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    Cubs franchise worth $2 billion?

    The Ricketts family is already enjoying a huge return on their investment in the Cubs and Wrigley Field. The Sports Business Journal estimates that the Cubs franchise is worth close to $2 billion. That would be more than double of what the Ricketts paid in 2009. The Cubs’ increased worth is based on what the team expects to make when it re-negotiates its broadcasting rights in 2020. That can boost the team’s revenue even more. “Sports teams sell not for […]

  • Tribune poll: Quinn & Rauner in dead heat

    A new poll by the Chicago Tribune says the Illinois Governor’s race is closer than ever. The poll involves 800 registered voters who were surveyed October 16 through October 21. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner was behind in the polls in September. But this latest poll gives him 45 percent of the vote. Governor Pat Quinn has 43 percent. That two percent gap is within the poll’s margin of error. The race could get decided by voters looking elsewhere. Libertarian candidate […]

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    WATCH: SO SWEET! Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old boy with leukemia for a day

    The NBA’s Utah Jazz signed a new basketball player, but it doesn’t matter that he doesn’t quite measure up. The Jazz held a press conference to announce that 5-year-old J.P. Gibson was an honorary member of the team. They even had a one day contract for him to sign, in crayon. J.P. is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “He’s been fighting cancer longer than he has not been in his little life,” said J.P.’s mother Megan Gibson. “I wish it was […]

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    VIDEO: Mother shames her hooky-playing teen by following her to class

    A mother in Wyoming used a camera and social media to get her daughter to stop ditching school. Jeannie Crutchfield posted a three minute video of her following her daughter to school. “I told you. I warned you,” Crutchfield is heard telling her daughter, Ricki, in the school hallway. “What’s wrong? Don’t you want to tell your friends why I’m here?” “So guess what I’m doing Ricki? We’re going to go to class, and we’re going to hold hands and […]

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    Pictures of suspected Gold Coast robbers released

    Chicago Police released surveillance photos of four people suspected of stealing watches from a store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Several watches were stolen from the Bentley store, at 834 N. Rush Street, Saturday afternoon. Police say the two men broke into a display cabinet and grabbed several watches, while the two women provided cover. Police describe both men as of East Indian descent between 50 and 60 years, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet. One man weighed between 185 and 200 […]

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    Wrigley Field renovations to begin today

    The baseball season is over in Chicago, but the demolition season is about to begin at Wrigley Field. Crews will start tearing down the ballpark’s iconic bleachers Monday. Both sections above left field and right field will be rebuilt after the stadium walls are moved out. The center field bleachers will remain intact. The Cubs plan to have seven new outfield signs up by next opening day. That includes two video boards. Cubs officials say they’re on a tight schedule, […]

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    Flight from Chicago makes emergency landing after struck by lightning

    A flight out of Chicago had to make an emergency landing after it was struck by lightning. United Airlines flight 4613 was on its way to Charleston, South Carolina, Monday. One passenger said he smelled something burning after lightning jolted the plane. No one was hurt. The pilots landed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Crews found that the air conditioning unit was damaged. All 47 passengers were put on a bus to Charleston.

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    Wallenda walk in Chicago grounded by state law?

    Illinois state law could force daredevil Nik Wallenda to make some changes to his planned stunt in Chicago. Wallenda plans to walk a tightrope 600 feet above the Chicago River. He and his family members are known for pulling similar stunts over Niagra Falls and the Grand Canyon. Each time Wallenda goes on the rope, he does not use a net or a harness to help him in case he falls. That could be a problem in Illinois. The state’s […]

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    Feds: We’re not investigating Chicago Police Officers

    The U.S. Justice Department says that it is not investigating any shootings involving Chicago police officers. That comes after an attorney suggested that it was. The discussion started with a letter, dated August 29, from attorney Daniel Herbert. Herbert specializes in representing police officers who are accused of misconduct. In his letter to Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo, Herbert says, “It has come to my attention that the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office are investigating certain police-involved […]

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    Former Jeopardy champ from Arlington Heights charged with child sex assault

    A former “Jeopardy” champion is charged with child sex assault. Jerome Slowik is from Arlington Heights, but he was charged in Wisconsin. He pleaded not guilty and faces trial in October. Wednesday night, Slowik said the matter would all be cleared up. In January, Slowik won $121,000 as a five day Jeopardy champion. The game show did not invite him to an upcoming tournament of champions, but they would not say if it’s because of the child sex assault case.

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