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Drew Peterson returns to court in murder-for-hire trial
6 mins ago   Chicago – Associated Press
CHESTER — Former suburban Chicago police sergeant Drew Peterson is due back in court as his trial on charges of plotting to kill a prosecutor approaches. A hearing in the. […]

Illinois voters head to polls in primary for Aaron Schock’s seat
12 mins ago   Chicago – Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois voters were set to nominate potential successors Tuesday for ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions a. […]

Peoria to host conference on invasive Asian carp in August
37 mins ago   Chicago – Associated Press
PEORIA — A conference is planned in Peoria next month focusing on the invasive Asian carp. The Greater Peoria International Asian Carp Conference will be downtown on Aug.. […]

1 dead, 14 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago
2 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A 16-year-old boy was killed and fourteen other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The 16-year-old boy was shot to death and a 17-year-old boy was ser. […]

Police: Man commits suicide after South Side barricade situation
3 hours ago   Chicago – Ashlee Rezin
A man committed suicide Monday night after barricading himself in a vehicle for at least an hour in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. About 8:. […]

Woman shot in Chatham
3 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A woman was shot Monday afternoon in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. The 43-year-old was shot in the back of the shoulder at 3:10 p.m. in the 7600 block of Sout. […]

Man shot in Englewood
3 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A man was shot Monday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 25-year-old was shot in the left foot about 5:20 p.m. in the 200 block of West 63rd Str. […]

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
6 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Worried about “Republican-on-Republican violence,” top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another. […]

Man injured in Logan Square drive-by shooting
6 hours ago   Chicago – Ashlee Rezin
A man was injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 10:50 p.m., the 24-year-old was standing on the sidewalk. […]

Teen shot in Woodlawn
6 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A teenage boy was shot Monday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The 16-year-old was walking down the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Marquette with tw. […]

Man shot in Austin
6 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A man was shot Monday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 25-year-old got into an argument with another male about 9:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Va. […]

Iowa inmate escaped maximum-security cell through pipes
6 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A convicted armed robber managed to escape from one of Iowa’s most highly secure prison cells by sneaking through the building’s piping onto the roo. […]

No-hit bid, last week’s ‘magic’ no match for Card tricks as Cubs fall 6-0
6 hours ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
The Cubs called in a magician last week, and a few “abracadabras” later, a slump turned into a 5-1 run against the Mets and Marlins. But they could have summoned the gh. […]

Flawed ‘Total Average’ a work of progress in 1978
7 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
Some statistics derived last through the decades, while others fade away or are ignored, sometimes because of a flaw, and sometimes because better measures are devised.

Just like old times for Mark Buehrle
8 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
It was like old times for Mark Buehrle at U.S. Cellular Field. A familar drive to the ballpark. Eight innings of work, no earned runs allowed. All in a snappy one hour, 54. […]

Pope Francis puts family first at outdoor Mass in Ecuador
8 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — Pope Francis received a hero’s welcome in Ecuador’s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, tellin. […]

Ranking Green Bay Packers’ Top 5 Sleepers to Watch in Camp
8 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Sure, it’s always fun to see veteran Green Bay Packers show off their skills up close at Ray Nitschke Field during training camp practices.  But what many Packers fans loo. […]

Strikeout record escapes Chris Sale, but Blue Jays don’t
8 hours ago   Chicago – Rick Morrissey
RICK MORRISSEY: A complete-game victory erases any disappointment for White Sox ace.

Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77
8 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
NEW YORK — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx je. […]

Two men wounded in South Chicago shooting
9 hours ago   Chicago – Sam Charles
Two men were shot in South Chicago Monday night, the neighborhood’s second shooting in as many hours. About 7:30 p.m., the two men were outside in the 7900 block of South. […]

Fred Hoiberg and Bobby Portis throw out first pitch at US Cellular
9 hours ago   Chicago – Blair Sheade
Coach Fred Hoiberg and first-round pick Bobby Portis threw out the first pitch at U.S. Cellular on Monday night.

Chris Sale strikes out six in complete-game victory over Jays, Buehrle
9 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
      You’d be hard-pressed to find a more popular former White Sox than Mark Buehrle. There is no current Sox star admired, appreciated and embraced more than Chris S. […]

Lake County deputies seize $230K, more than 50 pounds of marijuana
10 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
Deputies raided a northwest suburban man’s home Thursday and seized 54 pounds of marijuana and more than $230,000 in cash. Roger L. Lambrecht, 43, was arrested in unincor. […]

Environmental group’s $1M attack ad targets Sen. Mark Kirk
10 hours ago   Chicago – Lynn Sweet
Follow @LynnSweet WASHINGTON — The Natural Resources Defense Council is spending $1 million on a television ad, starting Tuesday, attacking Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., for a. […]

Anthony Rizzo walks up to Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ after All-Star Game selection
10 hours ago   Chicago – Matthew Schwerha
Hours after being named to his second All-Star Game, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo strutted to take his second at-bat against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday t. […]

Jon Lester records first career hit
10 hours ago   Chicago – Blair Sheade
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester recorded his first career against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey.

A pair of Cubs teammates congratulate All-Stars in unique way
11 hours ago   Chicago – Kyle Thele
After Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant were named to the N.L. All-Star team, David Ross and Addison Russell congratulated them using a WWE star

Ferrari collector Tom Caulfield dies at 84
11 hours ago   Chicago – Maureen O’Donnell
The funeral home parking lot where Tom Caulfield was waked looked like a rare auto show. Mourners arrived in some of the finest engineering on four wheels to pay their resp. […]

Teen boy killed, another wounded in South Chicago shooting
11 hours ago   Chicago – Sam Charles
A 16-year-old boy was killed and a 17-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood Monday evening. The two were standing outside in th. […]

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau cried poor but empire took in $515 million, report says
12 hours ago   Chicago – Jon Seidel
Faced with a $37.6 million fine leveled by a federal judge years ago, Kevin Trudeau cried poor. But the TV pitchman ruled over a vast business empire that collected more th. […]

Give Metra time, money for safety mandate: elected officials
12 hours ago   Chicago – Rosalind Rossi
Elected officials urged Congress Monday to give Metra the time and money it needs to implement a federally mandated safety technology before a Dec. 31 deadline hits that co. […]

White Sox’ Chris Sale named to AL All-Star team
12 hours ago   Chicago – Daryl Van Schouwen
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was named to the American League All-Star team Monday. It will be his fourth consecutive appearance. The announcement came as no surprise a. […]

Cubs’ Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo named NL All-Star reserves
12 hours ago   Chicago – Gordon Wittenmyer
Imagine what Kris Bryant might have done if he’d been allowed to play all season. As it was the Cubs’ rookie third baseman – whose debut was delayed almost two weeks. […]

Distinctive castle house along the Kennedy gets a king
12 hours ago   Chicago – Diana Novak
The distinctive “castle house,” as many who drive by on the Kennedy Expressway call it, will finally get some royal residents. The hulking gray stone home, perched near. […]

Chicago cops give wide berth to pot-smoking Deadheads
12 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Staff
On Chicago’s lakefront bike path, across the lawns of the museum campus and in the stands of Soldier Field, Grateful Dead fans toasted to the band’s farewell tour this. […]

Unclaimed $200K lotto ticket sold in Washington Heights
12 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto ticket was recently sold at a Washington Heights gas station, and the winner has yet to come forward. The winning ticket for Monday’s drawing w. […]

Slain 7-year-old’s dad among hundreds free on bond for gun charges: McCarthy
12 hours ago   Chicago – Frank Main
Antonio Brown isn’t the only alleged gun offender whose release on bail has Chicago’s top cop fuming. Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is angry about the killing of Brown’. […]

Who is Dallas Beeler?
13 hours ago   Chicago – Blair Sheade
The Cubs will play the St. Louis Cardinals in a double-header on Tuesday and will bring up Triple-A pitcher Dallas Beeler to start the second game.

Editorial: Code of silence fails a slain little boy
13 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Editorial Board
Follow @csteditorials Antonio Brown’s little boy is dead, but Brown is not talking. He has been, say the police, “uncooperative.” No matter that Brown may be indirect. […]

Iowa man dead after three-vehicle crash on I-80 in Joliet
13 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
An Iowa man died after his vehicle veered into oncoming traffic on Interstate 80 Monday afternoon in southwest suburban Joliet, police said. David R. Zenteno, 31, was driv. […]

Former Chicago Rush owner could plead guilty next month
13 hours ago   Chicago – Jon Seidel
The former owner of the Chicago Rush could plead guilty next month, less than a year after he was arrested on fraud charges over his controversial purchase of the Arena Foo. […]

5 Dark Horse Candidates to Make Green Bay Packers’ Final 53-Man Roster
1 day ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
In case Katy Perry hasn’t already solidified the term in the lexicon, a dark horse in the broadest sense is a little-known contender in a competition who performs unexpecte. […]

Andrew Quarless Arrested for Discharging Gun in Public: Latest Details, Reaction
3 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested in South Beach early Saturday morning after firing a gun into the ground twice following an altercation. Tim Elfrin. […]

Green Bay Packers: Full Position Breakdown, Depth Chart Analysis at Nose Tackle
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The nose tackle position went from being one of the Green Bay Packers’ most glaring weaknesses at the onset of free agency to one of their biggest strengths after the team. […]

Chargers’ Antonio Gates among players suspended for NFL drug policy violations
4 days ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Tribune wire reports
Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richard. […]

Rajion Neal vs. John Crockett: Which Player Will Be Packers’ No. 3 RB in 2015?
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will most likely keep three halfbacks on the final 53-man roster, setting up a training camp battle for the No. 3 spot behind Eddie Lacy and James Sta. […]

Super Bowl Odds Update: Packers New Favorites on NFL Betting Futures
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Do the Green Bay Packers have the talent to get to Super Bowl 50 and pay off on the NFL futures in the upcoming season? Aaron Rodgers and company are the new 6-1 favorites. […]

Brandon Marshall lists Brian Urlacher among ‘best’ teammates — but not Jay Cutler
6 days ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune


Setting Realistic Expectations for Each Green Bay Packers Rookie
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are one of the best teams on which first-year players could land: Not only does general manager Ted Thompson usually keep all his draft selections pas. […]

Could Brett Favre still play in the NFL at age 45? He seems to think so
7 days ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Austin Knoblauch
Herschel Walker isn’t the only retired football star who thinks he could still play in the NFL.

5 Players Who Might Find Themselves on Green Bay Packers’ Practice Squad in 2015
1 week ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
It seems to be the case every year: There are so many talented and high-upside players on the Green Bay Packers’ offseason roster, and so few spots for them on the 53-man r. […]

Dick Stanfel, Bears offensive line coach in Super Bowl XX, dies
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs
As good a coach as Dick Stanfel was teaching offensive line play – and former Bears pupils give him the highest credit – he was probably a greater player as a standout in t. […]

Could Bears sign Evan Mathis with their open roster spot?
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs
Do you think the Bears, with their open roster spot, could sign guard Evan Mathis? — Steve M., Peoria

Is Kyle Long starting at right tackle when the season begins?
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs
Is Kyle Long the Bears starting right tackle when the season begins? — @steveoatms

What were your minicamp observations?
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs
What were some of your minicamp observations? — @samgris7

Tom Brady appeal hearing ends after more than 10 hours
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Tribune wire reports
After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jay Cutler explains wife’s ‘Chicago’s just not home’ comment
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Chicago Tribune staff
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler recently clarified his wife’s comments that “Chicago’s just not home,” telling ESPN’s Michael Rothstein that the statement was taken out of co. […]

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune
Photos of the Bears quarterback.

New Bears defense may have great schemes, but it needs some great players
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Matt Bowen
The Bears new-look defense took the field for minicamp last week at Halas Hall with a barrage of blitzes, multiple fronts and different sub-package personnel.

Four who have to lay it all on the line at Bears training camp
2 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Dan Wiederer
The Bears closed the curtain on their offseason program Thursday, finishing up three days of minicamp at Halas Hall. The team won’t gather again on the field until July 30. […]

Bear Download: Offseason wrapup
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune
Tribune reporters Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer wrap up the Bears offseason.

Bears adjourn after minicamp pleased – for now – but not fully satisfied
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Rich Campbell
When the air horn blared on the Halas Hall practice field shortly after noon Thursday, Bears players jogged to midfield and huddled around coach John Fox. Their final offse. […]

Bears’ Christian Jones out to make ‘undrafted’ label obsolete
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Brad Biggs
The smile that quickly earned Christian Jones the nickname “Cheese” as a rookie last season still is spread across his face from ear to ear when he walks off the practice f. […]

Eddie Royal trying to expand role: ‘I’m more than a slot’
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Dan Wiederer
Eddie Royal left the Bears minicamp after the final practice Thursday feeling encouraged. The veteran receiver has felt the offense growing slowly over the last two months.. […]

More than a century of championships (even though it might not feel like it)
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune


Bears receiver Kevin White, linebacker Jon Bostic expected ready for training camp
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune – Rich Campbell
Chicago Bears coach John Fox expects to have two key contributors back from injury in time for training camp. 

Rich Campbell, Dan Wiederer on Bears’ Eddie Goldman
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune
Bear Download: The Tribune’s Rich Campbell, Dan Wiederer on Bears’ Eddie Goldman.

Rick Hahn tacitly admits time getting short for White Sox to get going
3 weeks ago   Chicago Bears – Chicago Tribune
If an ax was hovering above U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox returned from a dreadful trip Wednesday, general manager Rick Hahn was not ready to reveal if, when and upo. […]

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. […]