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  • NIU alumnus designs Blackhawks shirt for Tampa Bay games

    McHENRY – When the Tampa Bay Lightning announced they were prohibiting Blackhawks gear in certain areas of their arena for the first game of the Stanl ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Goff takes ‘1-year deal’ to extreme

    “Interim” and “titlist” require the same number of letters to spell.With two more victories at the C ...
    June 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Knights prepare ‘laser focus’

    There’s liable to be plenty of zeroing in during today’s first Class 3A state softball semifinal at East Peoria’s EastSide Centre, and we’re not even ...
    June 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Change of focus helps DeKalb's Savannah Long reach state meet

    DeKALB – It wasn’t until after her sophomore season that DeKalb’s Savannah Long took the next step to becoming a better runner and hurdler.
    June 12, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Class 3A softball state semifinals : Kaneland AD Peter Goff not inclined to lift interim coach tag

    "Interim" and "titlist" require the same number of letters to spell. With two more victories at the ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry's Corey Lersch commits to Northern Illinois

    Corey Lersch didn’t need a lot of time to decide.The McHenry linebacker has been a Northern Illinois ...
    June 11, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Coghlan, Montero homer as Cubs pound Tigers

    DETROIT – Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero each hit a three-run homer, and the Cubs drubbed the Detroit Tigers, 12-3, on Wednesday night.
    June 10, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Chicago Blackhawks edge Tampa Bay Lightning, even Stanley Cup Final

    CHICAGO – Brandon Saad drove the net and had the puck poked away by Andrei Vasilevskiy. When he somehow found it again, Saad gave it a desperate backh ...
    June 11, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Quintana, White Sox send Astros to 7th straight loss

    CHICAGO – Geovany Soto hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, leading Jose Quintana and the White Sox over Houston, 4-1, Wednesday night an ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Dion Hooker closes out stellar prep career

    Coming into his senior season, Sycamore’s Dion Hooker had cemented himself as one of the best sprinters in Northern Illinois. The Spartan had been to ...
    June 11, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Class 3A state softball semifianls: Kaneland embraces 'huge factor' Angie Morrow

    Kaneland right-hander Angie Morrow often has dealt in zeroes since transferring from Burlington Central before the 2013-14 school year.
    June 11, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • NIU, MAC announce times for most 2015 football games

    It won't take long for the Northern Illinois football team to be on national television.The Huskies ...
    June 10, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Chicago Bears give Kyle Long reps at right tackle during OTA

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears did some toying with their starting offensive line – at least for now – at the final OTA open to the media.
    June 10, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Chicago Blackhawks draw on history, experience in Stanley Cup Final

    CHICAGO – Jonathan Toews remembers his first postseason series in 2009, and the emotions that went along with each game. These days, the playoffs are ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Detroit Tigers down Chicago Cubs

    DETROIT – Joe Maddon is used to his teams getting beaten up by the Detroit Tigers offense, and he's never surprised when they pitch well.
    June 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
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