United Center

Graduates marched out of the United Center and held a ceremony outside for students killed in Gaza, saying the university was complicit in the war. Counterprotesters called those statements antisemitic.
Federal and local officials have repeatedly said they are ready for what could be one of the biggest events to hit Chicago in decades. It’s been described by one Chicago police official as bigger than the 2012 NATO Summit and 1996 Democratic National Convention.
In Chicago, the Democratic National Committee leaders will pick the members of the party’s platform, rules and credentials committees at the last party meeting before the August convention to renominate President Joe Biden.
“This is what the community really asked for,” Ald. Walter Burnett said of improvements coming to Touhy-Herbert Park.
As the White Sox and Bulls owner seeks $1 billion in state funding for a new South Loop ballpark, he’s spending big to gobble up lots around the Bulls’ home, records show.
The event is at 9 p.m. Thursday, two hours before their new album, “Vultures, Volume 1,” is released under their duo stage name, ¥$.
About 15,000 members of the media are expected at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Aug. 19-22.
Frustrated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ decision to notify alderpeople by email about events instead of seeking their approval, Vice Mayor Walter Burnett (27th) has threatened to block the Windy City Smoke-Out summer festival that showcases country music and barbecue in the parking lots surrounding the United Center.
Rocky’s Bar, named for the late Blackhawks owner, will offer new food and drinks to fans in December.
DNC interim executive director Kaitlin Fahey said involvement of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, a focal point in Chicago’s bid to land the convention, will continue to be a priority.
On Tuesday, state Democratic Party chairs get briefings on the 2024 convention and check out the hotels assigned to their delegations. Top donors are in the city Wednesday-Friday and will hear from the vice president.
Durk was nearing the end of his set when concertgoers began running for exits amid unconfirmed reports of shots fired, according to videos posted to social media.
The boy and woman were standing in the courtyard of a residence in the 2300 block of West Van Buren Street when they were shot, police said.
They were standing near a sidewalk in the United Center neighborhood when they were struck by gunfire, police said.
The shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of West Washington Boulevard.
He was found in the 2500 block of West Adams Street, police said.
Darrion Williams, nicknamed “Cheese,” was a sophomore at Crane Medical Prep High School on the Near West Side, where he was already a key contributor on the varsity basketball and football teams.
Fans reacting to Patrick Kane’s trade to the Rangers wrote chalk tributes to the longtime Blackhawk on a giant number 88 outside the United Center on Thursday.
The venture needs approval from the Illinois Gaming Board. Plans include a two-story venue adjacent to the arena’s atrium.