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e-commerce company threadless acquires shoe brand bucketfeet

threadless, a chicago-based online artist community and e-commerce website, has acquired shoe brand bucketfeet and will begin producing on-demand footwear, officials announced monday.

founded in 2000, threadless is an online retailer that sells t-shirts and other merchandise showcasing artist-submitted...






identity released of man killed after pickup truck was intentionally rammed

authorities have identified the man who was killed when, police said, a driver intentionally rammed the pickup truck he was driving early sunday. 

eduardo a. pena, 21, was identified as the fatality, the cook county medical examiner's office said.

he died after the vehicle pushed his 1998 ford...






10 thoughts on the bears' 17-3 win over the panthers in week 7

10 thoughts after the chicago bears defeated the carolina panthers 17-3 on sunday at soldier field, the first time the franchise has won consecutive games in nearly two full years.

1. individually, there wasn’t anything special about the big plays eddie jackson made in propelling the bears to victory...






week 7 injuries include dolphins' jay cutler, cardinals' carson palmer

arizona quarterback carson palmer suffered a significant injury just a week after green bay's aaron rodgers was lost for the season.

palmer broke his left arm in the cardinals' 33-0 loss to the los angeles rams at london on sunday. he will need surgery on the arm and coach bruce arians said he...






rebuilding through the nba draft is no sure thing. just ask the phoenix suns.

the phoenix suns have plenty wrong with them, which is why, less than a week into the 2017-18 nba season, their head coach, earl watson, was shown the door sunday afternoon.

but at least one major issue has little to do with coaching: phoenix's bevy of high draft picks from recent years has fallen...






man charged in weekend shooting at greektown restaurant

a south side man is facing three felony charges in connection with a chaotic shooting during a fight at a late-night restaurant in greektown over the weekend.

deshaun carter, 26, is accused of wounding two people in the early saturday attack during which he also shot himself in the leg, according...






this world series could be the distraction and escape america needs

if we have learned anything over the last month of public discourse on the matters of politics and sports — and i am not sure we have learned anything, or frankly are even capable of learning anything — it is that it is now impossible to separate politics and sports.

even if you think it was ever...






'walking dead': 5 thoughts on the incendiary season 8 premiere

“the walking dead” is back on the air and, after sunday’s first episode of season 8, we now know how producers spent the off season: stocking up on every fake bullet they could find, the better to make the episode rain hot (simulated) lead.

the all-out war — spoiler alert — between the forces of...






'it made me cry': gold star widow myeshia johnson breaks silence over trump's condolence call

nineteen days after her husband's death and two days after his wrenching burial, the widow of sgt. la david johnson said she has "nothing to say" to president donald trump, whose condolence call pulled the grieving widow into the center of a national controversy.

"very upset and hurt; it made me...






'the bachelor' winner whitney bischoff weds chicago sales manager ricky angel

chicago-area fertility nurse whitney bischoff, who won season 19 of “the bachelor,” wed chicago sales manager ricky angel saturday in massachusetts.

the 32-year-old bride wore a satin column gown she designed with audrey grant bridal, people reported.

“i’ve always wanted to get married. i was scared...






harley-riding rauner kicks off re-election bid with new video, madigan criticism

gov. bruce rauner made official monday morning what had long been expected, formally announcing plans to seek a second term as the state's chief executive despite turmoil within his own republican party.

his campaign released a two-minute-plus video in which a harley-davidson riding rauner criticizes...






weekend toll in chicago: 31 people shot, 2 fatally

patrons of a late-night restaurant in greektown witnessed some of the first bursts of weekend violence as eight men and women punched each other, wrestled on the floor and threw chairs across the room.one person knocked to the ground began firing shots, wounding two people as well as striking himself...






hobart pilot's career cleared for early takeoff

when tyrus joseforsky was a young boy, he got excited taking long-distance vacations with his family. but it wasn't because he wanted to arrive early, it was to spend time on the plane.

"i couldn't wait for our vacation to end so i could get back on a plane," he said.

since he was 5 years old,...






'the things you remember': centenarians share what it's like to be 100

catherine (newald) walter was 8 when the united states entered world war i and soldiers came to guard the bridge over the river at the end of her block in chicago's riverdale neighborhood.

"every day they would walk uptown to get their groceries and they always walked by our house," she recalled....






linda c. black horoscopes for 10/23/17

today's birthday (10/23/17). a two-year personal power phase dawns on your birthday! manage communications for long-term profit. professional hurdles this winter lead to breakthroughs with home and family. summer adventures come before domestic changes, followed by career blast-off. launch an exciting...






sgt. bergdahl faces life in prison for endangering comrades

army sgt. bowe bergdahl will appear monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in afghanistan. before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by president donald...






what impact does the president have on the labor market?

i always laugh when i see stories asking how many jobs the president has created. this language is common in the news media, as well as in the boasts of certain presidents. to be fair, most people understand the phrase as shorthand for how much employment growth there was during a president's time...






ask amy: parents cranky about nap schedule

dear amy: my wife and i have a 14-month-old daughter. we often clash on our parenting styles.

our daughter is on a very strict schedule. this has worked out well for us — she naps well and sleeps through the night.

i’m all for the schedule, but sometimes life should come first. this weekend my...






where #metoo goes off the rails

if you’ve spent any time on social media lately, you’ve probably been shocked and sad to see the incredible viral spread of the hashtag #metoo.

the campaign, created by activist tarana burke in 2007, caught fresh fire when actress alyssa milano tweeted it to her followers in the wake of the harvey...






a house left behind, a good home life remembered

so i went home.

i wasn’t sure why, exactly, but i went there, to the west-central florida neighborhood where i grew up, back to the winding roads hugging a lake that once seemed like an ocean, past the ranch houses that went up in the 1960s and haven’t changed much since.

i parked in front of the...