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cubs are losing jake arrieta vs. yu darvish the way they lost dexter fowler vs. leadoff hitter roulette

jake arrieta, the starting pitcher the cubs used to pay, just struck out 10 while allowing only one hit in seven innings.

yu darvish, the starting pitcher the cubs chose over arrieta, has yet to throw seven innings and has yet to strike out 10 in his first four outings.

arrieta, now with the phillies,...






4 dead in nashville waffle house shooting; suspect sought

four people were killed in a shooting at a waffle house restaurant in tennessee early sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving "many lives" by wrestling a weapon away from the gunman.

the metropolitan nashville police department says the gunman was a white man with short...






chicago loft with three parking spots, wine cellar: $3.8m

900 n. kingsbury st. unit 950 in chicago: $3,750,000

listed on april 16, 2018

unit 950 is located on this riverfront building’s northeast corner and sprawls 5,500 square-feet. the space’s features include 15-foot ceilings, east-facing windows, a walk-in wine cellar and a game room. there are three...






i was judged for having sex after my husband died, but i think he would have understood

i reimagine the last moments i had with my husband, jacob, often. the feel of his freshly washed hair slipping between my fingers. the smirk on his face as he sat next to me on the floor of our bathroom while i soaked in the tub, handing me a lit joint and fumbling. he dropped it on my chest and...






women wonder whether to call out male friends for sexism

dear amy: i am lucky enough to have found a group of people who share the same deep love and support for an international sports team. we meet up to watch the games, but we also enjoy each other's company and see each other outside of match day.

we've established a group text that covers a range...






solar farms set to sprout across illinois

a new crop is ready to sprout on illinois farms, with gleaming solar panels supplanting rows of corn and soybeans.

drawn by new state requirements and incentives, renewable energy developers are staking out turf on the rural fringes of the chicago area and beyond, looking to build dozens of solar...






women fighting cancer ask, 'why won't illinois insurers cover egg, embryo freezing?'

at the age of 23, erin keith didn’t know if she wanted kids, but the new lenox woman knew she wanted a choice.

so before embarking upon months of chemotherapy to treat hodgkin lymphoma — treatments that could leave her sterile — she had her eggs frozen. she did it despite being unsure whether her...






linda c. black horoscopes for 4/22/18

today's birthday (04/22/18). collaboration reaches new heights this year. look back on what you've learned before pursuing new curiosities. polish old research for summer presentation. network and connect from your cozy home base. reimagine your perfect career and pursue educational journeys this...





woman wounded while putting toddler in car among 11 shot, 3 fatally, in city gun attacks

a woman putting a toddler into a car was shot and wounded, and another woman was killed during an apparent robbery attempt in the south austin neighborhood saturday afternoon.

the attack took place shortly before 3 p.m. at jackson boulevard and lotus avenue on the west side as a 34-year-old woman...






10 ways to go green on earth day

looking to get your hands dirty for the sake of mother earth? check out 10 events surrounding earth day on april 22, including park cleanups around the city, movie screenings and even an environmentally-friendly cocktail workshop.

april 21

beautify parks and trails around cook county

various locations...






white house privately skeptical of north korea's promise to freeze nuclear testing

the trump white house is reacting skeptically in private to north korea's announcement of plans to freeze nuclear weapons testing, warning that dictator kim jong un could be setting a trap and vowing not to back off a hard-line stance ahead of a potential leaders' summit.

president donald trump...






elderly woman found pushing dead body in shopping cart

an elderly woman was found pushing a shopping cart with a dead body inside of it on saturday evening on the south side, chicago police said.

officers were called to the 8600 block of south calumet avenue in the chatham neighborhood for a well-being check around 7:55 p.m. and saw the woman pushing...






woman killed while putting toddler in car among 11 shot, 3 fatally, in city gun attacks

a woman putting a toddler into a car was shot and wounded, and another woman was killed during an apparent robbery attempt in the south austin neighborhood saturday afternoon.

the attack took place shortly before 3 p.m. at jackson boulevard and lotus avenue on the west side as a 34-year-old woman...






toddler unharmed when gunman opens fire, killing 1 woman and injuring another

a woman putting a toddler into a car was shot and wounded, and another woman was killed during an apparent robbery attempt in the south austin neighborhood saturday afternoon.

the attack took place shortly before 3 p.m. at jackson boulevard and lotus avenue on the west side as a 34-year-old woman...






milder weather expected to begin workweek

seasonable temperatures are expected across much of the metro area sunday, with inland readings peaking at, or just above, 60 degrees. the exception will be in areas near lake michigan, where onshore winds blowing off the 40-degree water are expected to keep daytime readings much cooler.

until...






off-duty officer involved in shootout during pharmacy robbery in edgewater

an off-duty chicago police officer working security at a far north side pharmacy exchanged gunfire with someone who tried to rob the store on friday, police said.

the attempted robbery happened around 1:20 p.m. at a pharmacy in the 6200 block of north clark street in the edgewater neighborhood,...






yu darvish’s fifth-inning struggles continue in cubs’ 5-2 loss to rockies

yu darvish believes he’s found the solution to overcoming his fifth-inning blues, and a cure couldn’t come sooner as the cubs seek consistency from their prized free-agent signee.

“every game it’s the (fifth) inning i get out of rhythm,” darvish said through an interpreter after allowing five two-out...






cubs' david bote treasures major league debut with family, teammates

david bote didn’t forget the advice his teammates gave him or the support provided by his family that made his major league debut saturday night extremely memorable.

before at least 32 family members and friends, bote hit a double in his first at-bat and played superb defense at third base in the...






journalist among more than 2 dozen killed in nicaragua unrest

in the grainy, nighttime video, journalist angel gahona, clad in jeans and a blue shirt, holds up a cellphone and narrates as he approaches the facade of city hall in bluefields, nicaragua, reporting live via facebook on protests that have rocked the central american nation for four days.

seconds...






midway, o'hare start offering free, unlimited wi-fi: city

passengers killing time or trying to get some work done at chicago’s o’hare and midway airports will now have unlimited free wi-fi, as long as they’re willing to watch an occasional ad, the city’s aviation department is announcing sunday.

previously, chicago airports offered free wi-fi, but with...