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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.
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NATIONAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2005 | Don Shirley
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.
SPORTS
March 10, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
A multilayered package of financial guarantees designed to satisfy demands of the U.S. Olympic Committee was unveiled Friday in Chicago by city officials alongside leaders of the city's bid for the 2016 Summer Games. Worst-case financial scenario for Chicago: $500 million.
SPORTS
March 7, 2007 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Last week, it was fortune cookies passed out on the Blue Line by L.A. Olympic bid officials with the fortune saying, "Los Angeles 2016: Where the world comes together." Here, it was a worker at the taxi stand at O'Hare International Airport, wearing the button pinned on a jacket: Chicago 2016. Details, big and small, all to promote the respective bids for the 2016 Summer Games during visits by a United States Olympic Committee evaluation team.
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