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Palatine's Orbit Skate Center — and its universe of enthusiasts — rolls into the past

The House Heads of Illinois will need a new jam. And the Jam Skaters of Wisconsin will need a new house. The R&B Skaters will look for a new rink to slow it down real nice. And the Striders, who prefer a little hip-hop with their R&B, will look for a new place to coffin, and to toe jam, and to...

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More Blackhawks losses mean a better spot in the NHL draft lottery on April 28

Not much has gone right for the Blackhawks this season, so maybe they’re due for some good luck. The NHL released the odds for this year’s draft lottery on Wednesday. Based on the standings entering Saturday’s play, the Blackhawks are in a three-way tie for the league’s seventh-worst record and...

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Loyola Ramblers' road to the Final Four

From Sister Jean to the 1963 team: A look back at the Tribune's coverage of the Loyola Ramblers ahead of their Final Four date in the NCAA tournament.

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Rauner's conflict with organized labor expands to vacant lot next to governor's mansion

As a $15 million renovation of the Illinois governor’s mansion nears completion, a fight over a piece of land across the street has taken Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s long battle with organized labor to his front lawn. At issue is nearly 2.5 acres owned by the city of Springfield that lies just...

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Timeline: The Drew Peterson case

Disappearance, death, a murder-for-hire plot and a made-for-cable movie, the saga of former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson spans over two decades. Here are notable events in the Peterson saga: 1992 Kathleen Savio, Savio family photo Kathleen Savio becomes Drew Peterson's third wife. The...

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Loyola vs. Michigan: Matchups, lineups, prediction for Saturday's Final Four game

Loyola (32-5) vs. Michigan (32-7) 5:09 p.m. Saturday | TBS | WMVP-AM 1000 At the Alamodome in San Antonio How they got here: The 11th-seeded Ramblers have won 14 straight. They hit dramatic shots in their first three NCAA tournament games to beat No. 6 seed Miami, No. 3 seed Tennessee and No. 7...

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Notre Dame women beat UConn on last-second shot in OT to advance to national title game

Arike Ogunbowale etched her name in Notre Dame lore with the shot that lifted the Irish over rival UConn. Ogunbowale's jumper from the corner with a second left gave Notre Dame a 91-89 overtime victory Friday night, handing the Huskies their second straight stunning and sudden end to an undefeated...

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Four people arrested after Maywood carjacking, Eisenhower chase

Four people are facing charges in connection with an armed carjacking in Maywood and a chase on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side, police said. Eric Cox, 18, of Chicago, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other gun charges. A juvenile is charged with possession of...

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Kansas's Bill Self is the same, unassuming coach. And yet he has embraced change.

Norm Roberts, the Kansas assistant basketball coach and unofficial Bill Self historian, likes to tell two types of stories about the man he has worked with on and off for the past 23 years. The first genre is a bunch of anecdotes he shares to prove that Self has not changed, not after all his success,...

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They lost to Loyola when no one was watching. They're inspired to see where it led.

Within minutes, hours and days of a horn sounding on a regional final last Saturday in Atlanta, college basketball coaches across the American time zones commenced arranging mental notes and banging out various texts about a single topic. One texted his players both a halftime score and a final...

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SWAT team called to Lakeview residence for suicide threat

The SWAT team was called to a residence in Lakeview late Friday after a male threatened suicide, Chicago police said. The team was called to the 800 block of West Newport Avenue on the North Side after the suicide threat came in around 11:40 p.m., police said. Authorities were on scene for more...

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Six people wounded in city shootings, including 4 men shot in three hours

Six people were wounded in city shootings Friday and early Saturday, including four men shot in a span of three hours Friday evening, Chicago police said. Most recently, a 36-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The...

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Six-bedroom Lake View home: $1.4M

1715 W. Wellington Ave. in Chicago: $1,449,000 Listed on Feb. 5, 2018 Single-family home with soaring ceilings in Burley School district. Four large bedrooms on second floor with laundry. Mudroom with heated floors, custom built-ins and attached garage. Sprawling kitchen with large floating island,...

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Work email salutation is for 'gentlemen' only

Dear Readers: This week I am running topical "Best Of" columns while I'm on book tour, meeting readers of my memoir, "Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things," which is now out in paperback. I'll be back next week with more answers and advice directed toward a fresh batch of dilemmas. Today's topic concerns...

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Why I want my daughter to go to school in Chicago

When my husband and I decided to buy a house, we never really considered leaving the city. Chicago has been my home for two decades, and I can’t imagine wanting to move. Even though a little extra room and quiet are tempting, we thought it was important that we raise our children in the city for...

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