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  1. When it comes to putting an audience volunteer at ease — while unleashing an improvised zinger — no one, but no one, is better than the Groucho-loving Frank Ferrante, who has been working, on and off, for Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni for pushing two decades and now finds himself the incomparable Caesar...

  2. Despite the possibility of going into labor at any minute, Abby Hammer was not about to change her plans to attend Sunday evening’s Chicago Red Stars game at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

    “Everyone told me not to go, but I was not missing this game,” said Hammer, who is nine months pregnant.

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  3. The weather has been in a cranky mood all weekend, and the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival got off to a late start because of thunder and rain. But the gates finally swung open more than an hour late Sunday and the sun eventually poked through the clouds as the music once again...

  4. For the last five weeks, the uprights of Chicagoland relished their safety. The skies were free of footballs. The bombardment stopped. The echoes of doinks reverberated to their silent conclusions, replaced by the tranquil sounds of the NFL’s annual summer break.

    This week, though, the blitzkrieg...

  5. And on the third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival there was rain. The temps are down considerably, but storms delayed the start of the music in Chicago’s Union Park for over an hour. Gates opened at a sloshy 1:25 p.m. with Flasher, knocking out rapper Dreezy’s set from the lineup.

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  6. Three takeaways from Sunday’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony:

    1. Lee Smith credits Billy Williams with a save

    Smith said Williams, a fellow Hall of Famer, helped save his career when he was thinking of quitting baseball as a minor-league starter toiling in the Cubs system.

    Smith said...

  7. If the Cubs hoped to gain any trade leverage in the final game of their homestand, they left Wrigley Field as sad as the ballhawks on Waveland Avenue.

    The Cubs’ need for an extra bat, especially against left-handers, became more glaring Sunday in their sleepy 5-1 loss to the Padres. They managed...

  8. Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.

    Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs,...

  9. Bears general manager Ryan Pace believes both receiver Anthony Miller and tight end Trey Burton will be healthy enough to practice when the Bears hit the fields in Bourbonnais on Friday for the start of training camp.

    But Pace said Sunday evening that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix likely will open camp...

  10. Bears Chairman George McCaskey said Sunday evening that Chicago native and Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is likely to be the headliner at the Sept. 5 concert in Grant Park that will precede the NFL’s season-opening game between the Packers and the Bears at Soldier Field.

    The Bears...

  11. Harold Baines cut right to the chase Sunday when he began his Hall of Fame induction speech at the Clark Sports Center, telling his friends and former teammates to start their stopwatches.

    The man of few words knew everyone was wondering how long his speech would be, especially after Tim Raines...

  12. Two heat-related deaths have been confirmed in Cook County following a two-day heat wave that hit Chicago.

    On Sunday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said two heat-related deaths occurred on Saturday.

    A 71-year-old woman died of hypertensive-arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease with...

  13. The Cubs can accomplish two objectives with a successful three-game series against the Giants starting Monday night.

    First, they can improve their standing in a tight National League Central race.

    Second, pushing the Giants out of NL wild-card contention could make general manager Farhan Zaidi...

  14. Amid national protests against Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Chicagoans demonstrated their own opposition to the island’s leaders Sunday morning.

    Waving Puerto Rican flags and lifting umbrellas in the midst of scattered rains, around 150 people joined a Humboldt Park demonstration against...

  15. Park Community Church, which started out in Lincoln Park but now includes nine locations across the city including in South Loop, Rogers Park and Bridgeport, holds outdoor baptisms in the waters of Lake Michigan once every summer in July.

    On Sunday, 67 people were baptized in Lake Michigan at North...

  16. Security and staff members formed a human barricade to restrain the general admission crowd the morning of the first day of ComplexCon Chicago, the hybrid culture, fashion, art and music exhibition. Debuting outside of its Long Beach home for the first time at McCormick Place, the two-day streetwear...

  17. ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week.

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  18. Last summer, the Ravinia Festival achieved an artistic high point with a vividly conceived production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” to celebrate the composer’s centennial.

    But what happened Saturday night at the festival was much more than just a revival of that staging. With cameras filming the...

  19. The second day of the Pitchfork Music Festival was another broiler, with temps in the mid-90s, but when a cool breeze blew through Union Park Saturday, festival fashionistas emerged, many showing up just in time for the iconic 90s English-French electronic band, Stereolab.

    Correction, just in time...

  20. There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels.

    Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for decades...

  21. After “Avatar’s” impressive 10-year reign as box office champion, “Avengers: Endgame” has officially dethroned James Cameron’s sci-fi epic to become the biggest movie of all time.

    On Saturday, Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster crossed $2.7892 billion at the global box office. Once weekend ticket...

  22. "Avengers: Endgame" may have closed a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the blockbuster factory is not slowing down and only expanding in scope and diversity.

    Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans for...

  23. A 12-year-old girl was shot soon after her father argued with the gunman at a North Side store, police said early Sunday.

    About 2:30 a.m. officers were called to the 3200 block of North Kimball Avenue for a report of a drive-by shooting in the Avondale neighborhood. They learned the 12-year-old...

  24. Dear Amy: I am a young woman whose physical appearance is occasionally the subject of comment or “compliment” by men (strangers). Random men sometimes stop me and directly “compliment” me on my appearance while I am walking to work, driving or in an elevator. It is unwanted attention, and it feels...

  25. Drama was high during the second day of the Pitchfork Music Festival. The music fest started out dry and desperately hot until storms hit around 4:45 p.m., which resulted in an evacuation of Union Park. Things got back underway around 6:20 p.m. with most of the lineup intact (minus Kurt Vile and...