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Why behavioural economics could be the Moneyball for sports sponsorships.

Having popularised the term Moneyball with his book on Billy Beane’s pioneering use of baseball statistics at the Oakland Athletics, author Michael Lewis has most recently turned to behavioural economics as his subject of study. The Undoing Project, his latest book, sees Lewis return to sport with a chapter on ...

- City AM - UK

Survey: Half of Chicago shoppers will skip the mall, do holiday shopping online.

Shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores is so last season. More than half of Chicago shoppers plan to do the majority of their holiday shopping online this year, according to a new survey from Accenture. Only 35 percent said they expected to buy most of their gifts in store. The rise of online shopping...

- Chicago Tribune - US

As deadline approaches, Chicago's Amazon pursuit only beginning.

Two days after submitting a bid for Amazon’s 50,000-job second headquarters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago is bracing for a multistep competition against cities throughout North America that is likely to extend into 2018. Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday that the Chicago...

- Chicago Tribune - US

That classic baseball episode of 'The Simpsons' gets a documentary directed by Morgan Spurlock.

The Simpsons has its fair share of classic episodes, and surely "Homer At The Bat" would be up there with the most memorable. With its enviable list of baseball royalty and highly quotable moments, it's the perfect subject for a mockumentary, which has been titled Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson. SEE ...

- Mashable! - US

Two officers fired in United passenger dragging case.

The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat.

- Stuff - NZ

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1.

CHICAGO — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed.

- Billings Gazette - US

Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens.

A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card. ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Illinois Sportfish Recovery a Result of 1972 Clean Water Act, Scientists Report.

Populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new report. Their dramatic recovery, from populations close to zero near Chicago throughout much of the 20th century, began just after implementation of the ...

- ENN - US

Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese.

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am .- On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, Illinois, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months. Siegel's appointment was announced in an Oct. 18 communique from the ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

University of Illinois plans public-private Chicago innovation center with Rauner backing.

Gov. Bruce Rauner and the University of Illinois are pursuing a sprawling innovation center in the South Loop with two other research universities, but the project’s backers have yet to forge a political consensus and a lack of detail about how it would be funded has created uncertainty about the...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Illinois no longer a contender for Toyota-Mazda plant or its 4,000 potential jobs.

Illinois is no longer a contender for a manufacturing plant Toyota and Mazda want to build in the U.S., losing out on as many as 4,000 jobs the Japanese automakers expect to create. Mark Denzler, vice president and chief operating officer of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, confirmed Wednesday...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Dentons Snags Joseph Mohorovic, Republican at Consumer Product Agency

Joseph Mohorovic, an Obama-appointed Republican on the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is leaving the agency to join Dentons, where he will split his time between the Chicago and Washington offices as a principal working on regulatory and compliance matters.

- Atlanta Daily Report - US

Cubs fans get Bill Murray's help with pregnancy announcement

A couple attending a Chicago Cubs game enlisted the help of fellow fan Bill Murray to announce their pregnancy on Instagram.

- UPI - US

There's a mockumentary about that baseball episode of 'The Simpsons'

The Simpsons has its fair share of classic episodes, and surely "Homer At The Bat" would be up there with the most memorable. With its enviable list of baseball royalty and highly quotable moments, it's the perfect subject for a mockumentary, which has been titled Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson. SEE ...

- Mashable! - US

Illinois man to be sentenced in internet-sting terror case

A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria. Federal prosecutors and defense … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. As breakthroughs go, this was a big one. Just … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Architecture graduate student Baronian wins LafargeHolcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction

Georgina Baronian, a master's student in architecture at Princeton, was awarded the Next Generation 1st Prize at the LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction presented in Chicago on Oct. 12.

- Princeton University - US

Illinois man to be sentenced in internet-sting terror case

A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.

- FOX News - US

Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

Greg Pence lives in Columbus, Indiana, the same town the family grew up in after Pence's father, Edward, relocated from Chicago

- CBS NEWS - US

Illinois scratched from Toyota-Mazda factory sweepstakes

A lack of shovel-ready sites in Illinois and the state's failure to adopt a right-to-work law have helped to sideline the state's bid to land a $1.3 billion assembly plant planned by Toyota and Mazda, a top economic development official says.

- Automotive News - US

Rohingya Expatriates Push US Lawmakers to Act on Myanmar

Although he hasn't seen his home country in more than a decade, modern technology has made it easy for Abdul Jabbar Amanullah to stay in regular contact with his family in Myanmar's remote Rakhine state. Using email and social media to interact with loved ones has made his life as a refugee now living in Chicago a little ...

- Voice of America - US

Despite Vegas and Media Narrative, Mass Killings Aren't on the Rise

According to research from University of Illinois Professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas King, mass killings aren't on the rise like the mainstream media and its Democratic friends would like us to believe.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Chicago fires 2 security officers involved in dragging man off United Airlines flight

The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two of its officers involved in April's widely publicized dragging of a passenger off a United Airlines flight, according to the city's top watchdog. The dragging, captured on video by another passenger and spread on social media worldwide, involved...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Case dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a…

- Billings Gazette - US

Illinois man to be sentenced in internet-sting terror case

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.

- Billings Gazette - US

Jordan Brand Launches New Online Content Hub And Sneaker Museum

Air Jordan Online Collection aims to serve as a place for sneakerheads to get the inside story on products past and present–and tell stories of their own. And lo, so it was on the 18th day of October in the year of our Lord 1984, that a Chicago Bulls rookie named Michael Jordan strode onto the hardcourt, feet ...

- Fast Company - US

Trevor Noah: It's Good That Weinstein Likes People Watching Him Shower… 'There's A Lot of That in Prison'

During his third night in Chicago, Trevor Noah suggested that America should "build a wall" around Harvey Weinstein.

- Mediaite - US

DHS Wants More Jail Space for Illegal Aliens

The Department of Homeland Security wants to rent more space in jails in Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, and Utah, to hold more illegal immigrants before their repatriation, according to a federal request to companies.

- Breitbart - US

You can now buy Amazon products at select Kohl's stores

Starting Wednesday, Kohl's department stores in 10 locations across Los Angeles and Chicago will sell Amazon smart home products. The brick-and-mortar stores will also accept returns for Amazon online purchases. Kohl's and Amazon have been working on this retail partnership since the spring. "I really do think it's an ...

- The Week - US

People aren't cool with the LAPD getting drones

Forget 2049. Los Angeles' Blade Runner-esque future of a world watched by robots is here. On Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel gave the Los Angeles Police Department the OK to begin a year-long drone trial, primarily for reconnaissance in "tactical missions" conducted by SWAT. The decision came after a contentious ...

- Mashable! - US

The LAPD will use drones,and people are pissed

Forget 2049. Los Angeles' Blade Runner-esque future of a world watched by robots is here. On Tuesday, a civilian oversight panel gave the Los Angeles Police Department the OK to begin a year-long drone trial, primarily for reconnaissance in "tactical missions" conducted by SWAT. The decision came after a contentious ...

- Mashable! - US

Federal worker busted on online child pornography charges

A federal employee living in Illinois was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to entice young girls on the internet to send him illicit pictures and threatened them with rape and violence.

- FOX News - US

United Airlines lost $185 million due to the hurricanes

REUTERS/Louis Nastro United Airlines reported a third-quarter drop in profits partly due to flight cancellations triggered by recent hurricanes. The company forecast a decline in passenger revenue per available seat mile, a gauge of profitability, for the current quarter. - United Airlines on Wednesday said its ...

- Business Insider - US

Nuzman charged in Rio Games vote-rigging probe

Rio beat bids from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to host the 2016 Games.

- Daily Nation - KE

Trump bragged about the Renoir painting on his private jet — but experts say it's a fake

Reuters/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump has a copy of the painting "Two Sisters " by Pierre-Auguste Renoir hanging in his personal jet. He has claimed that it's the original. Two art historians came forward and stated that the authentic Renoir painting hangs at the Art Institute of Chicago. Donald Trump also once claimed ...

- Business Insider - US

WATCH: Parents Turn Son's Wheelchair into 'Wheel of Fortune' Costume

An Illinois boy's Halloween costume is turning heads after his parents fashioned a Wheel of Fortune costume out of his wheelchair.

- Breitbart - US

Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study finds

Mass killings may have increasing news coverage, but the events themselves have happened at a steady rate for more than a decade, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. Furthermore, some types of mass-killing events seem to occur randomly over time, making prediction difficult and response crucial.

- PhysOrg - NL

Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists report

Populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new report. Their dramatic recovery, from populations close to zero near Chicago throughout much of the 20th century, began just after implementation of the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Chicago's top cop back at work after kidney transplant

- Townhall.com - US

Steppe Man movie to be shown in Chicago

"The Steppe Man", a movie by Azerbaijani filmmaker Shamil Aliyevis is nominated in two categories at the Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival .

- AzerNews - AZ

Two security officers involved in dragging man off United Airlines flight sacked

Two security officers involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat have been fired, the Chicago Department of Aviation has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Bulls player who signed a $27 million contract was hospitalized and is out indefinitely after getting punched by teammate

Kamil Krzaczynski/APChicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is out indefinitely after a fight with Bulls teammate Bobby Portis on Tuesday that landed Mirotic in the hospital. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Mirotic and Portis got into a shoving altercation during practice before Portis threw a punch, connecting ...

- Business Insider - US

Two Chicago Aviation Officers Fired For Role In Dragging United Passenger From Flight

More than six months after a ticketed United Airlines passenger was forcibly removed from a flight by Chicago law enforcement personnel, two of the four Chicago Department of Aviation Security officers involved have been fired. According to a new report from Chicago's Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, an Aviation Security ...

- The Consumerist - US

Chicago lawyer announces bid for Illinois attorney general

CHICAGO — A Chicago attorney and one-time chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education has announced he's running for the Democratic nomination for Illinois attorney general.

- Billings Gazette - US

Security officers fired over passenger's removal from United flight

Two security officers have been fired for an incident in April in which they physically removed a passenger from an overbooked flight out of Chicago.

- UPI - US

Lawyer for man dragged off flight sees lesson in firing of 2 aviation officers

Two Chicago aviation security officers have been fired in connection with an April incident in which a Louisville, Kentucky, doctor was dragged off his United…

- ABA Journal - US

Law prof who hoped to be a juror learns it is 'basically impossible' for a nursing mother

University of Chicago clinical law professor Judith Miller was eager to serve as a juror at the civil courthouse in Chicago. Little did…

- ABA Journal - US

Pope taps Joliet auxiliary to head Evansville diocese

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months. Siegel's appointment was announced in an Oct. 18 communique from the Vatican, and ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Report: Illinois ranks 29th in tax climate for business

Illinois’ tax code ranks 29th among the 50 states in its neutrality and transparency, dropping a spot from last year’s ranking due to rate increases on individual and corporate income, according to a study released Tuesday. The Tax Foundation’s annual State Business Tax Climate Index ranks states...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Apple flagship store, Mag Mile office building sold for $360 million

Apple’s new Michigan Avenue home has been sold as part of a $360 million deal that includes the 35-story office tower on the same plaza. A venture of Walton Street Capital on Oct. 4 completed the acquisition from another Chicago-based firm, Zeller Realty Group, according to Cook County property...

- Chicago Tribune - US

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