LGBTQ+ biker group looks to expand visibility across Chicago
CHICAGO — Last year, Alton Peterson and Shai Garcia set out on a two-person, two-wheeled mission — to explore Chicago on a bike, while working to expand accessibility and visibility. Peterson and Garcia are co-founders of Cruise Chicago, a Queer, Trans/Non-Binary, and BIPOC-led organization that explores the city and region behind the power of the […]
Bryant throws TD to Mangieri in OT as Northwestern beats Minnesota 37-34
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Ben Bryant threw a 25-yard touchdown to Charlie Mangieri in overtime, Bryce Kirtz set a career high with 215 yards receiving and caught two TDs, and Northwestern rallied from 21 down to beat Minnesota 37-34 on Saturday night. Bryant found Mangieri in the left side of the end zone for the winning score on the first play after Minnesota’s Dragan Kesich kicked a 20-yard field goal. Fans in the student section poured onto the field, celebrating a rare win for a program that has also been engulfed in a hazing and abuse scandal. A.J. Henning caught a tying touchdown in the closing seconds of regulation. The Wildcats overcame another dazzling performance by Minnesota’s Darius Taylor, who ran for 198 yards and two scores, and pulled out the win after they looked like they were headed toward a lopsided loss. Northwestern (2-2, 1-1 Big Ten) scored two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter to pull within seven. The Wildcats tied it in the closing seconds of regulation when Henning caught an 11-yard TD from Bryant, and came away with their second win in three games after losing 12 in a row.
A Baseball Legend and a Crime Boss Walk Into an Illinois Building
This crazy Illinois story involves a baseball announcer legend, a famous mobster, and a building with hundreds of secrets and underground tunnels. Chicago is an amazing city and in the 20s and 30s, I would've loved to see that city in its prime. It's also been home to some of the most famous gangsters of all time like Al Capone and Frank Nitti. You may not recognize Nitti as much as Capone, but he took over for the crime boss after he was sent to prison for tax evasion. When he died he was worth millions, but none of that money was ever found.
Sebastian Munoz pulls away for 3-shot lead in LIV Golf-Chicago
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz quickly pulled away from a crowd at the top on Saturday, playing his opening five holes in 5-under par on his way to a second-round 8-under 63 and a three-shot lead in LIV Golf-Chicago. Munoz was part of a five-way tie for the lead after the first of three rounds. He started with three straight birdies at Rich Harvest Farms, then he holed out from 123 yards on the par-4 fifth hole for an eagle. Munoz was at 13-under 129, three clear of Anirban Lahiri, who had a bogey-free 66. Abraham Ancer birdied six holes in a seven-hole stretch late in his round for a 66, leaving him tied for third with Dustin Johnson (66) and Thomas Pieters (67). They were five shots behind.
ETHS boys football: Livatino gives them something to talk about in 42-33 loss
Now that he’s earned the starting job as the varsity quarterback for Evanston, football has become even more of a family affair for Colin Livatino. And with his parents, grandfather, aunts and uncles watching from the sidelines Friday night at Lazier Field, the junior turned in a record performance in only his fifth game at the controls.
Friday Flyover: Reavis High School
This week, we feature Reavis High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!
Street closures begin ahead of Chicago Half Marathon
CHICAGO (CBS) -- We're just a day away from the Chicago half marathon in Jackson Park.If you're planning to drive on the South Side, expect street closures.Hayes Road will close from Dusable Lake Shore Drive to Cornell Avenue. Richards Drive will also close from Hayes to Marquette.Those closures will begin at 8 a.m.As a reminder, Dusable Lake Shore Drive will be closed starting at 6 a.m. Sunday. Both the north and southbound lanes will be shut down starting at the McCormick Street Bridge to Marquette.You don't have to wait until Sunday to get in on all the action. A pre-race party will happen on Saturday on the Near West Side.Runners can pick up their packets and enjoy food and festivities at Veriport Chicago near Hastings and Wood Street.The event will happen from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two NIC-10 teams that lost their QB; One is rising with defense
Football fortunes can unravel quickly when the quarterback position isn’t right, something the Chicago Bears have seemed intent on proving for decades. Guilford and Jefferson weren’t supposed to have to worry about that. Both teams had underclassmen who passed for more than 1,000 yards last year. But neither are on the team this year and their offenses have struggled. Guilford, though, might be finding its footing again behind a rising defense, as the Vikings showed by routing Jefferson 48-8 Saturday.
High school football roundup: Dwight inches closer to possible playoff berth
ELMWOOD PARK — Playoffs? Are you talking playoffs? For Dwight, most certainly. The Trojans took one step closer to making the postseason Friday with a 35-28 victory over Elmwood Park in a Chicagoland Prairie Conference contest. The Tigers made it tough, though, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter...
#25 UIC Men’s Soccer Rolls Past Drake, 4-0
CHICAGO (Sept. 23, 2023) — Junior forward Bart Muns (Amsterdam, Netherlands/Santa Barbara CC) collected two goals and two assists as the No. 25 UIC men's soccer team stormed past Drake, 4-0, in its Missouri Valley Conference home opener on Saturday night before a season-high crowd of 1,049 fans at Flames Field.
How to Watch Minnesota vs. Northwestern 2023 Football Game Live Without Cable
Two Big Ten squads will square off on Saturday night as the Northwestern Wildcats will host the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field. Northwestern has been dealing with the fallout of former coach Pat Fitzgerald’s firing all fall, but will look to get back to .500 as the 2-1 Gophers come to town. You can catch the game on the Big Ten Network on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET. You can stream BTN with one of five live TV streaming services.
Livatino sets school record for passing yards in loss to GBS
The first play from scrimmage set the tone for the kind of night junior quarterback Colin Livatino was about to have at Lazier Field on Friday night. Livatino found senior wide receiver and cornerback Keron Pryor for an 81-yard touchdown pass that would just be the start of Livatino’s night under center. Then, just 10 minutes later, Livatino found senior running back Damarion Timberlake for a 55-yard screen pass. Yet, even after setting a school record for passing yards with 406, Livatino’s passing wasn’t enough to lift Evanston into the win column against Glenbrook South.
Illinois Race Dates Set for Hawthorne Casino Plan
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2024 schedule based on expectations that construction of a casino at Hawthorne Race Course finally will be underway during the racing season. Hawthorne asked, and was granted at the Sept. 21 IRB meeting, racing dates on Thursday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays to prevent...
Benet Academy football takes down De La Salle by a score of 20-12
After a 21-10 loss to Montini last week, the 2-2 Benet Academy football squad is back on the road as they take on another team sitting at .500, the De La Salle Meteors. This is the first matchup between these schools since 2019, a game in which Benet came out victorious, 35-7. This highlight is sponsored by BMO.
Here's What Each Player Will Bank This Week From LIV Golf Chicago's Massive Prize Purse
LIV Golf's event in suburban Chicago is offering another $25 million purse, with $4 million to the individual winner. Here's the full prize-money breakdown.
Maine South overwhelms New Trier in conference opener
Maine South started Friday night with a bang — and it’s a shame New Trier didn’t have earplugs because the noise didn’t stop all night. The Hawks (4-1) ran up 50 points to the host’s 3 for a convincing victory Sept. 22 in Northfield. “Early in the game, it was two big plays (from Maine […] The post Maine South overwhelms New Trier in conference opener appeared first on The Record.
Everything you need to know about salt pucks
Featured on WGN Radio’s Home Sweet Home Chicago on 09/02/23: Lindholm Roofing’s Assistant Manager Mike Huston joins the show to share everything you need to know about salt pucks and whether or not they do more damage than good. To learn more about what Lindholm Roofing can do for you, go to lindholmroofing.com or call them at 1-800-4-ROOFER.
Morgan makes history as new vice president of USHL
Stephanie Morgan was working for a bank in 2016 but had other ideas of what she wanted to do professionally. "I saw this job open up, in Chicago, it's in hockey. I'm not a hockey girl. I didn't play but I thought, ‘Let's take a shot at this. Let's see what it's about,'" Morgan said. "Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that my career would've panned out to how it is today."
Pregame: Kaliakmanis aims to get back on track vs. Northwestern
EVANSTON, ILL. — Good afternoon from the Chicago suburbs on sunny first day of fall. The Gophers take on Northwestern tonight (6:30, BTN, 100.3-FM) and will try to get back on the winning track after their 31-13 loss at North Carolina last week. A victory would move the Gophers to 3-1 overall and, more importantly, 2-0 in the Big Ten as they try to win the West Division in the final year of divisional play.
Gopher play at Northwestern Saturday
(Evanston, IL) -- The Minnesota Gophers return to Big Ten with a game at Northwestern tonight. The Gophers are coming off a 31-13 loss to number-17 North Carolina last weekend. Minnesota is 2-and-1 overall and 1-and-0 in conference play, while Northwestern is 1-2 overall and 0-and-1 in conference play. Kickoff is at 6:30 tonight.