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Blackhawks to begin settlement talks with lawyer representing Brad Aldrich sexual assault victims next week

Despite filing Tuesday new supports to their motions to dismiss two lawsuits, the Blackhawks seemingly intend to follow through on CEO Danny Wirtz’s call for a "fair resolution."

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Blackhawks sexual-assault scandal: Stan Bowman parts ways with team

Major organizational changes are coming to the Hawks as part of the fallout from the team’s mishandling of 2010 sexual-assault allegations.

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In praise of northern pike: Finding the place of one of Illinois’ top predators, plus Stray Cast

Trying to put northern pike in its place as a top predator in Illinois, one that has a growing presence on the Chicago lakefront; plus the Stray Cast.

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Braves top Astros 6-2 to win Game 1 of World Series

Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a Series with a home run, Adam Duvall added a two-run shot and the Braves overcame the loss of starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg to capture the opener of the Fall Classic.

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Blackhawks add Jonathan Toews, Henrik Borgstrom to growing COVID list

The Hawks now have five players, including Toews and Patrick Kane, and three assistant coaches on the list.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Crappie bite builds, wait is on for perch, fall is trophy time

With fall finally setting in, trophy time is here, the crappie bite is picking up and anglers are antsy for perch bite on southern Lake Michigan to start. Those threads lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Civic Federation president urges Lightfoot to pull out all stops to keep Bears in Chicago

As the head of Chicago’s foremost taxpayer watchdog group, Laurence Msall might be expected to urge fiscal caution. But Msall said losing the Bears would be a blow the city should try hard to avoid.

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Padres interview former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen for managerial job: report

Guillen started his professional playing career as a Padres minor-leaguer in 1981.

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Bears safety Eddie Jackson seeks balance between ball-hawking, being dependable

Jackson has missed five tackles this season, but it’s partly because he’s trying to make the plays that made him one of the NFL’s best and richest safeties.

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Siafa Lewis leaving NBC 5 Chicago; Leila Rahimi joining station part-time

Lewis, the lead sports anchor, is returning to his TV roots in Philadelphia, where he’ll be a news anchor at the CBS affiliate.

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Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual-assault cover-up

The two most powerful people in the Hawks’ hockey operations are gone after an investigation proved they helped cover up former video coach Bradley Aldrich’s 2010 sexual assault.

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Sky’s Diamond DeShields debuts on ‘The Bachelorette’ Tuesday night

DeShields and Dearica Hamby of the Las Vegas Aces take a number of the 30 men vying for Bachelorette contestant Michelle Young’s heart on a basketball date that includes a game of pickup and a "shoot your shot" challenge.

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Bears LT Jason Peters says help on way with Larry Borom, Teven Jenkins returning

The Bears could use reinforcements on the offensive line, and Peters thinks two tackles will be back soon.

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Class shifting: A look at the new high school basketball playoff landscape

There is plenty to look forward to — even if it is still five months away. And that includes several programs making moves and changing classes.

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Previewing and predicting the Class 6A state playoffs

Can anyone beat East St. Louis?

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Great problem for Bulls: DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine as closer?

LaVine can do more from a scoring standpoint, but DeRozan has a more accomplished history and better numbers the last few seasons. Either way, it’s a great problem for coach Billy Donovan to have.

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World Series will be a father-and-son story for the Snitkers

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker will be in the dugout opposite his son, Houston Astros co-hitting coach Troy Snitker.

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Illinois loses QB Artur Sitkowski for the season with broken arm

Coach Bret Bielema announced Monday that Sitkowski would have surgery on his arm Wednesday and have another operation in two to four weeks to correct a chronic problem in his right shoulder.

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That’s not a trout! 10-year-old angler catches really big carp as he fishes Illinois’ fall trout season

Wyatt Sargent, 10, caught a really big carp while trout fishing at Silver Springs SFWA.

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The true cost of COVID-19

More than merely affecting our sports, the virus has deepened the political divide in our country.

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DeMar DeRozan prevents late-game meltdown, keeps Bulls unbeaten at 4-0

Thanks to DeRozan’s 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Bulls’ 20-point, third-quarter lead wasn’t completely squandered. He finished with 26 points against his former team.

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Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan makes another emotional return ‘home’

The former USC standout was drafted by the Raptors and raised by the organization. And even though he has played in Toronto since being traded, it remains an emotional return.

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Bears film study: Closer look at QB Justin Fields’ 5 turnovers vs. Buccaneers

Fields showed he still has a long way to go, but not all five turnovers were his fault — especially when a coach rushed him into a play that ended in an interception.

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Legendary Marshall basketball coach Dorothy Gaters steps down

Dorothy Gaters, the winningest high school basketball coach in Illinois history, has stepped down after a 45-year career at Marshall that featured more than 1,100 wins, 10 girls state titles and 24 state trophies.

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Jed Hoyer adds to Cubs’ front office, hires Ehsan Bokhari as assistant GM

Bokhari, 38, graduated with a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Illinois.

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Blackhawks hope to transfer special-teams lessons to fix even-strength woes

With their 10th-ranked power play and fourth-ranked penalty kill surprisingly clicking, the still-winless Hawks want to apply what’s working there to all situations.

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Bears DL Bilal Nichols won’t be suspended for punch

He figures to play Sunday against the 49ers.

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Matt Nagy’s belief getting hard to believe

The cherished culture that has been Nagy’s anchor might be a detriment at this point. It has devolved into psycho-babble that Bears fans aren’t buying — because it’s not paying off in enough points or wins.

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Matt Forte: Bears ‘so unprepared and out-coached, it was embarrassing’

Forte, who ran for 8,602 yards for the Bears from 2008 to 2015, sent a series of tweets saying he had a "theory" about a "pattern" he found with the Bears dating to his playing days.

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Previewing and predicting the Class 7A state football playoffs

The bracket is lopsided, which could provide some excellent early games.

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Matt Nagy tests positive for COVID-19

He announced the diagnosis on a Zoom call Monday morning. He will not be allowed inside Halas Hall until he can pass two tests within 48 hours. Nagy received the call Monday morning from head trainer Andre Tucker.

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Cardinals will promote bench coach Oliver Marmol to replace fired manager Mike Shildt

The Cardinals dismissed Shildt, the 2019 National League manager of the year, over organizational differences on Oct. 14.

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Halas Intrigue Episode 190: Well, that was ugly

Have the Bears ever had such a terrible loss under Matt Nagy?