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  • Javier Baez a highlight waiting to happen - even when he strikes out
    Leave it to Javier Baez to turn a strikeout into a highlight. The infielder temporarily teased Cubs fans Sunday by bashing a ball far foul, in the direction of the fire station on Waveland Avenue, before swinging at strike three in the 10th inning. But his at-bat didn't end there. After swinging...
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  • Bears cling to positives as offense regroups for third exhibition
    Mike Glennon stood in the middle of the locker room Saturday night and spoke confidently as reporters gathered around. The Bears' starting quarterback clung to a positive. He was upbeat. He believed, dang it, that the first-string offense had taken a step forward against the Cardinals. Yes, Glennon...
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  • Ghost schools and goats: 16 years of U.S. taxpayer waste in Afghanistan
    President Donald Trump was expected to announce an increase of a few thousand troops in Afghanistan Monday night, taking the reins of a conflict where today 8,500 personnel are mostly focused on buttressing their Afghan counterparts in the face of Taliban and Islamic State gains. The Defense Department,...
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  • Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit
    The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside. The rally organized by the Trump campaign will also...
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  • Federal authorities: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
    A Houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors allege 25-year-old Andrew Schneck was caught on Saturday evening...
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  • Effort to see a total eclipse was totally worth it
    I caught Great American Eclipse fever almost too late. During the past few weeks, I'd been preoccupied with the same old news events that we're used to hearing about every day. I had barely given a thought to the fact that something unique was about to occur right before our eyes. By the time I...
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  • Man who shot Ohio judge is father of football player convicted of rape
    A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the...
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  • The real threat to America comes from Americans
    This month, a man was arrested in Oklahoma City for trying to detonate 1,000 pounds of explosives in a cargo van parked downtown. The attack, he hoped, would cripple the government and start a revolution. Last October, three men were arrested in Kansas for plotting to bomb an apartment complex...
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  • Paul Ryan says Trump 'messed up' on Charlottesville, but opposes censure
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very...
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  • The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few moments
    Millions of Americans gasped and groaned Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years zoomed across the country, dazzling many but disappointing some whose view was obscured by clouds. For about 90 minutes the shadow of the moon raced over mountains, plains and forests at...
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  • Trump's phony Afghanistan plan
    President Donald Trump has a plan to win in Afghanistan in the same way that Grigory Potemkin had a village. It may look like something real and substantial, but it’s not. His address to the nation Monday night was a theatrical performance, not a serious statement of a strategy for achievable goals....
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  • Chicago CEO barely gets a 'Bachelor in Paradise' exit
    Chicago consulting firm CEO Iggy Rodriguez was sent home without fanfare on Monday's episode of "Bachelor in Paradise." The quiet exit mirrored Rodriguez's low-key time on the show. Over five hours of the ABC network series, he was shown making an uncomfortable pitch for kisses, grunting while...
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  • $1.6M VFW raffle drawing hits legal snag, halted amid 'ordinance issue'
    A drawing for a VFW raffle with a prize topping $1 million was called off hours before a winner was due to be picked Monday, with organizers citing a legal snag.Organizers at the VFW hall in little Morris, Ill., said they "did not get shut down" and will resume ticket sales and the drawing "as...
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  • For White Sox, eclipse viewing, then a 7-6 victory over the Twins
    White Sox players gathered in the home dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field at about 1 p.m., slipped on pairs of blue glasses and stared up at the sky. The 4:10 p.m. doubleheader between the Sox and Twins was well-timed in that both teams had the opportunity to view Monday's solar eclipse before settling...
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  • Despite clouds, eclipse still inspires awe from Chicago to Carbondale
    The first total solar eclipse streaming across the continental U.S. since 1918 — the one that was supposed to put on a breathtaking celestial display here — was less than totally fulfilling for Dave Ellis."You have to say it was disappointing just to get that glimpse of it," said Ellis, a 1980...
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  • Bears' Pernell McPhee progressing in recovery from knee surgery
    The Bears began practice Monday afternoon shortly after the peak solar eclipse in Lake Forest. Several players stood on the field wearing protective glasses to admire the crescent sun. And then they got to work. Here are three things we learned at Halas Hall: Pernell McPhee is progressing in his...
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  • Violent weekend worst since July Fourth: 'It's so bad out here'
    Rose Alexander just couldn't get away from the shooting over the weekend. Friday night, her adult son was shot in the leg near his home in West Garfield Park. She didn't venture out of her house until Sunday night, and then only to escort her brother home. But the two of them soon ran into a crime...
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  • Who will the Cubs promote when rosters are expanded Sept. 1?
    With an unpredictable bullpen and the return of star catcher Willson Contreras uncertain, the Cubs will load up in those areas when 25-man rosters can expand Sept. 1. Discussions started in the middle of August and are expected to be finalized soon. The importance of major-league promotions can't...
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  • JJC expands facilities at Romeoville campus
    Joliet Junior College welcomed students Monday to its expanded campus in Romeoville to help better serve the needs of an increasing student population, officials said. The 49,000-square-foot expansion allows for more classrooms and larger library. For the first time, the Romeoville location will...
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  • Naperville police probe 3rd armed robbery in 5 weeks
    The suspects in an early Monday morning robbery in Naperville abandoned a vehicle and a handgun before making their escape on the city's north side, Naperville police said. It was the third armed robbery in Naperville in five weeks, following a holdup in July in which concert tickets were stolen...
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