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December 30, 2009 | By Julia Keller
Like a lot of people who have lived in Chicago a long time, Reginald Gibbons knows the city like the back of his hand. In Gibbons' case, that hand holds a pen. And with it he chronicles the beautiful chaos of his adopted hometown, its furious pace and its powerful history, a history tucked into the creases between the great buildings like a love note left in a school locker. In a poem such as "Train Above Pedestrians," which appeared in his 2008 collection "Creatures of a Day," Gibbons describes the elevated train as it shoulders its way through the Loop, "shrieking / and drumming, / lit by explosions of sparks / that harm no one."
January 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
When: 5 p.m. PST. Where: United Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN; Radio: 980, 1570. Records: Clippers 29-15, Bulls 21-20. Record vs. Bulls: 1-0. Update: Something will have to give when the Clippers, averaging 105.4 points per game (fifth in the league) meet the Bulls, who give up 92.5 points a game (second).
May 31, 2013 | By David Wharton
CHICAGO -- The Stanley Cup playoffs are getting down to serious business with the Kings scheduled to practice in Chicago later Friday as they prepare for the Western Conference finals against the Blackhawks. This postseason marks only the second time in NHL history that the four remaining teams are also the last four Cup winners. That's good news for a league battling to erase memories of a lockout-shortened season, but Kings Coach Darryl Sutter believes all the focus and accolades belong elsewhere.
April 13, 2010
No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 7 Nashville Records: Blackhawks 52-22-8, Predators 47-29-6. Power Play: Blackhawks 17.7% (16th), Predators 16.4% (24th). Penalty Killing: Blackhawks 86.3% (fourth), Predators 77.1% (28th). Leading scorers: Blackhawks: Patrick Kane 30-58—88. Predators: Steve Sullivan 17-34—51. Outlook: The Blackhawks had a superb season, earning a franchise-record 112 points but losing the No. 1 seeding on the final day of the season.
March 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A former high-ranking Chicago official was indicted as part of a federal investigation of fraudulent city hiring and promotions. A federal grand jury indicted Alfred Sanchez, 59, former streets and sanitation commissioner, on nine counts of mail fraud in a scheme prosecutors say lasted from 1994 to 2005.
July 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
A group of University of Chicago students paid tribute Tuesday to a long-defunct theater group called the Compass, performing the troupe's debut show in its former rehearsal space on the 50th anniversary of its first public performance.
February 9, 2005 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
The WNBA will put an expansion franchise in Chicago for the 2006 season, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Tuesday. Michael Alter, a Chicago businessman and real estate developer, is the primary owner. The Chicago team will be the second in the WNBA to be owned and operated by non-NBA owners. The Connecticut Sun, which was in Orlando, Fla., before moving to Uncasville, Conn., in 2003, is the league's first independently owned franchise.
February 25, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
When: 4 p.m. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network. Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 26-25-10; Blackhawks 33-22-7 Update: One of the low points — and there were many — in the first half of the season was the Ducks' 6-5 loss to Chicago on Nov. 25 at Honda Center. The Ducks blew a 4-2 lead in the third period, and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had two goals on his way to a five-point performance. "I think we're thinking about forgetting everything," Ducks forward Bobby Ryan said on Saturday after practice.
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