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  • Bob Love, Luvabulls at new Dunkin’ DonutsMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Bulls Ambassador Bob Love, Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls will meet and greet guests from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the grand opening of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2089 Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates. Mayor William McLeod and members of the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce will join the group for a ribbon-cutting at noon. Travel mugs will be given away to the first 100 guests.

  • Schaumburg Boomers looking for host familiesMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team is searching for Northwest suburban families to become part of the club’s host family program, housing a player for the summer and getting free season tickets along with other great perks.

  • Boomers’ annual Easter egg hunt April 19Mar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team and mascot Coop are inviting families to come on out to the ballpark for the third annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. The first egg hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9:30 a.m.

  • Months after winning the Frontier League title in just their second season, the Schaumburg Boomers are renewing efforts to sell naming rights for their ballpark, now known Boomers Stadium. The stadium was called Alexian Field when it hosted the now defunct Schaumburg Flyers.

    Boomers looking to sell stadium naming rights Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Striking while the iron is hot, the Frontier League-champion Schaumburg Boomers baseball team is renewing efforts to sell the naming rights for its stadium — once known as Alexian Field when it hosted the Schaumburg Flyers. “We’re pretty confident and happy with the position that we’re in,” Boomers President/General Manager Andy Viano said. “There’s a brand somewhere that says we need to make a big splash in Chicago.”

  • Boomers eighth fastest-growing baseball team Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team won not only the 2013 Frontier League championship and Organization of the Year award but also the distinction of being one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Teams in professional baseball, according to research compiled by David Kronheim on numbertamer.com. Averaging 3,005 fans per game in 2013, the Boomers saw a 17.1 percent increase in total attendence from 2012 and a 19.6 percent gain in per-game figures.

  •  After struggling with financial difficulties, the Chicago Slaughter have canceled their upcoming 2014 season, triggering Sears Centre management in Hoffman Estates to begin searching for a new team that would be ready to play in 2015.

    Chicago Slaughter cancels season at Sears Centre Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Slaughter indoor football team has canceled its scheduled 2014 season at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, potentially leaving the door open for a completely new franchise to operate there in 2015. And with the simultaneous resting of the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, this winter is likely to be the first season since 2001 without any arena football in the Chicago-area market, Sears Centre General Manager Ben Gibbs said.

  • Hoffman Estates Redhawks advance in Orlando Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Redhawks will move on to the second round of the Pop Warner Junior Midget Division playoffs Tuesday after shutting out the Loveland Titans of Colorado 28-0 Saturday afternoon in Orlando. The Redhawks will take on the Northeast Pride of Arizona in Tuesday's game beginning at 12:15 p.m.

  • Boomers launch ‘12 Days of Giveways’ Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Beginning Dec. 12, the Schaumburg Boomers will announce a daily "mission" for your chance to win a unusual prize in its “12 Days of Giveaways.” These include such opportunities as lunch with the 2013 Frontier League Championship Trophy, having the Boomers grounds crew mow your lawn, marching with Coop in a Fourth of July parade, participating in batting practice before a 2014 game and having an autographed game-used base from the stadium.

  • Boomers host free milk and cookies Dec. 20 Dec 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Frontier League champion Schaumburg Boomers will hold their third annual free milk and cookies event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Attendees will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus and team mascot Coop, enjoy some free milk and cookies, and help put the finishing touches on the Boomers Christmas tree.

  • Schaumburg Boomers seeking on-field emcee Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers professional baseball team is seeking a fun, outgoing and energetic individual to serve as on-field emcee during the 2014 season. The club is soliciting 60-second YouTube video auditions from applicants. Interested parties who are able to commit to all 51 home games in 2014, comfortable interacting with fans and quickly adaptable to changes should submit their videos to Mike Kline at mkline@boomersbaseball.com.

  •  Michal Handzus celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks won the title in June.

    Handzus is one tough Blackhawk, and it’s appreciated Oct 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    All the Blackhawks' Michal Handzus did in the Stanley Cup Final against Boston in June was play with a broken left wrist and torn MCL in his knee. But Handzus wouldn’t have missed it since he had never been that far in his postseason career. “Honestly, I don’t think it was that bad,” he said.

  • Boomers voted league’s Organization of the Year Sep 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers, playoff bound in just their second season, were voted the 2013 Frontier League Organization of the Year, it was announced Tuesday. “For the Boomers, being named Organization of the Year is about as good as it gets, and we’re extremely humbled to be recognized this way by the 13 other outstanding teams in the Frontier League,” Boomers President and General Manager Andy Viano said.

  •  The Cubs have much invested in shortstop Starlin Castro, who was benched by manager Dale Sveum on Saturday after another mental lapse on defense.

    Castro benched, so what’s next for Cubs shortstop? Aug 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum made a bold move Saturday, yanking shortstop Starlin Castro in the fifth inning for a mental error. The Cubs lost the game 4-0 to the Cardinals, and Castro accepted responsbility for the lack of attentiveness.

  • Boomers to honor Coach Q’s mustache Jun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers want to help fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks’ second Stanley Cup of in past four seasons with a giveaway of 1,000 facsimiles of Coach Joel Quenneville’s bushy white mustache. The promotion will be at the Boomers’ game against the Southern Illinois Miners at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.

  • Schaumburg Boomers honor local teachers May 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Schaumburg Boomers have offered free Opening Weekend tickets to all Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 teachers, staff and families for Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19.

  •  Cubs manager Dale Sveum is looking for his team to compete at a higher level this season.

    Sveum’s steady hand guides way for Cubs Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Dale Sveum is entering his second year as manager of the Cubs. Sveum steadily guided the Cubs through a disastrous 61-101 last year, but it's easy to see why team president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer hired him: He speaks their language.

  •  “Coop,” the Schaumburg Boomers’ mascot, at his introduction last April. The Boomers will audition candidates to fill Coop’s suit March 16.

    Are you chicken? This job’s for you! Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you don't chicken out, you could win a new job being the center of attention before adoring crowds of thousands this summer. The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team will seek to fill the role of its fan-friendly mascot — a giant male prairie chicken — at an audition at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

  • Boomers announce early season promos Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    How better to endure the bitterly cold weather that's at last arrived this winter than to dream of the warm, sunny baseball season ahead? The Schaumburg Boomers have just announced their promo and giveaway scheduled for the first half of their sophomore season.

  •  The Chicago Bliss football team, which wore lingerie during its first two seasons at the Sears Centre, is returning to the Hoffman Estates arena this spring with a different style of uniform. The team will play home games April 19 and May 10.

    Chicago Bliss, former lingerie football team, returning to Sears Centre Jan 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    After a two-year absence, the Chicago Bliss women’s football team - which previously played in lingerie - will be returning to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates for two home games this spring. Tickets have already gone on sale for 9 p.m. games on Friday, April 19 and Friday, May 10.

  • Schaumburg Boomers seeking host families Jan 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Boomers baseball team is searching for residents of the Northwest suburbs to become part of the club's Host Family Program, housing a player for the summer and getting free season tickets along with other perks. Families are asked to provide a separate, private bedroom and bathroom for their hosted player; everything else is up to the players themselves.

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