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NHL Draft Live Blog: Blackhawks Look to Make Splash

NHL Draft Live Blog: Blackhawks Look to Make Splash

The NHL Draft gets underway on Friday night, and the Chicago Blackhawks will be among many teams looking to make a splash at the United Center.  8:13 p.m. The Edmonton Oilers use the 22nd pick to take Kailer Yamamoto from the Spokane Chiefs.  At just 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, Yamamoto is one of the smallest players in the draft, but he scored 99 points in 65 games with the Chiefs.

Man Dies After Crash at ‘Extremely Dangerous Intersection’

Man Dies After Crash at ‘Extremely Dangerous Intersection’

A man died Monday after being injured in a crash at what police called an “extremely dangerous intersection” in Elgin. Bill Linden, family says, would have celebrated his 65th birthday and 44th wedding anniversary in September.

Woman Robbed of Car in Michigan Avenue Parking Garage: Cops

Woman Robbed of Car in Michigan Avenue Parking Garage: Cops

WATCH LIVE America’s Got Talent Contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox File photo of a parking garage.

Bettman Eggs on Fans at United Center

Bettman Eggs on Fans at United Center

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is used to getting booed, and he wasn’t all that impressed with the job that Chicago Blackhawks fans did at the NHL Draft on Friday.  Bettman, who introduced the New Jersey Devils to kick off the draft, was booed heartily when he walked to the podium, but he challenged fans to work even harder to drown him out as he spoke:  “You can do it. You can do better,” he said with a big grin.  When fans obliged him and booed even louder, the commissioner changed his tone from one of mockery to one of appreciation.  “That’s more like it!” he said.  Like other sports commissioners, Bettman is routinely booed at NHL events, including the Stanley Cup presentation and the NHL Draft.  Published 2 minutes ago

Storms Make for Messy Morning Commute in Chicago Area

Storms Make for Messy Morning Commute in Chicago Area

A rainy and stormy Friday morning made for difficult driving conditions across the Chicago area during rush hour.  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Kankakee and Will counties in Illinois and Newton and Lake counties in Indiana.  Heavy rain caused flooding on several area roadways, including on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway.  There were reports of an overturned semi on the Tri-State Tollway as the morning rush began and that was quickly followed by numerous other crashes in the area.  A crash on eastbound Interstate 90 near Barrington Road blocked at least one lane on the roadway, multiple accidents caused delays on the outbound Eisenhower while two other crashes were causing delays on the outbound Kennedy Expressway.  Delays were also reported on multiple Metra lines throughout the morning.  The day is not expected to be a washout, however, with storms quickly coming to an end by the late morning hours as highs reach into the upper-70s and low-80s.  The chance for showers returns during the evening hours Saturday and again Sunday afternoon.  Things to Do this Weekend in the Chicago Area: June 23-25 Published 2 hours ago | Updated 37 minutes ago

Boykin Talks About His Time With Mark Zuckerberg in Chicago

Boykin Talks About His Time With Mark Zuckerberg in Chicago

Mark Zuckerberg spent part of his day in Chicago with Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who served as the Facebook exec’s tour guide in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Boykin talks about what happened during his time with Zuckerberg.

Wade Reacts to Butler Trade Reports

Wade Reacts to Butler Trade Reports

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls talks with Dwyane Wade #3 during the third quarter of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Stalling Special Session Costs Tax Payers $40K Per Day

Stalling Special Session Costs Tax Payers $40K Per Day

House Speaker Mike Madigan won’t meet with Gov. Bruce Rauner in Springfield Thursday, but there is the first sign of budget negotiations happening behind the scenes.

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