SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has a new area code.
The Illinois Commerce Commission on Friday began assigning a new 464 area code for new phone lines in some western and southern suburbs of Chicago.
Cammi Granato had never forgotten the young girl she lent her stick and gloves to during one of the former U.S. Olympian’s first hockey camps in Chicago in the late 1990s.
It was years later when Granato discovered that girl just happened to be Hilary Knight.
Chicago Blackhawks (15-19-6, seventh in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (23-10-3, fourth in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -195, Blackhawks +164; over/under is 5.5
Chicago Bulls (28-16, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (8-39, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago visits Orlando looking to end its four-game road losing streak.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Bulls coach Billy Donovan says the flagrant foul that resulted in Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen’s ejection Friday night could have caused a serious injury and merits a closer look from the NBA.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Hartman scored twice, Marcus Foligno had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 on Friday night.
Calen Addison and Brandon Duhaime also had goals for Minnesota, who won for the fourth time in the last five games.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks displayed a championship mentality by beating a quality opponent even when their shots didn't fall.
Of course, it helped that the Chicago Bulls were also ice cold from the field.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed 1985 championship team member Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy Friday and Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their general manager job.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Black woman who settled with the city of Chicago for nearly $3 million after she was handcuffed while naked by police officers during a botched raid of her home says “there’s no amount of money that will right this wrong” and that changes are needed to the Chicago Police Department.
Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack.
Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and longtime NFL executive Reggie McKenzie for their coach and general manager jobs on Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be out six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday.
Ball has missed three games since a 42-point loss to Golden State last week.
Chicago Bulls (28-15, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (28-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and DeMar DeRozan meet when Milwaukee squares off against Chicago.
Minnesota Wild (22-10-3, fourth in the Central) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-18-6, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota visits the Chicago Blackhawks after Kirill Kaprizov scored two goals in the Wild's 4-3 shootout loss to the Avalanche.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed San Francisco 49ers director of pro personnel Ran Carthon for their general manager job on Wednesday.
Carthon has spent 14 seasons in personnel departments, the past five in his current role.
CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan understood the Chicago Bulls needed a win in a big way. A huge run to end the game made it happen.
DeRozan scored 30 points, Nikola Vucevic added 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the struggling Bulls finished with a 14-2 charge to hold off the surging Cleveland Cavaliers 117-104 on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A hearing on a motion seeking to dismiss former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson's 2012 conviction for killing his third wife has been postponed until next month.
Peterson's motion to toss out his first-degree murder conviction in the death of Kathleen Savio was scheduled for a hearing on Friday, but the Will County Circuit Court Clerk's office says the hearing has been postponed until Feb.
CHICAGO (AP) — The state's top officials in the battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday reported that the vicious surge in the disease fueled by the omicron variant is slowing statewide and in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city.
CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines lost $646 million in the fourth quarter and said Wednesday that the current spike in COVID-19 cases will hurt its results in the March quarter.
The airline said it expects its first-quarter revenue will be down 20% to 25% from the same period in 2019.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who made sexist comments about an attorney during a conversation in his courtroom that he did not realize was being broadcast live on YouTube has been removed from the bench, officials announced Wednesday.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Luke Williamson made five 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and No. 22 Loyola Chicago won its 10th straight game, routing Evansville 77-48 on Tuesday night.
Chris Knight added 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the Ramblers (14-2, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who are off to their best start in league play since joining the MVC for the 2013-14 season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago police officer whose fatal shooting of Black teen Laquan McDonald put the city at the center of a national debate about race and law enforcement is set to be released from prison next month after serving less than half of the 81-month sentence imposed three years ago.
Cleveland Cavaliers (27-18, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (27-15, first in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago enters the matchup with Cleveland as losers of four in a row.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears interviewed Indianapolis executive Ed Dodds for their general manager job and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus for their head coaching position on Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died.
He was 69. WSCR-AM reported Grobstein died Sunday at his home.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago alderman convicted of tax evasion has sought an early release from prison due to his age, medical conditions and the omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge.
Attorneys for Edward Vrdolyak filed an emergency petition Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have been searching for a suburban Chicago inmate who was allowed to leave jail to attend a family member’s funeral but did not return.
An arrest warrant was issued for 23-year-old Bruce T.
CHICAGO (AP) — The “MVP! MVP!” chants are ringing out in Chicago once again, this time for Bulls star DeMar DeRozan as fans have something to cheer about in the Windy City.
The resurgent Bulls (27-14) are one of the surprising stories in the NBA, opening eyes sitting atop the Eastern Conference with DeRozan and Zach LaVine leading the way.
CHICAGO (AP) — An agave plant at a Chicago conservatory has grown to over 15 feet in height — roughly triple its expected size — and is set to bloom in coming weeks for the only time in its roughly 35-year lifespan.
Chicago Blackhawks (15-18-5, seventh in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (10-23-4, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Monday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle takes on Chicago looking to end its eight-game home skid.
Chicago Bulls (27-14, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (30-15, third in the Western Conference)
Memphis, Tennessee; Monday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago looks to end its three-game skid with a win against Memphis.
CHICAGO (AP) — Marc-André Fleury stopped 37 shots for his third shutout of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.
Brandon Hagel, Patrick Kane and Dominik Kubalik scored goals, and Alex DeBrincat had two assists to help the Blackhawks improve to 14-9-3 under interim coach Derek King.
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (AP) — Demaria Franklin scored 19 points to lead Illinois-Chicago to its third straight win, an 80-63 win at Green Bay on Saturday.
The Flames built an 11-point advantage by intermission, 36-25.
CHICAGO (AP) — The body of a newborn baby was found inside a duffle bag early Saturday on Chicago's near North Side, police said.
According to police, the remains of the male baby were found at about 5 a.m.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials have handed out more than 30 citations to businesses for failing to enforce the city's requirement that people show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in many places.