There are hiking gems to be found within three hours of Chicago that aren’t as urban as the North Branch River Trail or as crowded as Starved Rock State Park in Utica.
It’s still early in the rebuild process — and the 27-10 loss to the Packers was hardly unexpected. But how the Bears respond — on offense and defense — against a beatable Texans team will say a lot about a new coaching staff that is being counted on to maximize a modest NFL roster.
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Suburban hummingbirds, a surprise greenback walleye from the Kankakee system, a nugget on the Illinois pheasant forecast, and Illinois’ longest-lived Canada goose are among the notes from around Chicago and beyond.
The Wildcats couldn’t hold a fourth-quarter lead and lost on a field goal with 21 seconds left at Ryan Field.
The Sox put Robert on the 10-day IL after he tried to play through a sprained left wrist for the last six weeks.
A gunman opened the back door of a building and opened fire at a group inside, police said.
Mervis entered Saturday with 35 home runs this season, tied with teammate Alexander Canario for third-most in the minors this season.
Pyne threw three touchdown passes and Notre Dame finally clicked on offense in a 45-32 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
John Park, 18, was shot in the chest Saturday in the 5600 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police and the medical examiner’s office said.
A Guardians edge that has been unmistakable throughout the season is how hard they play for their manager.
The 26-year-old was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.
Miley exited the game in the bottom of the fifth inning.
A 29-year-old man was killed in a shooting Saturday in the 300 block of Center Avenue.
Melion ran 24 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-14 win over the Lions in Western Springs.
The 51-year-old was found unresponsive in his cell Friday night. Foul play is not suspected, officials said.
Long known as one of the league’s fastest skaters, Athanasiou has a golden opportunity to rejuvenate his career with the Hawks this season. But he’ll need to play in more than 28 games to do so.
Bench coach Miguel Cairo will continue to serve as acting manager for the rest of the season.
The jazz great died in Los Angeles early Saturday, his record label announced.
Four men were fatally shot in under three hours early Saturday, according to police.
Kahleah Copper is one of eight players making their World Cup debut, along with her Rutgers teammate, the Sky’s 2015 17th overall draft pick, Betnijah Laney, who plays for the New York Liberty.
They were in a parking lot in the 7100 block of North Clark Street when they were attacked, police said.
They were driving in the 1700 block of West 43rd Street when they were shot, police said.
The woman was driving in the 5300 block of South Lake Shore Drive when she was killed in a car crash, police said.
Kenard Milsap, 30, was in a backyard at a gathering in the 11800 block of South Hale Avenue when he was shot, police said.
The attack happened in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand.
He was found with a gunshot wound in the chest in the 2400 block of West Ogden Avenue, police said.
We also pitted the Texans’ Smith against Matt Eberflus — they’re battling on Sunday, after all — and forced respondents to choose between the three Bears coaches who came in between that pair. Oof.
National Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the contributions of those like the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Famer.
Lagerwey checks all the boxes current sporting director Georg Heitz doesn’t, but signing him could be difficult.
Of course the upcoming knee surgery for starting point guard Lonzo Ball carries significant weight on what this season may look like for the Bulls, but the future - immediate and beyond - starts and ends with Patrick Williams taking that leap to No. 4 overall pick status.