Polymedios

Latest News Articles

chicago tribune

View the latest news and breaking news from chicago tribune website today with updated daily to provide the world, weather, entertainment, politics, commentaries, sports, business, lifestyle, entertainment and health news.



'big beer' working with craft brewers: what's the argument?

chicago has had a front row seat to the explosion of craft breweries across america, thanks to the vision of john hall when he created goose island beer co. what began in 1988 later spawned alumni who went on to start other chicago breweries, including revolution brewing and one of the newest,...






in push to diversify, movie academy invites the largest class ever with 774 new members

hollywood’s most exclusive club is rolling out the red carpet to 774 industry professionals – including such boldfaced names as kristen stewart, gal gadot, john cho, chris pratt, elle fanning and jordan peele – in its latest and most dramatic step to diversify its overwhelmingly white and male...






park ridge police: woman struck car, signs, fire hydrant and more while driving drunk

the following items were taken from the park ridge police department bulletin. an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

disorderly conduct

•christopher hirst, 26, of the 700 block of north merrill street, park ridge, was charged with disorderly conduct on june 23, police said. according...






'i got played': demario jackson reacts to 'bachelor in paradise' controversy

if demario jackson could say one thing to corinne olympios, it would be "that i love her and i'm here for her," he told e! news' melanie bromley in a two-part edited interview that aired monday and tuesday nights.

the two "bachelor in paradise" cast members are at the center of a controversy regarding...






trump's pledge to keep the world from laughing at us hits another setback

commerce secretary wilbur ross was supposed to attend this week's economic council of the christian democratic union meeting in berlin, but suddenly canceled his travel plans on tuesday. ross was scheduled to give an address at the conference immediately before german chancellor angela merkel,...






man accused of shooting amtrak conductor likely unfit for trial, lawyer says

the man accused of shooting an amtrak conductor in naperville last month has had a psychological examination and is likely to be determined mentally unfit for trial, his attorney said at a court hearing wednesday.

edward j. klein, 79, appeared in dupage county court for the first time since a late...






emanuel administration orders ohio street underpass locked overnight

the ohio street pedestrian underpass to the lakefront will be closed overnight starting wednesday night after the emanuel administration stepped in to simply order the gate closed, allowing aldermen to avoid a potentially divisive vote on the issue.

the council finance committee was set to take...






phil jackson's failure with knicks shows how hard it is to run nba franchise

when knicks owner jim dolan hired phil jackson as president of basketball operations in march 2014, the former bulls coach acknowledged former bulls general manager jerry krause at his introductory news conference.

"jerry krause, his attitude toward doing this job i'm charged with doing is the...






today is the last day to buy powerball lottery tickets in illinois unless politicians cut deal

cash-strapped illinois is set to turn off one of its most lucrative cash spigots as a casualty of an unprecedented budget stalemate.

as of 9 p.m. wednesday, the illinois lottery will stop selling powerball tickets, and by 9:45 p.m. friday it will stop selling mega millions tickets — unless and until...






oak park business owners vent frustrations, seek solutions as they face minimum wage hike

days after the village chose not to opt out of the cook county minimum wage ordinance, a room full of business owners spoke candidly about the challenges they face in oak park.

at an event organized by the oak park-river forest chamber of commerce, dozens of business owners met with mayor anan...






judge to allow man accused in drug death of exchange student to move back with family

a downers grove man accused of the drug homicide of a teenaged exchange student with whom he had a sexual relationship will be allowed to live with his wife and children, a dupage county judge ruled wednesday.

francis emanuele, 37, will be permitted to live at home as awaits trial on a charge of...






'pharma bro' trial hits speed bump: finding jurors who don't already dislike him

martin shkreli got his first taste of wall street as an intern for a hedge fund firm started by cnbc personality jim cramer. after striking out on his own, he developed a reputation for aggressive tactics, including betting a company's stock price would fall and then berating its executives on...






e-cigarette battery explosion hurts man, his marriage: lawsuit

a married plainfield couple is suing two joliet vape shops, alleging batteries purchased there for an e-cigarette exploded and caught fire in the husband's pants pockets, leaving him with second and third-degree burns and hurting their love life.

scott schroeck's wife, denise, alleges in the suit...






law school dean's resignation following probe is latest change at niu

northern illinois university, already dealing with the controversial departure of the school's president, found itself this week replacing the dean of its law school, who resigned after an investigation into improper conduct found he violated university policy, according to officials.

eric dannenmaier,...






activists applaud indictments in laquan mcdonald case

social justice activists gathered at chicago police department headquarters wednesday to applaud the indictment of three officers accused of helping officer jason van dyke cover up the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald in 2014.

the indictment, announced tuesday, alleges that detective...






parker: what's ailing health care

washington — the senate health care bill, which was scuttled tuesday until after july 4, was doomed by two narratives: republicans are mean, and poor people would be dropping like flies.

assisting the opposition was none other than president donald trump, who called the earlier version passed by...






cubs cut ties with miguel montero after critical comments

the chicago cubs have cut ties with disgruntled veteran catcher miguel montero.

montero was designated for assignment wednesday, one day after he was critical of jake arrieta and the pitching staff for their inability to hold runners. the nationals stole a franchise-record seven bases tuesday night...






what's next, iphone?

ten years ago, we wrote about a new high-tech device that transfixed us even before it reached the market: the iphone.

skeptics in our ranks predicted that the iphone would flop because it wasn't really necessary. they already had flip cellphones for calls, blackberrys for emails, digital or film...






trump attacks amazon, washington post over 'internet taxes'

president donald trump attacked the washington post and amazon on twitter wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."

trump stated on twitter wednesday: "the #amazonwashingtonpost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of amazon not paying internet taxes (which...






rahm emanuel's summer reading list: no beach books for the mayor

in his literary life he's a networker, sharing books with chicago ald. edward burke and illinois house speaker michael madigan. he's a campaigner, offering up book recommendations to strangers on the "l."

he's ambitious, plowing through thick works of history and biography, even as he navigates...