May 31, 2013 |
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.
July 15, 2010
Sparks tonight AT CHICAGO When: 5:30 PDT. Where: Allstate Arena. On the air: WNBA.com. Records: Sparks 5-13, Sky 9-11. Record vs. Sky (2009): 1-1. Update: After opening the season with a 0-7 record on the road, the Sparks won their first road game in an 87-71 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Tuesday. The Sky, which is in last place in the Eastern Conference, has superstar Sylvia Fowles, who is averaging 18.7 points and 9.7 rebounds a game.
March 23, 2007 |
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 |
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 |
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.
October 28, 2009 |
Federal authorities on Tuesday charged two Chicago men with plotting terrorist attacks against targets in Western Europe, including the "facilities and employees" of a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that sparked riots in the Muslim world. David Coleman Headley, 49, a U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist acts. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a 48-year-old Canadian citizen also from Pakistan, was accused of supporting him. Both men remain in federal custody, officials said.
January 16, 2005 |
Chicago reviews of "Monty Python's Spamalot" and "All Shook Up" finally appeared last week -- the fourth week of five-week pre-Broadway tryouts the musicals are having in the city. Critics are kept out of tryouts at commercial Chicago venues until late in the runs so that producers can tweak the shows as much as possible before any appraisals are published.