February 4, 2014 |
If focus is the problem, maybe the defending Stanley Cup champions will get the Ducks' minds on winning a hockey game again. "Does it help? I don't think it ever helps to play Chicago," Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said. "That's going to be a big test for us. We're going to refocus, we'll be ready to go. " The NHL-best Ducks (40-13-5) haven't been ready to go in losing home games to Dallas and Columbus in advance of Wednesday night's game against the league's next-best Blackhawks (34-10-14)
February 1, 2014 |
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday, his law firm said. Feeling ill, the 71-year-old Daley walked straight from a plane into an ambulance after returning to Chicago on Friday evening from a business trip to Arizona, according to a statement released by his spokesman and law firm. His father died of a heart attack at age 74, and the former mayor has been hospitalized at least two times since 2000. His family is visiting him between tests at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Daley spokesman Rick Jasculca said in the statement.
January 30, 2014 |
Subaru is on a roll lately, and the automaker hopes to continue its momentum in February by introducing the next generation of its mid-size Legacy sedan. The company announced Thursday that the production version of the 2015 Legacy will debut at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 6. “The all-new Legacy offers a sleeker, more coupe-like profile with a faster windshield rake angle and narrower A-pillars that create a sporty and modern sedan,” Subaru said in a brief statement. Though that's all the company would officially disclose, don't expect huge surprises in the new Subie's drivetrain.
January 24, 2014 |
Clippers point guard Darren Collison is not going to let a sprained left big toe stop him from suiting up against the Chicago Bulls Friday night at the United Center. “Yeah, I'm playing,” Collison said at the Clippers' shoot-around Friday morning, before doing some light shooting with associate head coach Alvin Gentry. Collison was injured Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, but has played the last two games, at Detroit and Charlotte, with varying degrees of success.
January 24, 2014 |
CHICAGO - It sounds simplistic, but the axiom reflected how the Clippers shot down the defense-oriented Chicago Bulls, 112-95, Friday night at the United Center. "Let's be honest," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "It's a make-miss league. " And the Clippers made a lot of shots, from two-point range, from three-point range, from all over the court. They shot 53.9% from the field, shredding a Bulls defense that had limited opponents to 42.9% shooting, the NBA's third-best percentage on defense before the game started.
January 23, 2014 |
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).
January 23, 2014 |
CHICAGO - Though Darren Collison has struggled with a left big toe sprain and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has considered resting his starting point guard, Collison still wants to play. The Clippers didn't practice Thursday, giving the 6-foot-1 Collison some time to rest his injury before Los Angeles plays the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. But after Wednesday night's game in Charlotte, N.C., and after Rivers talked about giving his point guard some time off, Collison seemed to be begging to stay on the court.
January 21, 2014 |
Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and insights into how the nation's third-largest archdiocese quietly shuttled accused priests from parish to parish and failed to notify police of child abuse allegations. The paper trail, going back decades, also portrays painfully slow progress toward reform, accountability and openness.
January 20, 2014 |
The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions. Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used Medicaid funds to pay salaries for in-home care workers to assist disabled adults who otherwise might have to be put in state institutions. The jobs were poorly paid and turnover was high. Over the last decade, more than 20,000 of these workers in Illinois voted to organize and won wage increases by joining the Service Employees International Union.