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Man shot at West Side gas station
1 hour ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A man was shot at a gas station in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side early Sunday. The 28-year-old man was at a gas station in the 3400 block of South Califo. […]

Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies
2 hours ago   Chicago – Craig Newman
SAN FRANCISCO — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Fr. […]

Downstate girl, suspect located after Amber Alert issued
3 hours ago   Chicago – Jordan Owen
A 13-year-old girl who was abducted Saturday morning from downstate Illinois has been found, along with the suspect who allegedly took her and headed to Chicago. Rebecca Ne. […]

Antti Niemi blanks Blackhawks with 31-save effort
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jonathan Toews raced in on Antti Niemi on a shorthanded breakaway in the second period Saturday night, and his quick wrist shot somehow squeaked throug. […]

Man shot in West Side robbery
4 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
A man was shot Saturday night during a robbery in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 30-year-old was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about 10 p.m. in the 70. […]

Toni Preckwinkle: The right kind of fishy
5 hours ago   Chicago – Dale Bowman
I have a soft spot for Toni Preckwinkle. It goes back to when Preckwinkle, now the Cook County Board president, was a Chicago alderman and the new 31st Street Harbor was in. […]

Mitt Romney hits Chicago in April for Axelrod’s U. of Chicago Institute of Politics
5 hours ago   Chicago – Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON-The day after Mitt Romney says he will not run for president in 2016, David Axelrod, founder of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, tweeted out that. […]

Woman found dead near Vernon Hills park
6 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
A body was found near a Vernon Hills park on Friday morning, a day after a woman was reported missing in the north suburb. The female body was found by officers on patrol n. […]

Wolves beat IceHogs to gain ground in division race
6 hours ago   Chicago – Brian Sandalow
When the Wolves and Rockford IceHogs play each other in January one of the teams is usually at or near the top of the Midwest Division while the other is just trying to sta. […]

Aaron Rodgers Wins 2014 AP Most Valuable Player Award
7 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers couldn’t quite lead the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl this season. But perhaps it will be some consolation that, for the second time in his career, he’s. […]

Seahawks defense in conversation as one of NFL’s best ever
8 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX — In the Valley of the Sun, which remained a rumor Saturday, people lined up to buy umbrellas and plastic ponchos. They laughed about packing shorts and sandals.

Woman critically injured in Roseland stabbing
8 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
A woman is in critical condition after being found stabbed in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side on Saturday afternoon. Officers responding to a call of a woma. […]

Storm bearing down on Chicago could leave 14” of snow by Monday
8 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A winter storm moving into the Chicago area Saturday night through Super Bowl Sunday could leave more than a foot of snow covering parts of the region by Monday morning. A. […]

A few obstacles stand in way of Hawks making Stanley Cup run
8 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Stocked with talent and experience, the Blackhawks appear poised to make a run at their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. There are, however, obstacles. […]

Northwestern raises more questions in loss
8 hours ago   Chicago – Seth Gruen
Northwestern finds itself asking the same questions every game: Where can it find scoring down the stretch? When might it break through? When will it win another Big Ten ga. […]

Cubs legend Ernie Banks remembered as a man who loved life, people
9 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Of all the talents Ernie Banks exhibited over his Hall of Fame career, perhaps the most impressive skill was his ability to relate to everyday people from all walks of life. […]

Man charged with DUI after car crashes into house on Far South Side
9 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
Authorities say a man was drunk when he crashed a car into a home in the Washington Heights neighborhood early Friday on the Far South Side. Crews responded to the crash ab. […]

Photos and video: Farewell to Mr. Cub
10 hours ago   Chicago – Rich Hein
Ernie Banks was remembered Saturday at a memorial service downtown and by fans outside Wrigley Field. Photos by Michael Schmidt and James Foster

Man fatally struck by Amtrak train in Summit
10 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
A south suburban man was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Summit on Friday morning. Russell G. Pine, 64, was hit by a train at the Summit Amtrak station near West Hanov. […]

Fire hoping apologies for editorial help club move forward
10 hours ago   Chicago – Brian Sandalow
Chief operating officer Atul Khosla said the Fire have a lot to work on despite being at a “very good place as an organization” after an eventful offseason. That means. […]

Suspicious package at NYC bus station is 1,000 condoms
11 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
NEW YORK — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn’t contain any explosives but did have some unexpected cont. […]

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
11 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing f. […]

Multiple robberies reported on West Side
11 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
Police are warning residents about a series of robberies reported this month on the city’s West Side. In each of the robberies, two or three males have approached victims. […]

How the Patriots and Seahawks match up
11 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Potash
SUPER BOWL XLIX PATRIOTS VS. SEAHAWKS The facts: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 5, 670-AM. The line: Pick ’em (O/U 47 1/2). WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL KEY PLAYERS Patriots QB. […]

Bond denied for man charged with fatal West Pullman shooting
12 hours ago   Chicago – Mitchell Armentrout
Bond was denied on Saturday for a Far South Side man charged with killing one man and critically wounding another in a West Pullman neighborhood shooting early Thursday. Ch. […]

Blackhawks’ Patrick Sharp more than just “Shooter” these days
12 hours ago   Chicago – Mark Lazerus
Particularly when paired with longtime linemate Patrick Kane, Sharp has evolved into more of a playmaker in recent years.

Banks memorial: ‘Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub because he loved us back’
13 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Political leaders, Hall of Fame ballplayers and dozens of ordinary Chicagoans bade a poignant but uplifting farewell Saturday to Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs shortstop who. […]

Man shot during Elgin home invasion
13 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A man was shot with a shotgun during a home invasion early Saturday in northwest suburban Elgin. The man, 43, was inside a house in the 700 block of Elma Avenue about 1 a.m. […]

Kudos to the dedicated minds working to help Chicago kids
13 hours ago   Chicago – contributors
So, it’s a big deal that Chicago was mentioned in the State of the Union Address. Ensuring that all kids have a chance at higher education by providing free community co. […]

Ernie Banks remembered for radiating optimism, smile
13 hours ago   Chicago – Tina Sfondeles
Ernie Banks radiated optimism — and that beaming smile — both on and off the field, family and friends told mourners at the baseball legend’s downtown memorial service. […]

Man found shot to death in South Chicago
13 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
A man was found shot to death Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood. Officers responding to a complaint of shots fired in the 8100 block of South Chappel about. […]

Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist
13 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan–An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiati. […]

Sky isn’t crashing down on the Bulls just yet
14 hours ago   Chicago – Joe Cowley
The Bulls are 12-3 when all their starters are playing and healthy, and that record can’t be overlooked.

Malcolm Hill scores 27, saves day as Illini top Penn State
14 hours ago   Chicago – Steve Greenberg
CHAMPAIGN — There were games this time last season — pretty much all of January and into February, in fact — when Illinois’ Malcolm Hill simply couldn’t keep hims. […]

A year after Vanecko’s guilty plea, City Hall probe of cops continues
16 hours ago   Chicago – Chris Fusco and Tim Novak
One year ago, former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew walked in to a Cook County courtroom and pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, finally admitting he threw a pun. […]

Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub
16 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
ATLANTA — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta. […]

Elgin man charged with attempted robbery
16 hours ago   Chicago – Sun-Times Wire
An Elgin man is facing multiple charges after an attempted robbery in the northwest suburb. Police were called to a home in the 600 block of Cookane Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Jan. […]

Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
16 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly. […]

Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty Takata air bags
17 hours ago   Chicago – Associated Press
NEW YORK — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for faulty air bags that may inflate while the car is running. The recall includes s. […]

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice, Aaron Cosby suspended
17 hours ago   Chicago – Steve Greenberg
It was hoped that both Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby would rejoin Illinois’ lineup Saturday at noon against Penn State. Instead, the school revealed about an hour before ti. […]

Illini guards Rayvonte Rice, Aaron Cosby suspended indefinitely
17 hours ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Illinois guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby are suspended indefinitely from the team, coach John Groce said in a statement Saturday.

JESUS ‘CHUY’ GARCIA: Vital Stats
18 hours ago   Chicago – Dan Mihalopoulos
The last book you’ve read? “Making Neighborhoods Whole.” By Wayne Gordon, John Perkins Favorite cartoon growing up? Mighty Mouse Favorite ice cream flavor?  Butter P. […]

Former ‘right-hand man’ to progressive pols, Garcia ready to take the reins
18 hours ago   Chicago – Dan Mihalopoulos
In a local political career that’s spanned more than three decades, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has been a close ally of a mayor only briefly, during Harold Washington’s ad. […]

A Scout’s Take on the Top Inside Linebacker Prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft
18 hours ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The process has started for the 2015 NFL draft. There have been all-star matchups like the East-West Shrine Game, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Next comes. […]

In Springfield, ‘shared sacrifice’ not exactly shared: Korecki
18 hours ago   Chicago – Natasha Korecki
The new mantra coming out of our state’s capital these days is “shared sacrifice.” They are the key words lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration use as a. […]

The Sunday Sitdown: Outgoing U of I President Robert Easter talks about his time at the helm
18 hours ago   Chicago – Mitch Dudek
University of Illinois President Robert Easter talked to the Sun-Times last week about his legacy after three years of trying to stabilize a school that has had five differ. […]

$300K bond for man charged with October South Shore shooting
19 hours ago   Chicago – Luke Wilusz
A man charged with shooting a woman in the South Shore neighborhood last October was ordered held on a $300,000 bond on Saturday. Joshua King, 22, shot the 22-year-old woma. […]

Finding playoff-caliber quarterbacks much harder than it looks
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX — The discovery of Russell Wilson, a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012 who shed the label of “game manager” about as quickly as his feet move running the z. […]

Patrick Kane continues scoring rampage with 2 goals in 4-1 victory
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
ANAHEIM, Calif. — It has reached the point where every time Patrick Kane touches the puck, collective breaths are held in anticipation of witnessing something special.

In NFL address, Roger Goodell did little to lift his sagging image
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
PHOENIX — On the front page of Friday’s Arizona Republic, a photo of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell showed Goodell in a shirt and slacks teaching proper tackling techniqu. […]

Stan Mikita: An appreciation
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
What a lousy week for Chicago sports heroes.

Brian Urlacher explains his beef with former Bears GM Phil Emery
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Brian Urlacher’s dislike of Phil Emery is no secret. The former Bears star linebacker didn’t appreciate how Emery, then the general manager, handled his contract negotiatio. […]

Fans, former teammates, friends pay respects at Ernie Banks visitation
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Ernie Banks loved baseball and he loved the fans.

Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing ‘serious health issues’
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two players throughout the 89-year history of the Blackhawks have made such indelible marks on the franchise that they have been immortalized with statu. […]

Ban will cost Rita Jeptoo the Chicago Marathon title
1 day ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
Unless she can successfully appeal, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will lose her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and its $100,000 in prize money and the $500,000 prize a. […]

Parking, rats among problems Wrigley Field neighbors cite in renovation
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The sounds form a cacophony of construction — jackhammers’ percussive pelting, the persistent beeping of vehicles in reverse and the shrill whine of buzz saws.

Bulls revert to ugly ways in double-overtime loss to Lakers
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
LOS ANGELES — The Bulls have become predictable in their unpredictability.

Should the Green Bay Packers Re-Sign Randall Cobb?
2 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
In the 2015 offseason, there’s no free agent larger than Randall Cobb on the Green Bay Packers’ radar. They have starters at multiple positions slated to come off the books. […]

Thursday’s recap: Lakers 123, Bulls 118 (2 OT)
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
The summary

Bulls GM Gar Forman downplays tension with Tom Thibodeau
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
LOS ANGELES — Bulls general manager Gar Forman addressed recent reports about the tension between management and coach Tom Thibodeau.

Bulls’ Jimmy Butler named an All-Star reserve; Derrick Rose misses cut
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Butler likes to play the humble routine, often saying he can’t believe a kid from small town Tomball, Texas, has landed where he has.

Jared Allen believes he can fit in Bears defense — whatever the scheme
2 days ago   Sports – Chicago Tribune
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With more optimism than uncertainty, Jared Allen is eager to see what direction the Bears’ defense takes.

Is Offensive Tackle a Realistic Selection in the First Round for the Packers?
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
When looking at Ted Thompson’s history as a general manager, a clear trend is presented with his first-round picks. Since taking the job in 2005, all but two of the Packers. […]

5 Mistakes the Packers Can’t Afford to Make This Offseason
4 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers just suffered one of the most painful losses in the history of the franchise. That’s saying a lot, since the Packers have been in the NFL for almost a. […]

Why the Green Bay Packers Need a New Vision on Special Teams
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
In a league full of quick-triggered decision-makers, Mike McCarthy remains a loyal man. Sometimes loyal to a fault.  The Green Bay Packers head coach now needs to break ch. […]

5 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for Green Bay
5 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers fans know all about the draft. It practically consumes their offseason. While teams like the Washington Redskins and New York Jets are typically winners o. […]

A Scout’s Take on the State of the Green Bay Packers
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The 28-22 overtime loss that the Green Bay Packers suffered against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field will probably go down as the most. […]

Green Bay’s Top Free-Agency Targets at Right Tackle
6 days ago   Bleacher Report – Green Bay Packers
The 2014 Green Bay Packers offensive line was probably the best quarterback Aaron Rodgers has ever played behind. With only one new starter entering this past season’s line. […]

Preseason finale was important to Clutts
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago   Chicago Bears : Top Stories Top Stories


Webb, Williams are still battling for job
2 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. […]