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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO BANKS, NOT BACKS - The statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the …

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Niki Solomon, right, poses for a photo with Chicago Cub's super fan Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers in front of a statue of Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks that was placed in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city an…

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO BANKS, NOT BACKS - The statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the …

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Baseball fans gather around the statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks that was placed in Daley Plaza, as fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the unprecedented step of taking the statue out of storage, …

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

A fan takes a photo of a statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks that was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the unprecedented step of takin…

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts speaks to the media next to the statue of Cubs' Hall of Famer Ernie Banks in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the unprecedented step of taking the st…

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Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

Baseball fan Geroge Valdez, 64, takes a photo of a statue of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks that was placed next to the Picasso statue in Daley Plaza, as baseball fans get their first chance to pay their respects, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Chicago. The city and the Cubs took the u…

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As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Kristen Harris, owner of Pizzazzed, a home-based baked goods business, displays some of her goodies, in Glenwood, Ill. The drop in gas prices allowed Harris to expand her delivery area; she had to cut it back when prices got too high. She’s considering b…

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As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Kristen Harris, owner of Pizzazzed, a home-based baked goods business, displays some of her goodies, in Glenwood, Ill. The drop in gas prices allowed Harris to expand her delivery area; she had to cut it back when prices got too high. She’s considering b…

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As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

As the cost of gasoline shrinks, small businesses think big

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Kristen Harris, owner of Pizzazzed, a home-based baked goods business, displays some of her goodies, in Glenwood, Ill. The drop in gas prices allowed Harris to expand her delivery area; she had to cut it back when prices got too high. She’s considering b…

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Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks talks during an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/M. Spe…

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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks smiles after an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. He was 83. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks talks during an interview at the Cubs offices in Chicago. The Cubs announced Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, that Banks had died. The team did not provide any further details. Banks was 83. (AP Photo/M. Spe…

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Alexandra Clark, a fan of the City of Chicago snowplow tracker app removes the overnight snow from her car in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise an computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows…

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Alexandra Clark, a fan of the City of Chicago snowplow tracker app prepares to remove the overnight snow from her car in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise an computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of…

January 18, 2015 11:36 pmLoading…
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, Alexandra Clark, displays the City of Chicago snowplow tracker app on her iPod in front of her car in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise an computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows in real…

January 18, 2015 11:36 pmLoading…
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, a Chicago Department of Public Works snowplow kicks up a spray of slush as he clears streets in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise a computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows in …

January 18, 2015 11:36 pmLoading…
Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, salt spreading snow plows are parked in at a city fleet garage in Chicago. In a city so traumatized and obsessed with snow, it’s little surprise a computer app tracking the movements of Chicago’s hundreds of snow plows in real time has built up such a…

January 18, 2015 11:36 pmLoading…
US wholesale prices drop 0.3 percent in December

US wholesale prices drop 0.3 percent in December

In this Oct. 22, 2014, photo, workers perform final inspections on 2015 Ford Explorers on the assembly line at the Chicago Ford Assembly Plant in Chicago. The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in December on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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‘Distracted walkers’ are major concern for cities and states

‘Distracted walkers’ are major concern for cities and states

A quarter of pedestrians admit to texting or emailing while crossing the street, even though most realize it’s dangerous, a survey by Liberty Mutual found.

December 13, 2014 1:56 pm
Julio Cabrera

Julio Cabrera

Julio Cabrera posa para una foto en un parque de Chicago, el 20 de agosto de 2007. Cabrera y su hermano Mauricio, de Texas, participaron un estudio realizado en EEUU donde los científicos estudian la genética de la homosexualidad. En el caso de lo Cabrera, ellos creen que su orientación sexu…

November 17, 2014 12:04 pm
RUSSO, Richard

RUSSO, Richard

FILE — Author Richard Russo, 52, poses in his hotel suite in this file photo taken June 16, 2001 in Chicago. Russo was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for fiction April 8, 2002, for his book for "Empire Falls." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

August 22, 2014 9:17 pm
Fast Food Workers Convention

Fast Food Workers Convention

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo, protesters gather outside of the McDonald's Corporation headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., the annual shareholders meeting demonstrating for higher wages and the right to unionize. On Friday, July 25, 2014, in Chicago, organizers are holding what they're…

July 26, 2014 4:38 pm
Yvette Calderon, David Bilewu

Yvette Calderon, David Bilewu

En esta fotografía de archivo del 3 de febrero de 2014, Yvette Calderón, derecha, asesora en persona para la nueva ley de salud del presidente Barack Obama, habla con el taxista David Bilewu, un inmigrante de 39 años en una oficina municipal a donde los taxistas de Chicago acuden a renovar s…

June 20, 2014 9:33 am
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries finish replacing a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were des…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

People stand on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed with a protective coating that completely covers all glass surfaces to protect a…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

A tourist is photographed on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed with a protective coating that completely covers all glass surfaces…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries prepare to replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were d…

May 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries arrive to replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were de…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Willis Tower Ledge Cracks

Glaziers from MTH Industries replace a layer of protective coating over the glass surface on the floor of one of four transparent ledges that jut out from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The see-through glass bays known as The Ledge were designed wit…

May 30, 2014 9:24 pm
22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese: A new Gallup-Healthways survey says Tucson ranks 30th best out of 189 metropolitan areas for the percentage of residents who are obese. The statistic is based on the self-reported height and weight of survey respondents. The annual survey has been conduct…

April 09, 2014 3:26 pm
Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey saluda al público frente a Harpo Studios de su propiedad en una foto del 11 de mayo del 2011 en Chicago durante una ceremonia con el alcalde Richard M. Daley, izquierda, y Bobby Ware, commisionado de transporte de Chicago. Winfrey venderá Harpo Studios en Chicago a un urbanista…

March 17, 2014 11:55 am
Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

This model of a cementless hip replacement is similar to the types of joints being implanted in older patients seeking pain relief and an improved quality of life.

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Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo, groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. In February 2014, United Airlines installed new bag sizers at airports and emailed its frequent fliers, remindin…

March 04, 2014 3:36 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Francis George

Francis George

ARCHIVO - Esta imagen del 17 de abril de 2002 muestra al cardenal de Chicago, Francis George, mientras escucha preguntas de los reporteros antes de viajar a Rioma para reunirse con funcionarios del Vaticano y otros cardenales estadounidenses sobre los escándalos de abuso sexual infantil por …

January 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Affording the Affordable Care Act

Affording the Affordable Care Act

Unemployed Chicago actress Adrienne Matzen, 29, mostly uninsured for years, is looking for a health plan with a low monthly premium. Her budget still might not handle it.

January 15, 2014 4:06 pm
9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:37 pm
World's tallest skyscrapers

World's tallest skyscrapers

At a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces that New York City's One World Trade Center, left, will become the tallest building in the United states upon completion dethroning Chicago's …

November 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Willis Tower, Sears Tower

Willis Tower, Sears Tower

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:32 pm
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago, and Rober…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago, and Robert Shi…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Lars Peter Hansen

October 14, 2013 3:03 pm
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Eugene Fama

October 14, 2013 3:02 pm
US Airline Fees

US Airline Fees

Fliers on some airlines will no longer be stuck with their original accommodations at check-in. Those carriers will offer upgrades to aisle seats, empty seats next to you and, in some cases, hot meals — but only for a fee, you understand.

September 30, 2013 3:08 pm
School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

Terry Donaldson walks past West Pullman Elementary in Chicago, one of 50 city schools to close soon. Many are distressed because such schools anchor poor neighborhoods.

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News from home

News from home

An insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths, alights on a prairie plant on the grounds of Governor's State University in University Park, Ill., looking for a meal.

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Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, the grandfather of six year-old Nathan Woessner speaks during a news conference,accompanied by Dr. Tracy Koogler, medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical Center Monday, July 15, 2013, in Chicago. Ruel described how Woessner was buried under…

July 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Medical resident Stephanie Place examines 2-month-old twins Abigale, left, and Valeria Lopez as their mother, Carolina Lopez, left, helps, at the Erie Family Health Cente, in Chicago. Place has received hundreds of emails and phone calls from headhunters, recruiting agencies and health clinics.

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