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    Beaming talent Zion Williamson celebrated his 20th birthday on June 6. The New Orleans Pelicans star can look back at his high-school and college career and take a lot of pride in what he has achieved. Williamson is definitely a player for the future. If he wants to stick around for several years, a six-time champion has some valuable advice for the young man.  Though injuries have limited Zion’s ability to cement his status as the Rookie of the Year,...
    Scottie Pippen was one of only two players on the Bulls roster in the original edition of NBA Jam | Jonathan Daniel / . During the 90’s a very popular video game emerged. It was called NBA Jam, which allowed users to select their favorite team and play games against their rivals in a 2-on-2 format. The main developer of the famous video game Mark Turmell revealed, after many years of rumors, that he had left a small trap...
    Awards Chatter Podcast — Hillary Rodham Clinton (Hillary) Here’s why U.S. struggles with the coronavirus could lead to Europe’s stock market taking the lead Reliving LeBron James Decision (Day 3): Bulls give strong pitch As we approach the 10-year anniversary of LeBron James’ infamous decision, we have started a series remembering the occasion in which we break down everything that happened each day of 2010 free agency leading up to James’ momentous announcement that he’d be joining Dwyane Wade and Chris...
    Back in 2010, while most teams were looking to bag the ‘Big Three’ in that free agency, Chicago Bulls were running the race as well. Joakim Noah is known for not having a healthy equation with LeBron James. But according to ESPN writer, Brian Windhorst, Noah also made an attempt to get him to the Bulls which LeBron clearly shrugged off. Among several managements trying to sign the big deal, the Bulls were also expanding their cap space for a...
    People often forget how good Dennis Rodman really was. Though Rodman had his share of controversies both on and off the court, one can’t deny his basketball talents. He is one of the best rebounders the game has ever seen, fearlessly leaping for every shot that comes off the rim or the backboard.  It has been more than a decade since Dennis Rodman retired from professional basketball and about two decades since he left the NBA. Not many players have...
    June 20 marks the date of the first three-peat by the Chicago Bulls. Despite finishing with 57 wins, the Bulls were only the second seed in the East. Averaging a league 32.6 points didn’t secure the MVP for Michael Jordan. He fell 3rd in the voting, behind winner Charles Barkley and runner up Hakeem Olajuwon. In the Conference Finals, they faced the #1 seed New York Knicks. They struggled initially, losing the first two games. But after that they went...
    see also One of ESPNs top rising stars bolts for rival network One of the up-and-coming play-by-players in sportscasting, Adam Amin, is... The sports media job market is not that strong at the moment, unless you are Adam Amin. Besides leaving ESPN to broadcast NFL and MLB for Fox Sports, Amin is on the verge of becoming the new TV voice of the Chicago Bulls, according to sources. Amin, a 33-year-old Chicago native, will replace the retiring longtime voice...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The White Sox and Cubs have yet to get their 2020 seasons underway due to COVID-19, but both teams have already released their tentative schedules for the 2021 season Thursday.The White Sox begin the 2021 season against the Los Angeles Angels on April 1. The White Sox will play their home opener on April 8 against the Kansas City Royals.The Cubs will begin their season at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 1.RELATED: Chicago White Sox,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools will allow athletics programs to begin practice on Monday, nearly four months after school sports were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district announced Thursday that schools can begin summer sports programming on Monday “for the potential return of high school sports in the fall.” The majority of summer sports practices will have to be outdoors, with a limited number of indoor activities that aren’t available outdoors, such as swimming pools. Parents...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– There is a slight risk for severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Slight risk for severe weather according to the Storm Prediction Center late today and tonight. Biggest threat is damaging winds, heavy downpours and hail. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/wV17XmKEQS — Tim McGill (@TMcGillWeather) July 9, 2020 CBS 2 meteorologist Tim McGill said the biggest threat to the area is damaging winds as storms approach. Heavy downpours and hail are also possible Thursday. Storm chances continue again on Friday...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– As the extreme heat continues, it may feel even hotter outside. Thursday’s temperatures will be in the 90s again. CBS 2 meteorologist Tim McGill said the heat index values will be climbing to near 100 degrees. It will feel like 95° to 100° this afternoon with high heat and humidity. That could fuels some strong storms late today and tonight. Ill have more at 11 on CBS 2 Chicago. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/fCpFmgyjwm — Tim McGill (@TMcGillWeather) July 9, 2020...
    SOUTH SHORE — Chicago will have a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to reimagine itself as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. That recovery must prioritize helping young Black and Brown people, among other things, the mayor said. She and the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force released a report Thursday morning that will provide a roadmap to the city’s comeback from the crisis. The advisory report aims to help the mayor’s team balance the health impacts of coronavirus with...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — From stepping up investment on the South and West sides and improving access to mental health resources to expanding the city’s transportation and logistics sector and luring more corporate development, the mayor’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has issued a sweeping report for how Chicago can bounce back from the pandemic. Comparing the road ahead to the city’s resurgence after the Great Chicago Fire, the 104-page report outlines a series of recommendations for how Chicago can restore itself...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A man riding a motorized scooter died after being struck by a Chicago police SUV with its emergency lights activated on the far South Side, authorities said. A 33-year-old Harvey man was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday night, police said. His name was not immediately released. The SUV and scooter were traveling in the same direction, police said. The three officers in the SUV were taken to a hospital in fair condition, police said. None of...
    A Black Lives Matter mural was defaced and painted over to read, “All Lives Matter” in a village near Chicago this week, according to officials and a new report. The mural, painted two weeks ago in Oak Park, Illinois, was vandalized overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, village officials said. Portions of the mural were covered up so that it read “All Lives Matter,” according to The Chicago Tribune. The graffiti was largely cleaned off by 10 a.m. Wednesday, but local...
    DOWNTOWN — The Field Museum is reopening July 17 to members and July 24 to the general public. The museum has been closed since March due to the pandemic. But it’s reopening with new social distancing and cleaning protocols, and it will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for deep cleaning, according to a Field press release. The museum will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the rest of the week. People can buy tickets online starting July 9. The museum recommends...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicagos COVID-19 Recovery Task Force released its advisory report Thursday morning.Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be joined by Samuel Skinner, who is the co-chair of the task force. Skinner is a former White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush.Mayor Lightfoot announced the formation task force last April. The task force was focused on five areas: policy and economic stimulus, mental and emotional health, marketing and business development, regional coordinators and an economic change study.CLICK HERE...
    A Black Lives Matter mural was defaced and painted over to read, “All Lives Matter” in a village near Chicago this week, according to officials and a new report. The mural, painted two weeks ago in Oak Park, Illinois, was vandalized overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, village officials said. Portions of the mural were covered up so that it read “All Lives Matter,” according to The Chicago Tribune. The graffiti was largely cleaned off by 10 a.m. Wednesday, but local officials...
    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10: Fans enter Wrigley Field before the Opening Day home game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburg Pirates on April 10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs will be playing ball at Wrigley Field, but your wallet will take a hit if you want to see it in-person.  If you’re a Chicago Cubs fan and still want to find a way to watch the Cubbies play ball live, get...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicagos COVID-19 Recovery Task Force released its advisory report Thursday morning.Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be joined by Samuel Skinner, who is the co-chair of the task force. Skinner is a former White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush.Mayor Lightfoot announced the formation task force last April. The task force was focused on five areas: policy and economic stimulus, mental and emotional health, marketing and business development, regional coordinators and an economic change study.CLICK HERE...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicagos COVID-19 Recovery Task Force will release its advisory report Thursday morning.Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be joined by Samuel Skinner, who is the co-chair of the task force. Skinner is a former White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush.Mayor Lightfoot announced the formation task force last April. The task force was focused on five areas: policy and economic stimulus, mental and emotional health, marketing and business development, regional coordinators and an economic change study.RELATED:...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Northwestern Medicine surgeons performed a second double-lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient last weekend.The patient, an Illinois man in his 60s, spent 100 days on life support before receiving the transplant over the Fourth of July weekend at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.Northwestern surgeons performed what is believed to have been the first-known lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient in the U.S. last month -- on a woman in her 20s.Our first patient continues to recover at optimal pace,...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A police car was involved in a fatal crash In West Pullman. The crash took place in the 11800 block of South Halsted Street just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Chicago police, the officers were driving southbound on Halsted Street with their emergency lights activated when their vehicle collided with a man on a motor bike. The 33-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene. The incident is under investigation.  
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- An unmarked Chicago police car struck and killed a man riding a motorized scooter Wednesday in West Pullman on the South Side.About 10:30 p.m., three officers were in an unmarked car on their way to a call when they crashed into the man who was riding a motorized scooter in the 11800-block of South Halsted Street, Chicago police said.The officers were traveling south with their emergency equipment activated when they hit the 33-year-old man, police said early...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The heat continues, but relief is on the way. Thursday’s temperatures will be in the 90s again with heat index values climbing to near 100 degrees.  Scattered thunderstorms could develop later in the day and into the evening.    Another day with 90s for highs. It will feel like 95°-101° with high humidity. Cooler air coming this weekend. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/JDknRVug9s — Tim McGill (@TMcGillWeather) July 9, 2020 Scattered thunderstorms chances continue into Friday afternoon and evening. For...