Chicago Daily News

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The Chicago Daily News was a newspaper in Chicago, IL from 1876 to 1978. Dick Gordon, Dave Nightingale, Mike Royko, John Schulian, Ray Sons and George Vass wrote for the Daily News. The paper, like most afternoon papers, died of declining circulation.

The paper is credited with coming up with the name Cubs to describe Chicago's National League baseball team. The name was first used in an undated column on March 27, 1902 and soon came into general use, replacing earlier names such as "Colts" and "Orphans", after the team had dropped their claim to being the "Chicago White Stockings" when they altered that key part of their uniforms in 1888.