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White Sox trade Chris Sale to Red Sox for four prospects

The White Sox rebuilding project began with a blast to its rotation as the Sox sent ace left-hander Chris Sale to the Red Sox for a package of four top prospects on Tuesday afternoon at the winter meetings. Infielder Yoan Moncada, right-hander Michael Kopech, outfielder Luis Basabe and right-hander...

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  • RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 6

    RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 6

    Welcome to RedEye Rush Hour, your breakdown of news to help you pass the time while you're surviving your commute. Not "out of control" What's up: Chicago's top cop, CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson, is pushing back against the perception of Chicago as a "city overrun by murder and violence," saying...

  • Top cop: 'Chicago is not out of control' — just parts of it are violent

    Top cop: 'Chicago is not out of control' — just parts of it are violent

    Chicago's top cop says he's personally upset by public perception that the city is overrun by murder and other violence, even as a deadly November pushed homicides overall here to the highest level in nearly two decades. "The truth of the matter is Chicago is not out of control. There's certain...

  • Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at age 42

    Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at age 42

    Former Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam has passed away at the age of 42. The winner of the 1994 Heisman Trophy and the Bears’ first-round pick in 1995 was found dead in a park in Boulder, Colo., on Monday night, according to a statement from the Boulder County Coroner. “An autopsy will...

  • 6 must-see Chicago shows this week: The Lawrence Arms, American Wrestlers, Clearance

    6 must-see Chicago shows this week: The Lawrence Arms, American Wrestlers, Clearance

    It's been a very good week for Chicago music. For one, Chance the Rapper just made history as the first streaming-only artist to receive Grammy nominations, hauling in a whopping seven nods. Secondly, holy moly is this week stacked with six locals-only concerts to go see this week. From my new...

  • Bob Odenkirk spills tequila recalling Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Bob Odenkirk spills tequila recalling Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

    Bob Odenkirk took his best shot at recalling the famous Disco Demolition Night on Tuesday's Season 4 finale of Comedy Central's "Drunk History." The "Better Call Saul" star, who grew up in Naperville, spilled tequila on his tie as he narrated a re-enactment of the radio station promotion that went...

  • Posters of Hitler, swastikas found on University of Chicago campus

    Posters of Hitler, swastikas found on University of Chicago campus

    Posters featuring a picture of Adolf Hitler, swastikas and the slogan “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” were found at two locations on the University of Chicago campus Monday.The university said the posters were removed and that campus police were investigating.  It released no other...

  • 'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    'Hairspray' comes to life on TV with tweaks — and drones

    A calorie-rich serving of bright colors and a motley crew of star power is making for a hallucinogenic visual on a soundstage here in Universal City. Kristin Chenoweth skedaddles across the floor. Harvey Fierstein and Martin Short bow in front of a swarm of adoring dancers. All the while pop powerhouses...

  • Top Chicago boxer slain on West Side: 'He was going to be champion of the world'

    Top Chicago boxer slain on West Side: 'He was going to be champion of the world'

    The weekend death of unbeaten Chicago welterweight boxer Ed Brown after being shot in the head haunts his veteran manager Cameron Dunkin, who lamented Monday, “He was going to be champion of the world, and we all knew it.” Brown, 25, was out with a 19-year-old female cousin early Saturday when...

  • Pink, Green lines resume service after hourslong closure for man walking on tracks

    Pink, Green lines resume service after hourslong closure for man walking on tracks

    A man was taken into custody after walking on CTA tracks in the West Town neighborhood for nearly five hours early Tuesday, prompting a service shutdown and a response from SWAT personnel, authorities said. The man was walking on the tracks about 2:40 a.m., police said. It was unclear how or where...

  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Whiskey and desserts at Americano 2211, an adults-only night at Lincoln Park Zoo and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

  • Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite...

  • Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    After waiting a lifetime for a championship team, Cubs fans will discover the price of success. The average price of season tickets will rise 19.5 percent in 2017, the Cubs announced Monday, with increases ranging from 6 percent for upper-deck reserved seats to 31 percent for infield club box seats....

  • Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    The Cubs have about seven weeks to accept President Barack Obama's offer to visit the White House before he turns over the keys to Donald Trump, and they concede it will be difficult to get everyone together. While it's not the most pressing issue in Washington during the transition, a source with...

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