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Finally we know what's going on with Ryan Tannehill's mysterious shoulder injury

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s shoulder injury was so strange, the NFL looked into whether the Miami Dolphins had violated any injury report rules.

Tannehill played against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5, practiced the following week, then on Sunday morning before the Dolphins played the Chicago Bears there were reports that Tannehill wouldn’t play. Tannehill didn’t play, and in Week 9 he still hasn’t returned. There’s no guarantee he’ll be back in Week 10 either.

If you’ve watched the NFL for any amount of time, you know that’s not typical. Players don’t practice in full for a week, then come down with a multi-week injury out of the blue. It seemed like the only explanation was the Dolphins were holding back something.

Finally we got a report about what happened to Tannehill, and everything makes a lot more sense.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) has missed multiple weeks with a shoulder injury. (AP)

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One Bennett Park is the new benchmark for Streeterville luxury apartments

One Bennett Park, Chicago

Streeterville’s newest architectural icon, One Bennett Park, is a soaring 67-story tower, designed by famed architect Robert A.M. Stern. It offers residents spectacular views and an unsurpassed level of design, craft and workmanship.

Available one-bedrooms start at $3,470 a month, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $4,675, and 3-bedrooms with 2 ½ baths at $9,050. A 4-bedroom with 4 ½ baths and a private terrace is available for $22,500. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

One Bennett Park, Chicago
One Bennett Park, Chicago

The spacious apartments at One Bennett Park have high ceilings, large windows and plank flooring throughout. Kitchens have waterfall quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, cabinet-front Sub-Zero refrigerators and Bosch appliances.

One Bennett Park, Chicago
One Bennett Park, Chicago

Oversized baths have herringbone tile flooring, tile wainscoting and custom vanities. Closets have custom organizers.

One Bennett Park, Chicago
One Bennett Park, Chicago

The extensive amenities at One Bennett Park include a variety of resident lounges, a children’s play room, a game room, an event space, and more.

One Bennett Park, ChicagoOne Bennett Park, Chicago
One Bennett Park, Chicago

The club-quality fitness center has a wide variety of state-of-the-art cardio- and strength-training equipment. There are both indoor and outdoor pools.

One Bennett Park has an adjacent park and is steps from Lake Shore Drive.

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What’s at stake for Chicago in the 2020 census

In an effort to help get an accurate census count, the mayor’s office rolled out a new website to better educate residents about how to participate and what city resources depend on full count.

The website, census2020.chicago.gov, serves as an explainer for residents who might be unfamiliar or concerned about what information will remain confidential. It details a timeline, ways to respond, and answers to questions residents might have.

In addition to a revamped website, a special committee was launched in April to analyze previous census data and recommend outreach strategies for 48 percent of Chicagoans living in hard-to-count communities on the South and West sides. The committee, which will meet monthly, consists of 30 community leaders, elected officials, advocates, organizers, and service providers. The committee will work on raising the response rate, which was one of the lowest in the country at 66 percent in 2010.

An accurate count is crucial, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement on Tuesday. For each person missed in Chicago, the city could lose out on $1,400 and representation in Congress.

“The inclusion of every Chicagoan is essential to the 2020 census count, and over the next several months our team will be working hard to ensure that all residents, even in the hardest to reach places,” she said.

Some Illinois lawmakers were concerned that the Trump administration’s push for a citizenship question might affect the count in some hard-to-reach communities. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky all rallied against the inclusion of citizenship information.

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the 2020 Census to every American,” Schakowsky said in a statement. “There is so much at stake, with 132 programs that distribute $675 billion using Census data, ranging from Medicaid to federal direct student loans. Our communities rely on this funding, and we must ensure that all populations are represented and counted accurately. Our children, family, friends and neighbors depend on it.”




Source: https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/8/1/20750559/chicago-illinois-2020-census-confidential-accurate

Sleeping Lion & Evangelia tug heartstrings in ‘Windowseat’

Observations from the Bulls 2019 Summer League, featuring two promising rookies

The Chicago Bulls adventures in the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League didn’t end with a title like it did in the glorious 2016 campaign. The 2019 squad went 2-3 and lost their consolation game to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night, 85-73.

With Wendell Carter Jr. out due to surgery, and Shaq Harrison waived after the first game, there were only a handful of Bulls playing who will be on the main roster come October. Coby White, Daniel Gafford, Chandler Hutchison , and new two-way signing Adam Mokoka all got major minutes. Walt Lemon Jr., Justin Simon, Jonathan Holmes, and Windy City Bull Mychal Mulder all got some burn off the bench as well.

While Summer League can be misleading at times when it comes to projecting exactly how prospects will play in the regular season, this years Bulls showed us signs. Some of the moments were good and others not so much.

Daniel Gafford could crack Chicago’s big man rotation

If you had to award an MVP award to anyone on this team, it would be Daniel Gafford. He was a force to be reckoned with in the paint on both ends of the court. Gafford averaged 13.8 points and 2.8 blocks per game during Summer League while also recording two double-doubles to go along with it.

Offensively, Gafford played effectively as a rim runner, using his athleticism to go and catch lobs from Chicago point guards. On the first play the Bulls ran in the tournament, he connected with Coby White for a nice alley-oop.

Gafford set a lot of screens and then quickly crashed down towards the rim. Playing off the pick and roll will be Gafford’s main role in his Bulls team.

He didn’t really shoot outside of the paint much at Arkansas and the same offensive mindset rang true in Vegas. While he was able at times to power through defenders with his back to the basket, It won’t happen the same way if gets time in the NBA. It’s still a good early sign he’s being aggressive enough offensively to go at his man when he notices a mistmatch. Gafford is able to strive off chaos on the offensive glass, leaping over players to slam home missed shots. He averaged 2.6 offensive rebounds per game in Vegas and will give Chicago a spark anytime he’s on the court.

Defensively, Gafford will be mainly situated in the paint and can help as a rim protector, coming over from the weak side to swat shots away. He isn’t afraid to go up and met guys up in the air with some tenacity. On the defensive boards he was aggressive fighting for rebounds anytime he got a chance, preven5int some demoralizing second chance points.

With WCJ, Lauri Markkanen, Thaddeus Young, and (likely) Luke Kornet already in front of him, it’s a steep mountain to climb for Gafford. He will need to have an outstanding training camp and pre-season to get minutes, but balling out in Summer League should at least provide him a fair shot.

At the least it may have gained him some financial security, as

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Chuck's Daily Check In - 12.22.18

FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 90, Orlando 80. (Bulls: 8-25, 5-12 at home)

LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: Markkanen: 32 points. Orlando: Fournier: 24 points.
LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Holiday: 10. Orlando: Vucevic: 19.
LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Arcidiacono: 8. Orlando: Fournier: 6

CCI RECAP: The Bulls were without five - count em’ five players - so the Bulls had to rely on defense and it was stifling, holding the Magic to 33% from the floor. The Bulls out rebounded the Magic 41-34, snapping a stretch of 13 straight games by an opponent out boarding the Bulls.

Lauri Markkanen was fabulous, scoring 32 points including a wicked dunk on Nikola Vucevic that rocked the UC crowd.

Justin Holiday registered a double-double and Kris Dunn flirted with a possible triple double finishing with a 12-8-8 game. Robin Lopez came off the bench and scored 14 points.

CCI GAME BALLS: Bulls: Markkanen, Dunn, Lopez and Holiday...let’s toss one out to Arcidiacono who dished out eight assists.

CCI IN THE LOCKER ROOM: Coach Boylen: "Lauri is a great kid. He's coachable. He's only been back for eight games or so, so it's a process. He's still a young player, but he was competitive and aggressive... I'm really proud of him."

UP NEXT: At Cleveland Sunday.

Charlotte 98, Detroit 86: Marvin Williams with a career high 7-3s as the Hornets beat the Pistons for the third time this season.

Toronto 126, Cleveland 110: Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points. Pascal Siakam with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lowry missed his fourth straight game because of a sore thigh. The Cavs have lost four out of their last five games.

Indiana 114, Brooklyn 106: The Pacers snapped the Nets seven-game win streak.

Atlanta 114, New York 107: John Collins continues to impress: 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Knicks have lost four straight.

Milwaukee 120, Boston 107: Giannis with 30. The Celtics have lost three straight and had a closed door meeting in the locker room after the game.

San Antonio 124, Minnesota 98: The Spurs drained 19-3s. The Spurs have held their opponents to under 100 points in seven straight games.

Utah 120, Portland 90: The Blazers suffered their worst home loss since December of 2004.

Sacramento 102, Memphis 99: Buddy Hield with 28-8. The Kings outscored Memphis by 12 over the final six minutes.

Los Angeles Lakers 112, New Orleans 104: LeBron with 22-12-14. Anthony Davis 30 points and 20 rebounds.

Thanks for reading CCI. Reach out to cswirsky@bulls.com or Twitter: @ctsbulls. Always a pleasure!




Source: https://www.nba.com/bulls/news/chucks-daily-check-122218

Explore Chicago's Hidden Underground

There’s so much to see on the streets of Chicago. But most people never see what’s lurking just below the surface.

The city hides layers of tunnels, passages, businesses and more, all beneath our feet. Explore the hidden layers of our city with this deep-dive into Chicago’s underground world.

The Pedway System 

Pedway

Savvy Chicagoans and visitors can make their way around the Loop without ever emerging above ground. The Pedway is one of the most-visited parts of subterranean Chicago. It’s a series of passageways that connects 50 office buildings, shopping centers, train stations, parking structures and more.

The Pedway, open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, links over 40 blocks and 5 miles beneath the heart of the city. It’s also home to variety of vendors, from coffee shops to food stalls, so you can grab a bite as you explore beneath the city streets.

Subterranean Streets

One of the most famous aspects of Chicago’s underground: the subterranean streets. While names like Lower Wacker may ring a bell, their real claim to fame is their supporting role in The Dark Knight. The Batman film was shot in Chicago, using the lower levels of streets throughout downtown for dramatic car chase scenes.

However, the street’s most common use is a little less glamorous. They allow freight transport and trash disposal vehicles easy access to the Loop’s many large buildings, making the street level less congested and more pleasant for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Abandoned Freight Tunnels

Chicago is known for its elevated train lines, but lesser known is the network of century-old freight tunnels that criss-cross beneath the city.

Built by the Chicago Tunnel Company, the vast system was inhabited by little electric trains that could be used for an array of services, such as carting away ashes, delivering mail, and connecting phone lines. They even offered “tunnel air” as a form of natural air conditioning for theaters and hotels.

The Tunnel Company’s clients included dozens of iconic buildings, including the Board of Trade, City Hall, Merchandise Mart, Chicago Tribune, Civic Opera House, Field Museum, and more.

The freight lines stopped operating around 1959 and were largely forgotten -- until catastrophe struck.

On April 13, 1992, construction workers driving wood pilings into the Chicago River accidentally punctured a tunnel roof, causing thousands of gallons of water to gush into the system. Massive flooding ensued in buildings across the city, eventually causing more than $2 billion in damage. Today, the tunnels are sealed off and all-but impossible to enter.

Water Tower and Pumping Station

Historic Water Tower City Gallery Chicago

In the mid-1800’s, Chicago officials were seeking a better way to provide clean water for a booming population. The solution: a two-mile tunnel beneath Lake Michigan that could transport fresh water into the city, an innovative feat of engineering for the time.

The tunnel was completed in 1866, along with the ornate Water Tower and Pumping Station. Both structures managed to survive the Great Fire of 1871 and became icons of the city’s resilience. The structures are now home to

10 places to stay cool in Chicago heat

Now that summer has arrived, the high temperatures we’ve been eagerly awaiting are starting to feel a bit unbearable. The sweaty humidity combined with 90-degree temperatures can only be tolerated for so long.

For the hottest days ahead, we’ve compiled a handful of places across the city where you might be able to find some relief from the heat and have a little fun. Whether you want to stay cool indoors or soak up a little sunshine, we’ll tell you where to find the best shade on the Lakefront Trail and what refreshing escapes exist in Garfield Park beyond the conservatory.

Of course, there are the city museums (which offer free admission to Illinois residents on select days), the beaches on Lake Michigan, and Park District pools—all of which are great places to beat the heat.

It’s important to stay safe, too. Drink plenty of water, watch out for signs of heat exhaustion, and find a way to keep cool.

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Source: https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/chicago-heat-wave-how-to-stay-cool

Red Sox Pitcher’s Shirtless Dad Is the True World Series MVP

During the final throw of last night’s World Series championship game, all eyes were on Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, who (literally) brought Manny Machado to his knees to clinch the 5-1 win over the L.A. Dodgers. But in the stands, there was a different Sale stealing the spotlight: Chris’s dad, Allen, who was caught, well, shirtless on Instagram, whooping and waving his tee over his head. (All while completely sober, according to the caption on Instagram claiming he was “without an ounce of alcohol.”)

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We can’t fault him for his enthusiasm, either. Because while last night may have marked Boston’s fourth World Series title in the last 15 years, it was Sale’s first. And it hasn’t been an easy road to the top for the 29-year-old left-hander, who struggled through seven seasons of never even making it to the postseason with the White Sox before being traded. But Sale more than made up those years with last night’s 9th inning strikeout, ending with the sneaky slider against Machado.

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