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  • Cubs looking for breakthrough season

    MESA, Ariz. – Joe Maddon is in camp. Same for Jon Lester, and the rest of Chicago's improved pitching staff.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Girls bowling: State-bound Spartans look to cut down on mistakes

    When the Sycamore girls bowling team started its season, the Spartans had two goals for the winter. The first was to win the Northern Illinois Big 12, ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Freshman distance runner breaking records for NIU

    DeKALB – Apparently no school record is safe around Northern Illinois distance runner Kelsey Hildreth.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Judge rules in favor of Chicago Cubs on Wrigley Field signs

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has denied a request from rooftop clubs overlooking Chicago's Wrigley Field to temporarily halt installation of signs they s ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Red Wings beat Chicago Blackhawks in shootout

    CHICAGO – Tomas Tatar scored in regulation and in the shootout, leading Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • NIU rally comes up short at Central Michigan

    The Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team trailed by as much as 16, but rallied to tie inside the final minute before falling, 68-66, to ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Kaneland girls basketball falls to top-seeded Burlington Central

    SYCAMORE – At the end of three quarters, the Kaneland girls basketball team had top-seeded Burlington Central right where the Knights wanted them.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sycamore holds off Hampshire, advances to regional final

    SYCAMORE – Bailey Gilbert scored 13 points on Wednesday in a Class 3A Sycamore Regional semifinal to help the Sycamore girls basketball team top Hamps ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Sectional wrestling champ Malone hunting for state medal

    Last year, Sycamore’s Chris Malone was bounced from the Class 2A state wrestling tournament before the medal round in part because of a pair of losses ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Brandon Marshall doesn't seem to be a fit for Ryan Pace; is Jay Cutler?

    INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Pace still has that look of the kid in the candy store, but the carriage that tells you he’s a man with a plan.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Corral reaches 1,400 points as NIU loses in Toledo

    Amanda Corral scored 27 points to become the 13th Huskie to score 1,400 career points, but her effort wasn't enough in Northern Illinois' 73-57 loss a ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm
  • Chicago Bears still in evaluation process with Jay Cutler

    INDIANAPOLIS — John Fox did not commit to Jay Cutler as the Bears' starter in 2015 when addressing the media at the Scouting Combine. Fox confirmed ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • John Fox confirms Chicago Bears transitioning to 3-4 'D'

    INDIANAPOLIS — After nearly a month of speculation from the fans and media, John Fox confirmed at the NFL scouting combine that the Bears will opera ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Clerk: Cubs great Ernie Banks buried on Chicago's North Side

    CHICAGO – The disclosure Tuesday that Cubs great Ernie Banks has been buried at a Chicago cemetery just a few blocks from Wrigley Field answered a que ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Indian Creek boys basketball tops IMSA

    David Boehne scored 19 points as the Indian Creek boys basketball team topped IMSA, 61-37, in nonconference action Tuesday night in Shabbona. Kevin Jo ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:01 pm
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