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Illinois cities expected to bid for IHSA Basketball State Finals

For years the Boys & Girls IHSA State Basketball Championships have been held in Peoria, but that could change come 2016. The Illinois High School Association announced last week that it will accept bids from Illinois cities to host both the boys and girls tournaments in 2016. The contract would last until 2020. Peoria is expected to bid again for the tournament as its hosted it since 1996 when it took ...

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Blackhawks trade up to pick Nick Schmaltz at No. 20

The NHL draft took place Friday night and for the Chicago Blackhawks Friday was already a "garden work" kind of day. The Hawks took care of business Friday morning by inking goaltender Antti Raanta, forwards Ben Smith and Jeremy Morin to two-year extension deals just hours before the 2014 NHL draft took place. The Blackhawks originally had the 27th pick in the draft, but according to multiple Chicago Blackh ...

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Chicago athletes nominated for ESPY awards

The ESPY award nominations have officially been released and three Chicago athletes have been nominated.  The ESPY's will aired live on July 16th at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN, and hosted by musical artist Drake. BEST NHL PLAYER Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks The Captain is nominated ...

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10 Reasons the Crosstown Cup Might Be Losing Its Spark

The White Sox may have won the Crosstown Cup, but the series itself has lost its spark. Now don't get me wrong. Watching Paulywood slam a 3-run double had me jumping around like we won the World Series, but if you've listened to Ken "Hawk" Harrelson the past three nights or have actually gone to a Crosstown Cup game yourself, you know that the big: “It just ain’t what it used to be.” The White Sox have alre ...

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Can the Hawks even the series up?

After two wild games in St. Louis, the Chicago Blackhawks returned home for Game 3 and shutout the Blues 2-0. It's a series again. The 'Hawks were in both of the games in St. Louis, leading with under a minute left in both before the Blues scored late goals to win both games and a commanding 2-0 series lead. Now the 'Hawks have life and they have the United Center behind them as they try to even the series ...

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White Sox outfielder Avisail Garica out for season

The White Sox have announced that outfielder Avisail Garcia will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a torn labrum during Wednesday's game in Colorado. The outfielder suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the sixth inning of Wednesdays game. The 22-year-old outfielder was acquired via trade last year which included Jake Peavy going to Boston and Jose Iglesias to Detroit.  In 202 p ...

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Jahlil Okafor named McDonald’s All American Player of the Year

  It's been quite the week for Whitney Young's Jahlil Okafor. The nation's number one recruit is fresh off an IHSA Class 4A State Championship and today was named the McDonald's Morgan Wootten Player of the Year. Just add this to the list of things Okafor has accomplished in his high school career. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 24.1 points and 11.3 rebounds during his senior season as he dominated play ...

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NFL Free Agency: Chicago Bears release Julius Peppers

The beginning of the NFL Free Agency period has been an active one for the Chicago Bears. They have made steps to improve their defense with a few early signings. They have also released a veteran. The team announced Tuesday that they would release defensive end Julius Peppers. The move will save the Bears $9.8M in cap space this season. The Bears signed Peppers in 2010 and he was an immediate factor. Last ...

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Bulls Zone 33- Ohh Deng

On this episode of the Bulls Zone we go over teams interested in Loul Deng, what rumors are out there for the SF, and why they pulled him off the trade market for right now. Also, a little Mirotic watch. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podomatic, or TuneIn Radio. Follow us on Twitter: @Bulls_Zone Like us on Facebook: Chicago Bulls Zone Also check out other great Bulls podcast at: Bulls Podcast ...

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Bears fans react to Cutler starting at Cleveland

The Chicago Bears Facebook page is great. It's great in a sense that people can go on there and voice their opinions in the comments section, especially since the Bears message board was taken down. Now these comments aren't always the best. In fact, most of them are just plain awful. Every fan base has their idiots, that's a fact. But the meatballs seem to find their way to Chicago somehow. Recently the Be ...

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