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Chicago Tribune
Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 08:10:38 AM mt

Chevy Colorado ZR2: putting the rad in off-road pickup trucks



First there was dirt. Then there was a truck.

The dirt was free. The truck was the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2. Without either, the landscaping job that had been waiting for a year or three wouldnt have gotten done.

Thats what happens when you have a pickup: Things get done.

Or at least it increases...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 07:40:44 AM mt

Old Orchard mall owner Westfield sold in 15.7 billion deal



Westfiefld, the owner of Skokie's Old Orchard shopping center, is being bought by French property investor Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion as shop retailers struggle to keep up with the move to online sites like Amazon.

The companies said Tuesday that the cash and shares deal would create a company...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 07:40:43 AM mt

Dear tourists who assume crime is Chicagos only pastime



Dear tourists who assume crime is Chicagos only pastime,

Welcome to our fair, if unfairly maligned, city! I see you believed the worst about us (streets are confusing and crime-ridden, cops are inept, criminals resemble late-70s cartoon characters).

I see how you may have gotten that idea. The...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 07:17:57 AM mt

MLB umpire Dale Scott 58 retires rather than risk more concussions



As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all.

Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58.

"I'm done," he told The Associated Press.

The veteran crew chief missed nearly the entire...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 07:17:55 AM mt

42 Chicago restaurants serving Christmas dinner so you don't have to



For a time meant to be full of joy, Christmas can sure be stressful. Youre expected to decorate, host and also throw together an extravagant meal Im exhausted just thinking about it.

Make it easier on yourself by letting one of the many restaurants around town open during the holidays take...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 07:17:53 AM mt

Jimmy Kimmel brings son on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' asks Congress to renew CHIP



Jimmy Kimmel returned to his eponymous show Monday night and brought along his infant son Billy, who had undergone heart surgery the week previous, causing the host to take time off.

Kimmel teared up as he reassured his audience that Billy was just fine, and took the opportunity to call out Congress...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 06:56:12 AM mt

World shares retreat ahead of Fed interest rate decision



Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Tuesday as investors retreated ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.2 percent to 13,099.40 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.5 percent to 5,362.83. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,455.76. Wall...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 06:56:10 AM mt

CPS City Colleges expand coding programs with help from Apple



Starting this spring, more Chicago Public Schools students will have a new language to learn: the one spoken by iPhone apps and Apples iOS operating system.

The tech giant is teaming up with the city to get its coding curriculum into more CPS classrooms and into the City Colleges of Chicago, and...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 06:56:05 AM mt

Within minutes two people carjacked blocks apart in Roscoe Village



Two people were carjacked at gunpoint within minutes of each otherMonday evening and less than half a mile apart in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the North Side, Chicago police said.

The first robbery happened around 8:05 p.m. in the 3200 block of North Hoyne Avenue.

A 47-year-old woman...

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Tuesday December 12, 2017 @ 06:56:03 AM mt

Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters



Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.

At the center is Roy Moore "Judge Moore," to his supporters. The 70-year-old Republican was twice ousted as state...

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