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Jackie Robinson West shows ‘real swag’

MARY MITCHELL: This year’s U.S. Little League champions, who are being treated like rock stars, are as smart as they are athletic, and as respectful as they are talented. Every time the team ran out on the field, I wanted to hold up a sign that read: “I am JRW.”


Blago pours out heart to wife in love letter from prison

MICHAEL SNEED: In his wedding anniversary missive to his wife Patti, the ex-gov wrote: “Thank you for walking through life with me. I’m sorry the journey has been so bad for so long. The end of this nightmare must surely be near.”

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      Sun Ra Arkestra returns to its ‘ancestral home’ to play Chicago Jazz Festival

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      This 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival appearance is the Sun Ra Arkestra’s fourth; its first two took place when the band’s extravagantly unique founder and leader, Read More