On The Verge Of World Series, Cubs And Fans Eager For Game 6 Of NLCSWith the Cubs one win away from their first trip to the World Series since 1945, all was quiet in Wrigleyville on Friday morning, but the neighborhood around Wrigley Field is sure to be a zoo for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Wrigley Firefighters Root For Cubs, But Might Not Get To Watch NLCSThey work about as close as you can get to Wrigley Field without sitting in the stands, but they might not be able to watch much of what’s happening on the field when the Cubs begin the National League Championship Series on Saturday.
Preckwinkle Proposes New Cook County Soft Drink TaxThe price of a pop could go up next summer in Cook County. Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a new tax on sweetened drinks in her budget address on Thursday.
Explosion, Fire Destroy Romeoville TownhomesTwo gas company workers were injured and more than 20 people were left homeless Tuesday night when an explosion and fire destroyed a townhouse building in southwest suburban Romeoville.
As Strike Deadline Nears, CPS And Teachers Continue Last Ditch TalksThe looming threat of a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued Monday, and if an agreement isn't reached with the Chicago Public Schools isn’t reached by the end of the day, teachers have vowed to walk off the job Tuesday.
Cubs Fans Headed To Playoff Games Should Show Up EarlyThe Cubs open the National League Division Series on Friday, the first of what they hope will be three playoff series in the next month, culminating in a World Series win.
Northwestern Professor Among Three Nobel Prize Winners In ChemistryThree scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems.
Plan To Revamp Chicago Police Misconduct Probes Gets ReviewMembers of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that does not include key elements some say would increase transparency and promote public trust of a department that has long been plagued by a reputation for misconduct and brutality.
Harry Caray's Hosts Chicago Cubs Playoff RallyHarry Caray’s hosted Tuesday morning a Chicago Cub’s Playoff Rally in River North led by Cubs hall of famer Ryne Sandberg.
West Side Lawmaker Calls Eisenhower Expressway Shootings "Act Of Terrorism"After two people were killed in separate shootings on the Eisenhower Expressway on Thursday, a Cook County lawmaker called the attacks an “act of terrorism.”
Teacher Carjacked Outside School In Auburn GreshamPolice said the 29-year-old woman was attacked outside Perspectives Middle Academy charter school at 81st and May streets as she arrived for work around 6 a.m.
Mayor Plans To Buy Hundreds Of New Squad Cars For CPDMayor Rahm Emanuel has asked the City Council to approve $25 million in new borrowing to purchase about 600 new squad cars for the Chicago Police Department, to provide vehicles for the nearly 1,000 new police officers he plans to hire over the next two years.

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