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    Forecasters: This winter won't be as bad as last year

    Rainy and cool summer weather have left people wearing sweatshirts and keeping dry under umbrellas, as this man was doing on Sept. 10.

    Sep 22, 2014 7:06 AM

    While summer ended nearly spot-on as far as average temperature goes, it probably didn't seem that way because of a soggy atmosphere and overcast skies that frequently lurked. “What was lacking this year were the warm spells,” Tom Skilling said. The good news? Forecasters say the winter ahead won't be nearly as bad as the last one.

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    Bears must move Jets' powerful defensive line

    Bears center Brian De La Puente and tackle Michael Ola set up on line up with quarterback Jay Cutler during last Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills at home in Soldier Field.

    Sep 22, 2014 5:26 AM

    The Bears face a daunting task Monday night trying to get their run game going against the New York Jets, who have one of the league's biggest and most impenetrable run defenses.

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    Sears Centre may give arena soccer another shot

    The Chicago Mustangs soccer team want to move their home games from the Grand Sports facility in Hoffman Estates to the much larger Sears Centre Arena for the 2014-2015 season. Hoffman Estates’ finance committee will take up the proposal tonight.

    Sep 22, 2014 10:15 AM

    Hoffman Estates’ finance committee Monday night will consider a business contract allowing the Chicago Mustangs soccer team to play its 10 home games during the upcoming 2014-15 season at the Sears Centre Arena. If later approved by the village board, the team would be the third indoor soccer club to call the Sears Centre home.

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    ‘Superstar’ patient healthy 6 years after tumor removal

    Annie Wang, 22, of Naperville, has graduated college and kept a clean bill of health six years after having surgery to remove a rare brain tumor called a chordoma. The tumors often return for most patients, and the fact that Wang’s hasn’t bodes well for her future, her doctors say.

    Sep 22, 2014 5:30 AM

    Annie Wang of Naperville felt like she was on an episode of the doctor show “House” when she was diagnosed with a chordoma, a rare tumor the size of a golf ball at her brain stem, as a 16-year-old in 2008. But six years later, she's a college graduate with no signs of the tumor returning. “I took it in stride and didn’t think of it as a very serious thing,” Wang said.

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    Cops, firefighters help girl’s leukemia fight

    Ava Lee, 6, who has a rare form of leukemia, shares a snuggle with her mom Esther.

    Sep 22, 2014 5:30 AM

    Lincolnshire’s police officers and firefighters will trade their guns and hoses for spatulas and tongs this weekend to help a Lake County girl fighting cancer. And you’re invited to grab a plate and chip in a few bucks, too.

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    Rozner: NHL’s next commish could be from Chicago

    Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz, left. Team president John McDonough. Former general manager Dale Tallon. Which of these three would make a fine NHL commissioner, according to Barry Rozner?

    Sep 21, 2014 8:53 PM

    When Gary Bettman decides he’s done forcing work stoppages in the NHL and retires, the NHL should think outside the box and hire a guy who resides right here in Chicago.

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