Chicago Tribune Daywatch
October 31, 2016 View email in browser

Cubs force Game 6

The World Series heads to Cleveland on Tuesday, with Jake Arrieta facing Josh Tomlin at Progressive Field. The Cubs are attempting to become the first team to escape a 3-1 Series deficit since the 1985 Royals.

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Haugh: ‘Pure Maddon-ness’ 

Joe Maddon got away with pulling Jon Lester after six innings and asking Aroldis Chapman to get the final eight outs. Smart? Lucky? Let’s just say it worked.

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Hey, aldermen, forget the cheap ‘Hamilton’ tix

Bad news for Chicago aldermen griping about getting their face-value Cubs World Series tickets taken away because of a recent ethics ruling: The same applies to cheap “Hamilton” seats.

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Groups yank Kirk endorsements after remark

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s strange comment to Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth about her ancestry and military record has cost him two backers.

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Big Soda preps for tax fight

The war on soda is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other cities, the soda industry is digging in to fight a proposed sweetened beverage tax.

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Illinois Report Card shows mixed results

More than half of state schools made gains in the second year of controversial PARCC exams and test participation rose, but hundreds of other public schools saw declines in already-low scores, new data show.

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FBI gets warrant in Clinton email probe

The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server probe, the Associated Press reports.

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Biggs: Bears gotta blitz

Brad thinks defensive coordinator Vic Fangio (pictured) will have to devise ways to exploit the Vikings’ offensive line issues at Soldier Field tonight on “MNF.”

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