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  • Coach Q wants everyone’s attention now Feb 23, 2015 7:36 PM
    Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville hasn’t used his panic button yet, but another “button” is getting a workout.News: Asked if anybody on the Hawks was reaching for the so-called “panic button” in the wake of a three-game losing streak, including an ugly 6-2 loss Sunday to the Boston Bruins, the coach shook his head.News: “No, but the ‘get attention’ button is where I’m at,” Quenneville said.

  • White Sox second base job up for grabs Feb 23, 2015 9:11 PM
    The White Sox' first full-squad spring workout is Tuesday, and the competition for the starting second base job begins. Speedster Micah Johnson appears to be the favorite to win the job.

  • Eaton: Abreu should be American League MVP this season Feb 24, 2015 10:12 PM
    Jose Abreu is already hard at work as he tries to prove last year's stellar season was no fluke. Abreu batted .317, hit 36 home runs and had 107 RBI in 2014 en route to being voted unanimous American League Rookie of the Year.

  • With Bryant on hold, Olt looks to win Cubs’ job Feb 24, 2015 10:13 PM
    Mind over matter? That would be one way to describe the Cubs' third-base battle. Kris Bryant is the odd-on long-term answer, but the Cubs likely will delay a call-up. In the meantime, Mike Olt gets another shot. He comes to spring training with a refreshed mental outlook, thanks in part to some sports psychology.

  • Lake Barrington shop owners are local version of American Pickers Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People features two sisters and their mother, who own Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington. They are like the local version of American Pickers, since they go on the road around the Midwest to find unique antiques .

  • Maddon rolling up his sleeves with hands-on style Feb 23, 2015 7:37 PM
    New Cubs manager Joe Maddon is jumping right into spring-training drills. Maddon is taking a hands-on approach, something he says he'll continue doing as he gets to know his new team.

  • Cruise ship company announces Montreal-Chicago trips in July Feb 22, 2015 3:34 PM
    Cruise ship company says it's launching Montreal-Chicago itineraries starting in July

  • Sunday picks: Elvis is alive at Rosemont Theatre Feb 22, 2015 5:00 AM
    See impersonators depicting the late singer Elvis Presley through the many stages of his showbiz career in the touring show “Elvis Lives,” which plays today at the Rosemont Theatre. Get in the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony as the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs extracts from Oscar-nominated and winning films like “Schindler's List,” “The Red Violin” and more in the concert “A Night at the Oscars” at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Get ready for some painful insights and observations when comic country music songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his Here Comes the Truth tour tonight to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • Naperville native's Antarctica journey inspires play Feb 22, 2015 8:32 AM
    Being outside his comfort zone doesn't bother Naperville native and playwright Mat Smart, who chose for his most recent excursion one of the most isolated places on earth: the McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Smart spent three months in this “cruel, beautiful, inhospitable environment,” and his experience inspired “The Royal Society of Antarctica,” a play making its world premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago.

  • Ross brings wealth of experience to Cubs Feb 22, 2015 7:49 PM
    The backup catcher might be one of the least noticed players on a baseball team, but he can be an important one. The Cubs signed one of the best in the business this off-season when they added David Ross to the roster. The former Red Sox catcher also has worked extensively with new Cubs ace Jon Lester.

  • Boston batters Blackhawks in 6-2 rout Feb 22, 2015 10:18 PM
    The Blackhawks talked about needing to pick up their intensity level, but the Boston Bruins actually did it Sunday afternoon at the United Center. Boston, clinging to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by a point over the Florida Panthers, snapped a six-game winless skid by beating the Blackhawks 6-2 after building a five-goal lead after 40 minutes.

  • Hawks send Raanta, Hartman down; extend Darling Feb 23, 2015 7:38 PM
    Hours after the Blackhawks’ 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday at the United Center, the team announced some curious transactions. Backup goalie Antti Raanta and rookie forward Ryan Hartman were sent to the Rockford IceHogs, while forward Joakim Nordstrom and goalie Scott Darling were recalled. It was announced later that Darling, 26, had signed a two-year contract extension that lasts through the 2016-17 season.

  • Shelton best nose tackle option for Bears Feb 22, 2015 10:29 PM
    If the Bears decide to bolster their defensive line in the draft with a big-bodied, run-stuffing nose tackle to anchor their new 3-4 alignment, there are plenty of candidates, but none better than Washington's 339-pound Danny Shelton.

  • Cubs and Wood try to put 2014 behind them Feb 22, 2015 6:47 PM
    Despite hearing the trade talk, left-hander Travis Wood is in camp with the Cubs and looking to put 2014 out of his mind. After an all-star season in 2013, Wood took a major step backward last season and now will battle for the fifth-starter's role.

  • Lyric debuts Holocaust-themed 'Passenger' with Gurnee soprano in title role Feb 24, 2015 3:45 PM
    An opera singer debuting a new role can be a nerve-wracking experience under normal circumstances. But everything is heightened for soprano and Gurnee native Amanda Majeski as she portrays Auschwitz prisoner Marta for the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of “The Passenger.”

  • On the road: Get fit by day at Bloomingdale's Biggest Loser Resort Feb 21, 2015 7:15 AM
    The Biggest Loser Resort in Bloomingdale introduces the Town Program, which allows locals to spend all day at the resort experiencing the program but return home each evening. Snowstorm Winter Music and Arts Festival is the cold weather answer to the Chicago music festival. Set indoors at Navy Pier, headliners like Moby, Trippy Turtle, The Hood Internet and ASTR warm things up on Saturday, March 7.

  • Weekend picks: Marlena Rodriguez plays Midwest Comedy Showcase Feb 21, 2015 5:00 AM
    Standup comedians gather at the monthly Midwest Comedy Showcase at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Sports historian Bruce Allerdice presents “Before the Chicago Cubs: Baseball Comes to the Windy City,” about baseball in Chicago in the 1850s and 1860s at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Multitalented actor-comedian-producer Jamie Kennedy shows off his standup skills at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See “Dancing at Lughnasa,” about five sisters in rural Donegal, Ireland, who are trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world, at Wheaton College's Arena Theater. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

  • Former student suing Chicago school over stabbing Feb 22, 2015 9:00 AM
    Former student suing Chicago high school where he was stabbed, claiming negligence

  • Jackie Robinson West hailed by suburban fans Feb 22, 2015 8:27 AM
    Jackie Robinson West players were treated like national champions at a Black History Month celebration in Northbrook. About 300 fans from across the suburbs filled North Suburban YMCA's gymnasium Saturday for the fun-filled event that included a free hot dog lunch, a multimedia presentation about Robinson and a question-and-answer session with nine players.

  • Hawks want Bickell to start bringing it Feb 21, 2015 7:59 PM
    It’s getting to be that time of the season for Bryan Bickell. His play usually elevates as the playoffs approach, and Blackhawks need it. After the 4-1 loss to Colorado on Friday night at the United Center, the Hawks are clinging to third in the Central Division with 22 games left.

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