Football Focus 2014

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  • New bridge helping ease Chicago rail congestion Oct 23, 2014 8:25 AM
    State and local officials will dedicate a new railroad bridge in Chicago. The bridge is helping ease the congestion that makes the city the worst choke point in the nation’s freight rail network.

  • Cheaper fuel helps United’s 3Q profit take off Oct 23, 2014 10:11 AM
    Chicago-based United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off. The airline’s formula is lower fuel prices and more revenue for every mile that passengers fly. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter net income soared to $924 million, or $2.37 per share, compared with $379 million a year earlier.

  • Chicago man indicted in SIU threat case Oct 23, 2014 4:19 PM
    A Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus is now facing fewer federal counts than when he was first charged.

  • Michael Moore appearing at Chicago film festival Oct 22, 2014 8:38 AM
    Activist filmmaker Michael Moore plans to present a restored version of his early documentary “Roger & Me” at the Chicago International Film Festival. Moore is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening at the screening of the 1989 film that launched his directing career.

  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs Oct 22, 2014 8:47 AM
    Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But “don't touch my girlfriend?” Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama.

  • Bad vibe: Patriots hot, Bears not Oct 22, 2014 8:08 PM
    After a slow start, the New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have regained the dominance they've shown for more than a decade with a three-game win streak. That's bad news for a 3-4 Bears team struggling to remain relevant in the playoff picture.

  • Emanuel picks new Chicago treasurer Oct 22, 2014 8:13 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice for the city’s new treasurer is an executive with an asset-management firm. Emanuel announced on Wednesday that he has chosen Kurt Summers Jr. to fill the city’s vacancy on Dec. 1.

  • Paddock purchase a sign of newspapers’ need to diversify Oct 22, 2014 7:13 PM
    With the acquisition of the Elgin-based Village Profile, Paddock Publications intends to further expand a niche it began carving out in 2009. It's part of a strategy of diversifying to new lines of business as income from traditional print advertising has declined in recent years.

  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring Oct 22, 2014 6:57 PM
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation, a setback for the Democrat running for re-election largely on how he navigated Illinois away from ethical problems.

  • Incoming Chicago archbishop won’t live in mansion Oct 22, 2014 6:58 PM
    The next archbishop of Chicago will live in the more modest rectory at Holy Name Cathedral instead of the archdiocese’s North State Parkway mansion.

  • Schwarz: Knee injury puts Nyarko’s Fire future in doubt Oct 22, 2014 10:27 PM
    Patrick Nyarko has always been something of an iron man for the Chicago Fire, but he hasn’t had much luck this season.

  • Brother vs. brother: Bears rookie Brock Vereen tries to stay focused Oct 22, 2014 8:09 PM
    The Vereen brothers, Bears safety Brock and Patriots running back Shane, could meet head-to-head, literally, in Sunday's game at Foxboro's Gillette Stadium.

  • Injury sidelines Blackhawks goalie Crawford Oct 21, 2014 12:43 PM
    Goaltender Corey Crawford is out and Antti Raanta will be in the net tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center. “Day-to-day upper body,” coach Joel Quenneville said of Crawford’s status.

  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into jail uncovered Oct 21, 2014 6:30 PM
    A Cook County jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to stuff marijuana and other contraband into sandwiches to smuggle them into the jail.

  • Suburban newspapers poised for change if sold by Sun-Times Oct 22, 2014 12:31 AM
    A group of long-standing suburban newspapers could be poised for more changes amid a report that owner Wrapports LLC is in talks to sell them to Tribune Publishing. The deal could include the (Aurora) Beacon-News, the (Elgin) Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, the Naperville Sun, the Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune, the SouthtownStar, and the 32 weekly newspapers formerly published by the Pioneer Press.

  • North: Random thoughts as Bears look for clues Oct 21, 2014 5:18 AM
    Mike North can’t help his mind from wandering, so while the Bears try to fix what went wrong against the Miami Dolphins he lets loose with some random thoughts.

  • Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse Oct 21, 2014 8:21 AM
    People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illinois planetariums.

  • Mail carrier to keep working after lottery win Oct 21, 2014 8:21 AM
    A mail carrier who scratched off a winning $2.28 million Illinois Lottery ticket says he plans to keep working until he retires in five years. Lottery officials presented mail carrier Randy Ricard of Chicago with a ceremonial check on Monday. He won $200,000 now and $2,000 a week for 20 years on an instant lottery ticket.

  • Music notes: Blues-rock band Lonesome Shack comes to Lombard Oct 22, 2014 12:16 PM
    Lonesome Shack, a stripped-down blues-rock band whose sound recalls the Black Keys, plays Saturday at the Brauerhouse in Lombard. Metal fans will want to check out the Mushroomhead show Oct. 29 at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville.

  • Bears’ season careening out of control Oct 21, 2014 9:00 PM
    A Bears team that entered the season with high hopes, is already on the verge of becoming irrelevant regarding the postseason, with a sub-.500 record and road games in its immediate future against two of the toughest teams on the schedule.

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