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Three hurt in Avalon Park shooting, crash
1 hour ago   Chicago – LeeAnn Shelton
Three people were hurt — one critically — in a shooting that led to a traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. A man and a wom. […]

Chicago fishing: Full-blown spring fishing, no foolin’
1 hour ago   Chicago – Dale Bowman
More open water and more openings (as in Heidecke Lake, spring trout in Illinois and Chicago lakefront smelt netting) highlight this sprawling raw-file version of the Midw. […]

Former Bear Tank Johnson plans to offer advice to Ray McDonald
1 hour ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Tank Johnson isn’t looking for a job in crisis public relations, but he knows a few things about the road to repairing an image.

Union sues CTA, says agency won’t let it pass out ‘Transit for Chuy’ fliers
1 hour ago   Chicago – Jon Seidel
The union that represents the city’s bus and rail workers is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, claiming the CTA won’t let it pass out fliers in break rooms backing J. […]

Sen. Kirk to report raising $1 million in first quarter of 2015
1 hour ago   Chicago – Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who spent Tuesday fundraising in New York, will report contributions of more than $1 million in the first quarter of this year, accor. […]

Counterpoint: Property take hike must be off the table
1 hour ago   Chicago – contributors
On Wednesday, I am offering a resolution that would take the option of raising property taxes to fill the 2016 budget gap off the table.  I commend Cook County President T. […]

Editorial: Be wary of a premature county property tax freeze
2 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Editorial Board
Nobody wants to see higher property taxes in Cook County. But a resolution to be presented to the County Board Wednesday that would put commissioners on record as opposed t. […]

Englewood man convicted in brother’s 2013 murder
2 hours ago   Chicago – LeeAnn Shelton
A 65-year-old man was convicted of murder last week for fatally shooting his unarmed younger brother during a 2013 confrontation at their Englewood home. A Cook County jury. […]

We’re not on the savanna anymore: Steinberg
2 hours ago   Chicago – Neil Steinberg
Perhaps a review is in order. Ten thousand years ago, human beings lived in tribes — extended families really. A useful system for, say, hunting mammoths and battling oth. […]

Schock resignation effective today; Rauner sets election dates to fill his seat
2 hours ago   Chicago – Lynn Sweet
Updated….WASHINGTON – Scandalized now former Rep. Aaron Schock R-Ill., resignation became effective on Tuesday, triggering Gov. Bruce Rauner and Secretary of State Jess. […]

Obama commutes Chicago man’s drug sentence
2 hours ago   Chicago – Tina Sfondeles
FBI agents weren’t looking for a Chicago man when he was nabbed at a downstate Amtrak station in 2004 with a bag full of cocaine in his pocket. “Bad timing often result. […]

Bears sign RB Jacquizz Rodgers
3 hours ago   Chicago – Patrick Finley
The Bears’ backfield is getting bigger — and smaller. The team on Tuesday signed Jacquizz Rodgers, the 5-6 former Falcons running back, to a one-year deal. Rodgers, had. […]

Bears add depth with RB Jacquizz Rodgers
3 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The upcoming NFL draft is going to offer strong options at the running back position through at least the middle rounds but that isn’t stopping the Chicago Bears from add. […]

Wave, Chicago, water taxis are back!
3 hours ago   Chicago – Mitch Dudek
Tom Cooper is finally where he wants to be: back at the helm of his Chicago Water Taxi, waving back at the people who wave at him from the shore. “Whenever you’re on a. […]

16th Ward candidate Coleman ordered to fix up home
3 hours ago   Chicago – Mitch Dudek
Stephanie Coleman, a 16th Ward aldermanic candidate, has 120 days to make repairs to a home she owns in Englewood or it will face a wrecking ball. The 27-year-old was not i. […]

Duckworth: Clinton must testify before Benghazi committee
3 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD — A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, offering stern advi. […]

Adam LaRoche behind, but ‘no need to panic’ White Sox DH says
3 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Adam LaRoche usually isn’t feeling it this late in camp, and his first one with the White Sox is no different. That’s why he skipped Tuesday’s Cac. […]

Sheriff’s officers find body in Skokie home during eviction
4 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
Cook County sheriff’s officers serving an eviction notice at an apartment in north suburban Skokie discovered a body Tuesday morning. The officers were enforcing a court-. […]

Why do Midwestern legislatures act so foolishly?
4 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
What ails the state legislatures of the Midwest, anyway? Do they take a joint oath to spend their time in office destroying the economies and good names of their states? Or. […]

Freewheeling Kris Versteeg struggling to keep things simple
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Blackhawks winger misses Patrick Kane more than most, as the team’s new dump-and-chase style doesn’t suit his game.

Jobless rate falls in every Illinois metro area in February
4 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says jobless rates fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight month of across-the-board improvem. […]

Garcia rails against Emanuel’s ‘pay-to-play’ politics
4 hours ago   Chicago – Fran Spielman
Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Tuesday stood outside the Loop headquarters of billionaire Ken Griffin’s hedge fund and railed against the “pay-to-play po. […]

J.B. Shuck ‘excited’ to be on White Sox Opening Day roster
4 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Manager Robin Ventura will wait till Thursday to reveal the Opening Day roster, but he did say Tuesday that J.B. Shuck has made the team as the fourth o. […]

Judge confirms Cubs legend Ernie Banks’ will
4 hours ago   Chicago – Kim Janssen
The longtime caregiver to the late Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks won a significant victory Tuesday in her bitter battle with the Banks family when a Cook County judge con. […]

Going to Wrigley Field on Opening Day? Here’s what you need to know about transportation and parking
5 hours ago   Chicago – David Just
The Wrigley Field renovation project is ongoing during the regular season, and it will cause a number of changes to traffic and parking around the stadium. The Cubs are enc. […]

What Aaron Schock should have said
5 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
Aaron Schock gave his farewell speech in Congress on March 26 to a mostly empty House. Long in platitudes and short on substance, the speech he gave sadly reflects that he. […]

Cubs say Wrigley Field will be ready for Sunday’s opener
5 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
All systems are go for Sunday night’s opener at Wrigley Field, where the new jumbo-sized video board will debut along with manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester.

Man shot to death in West Pullman identified
5 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A man who was shot to death early Sunday on the Far South Side has been identified as a south suburban man. Ronnie Finch Jr., 25, was a passenger in the front seat of a par. […]

Cubs say Wrigley Field will be ready and safe for Opening Day
5 hours ago   Chicago – David Just
The Cubs offered the final preseason update on Wrigley Field’s renovation project Tuesday, shooting down a number of rumors that had surfaced about its progress. Julian G. […]

Man found dead on Blue Line train at O’Hare identified
5 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A man found dead on a CTA Blue Line train at O’Hare International Airport last week has been identified. The man was found unresponsive on the train at the airport about. […]

Rahm Emanuel, Chuy Garcia prepare for final debate Tuesday night
5 hours ago   Chicago – Brandon Wall
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday night Where: Channel 11, WTTW Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are set to face each other in the final mayoral debate tonight. […]

Derrick Rose a sight for sore eyes at Bulls practice
5 hours ago   Chicago – Brian Sandalow
It’s good to have Derrick Rose back in practice. Yes, that’s an obvious and maybe unnecessary statement, but there’s merit in repeating it. For the Bulls, seeing Rose. […]

Police: Two found dead with stab wounds inside NW Side home
6 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A man and woman were found dead with stab wounds inside a home in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The two were discovered unresponsive in a home. […]

Bulls’ Derrick Rose scrimmages for 2nd straight day
6 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Derrick Rose scrimmaged without incident for a second straight day Tuesday and remains on track to return from his Feb. 27 arthroscopic knee surgery.

Did the Packers Get Good Value in Re-Signing Letroy Guion and B.J. Raji?
6 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
While the Green Bay Packers eliminated an immediate need at nose tackle by re-signing Letroy Guion and B.J. Raji on one-year deals, it’s probably fair to question the nearl. […]

USC athletic director protests Indiana law by skipping Playoff meeting
6 hours ago   Chicago – David Just
USC athletic director Pat Haden tweeted Tuesday that he will skip the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting this week in Indianapolis to protest the state’. […]

Chris Sale to pitch in White Sox minor-league game; roster decisions loom
7 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
GLENDALE, Ariz. – White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is scheduled to pitch in his first game of the spring Wednesday, a minor-league game at Camelback Ranch.

Man robs Near West Side bank
7 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A man robbed a bank Tuesday morning on the Near West Side. The robbery happened at 9:50 a.m. at a PNC Bank branch at 2154 W. Madison St., according to the FBI. A man walked. […]

Judges should decide where teens stand trial
7 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
In juvenile courtrooms today, much of a judge’s time is spent trying to find out what’s going wrong and right in a child’s life and finding ways to change behaviors.. […]

Kris Bryant the favorite for Rookie of the Year, Carlos Rodon in the mix
7 hours ago   Chicago – David Just
Several Chicago rookies will be top contenders for end-of-year awards in 2015, according to the oddsmakers at mytopsportsbooks.com. Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon, both of wh. […]

Photos of the day for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
7 hours ago   Chicago – Rich Hein
   

Roger Simon: Ted is cruz’n’ for a bruisin’
7 hours ago   Chicago – Roger Simon
The blood is in the water. The game is afoot. And the Republicans are brawling. Though Democrats are usually viewed as the undisciplined, fractious party, it is Republicans. […]

Elgin man gets 37 years in prison for sexually assaulting child
7 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young child he knew over a period of four years. Armando Vega, 51, was sentenced. […]

How will changes to Wrigley Field affect the game itself?
7 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
It’s hard to know what baseball at Wrigley Field will look like this year, thanks to one of the busiest offseasons in recent Cubs history.

Raja Krishnamoorthi announces for House seat Duckworth is vacating for Senate run
8 hours ago   Chicago – Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON– With Rep. Tammy Duckworth D-Ill., giving up her House seat to run for the Senate, Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi announced his bid for the spot on Tuesday. Kri. […]

Male killed in West Englewood shooting
8 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A person was killed in a shooting Tuesday morning in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.  The victim, a male who appears to be in his teens or early 20s, wa. […]

Is Jahlil Okafor’s draft stock falling during March Madness?
8 hours ago   Chicago – David Just
Duke standout Jahlil Okafor seemed to vanish during the Blue Devils’ victories against Utah and Gonzaga to reach the NCAA tournament’s Final Four. The Whitney Young pro. […]

VOTE: Kris Bryant or Carlos Rodon … who will be called up to the majors first?
9 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune


Blackhawks back in Central chase with 2 big wins in a row
11 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
A day after the Blackhawks posted what coach Joel Quenneville called their “No. 1″ biggest victory of the season, they went ahead and recorded No. 1A.

Monday’s recap: Blackhawks 4, Kings 1
20 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Summary

Derrick Rose takes contact in Bulls practice
20 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
All the parsing of Derrick Rose’s words, the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation over his return and analysis of his play exists outside the Bulls’ realm.

Carlos Rodon’s White Sox debut expected in ‘not-too-distant future’
20 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
GLENDALE, Ariz. — One by one, White Sox players on the roster fringe were called out of the Camelback Ranch clubhouse Monday morning into meetings to discuss their future. […]

NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law
20 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
This is usually a happy time of year for college basketball, a chance for the game to take center stage with all eyes focused on March Madness.

Cubs’ demotion of Kris Bryant sparks outcry
21 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
MESA, Ariz. — Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell will start the season in the minor leagues.

Should Green Bay Packers Trade out of 1st Round in 2015 Draft?
21 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
It’s a line of thought that has been gaining steam in recent weeks: General manager Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers can find the best value in the draft by trading o. […]

Instead of sparking a revival, DePaul falls for old flame Dave Leitao
23 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Before introducing basketball coach Dave Leitao during Monday’s news conference at the DePaul Student Center, embattled athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto apologized for. […]

Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
24 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten.

B.J. Raji Re-Signs with Packers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Defense has held the Green Bay Packers back from being truly elite as of late. B.J. Raji’s positional change and absence for the entire 2014 regular season is one reason th. […]

A Scout’s Take on Some Top Cornerback Prospects Who Might Interest the Packers
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The 2015 NFL draft is exactly one month away, and one might expect the Green Bay Packers to possibly select two cornerbacks in this draft. Why? Two key players at that posi. […]

Cubs’ Javier Baez unsure of his status
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
MESA, Ariz. — Javier Baez’s strongest supporters will point to the two strong throws he made Sunday as proof that he’s deserving of a spot on the Chicago Cubs’ opening day. […]

Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both we. […]

Letroy Guion Re-Signs with Packers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Letroy Guion is coming back to Green Bay for a second season. The Packers and their veteran nose tackle agreed to a one-year contract Monday, a move that’s become increasin. […]

Tired of the Jay Cutler narrative? Well, bad news …
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The annual coaches breakfast at the NFL owners meetings is a media free-for-all that amounts to some of the best access on the calendar. For an hour, coaches take questions. […]

Blackhawks right the ship with 3rd-period rally, Toews’ winning goal
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Having been slapped in the face by reality in the form of a slide into fourth place in the Central Division, the Blackhawks were intent on slapping r. […]

Edwin Jackson making late push for 5th spot in Cubs rotation
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Mercurial Edwin Jackson made his best case Sunday to share the fifth spot in the Cubs rotation.

Packers Mock Draft: Instant Contributors Green Bay Can Find in Every Round
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Free agency is winding down and compensatory picks have been awarded, which means it’s time to take stock of Green Bay’s draft needs once again in another mock draft.  Thi. […]

Packers Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on Green Bay’s Board
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The NFL offseason is a wild ride, and it’s not over yet. Beginning in February we started scouting players, watching film and breaking down the Green Bay Packers’ needs and. […]

5 2014 Stats the Packers Must Improve Upon in 2015
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers finished with a 12-4 record in 2014 and won their fourth consecutive NFC North title. In the regular season, after a bit of a slow start, the offense. […]

Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers Can Win NFL Draft in Late Rounds
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Yes, the Green Bay Packers have holes at starting positions that the early rounds of the 2015 NFL draft will be essential to addressing.  But what will really define the s. […]

Jordy Nelson Injury: Updates on Packers WR’s Recovery from Hip Surgery
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is coming off the best season of his NFL career, but he ended up a bit worse for wear, as he required offseason surgery.   Con. […]

Post-Free Agency 7-Round 2015 NFL Mock Draft for the Green Bay Packers
7 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The 2015 NFL draft is now about five weeks away. Most teams, like the Green Bay Packers, have pretty much set up their draft board for the upcoming draft. There will be som. […]

Best and Worst Moves the Green Bay Packers Have Made in Free Agency
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson couldn’t have summed up his—and by extension the team’s—offseason philosophy any better than he did at the NFL annual mee. […]

Preseason finale was important to Clutts
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
This week you’ll probably hear some people complain that the preseason finale is meaningless, but Bears fullback Tyler Clutts certainly won’t be among them.

Bears will look to get running game going
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears offense accomplished one key objective in last Friday night’s win over the Giants and will look to achieve another in Thursday night’s preseason finale in Clevel. […]

Bears giving Knox more time to recover
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears placed Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list and not on season-ending injured reserve Sunday because they’re hopeful he’ll be able to play in 2012. […]

Hardin placed on IR, Knox goes on PUP
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
The Bears on Sunday placed rookie safety Brandon Hardin on injured reserve, put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and cut 10 others.

Quigley responds to challenge in victory
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
Given the opportunity to handle all punting duties in Friday night’s preseason win over the Giants, undrafted rookie Ryan Quigley responded with an excellent performance.

Forte confident run game will improve
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Bears’ rushing attack was stuck in neutral against the Giants’ No. 1 defense Friday night, but running back Matt Forte is confident that. […]

Marshall flashes big-play ability in victory
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – When the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall in March, they envisioned the three-time Pro Bowler producing plays like the one he made in Friday. […]

Bears overcome key mistakes to win
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jay Cutler’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall was a thing of beauty Friday night against the Giants, but Bears starters didn’t gene. […]

Larry’s Bears vs. Giants updates
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories


Webb, Williams are still battling for job
3 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories
J’Marcus Webb will start Friday night’s preseason game against the Giants, but Chris Williams is also expected to get first-team reps as they continue to battle for the Be. […]