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  • McBride scores 16 as Stars beat Sky 92-74 Jul 30, 2014 12:05 AM
    Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the San Antonio Stars rolled to a 92-74 victory over the Sky on Tuesday night. Danielle Adams had 14 points, Sophia Young-Malcolm added 12 and Shenise Johnson 11 for San Antonio (13-14). Jia Perkins scored 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in her first game in a month.

     
  • Mike North video: Should Rose skip playing for U.S. basketball team Jul 30, 2014 9:57 AM
    So many NBA players who are worried about getting hurt are sitting out of playing for team USA, Mike North wonders if Derrick Rose should too.

     
  • 3 men rescued after capsizing in Lake Michigan Jul 30, 2014 8:55 AM
    Chicago fire authorities say three men have been rescued after their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan. A fire department spokesman tells the Chicago Sun-Times two 63-year-old men and a 50-year-old man were bound for Monroe Harbor on Tuesday night. A 46 mph gust capsized the 19-foot sailboat around 8 p.m.

     
  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police Jul 30, 2014 8:55 AM
    llinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire.The Christian County Coroner says 25-year-old Josh Edwards of Pana was killed Tuesday morning at a home just west of the city.

     
  • Chicago teen charged as adult in shooting of 16-year-old Jul 30, 2014 8:55 AM
    A Chicago teenager charged as an adult has been ordered held without bond in the fatal shooting last month of another teen who was watching television at home.A Cook County judge on Tuesday called 15-year-old Rasaan Price “a danger to society” after prosecutors explained how he allegedly fired a shot through a bedroom window, killing 16-year-old Darren Foggey. Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Rogers said Foggey was with friends watching television in his bedroom on June 23, when Price allegedly fired a shot through the first-floor window.

     
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago Jul 30, 2014 8:54 AM
    Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.“We are very into the idea of being an international music event,” Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a recent interview. “But I would have to acknowledge that if it were not for Chicago, that beautiful showroom, I don’t think we would be in the position we’re in now.”

     
  • Cubs catcher/pitcher gets beer shower after longest game Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM
    “I got beer, chocolate milk, I got hair gel, I got shampoo, I got body wash and I got some more beer,” Cubs backup catcher and winning pitcher John Baker said after Tuesday night's 16 inning marathon win over the Colorado Rockies. “Best shower I've ever taken.” It's the longest game by time in Cubs history.

     
  • Towns pursue O’Hare noise ballot questions Jul 30, 2014 4:59 PM
    Several towns near O’Hare International Airport want to send a loud and clear message about their concerns with noise caused by flight pattern changes. The communities, including Bensenville, Itasca and Wood Dale, are acting to place advisory questions on the Nov. 4 ballot about the level of noise at O’Hare.

     
  • Quinn: State will ‘prevail’ in Shakman lawsuit Jul 30, 2014 5:48 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Department of Transportation.

     
  • Chicago mayor proposes $13 minimum wage Jul 30, 2014 5:57 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced an ordinance that would gradually increase the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour. The proposal would increase the current $8.25 minimum wage by 45 percent over the next four years.

     
  • Who's played longer than Cubs record game? (Hint: Look south) Jul 30, 2014 10:57 AM
    Ever feel like you've been to a game that just won't end? That's what it felt like last night for Cubs fans, who sat through 6 hours and 27 minutes at the Cubs battled the Rockies in 16 innings until 1:27 a.m. But that's not the longest game in Chicago history. See who else has kept fans up late at night.

     
  • The Hall of Fame hit a home run this year Jul 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Mike North knows the 2014 Cooperstown inductees wouldn’t be left off too many baseball rosters.

     
  • No bond for 2 Chicago men accused of shooting boy Jul 29, 2014 10:02 AM
    A judge has ordered two Chicago men held without bond Monday on charges connected to the shooting of a 3-year-old boy hit in the abdomen and hip. The two men — 19-year-old Alger Sanchez and 22-year-old Anton Aseves — face two counts each of attempted first-degree murder. They also have been charged with one count each of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm.

     
  • Congressman wants to end CHA “supervouchers” Jul 29, 2014 10:02 AM
    Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city’s poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.Schock says CHA “supervouchers” allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in rent assistance that puts them in “some of the nicest luxury units.”

     
  • Chicago cop wins discrimination suit Jul 29, 2014 10:02 AM
    A federal jury has awarded a Chicago police officer more than $500,000 in a discrimination lawsuit against a former supervising officer.The Chicago Sun-Times reports Officer Detlef Sommerfield sued the city and his former boss, Sgt. Lawrence Knasiak, in 2008 for taunting him with anti-Semitic and racist remarks. He was awarded $540,000 in the suit Monday.

     
  • $1.2 million may go to family of athlete shot by cop Jul 29, 2014 6:31 PM
    Chicago could pay $1.2 million to the family of a high school athlete who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer. The city council’s finance committee on Tuesday approved the settlement in the 2009 shooting of 17-year-old Corey Harris. The entire city council will vote Wednesday.

     
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban Jul 29, 2014 5:44 PM
    Illinois regulators issued a reminder to health insurers that it is illegal to deny coverage to someone because they are transgender, drawing praise from the gay rights community. The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new and amended policy filings should comply with provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Mental Health Parity Act — which prohibit discrimination against transgender people because of general identity or health conditions.

     
  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime Jul 29, 2014 5:35 PM
    Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has dropped significantly.

     
  • Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October Jul 29, 2014 5:39 PM
    A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect the Chicago Democrat.

     
  • Chicago committee OKs naming plaza for Byrne Jul 29, 2014 6:50 PM
    A Chicago City Council committee has advanced a plan to name a plaza next to a downtown landmark in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne. Byrne held office from 1979 to 1983. She was the city’s first and only female mayor.

     
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