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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Where would you travel to visit Sanibel Island? Answer: Florida. The island off the state’s Gulf Coast near Fort Myers is noted as a great place to collect seashells in the morning. It’s also home to J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Ref
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GEOQUIZ: Which countries border Afghanistan? Answer: Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It also has a short border with China at the end of the Wakhan Corridor.
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GEOQUIZ: To which country would you travel to visit the Brandenburg Gate? Answer: Germany. Built in the late 1700s, the gate became part of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin. It reopened Dec. 22, 1989, when the two Germanys were reuni
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Illinois Opens The College Football Season — And The Bret Bielema Era — With A 30-22 Victory Over Nebraska
Illinois kicked off the college football season in an emphatic way with a 30-22 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The “Week 0″ game was the only Power Five conference game played Saturday and gave first-year coach Bret
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Illinois Opens The College Football Season — And The Bret Bielema Era — With A 30-22 Victory Over Nebraska
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois kicked off the college football season in an emphatic way with a 30-22 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The “Week 0″ game was the only Power Five conference game played Saturday and gave firs
Chicago Tribune1 min lettiCrime & Violence
2 Dead After Shooting Near Illinois Courthouse; Suspects In Custody
CHICAGO — Two people are dead and third injured following a shooting outside the Kankakee County courthouse, a Kankakee city spokesman confirmed. At least two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place in an open ar
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which state in the contiguous U.S. borders the fewest other states? Answer: Maine. It borders only New Hampshire on the southwest, but also bumps up against the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.
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GEOQUIZ: What is the capital of Indonesia? Answer: Jakarta. The country’s leaders, though, are in the process of moving the capital from the city on the island of Java to East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
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GEOQUIZ: Lusaka is the capital of which African country? Answer: Zambia. Previously the capital of Northern Rhodesia, it was declared the capital when the new independent state of Zambia was formed in 1964. Lusaka has a population of about 2.9 millio
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Chicago Cubs Game Vs. Milwaukee Brewers Is Rained Out. The Teams Will Play A Split Doubleheader Tuesday.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers was postponed because of weather Monday night at Wrigley Field and will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Tuesday. The first game will begin at 1:20 p.m., with the nightcap at 7:0
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Chicago House Music DJ And Music Producer Paul Johnson Dies At 50 From COVID Complications
CHICAGO — Legendary house music producer and DJ Paul Johnson died Aug. 4 of complications from COVID-19. He was 50. Johnson’s death was confirmed by his agents. A statement on his Facebook page read: “Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am, th
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which three countries border Paraguay? Answer: Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. Of South America’s 12 countries, only Paraguay and Bolivia are landlocked.
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The NFL Has Incentivized Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine — So Why Is A Vocal Minority Still So Hesitant?
CHICAGO — Ron Rivera remains agitated. “Beyond frustrated,” to use his exact words. A year after contracting squamous cell cancer and battling it into remission, the coach of the Washington Football Team is aware his compromised immune system could m
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White Sox Acquire Reliever Ryan Tepera From The Cubs, The 2nd Move The South Siders Make A Day Before The Trade Deadline
The Chicago Cubs are breaking up their dominant back end of the bullpen while the Chicago White Sox are getting some much needed relief help. Right-hander Ryan Tepera was traded from the Cubs to the Sox Thursday. The Cubs received minor-league pitche
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What’s the state nickname for Kentucky? Answer: The Bluegrass State. It comes from the bluish purple buds the green grass produces in the spring that give a bluish cast to large fields.
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GEOQUIZ: Which three countries border Cambodia? Answer: Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. On the southwest it borders the Gulf of Thailand.
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: The Canadian province of Ontario has two capital cities. Name them. Answer: Toronto and Ottawa. The former, which is Canada’s largest city, is the provincial capital. Ottawa is the nation’s capital. ———
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Paul Sullivan: Willson Contreras Said What Needed To Be Said — And Now It’s Up To His Chicago Cubs Teammates To Listen And Respond
CHICAGO — A little over a decade ago, on a team going nowhere fast, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano launched an attack on his teammates after a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. “We play like a Triple A team,” Zambrano fumed on June 5, 2011. “Thi
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the capital of Luxembourg? Answer: Luxembourg or Luxembourg City. It has a population of about 120,000 and is located in the south central part of the country, which has about 640,000 people.
Chicago Tribune3 min lettiCrime & Violence
4 Killed, 13 Injured In Chicago Gun Violence Saturday Into Sunday, Police Say
CHICAGO — As the long holiday weekend wore on, Chicago police Sunday morning were investigating several shootings overnight, including multiple homicides, separate shootings that left teenagers wounded and a shooting in Gresham that left four men inj
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6 Dead, At Least 11 Wounded In Chicago Violence As Holiday Weekend Starts
CHICAGO — Six people are dead, and at least 11 other victims have been wounded in city shootings since Friday afternoon as Chicagoans start the holiday weekend. Police said the latest fatal attack happened shortly before 4:45 a.m. Saturday in the 440
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: San Francisco is at roughly the same latitude as what popular Greek island? Answer: Mykonos. Both are at about 37 degrees North latitude.
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Chicago White Sox Split 2 Games Vs. The Seattle Mariners — Now They Await Word On José Abreu’s Bruised Knee. ‘We’re Already Hampered Enough.’
CHICAGO — José Abreu slammed his helmet while he was on the ground near home plate. The Chicago White Sox first baseman was in serious pain after being hit by a pitch. Abreu exited after suffering a bruised left knee in the sixth inning of Sunday’s 3
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Adbert Alzolay Gets Knocked Out Early And Anthony Rizzo Exits With Lower Back Tightness In The Chicago Cubs’ 7-1 Loss To The Los Angeles Dodgers
CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs right-hander Adbert Alzolay never got comfortable Sunday night at Dodger Stadium. His command issues were apparent early in a first inning that saw the rookie throw more balls than strikes. The trend continued into the second,
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: Six countries border the Red Sea. Name them. Answer: Yemen and Saudi Arabia in Asia, and Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti in Africa. In the north, the Red Sea flows into the Gulf of Aqaba, which touches Israel and Jordan.
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GEOQUIZ: Which U.S. city is across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico? Answer: El Paso, Texas. With a population of about 685,000, it’s the largest of the U.S. cities bordering Mexico. Ciudad Juarez has a population of about 1.5 million people
Chicago Tribune2 min lettiCrime & Violence
Memorial Billboard For Chicago Officer Killed In Hospital Shooting Is Vandalized
CHICAGO — A memorial billboard for a Chicago police officer killed in a 2018 attack at a South Side hospital was vandalized Wednesday morning, police said. The billboard, which honors Officer Samuel Jimenez, who was killed responding to an active sho
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Family-owned Medline Selling Major Stake In Company To Free Up Cash, Expand Business Internationally
The family behind Medline — the massive medical supply and equipment company based in Northfield — agreed to sell it to generate cash for family members and strengthen the company, its leaders said Tuesday. Medline on Saturday said it agreed to sell
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The Weekly Geography Quiz
GEOQUIZ: To which country would you travel to visit Gombe National Park? Answer: Tanzania. Located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika near the country’s western border, the park, also known as Gombe Stream National Park, is famous for its chimpanzees,
Chicago Tribune5 min lettiGender Studies
Lawsuit Alleges LGBTQ Discrimination At Christian Colleges: ‘I Felt So Unwelcome, And It Hurt So Much To Be There’
CHICAGO – Megan Steffen had completed all her college coursework at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and was at home with her parents in Michigan, waiting to graduate, when she got an email from the school, telling her an administrator needed to talk
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