Univision is looking to sell Chicago-based humor site The Onion and its Gizmodo digital portfolio to focus on its core Spanish-language television network. The broadcaster, which is reorganizing under a new CEO, announced last week that it is exploring the sale after two years of owning a controlling stake in the irreverent comedic institution. Vince Sadusky, who was named CEO of Univision in May, said in a memo to employees Tuesday that the sale would benefit both The Onion and the New York-
CHICAGO — When Melanie Perry peers out the seventh-floor window of her Kenwood high-rise, she has a clear view of the helicopter pad at the University of Chicago Medical Center. “It’s as if God is telling me your kidney is in your view,” she said. “God is keeping me. He can move mountains.” Perry, 34, has spent most of her life hoping for better days. When she was a girl, she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that claimed both kidneys. After her first transplant failed, her 16-
CHICAGO — Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic to draw attention to the gun violence that’s claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and pressure public officials to do more to stop it. Marchers chanted, “Stop the killing,” and carried signs reading, “We need jobs,” and other messages. Some stopped to scrawl on the road with chalk: “Enough is
JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson raced all over the track during an electric final lap. As Busch began to celebrate his dramatic victory, Larson gave him a thumb’s up. It was quite a finish, and they knew it. Busch outdueled Larson down the stretch Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, earning his fifth victory of the season. “It was a good day, a great finish, an exciting one for that, especially at a mile and a half,” Busch said.
CHICAGO — A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were together again Thursday after a federal judge in Chicago ordered the U.S. government to release the boy, in one of the first examples of an urgent petition for court intervention successfully reuniting parent and child. Facing reporters together just hours after the reunion, Lidia Karine Souza and her son, Diogo, wrapped their arms around each other. Diogo frequently looked up at his mom and smiled.
MILWAUKEE — Yadier Molina’s defense and longevity might earn him a ticket to the Hall of Fame. Suddenly the veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher is on a home-run tear. Molina homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikolas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. “He did some damage today,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He was their offense.” The Brewers (45-31) remained two games ahead of the
CHICAGO — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marching arm-in-arm with other civil rights activists. Cesar Chavez hoisting a picket sign in a farm workers’ strike. Gloria Steinem rallying other feminists for equal rights. During the 1960s and into the 1970s, amid the turbulence of protests for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, every movement seemed to have a famous face — someone at a podium or at the front of a march who possessed a charismatic style, soaring oratory and
MILWAUKEE — Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried almost every move in the book, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second consecutive shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Lorenzo Cain homered and Jhoulys Chacin combined with three relievers on a six-hitter to pace the Brewers past Chicago 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon, even as Maddon used two pitchers and a catcher in left field in the eighth inning. The Brewers improved to 3-8 this season against the Cubs and moved 1½ games
LOMBARD, Ill. — While mall walkers strolled Yorktown Center’s quiet corridors before most shops opened Monday morning, a handful of visitors in search of a tougher workout strode straight from their cars to the fitness studios along the mall’s western side. Shopping centers used to shun gyms and workout studios, believing clients would clog parking lots without patronizing shops post-workout. But consumers’ changing shopping habits left some mall-based chains foundering,
CHICAGO — The Milwaukee Brewers began the day with the best record in the National League and a chance to win their seventh consecutive series. They still own the top mark in the NL. The series streak is over. Daniel Palka and Adam Engel hit back-to-back homers in a three-run sixth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee 6-1 on Sunday. The NL Central-leading Brewers dropped two of three against the team with the second-worst record in the majors after winning six straight