Paul Sullivan: Cubs play rare Friday night game at Wrigley Field ― and it’s time the outdated city ordinance is changed
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs played a rare Friday night game at Wrigley Field after getting cooperation from the city to relax the ordinance that limits weekend night games. Manager David Ross said the Cubs' plane from New York landed around 3 a.m. Friday and he arrived at his home around 3:30 a.m. “That was actually at my request, so I appreciate that,” he said. The Cubs came home hoping to get back on track against the Miami Marlins after losing three of four to the Mets. They had won their last six home games and nine of their last 10, and their 24-10 home record was the third-best in the maj...
Editorial: The Arlington Heights Bears? Not likely, but not a tragedy for Chicago.
“They can use the name Arlington Heights Bears, but they’ll never use the name of Chicago if I’m the mayor.” — Richard J. Daley, April 15, 1975 ——— The Chicago Bears have put in a bid for Arlington International Racecourse, which is up for sale. “It’s our obligation to explore every possible option to ensure we’re doing what’s best for our organization and its future,” team President and CEO Ted Phillips said. But fans shouldn’t bet that a relocation to Arlington Heights will happen. One recurrent feature of professional sports in Chicago is that teams often talk about moving — and rarely do i...
The Week Ahead: A pandemic health check for banks
A practice that started because of the Great Recession has continued through the pandemic. It is the once-a-year financial check-up of the biggest banks in the country. The results are important to underpin confidence in the financial sector. For shareholders of these banks, the stress tests determine if they will be rewarded with bigger dividend payouts and stock buybacks. Investors will learn the results of the latest tests after the closing bell on Thursday in the week ahead. Last year, all of the 19 banks tests received passing grades. Still, the Federal Reserve’s prescription was to pause...
Auto review: Honda Civic dons a grown-up wardrobe, but still likes to boogie
How do you improve on a home run? Hit the next one into the upper deck. The 2016 Honda Civic became the instant benchmark for the compact sedan segment. A clean sheet design from the ground up, its taut chassis was Nürburgring tested. It boasted best-in-class horsepower, fuel economy and rear seat room. And to make sure the world noticed, it drew styling cues right out of a DC Comic book with boomerang rear headlights, narrow greenhouse and more tattoos than Allen Iverson. The new 2022 Civic (coming to a dealer near you this June) dials the wardrobe back to conservative Bruce Wayne from rad Ba...
The Detroit News
Auto review: The redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe casts an ever-larger shadow
Hey! Who slipped the “Jumbo-Gro” in the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe’s gas tank? Having received a total overhaul for the current model year, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe RST is far larger than the vehicle it replaces. Its wheelbase is 4.9 inches longer than last year and overall, its 6.7 inches lengthier. It’s a massive 81 inches wide with the mirrors folded. Of course, this pays dividends inside, where the third row gets 10.1 more inches of legroom, the second row adds 3 inches, and the cargo hold swells by 10.2 cubic feet. The Tahoe is a member of General Motors' full-size SUV lineup that includes the ...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: How many times must McConnell show who he is before some Democrats believe him?
So much for quaint notions of bipartisanship. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this week bluntly admitted what should long have been obvious: He views partisan politics as a zero-sum game in which the only goal is to seize power from the opposing party by any means necessary. In an interview, McConnell acknowledged that, should Republicans retake the Senate next year, he wouldn’t even consider a Supreme Court nominee from President Joe Biden in 2024 — maybe not even a year earlier. This should be a bright red warning on two fronts. Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 82, must s...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis gun-waving couple plead guilty to misdemeanor chargesST. LOUIS — Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who waved guns at protesters last year who marched past the couple's Central West End mansion, pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanors and agreed to give up their weapons. Mark McCloskey, 64, will pay a $750 fine after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault, a Class C misdemeanor. Patricia McCloskey, 62, must pay a $2,000 fine after pleading guilty to second-degree harassment, a Class A misdemeanor. Mark McCloskey could have faced up to 15 days in jail; Patricia McCloskey could have spent ...
Tribune News Service
Brad Biggs: Justin Fields plans to get away but won’t take a day off before Bears training camp
CHICAGO — Shortly after the Chicago Bears wrapped up their final day of the offseason program Thursday afternoon, a 70-minute practice that focused on the red zone, coach Matt Nagy met with the media via Zoom and noted Justin Fields was still on the Halas Hall practice field working with a handful of tight ends. By that point a couple of dozen veterans probably already had lead-footed out of the facility, eager to jump into what amounts to a little more than five weeks off before training camp begins. The quarterback will be around for another week because rookies have a standard orientation p...
OutKast’s Big Boi to offer Airbnb stays at ‘The Dungeon’
ATLANTA — In a few days, “The Whole World” — or, rather, anyone living in the U.S. — will have access to one of the most iconic hangout spaces in Atlanta. Big Boi, half of Atlanta-born hip-hop superstars OutKast, is listing “The Dungeon” on Airbnb for limited overnight stays. The well-known Atlanta space in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood, which Big Boi purchased two years ago, is where he and OutKast partner Andre 3000 - as well as numerous other rap artists – wrote, created and hung out. Bookings begin at 1 p.m. June 25; Big Boi will host three overnights stays on June 29, July 1 and July ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Editorial: An airtight sex case, a sweetheart deal, and questions about justice
The case against former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg has no shortage of disgusting details, not least of which is that a man in his mid-30s, a man in a position of authority, took advantage of a 17-year-old girl. For that and other offenses, Greenberg is facing a long stint in a federal pen. Another Central Florida figure of authority, who also pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old, is facing a much different punishment. Andrew John Jones, a former prosecutor and candidate for Seminole County judge, isn’t going to serve a day behind bars under a plea deal reached with...