NBC Sports Chicago cuts staff

NBC Sports Chicago is reducing staff, the regional sports channel that’s co-owned by the Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and Comcast confirmed Monday. “We continually look at our businesses to make them efficient and successful,” the channel said in a statement. “Unfortunately, we had to make some employee changes at …

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Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million people

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday. The assessment by Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate’s tax-writing committee was set to begin wading through …

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Indicted alderman says he won’t run for re-election

South Side Ald. Willie Cochran said on Monday that won’t run for a fourth term, but he said his decision to step away from the Chicago City Council isn’t tied either to his federal indictment on bribery charges or his recent collapse in council chambers. “I’ve been saying for years …

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