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Blog posts May 2019

Leonard Floyd had the best game of his season against the Jets

No one knew what to expect from the Bears defense against the Jets without Khalil Mack. After all, the Chicago unit had been recently reeling following poor performances against Miami and New England. As it turns out, rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets were no match for a motivated Bears defense. That …

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24 unit building breaks ground in McCormick Square area

Construction has started at 2111 S. Wabash Ave., a 24-story, 275-unit building in the McCormick Square area of Chicago’s South Loop, developers Draper and Kramer, Incorporated say.

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) designed the structure. The general contractor for the project is a joint ven…

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IPLAC Annual Federal Judiciary Dinner

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting its 124th annual dinner honoring the federal judiciary on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Standard Club, in Chicago.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. IPLAC will hono…

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WATCH: The Top Ten Comebacks of the Joe Maddon Era Will Make You Guess and Smile

I’m still digesting and enjoying the hell out of the Cubs’ massive YouTube video dump/re-launch, and I just watched the Top Ten Comebacks of the Joe Maddon Era with my buddy Jim, who is also here in Arizona. It was fun to sit there with a buddy and watch the games, remembering back to where we were …

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Each team's lineup if season started today

We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might shake out.


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After hitting four uprights, Bears kicker Cody Parkey will practice kicks at Soldier Field

After a uniquely miserable weekend in which he hit four uprights, Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey is practicing again at Soldier Field.

Parkey doinked four separate kicks off the uprights, two extra points and two field goals, a feat so unthinkable that Bears fans should have been cheering it. (Inst…

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Seven Poems by Chicago Poets: Dipika Mukherjee


By Dipika Mukherjee

The bus takes the curve
on Wacker Drive,
past Tribune Tower,
past the new Apple store.
A boy, perhaps eight ,
whips out his phone,
shouts, Look! It’s the Tower!
He takes a photo,
fitting T  the final M  and P
on the phone frame,
turns to siblings to ask,

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Anonymous Nationals Veteran Calls Out Bryce Harper’s Hustle and Preparation

I guess Nationals players don’t think Bryce Harper is going to be returning to Washington.

I can’t speak to the column itself, which reads like your standard wishcasting upon the departure of a superstar – we’re better without him because now we can be fundamentally sound! – but it’s interesting th…

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Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors preview and open thread

Chicago Bulls (10-31) vs. Golden State Warriors (27-14)

9:30 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago

Injury Report:

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine is listed as probable for the game tonight because of left ankle soreness. This is the same ankle that he sprained at the end of December.

DeMarcus Cousins is eyeing …

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What’s the best neighborhood to find a bargain in Chicago?

by Zachary Wright

Renting or leasing a home can be expensive, let alone buying one. While home price growth has slowed, many are still unable to afford to buy a home in some of America’s biggest cities. But may ha…

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