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  • 5 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago shootingsApr 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five people have been killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. Two teens were shot around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at an apartment on the city’s South Side. A 43-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley on the West Side earlier Saturday. And another man died after being shot following a car chase A fifth man was shot to death Friday night in the South Austin neighborhood.

     
  • Members of The Puppy Mill Project held their first protest Saturday in Kane County on Randall Road outside the Petland in Batavia. Organizers said they sought to raise awareness about the dangers of mass breeding and to educate consumers about adoption alternatives.

    Puppy mill protesters picket in BataviaApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Protesters from The Puppy Mill Project picketed along Randall Road in Batavia Saturday. Organizers said the effort was to help raise awareness and consumers about places like Petland and other stores that get their animals from USDA licensed breeders,which they consider to be puppy mills. The Petland owner said she visits each breeder to check on the care each puppy receives.

     
  • New festival to honor Studs TerkelApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    The University of Chicago plans a festival to honor late writer and broadcaster Studs Terkel. The new “Let’s Get Working” festival will be at the school’s Logan Center for the Arts from May 9 to 11.

     
  • Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikesApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles. The idea is to extend the amount of territory they can cover while allowing officers to maintain close interaction with residents.

     
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  • Blues know Hawks will be readyApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    You can’t blame the Blues if they’re taking absolutely nothing for granted despite being up 2-0 in their series with the Blackhawks. That’s because last year they were in the same exact situation against Los Angeles, and wound up losing the series.

     
  • Blues center David Backes lies on the ice after taking a hit from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in the third period Saturday. Backes was tended to by a trainer and left the ice under his own power.

    Hit might get Blackhawks’ Seabrook suspendedApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    In a game that featured a ton of big hits, none was bigger — or had bigger ramifications — than Brent Seabrook’s shoulder to the head of David Backes in the final minutes of regulation during the Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis.

     
  • The Blues’ Barret Jackman (5) is congratulated by teammates Adam Cracknell, right, and Roman Polak (46) after his game-winning goal against the Blackhawks during overtime in Game 2 on Saturday in St. Louis.

    Deja vu all over again for BlackhawksApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock was one prescient dude just hours before the Blackhawks and Blues met for the second time in about 36 hours. “I would say the order of the day would be chaos,” he predicted. “Just prepare to play in the chaos.” Boy oh boy did Hitchcock make the right call there, because as impossible as it was to imagine a hockey game being any more chaotic than Thursday’s three-overtime thriller, won 4-3 by the Blues, well, Saturday’s overtime win by the Blues, also by a 4-3 margin, absolutely topped it.

     
  • A.J. Pierzynski watches his sacrifice fly off a pitch by Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Donnie Veal, scoring David Ortiz, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Chicago. Pierzynski figures to have a bright future in the broadcast booth, but it will likely be on the national level.

    Broadcast news: Pierzynski has chance to be bestApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    If A.J. Pierzynski opts to go into broadcasting when his playing days are over, Ken "Hawk" Harrelson says the former White Sox catcher will be "the best analyst the game has ever seen." As for Pierzynski broadcasting Sox games, he's more likely to work on the national level.

     
  • Fans wearing Easter-related hats look to the field before a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

    Back spasms force Rizzo to come outApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Reds in the eighth inning because of back spasms. Rizzo said he's had the ailment in the past and that he hopes to be able to play Sunday.

     
  • Cubs right fielder Justin Ruggiano catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds’ Brayan Pena during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    Focused Cubs take Renteria’s message to heartApr 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    One day after Cubs manager Rick Renteria vented his spleen following a sloppy loss, his team went out Saturday and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Renteria was all smiles about the result and the approach.

     
  • Sydney Morton stars as Florence Ballard, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross and Ariana DeBose as Mary Wilson of The Supremes in the original 2013 Broadway cast of “Motown The Musical.” The show about Berry Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. The North American tour of “Motown The Musical” launches in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre from April 22 to July 13.

    How Chicago lured 'Motown The Musical' away from Motor CityApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Motown The Musical" launches its North American tour at Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a 12-week run starting Tuesday, April 22. The tour is notable for being eligible for the Illinois Live Theatre Production Tax Credit (part of the reason the show's producers chose Chicago versus other cities), while Chicago native and Broadway veteran Allison Semmes has been cast in the starring role of Diana Ross.

     
  • Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage licenseApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr says he issued the county's 1,000th same-sex marriage license in downtown Chicago on Friday to a gay couple from Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

     
  • Bond set for teen in shooting of 14-year-oldApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bond has been set at $950,000 for a Chicago teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old after the victim denied being a street gang member.

     
  • University officials say pension reform had costly typoApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Illinois’ public universities have worried for months that contentious state pension reforms will push many employees to retire early. But a small mistake, essentially a typo in the legislation, is providing even stronger incentive.

     
  • Former informant charged with wire fraudApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from South suburban Riverdale.

     
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  • Texas Rangers’ Alex Rios (51) slides into home ahead of the tag from Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 18, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 12-0. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY

    Paulino, Sox rocked by Rangers 12-0Apr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Felipe Paulino gave up six hits and a walk, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches in the first seven-run inning in the majors this season. There was barely any sign of help for the White Sox right-hander during his third-inning ordeal. Paulino allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in 3 2-3 innings, Martin Perez threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout and the Texas Rangers routed the White Sox 12-0 on Friday night.

     
  • Chicago Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio, right, strikes out swinging during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago, Friday, April 18, 2014. The Reds won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Cubs bats remain ice cold in 4-1 lossApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field. Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innngs and sent the Cubs to their fifth straight loss. Simon is in the rotation while Mat Latos recovers from elbow and knee injuries.

     
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