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  • ESPN’s Tirico at the top of his game Jul 22, 2014 5:18 AM
    There have been plenty of top sports TV announcers over the years, but Mike North thinks ESPN’s Mike Tirico just might have a corner on being one of the best ever.

  • Police: Oswego home invasion suspects could be going to Chicago Jul 22, 2014 7:48 AM
    Police believe four suspects in an early morning Oswego home invasion could be heading for Chicago, a report from says.

  • Chicago gets $10M in grants for at-risk youth Jul 22, 2014 9:06 AM
    Chicago efforts to foster education of at-risk children are getting $10 million in federal help. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the funding will aid more than 3,100 students during the next school year and help expand the “Becoming a Man” and Match programs.

  • Work together to end inner-city violence Jul 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Chicago letter to the editor: Black youth across this country are faced with a serious challenge that no one black president or mayor maybe able to fix. Violent crimes among black youth ages 17-29 in urban areas have been on the rise, and no one seems to have any real solutions. You hear the stories in the news every day, not to mention on social media, of children being killed while playing in front of their homes. One tragic loss after another, but will it ever end?

  • Chicago sets up affordable housing task force Jul 21, 2014 8:37 AM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in the city. In a news release, the mayor’s office says the task force will be made up of community leaders, several members of the City Council, developers and others.

  • Off-duty Chicago Police officer killed in crash Jul 21, 2014 8:38 AM
    An off-duty Chicago police officer has been killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city’s South Side. According to Chicago police, Tito M. Rodriguez was killed in the crash Sunday afternoon. He’d been an officer with the department since May 2013.

  • Emanuel fights sagging polls with fundraising juggernaut Jul 21, 2014 9:46 AM
    No one in Chicago is talking these days about Rahm Emanuel running for president. More than three years after President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff cruised into City Hall, they’re instead asking if the middle finger-flipping mayor and legendary political tactician just might fail to win re-election in the nation’s third-most populous city.

  • Emanuel holds meeting on Chicago violence Jul 21, 2014 4:22 PM
    Three days after a bullet fired on the a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered law enforcement officials, educators and others on Monday to talk about violence in the city.

  • New CEO named for U of I hospital Jul 21, 2014 4:27 PM
    A senior adviser to University of Illinois President Robert Easter has been named CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital. Avijit Ghosh has been appointed to the job pending approval Thursday from university trustees.

  • Rauner keeps up push for term limits Jul 21, 2014 6:22 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner kept up his drumbeat for Illinois term limits, saying Monday that “voters deserve a voice” on the issue and that the effort to put a measure on the November ballot isn’t over despite recent court decisions and a tight timeline.

  • Bourbonnais prepares to feed hungry Bears and fans Jul 21, 2014 11:50 AM
    You might not think local businesses would be happy about the prospect of hulking Bears roaming town, but when those bears are the kind that wear helmets and play at Soldier Field it is a different story. In Bourbonnais, as the Chicago Bears are getting ready to start training camp, restaurants are particularly excited about seeing all those hungry players and the hungry fans that come down to watch them prepare for the season.

  • Special challenges ahead for Bears special teams Jul 21, 2014 7:54 PM
    The turnover in personnel on Bears special teams will create more than the ususal amount of questions in that phase of the game as Marc Trestman's team reports Wednesday to Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais for the start of training camp (first practice on Friday). Bob LeGere answers the key questions facings the special teams unit.

  • Barrington mortgage pro helps Hispanic families Jul 21, 2014 4:50 AM
    Kukec's People features Eduardo Paras of Barrington, who helps Hispanic families obtain mortgages to buy homes.

  • Off-duty police officer killed in crash Jul 20, 2014 6:15 PM
    The Illinois State Police says an off-duty Chicago police officer has been killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city’s South Side.

  • No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl Jul 20, 2014 11:06 PM
    The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet fired into her friend’s home during a slumber party didn’t allow the girl or her twin brother to play outside because she was so afraid of Chicago’s street violence, the girl’s great-grandmother said Sunday. A police spokeswoman, Janel Sedevic, said Sunday afternoon that nobody has been arrested in Friday’s shooting.

  • Sunday picks: Monty Python, silly walks not included Jul 20, 2014 5:00 AM
    If you couldn't get a ticket to see the London farewell shows of “Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go,” then catch the famed British comedy troupe via movie theater screenings of the sold-out event on Sunday at select participating movie theaters. Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • Lindstrom could be back in bullpen soon Jul 20, 2014 8:09 PM
    Out since May 20 with an ankle injury, White Sox reliever Matt Lindstrom is very encouraged after throwing 30 pitches in the bullpen on Saturday. Lindstrom says he's close to going on a minor-league rehab assignment.

  • White Sox again show their bad side Jul 20, 2014 8:08 PM
    Looking for a very rare three-game sweep, the White Sox came up short yet again on Sunday as starting pitcher John Danks and reliever Daniel Webb were torched in an 11-7 loss to the Astros.

  • Some uniform advice for Brewers, Padres from Len Kasper Jul 20, 2014 11:12 PM
    Len Kasper freely admits he is a sports uniform and logo nut. And he says he has thoroughly enjoyed this season’s decade-to-decade journey of the Cubs’ outfits as part of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday celebration, particularly the Gabby Hartnett-era uniform. He shares some of his sartorial opinions regarding other teams, including the Brewers, Royals, Blue Jays and Padres.

  • Some help for questions that need answers Jul 20, 2014 10:26 PM
    Here are a couple of questions White Sox fans wish they had the answers for right now. Instead, the uncertainty is causing acid reflux because of the anxiety. Chris Rongey will try to help.

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