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Sox’ offensive dip brings renewed focus on bad defense
1 min ago   Chicago – contributors
Adam Eaton had key error as inconsistent Sox fall 8-1 to Twins

65-year-old motorcyclist dies in Norwood Park crash
41 mins ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A 65-year-old man died the morning after he crashed his motorcycle Friday in the Northwest Side Norwood Park neighborhood. About 11 p.m. Friday, Thomas Gilleran was driving. […]

What happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas? Bryce Harper vs. Kris Bryant “friendly competition”
48 mins ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
PHOENIX – Seems Kris Bryant is too nice a guy, too polite a rookie, to remember any good stories about playing with and against Washington Nationals hot dog outfielder Br. […]

Police: Man fatally shot in Humboldt Park
1 hour ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A man was shot to death Sunday afternoon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The 28-year-old was shot in the head and shoulder at 4 p.m. in the. […]

Overtime is winning time for Blackhawks
1 hour ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Postseason greetings from the Blackhawks usually haven’t been received warmly by opponents, especially when it comes to overtime.

Man shot, seriously wounded in East Garfield Park
2 hours ago   Chicago – Reema Amin
A man was shot in a drive-by attack Sunday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 35-year-old was in the 3200 block of West Maypole about 3:. […]

Justice for Freddie Gray
2 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
A Baltimore grand jury handed down indictments against six police officers Thursday in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, the latest chapter in a saga that. […]

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero ties game with home run in 2nd inning
2 hours ago   Chicago – Blair Sheade
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero ties game with home run in the second inning, hitting home run off Jeremy Hellickson.

Kris Bryant looks forward to matchup with Bryce Harper
2 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX – Monday will mark a special reunion at Wrigley Field for Chicago Cubs’ rookie Kris Bryant and Washington Nationals standout Bryce Harper.

Mechanical problem halts service for UP-NW train
2 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A mechanical problem on an outbound Union Pacific/Northwest Metra train halted its service two stops from its destination Sunday afternoon. About 15 people were aboard trai. […]

Andy Shaw: Where’s the ‘care’ in city’s animal care program?
2 hours ago   Chicago – Andy Shaw
The City of Chicago, like a poorly trained dog, seems to be biting the hand that feeds it. The hand, in this case, belongs to Don Levin, the wealthy owner of the Chicago Wo. […]

Letters: More gambling won’t save city or state
3 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
Gambling interests have paid for a study that overestimates revenue and jobs and fails to factor in any of the social costs — addiction, bankruptcy, crime, family problem. […]

Even with history on their side, Hawks will have dig deep vs. resolute Ducks
3 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Potash
The Hawks are 7-0 in playoff series that are tied 2-2 under Joel Quenneville, without losing a game. They are 14-0 in games after a series is tied 2-2, including 7-0 on the. […]

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indianapolis 500
3 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable — even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders. […]

‘Amazing’ Western Conference final coming down to the wire
3 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Ducks and Blackhawks have proven to be evenly matched, making for a wildly entertaining, close series. And it’s only going to get more tense.

Montoya wins the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500
3 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
Juan Pablo Montoya wins the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Editorial: Remembering those who died bringing America’s best
3 hours ago   Chicago – csteditorials
Five days before the Huey helicopter she was aboard crashed into a mountain northeast of Kathmandu, Marine Cpl. Sara A. Medina, 23, photographed American and Nepalese soldi. […]

Who’s got next? Maddon says Kyle Schwarber could help Cubs this season
4 hours ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
PHOENIX – It took third baseman Kris Bryant just 22 months and 181 games to get to the big leagues after the Cubs drafted him No. 2 overall in 2013. Could catcher Kyle Sc. […]

Rescue workers search for Chicago man in Wisconsin River
4 hours ago   Chicago – George Slefo
Authorities are searching for a 21-year-old Chicago man who went missing after diving into the Wisconsin River during a family fishing trip Saturday night. Rescue workers a. […]

Kyle Schwarber on Joe Maddon’s 2015 radar
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX — Kyle Schwarber made a favorable impression on manager Joe Maddon during his first major league spring training.

Blackhawks dismiss Ducks’ ‘wear them down’ strategy
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Anaheim keeps saying its physical play will take its toll, but Hawks insist they’re feeling fine.

Ken Harrelson to miss White Sox road trip; Chuck Swirsky to sub
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The television broadcast team for the White Sox’s upcoming 11-game trip will be a little different.

Laura Washington: A crowd gathers to challenge Mark Kirk
4 hours ago   Chicago – Laura Washington
A Penny for your thoughts, Illinois Democrats? As the state’s U.S. Senate race heats up, Democratic names are emerging to compete against U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016. For. […]

GPS tracking device leads police to Loop bank robbery suspect
4 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A Loop bank robbery suspect was arrested Friday after a GPS tracking device placed in the stolen cash led police to his location, authorities said. The robbery happened abo. […]

Cubs Game Day: Scouting report on Jeremy Hellickson
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX — If the Chicago Cubs need any additional information Sunday on Arizona pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, they need only to look at the end of their dugout.

White Sox Game Day: Twins lead 1-0
4 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The Chicago White Sox are hoping to take two out of three from the Twins with Sunday’s series finale at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kirchhoff, assistant college football coach, dies in fall at Aragon
4 hours ago   Chicago – Sandra Guy
A 24-year-old assistant football coach at the College of DuPage died after he fell from a catwalk during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown. Kyle Kirch. […]

Man struck, killed by train in DeKalb County
5 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A 50-year-old man was fatally struck by a train early Sunday in DeKalb County. Matthew T. Halverson, of DeKalb, was struck by the train about 4:30 a.m. near the intersectio. […]

Indy 500 starts with … a slap to the face
5 hours ago   Chicago – Chris De Luca
The Indianapolis 500 got off to a rough start even before the ladies and gentlemen could start their engine.

Indy 500 starts with … a slap to the face
5 hours ago   Chicago – Chris De Luca
The Indianapolis 500 got off to a rough start even before the ladies and gentlemen could start their engine.

Berrios criticized for ‘overkill’ after he accuses 20,000 homeowners of tax fraud
6 hours ago   Chicago – Kim Janssen
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios has been accused of “overkill” after his office sent threatening letters to more than 20,000 homeowners, warning them that they are bei. […]

They’ve answered mayor’s call to mentor, hope more men will too
7 hours ago   Chicago – Maudlyne Ihejirika
Ten young black men showed up at the auditorium of Leo High School that first week, after the invitation went out on social media. With a weekly posting of photos and youth. […]

Will my air bag kill me?
7 hours ago   Chicago – Neil Steinberg
Once I drove a car without brakes. Intentionally. It was my first car: a 1963 Volvo P1800, the Swedish idea of a sports car with stubby fins, white in color, just like The. […]

4-year-old shooting victim’s condition upgraded
7 hours ago   Chicago – Sandra Guy
The 4-year-old South Side girl shot in the head Friday night in a drive-by shooting in West Englewood has been upgraded to serious condition, the University of Chicago Medi. […]

‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash killed in taxi crash
8 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along. […]

5 Things: Antoine Vermette got redemption, but not for what you think
8 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
If the Blackhawks were going to go through all that nonsense in the third period, they figured they might as well win it in overtime because that’s the only time they’v. […]

Sailor from Lisle dies on deployment in Abu Dhabi
8 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
LISLE — A U.S. sailor from Lisle has died in a noncombat incident during his first deployment overseas. The U.S. Defense Department said in a statement that 24-year-old P. […]

Man stabbed Sunday morning in River North
9 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A 47-year-old man walked into a River North McDonalds pleading for help after he was stabbed Sunday morning. About 5:30 a.m., the man got into an argument with someone he k. […]

The day in pictures: Paul Konerko’s jersey retired
9 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
AP Photos/Paul Beaty From left, back row: Paul’s parents Hank and Elena, Paul, daughter Amelia, Jennifer, brother Peter; from left front row: sons Owen, and Nick. From le. […]

$200K lotto ticket sold in Chatham unclaimed
9 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket was recently sold at a gas station in the Chatham neighborhood, and the winner has yet to come forward. The winning ticket for the May 16. […]

No injuries reported in Englewood Saturday morning blaze
10 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
Firefighters struck out a 2-11 Saturday morning blaze at a vacant apartment building in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Firefighters responded to the blaze ab. […]

Memories to the future: Chicago outdoors & beyond
10 hours ago   Chicago – Dale Bowman
Jim Kjelgaard? There’s a memory trigger. In a discussion about Alaska on Thursday, an older brother emailed how much he remembered reading Jim Kjelgaard in junior high. I. […]

Antoine Vermette scores in 2nd overtime as Blackhawks tie series
10 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Sitting in the dressing room just after another momentous Blackhawks victory, Patrick Kane said it best: “In the playoffs, anything can happen.”

Crews battle extra-alarm fire in Englewood
10 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
Crews are battling an extra-alarm fire in Englewood Sunday morning on the South Side. Firefighters were at the scene of the 2-11 blaze near Marquette and Union as of 7:30 a. […]

Man dies after falling from catwalk during concert at Aragon Ballroom
11 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A 24-year-old northwest suburban man died after he fell from a catwalk during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom in Uptown. Kyle Kirchoff fell from a catwalk dur. […]

One killed, 2 wounded in shooting at West Englewood party
13 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
A woman was shot to death and two men were wounded in a shooting at a West Englewood party on the South Side early Sunday. About 12:45 a.m., four people were denied entry t. […]

Man shot in ankle in Roseland
15 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A man was shot in the ankle early Sunday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 33-year-old was in a backyard in the 200 block of West 101st Street at 12:3. […]

Police: Man dead, another wounded in South Shore shooting
15 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
One man was shot dead and another wounded in a shooting early Sunday in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. They were standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of S. […]

Police: 5-year-old girl killed in Gage Park hit-and-run
15 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
Police are searching for the driver of a car that fatally struck a 5-year-old girl Saturday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. About 3:15 p.m.,. […]

Anthony Rizzo takes care of Cubs’ business
16 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX – Anthony Rizzo quipped late Saturday night that he needed better aim after he barely missed hitting a grand slam and had to settle for a three-run double off the. […]

Antoine Vermette redeems himself, scores winner for Blackhawks
17 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
That’s one way to prove you belong in the lineup: Score a goal, save a season.

Blackhawks down Ducks 5-4 in double overtime
19 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
From the bench to the game winner.

Paul Konerko thankful day in the sun came so soon
22 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Friends, family, former teammates and coaches traveled from all over to see the White Sox retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14 on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Paul Konerko thrilled to join elite club of White Sox retired numbers
23 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The statue in left field was nice, and the going-away party at U.S. Cellular Field last September was special as well.

Tim Jennings wants a role in Bears secondary, not a secondary role
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Tim Jennings gasped and bent forward, a series of post-practice sprints leaving him spent. The Bears’ voluntary April minicamp had just finished and the 31-year-old cornerb. […]

In no hurry: Bulls typically deliberate in Tom Thibodeau deliberations
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
In many ways, Tom Thibodeau and Bulls’ management are operating in a business as usual mode this offseason.

Blackhawks aim for open shooting lanes against Ducks in Game 4
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The statistic appeared to be a mistake.

White Sox have yet to find new clubhouse leader after Paul Konerko
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Paul Konerko wasn’t hard to replace in the White Sox lineup because he seldom played during his final season.

Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk unlikely to play in Game 4 for Blackhawks
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
A smile was pasted on Trevor van Riemsdyk’s face, even though it seems like tape has been holding the rest of his body together during the last six months.

Meet the Hidden Gem of Green Bay Packers 2015 Draft Class
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers drafted linebacker Jake Ryan in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. Can Ryan have a big impact on the Packers defense? What will his role be? Wat. […]

5 Green Bay Packers Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Part of the fun of being a draft-and-develop team is that in any given season, rookies, undrafted free agents and little-used veterans alike can emerge as some of the most. […]

Green Bay Packers: Mike Daniels in Line for New Deal Before Start of 2015 Season
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Now that the roster is set after the 2015 NFL draft and the signing of several undrafted rookie free agents, the Green Bay Packers are ready to start preparing for the 201. […]

Early Predictions for Green Bay Packers’ 2015 Training Camp Battles
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will begin OTAs next week, at which time we’ll get our first indication of how strong each position is given the current personnel. However, training. […]

UDFA LB Tavarus Dantzler Can Be Versatile Tool in Green Bay Packers Defense
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Linebacker Tavarus Dantzler out of Bethune-Cookman could become a key contributor for the Green Bay Packers on the inside and the outside in 2015. Though the undrafted rook. […]

Who Will Win Green Bay Packers’ Starting Outside Corner Battle?
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Veteran Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward is a lock to win the starting outside spot opposite Sam Shields in 2015…or is he? This offseason, Hayward will presuma. […]

Grading Green Bay Packers’ 2015 Offseason
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers made an important move in their offseason early by re-signing wide receiver Randall Cobb.  What were other good moves Green Bay made? What grade doe. […]

The Best Rookie Storylines Heading into Green Bay Packers’ OTAs
7 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers won’t begin OTAs until May 27, but thanks to the rookie minicamp held in early May, we already have plenty of storylines to follow about the Packers’. […]

Green Bay Packers: Which Linebackers Will Make the Final Roster?
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers have 16 linebackers currently on their roster. I tend to believe that only nine or 10 of those players will make the final roster. The current group o. […]

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. […]