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  • Matt Forte absent from Chicago Bears first voluntary workout

    The Bears completed their first voluntary offseason workout of the John Fox era without Matt Forte, who said on Instagram that he worked out on Monday ...
    April 14, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Kane close to return for Blackhawks

    CHICAGO – It was the most important "pushing and shoving" of the season for the Chicago Blackhawks.P ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Lester roughed up, Cubs rally to beat Reds in 10

    CHICAGO – Jorge Soler homered twice and Arismendy Alcantara had a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 7-6 victory ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Bulls rout Nets, clinch home-court advantage in 1st round

    NEW YORK – Derrick Rose wasn't even aware the Chicago Bulls had clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Prep roundup: Genoa-Kingston softball rolls past North Boone

    Three members of the Genoa-Kingston softball team collected three hits in the Cogs' 9-2 Big Northern Conference victory over North Boone on Monday aft ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Hiawatha teams get back on field after tornado destroys nearby Fairdale

    KIRKLAND – Monday afternoon was a step forward. Four days removed from a storm devastating nearby Fa ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Prep softball: Hiawatha tops Hinckley-Big Rock in 5 innings

    HIAWATHA – In the wake of the tragedy that struck Fairdale last week, the Hiawatha softball team came to play Monday and turned out with a big win.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Prep baseball: Hiawatha battles out of early hole to beat H-BR

    KIRKLAND – After Hiawatha knocked it out of the playoffs last season, the Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team was looking for revenge Monday.
    April 14, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Nate Atkins: Chicago Bears should draft Marcus Mariota

    Here in Chicago, we’re inside of three weeks before the NFL Draft, yet still so far from the answer to everyone’s question: What is this new Bears r ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • IHSA says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football

    CHICAGO – The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, ar ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • SEVERSON: Huskies show promise with spring season now over

    DeKALB – In a way, it didn’t seem right.On the final play of the spring season for the Northern Illi ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Masters champ Spieth looks forward to rivalry with McIlroy

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — 8:20 p.m.Having denied Rory McIlroy a career Grand Slam, Jordan Spieth looks for ...
    April 12, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • Sale helps Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota Twins

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first pitch was a 96 mph fastball for a called strike. The last one was a 98 mph heater that went for a swinging strike three.
    April 12, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • Fowler's homer off Hawkins gives Cubs win over Rockies

    DENVER (AP) — Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer off LaTroy Hawkins with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 6-5 win ove ...
    April 12, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • NIU roundup: Baseball loses ninth straight

    The Northern Illinois baseball team lost its ninth in a row Sunday, losing 5-4 at Akron.The Zips (16 ...
    April 12, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
    Yes, I feel safer
    No, I don't feel safer
    No, but never felt unsafe