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  • Video: Hub Arkush and Nate Atkins on Chicago Bears roster construction

    Chicago Football's Hub Arkush and Nate Atkins take a look at potential free agent and draft pick roster fillers for the Chicago Bears.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Lawyer says Ernie Banks worth $16,000, judge demands details

    CHICAGO – A probate judge requested details about Ernie Banks' assets after an attorney for his former caregiver said the Hall of Famer had just $16,0 ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • NIU men's basketball: Armstead brothers reunited as Huskies teammates

    In the days after the 2011 state championship, the Armstead brothers thought it was over.After a lif ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Jose Abreu faces greater expectations in 2nd Chicago White Sox season

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Now that he has established himself as a big league star, Jose Abreu faces greater expectations.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Jon Lester ready to help Chicago Cubs take step toward a winning culture

    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester has been through this before.He knows all about a desperate fans base going ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Girls basketball: Poor shooting dooms Sycamore in sectional semifinal loss

    HAMPSHIRE – For the second year in a row, the Sycamore girls basketball team's season ended in the sectional semifinals.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • NIU men can't overcome first half struggles in loss to Eastern Michigan

    DEKALB – With the Northern Illinois men's basketball team trailing by four midway through the first half, Eastern Michigan distanced itself from the H ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • WRESTLING: Malone takes third, Kaneland duo also medal

    As he looked out and saw his family after celebrating taking third in the Class 2A State Wrestling Championship in Champaign, that's when it hit Chris ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Leman wins state title in vault, second in floor exercise

    PALATINE – DeKalb sophomore Aleah Leman anxiously paced back and forth, fighting nerves before her final event at the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • NIU Roundup: Softball notches two wins, Day breaks own track record

    SOFTBALLNIU completes dramatic two wins, loses finale: Caitlyn Warren hit a walk-off RBI single to l ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Sycamore crushes IMSA, 70-36

    SYCAMORE — In its nonconference contest of the regular season, the Sycamore boys basketball team turned up the pressure early and the Illinois Math an ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • NIU women fall at buzzer to Ball State, lose fourth straight

    DEKALB – For the briefest of moments, it looked like the Northern Illinois women's basketball team pulled off a miracle.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • SWIMMING: DeKalb co-op second at region, qualify in five events

    ST. CHARLES – Three pool records were broken at Saturday’s IHSA boys swimming sectional at St. Charles East. Another standard, St. Charles schools’ do ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • GIRLS BOWLING: Drake takes 55th at state

    Kelly Drake moved up eight spots on Saturday during the final six rounds of the IHSA Girls Bowling State Championship in Rockford.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Gymnastics: Leman lone Barb to make final day

    PALATINE – On one hand, DeKalb sophomore Aleah Leman might lament her fall on the balance beam that caused her to take an 8.775 toward her all-around ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
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