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When the clock strikes noon in the East (11 a.m. in the Central Time zone), NHL free agency will officially begin, and players are free to sign with whichever team they want.
Chicago Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy (34) defends Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second half Wednesday, Oct. 29.
With lots of travelers expected in Chicago and surrounding areas this holiday weekend, some public transit systems have alerts for riders. Most Metra trains will not operate on a holiday schedule for the schedule for the weekend.
The Chicago Blackhawks have already added one big-name Russian player to their roster this year, but on Wednesday they reportedly added another one as Viktor Tikhonov signed a one-year contract with the team. The deal was rumored to be close, according to several reporters, and Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago was the first to break the story that the deal has been agreed upon.
When the Chicago Blackhawks traded Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday afternoon, plenty of people were shocked by the move, and the winger himself was one of them. “A little shocked,” Saad said in a conference call.
The Chicago Blackhawks are focused on improving their team via free agency and trades as the NHL free agent signing period has begun, but on Wednesday the team also has plenty of prospects that could make an impact next season. Those prospects will put their skills on display in July as the team announced the dates for their annual Prospect Camp. The event will take place from July 12-17, and it will be held at Johnny’s IceHouse West, which is located just west of the United Center. Numerous prospects will be making appearances at the camp, which is open to the public.
Chef Jimmy Bannos from the Purple Pig shows us how to make a meatball! (Published Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015) Each week, NBC Chicago teams up with local chefs for a lesson in cooking. This week, Chef Jimmy Bannos from the Purple Pig shows us how to make meatballs. Ricotta Cheese and Green Garlic Puree 2 bunches green garlic 1 (15 oz.) tub ricotta cheese 2 tsp roasted garlic 2 tsp lemon juice cream (to taste) 2 tbsp chives, diced fine 2 tsp lemon zest 1.
Chicago police responded to a barricade situation on Chicago’s Southwest Side Wednesday. The incident was first reported shortly before 11:30 a.m.
The Chicago Bulls have made it abundantly clear that they want to keep Jimmy Butler as he hits restricted free agency, and on Wednesday it appears they will get their wish as the forward is finalizing a five-year deal to remain with the organization. The deal, which was first reported as close to being done by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and was confirmed as done by Brian Windhorst of ESPN and K.C.