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Kartje: New leagues hope to pave alternative path for young NFL prospects

At the end of November of 1925, after three years spent dominating college football at the University of Illinois, Red Grange signed a contract with the Chicago Bears. It was decision without precedent in football’s brief history. For the fledgling NFL, which still lagged behind the college game in terms of popularity, it was a significant step towards legitimizing the league. For the star players that followed Grange, his signing – and the 67-day barnstorming tour that accompanied it – laid the...
Tags: Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Sports


Greinke dominates, Diamondbacks hit 3 HRs, beat Cubs 6-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks supported him with three home runs in a 6-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Greinke (3-1) won for the third time in four starts since a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2009 AL Cy Young […]
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Jussie Smollett’s Brother Says Jussie is Telling the Truth About Being Attacked & is Suffering From Night Terrors

The Smollett family is a talented bunch of singers, writers and actors, but it appears that one of the Smolletts may have missed his calling as a lawyer, because the defense JoJo Smollett has mounted in the form of a guest article on BET.com on behalf of his younger brother, Jussie, is the most compelling clapback that anyone in Jussie’s camp has made to date.Jojo, who was an actor and producer himself in the ’90s but now runs a nonprofit that helps developmentally disabled people rejoin the wor...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo, Jojo Smollett, Jussie Smollett, Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo


Amp Spotlight: Agency A-List & Creativity Awards 2019

This past Monday, Ad Age feted the finalists for our Agency A-List & Creativity Awards in New York. On a night when Wieden & Kennedy won Agency of the Year for the second year in a row, members of the Ad Age Amp community also had plenty to celebrate, including spots on the Agency A-List, Production Company A-List, Agency Standouts, Production Company Standouts and Agencies to Watch. Congratulations to all the winners, finalists and especially fellow Ampers. Work & Co Agency A-List No. 6 Six ...


From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most of us derive the lion’s share of calories from edibles supplied by a handful of giant food conglomerat...
Tags: Column, Food, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, Acre Venture Partners, Cultured meat, Eighteen94 Capital, Food Tech, Ginkgo Bioworks, Meat, Memphis Meats, Spoiler Alert, Synthetic Biology


Cubs' Lester could be close to return after simulated game

Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago's rotation after pitching simulated game            [Author: AP]
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Cubs’ Lester could be close to return after simulated game

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago’s rotation after pitching a simulated game. Lester threw 45 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon says he looked “very good,” and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return for a […]
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J Balvin will be Lollapalooza's first Latino headliner. Here's why that's a big deal

J Balvin will be one of the eight artists headlining Lollapalooza from August 1-4 at Chicago's Grant Park. More importantly, he'll be the first Latino headliner in the music festival's 28-year history.


Upcoming Training Workshop Teaches You to Better Listen to Your Customers

The ability to listen to your customers more effectively has introduced new challenges and opportunities. Because of digital technology, your customers can let you know how they feel on your website, social media channel, blog, and other outlets. Applied Marketing Science (AMS) is holding a training workshop titled, “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” to teach you how to listen and use the information for better engagement. According to AMS, the course will present the Voice of the Custome...
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NHL Rumors: Holland, Yzerman, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates in Detroit where the team made big changes. Steve Yzerman was hired as the new GM, but Ken Holland will be sticking around. What’s their plan both short-term and long-term? There are also reports the Pittsburgh Penguins might look at moving Kris Letang and/or Phil Kessel. What is their value around the league? What’s Next for Ken Holland? Darren Dreger tweeted that it is believed that Ken Holland has withdrawn his name from being an option...
Tags: Detroit Red Wings, NHL Rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins, Uncategorized, Ken Holland, Kris Letang, Phil Kessel, Steve Yzerman, Top Story


In Valley neighborhoods, fight against upzoning bill gets fiery as it moves through state Senate

Community groups in the South Valley began deliberating the implications of Senate Bill 50 — pitched as a way to solve California’s housing crisis by overriding local zoning laws to allow denser development in transit- and job-rich neighborhoods — months before it was released in March by its author, state Sen. Scott Weiner. But the push against the proposed legislation is heating up now that it has cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature and is facing a tougher vote Wednesday. While most Ca...
Tags: Business, Local-news, News, Housing, Top Stories LADN


USSF defends use of temporary grass field in Cincinnati

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation called Cincinnati “a perfect host” for its June 9 exhibition against Venezuela, a day after the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association claimed the Nippert Stadium playing surface is dangerous. Players said the temporary grass field on top of the venue’s artificial turf “is a threat to player […]
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Classical-music.com: A guide to Florence Price

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) Classical-music.com The official website of BBC Music Magazine Submitted by Freya Parr 18 April 2019 A guide to Florence Price We introduce you to the composer who became the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra ...
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Pivot Arts Festival: Preview, Works-In-Progress, Premiere Lineup May 31–June 9

PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL ADDS PREVIEW PARTY, INCUBATOR WORKS-IN-PROGRESS AND MORE TO WORLD PREMIERE LINEUP MAY 31–JUNE 9 Search Party (Matthew Gregory Hollis) Pivot Arts, which celebrates innovative, multidisciplinary performance, has expanded the lineup for its seventh annual Pivot Arts Festival, including five world premieres by playwright/director Seth Bockley, BraveSoul Movement, Chicago Fringe Opera, choreographers Ayako Kato and Erin Kilmurray, musician/actor Ahmed Mo...
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Two top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning.


NFL defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's college degree withheld for $1 debt

Chicago Bears defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix tweeted Thursday that the University of Alabama is holding his degree, which he earned in 2018, over a $1 unpaid debt. It's unclear why Clinton-Dix owes Alabama a single dollar but he should have no problem finding the pocket change as he recently signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Bears in the offseason.


Man convicted in 2012 killing of 7-year-old Chicago girl

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot outside her home. Jerrell Dorsey was convicted Thursday by a Cook County jury. The 33-year-old Dorsey was one of two gunmen who opened fire on rival gang members on a West […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, Dorsey, Cook County, Jerrell Dorsey


Concealed carry holder, felon killed in Chicago shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 64-year-old man with a concealed carry license and a man recently released from prison fatally shot each other in what is believed to be an attempted robbery. Police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Tannehill says Mark Miller was outside a property he owns on the city’s South Side when the […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, South Side, Michelle Tannehill, Mark Miller


Whicker: The fun has become work for the Warriors

LOS ANGELES — Often, the Warriors are accused of “flipping a switch” when they want to play like champions again. Actually, they’d like to flip off the switch and go to bed for a year or two. Golden State has literally played five basketball seasons in the past four. To win three of the past four NBA titles and to go to Game 7 in the Finals of the other one, they have played 83 extra games. It is the longest stretch of spectacular winning the NBA has seen since the Celtics won every championship...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, DeMarcus Cousins, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Philadelphia, NHL, Houston, Derrick Rose, Columbus


Hyun-Jin Ryu ready to join Dodgers’ rotation, but Rich Hill will have to wait

MILWAUKEE — Everyone ready to rejoin the Dodgers’ starting rotation, take one step forward. Not so fast, Rich Hill. The Dodgers will activate Hyun-Jin Ryu from the injured list and start him Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryu has been out since leaving his April 8 start in St. Louis with a mild groin injury. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen on Monday and was pronounced ready to return. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to start Saturday. He will now move back a day and start Sunday i...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rich, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Roberts, Dodgers


Car sharing service says 100 cars, including 50 Mercedes-Benz, disappeared in Chicago

Authorities say that more than 100 missing vehicles, including 50 Mercedes-Benz, may have been fraudulently rented through a mobile app in Chicago.
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G Herbo Arrested For Battery

Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested for battery in Atlanta yesterday, Pitchfork reports. According to the Atlanta Police Department, officers responded to a call from a woman who said "she was in a verbal altercation with the father of her child when at some point he assaulted her then left the location with … More »
Tags: Music, News, Atlanta, Chicago, Atlanta Police Department, G Herbo


Bears have a different view of the draft this year

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have a different view of the draft this year. A worst-to-first jump last season left them staring down at the rest of the NFC North, and loaded with one of the league’s best defenses and banking on a more creative offense led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Chicago, Lake, NFC North, Mitchell Trubisky


Malaysia looking at opportunities for palm oil in aviation biofuel

In Malaysia, the palm oil board believes that palm oil could be a good feedstock for aviation biofuels and trials are currently going on with an unidentified American company in Chicago to test the possibility. The country’s palm oil industry is suffering from oversupply and is looking at ways to use the fuel while improving its energy independence. Already palm fatty acid distillate has been approved for use as an aviation biofuel feedstock but palm oil is so far proving viable in the tests.
Tags: Chicago, Palm Oil, Malaysia, Producer News, Biofuel


16 arrested in theft of up to 100 Car2Go ridesharing vehicles in Chicago

As many as 100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles belonging to carsharing service Car2Go were stolen in Chicago. Police are still working to recover all of the cars, which are equipped with GPS, and 16 people are in custody. The post 16 arrested in theft of up to 100 Car2Go ridesharing vehicles in Chicago appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chicago, Carsharing, Mercedes Benz, Car2go


G Herbo Arrested in Atlanta & Charged With Battery for Allegedly Assaulting His Baby Mama Ari, Who is Pregnant With Gervonta Davis’ Baby

Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested in Atlanta Wednesday (Apr. 17) after getting into an argument with his baby mama, Ariana Fletcher, that allegedly turned physical.According to TMZ, police said Herbo (real name: Herbert Wright) and Ari got into a shouting match Wednesday morning, but at some point, Herbo physically assaulted Ari.Police said Herbo then fled the location with their son, but later returned, and after speaking with officers, he was arrested for simple battery.Police said Ariana su...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Atlanta, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Battery, Ari, Ariana, Fulton County, G Herbo, Herbo, Mugshot Madness


G Herbo Arrested in Atlanta & Charged With Battery for Allegedly Assaulting His Baby Mama Ari

Chicago rapper G Herbo was arrested in Atlanta Wednesday (Apr. 17) after getting into an argument with his baby mama, Ariana Fletcher, that allegedly turned physical.According to TMZ, police said Herbo (real name: Herbert Wright) and Ari got into a shouting match Wednesday morning, but at some point, Herbo physically assaulted Ari.Police said Herbo then fled the location with their son, but later returned, and after speaking with officers, he was arrested for simple battery.Police said Ariana su...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Atlanta, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Battery, Ari, Ariana, Fulton County, G Herbo, Herbo, Mugshot Madness


Chicago Artists Coalition Releases List of Micro-Grant Recipients

The Chicago Artists Coalition has unveiled its list of 15 Chicago-based artists who will receive its first-ever round of micro-grants, which come with unrestricted purses of $2,000 each.  “We have truly visionary artists living and working in every neighborhood across the city. We hope that this new line of support will help bring some of their visions to […]
Tags: Art, News, Chicago, Art News, Minipost, Chicago Artists Coalition


Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O’Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an open […]
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Nation, R Kelly, Chicago Tribune, Foxx, Kim Foxx, O'Hare, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti



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