Obama Foundation raised $13 million in 2016

May 17 2:15pm Chicago Business News
A tax filing also shows payments to local firms, plus salaries for top executives.
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LaTroy Hawkins Calls White Sox Tommy Kahnle The Worst Teammate Ive Ever Had

May 17 2:08pm Sports Mockery
LaTroy Hawkins discusses a fight he had in 2014 with former teammate and current Chicago White Sox pitcher Tommy Kahnle.
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The new Senate power brokers in Obamacare repeal: governors

May 17 2:00pm Chicago Business News
A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate.
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Rick Renteria And The White Sox Are Finally Following The Plan To Suck

May 17 1:51pm Sports Mockery
Don’t get it confused, the Chicago White Sox are trying to be bad in 2017. Their 13-9 start meant absolutely nothing but we’re now in the middle of May and the White Sox appear to be getting it together. Finally. Remember that ridiculous stretch to begin the season by the starting rotation? To be fair,...
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The Facts Say Mitch Trubisky Will Play In 2017

May 17 1:48pm Sports Mockery
Chicago Bears fans are left wondering if the team is serious about having no Mitch Trubisky 2017 plan. The truth? They are, but it won't stay that way.
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2 Upcoming Events To Get You Thinking About Bike Safety This Spring

May 17 1:37pm Chicagoist
The Ride of Silence (tonight) and free helmets next month. [ more › ]...
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Aldermen buck Emanuel more often

May 17 12:46pm Chicago Business News
The mayor is facing dissent twice as often as he used to on divided City Council votes, a study shows, but not enough to block his initiatives.
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The Worst Bar In America Is Right Here In Chicago, Says 'Veep' Actor

May 17 12:37pm Chicagoist
There are certainly plenty to pick from. [ more › ]...
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How to raise $2 million for epilepsy research? Ask a 'Hamilton' star to perform

May 17 11:48am Chicago Business News
Miguel Cervantes performed at the May 15 gala for Chicago-based Cure; his daughter, Adelaide, suffers from a rare and severe form of the disease.
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KitKat loses bid to copyright four-finger chocolate bars

May 17 11:48am Chicago Business News
The four-finger KitKat isn't a distinctive enough shape to warrant a trademark, a court says, marking a fourth unsuccessful attempt by Nestle to protect the chocolate bar.
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Mag Mile office tower hits the market

May 17 11:45am Chicago Business News
A venture including Los Angeles-based CIM Group, which has been gobbling up Chicago properties and launching big high-rise projects, has hired a broker to sell the office space at 625 N. Michigan.
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Man Charged With Punching Of Female Security Guard, Defended As 'Good Guy'

May 17 11:37am Chicagoist
A Portage Park man faces three felony counts of battery in the infamous episode. A representative said he knew he did something he shouldn’t have done. [ more › ]...
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Joe Maddon Gets Career Win Number 1,000

May 17 11:29am Sports Mockery
Although he's only been in Chicago for two seasons, Maddon has made some crazy (and correct) decisions as manager.
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Pro Football Focus Illustrates Big Reason This Bears Team Is Disrespected

May 17 11:21am Sports Mockery
Pro Football Focus is always about numbers and their numbers prove the Bears 2016 draft class was great, and remains way too overlooked going into 2017.
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Another North Branch manufacturer cashes out

May 17 11:02am Chicago Business News
With the city relaxing its industrial zoning along the Chicago River, Sipi Metals is selling its factory there. Guess who's buying it?...
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Illinois GOP reps start to distance themselves from Trump

May 17 11:00am Chicago Business News
Adam Kinzinger becomes one of the first Republican congressmen to call for an independent investigation, while Peter Roskam calls Trump's Russia disclosures alarming and troubling. ...
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'Terrorist,' Or 'Freedom Fighter?' Oscar Lopez Rivera, Now Free, To Be Celebrated At Chicago Return

May 17 10:37am Chicagoist
After more than three decades in prison, the Puerto Rican nationalist will be honored in Humboldt Park on Thursday. Some, but hardly all, are overjoyed. [ more › ]...
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A new record for state's bill backlog

May 17 10:29am Chicago Business News
Illinois owes $14.3 billion, a number that jumped after the governor's budget office this week reported more than $1 billion in liabilities held at state agencies, the state comptroller said.
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Trump turmoil hits markets

May 17 10:13am Chicago Business News
The chaos engulfing the administration is spilling into the financial markets. This morning stocks fell the most since March, measures of volatility spiked higher and Treasuries rallied with gold.
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Gibsons new West Loop steakhouse has a chef, and a name

May 17 10:00am Chicago Business News
Gibsons has tapped a longtime chef who's been cooking at another of the group's restaurants, and will name the new spot after him.
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Trump faces deepest crisis of his presidency

May 17 10:00am Chicago Business News
Republicans are increasingly troubled by the controversy, and one—Illinois' Adam Kinzinger—takes the plunge and says he's open to a special prosecutor.
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Would you pay $5 to have McNuggets delivered?

May 17 9:44am Chicago Business News
McDonald's is now available for delivery in more than 1,000 U.S. restaurants, including 267 in the Chicago area, via Uber Technologies' UberEats mobile app.
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This just in: Here are the finalists for Crain's Fast 50 award

May 17 6:30am Chicago Business News
These 50 finalists are vying for the title of the fastest growing company in Chicago. Crain's will unveil the winner at a June 22 event.
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Seyfarth Shaw lays off 40 attorneys

May 17 6:09am Chicago Business News
The firm, known for its labor and employment staff, also cut an undisclosed number of staff.
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Facebook Believes Jay Cutler Was Better Than Troy Aikman and Its Hilarious

May 16 11:30pm Sports Mockery
Apparently a Jay Cutler Troy Aikman debate has broken out among the fans. Weird as it sounds, the case being made is strong, if also funny.
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Ian Happ Hits A Home Run In His Wrigley Field Debut

May 16 10:01pm Sports Mockery
It’s been a great few days for Chicago Cubs rookie Ian Happ. He got called up to the show and started against the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his first MLB home run and on Tuesday night he started in center field and hit another home run in his Wrigley Field debut. Big assist to the...
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Kyle Schwarber Hit A 462-Foot Home Run And It Was Beautiful

May 16 9:13pm Sports Mockery
So, Kyle Schwarber hasn’t hit like most expected he would to begin the 2017 season, but on Tuesday night he demolished a pitch for a 462-foot home run against the Cincinnati Reds. The monster dinger snapped an 0-for-17 streak for Schwarber. 5544-inch tater. There's got to be a better way to measure that. pic.twitter.com/OZkEDG3Q82 —...
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The Greatest Bears Turnaround Ever Came With a Worse Roster than This

May 16 4:58pm Sports Mockery
The biggest Chicago Bears turnaround in history took place 16 years ago. Revered as that team still is, was it really that much better than this 2017 team?...
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Kevin White Tells Bears WR Coach What To Expect From Him

May 16 4:46pm Sports Mockery
New Bears wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni recently spoke about a meeting he had with Kevin White to define expectations for the upcoming season.
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Wanna Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright House? You Have Options Right Now

May 16 4:37pm Chicagoist
   There are handful of Chicago-area homes from the Prairie School master on the market at the moment. These are our favorite. [ more › ]...
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Keith Law Says Cubs Are Showing Interest In Zack Greinke

May 16 4:06pm Sports Mockery
The Cubs pitchers have looked like completely different guys compared to the 2016 club that lead the league in ERA and sported one of the best BABIP’s baseball has ever seen. The 2017 Cubs pitching staff, while still one of the top 10 leaders in team ERA at 3.83, are still in need of more...
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Can ailing Illinois afford in-home care for seniors?

May 16 3:53pm Chicago Business News
The state's $1 billion-a-year Community Care Program may be on the verge of a significant overhaul that could reduce in-home help for many—another consequence of the deepening budget crisis.
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Chicago is a top player in clean tech

May 16 3:51pm Chicago Business News
This is one of the few places in the country that gets meaningful investment in clean technology, but Chicago is a much smaller player than its peers.
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College Student Publicly Apologizes For Wearing Offensive And Hurtful Blackhawks Jersey

May 16 3:50pm Sports Mockery
In the midst of all the controversy surrounding Native American mascots and their use for team-oriented sports, here's a whopper of a story.
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Joe Maddon Shits All Over The Idea That Kyle Schwarber Shouldnt Be The Cubs Leadoff Hitter

May 16 3:45pm Sports Mockery
So, the Chicago Cubs are under .500, and pretty much every aspect of the team is struggling right now outside of the bullpen, which was also pretty bad earlier in the year. Anyway, Joe Maddon doesn’t seem worried about it and that includes the latest criticism of the World Series-winning manager, who decided that Kyle...
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These Activists Will March 200 Miles To Springfield Over The State Budget

May 16 3:37pm Chicagoist
    A group of activists embarked on a 200 plus mile march on Monday from Chicago to Springfield to highlight the state’s budget impasse as well as their ideas for solutions to the ongoing crisis. [ more › ]...
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'What Could It Possibly Mean?' Asks Artist Who Made 'LIAR' Mosaic At Trump Tower

May 16 2:38pm Chicagoist
The Russian flag backdrop feels like a clue. [ more › ]...
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Schakowsky, McCain target soaring drug prices

May 16 2:36pm Chicago Business News
A liberal Democratic congresswoman and maverick GOP senator agree: Drugmakers ought to explain and give notice before jacking up prices. Look for the industry to oppose their efforts.
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Gannett, other papers considered buying Sun-Times

May 16 2:33pm Chicago Business News
Gannett, Shaw Media and the Daily Herald were among the newspaper companies that considered buying the Chicago Sun-Times, but all of them took a pass.
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Look who turned down the Sun-Times

May 16 2:33pm Chicago Business News
Gannett, Shaw Media and the Daily Herald all took a look—and took a pass—before Trib parent Tronc said yes.
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GTCR buys stake in ticket reseller Vivid Seats

May 16 2:29pm Chicago Business News
The deal is a bet that the Chicago firm's growth will continue despite increased competition in online ticket resales.
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Ed Olczyks Name Hits Coaching Rumor Mill Again

May 16 1:58pm Sports Mockery
It's not uncommon to hear the name Ed Olczyk tossed around for coaching jobs and it's happening again.
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'Rompers For Dudes' Are Coming & Chicago Is To Blame

May 16 1:37pm Chicagoist
   A strike against gender normativity or peak bro? Like their design, RompHims (yep) might just be multiple things at once. [ more › ]...
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Chicago Wolves sign with new NHL expansion team

May 16 1:30pm Chicago Business News
The AHL team will be the first minor-league affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Wolves' fourth NHL partner since 2001.
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Here's how much new college grads can expect to make

May 16 1:18pm Chicago Business News
Salaries are ticking up from a year ago, and one university official says he's seeing the kind of aggressive recruiting he once only heard stories about.
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MillerCoors signs beer deal with new McPier arena

May 16 12:56pm Chicago Business News
The brewer will be the official beer partner of Wintrust Arena, set to open this fall as the new home of DePaul basketball.
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Ravenswood Is Now Chicago's 'Malt Row' Because It Has So Much Beer

May 16 12:39pm Chicagoist
More beer festivals, anyone? [ more › ]...
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Related Midwest plans another Fulton Market project

May 16 12:12pm Chicago Business News
One of the city's most prolific residential developers teams up with retail specialist Tucker Development for a project in the 900 block of West Randolph.
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Monster Trade Proposed Between Cubs And White Sox

May 16 11:50am Sports Mockery
This trade proposal could send Chicago baseball fans into a never ending debate.... or you'll think it's complete shit.
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More Than $9K Raised For Security Guard Sucker-Punched In River North

May 16 11:38am Chicagoist
The victim, a mother of two, was unable to spend Mother's Day with her children after the attack. She will undergo surgery for her injuries on Wednesday, according to the campaign. [ more › ]...
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Heres Why The Cubs Should Keep Kyle Schwarber As Their Leadoff Hitter

May 16 11:20am Sports Mockery
Here's my case for keeping Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot despite the team's offensive struggles.
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Rauner's Medicaid overhaul: Who bid, and who backed out

May 16 11:05am Chicago Business News
Family Health Network is notably absent from a group of insurers that are vying for a shot at $9 billion in contracts.
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All-female NU research team's breakthrough: 3-D printed ovary

May 16 11:00am Chicago Business News
Made of gelatin and tested in mice, the artificial ovaries could change how human infertility is treated.
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Quigley calls Trump's Russia disclosure a 'horrible mistake'

May 16 11:00am Chicago Business News
The only local member of the House Intelligence Committee says he knows what confidential information Trump shared with Russian leaders. And, in his view, it shouldn't have happened.
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So we're not retiring after all: Tigerman, McCurry

May 16 10:35am Chicago Business News
When they confirmed last week they were closing their Wells Street office, the senior architects declined to say what was next. Now they tell Crain's she'll continue the practice and he'll consult.
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St. Joseph's nurses avert strike

May 16 10:27am Chicago Business News
A tentative three-year contract covering 850 nurses at Presence St. Joseph's in Joliet is due for a vote this week.
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Landmark factory in Batavia may go residential

May 16 10:12am Chicago Business News
The stunning building near the west bank of the Fox River has been underused for years.
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High-end Gold Coast building sells out

May 16 10:10am Chicago Business News
The final unit sold last week at 4 E. Elm, which was among the first in the post-bust wave of downtown luxury condo projects.
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Harken Health shutting down in Chicago

May 16 9:59am Chicago Business News
UnitedHealth is ending its experiment that featured staff providers offering unlimited primary and behavioral care at no charge.
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