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  • Registration is now under way for the Chicago Marathon. The race will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, with a cap of 45,000 runners.

    Registration opens for 2014 Chicago MarathonMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a two-week postponement, registration for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon opened at noon at chicagomarathon.com. The 37th annual event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12, and 45,000 participants are expected to enter the race.

     
  • Handzus reaches 1,000 games plateauMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    You really couldn’t have blamed Michal Handzus if he wasn’t exactly thinking long-term about his career after his NHL debut with the Blues under then St. Louis coach Joel Quenneville. “We were playing Boston and ‘Q’ put me on the PK and we gave up 2 goals and I was like ‘Oh my God, this is not a good start,’” Handzus said. “But he obviously trusted me and things got better.”

     
  • Former Bears kick returner Devin Hester reportedly is asking NFL teams to pay him $4 million for his services.

    Report: Hester seeking $4 million contractMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester, the NFL's all-time leader in combined punt and kickoff-return touchdowns, may be pricing himself out of the market. Meanwhile, the Bears and speacial teams standout Sherrick McManis agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday morning. Bob LeGere has the details in this report.

     
  • Henry Melton

    Melton opts to sign with CowboysMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Bears Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys on a one-year deal with an option Tuesday night. Melton made $8.45 million last season as the Bears' "franchise" player but suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his left knee in Week Three.

     
  • The Metronome is used for the new MetroMile platform. Customers can plug it into the vehicle’s onboard diagnostics port and download the free MetroMile mobile app to optimize their trips to save time and gas, and to diagnose check engine lights.

    MetroMile offers car insurance by the mileMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features MetroMile, which offers pay-per-mile auto insurance as well as a device to monitor your mileage and an app to track trips, gas use and give engine diagnostics.

     
  • One-third of all flights arrived late, including nearly half of all flights into Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

    Winter storms foul airlines’ on-time performanceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. airlines posted one of their worst January on-time performances ever, as winter storms pounded parts of the country. One-third of all flights arrived late, including nearly half of all flights into Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

     
  • Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized since last week for dehydration and flu-like symptoms, officials said Tuesday.

    Cardinal expected to leave hospital later this weekMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cardinal Francis George, hospitalized since Friday with flu-like symptoms, is expected to be released from the hospital later this week, archdiocese officials said Tuesday. During a routine checkup last week at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, doctors found that George was dehydrated, and recommended he remain hospitalized until he recovers.

     
  • Archdiocese spokeswoman Colleen Dolan said Monday the decision to admit Cardinal Francis George to the hospital Friday was made so that he could receive intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

    Chicago's Cardinal George hospitalized with fluMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Cardinal Francis George has been hospitalized at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood for the last four days suffering dehydration because of the flu.

     
  • After a year with the Detroit Lions, defensive end Israel Idonije (77) is returning to the Chicago Bears with a one-year deal.

    Bears bring back Idonije to help D-lineMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Bears on Tuesday brought back defensive lineman Israel Idonije with a one-year contract. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Idonije played for the Bears from 2004-12 and started 42 games with 20 1/2 sacks in his last three seasons in Chicago before signing with the Detroit Lions a year ago.

     
  • One of Mike North’s favorite college basketball players this season is Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who is coached by his father, Greg McDermott.

    NCAA Tournament begins a perfect sports trifectaMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike North picks his winners for the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament, and he explains why he believes we're heading into the best time of year in sports.

     
  • This 2011 photo shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey reacting after a street outside her Harpo Studios in Chicago was proclaimed “Oprah Winfrey Way” during a ceremony with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, left, and Bobby Ware, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation. Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years.

    Oprah Winfrey to sell Harpo Studios in ChicagoMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable.

     
  • $10M bond for crash that killed Chicago officerMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A suburban Chicago woman is being held on $10 million bond for a high-speed chase that ended in a crash that killed an off-duty Chicago police officer. The Chicago Sun-Times reports 31-year-old Shanell Terrell appeared in bond court Sunday.

     
  • In this photo provided by Ed Bachrach, authorities surround a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Sunday.

    Charges pending for man after standoff in ChicagoMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Charges are pending against a Georgia man who held police at bay for more than eight hours during a standoff on Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive. Police say Monday that the man is in custody, but his name hasn't been released.

     
  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant goes to the basket past the Bulls’ Taj Gibson on his way to 35 points Monday night at the United Center.

    Durant, Thunder roll down on BullsMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    On the final night of the Elite Opponent Homestand, the Bulls again discovered there is still a pretty large gap between their team and the best of the Western Conference. Kevin Durant scored 35 points to lead Oklahoma City to a 97-85 win at the United Center on Monday.

     
  • Now with the Brewers, starting pitcher Matt Garza is at it again, taking shots at the Cubs’ front office.

    Cubs not likely to miss GarzaMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    On his fifth team in eight years, Matt Garza kept his streak alive of trashing his former clubs when he took a jab at Cubs ownership and Theo Epstein.

     
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has the ball stripped from him by Bulls guard D.J. Augustin during the first half of Monday’s game at the United Center.

    Durant happy for Augustin’s successMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kevin Durant might owe a small portion of his NBA success to D.J. Augustin. The two have been friends since they arrived at Texas as freshmen in 2006. Durant talked about the relationship before Monday's game against the Bulls.

     
  • Coach Joel Quenneville will pick up career win No. 700 on Tuesday night if the Blackhawks can get past the Flyers in Philadelphia.

    Blackhawks’ Quenneville one win from milestoneMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville can accumulate career win No. 700 on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Only Scotty Bowman and Al Arbour have won 700 or more games, and Quenneville has no illusions about possibly catching Bowman some day.

     
  • Blackhawks game dayMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Blackhawks at Philadelphia Flyers scouting report

     
  • Bulls’ Noah all about team, not MVP chantsMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    At least once a week, Joakim Noah talks about how much he loves playing at the United Center. But there is one habit of the fan base he could live without – MVP chants. They’ve been happening with regularity in recent weeks.

     
  • Blackhawks happy to get Hossa backMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Blackhawks will get a much-needed boost offensively Sunday when Marian Hossa returns from an upper-body injury to face the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center.

     
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