Chicago Tribune Daywatch
November 2, 2016 View email in browser

‘Thank you, baseball gods’

“Let the longest, most wonderful day of waiting begin in Chicago,” writes David Haugh, as Cubs fans brace for a World Series Game 7 tonight after the team’s 9-3 win over the Indians, tying the Series 3-3. “Immerse yourself in anxiety because what other choice do you have?”

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Russell was grand

The highlight Tuesday night was Addison Russell’s grand slam, the first for the Cubs in Series history and the first in any Series since the White Sox’s Paul Konerko did it in Game 2 in 2005.

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Rauner-Madigan money war 

Their political fight this election cycle has moved from the Capitol to dozens of suburban and Downstate House and Senate districts as each party spends millions to try to assign blame for Illinois government’s implosion.

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Kirk campaign cash dwindles

Newly filed campaign finance paperwork shows U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk raised less than $300,000 during the first 19 days of October, leaving him with $576,279 for his re-election effort’s final push. Rival Tammy Duckworth has $2.5 million left ahead of Tuesday’s election.

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Higher fees at O’Hare, Midway 

Most parking rates at the airports would rise next year under Mayor Emanuel’s 2017 budget proposal, the increases contained in a pair of ordinances the mayor introduced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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‘Mayor of Chinatown’ facing prison

When the FBI raided the home of restaurateur Tony Hu, agents discovered an “assembly line” for doctoring sales records, according to a recent court filing. The celebrated chef who pleaded guilty to hiding nearly $10 million in cash sales faces up to four years in prison.

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CTU adopts 4-year contract

The Chicago Teachers Union voted late Tuesday to approve a four-year deal reached with City Hall just prior to a strike deadline last month.

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Ambush kills 2 Iowa cops

Two police officers in central Iowa were shot and killed today in a pair of “ambush-style attacks,” the Des Moines Police Department said. No one is in custody.

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