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  • 3 charged in shooting death outside Chicago club Aug 25, 2014 5:06 PM
    Chicago police announced Monday that 19-year-old Deandre Hughes and 23-year-old Bianca Young face first-degree murder charges in the Aug. 3 death of 31-year-old Martrell Ross. An unidentified juvenile has been charged with murder as well.

  • Biden stumps for Quinn, higher wages Aug 25, 2014 5:26 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago to make a push for the minimum wage and fundraise for Gov. Pat Quinn. Biden participated Monday in a discussion with business owners, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Quinn about raising wages.

  • Biden, Christie campaign in Illinois governor’s race Aug 25, 2014 6:54 PM
    The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumping for the Chicago Democrat’s challenger, Republican Bruce Rauner.

  • Former Marine aims to make suburbs safe for all sexual orientations Aug 25, 2014 11:01 AM
    College of DuPage student Brad Setter, a Marine who came out at the end of the don't ask, don't tell era, next month will run in the AIDS Run and Walk Chicago, something he does ever year. Participating has "given me the chance to give back to the community," Setter said. "It provides crucial health and wellness services to thousands of men, women and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, the vast majority of whom live at or below the federal poverty line."

  • Chocolate drink turns into a sweet racing business for Buffalo Grove company Aug 25, 2014 5:09 AM
    Kukec's People features Steve Ginsburg of Deerfield, who owns and operates Buffalo Grove-based RAM Racing and founded the Hot Chocolate Race.

  • Mike North video: Little League World Series Aug 25, 2014 10:52 AM
    Mike North is wondering with all the money made by the Little League World Series, why couldn’t they have paid for all the parents of South Korea and Jackie Robinson West of Chicago to attend.

  • Cubs’ Rondon gaining attention with every save Aug 25, 2014 7:16 PM
    Amid the hype and hoopla over Javier Baez's arrival and the anticipation of more prospects arriving, one under-the-radar player has been relief pitcher Hector Rondon, who has stepped up and run with the job as Cubs closer. “Yeah, I’m really happy for getting 20 saves,” Rondon said. “I’ve not experienced being in that position. I say thanks to the organization and to the manager giving me an opportunity.”

  • Jackie Robinson West team returns to city Aug 25, 2014 6:58 PM
    Chicago’s champion Little League team was welcomed home with fire trucks soaking their plane with water and the cheers of hundreds gathered at an airport gate. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars captivated the city over a month as they battled to capture the U.S. Little League World Series. Their stock remained high despite failing to win the world championship.

  • Clausen puts in the work, wins the job Aug 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    Quarterback Jimmy Clausen hasn't played in a regular-season NFL game since the 2010 season, and he didn't sign with the Bears until June. So he had a lot of catching up to do to learn the playbook, but the 26-year-old has outperformed Jordan Palmer to win the No. 2 job behind Jay Cutler.

  • Trestman just felt Clausen better choice Aug 25, 2014 10:56 PM
    Veteran quarterback Jordan Palmer's preseason passing numbers were solid, but he still lost out to Jimmy Clausen in the numbers game.

  • Rozner: Bears' feet firmly back on ground Aug 26, 2014 2:20 PM
    Marc Trestman preaches humility, and the Bears should be all sorts of humble after last week's beating at the hands of the champs. “We have to keep it all in perspective. I think our team does. We're humble enough to know we have work to do,” Trestman said. “What we saw out there (in Seattle) is correctable, but we have to clean up our football in all three phases.”

  • Jackie Robinson West loses 8-4 to South Korea in Little League World Series Aug 24, 2014 9:39 PM
    Jackie Robinson West lived up to its never-say-die credo — continually winning when a loss would have ended its journey through the tournament — by opening the sixth on singles by Jones and Hondras. In the last inning, Darion Radcliff came through with a two-run single and Joshua Houston — the pitching and hitting hero of the U.S. final win a day earlier — also had a single to bring the Chicago fans to their feet.

  • Even in loss, Chicago celebrates Little Leaguers Aug 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn’t a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks. The buzz in the nation’s third-largest city was for a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago’s South Side who took on South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game.

  • Go figure: Fire misses out on Jermaine Jones Aug 24, 2014 11:24 PM
    The Chicago Fire is feeling today a little like the efficient, hard-working employee who winds up on the unemployment line anyway.

  • Spiegel: Beckham another story of how cruel game can be Aug 24, 2014 8:00 AM
    Matt Spiegel on baseball: Now that Gordon Beckham is gone from the White Sox after being traded to the Angels, we wonder why he never learned to be a big-league hitter.

  • Sunday picks: Meet a few dames to die for Aug 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 in Rosemont. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

  • Rongey: Bad month aside, White Sox on right track Aug 24, 2014 11:29 PM
    Despite a rough August, Chris Rongey says the White Sox are still on the right path.

  • Rain turns attention to Little League World Series Aug 23, 2014 11:01 PM
    Some of the best baseball viewing Saturday around Wrigley Field came on TVs around the park. During a lengthy rain delay, fans were able to watch Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team win the national championship.

  • Renteria goes by what he sees, likes results Aug 23, 2014 11:03 PM
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria made a couple of surprise choices, Saturday, and they paid off in a 7-2 victory over the Orioles at Wrigley Field in game delayed more than three hours by rain. Outfielder Chris Coghlan and reliever Justin Grimm may not have been conventional choices, but they got their jobs done.

  • Chicago Little League team advances to title game Aug 24, 2014 11:30 AM
    Joshua Houston survived a rocky start to pitch five innings and also brought in the tying run with a line single in the fifth to lead Chicago past Las Vegas 7-5 on Saturday in the U.S. final at the Little League World Series. The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advanced to meet South Korea in today’s championship game.

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