Jerrell Freeman needs surgery on torn pectoral muscle

Bears inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has a torn pectoral muscle and will need surgery, coach John Fox revealed Wednesday. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve Tuesday. And while Fox wouldn’t shut the door on the possibility of Freeman returning this season, that seems highly unlikely. The recovery timeline for …

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Municipal IDs will double as CTA fare cards

Chicago’s planned municipal ID for immigrants and others will be able to double as a CTA fare card, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday in an effort to broaden the appeal of the program. Immigrants in the country illegally can already acquire Ventra cards to pay Chicago Transit Authority fares with …

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What a month of ditching alcohol taught me

I go to work, then I go out — tracing different parts of the city to hear music, check out art spaces or catch up with friends, drink in hand. I don’t remember exactly how old I was when I first sipped alcohol. I grew up in a household where …

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The iPhone X proves the Unabomber was right

The introduction of the new iPhone X — which features wireless charging, facial recognition and a price tag of $999 — appears to be a minor event in the advance of technology. But it’s an excellent illustration of something that has long gone unrecognized: The Unabomber had a point. Not …

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