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  • Teams gear up for loaded 3A Sycamore Regional

    Most coaches like to say that their regional tournament is the toughest in the state.The coaches in ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Kent State beats NIU at buzzer

    KENT, Ohio – Tied with 0.8 seconds left under the Kent State basket, KSU’s Larissa Lurken lobbed the ball to Melanee Stubbs, who sank the shot at the ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • High school football: IHSA to adopt rules in name of player safety

    Further rule changes, in the name of player safety, are coming to high school football in Illinois.T ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Chicago Bears free-agent options: Safeties

    With a new GM and head coach, and plenty of questions about which players are returning, the Bears’ organization is difficult to gauge when it comes t ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Dispute erupts over remains of Ernie Banks

    CHICAGO – Ernie Banks, the beloved Cubs great who once said he wanted to have his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field, is at the center of a battle over ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Marian Hossa helps Chicago Blackhawks defeat New Jersey Devils

    CHICAGO – Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in four games, and the Blackhawks rallied for a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball beats Leland-Earlville

    Eric Phillips scored 32 points to lead Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball past Leland-Earlville, 65-55, in a Little Ten Conference game on Friday.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • NIU wrestling falls at Kent State

    KENT, Ohio – The Kent State wrestling team won seven straight matches to beat Northern Illinois 27-6 on Friday night.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Slow start dooms Sycamore against Yorkville

    SYCAMORE — The opening 10 minutes of its Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference game against Yorkville were 10 minutes that the Sycamore boys basketball ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Boys basketball: DeKalb scores first 21 in rout of Kaneland

    DeKALB – The game plan for the DeKalb boys basketball team was simple: start strong. Twenty-one stra ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Boys basketball: Genoa-Kingston seals win over Rockford Christian at free-throw line

    GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston boys basketball team grabbed the lead against Rockford Christian at the 3-point line.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Rooftop owners want restraining order to stop Wrigley signs

    CHICAGO – The owners of two rooftop bars with views into Wrigley Field are asking a judge to temporarily block the Chicago Cubs from putting up a vide ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Despite injuries, NIU women's basketball still in hunt for playoff bye

    DeKALB – The uphill battle for the Northern Illinois women’s basketball team began well before the opening tip of the season.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Northern Illinois at Western Michigan men’s basketball preview

    Tipoff: 3:30 p.m. today, Kalamazoo, MichiganMedia: AM-1360, 98.9-FMRecords: Huskies 10-12 overall, 4 ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • NIU baseball team wins season opener

    The NIU baseball team picked up its first season-opening win since 2001 as the Huskies defeated South Dakota State, 10-6, Friday in the first game of ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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