Despite the team’s poor record, Connor Bedard’s popularity and the team’s ticket-sales strategies have kept fans coming to the United Center. The Hawks ranked fourth in the NHL with 18,836 fans per game and have a season-ticket renewal rate of 96% this spring.
That wafting aroma? It’s the sweet, sultry smell of glorious, inevitable victory. What, was that too much?
How fishing and access is handled at St. Johns County Ocean & Fishing Pier leads to considering the role of fishing in Chicago’s lakefront ambience.
From the opener at home against a rebuilding Titans team under a rookie head coach, Caleb Williams & Co. will have opportunities for early success. The toughest part of the schedule comes in the last eight games.
Why one handicapper is down on Texas A&M, but would take a flyer on Utah.
In this week’s Polling Place, we also asked about the White Sox and the Sky.
Nobody should buy what the Fire are saying until something concrete is done to change the team’s fortunes.
DeRozan might be as important for the Bulls off the court as he is on it. As the sides try to agree on an extension, DeRozan has to ask himself if he wants to stay a Bull.
A mallard nesting in Home Depot, new goslings and a warning on red swamp crayfish are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Loyd, the 2023 WNBA scoring leader who holds the league record for points in a season, enters her 10th year with the resurgent Storm as the face of the franchise.
Bolstering that depth is Hawks general manager Kyle Davidson’s biggest summer objective. He believes doing so will help the team in the short term without affecting any of his long-term plans.
Bet on it: Old-school odds on paper are headed to the trash bin, replaced by sportsbooks’ apps and kiosks.
The rookie wide receiver has plenty of confidence but also a healthy appreciation for playing with fellow rookie Caleb Williams, the No. 1 overall pick: “Coming in with a rookie quarterback allows us to grow together and learn this offense together. It’s a blessing.”
On top of everything else that sparks optimism at Halas Hall right now, Williams showed up to rookie minicamp well ahead of where most players in his position would be.
The Guardians have no business being 10 games over .500 and leading a surprisingly decent-looking American League Central, but here they are. Boy, the White Sox could learn a thing or two.
Trout Unlimited’s Trout In The Classroom teaches young students about fish and the aquatic environment, capped by a day trip to get all wet.
An Indiana record yellow perch, green herons at Rosehill cemetery and finding morel mushrooms set against a Christopher Morel home run, noted in the Sun-Times used as a time stamp, are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Another season of disappointment finally has executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas bagging “continuity” and looking to make bigger swings this summer. While trading Zach LaVine is priority number one, Vucevic is also expected to be shopped.
The Red Stars already have sold more than 16,000 tickets, with Wrigley expected to hold about 37,000 after necessary adjustments to turn it from a baseball field to a soccer pitch.
Signing Frank Nazar for the final three games of the season is the latest example of Hawks GM Kyle Davidson’s eagerness to use up entry-level contract years as quickly as possible. Lukas Reichel’s contract negotiations this summer offer an example of why it might be a clever strategy.
Bet on it: There’s no consensus, but keep an eye out for Forever Young and the favorite, Fierceness.