Cubs Win WS Game 2 - News With Mary DixonThe Cubs won in Cleveland -- their first World Series game win in 71 years, with Kyle Schwarber driving in two and Jake Arrieta taking a no-hitter into the sixth. Chicago police are ramping up security as the Series comes to Wrigley Field. Game 3 is tomorrow night ... Cook County commissioners have approved hiking the minimum wage to 13-dollars over the next three years ... Chicago Public Schools are going to borrow a billion dollars, mostly for capital projects ... Twelve days to the election ... and 51% of Americans tell a USA Today-Suffolk University poll they're concerned about violence and a peaceful transition of power ... Donald Trump is offering what he calls a 'new deal' for black Americans; Hillary Clinton will be campaigning today in North Carolina with First Lady Michelle Obama ... The FCC votes today on new rules for Internet Service Providers, and how they can use consumer data ... It'll be cloudy with a high in the low 50s today.
On To Game 2 - News With Mary DixonThe Cubs lost Game One of the World Series 6-0. They were shut down by Cleveland’s ace Corey Kluber. Game Two starts early tonight, at 6:08 pm, because of rain in the forecast ... Cook County commissioners may vote up raising the minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next three years ... Two deputies and eight inmates are recovering from a big fight in the Cook County jail ... Parents of autistic children may be able to help their kids dramatically improve their communication skills with carefully targeted training and early intervention… according to research published in The Lancet ... Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are campaigning in the battleground state of Florida ... Paul Beatty has become the first American to win Britain’s Man Booker literary prize ... It’ll be rainy and breezy today with temperatures in the low-50s.
Chicago Ready For World Series - News With Mary DixonTonight is the first game of the World Series ... the first World Series in which the Chicago Cubs have participated since 1945. They haven't won since 1908. First pitch in Cleveland is at 7:08 -- or 1908, military time. No pressure, guys ... Chicago aldermen won't get to buy those tickets at face value - the Board of Ethics thought it looked shady and the Cubs have dropped the offer ... ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan ... Federal regulators have opened Healthcare.gov to consumers, who will find higher premiums and fewer insurers this year ... Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are campaigning in Florida, while early voting is proving very popular in Illinois ... The Blackhawks lost to Calgary by a shootout goal by former teammate Kris Versteeg ... and Jay Cutler is cleared to play next Monday night ... Cloudy today with a high in the mid-50s.
Early Voting Today; World Series Tomorrow - News With Mary DixonWith 15 days to the general election, early voting begins in earnest in Illinois and in a number of key swing states today. Donald Trump will be rallying supporters in Florida, while Hillary Clinton plans an appearance in New Hampshire with Sen. Elizabeth Warren ... The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time since 1945. They clinched the National League pennant Saturday night; the Fall Classic begins tomorrow night in Cleveland ... Ticket prices are so high that it may be cheaper to go see the games in Cleveland. Chicago police are making plans for security around Wrigleyville ... Chicago police say an officer shot a man after he pulled a weapon on him yesterday near 59th and Princeton ... Authorities in California are investigating after a tour bus crashed and killed 13 people yesterday morning ... The CTA is planning another year with no fare hikes and no service cuts ... French police are clearing refugees out of the camp known as The Jungle in Calais ... It'll be sunny today with highs in the mid-50s.
Are You Registered To Vote? - News With Mary DixonThis Sunday is your last day to register to vote in Illinois with an online application. Early voting expands around Illinois on Monday ... Donald Trump is telling supporters he'll accept a 'clear election result' but reserves his right to file a legal challenge if he loses to Hillary Clinton on November 8th ... Chicago firefighters have been putting out a five-alarm fire at a tire shop in the Little Village neighborhood near 26th and Western ... British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American in a deal that would create the world's biggest publicly traded tobacco company ... The NFL is re-opening its investigation into domestic violence allegations against New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown ... the Cubs are bringing the NLCS home to Chicago with a 3-2 lead after beating the Dodgers, 8-to-4 ... so the Magic Number is 5. But it's really 1. But it's really 5. Also, the Bears lost in Green Bay. Scattered rain early today, and then clear skies and temperatures in the low-50s.
Trump On Accepting Will Of The People: We'll See - News With Mary DixonA few jaw droppers if you were flipping between baseball and the debate last night: Donald Trump saying he'll keep us in suspense on whether he'll accept the results of next month's election ... a prospect Hillary Clinton calls horrifying and Republican Senator Jeff Flake says is 'beyond the pale.' ... The Republican National Committee spokesman says the party will accept the results of the general election even if their nominee won't ... The Cubs won. Their bats came alive --- Russell and Rizzo homered -- and they tied up the NLCS by beating the Dodgers 10 to 2 ... The CTU's House of Delegates has approved a new four-year contract, which goes to the rank-and-file next week ... The legendary co-founder of Chicago's Chess Records has died. Phil Chess and his brother Leonard were the first to record Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Etta James and more at 2120 South Michigan Avenue ... An LA jury has found former Bulls star Derrick Rose not liable of gang raping a former girlfriend ... The long wait is over for Cleveland ... they're going to the World Series for the first time in 19 years ... The Bears play in Green Bay tonight ... Cloudy and cooler today, with temperatures in the upper-50s and a slight chance of rain south of the city.
Baseball Or Politics? - News With Mary DixonTonight: the battle royale. The crafty veteran versus the rookie upstart. Both claiming the throne, both with dangerous flaws to be exploited. Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 4? Or the third and final presidential debate? You bet it is ... Classes are on at Chicago's UNO charter schools, with an eleventh-hour agreement on a new teachers contract ... Chicago Teachers Union delegates meet tonight to vote on the contract deal that prevented thair strike ... State police are investigating a shooting on the Bishop Ford ... while the Sun Times reports the city's recorded 600 murders for the year to date ... The Tribune reports hundreds of Chicago Park District water fountains have been shut down after testing positive for high levels of lead ... The Cubs were shut out by the Dodgers and trail 2-games-to-1 in the NLCS ... The Blackhawks won and Marian Hossa scored his 500th career goal ... It'll be sunny and in the 60s today.
Pearl Jam Nominated To Rock Hall - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: The Rock Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for the Class of 2017. The first-timers include Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Steppenwolf, ELO and ... Journey. Pearl Jam and Tupac are nominated in their first year of eligibility. The finalists will be announced in December ... The FBI has arrested more than 200 suspected pimps and rescued more than 80 children involved in a global sex trafficking ring ... Chicago police are looking for whoever killed a 15-year-old boy last month by lighting him on fire and leaving him in a Dumpster ... Governor Rauner's launching another attempt to cut red tape in Illinois government ... The experts and allies including Senator Marco Rubio disagree ... but Donald Trump is doubling down on his insistence that the election is rigged against him. His wife, Melania, tells CNN that her husband's boy talk captured in that Access Hollywood video was 'egged on' by Billy Bush ... who's now lost his job at NBC .... Yoko Ono has unveiled an artwork in Chicago's Jackson Park ... near the site of the eventual Obama presidential library ... The Cubs face the Dodgers tonight for Game 3 of the NLCS ... Cleveland is one win away from the World Series ... Partly cloudy and temperatures in the low-70s today.
Trump: Election Rigged, SNL Unfunny - News With Mary DixonRepublican leaders including vice presidential nominee Mike Pence are pushing back against presidential nominee Donald Trump's contention that the election is being rigged against him ... This morning, Trump is tweeting again -- that there IS large-scale voter fraud happening and calling GOP leaders naive for denying it. He offers no evidence to back this up ... The battle to reclaim Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State has begun ... Wikileaks reports founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor ... Chicago police report officers shot and injured a robbery suspect on the West Side ... and are investigating nearly 50 shootings over the weekend ... Chicago aldermen begin hearings today on Mayor Emanuel's budget proposal ... The Cubs lost Game 2 to the Dodgers, so they head to LA tied at one game each ... the Bears blew a lead and lost to the Jaguars ... It's July in October today -- partly sunny, windy and warm with temperatures in the mid-80s.
Trump Denies Women's Sex Assault Stories - News With Mary DixonDonald Trump is denying the allegations that he sexually assaulted several women who've spoken out this week. He blames them on a conspiracy between the Clintons and the media ... this, and Trump's allegation that a global power structure is rigging the economy against working people is prompting warnings of anti-Semitism from the Anti-Defamation League ... Police in Waukegan are investigating after a three-year-old boy apparently shot and killed himself with his father's pistol ... Teachers who work for the UNO Charter schools are threatening to strike next week ... Syrian activists report intense airstrikes on rebel-held neighborhoods in Aleppo ... Hurricane Matthew is gone ... but has caused at least 38 deaths in the southeastern US, and flooding parts of North Carolina ... The Cubs will face the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. LA beat the Nationals to take the NLDS in five games ... There's a frost advisory this morning ... then we're expecting sunny skies and highs in the upper-60s.
Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. He's the first songwriter to be honored. Sara Danius of the Swedish Academy says Dylan is a great poet in the English tradition, and that his work is comparable to Homer and Sappho ... Five women have come forward in the last 24 hours to say that Donald Trump groped and kissed them without their consent. His campaign denies it and is demanding a retraction on the story of two of these women in the New York Times ... Cook County Board President Preckwinkle wants to hike taxes on pop and other sugary drinks to help balance the county's budget ... The chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo is resigning after the bank's phony account scandal came to light ... Floodwaters are rising in North Carolina ... while Bermuda braces for another hurricane ... Nigeria's president confirms 21 of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls have been freed from their jihadi kidnappers ... The Blackhawks lost their home opener to the Blues ... we'll find out tonight who the Cubs face in the NLCS ... It'll be sunny today with temperatures in the mid-50s.
Go To School, Kids - News With Mary Dixon Chicago Public Schools are open, after the CTU made a tentative contract agreement ... Teachers would have to ratify it, but it means NO strike in Chicago ... The Cubs lost to the Giants in the 13th inning of the NLDS Game 3 ... which means Jewish baseball fans will be checking in with their ushers about Game 4 during Yom Kippur services tonight ... Mayor Emanuel is set to outline a new budget that includes a 7 cent-per-bag tax on paper and plastic bags used by big stores ... House Speaker Paul Ryan is telling his Republican members to do what they gotta do to hold on to a GOP majority, even if it means dumping their presidential nominee. Donald Trump is telling supporters to make sure next month's election is not stolen .... Heavy flooding is reported in parts of North Carolina, thanks to Hurricane Matthew ... It'll be partly sunny with light scattered rain this morning ... and a high in the low-70s.