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Tribune Tower on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Crain’s Chicago Business managing editor Ann Dwyer reports on a $1 billion deal that's now dead and whether the merger of Advocate and NorthShore is on life support. Plus: Guaranteed Rate Field is a lock.

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U.S. Cellular Field (Bryce Edwards / Flickr)

The new name for U.S. Cellular Field is striking out with many White Sox fans. The story of how Guaranteed Rate Field came to be.

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(2013 Ron Vesely / Chicago White Sox)

Chicago sports teams are turning to their heroes of the past to boost the team brands, and a billionaire biotech pioneer wants to revive print newspapers, and he's putting his money on Tribune Publishing. Crain's Chicago Business has the story.

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Chicago women had a professional baseball league of their own in the 1940s and '50s. Geoffrey Baer has the story of the National Girls Baseball League.

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Chicago Railroad Fair, 1948.

In 1949, a Chicago Tribune reader asked editor and publisher Colonel Robert McCormick a question: If you had only three full days in Chicago, what are the things you would see and do without fail? The Tribune’s Rita Fitzpatrick responded with a brimming list, which made us wonder: If the reader returned to Chicago today, what could she revisit?

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From NBA legend Michael Jordan’s lawsuit against Dominick’s to the end of CPS’ pension pickup for non-union workers, Joel Weisman and his panel have your week in review.

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White Sox great Minnie Miñoso, Chicago's first black major league player, died this Sunday. Professor Adrian Burgos Jr., who specializes in Latin American studies and baseball at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joins us to discuss Miñoso's legacy.

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The clouds have cleared, the weather is warm, and anything is possible. Does that include a winning season on the south side? Paris Schutz has the details on the White Sox' home opener against the Minnesota Twins. Watch a web extra interview with White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams.

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An excerpt from 1,001 Days in the Bleachers: A Quarter Century of Chicago Sports, by Ted Cox

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Former Chicago Reader sports columnist Ted Cox shares some of his favorite stories from 25 years of covering Chicago sports. 

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Alexandra and John Nichols Chief Correspondent and Chicago Tonight Host Phil Ponce and his two sons, Dan and Anthony, sang the national anthem on opening day for the White Sox. 

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New White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn discusses key off-season roster moves, Paul Konerko's health following wrist surgery, and why he's excited about SoxFest this weekend.

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Former White Sox manager and three-time World Series Champion Tony La Russa joins us to talk about his life, career and new book.

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Kevin Hickey

He went from playing Chicago softball to playing for the White Sox. Kevin Hickey died Wednesday at the age of 56. We look back at John Callaway's 2002 profile of this hometown hero.

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Minnie Minoso Autograph on a 1960 Topps (#365)

He broke the color barrier in Chicago baseball and was the first black-Latino in the Major Leagues. Now White Sox star Minnie Minoso is up for the baseball Hall of Fame. We examine his credentials.

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Ozzie Guillen

The Blizzard of Oz blows out of town. Just what led to yesterday's surprise announcement, and what does the future hold for Ozzie Guillen and the White Sox? Paris Schutz has the latest. And we go to the Channel 11 archive to revisit Ozzie Guillen's Chicago Tonight appearance on the day he was hired, almost eight years ago.