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  • Why you can’t call Cutler an elite quarterback Sep 19, 2014 5:18 AM
    While Jay Cutler had a very good game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, Mike North can’t rate him up there with the elite quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers.

     
  • Police: Daughter, boyfriend confess in Bali killing Sep 19, 2014 9:03 AM
    A Chicago man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the girlfriend has acknowledged helping him stuff the body into a suitcase, police said Friday. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, were arrested in Bali on Aug. 13, a day after the body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

     
  • Former city of Chicago official sentenced Sep 19, 2014 10:14 AM
    A one-time deputy chief of staff to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been sentenced to five years’ probation for a scheme in which he cashed checks made out to a charity, then pocketed part of the money.

     
  • Groundbreaking 'David Bowie Is' exhibit at Chicago's MCA shows him as consummate artist Sep 19, 2014 10:15 AM
    The biggest tour in the world of museum exhibits touches down in Chicago Tuesday for an extended stay. And it brings the energy and mass hysteria of David Bowie to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Yet somehow the groundbreaking exhibit “David Bowie Is” makes perfect sense for the MCA, spanning as it does photography, film, video, fashion, set design, preserved artifacts and, above all, the cult of the artist as a self-constructed commodity.

     
  • Teravainen looking to earn a roster spot with Hawks Sep 18, 2014 11:12 PM
    The Blackhawks are taking a wait-and-see approach with top prospect Teuvo Teravainen during this training camp. Teravainen, who recently turned 20, spent this summer in Chicago to train with Blackhawks strength coach Paul Goodman. Teravainen said during prospects’ camp his goal is to make the NHL roster, but general manager Stan Bowman said nothing is guaranteed.

     
  • Salary cap issue hovers as Hawks open camp Sep 18, 2014 11:12 PM
    With the first practices of training camp to begin Friday morning at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena, the Blackhawks know something must be done before the regular season starts Oct. 9 in Dallas. They are $2.2 million over the NHL’s salary cap, and a trade is the most likely solution.

     
  • No bad guys in Cubs-Cougars breakup Sep 18, 2014 8:05 PM
    Thursday was a sad day for the Kane County Cougars, who lost the Chicago Cubs as a parent club. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says it's easy to look for "bad guys" in this situation, but he points out that the Cougars were just fine before the Cubs got there and that they'll be just fine going forward.

     
  • Drug trafficker gets 35 years Sep 18, 2014 5:34 PM
    A purported leader of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for drug trafficking, with a federal judge also factoring into her sentence that the defendant likely murdered a Chicago police officer and a woman in 2008.

     
  • 2 women die from West Nile virus Sep 18, 2014 5:33 PM
    Two Chicago women with West Nile virus have died, becoming the state’s first deaths from the illness this year, health officials announced Thursday.

     
  • Bears’ rushing attack will face tough test vs. Jets Sep 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Bears' run game has been slowed to a jog through the first two weeks of the season, and it won't get any easier for the ground game MOnday night against a stout Jets defense.

     
  • Brandon Marshall goes after ESPN for pouring salt on old wounds Sep 18, 2014 8:47 PM
    Bears five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall vented for 40 minutes on Thursday, specifically about what he considered an unfair portrayal of him by ESPN, but he touched on several other topics as well.

     
  • Blackhawks open training camp with great expectations Sep 18, 2014 5:33 AM
    While the experts who make the betting lines see the Blackhawks as a virtual lock to make the playoffs this season, that doesn't mean there aren't some questions surrounding the Hawks as they prepare to open training camp this weekend at the University of Notre Dame before returning to Chicago.

     
  • Chicago police commander indicted Sep 18, 2014 5:43 PM
    A Chicago police commander accused of placing his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him was surrounded by supporters Thursday when he was officially indicted on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct.

     
  • Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots Sep 18, 2014 7:23 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s international airports, but he wouldn’t stand in the way of adding casinos if local communities support it.

     
  • Durbin vs. Oberweis debate set Sep 18, 2014 7:39 PM
    It's unclear if they'll wear costumes but one things for certain, the two candidates for U.S. Senate will clash Oct. 29 in Chicago. Incumbent Dick Durbin and rival Jim Oberweis will go head to head at a debate sponsored by WTTW and the City Club of Chicago.

     
  • Emanuel backs away from naming school after Obama Sep 18, 2014 5:40 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he has scuttled his plan to name a new high school after President Barack Obama. Emanuel, Obama’s former White House chief of staff, said in a statement that the decision to back away from naming the school after his former boss comes after listening to “questions and concerns from the community.”

     
  • Jeb Bush stumps for Rauner Sep 18, 2014 5:57 PM
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was expected to headline a Thursday luncheon fundraiser for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, who’s trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

     
  • Mike North video: $10 million Day for Fed Ex Cup winner Sep 17, 2014 10:59 AM
    Mike North would rather win the Fed Ex Cup and $10 million like golfer Billy Horshel did than the Masters with a payout of a little over $1.5 million.

     
  • Great Lakes mayors to meet in Chicago Sep 17, 2014 2:01 PM
    Mayors from municipalities around the Great Lakes are to meet in Chicago next week, officials said Wednesday, about a month after Lake Erie algae contaminated water in Ohio. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host the summit of Great Lakes mayors on Tuesday. Toxins left behind by Lake Erie algae fouled water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area last month, leaving some without clean tap water for two days. The summit will focus on protecting and preserving the Great Lakes, organizers said.

     
  • Quinn criticizes NFL owners with dig at Rauner Sep 17, 2014 7:05 PM
    The NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case cropped up in Illinois’ gubernatorial race Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn indirectly called on his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers — to condemn domestic violence.

     
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