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  • Ban will cost Rita Jeptoo the Chicago Marathon title
    Ban will cost Rita Jeptoo the Chicago Marathon title

    Unless she can successfully appeal, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will lose her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title $100,000 first prize and the $500,000 first prize as winner of the 2013-14 Abbott World Marathon Majors Series after Athletics Kenya announced Friday it had banned her two...

  • Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'
    Underrated for years, Bob Odenkirk gets the call for 'Saul'

    A few years ago, on a TV show that you likely never watch and probably never heard of but eventually might appreciate, Bob Odenkirk crafted a brief and remarkable performance. In fact, until Odenkirk joined AMC's acclaimed "Breaking Bad" in 2009 as the smarmy underworld lawyer Saul Goodman,...

  • Top Rauner staff more highly paid than Quinn's
    Top Rauner staff more highly paid than Quinn's

    While criticizing state spending and state worker salaries as too high, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's administration, a review by The Associated Press has found.

  • Parking, rats among problems Wrigley Field neighbors cite in renovation
    Parking, rats among problems Wrigley Field neighbors cite in renovation

    The sounds form a cacophony of construction — jackhammers' percussive pelting, the persistent beeping of vehicles in reverse and the shrill whine of buzz saws.

  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.

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  • Bow Truss Coffee vs. Pilsen: A gentrification story
    Bow Truss Coffee vs. Pilsen: A gentrification story

    The coffeehouse is the international hub of hipsterdom. When one quietly opens up in a working-class neighborhood, residents know what’s coming: the dreaded G-word. It’s no surprise, then, that a recent storm swirling around gentrification has centered on a coffee shop in Pilsen,...

  • Steven Salaita sues U. of I. over lost job
    Steven Salaita sues U. of I. over lost job

    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was withdrawn last year after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging breach of contract and violation of his free speech rights.

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