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April 14, 2010
Carolyn M. Rodgers, a Chicago poet and writer who helped found one of the country's oldest and largest black-owned book publishers, died April 2 at age 69. The Chicago-based Third World Press says she had been battling an undisclosed illness. The Chicago native wrote nine books, including "How I got Ovah." Her work often delved into the experiences of black women. Ms. Rodgers is credited with being a star of the black arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She helped found Third World Press in the 1960s.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Dozens of flights have been cancelled or delayed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Friday morning due to a grounding of air traffic in Chicago following a fire at a nearby radar facility. By nearly 9 p.m., there had been 38 flights cancelled and 142 flights delayed at BWI, according to flight tracker FlightAware.com. Police in Illinois have said the fire at the Federal Aviation Administration facility in Aurora, which grounded hundreds of flights at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airport, was intentionally set but "is no terrorist act. " A contract employee was found in the basement of the radar facility suffering from self-inflicted wounds, police said.
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May 26, 2011
It's a little-known fact now, but when the musical "Chicago" made its Broadway debut in 1975, it wasn't much of a hit, running less than a thousand performances. It only became a smash musical and movie when it was revived decades later. That's because it was way ahead of its time, said Conni Ross, who is co-directing a revival of the play for Columbia's Silhouette Stages that opens Friday, May 24. "In the director's notes, one of the things I wrote was, 'This show is as relevant now as it was when it was written,' " said Ross, who is sharing directorial duties with her frequent collaborator Debbie Mobley.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
NEW YORK -- There was some consolation following the Orioles' 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Following a night in which the Orioles managed just one hit, manager Buck Showalter was told that despite the loss, the club clinched home-field advantage in the American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox. With the AL East sealed, the Orioles are still chasing the league's best record --...
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By Mary Davis and Alexander Polikoff | October 3, 1994
LAST YEAR 428 mostly black, mostly welfare recipients who live in public housing moved from inner-city Chicago to 69 mostly white Chicago suburbs.All these moves occurred without incident, or even objection, in the course of a single year in what has been called the nation's most racially segregated metropolitan area.Those 428 families are merely the latest of more than 2,500 such families -- 10,000 people -- helped to move to about 100 Chicago suburbs over 18 years -- also without incident.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Spirit Airlines will begin offering a seasonal service of daily, non-stop flights between Baltimore and Chicago this spring. The service will begin May 22 and last through Nov. 1, the airline announced Tuesday. The service will include a daily 8 a.m. departure from O'Hare International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as a daily 8:55 p.m. departure from BWI to O'Hare, the airline said. The new route is the second Spirit has introduced at BWI in recent weeks.
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March 5, 2013
With the passage of the new bill, the criminal element in Maryland will now feel much safer, knowing that fewer law-abiding people will have legally owned guns.  Chicago is just one example of tough gun controls laws and how well they work.  Well done, Governor, you will be able to proudly claim credit for  the pending gun crime increase that is coming. Daryl Leger Annapolis
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By John Fritze | April 25, 2008
Mayor Sheila Dixon traveled to Chicago yesterday to meet with Mayor Richard M. Daley, a city leader who has focused much of his tenure on making the nation's third-largest city greener. The two-day trip, which also included First Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank and other city officials, was set so that Dixon and other key officials could learn about Chicago's environmentally friendly initiatives. The trip was funded with contributions from Gallagher, Evelius and Jones, a law firm that has represented clients in lawsuits against the city; the Parks & People Foundation; the Downtown Partnership; a foundation tied to M&T Bank; and the Waterfront Partnership.
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By Adam Testa | September 4, 2012
WWE Champion CM Punk made the late decision Monday to take a personal day. And the result was almost unfathomable: his loyalist fans in his hometown of Chicago actually booed him. Earlier in the night, Punk -- who had been spotted assaulting Jerry "The King" Lawler backstage -- was given a hero's welcome and exploited the support of the his followers to get his point across that he never turned his back on the WWE Universe. But when Punk walked out on the scheduled champion-versus-champion match against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, no one seemed too happy.
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By Chicago Tribune | October 22, 1991
CHICAGO -- Murder apparently took a holiday in Chicago as the city experienced its first homicide-free weekend in almost five years, authorities report.Area police stations confirmed that no killings had been reported in the city on either Saturday or Sunday.To date, 757 homicides have been reported in Chicago this year, about one every 9 1/2 hours.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
CHICAGO -  Wrigley Field is known as the “Friendly Confines,” but the Orioles have had their share of challenges in two games this weekend here on Chicago's North Side. The Orioles waited through a 3-hour, 9-minute rain delay Saturday in a game that began in a heavy fog. And while this Orioles club has overcome its share of adversity - including the loss of catcher Matt Wieters and now third Manny Machado to season-ending injuries - over the course of the season, they have stumbled against a Cubs club that's out of the playoff race and motivated only by pride.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
CHICAGO -  Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time. Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can't-miss piece of the club's vaunted “calvary” group of young pitchers. But he struggled to find consistency in an Orioles uniform, leading to a trade that sent him to the Chicago Cubs in July 2013. But now Arrieta is flourishing with his new team, and on Friday he stifled the Orioles' bats, allowing just one run on four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 Orioles' loss to the Cubs, snapping the Orioles' four-game winning streak.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network - stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in Chicago in which a former executive is charged with bribery. The Arizona-based firm ran Chicago's red-light cameras for a decade, generating $500 million in revenue, but lost the work last year amid city and federal investigations. Officials in Baltimore said Thursday that the company, which was once a finalist to run this city's system, has used the recent talks to distance itself from the Chicago indictments.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
CHICAGO -- The Orioles will play against two familiar faces in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this weekend. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Friday's series opener, and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is set to start Sunday. Arrieta, who was traded to the Cubs along with reliever Pedro Strop in July 2013 for right-hander Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger, has emerged as the Cubs' ace. Arrieta struggled to maintain consistency with the Orioles, but he is 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 19 starts this season.
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By Cal Thomas | July 12, 2014
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday afternoon and early Monday. "   Chicago wasn't alone in the Independence Day violence. New York City and Detroit combined for 10 dead in 46 shootings, but let's stick with Chicago where violence in mainly poor African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods has become a way of death.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The Orioles didn't need a game-ending three-run homer Wednesday night to complete their second dramatic comeback victory in three games against the Chicago White Sox. A walk-off wild pitch in the early hours of Thursday morning was enough. Looking like they were about to lose the rubber match of their three-game series against the struggling White Sox, the Orioles rallied again for a 5-4 win Wednesday on a game-clinching wild pitch in the 12th inning of a 4-hour, 3-minute marathon that also included a 1-hour, 9-minute rain delay.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 22, 1998
CHICAGO -- Corey Hewitt scored 13 points, Jina Mosley had 12 and Jennifer Bongard 11 as the Loyola women's team turned back Illinois-Chicago, 63-54, yesterday to win its second straight game under new coach Cindy Anderson.The Greyhounds (6-1) and Flames (2-7) both shot poorly in the first half, but Loyola managed a 22-14 lead at intermission.Loyola shot just 30.4 percent (7-for-23) from the field in the half, but Illinois-Chicago didn't do much better, shooting 31.6 percent (6-for-19).The Greyhounds won the game at the free-throw line, making 16 of 25 in the second half to pull away.
BUSINESS
By Seattle Times | September 12, 1994
SEATTLE -- Microsoft makes it look so easy.Next year, the computer software giant will publicly unveil the new version of its popular Windows program, code-named Chicago. The cash registers will open and money will start pouring in. Big money.As much as $1.3 billion within two years, says Michael Kwatinetz, a respected New York analyst.By now, the computer industry has largely accepted the notion that Chicago, which will be sold as Windows 95, will be a marketplace hit.That's amazing considering: 1)
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Sports Digest | June 26, 2014
Marathon Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago Reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) will defend her title in the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, race officials announced. McFadden, 25, became last year the first wheelchair racer to sweep all four major marathons - Boston, London, Chicago and New York. She tried cross-country skiing after last season and won a silver medal at the Sochi Paralympics. Terps Comcast to open cable access for UM games Many Maryland fans will have easier access to the Big Ten Network under an agreement reached with Comcast, the network said Wednesday.
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Sports Digest | June 23, 2014
The Washington Capitals have learned their 2014-15 regular-season schedule, announced Sunday afternoon by the NHL It begins Oct. 9 versus the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center and includes four home contests over the first five games. The 82-game slate also features the Winter Classic at 1 p.m. Jan. 1, against the Chicago Blackhawks. The location for the annual outdoor game appears to be Nationals Park, though sources have indicated that the NHL and the Nationals organization are currently finalizing negotiations to use the stadium.
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