain laid off due to the pandemic are at risk of losing their health insurance at the end of the month. […]

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Notre Dame’s ‘Wu’ already starting to wow

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who’s projected to be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, had a team-high 10 tackles, including three for loss, two forced fumbles and two sacks in the victory against Duke last Saturday. | Darron Cummings/AP Defensive rover Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah gets raves from Hall of Fame coach and current Irish analyst Tony Dungy after […]

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Despite early playoff exit, Sky players hope to continue advocating for social justice

Sky players wore warmup shirts that said “Breonna Taylor” on the front and “Say her name” on the back for the team’s season opener against the Aces.  | Chicago Sky Despite the disappointing ending, the year was always bigger than basketball. Sky players raised more than $100,000 for Chicago organizations as part of their social-justice […]

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How Chicago man went from overnight shifts to Tim Anderson’s personal photographer

Chris Tejeda, a Bridgeport native, grew up playing baseball and watching the White Sox. Now, he works as Tim Anderson’s personal photographer. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times As Chris Tejeda developed his photography skills and established a unique style of editing, he formed a supportive relationship with Anderson which led to a photo op of a lifetime. […]

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Dylan Strome, a restricted free agent, faces crucial moment in his Blackhawks tenure

Dylan Strome finished the regular and postseason with 41 points in 67 games. | AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Strome’s agent has had preliminary contract talks with Hawks GM Stan Bowman, but Strome and the Hawks first need to figure out his long-term role on the team. The Blackhawks spent much time trying to convert Dylan Strome […]

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Dear Abby: When she visits, mom wants to bring a guest who’s not welcome

Hot-tempered, attention-seeking 12-year-old cousin would be a bad influence on the children of the house. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I and our children moved across the country away from our families three years ago. My 9-year-old daughter is extremely close to my mom and sister. Mom wants to take a road trip and spend […]

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Camping gone wild: Surge keeps going in RVs and camping during the pandemic

Even mid-week, there were plenty of campers utilizing Point Grove Campground at the confluence of the Iroquois and Kankakee rivers in Aroma Park. | Dale Bowman The surge in RV sales and an increase in camping keeps building during the pandemic. There’s a campground, rather peculiarly, in downtown Gibson City in Ford County along Route […]

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Management startup HappySignals has raised more than $5 million in a fundraising round backed by Nauta Capital

Summary List Placement   HappySignals, the startup working to help businesses to improve their internal cultures, has raised more than $5 million in a Series A funding round backed by Nauta Capital. Founded in 2014, Helsinki-based HappySignals offers enterprises firms an “employee experience management platform,” helping them identify what needs to change so they can […]

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Trump says he’s not yet ready to sign off on a TikTok deal as his administration reportedly pushes for majority US ownership (MSFT, ORCL, WMT)

Summary List Placement Trump administration officials are pushing for potential US buyers to own a majority share of TikTok as part of a sale the president has pushed for, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal reported Tuesday that ByteDance, TikTok’s Chinese-based parent company, had sought to keep its controlling share of the social media […]

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Home sweet home? Giants, visitors at Oracle Park, tie franchise record in win

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants wore their home cream color uniforms even though they were considered the road team. Seattle Mariners highlights were played on the big screen at Oracle Park just minutes before the start of the game. When the Mariners made plays, fake crowd cheers were piped in. Walkup music accompanied their batters […]

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Jon Lester keeps things close as Cubs walk-off Indians in 10 innings

AP Photo/Mark Black Lester allowed two runs in five innings in the Cubs’ 3-2 victory. Javy Baez delivered the game-winning single with two outs and two strikes. Starting pitcher Jon Lester felt like he figured something out before his last start against the Brewers, and those corrections in his mechanics allowed him to throw six […]

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Rare rough start for Dylan Bundy sends Angels to another loss

ANAHEIM — Dylan Bundy’s breakout season hit a speed bump. Bundy, the most pleasant surprise on the Angels roster in this forgettable season, tossed a clunker in a 9-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Justin Upton #10 of the Los Angeles Angels is welcomed into the dugout after hitting a home rung […]

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Federal officers stockpiled semi-automatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial ‘heat ray’ ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump’s photo-op, a whistleblower says

Summary List Placement On June 1, federal law enforcement officers used tear gas, rubber pellets, and other aggressive tactics to remove protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, so President Donald Trump could have his photo taken in front of a church near the White House. Hours before that, officials were busy trying to stockpile […]

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City blocks streets into downtown for 4th night as car caravans celebrate Mexican Independence Day

People dance and party on Lake Shore Drive near Buckingham Fountain, as hundreds celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times The city has been blocking streets around downtown and Little Village since Sunday night, when car caravans began roaming the city in lieu of the annual Mexican Independence Day parade, which […]

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San Jose Unified extends distance learning through December

SAN JOSE – The San Jose Unified School District on Wednesday announced it is extending distance learning through the end of the year, a decision officials say was influenced in part by COVID-19 case counts and inadequate testing and contact tracing. “This has been one of the most difficult decisions we have ever had to […]

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Judges render own verdict on Dems after Toomin rejection — refuse to pony up campaign cash

Judge Michael Toomin at the Thompson Center in 2012. | Sun-Times file photo In a rare display of political independence at election time, judges voted 42-13 against donating to the party’s get-out-the-vote efforts as they typically would.  Cook County judges facing retention on the November ballot voted Wednesday night to forgo the long-established practice of […]

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