Blackhawks fans anxious for playoff hockey: ‘We’re playing with house money’

Chicago Blackhawks fans Jim Moore (left) and Tony Vittal enjoy a drink Friday at WestEnd before the Blackhawks play the Edmonton Oilers. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Fans enjoy a little bit of normal as the Chicago Blackhawks advance in the NHL playoffs. It was like 2015 all over again. The Chicago Blackhawks vying for a chance […]

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Cubs’ series in St. Louis postponed after Cardinals player tests positive for COVID-19

Third base coach Will Venable and the rest of the Cubs are heading back to Chicago after the weekend series against the Cardinals was postponed. | Ed Zurga/Getty Images The Cubs returned home Friday. Their next scheduled game is Tuesday in Cleveland. What felt like an inevitable outcome for the Cubs earlier in the week […]

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Cardinals Game Is Postponed After Another Positive Virus Test

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals’ game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two […]

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Ald. Michael Scott Jr. tests positive for coronavirus — after attending event with Lightfoot

Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24th) speaks during a news conference about Chicago Public Schools’ plans for remote learning in the fall at City Hall Wednesday morning. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times A Lightfoot ally who chairs the City Council’s Education Committee, Scott appeared with the mayor at a City Hall news conference on Wednesday to discuss the […]

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Chicago Football Classic announces scholarship recipients

Two of the students who will receive scholarships and laptops from the Chicago Football Classic Scholarship Fund plan to attend Washington D.C.’s Howard University. | Getty Images The pandemic may have canceled the annual football game at Soldier Field, but through its “Winners Win” scholarship program, the Classic will still award scholarships and laptops to […]

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At the Virtual Table with Laura Washington and Lynn Sweet: 2020 preview of the upcoming Democratic and Republican conventions

Tune in on Facebook Live on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. Watch the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet and Laura Washington’s conversation about the upcoming 2020 Democratic and Republican conventions. Our newsmaker guests are Trump Campaign Advisor and former Trump 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski; Illinois for Trump campaign co-chair Rep. Darin LaHood; member of the Illinois […]

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Fran Spielman interviews Northwestern University Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Luke Figora

Northwestern University sign at Sheridan Rd. and Chicago Ave., Wednesday, June 10, 2020. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer Luke Figora to discuss what campus life will look like for Northwestern University students this fall. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

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Park Bait Update: The bait shop at Montrose Harbor on the Chicago lakefront reopens Friday

For weeks already, Park Bait has been ready to go at Montrose Harbor on the Chicago lakefront; it will finally reopen Friday, Aug. 7. | Dale Bowman Park Bait, the bait and tackle shop on the Chicago lakefront at Montrose Harbor since the 1930s, is set to reopen Friday, Aug. 7, after being closed since […]

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Money for the Postal Service? The Check’s in the Mail

Democrats fight to fund the Postal Service, as Chicago becomes the latest city to decide students shouldn’t return for in-person classes. It’s Thursday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Image Where things stand Democrats and Republicans continue to disagree over whether to […]

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Pritzker: ‘Highly experienced money launderers’ behind 120,000-plus fraudulent unemployment claims

Gov. J.B. Pritzker answers questions during a news conference in Heart of Chicago in July. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times file Pritzker said the program, created through the federal coronavirus relief package, left it up to each state to develop its own system: “As a result, there were massive holes for illegal fraudsters to steal federal dollars […]

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Chicago Public Schools Announce Remote Learning for First Quarter

new video loaded: Chicago Public Schools Announce Remote Learning for First Quarter transcript Back bars 0:00/1:03 –1:03 transcript Chicago Public Schools Announce Remote Learning for First Quarter Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Janice Jackson, the chief executive of Chicago Public Schools, announced on Wednesday that public school students would begin the academic year remotely. In a […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 6 States Enter Pact to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: After parents and teachers opposed a hybrid model, Chicago schools will reopen online only. America is testing more. But the results are too slow, a survey finds. Democrats and Republicans have agreed to work toward a deal on a relief package by the end of the week. The number […]

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Chicago Public Schools staying closed due to worsening COVID-19 conditions, Lightfoot says

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady speaks during a July press conference. On Wednesday, Arwady and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago Public Schools would go fully remote next month. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file photo The mayor said the decision to keep kids home had little to do with the Chicago Teachers Union’s […]

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FBG Duck: 5 Things To Know About Chicago Rapper Gunned Down In Drive-By Shooting

FBG Duck was reportedly shot in his hometown of Chicago on Aug. 4 before he rushed to a nearby hospital. Here are five things you should know about the rapper. FBG Duck, 26, whose real name is Carlton D. Weekly, was reportedly one of three people who were shot in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s […]

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Retired Black Chicago firefighters decry removal of Black Lives Matter banner

Retired Black Chicago firefighters rally outside Station 45 in Bronzeville on Tuesday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times CFD members assigned to Station 45 have been accused of taking down a Black Lives Matter banner while on duty. Retired firefighters say a history of racism in the department stretches back generations. A group of retired Black Chicago […]

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Puerto Rico joins 22 states on Chicago’s 14-day travel quarantine list

Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago Department of Public Health commissioner | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady on Tuesday urged Chicagoans to tighten their social circles. She said concerns about coronavirus have shifted to households and social gatherings, where people “trust each other and let their guard down.” Puerto Rico on Tuesday joined […]

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Man charged in shooting death of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Chicago police say a 39-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy By DON BABWIN Associated Press August 4, 2020, 3:38 PM 2 min read Authorities announced Tuesday that they have charged a man with first-degree murder in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally […]

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8 dead and at least 19 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings

Gun violence continues to plague Chicago, with eight people dead, including a 9-year-old boy, and at least 19 others wounded so far this weekend By The Associated Press August 2, 2020, 6:06 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — Gun violence continued to plague Chicago, with eight people killed, […]

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White Sox need to take care of business vs. Royals, Tigers

Adam Engel (15) of the Chicago White Sox and Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on July 31, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) | Getty “We should be winning these ballgames based on talent up and down the roster,” Dallas […]

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Hailey Bieber Rocks Crop Top & Shredded Daisy Dukes During Solo Outing In Chicago — See Pic

Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber made a pit stop in Chicago while on a road trip across the country! The model looked chic in a crop top and daisy dukes as she shopped in the Windy City. Hailey Baldwin, 23, is enjoying her time on the road with hubby Justin Bieber, 26! The loved-up couple […]

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Chicago homicides and shootings rise sharply in 2020

Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year By The Associated Press August 1, 2020, 4:39 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — Homicides and shootings have surged in Chicago during the first seven months of the year. From Jan. 1 through […]

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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo blasts MLB for lack of safety protocols for players | Get Up

Buster Olney and Max Teixeira react to Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo taking to social media to express his frustration with MLB’s lack of safety measures for players during rain delays. #GetUp #MLB ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on […]

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After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest

CHICAGO — First, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast were hit hardest as the coronavirus tore through the nation. Then it surged across the South. Now the virus is again picking up dangerous speed in much of the Midwest — and in cities from Mississippi to Florida to California that thought they had already seen […]

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Building on success: Things are looking up for the NWSL and the Challenge Cup runner-up Red Stars

HERRIMAN, UTAH – JULY 18: Kealia Watt #2 of Chicago Red Stars celebrates with her teammates after scoring a penalty kick against the OL Reign FC in the quarterfinal match of the NWSL Challenge Cup at Zions Bank Stadium on July 18, 2020 in Herriman, Utah. | Getty If this year had been typical in […]

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