Goats, black cats & Bartman: Coming to terms with Cubs’ Curses

By Shane Monaghan For Grant DePorter, the signs clearly show the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series this year. For Sam Sianis, it’s not about the signs. It’s about making sure he can bring a billy goat to the playoffs and end the bad karma started by his uncle 70 years ago. Two of […]

Citywide Taxi 24-hour Strike Scheduled for Thursday

By Arionne Nettles Chicago taxi drivers are fed up with the city’s limited ride-sharing regulations and are gearing up for a 24-hour strike. The United Taxidrivers Community Council is leading “Day Without a Cabdriver” — a protest against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget plan that would give ride-sharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, access to airport […]

Wrigleyville businesses boom during Cubs’ successful summer

By Alex Valentine As the Cubs eye their one-game wild-card playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night, businesses in and around Wrigleyville are preparing for a potential postseason run on the North Side. Wrigley Field beer vendor sales have increased in line with the Cubs’ wins this year, according to long-time vendor Nicolas Zimmerman.

Yum! Brands Management Questioned as Shares Plummet

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[field name=”SoundciteCode”] By Emiliana Molina Shares of Yum! Brands Inc., which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell chains, fell by as much as 19 percent Wednesday after reporting worse-than-expected quarterly earnings. The company blamed a slow sales recovery in China after a food safety scandal last year and lowered its profit estimate for the […]

Mapping the brain: Chicago researchers connect the network

By Amanda Koehn A comprehensive map of the human brain is in the works with the promise of eventually creating new neurological treatments and diagnoses for mental illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. The BRAIN Initiative researchers at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and in labs around the country are in the beginning […]