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  Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald testified for three hours Friday about a push by his players to form the nation’s first union for college athletes, sometimes putting himself awkwardly at odds with his senior quarterback. Fitzgerald answered...

Northwestern coach testifies against unionization

Updated: 2/21/2014 05:38 PM

  American Mikaela Shiffrin won by more than a half-second to become, at 18, the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history. “It’s going to be something that I chalk up as one of my favorite experiences for the rest of my life,”...

American teen wins Olympic slalom

Updated: 2/21/2014 05:01 PM

  Before the Olympics started, the only thing holding Team Canada back from being the overwhelming favorite in men’s hockey was its goaltending. On Friday in the semifinals against Team USA, goalie Carey Price was brilliant with 31 saves in...

It’s Canada vs. Sweden for men’s hockey gold

Updated: 2/21/2014 04:52 PM

  After watching him guide the Huskies to a 12-0 record in his first full season as head football coach, Northern Illinois University officials have extended Rod Carey’s contract by one year and boosted his salary for 2014.

NIU extends Carey’s deal

Updated: 2/21/2014 04:28 PM

  Images of Friday at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Highlights include a semifinal loss for Team USA men's hockey, alpine skiing, short track speedskating, and much more.

Images: Winter Olympics, Friday, February 21st

Updated: 2/21/2014 03:52 PM

  It’s not that NIU’s undersized-but-athletic Jordan Lynch refuses to play another position in the NFL. He just thinks he’s better off playing at quarterback, the position where he compiled a 24-4 career record and finished third...

NIU’s Lynch ready to prove doubters wrong

Updated: 2/21/2014 03:06 PM

  Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has happened at the Olympics before, and now...

Judging talk overshadows figure skating again

Updated: 2/21/2014 08:32 AM

  Smash Mouth, a legendary rock band from San Jose, Calif., will headline the Northwest Fourth Fest this summer at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The festival will be held from July 3-6.

Smash Mouth to headline Northwest Fourth Fest

Updated: 2/21/2014 02:15 PM

  Susan Sliwoski has brought the excitement, the drama and the spirit of the Sochi Olympic Games to her physical education students in Community Unit District 300. As part of Sliwoski’s Olympics unit at Meadowdale Elementary School in...

D300 students learning life lessons from Olympics

Updated: 2/21/2014 06:57 PM

  A 35-year-old Elgin man faces six to 30 years in prison after a jury Wednesday convicted him of coordinating three cocaine sales in October 2012 near an Elgin park. Ladell Walker, who was arrested in a 2013 Elgin drug sweep, will be sentenced April...

Elgin cocaine dealer convicted, faces prison

Updated: 2/21/2014 05:06 PM

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