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San Francisco! Come see me and Richard Kadrey in Berkeley on Monday with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Portland/Ft Vancouver, Seattle & Anaheim!

I've had a fabulous weekend at Chicago's C2E2 festival as part of my Radicalized book-tour, and now I'm heading to San Francisco for an appearance on Monday night at Berkeley Arts & Letters at 7:30PM with Richard Kadrey. Then it's on to at Ft Vancouver (outside of Portland, OR), and then the Seattle Public Library and finally a weekend of events at Wondercon in Anaheim. Come on out! (Image: Nikola Danaylov, CC-BY-SA)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Radicalized, San Francisco, Science Fiction


Off-duty police officer shot to death in Chicago

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and killed Saturday.


Chicago! I'm at C2E2 this weekend with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: San Francisco, Portland/Ft Vancouver, Seattle & Anaheim!

Last night's book tour event in Toronto was a smashing success! Thanks to everyone who came! I just checked in for my flight to Chicago for a weekend's worth of appearances at C2E2, and then on Monday I'll be at Berkeley Arts & Letters at 7:30PM with Richard Kadrey, then at Ft Vancouver (outside of Portland, OR), and then the Seattle Public Library and finally a weekend of events at Wondercon in Anaheim. Come on out! (Image: @codepoet127)
Tags: Post, C2e2, Chicago, Events, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction


Judge delays sentencing in Chicago bomb plot

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing a man who is accused of plotting to bomb a Chicago bar after lawyers said the government withheld evidence that would have helped his defense. Adel Daoud’s lawyers say transcripts of phone calls show the case against the man was a “set-up.” The calls, which involve an […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Adel Daoud


Defender Ali Krieger returns to the US women’s national team

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Ali Krieger has returned to the U.S. women’s national team for the first time since 2017. Krieger was named to the team’s roster Thursday for exhibition matches against Australia and Belgium as the team prepares for the World Cup in France starting in June. She has not played for the United […]
Tags: News, Australia, France, US, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Belgium, United, Krieger, Ali Krieger


Chicago alderman pleads guilty in federal corruption case

CHICAGO (AP) — A prominent Chicago alderman who told a judge last year that he wasn’t going to accept a plea agreement that was planned for his federal corruption case has changed his mind again and pleaded guilty. Alderman Willie Cochran entered his plea Thursday to one felony count of wire fraud for spending campaign […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Alderman Willie Cochran


Illinois State Police face 2nd suit over warehouse shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois State Police for issuing a firearm license to the convicted felon who killed five people and wounded several police officers when he opened fire at a suburban Chicago warehouse last month. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the family of Vincent Juarez, who […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Illinois State Police, Vincent Juarez


Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL’s Global Series. Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic’s capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay play their games in […]
Tags: Europe, News, Sports, Chicago, Czech Republic, Prague, Philadelphia, Buffalo, NHL, Stockholm, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay, Blackhawks Sabres


Toronto! I'm at the Metro Reference Library tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Chicago, San Francisco, Portland/Ft Vancouver...

We had a hell of an event last night at The Strand in NYC, and I'm about to head to the airport for my flight to Toronto for tonight's event at the Metro Reference Library, hosted by the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; then it's Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Berkeley for an event with the writer and photographer Richard Kadrey, and then the at Fort Vancouver's Clark College (just outside of Portland, OR); and then the tour takes me to Seattle and Anaheim! I hope you'll come out and say hi! ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Toronto, Events, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Berkeley, Anaheim, Portland OR, Clark College, Fort Vancouver, Richard Kadrey, Barry Hertz


Toronto! I'm at the Metro Reference Library tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Chicago, San Francisco, Portland/Ft Washington...

We had a hell of an event last night at The Strand in NYC, and I'm about to head to the airport for my flight to Toronto for tonight's event at the Metro Reference Library, hosted by the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; then it's Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Berkeley for an event with the writer and photographer Richard Kadrey, and then the at Fort Washington's Clark College (just outside of Portland, OR); and then the tour takes me to Seattle and Anaheim! I hope you'll come out and say hi!...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Washington, Toronto, Events, Chicago, Seattle, Berkeley, Anaheim, Portland OR, Fort Washington, Clark College, Richard Kadrey, Barry Hertz


Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and 13 rebounds, Kris Dunn scored a season-high 26 — including eight in overtime — to go with 13 assists, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the fading Washington Wizards 126-120 on Wednesday night. Markkanen nailed five 3-pointers, including a key shot beyond the arc in overtime. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Bulls, Wizards, Washington Wizards, Bulls, Kris Dunn, Markkanen, Lauri Markkanen, Markkanen Dunn


GAME RECAP: Bulls 126, Wizards 120

Lauri Markkanen pours in 32 points and 13 boards to lead Chicago in an overtime victory over Washington.
Tags: News, Sports, Chicago, Wizards, Lauri Markkanen


Strus scores 33 to lift DePaul over Cent. Michigan 100-86

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus had 33 points as DePaul beat Central Michigan 100-86 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night. Eli Cain had 20 points for DePaul (16-15). Paul Reed added 17 points. Devin Gage had 14 points for the hosts. DePaul is undefeated (3-0) when scoring at least 100 points […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Michigan, Depaul, Paul Reed, Max Strus, Devin Gage, Eli Cain


Bulls, Blackhawks to install high-def scoreboard

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s Chicago Bulls and NHL’s Blackhawks are giving their home a high-definition upgrade with a new scoreboard and sound system. The teams announced Wednesday that a new board with the largest high-def display among NBA and NHL arenas will hang above the court and ice at United Center next season. It […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Nba, NHL, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Blackhawks, Bulls Blackhawks


AP source: White Sox near $43M, 6-year deal with Jimenez

CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Chicago White Sox are nearing a $43 million, six-year contract with highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not been agreed to. The contract would include team options […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Associated Press, Chicago White Sox, White Sox, Jimenez, Eloy Jimenez


Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Festival organizers announced the lineup for the four-day event on Wednesday, saying more than 170 acts will play on eight stages in Grant Park along Lake Michigan. Other performers include Tame Impala, Flume, […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Grant Park along Lake Michigan


Attorneys: Church list of accused Illinois clergy incomplete

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses. Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman say the disparity shows church leaders continue […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Illinois, Jeff Anderson, Marc Pearlman


White Sox still see bright future despite no Harper, Machado

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox made their pitch for Bryce Harper and took a big swing at landing Manny Machado. Though they went 0 for 2 trying to sign the superstar sluggers, the White Sox enter the season still believing they are setting themselves up for success. The big reasons for that are […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago White Sox, White Sox, Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, Harper Machado


Bears re-sign punter O’Donnell to 2-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say they have re-signed veteran punter Pat O’Donnell to a two-year contract. O’Donnell has spent all five of his seasons with Chicago and is the franchise’s leader with a 44.9-yard career gross average. O’Donnell averaged 45 yards per punt last season and tied a career high with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Lake, Donnell, O'Donnell, Pat O Donnell


737 Max maker Boeing spent more than $753,000 on candidates, political organizations last month: FEC report

Chicago-based Boeing spent more than $753,000 on candidates and political organizations on both sides of the aisle last month, a new report shows.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Chicago, Usa Today, Boeing, FEC


R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex-abuse charges. A defense filing Wednesday in Chicago says Kelly would do three to five concerts in […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Middle East, Dubai, R Kelly, Kelly


Judge: Tootsie Mini Pops packaging too similar to Dum Dums’

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is siding with the makers of Dum Dums lollipops in its lawsuit against a rival candy maker. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. is suing Tootsie Roll Industries because it says the Chicago-based company’s new Charms Mini Pops packaging too closely resembles the Dum Dums packaging. A preliminary injunction handed […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Ohio, Toledo Ohio, Tootsie Roll Industries, Spangler Candy Co


Zinc solved a stinky feet problem

Q: When I was a child, I had sweaty feet. Taking off my shoes would clear the room. All through high school, I wore closed-toe sandals most of the year. In the 1970s, I worked in downtown Chicago and commuted by train from a western suburb. Most of the winter, snow or slush on the […]
Tags: Wellness, News, Life, Chicago


Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup

Lollapalooza, the one-time alternative culture road show turned behemoth Chicago music festival, has announced its full 2019 lineup. Headlining this year's festivities will be Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, the Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume, the Chainsmokers, and J Balvin. Some of the notable names below that big-font tier are Kacey Musgraves, Lil Wayne, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Lollapalooza, Kacey Musgraves Lil Wayne


Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, J Balvin, Chainsmokers Join Lollapalooza 2019 Lineup

Lollapalooza announced its full lineup this morning, which sees headliners Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, the Strokes, Flume, the Chainsmokers and J Balvin joining previously announced performers Ariana Grande and Tame Impala. The long-running festival will feature more than 170 bands on eight stages across four days, August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago. The […]
Tags: News, Chicago, Lollapalooza, Grant Park, J Balvin, Childish Gambino


NYC! I'm coming to The Strand tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco...

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's launch event at San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy! The next stop on my tour is an event at 7PM at The Strand in NYC where I'll be appearing with the award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin, who is pinch-hitting for Anand Giridharadas, who has had a family emergency. Tomorrow night, I'll be appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library at 7PM, with the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; from there, I go to Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Be...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, Events, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Berkeley, Anaheim, Julia Angwin, Richard Kadrey


Nexstar Media selling 19 TV stations for $1.32 billion

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nexstar is selling 19 television stations for $1.32 billion as part of its buyout deal with Tribune Media. Nexstar agreed in December to buy Chicago’s Tribune Media for about $4 billion. Part of that agreement requires Nexstar to sell certain television stations in order to comply with the FCC local and […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Fcc, Ap, Chicago, Tribune Media, Nexstar, Nexstar Media, Irving Texas, Tribune Media Nexstar


Egyptian author concerned about lawsuit reports against him

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian novelist is concerned about a possible lawsuit against him after a Cairo lawyer filed a complaint accusing him of “insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions.” Alaa al-Aswany, award-wining author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago, says he heard about the complaint from local Egyptian media. Al-Aswany, […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Cairo, Alaa Al Aswany, Al Aswany


NBA Buzz: What's next for Robin Lopez?

But even with increased touches and minutes, it still comes back to a more aggressive mindset on offense that we really hadn't seen in any of Lopez' previous NBA seasons. RoLo always had the ability to score from in close, using jump hooks with either hand, but now he's displaying spinning crossovers and up-and-under moves right out of the McHale textbook. What makes this even more amazing is the scoring spree comes right after most fans and media believed RoLo's run in Chica...
Tags: News, Chicago, Nba, Lopez, Robin Lopez


Bid to resentence Jason Van Dyke in killing denied

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by the state attorney general to resentence former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Tags: News, Chicago, Stories, Jason Van Dyke, Illinois Supreme Court



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