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  Posted: Apr 19, 2012 7:18 PM FEED
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That's the Sears Tower still under construction in 1972. (Tribune archive) Our Chicago Tribune Business Facebook Timeline is full of awesome historical photos. Like us at for more.
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  • cleak7 5y ago

    Really want to go to Chicago...nice pic

  • Great pic! Seeing this reminds me of how my dad, uncle, and grandfather worked on the construction of the Sears Tower.

  • Wish I had the opportunity to work there instead of Sears' Hoffman Estates location.

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Chicago Cubs Jon Jay and Addison Russell embrace in the dugout after the loss Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series playoff at Wrigley Field. The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. @briancassella photo #cubs #dodgers #nlcs
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez watches his grand slam in the third inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series playoff at Wrigley Field on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The Dodgers beat the Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. @briancassella photo #cubs #dodgers #nlcs
Kang Cheung, visiting Chicago from San Francisco, gets a little too close to Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Two Sisters (On The Terrace)” which hangs in Chicago's Art Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. There are two versions of French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Two Sisters (On The Terrace).” One has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago since 1933. The other is in President Donald Trump’s New York apartment. But one of them is a fake — and the Art Institute says it isn’t the one in Chicago.
Trump, apparently, disagrees. Trump biographer Tim O’Brien — who was raised in Chicago and knew the painting well — told Vanity Fair’s “Inside the Hive” podcast that he first challenged Trump over the authenticity of Trump’s “Renoir” years ago on the real estate mogul’s private jet, where it once hung. Even after O’Brien pointed out that the real Renoir hangs in Chicago, Trump continued to insist his was real, telling him, “You know, that’s an original Renoir,” O’Brien said. And after Trump sold the jet, the “Renoir” apparently made its way to Trump Tower in New York, where it was visible in the background during an interview he gave “60 Minutes” after his 2016 election victory.
“I’m sure he’s still telling people who come into the apartment, ‘It’s an original, it’s an original,’” O’Brien said on the podcast. “He believes his own lies in a way that lasts for decades,” O’Brien added. “He’ll tell the same stories time and time again, regardless of whether or not facts are right in front of his face.” Art Institute spokeswoman Amanda Hicks said the institute is “satisfied that our version is real.” The Renoir was gifted to the Art Institute in 1933 by Annie Swan Coburn, who purchased it for $100,000 from the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who purchased it from the artist in 1881, Hicks said.
The White House did not respond to questions about the provenance of Trump’s “Renoir.” @pvelasquez52 photo #renoir #twosisters #artinstituteofchicago #impressionism
Chicago Cubs right fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Javier Baez celebrate after winning Game 4 of the National League Championship Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Oct. 18, 2017. Chris Sweda photo #cubs #dodgers #nlcs
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 5:51 PM
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Returning to Chicago from Los Angeles, photographer Armando L. Sanchez caught the glow of the city as he approached the airport shortly after sunset Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. @mandophotos photo #skyline #Chicago
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks works out Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in the outfield at Wrigley Field a day before his start in game three of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hendricks is the good news for the Cubs going into Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. He has fared well against the Dodgers on the series roster, who have hit .189 against him in 37 career at-bats. The bad news? One Dodger who has hit Hendricks relatively well, though it's a small sample size, is Justin Turner. Turner, who ended Game 2 with a three-run, walkoff home run, is the only player on his team who has a home run off Hendricks. Turner also is the only one with more than one hit off the Cubs right-hander. He has two in seven at-bats. "He's one of the best in the league," Hendricks said. "He's the guy you can't let beat you, even with (Cody) Bellinger behind him, he's that guy for them. So you have to see where you're at situationally, where you're at in the game, whether you pitch around him or whether you attack him. But it's a cat-and-mouse game, for sure, with him." @walkerpix photo #cubs #dodgers #nlcs #gocubsgo
Boats sway in Lake Michigan near Monroe Harbor as the sun rises on a chilly Monday morning, October 16, 2017, in Chicago. Perfect #fall weather is forecast for Chicago this week, with temperatures in the 60s and mostly sunny skies. @alyssapointerphoto #sunrise #Chicago #lakemichigan
Posted: Oct 13, 2017 11:13 PM
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For an upcoming story on Halloween treats, @bzdak photographed a variety of caramel (or do you call them candy?) apples in the @chicagotribune test kitchen and photo studio on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Styling by Mark Graham. #halloween #candyapples #delicious #treats
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras celebrates the strike out of Washington Nationals Bryce Harper, left, and the clinch of the NLDS in Game 5 at Nationals Park. The Cubs will now face the Dodgers in the NLCS, which begins Saturday. Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune @briancassella #Cubs
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The Chicago Cubs huddle on the field before facing the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park. The game starts at 7:08 p.m. Central Time. #chicagocubs #cubs #nats #nationals #nlds #mlb @briancassella photo
Ghostly fans in old-time baseball uniforms stand in the bleachers during Game 4 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. The Nationals defeated the Cubs 5-0. The best-of-five series is now tied at 2-2 with Game 5 scheduled for Thursday night in Washington.
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Actor/vocalist Bill Murray throws roses into the audience following the performance of “New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends” at Symphony Center in Chicago on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The sold-out concert gave the versatile entertainer and onetime Second City mainstay, 67, yet another late-career chance to reinvent himself, in a rather wonderful new species of performance art few others would have dreamed up or could have brought off so beautifully. Chris Sweda photo.
Both sides of the Cook County soda tax are represented at the Cook County Board Finance Committee meeting in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2017. The Cook County soda pop tax is one step away from repeal after commissioners on Tuesday favored doing away with the controversial tax in a key test vote. The committee voted 15-1 for a measure that would do away with the penny-an-ounce tax on sugar- and artificially sweetened beverages, with final action expected at Wednesday’s board meeting. Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune #sodatax #cookcountysodatax
Fans celebrate at Murphy's Bleachers bar during the Cubs 2-1 victory over the Nationals in Game 3 of their National League Division Series game at Wrigley Field on Oct. 9, 2017. E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune @ejwamb #murphysbleachers #cubs #oldstyle #nlcs
Chicago Cubs players observe a moment of silence for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting during a pregame ceremony for Game 3 of the NLDS at Wrigley Field Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Chicago. John J. Kim photo. #NLDS #cubs #chicagocubsnation
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 2:40 PM
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A jet traverses a waning gibbous moon Sunday night, as seen from Chicago. The waning gibbous phase of the moon comes just after full moon, when the face of the moon is 100% illuminated. Waning means that it is getting smaller. Gibbous refers to the shape, which is less than the full circle of a Full Moon, but larger than the half-moon shape of the third quarter moon. John J. Kim photo. #moon #moonlight #nightsky
Posted: Oct 8, 2017 4:10 PM
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For 26.2 miles through 29 neighborhoods, about 40,000 participants and about 1.7 million spectators descended on the city for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Tirunesh Dibaba won the @chimarathon women's field in 2:18:31, and Galen Rupp became the first American male runner to win the Marathon since Khalid Khannouchi in 2002. He cracked a smile before crossing the finish line in 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Tatyana McFadden won the women’s wheelchair even in 1:39:15 and Marcel Hug won the men’s wheelchair event in 1:29:23. #ChicagoMarathon #run #running #jogging #marathon #endurance #exercise #fitmom #fitness #Chicago
Posted: Oct 8, 2017 2:44 PM
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Tribune photo intern Lou Foglia collided with a car this week while running and ended up with a fractured wrist. Even though he was taking time off to recover, he couldn’t pass up this rainbow that appeared after Saturday showers. Emailing this photo, he wrote “I know I'm supposed to be resting following my accident, but saw a beautiful rainbow on my way to pick up some groceries and couldn't resist!“ @thesprawlstory photo. #rainbow
Shelagh Rodriguez tries to stay dry outside Wrigley Field at an outdoor watch party for the Chicago Cubs NLDS Game 1 on Oct. 6, 2017. E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune
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Sydni Dion Bennett didn’t aspire to be anyone else when she was a little girl. A 10-year-and-counting ballerina, her friends would often liken her to Misty Copeland. She didn’t want to hear that. She lives by the mantra “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
“It’s easier,” she says.
The 16-year-old, who is also a coach at dance studio Perfect Dance Artistry and Company, has the convictions and confidence of an accomplished, wise woman, which may contribute to her impeccable posture.
Bennett recently made history as the first African-American to be crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA in the pageant’s 34-year existence.
“When they said my name, I was like, ‘Whoa! It’s me!’ I wasn’t expecting it, honestly. My reaction video isn’t that good because I didn’t know what to do. It set in a couple days after.”
But the magic of Bennett’s crowning was not lost in her composure.
After a walk up and down the stage, donning her shining crown, another black contestant ran up to be the first to hug and congratulate Bennett. The exchange was an act of pure bliss and sisterhood.
“There were very few black girls competing,” said Bennett. “We were all close friends and talked about how it had to be the year for one of us to take it. No matter who, we wanted one of us to win.” @josecito2 photo