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  • Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Joe Buck denies favoring the Cubs, being the Zodiac Killer on 'Conan'

    Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck said, no, he wasn't in bed with slugger Kyle Schwarber or other Cubs players. He's also not the Zodiac Killer, as purported by a fan sign outside Wrigley Field during the World Series. "I have an alibi," Buck told Conan O'Brien on Tuesday's episode of "Conan." "No,...

  • Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at 42

    Former Bear Rashaan Salaam found dead at 42

    The news of Rashaan Salaam's death hit those who knew him during his time with the Bears with full force Tuesday afternoon. Ron Turner, Salaam's offensive coordinator for two seasons, couldn't wrap his brain around the reality, recalling the natural ebullience Salaam always seemed to carry himself...

  • Completion of Wade Davis trade could accelerate closer market

    Completion of Wade Davis trade could accelerate closer market

    The expected completion of the trade that would send Wade Davis to the Chicago Cubs could accelerate the free agent market for closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. A deal that would send Davis to the Cubs for outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to be completed after physical examinations are...

  • Donald Trump is Time's Person of the Year

    Donald Trump is Time's Person of the Year

    Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's "Today" show. The magazine's managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, said on the program that Democrat Hillary Clinton was the No. 2 finalist....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo has support of teammates, coach after one-game suspension

    Bulls' Rajon Rondo has support of teammates, coach after one-game suspension

    Along with skills that make him one of the NBA's premier point guards, Rajon Rondo carried a reputation for creating controversy at each stop of his career before signing with the Bulls in July. By all accounts, Rondo had been a model citizen with the Bulls, but that changed with Monday's announcement...

  • 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....

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