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Thomas Carollo, Sun-Times artist who mapped Speck crime scene, dead at 82
18 mins ago   Chicago – Maureen O’Donnell
Thomas Carollo was a ladies’ man who never seemed to want to marry. But when he ran into former classmate Gloria Fisher at his 40th high school reunion, he was smitten. H. […]

At ex-U.S. attorney’s urging, ‘handful’ of ex-Chicago cop’s cases being reviewed
21 mins ago   Chicago – Better Government Association
At the urging of former U.S. Attorney Scott Lassar, City Hall says it has turned over “a handful of cases” involving a former Chicago detective accused of framing suspe. […]

Sen. Kirk joins Republicans in calling for Supreme Court to recognize gay marriage nationally
26 mins ago   Chicago – Brandon Wall
Senator Mark Kirk has joined more than 300 Republicans in calling for the Supreme Court to recognize the right to same-sex marriage on a national level.

More than 100,000 votes for mayor in play in 5 wards affected by O’Hare noise
48 mins ago   Chicago – Rosalind Rossi
More than 100,000 votes for mayor are up for grabs in the five Chicago wards most impacted by O’Hare International Airport jet noise — just as beefs about such disrupti. […]

Free agent breakdown: players that fit the Bears
48 mins ago   Chicago – Patrick Finley
The quintessential 3-4 nose tackle is a free agent. Vince Wilfork announced Thursday the Patriots were not picking up his option. “Can I still play football? Hell yea!”. […]

Suit: Driver did not yield to elderly woman in fatal River Grove crash
1 hour ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
The son of an 89-year-old woman killed in a west suburban crash in January filed a lawsuit Thursday. Joseph J. Dwyer is representing the estate of his mother, Marie P. Dwye. […]

Bears free-agency preview: Quarterbacks
1 hour ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Part of a position-by-position preview of where the Bears stand entering free agency on Tuesday.

Cubs’ Joe Maddon says Edwin Jackson about to “arrive”
1 hour ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
MESA, Ariz. – As if this Cubs’ spring training camp wasn’t already overflowing with high-upside guys trying to tap into their potential, Cubs manager Joe Maddon added. […]

Activist CPS principal: ‘Shut down the PARCC now’
1 hour ago   Chicago – Lauren FitzPatrick
Activist principal Troy LaRaviere already promised that children at his Lake View school who didn’t want to take the state-mandated PARCC test over the next four weeks wo. […]

Boy shot in Grand Boulevard
2 hours ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A boy was shot in the South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The boy — described only as a juvenile — was walking in the 300 block of East 49th Str. […]

Person fatally struck by Metra train near Round Lake
2 hours ago   Chicago – LeeAnn Shelton
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metra train Thursday evening near Round Lake, temporarily halting all Milwaukee District / North line trains, according to Metra. Train. […]

Boy, 16, shot in Greater Grand Crossing
2 hours ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A teenage boy was shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened in the 1100 block of East 72nd Street at 4:05. […]

17-year-old shot in Riverdale
2 hours ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A teenage boy was shot Thursday afternoon in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side. The shooting happened in the 13100 block of South Langley at 3:20 p.m., polic. […]

That’s a switch: Cubs’ Dexter Fowler caught off guard by ambidextrous Athletics pitcher
2 hours ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
MESA, Ariz. — After a decade learning to become an accomplished major league switch hitter, the Cubs’ Dexter Fowler figured he was ready for just about anything – unt. […]

Prominent appeals court judge rips colleagues, immigration courts, backs Chicago cabbie
2 hours ago   Chicago – Kim Janssen
He’s a Chicago taxi driver who says he found love in Ohio. But Algerian immigrant Mohamed Bouras’ marriage to an American woman lasted just two years. And an immigrati. […]

Iowa man charged in second sex trafficking case
3 hours ago   Chicago – LeeAnn Shelton
An Iowa man already charged with sex trafficking case was ordered held without bond Thursday on new allegations that he trafficked a teenage girl in the Chicago area. Ferid. […]

Unions sue over Gov. Rauner’s executive order blocking ‘fair share’ union fees
3 hours ago   Chicago – Tina Sfondeles
More than 40,000 state employees are seeking to block Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order that would end a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don. […]

Jack Higgins’ Perspective for March 6, 2015
3 hours ago   Chicago – Jack Higgins


Escort says ex disguised himself in dark makeup, turban and sunglasses before raping her
3 hours ago   Chicago – Rummana Hussain
The escort thought she was meeting a new client named “Ricky Singh” when the bearded, turbaned man arrived at her Bucktown apartment before Valentine’s Day weekend. B. […]

Black Caucus going to bat for Emanuel in Wilson courtship
3 hours ago   Chicago – Fran Spielman
The City Council’s Black Caucus is going to bat for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the high-stakes courtship of millionaire businessman Willie Wilson, who spent $2 million of his. […]

Agencies mobilize after crude oil train derails near Galena; area evacuated
3 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
GALENA, Ill. — A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed Thursday near the northern Illinois city of Galena and erupted into flames, authorities said. T. […]

Editorial: Chuy? Rahm? Who will be Chicago’s gun control champion?
3 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Editorial Board
It’s a day every student at Englewood’s Urban Prep Charter Academy eagerly anticipates, including 17-year-old Deonte Hoard. On Friday all seniors admitted to college. […]

Business Beat: Costly pets, MillerCoors, Yelp
3 hours ago   Chicago – Bill Ruminski
How much did you spend on your pet? The American Pet Products Association says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fi. […]

Dodgers 6, White Sox 1
3 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox fell to 1-1 in Cactus League play after three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw breezed through the first two innings and six other pit. […]

Smash-and-grab burglars steal $50K from Oak Brook store
3 hours ago   Chicago – LeeAnn Shelton
It took a group of burglars less than two minutes to steal more than $50,000 worth of merchandise Tuesday during a smash-and-grab burglary at a west suburban Neiman Marcus. […]

After long road back, Kimmo Timonen ready to go out on his terms
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Blackhawks defenseman never wavered in his desire to return to the ice after being hospitalized with blood clots.

After offseason makeover, Fire set to start 2015 campaign
4 hours ago   Chicago – Brian Sandalow
Anybody who watched the Fire last year knew significant changes were needed. The back line was disjointed, the midfield provided little thrust, and there wasn’t enough up. […]

Lansing man charged with fatal stabbing of NW Indiana boy
4 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A south suburban man is facing murder and aggravated battery charges after two teenagers were stabbed — one fatally — Tuesday night in northwest Indiana. Tyler McAfee,. […]

Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014
4 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association‘s annual. […]

Grateful Dead fans get 6 hours to tailgate outside Soldier Field
4 hours ago   Chicago – Tina Sfondeles
Grateful Dead fans will get six hours to tailgate outside Soldier Field before their highly anticipated three shows over the Fourth of July weekend. It’s good news for ma. […]

Editorial: Safer McNuggets are step toward better public health
4 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Editorial Board
The discovery of penicillin this isn’t. Even so, McDonald’s announcement Wednesday that it would curtail the use of antibiotics in chickens is a significant gain in the. […]

An older John Danks also feels smarter
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
GLENDALE, Ariz. – White Sox left-hander John Danks cracked a smile Thursday afternoon when considering what is different in spring training as a more veteran pitcher.

Why Marco Rubio is the strongest nominee
4 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are blessed with a talented crowd of potential candidates this cycle. Fine. But here’s my case for why only one of them. […]

US stocks edge higher; Pharmacyclics jumps on AbbVie bid
4 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
NEW YORK — The stock market closed slightly higher on Thursday as gains for utilities and financial stocks were largely offset by losses in energy and materials companies. […]

Google providing car insurance quotes in latest expansion
4 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company’s latest attempt to shak. […]

Doug Sohn eats his first post-Hot Doug’s hot dog in Chicago and loves it
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mitch Dudek
For the first time in 15 years — in the city that made him a folk hero of encased meats — Doug Sohn ate a hot dog prepared by someone else. He slowly lifted the poppy s. […]

Andrew Desjardins in, Teuvo Teravainen out on Friday
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Teuvo Teravainen believes he’s coming off one of his best games in the NHL. Joel Quenneville agrees. Yet when the puck drops Friday against the Edmonton Oilers, Teravaine. […]

Man charged with sexually assaulting disabled teenage relative
4 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A west suburban man who prosecutors call an “illegal alien” is being held on $1 million bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a teenage relative who suffers. […]

Dirty Chicago cop begs break in 40-year prison sentence
5 hours ago   Chicago – Frank Main
Corrupt cop Eural Black is begging the federal court in Chicago to slash the 40-year prison sentence he received after he was convicted at trial in 2007, pointing out that. […]

New White Sox closer Robertson won’t sweat blown saves
5 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
GLENDALE, Ariz. — David Robertson understands the drill. Convert the save, and all is well. Blow one, and it’s Meet The Press. In New York, the latter outcome was proba. […]

A good investment on International Women’s Day
5 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? What if this investment not only yielded benefits to you,. […]

Marlen Garcia: A story of three deportees back in Mexico
5 hours ago   Chicago – Marlen Garcia
REYNOSA, Mexico – By the time they reached this border town down the road from McAllen, Texas, after being deported from the U.S., the three Mexican women had decided to. […]

Q&A: K.C. Johnson’s Bulls mailbag
8 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
One of my editors, who may or may not have a crush on Pau Gasol, kept bothering me to file a Bulls mailbag. Finally I said to her, “Don’t you always know there are more. […]

Cubs to sign Phil Coke: report
9 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
MESA, Ariz. — Manager Joe Maddon made no secret of the Chicago Cubs’ search for a left-handed reliever, and they might have found one in Phil Coke.

Bears exploring trade options for Brandon Marshall
10 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Bears declined to commit to Brandon Marshall when asked about the veteran wide receiver last month, and now the team is exploring trade options five days before. […]

Curt Schilling posts a nice win for fathers
12 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Curt Schilling can be insufferable. Sometimes it seems that’s his raison d’etre.

Why Stephone Anthony Should Be the Green Bay Packers’ Ultimate NFL Draft Target
19 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
In the 2014 NFL draft, general manager Ted Thompson of the Green Bay Packers was interested in a couple of inside linebackers to fill a big need for the team defensively. O. […]

Packers Must Double-Dip, Address Need at ILB in Both Free Agency and Draft
21 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Undoubtedly, the Green Bay Packers’ biggest need this offseason is at inside linebacker, a thin position at which they have one potential starter in Sam Barrington and not. […]

NFL draft festivities in Chicago will incorporate Grant Park
22 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
It won’t be long now. The extravaganza is just around the corner.

For Bears, making splash in free agency hasn’t paid off in recent years
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
In balancing the goal to win now with building for the future, former Bears general manager Phil Emery said it was his duty working for the McCaskey family to strive for a. […]

Cubs seeking ‘hot hand’ for final rotation spot
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
MESA, Ariz. – Cubs manager Joe Maddon downplays the significance of spring training results in finalizing opening-day rosters.

Joakim Noah finally healthy, giving depleted Bulls a shot of energy
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
On Bulls media day Sept. 29, Joakim Noah said his surgically repaired left knee would need maintenance and attention all season.

Cold comfort: Sodfather says Cell will be ready despite tough winter
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
GLENDALE, Ariz. — A meeting with the “Sodfather” before Wednesday’s Cactus League opener at Camelback Ranch alleviated any fears that U.S. Cellular Field will be an ice r. […]

Clumsy Wrigley renovation leaves Cubs fans out in the cold
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
For opening night at Wrigley Field next month, the Cubs should hand out free hard hats and safety goggles to the first 20,000 fans.

Craig Sager plans colorful return for Bulls-Thunder game
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline.

Jose Quintana strong in Cactus League opener
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The sun-drenched opening day at Camelback Ranch wasn’t the most pressure-packed environment for a pitcher such as Jose Quintana, who nicely has settle. […]

Bulls’ Joakim Noah announces new anti-violence initiative
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
His post-practice shooting routine finished, Joakim Noah walked over to address the media following Wednesday’s Bulls’ practice.

Alex Rodriguez singles in first at-bat following suspension
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez lined a single into short left field Wednesday in his return to the New York Yankees after a 17-month absence.

Bears facing major special-teams overhaul
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
As the Chicago Bears prepare for free agency, they’ve got considerable needs to weigh and cannot forget about special teams, a unit that was understocked last season.

Jon Gruden scouts 5 QBs who could be on Bears’ radar
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Since the Bears might be in the market for a quarterback at some point in the draft, fans might want to pay closer attention to Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” this year.

Free-agent receiver Brian Hartline meeting with Bears
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Whether or not the Chicago Bears turn over their corps of wide receivers for this season remains to be seen. What isn’t debatable is the need to find a third wide receive. […]

3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls’ win over Wizards
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The Bulls improved to 38-23 with their home victory over the Wizards. Here are three observations.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Green Bay Packers’ Top Free-Agent Targets
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
This season, the Green Bay Packers may not sign a high-profile free agent like Julius Peppers, but that doesn’t mean Ted Thompson won’t look to existing veterans to supplem. […]

Monster Nose Tackle Headlines Green Bay Packers’ 2015 Free-Agency Big Board
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers enter 2015 NFL free agency looking to improve their roster after reaching the NFC Championship Game in 2014. Which players do the Packers need to tar. […]

Packers’ Approach Will be Put to the Test by Randall Cobb
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are the NFL’s model draft, develop and retain franchise, but the looming free-agent status of receiver Randall Cobb looks ready to shake the foundatio. […]

Green Bay Packers Final Free-Agency Outlook and Predictions
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
With the 2015 league year set to begin on March 10 at 4 p.m. ET, free agency is nearly upon us.  Prior to that date, the Green Bay Packers will attempt to re-sign key pl. […]

Randall Cobb Not Franchise-Tagged by Packers: Latest Details, Reaction
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
With Randall Cobb set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, there was some question as to whether or not the Green Bay Packers would use the franchise tag on. […]

Green Bay Packers’ Blueprint for Winning Free Agency
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have 16 players currently under contract who are set to become free agents when the new league year begins on March 10. That date will also be the fi. […]

Green Bay Packers: A Scout’s Take on Stephone Anthony and Paul Dawson
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over and we are within a couple of months of the 2015 NFL draft, teams like the Green Bay Packers are really zeroing in on solidifying. […]

Packers Could Target Rey Maualuga, Draft Early Round LB to Replace A.J. Hawk
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will have to find a way to replace linebacker A.J. Hawk, who spent nine years with the team. How will the Packers approach their hole at linebacker?. […]

Green Bay Packers: 5 Best Options to Replace A.J. Hawk This Offseason
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have been cleaning house as of late, as the team gets prepared for the beginning of free agency and the 2015 NFL draft. Three of the players that the. […]

Green Bay Packers Need to Address ILB Position but Not Necessarily in Round 1
7 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have made it clear their primary personnel focus this offseason is the inside linebacker position.  “I think the inside linebacker position could pro. […]

Was A.J. Hawk’s Unknown Ankle Injury to Blame for Underwhelming 2014 Season?
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
After a 2014 season that saw A.J. Hawk’s snaps dramatically decreased, the Green Bay Packers announced the release of the veteran inside linebacker on Wednesday.  “A.J.. […]

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. […]