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Live from the UC: Hawks vs. Blues, Game 6
Apr 23, 2016
The Hawks fended off elimination once. Can they do it twice and force a Game 7?
Blues shove Blackhawks into a corner, take 3-1 series lead
Apr 20, 2016
The Blackhawks are just one game away from bowing out of the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to the Blues' 4-3 win at the United Center Tuesday.
Warriors throttle Bulls: Photos, video, '80s throwbacks
Jan 20, 2016
The Bulls tried to slow down defending champion Golden State and reigning MVP Steph Curry on Wednesday. Unfortunately, it was all but over by halftime as the Warriors rolled to a 125-94 win. But Young MC performed "Bust a Move," so, yay?!
Hawks win the Cup!: Tweets, photos, awesomeness
Jun 23, 2015
On Monday night, the Blackhawks did something they have not done since 1938: Clinch a Stanley Cup on home ice. And they did it in shutout fashion. Follow RedEye's coverage here all week as Chicago celebrates!
Blackhawks one win from another Cup
Jun 13, 2015
Dick Vitale said before Game 5 that the winner of Saturday's game would win the Stanley Cup Final. The Blackhawks have a chance to prove him right in Game 6 on Monday. For now, here's how Game 5 unfolded in RedEye's universe.
Hawks 2, Lightning 1
Jun 11, 2015
Chicago can breathe a little easier now that the Stanley Cup Final is headed back to Tampa Bay tied 2-2. Thanks to Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford for the most part.
Stanley Cup Final Game 3: Hawks end up shell-shocked
Jun 8, 2015
After splitting the first two games in Tampa Bay, the Blackhawks hoped to protect home-ice advantage by taking out the Lightning in Game 3 at the United Center. No dice Cedric Paquette sent the home crowd home with a terrible taste in their mouth.
Blackhawks 5, Ducks 4 (WCF tied 2-2)
May 24, 2015
The Blackhawks don't do anything easy, do they? Even after grabbing a two-goal lead in the third period, it took a double-overtime goal from Antoine Vermette to put it away.
Blackhawks-Ducks Game 3
May 21, 2015
The Blackhawks try to take a 2-1 series lead over Anaheim in the Western Conference finals. Maybe with no overtimes. Don't hold your breath. But DO follow us all night long for photos, video and wackiness.
Blackhawks 4, Minnesota 1
May 4, 2015
The Blackhawks stars led the way again, and now they have a 2-0 series lead heading back to Minnesota.
Chicago Blackhawks-Wild Game 1: Live game coverage
May 2, 2015
RedEye will be at the Chicago Blackhawks game against the Minnesota Wild Friday night. Follow along with all the madness.
White Sox at Baltimore: Game with no fans
Apr 29, 2015
The White Sox and Baltimore Orioles made history Wednesday by playing the first MLB game in front of no fans inside the stadium.
Blackhawks 3, Predators 2: It took 2 days to play one game
Apr 22, 2015
The Hawks put a 3-1 stranglehold on their first-round playoff series with a triple-overtime win over Nashville at the UC on Tuesday.
RedEye goes to Sundance 2015
May 9, 2016
Wish you could be in Park City, Utah right now for the Sundance Film Festival? Unfortunately we can’t help you with that. But we have put RedEye movie critic Matt Pais on the ground to cover the biggest stars and the most-anticipated movies happening at the fest. Follow his continually updated adventures here.
Golden Globes 2015
Jan 11, 2015 - 3:45 PM CDT
RedEye goes to the Golden Globes! OK, not really, but we're here to spill on the red carpet fashions and flubs, Tina and Amy's hilarity, the big winners and all the other action at Sunday's ceremony.
Chicago's sub-zero commute of Jan. 7
Jan 7, 2015 - 6:37 AM CDT
A windchill warning for the entire city is in affect as the city prepares to commute this morning. Temperatures hovering around zero and below are expected for the 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. rush, according to the Tribune's Chicago Weather Center. We will be tracking social media for delays, problems, brave cold weather selfies and whatever else pops up as the city prepares to commute during the coldest day of winter yet.
Morton Salt Plant wall collapses
Dec 30, 2014 - 2:57 PM CDT
The Chicago Fire's media department on Tuesday tweeted photos of a Morton Salt plant wall that had collapsed, piling huge piles of salt onto cars from an Acura Dealership next door. No injuries were reported. The pictures were worth sharing, especially considering Morton's tag line is "When it rains, it pours."
Let's face it: Chicago's commute tonight blows
Dec 16, 2016
White-out conditions were reported on several expressways, and more than 400 flights were cancelled at O'Hare and Midway airports, as blowing snow hit the Chicago area in time for the afternoon rush Thursday.
Celebrities, Twitter react to 'The Interview' news
Dec 17, 2014
First, a small group of theaters decided on Wednesday to pull their screenings of "The Interview" in the wake of hackers' threats on movie theaters that screened the film, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. Next Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, Cineplex and AMC Theatres pulled theirs. Then Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to pull all screenings of the movie on Dec. 25. Finally, federal authorities determined that hackers working on behalf of the North Korean government were behind the attack on Sony, according to reports. And, as always, people turned to Twitter.
#TBOX2014: Seen and overheard from @swasko
Dec 13, 2014
TBOX comes but once a year, which is a good thing, because that's probably all Wrigleyville can handle. Follow RedEye's Chief Barcrawl Correspondent as he dodges piles of regurgitated cereal and live-tweets the annual holiday themed day drinking disaster.
Dec 5, 2014 - 3:37 PM CDT
Hawks stuff Blues: GIFs, video, photos
Dec 4, 2014
Just when Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford was finding his groove, he had to go and get hurt at a concert. Oh well. The Hawks still took out division rival St. Louis on Wednesday behind goals from Marcus Kruger, Kris Versteeg and two from Patrick Kane.
Minimum wage hike gets approved, Chicago reacts
Dec 2, 2014 - 12:47 PM CDT
Chicago's minimum wage will bump from $8.25 to $10 on July 1, and then gradually increase to $13 in 2019, after the City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance backed by Mayor Emanuel. Chicago had quite a bit to say on the matter.
CTA Holiday Train and Bus Tracker
Dec 19, 2014
The CTA's Holiday Train is back this year, along with a newly announced Holiday Bus, both of which will be decked out with all the seasonal trimmings. We'll be collecting all your Tweets, Instagrams and video right here throughout the season. Keep your eyes out, the train schedule begins Nov. 28, and the bus debuts Dec. 2.
No indictment in Ferguson shooting
Nov 24, 2014
A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked angry protests in the St. Louis suburb, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
Follow @swasko's night alone at The Art Institute of Chicago
Nov 19, 2014
RedEye Reporter Mick Swasko (@swasko) will be spending Midnight until 10 a.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago. Why? ... Why not? Follow along for Tweets, pictures, video and commentary from a guy who probably has no business spending a night providing art critiques, but is going to anyway.
Multiple fires disrupt Chicago morning commute
Nov 18, 2014
Today's commute has been all sorts of hellish. A CTA bus fire has shut down lanes on Lake Shore Drive. An elementary school fire has disrupted Purple and Brown Line commuters.
Marc Trestman's post-Packers press conference
Nov 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM CDT
Bears head coach Marc Trestman is scheduled to talk to the media at 1:30 p.m. after Sunday night's pummeling from the Green Bay Packers. We'll be pulling in stats, facts and mostly snarky tweets and other social media madness as he speaks.
Nov 5, 2014
RedEye was literally all atwitter Wednesday after the Shedd Aquarium announced Wednesday it had rescued an orphaned otter. The announcement's proximity to Election Day elicited some pretty fantastic political otter puns and other general otter hilarity. Congrats on your new life, Pup 681.
Election night Chicago 2014
Nov 4, 2014 - 3:40 PM CDT
Voting freebies, ballot box selfies, election night results, weird Election-Day news bites, celebs voting ... whatever happens tonight, we'll have it all for you right here.
Nik Wallenda Chicago tightrope walk live blog
Nov 2, 2014
Nik Wallenda completed his two Chicago highwire feats Sunday, walking first over the Chicago River between the Marina City west tower and the Leo Burnett Building on a tightrope stretched at a 19 percent incline, then blindfolded between the east and west towers of Marina City. He set two new world records and thrilled Chicago and Discovery Channel audiences. Here is a recap of the event captured live through tweets, photos, videos and other commentary.
Bulls home opener: Cavs win this round
Oct 31, 2014
Derrick Rose returned. Then he left in the second half with an ankle sprain. And the Bulls lose an overtime nailbiter to LeBron James and Cleveland.
Hawks season home opener
Oct 11, 2014
Hawks came away with a 6-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at the home opener at the United Center.
Bears-Packers: Live from Soldier Field
Sep 28, 2014 - 3:49 PM CDT
It's not quite the same set of stakes these teams had in December, but Bears-Packers always feels like make or break. Part 1 in 2014: Sunday at Soldier Field.
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 -- Videos, Photos and More
Sep 15, 2014
Follow RedEye's live blog from Riot Fest 2014 at Humboldt Park in Chicago.
Buffalo 23, Bears 20: Lots to loathe
Sep 7, 2014
The Bears lose to Buffalo to kick off the 2014 season.
Emmy Awards 2014 - GIFs, fashion and other shenanigans
Aug 25, 2014
Follow the RedEye team's coverage of the 2014 Emmy Awards. There will be GIFs.
Lollapalooza Chicago 2014
Aug 4, 2014
Follow live updates from RedEye's music team in Grant Park all three days of the music fest.
Pitchfork Music Fest 2014
Sep 24, 2014
Follow the RedEye staff on-site at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
Severe storms, 'derecho' hit Chicago
Jun 30, 2014 - 8:24 PM CDT
Chicago on Monday braced for severe weather including straight-line winds known as "derecho." By 7:20 p.m., stormy, "Ghostbusters"-like clouds filled the skies. Chicagoans responded via social media.
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs: Blackhawks vs. Kings series
Jun 2, 2014
Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Kings series, here. What were your favorite moments? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago.
Hawks-Kings Game 7: GIFs, photos, video
Nov 3, 2014 - 12:54 PM CDT
Well that sucked.
Hawks force Game 7: GIFs and photos galore
May 30, 2014
Your heart still beating? No one would blame you if it stopped after that Hawks thriller.
Willis Tower Skydeck 'Ledge' cracks, Chicago reacts
May 29, 2014
Hawks survive Game 5 vs. Kings: Photos, GIFs, video
May 28, 2014
Catch your breath, Chicago. The Hawks are still alive thanks to a 5-4 win in double-overtime Wednesday. They'll meet the Kings in L.A. for Game 6 on Friday.
Hawks-Kings Game 4: GIFs, photos, recap
May 27, 2014
Well, that was a disaster. But RedEye had as much fun as possible with Game 4 of the Hawks-Kings series.
Hawks-Kings Game 3: Follow our live blog
May 25, 2014
So, yeah, Game 3 against the Kings was a bit rough.
Hawks-Kings Game 2: That stings
May 21, 2014
Hmmm, didn't see that coming. The L.A. Kings exploded for five goals in the third period to bury the Blackhawks 6-2 and even the Western Conference finals at 1-1. Meanwhile, we had some fun with royalty. Might make you feel better.
Rematch! Hawks take Game 1 agains Kings, but not without controversy
May 18, 2014
The Blackhawks again will have to go through the L.A. Kings to reach the Stanley Cup Final. And we have all the photos, GIFs, video and fun stuff you need from their Game 1 victory.
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs -- Blackhawks vs. Wild series
May 14, 2014 - 11:30 AM CDT
Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Wild series, here. (Want to join in for the next round? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago for your picks of the best moments of each game.)
Hawks-Wild Game 6: Follow RedEye's live blog
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 PM CDT
The Blackhawks have a chance to close out Minnesota on Tuesday in Game 6 on the road. Follow our live blog for photos, GIFs and who knows what else.
Hawks win the mother of all Game 5s
May 12, 2014
The Blackhawks retook control of their series against the Wild with a 2-1 win at the UC on Sunday.
The best of #askventra
May 7, 2014 - 1:30 PM CDT
Ventra has launched a Q&A on Twitter today, with the agency answering questions from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There's already some, um, interesting contributions from the community, which has been asked to submit questions using #askventra. We'll be picking out the best.
Game 3: Hawks gone wild?
May 6, 2014 - 3:15 PM CDT
Hawks are up two games in the series against Wild. Game 3 is on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Recap from the UC: Hawks go up 2-0 in Wild series
May 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM CDT
Wow, another thunderous third period from the Blackhawks. They put the Wild away late Sunday to take a commanding lead against Minnesota in their Western Conference semifinal series. Relive the whole thing here.
Hawks 5, Wild 2: Photos, video and wanted posters galore
May 2, 2014 - 11:00 AM CDT
The bad news: Andrew Shaw left Friday's game with a lower body injury. The good news: Just about everything else went well. Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell had two goals apiece as the Hawks broke the game open in the third period and take a 1-0 series lead against Minnesota.
Recap from the UC: Video, GIFs and photos from the Bulls' finale
Apr 29, 2014 - 5:30 PM CDT
So that's it then. Another Bulls season ends short of a title. But it was a hell of a ride, no?
Stanley Cup Playoffs GIFs: Blackhawks vs. Blues series
Apr 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM CDT
Relive some of the most talked-about moments from each game of the Blackhawks vs. Blues series, here. (Want to join in for the next series? Tweet @redeyesportschi and @redeyechicago for your picks of the best moments of each game.)
Hawks in heaven, Bulls not so much
Apr 27, 2014 - 9:15 AM CDT
While the Blackhawks closed St. Louis to reach the Western Conference semifinals, the Bulls are in deep trouble. Well, one out of two ain't bad.
Recap from the UC: Kane's magic wins it in OT
Apr 24, 2014 - 10:47 AM CDT
Wow, so that's what it feels like to rally late in the third and win it in OT. Chicago thanks you, Patrick Kane.
Recap from the UC: Bulls down 2-0 to Wizards
Apr 22, 2014 - 5:45 PM CDT
Really, Bulls? Another meltdown means they're headed to Washington in a huge hole in the series.
Hawks 2, Blues 0: GIFs and great goalies galore
Apr 21, 2014 - 3:30 PM CDT
Down 2-0 in the series, the Hawks needed a win in the worst way against St. Louis on Monday. Here's how they earned their first victory in the 2014 postseason.
NBA playoff photos, GIFs: Bulls vs. Wizards, Game 1
Apr 20, 2014 - 6:33 PM CDT
The best game photos, fan images, play GIFs and more from the Bulls vs. Wizards playoff matchup at the United Center. Got something we should include, here? Tweet us at @redeyechicago!
Hawks-Blues, Game 1: Let the grudge match begin
Apr 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM CDT
82 down, 16 to go. It might make Hawks fans nervous, but there's no better way to dive into the NHL playoffs than headfirst against rival St. Louis. Follow along with RedEye as we take in Game 1.
Bulls playoffs photos social
Apr 30, 2014 - 2:13 PM CDT
Hoop, there it is! The Bulls lost their playoff series against the Wizards 4 to 1.
Hawks-eye view of the playoffs via social media
Jun 3, 2014 - 1:28 PM CDT
Got Hawkey fever? Of course! Find out what the Hawks organization, the players and even Coach Q's mustache have to say about the quest to keep the Stanley Cup. Scroll down to see their tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos and videos posted throughout the playoffs.
Chicago marathon lottery: winners, losers
Apr 14, 2014 - 9:29 AM CDT
Runners will be notified Monday if they won the lottery for entry into the Chicago Marathon. More than 71,000 runners applied to run the Oct. 12 race, which is capped at 45,000 runners. Registration had long been first come, first serve until last year, when registration signup was shut down after runners overwhelmed the system. A lottery was implemented this year.
Jun 16, 2014
Celebrity news, gossip and debauchery. Curated by RedEye features editor Dana Moran
Live from the UC: Hawks 4, Blues 2
Apr 6, 2014 - 10:00 AM CDT
No Toews. No Kane. So what. Blackhawks-Blues is as intense as it gets.
RedEye does #oldtimeywrigley
Apr 4, 2014 - 11:00 AM CDT
RedEye reporter, Mick Swasko, live Tweets the Cubs' home opener 100 years after Wrigley Field opened its doors. There's a twist: Swasko will be Tweeting as if he time traveled from the first opening day to today's.
Hawks vs. Blues
Apr 2, 2014 - 5:48 PM CDT
Chicago April Fools' jokes
Apr 1, 2014 - 2:00 PM CDT
Reverse, reverse: The Chicago River is now flowing into Lake Michigan again. Worst April Fools' joke ever? Perhaps. But Chicago folk can be pretty clever. Here are RedEye's favorite April Fools' jokes from around town.
CTA heaters shut down tomorrow
Mar 31, 2014
Where to get help with the Ventra transition
Mar 28, 2014
CTA incident leaves few alternatives
Mar 24, 2014
Penguin chick at the Shedd Aquarium: Boy or girl?
Mar 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM CDT
The Shedd Aquarium will reveal the sex of a rockhopper penguin chick born nine months ago at 10 a.m. this morning. RedEye reporter -- and penguin enthusiast -- Mick Swasko will be tweeting updates during the reveal.
A CTA super station in the Loop?
Mar 19, 2014
CTA performance report: Some good, some bad
Mar 17, 2014
Ventra tips for CTA procrastinators
Mar 17, 2014
Live from the United Center: Hawks top Red Wings 4-1
Mar 31, 2014
The Blackhawks take on archrival Detroit at the United Center.
St. Patrick's Day photo gallery
Mar 12, 2014 - 12:55 PM CDT
Most CTA riders haven't registered their Ventra cards
Mar 11, 2014
CTA eyes updates on Wilson stop
Mar 10, 2014
CTA appointee doesn't live near CTA
Mar 10, 2014
Live from the UC: Bulls vs. Heat
Mar 9, 2014 - 9:13 AM CDT
The Bulls face off against bitter rivals LeBron James and the Heat at the United Center.
Red Line ridership bounces back
Mar 7, 2014
CPD really wants you to read this
Mar 4, 2014
More CTA Train Tracker displays coming
Mar 3, 2014
Live from Soldier Field: Hawks 5, Penguins 1
Mar 1, 2014 - 11:30 AM CDT
The defending Stanley Cup champs host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field.
Academy Awards 2014
Mar 2, 2014
The red carpet! The stars! The awards! The flubs! Join RedEye for a night at the Oscars. We'll be posting all night long.
Throwback Thursday: Cold in Chicago
Feb 27, 2014
No limit to Chicago Marathon charity entries in 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Fewer Blue Line stops, same surcharge
Feb 24, 2014
Same-sex marriage to begin in Cook County immediately, judge rules
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:50 PM CDT
A federal judge ruled Friday that same-sex couples do not have to wait until the previously approved June 1 date to marry.
CTA driver's union reacts to attack on driver
Feb 20, 2014
Yellow Line not having a good week
Feb 19, 2014
Feedback on renovation plans to 'treacherous' Wilson Red Line station
Feb 18, 2014
CTA passengers attended a CTA hearing Tuesday to solicit public feedback on the agency's $203 million plan to make the Wilson Red Line station a transfer stop for the Purple Line Express and accessible for riders with disabilities.
Where old CTA fare cards go to die
Feb 18, 2014
CTA Blue Line plagued by slow zones
Feb 18, 2014
Expanded Red and Blue Line CTA cell service takes step forward
Feb 17, 2014
And the winners are ...
Jan 11, 2015
In order of appearance on the 2015 Golden Globes on NBC:Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons for WhiplashBest supporting actress in a TV...
Nov 24, 2014
Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson shootingThe scene in Ferguson, Mo.St. Louis County police respond to protesters blocking traffic Sunday in...
Nov 5, 2014
Elizabeth Spence@Liztastic65@redeyechicago "Illinois Elects the Otter Guy" said in Chicago accent of course.Nov. 5,...
Nov 4, 2014
(Photo credit: Chicago Tribune)Take our quiz: Which Illinois governor candidate fits your personality?
Nov 4, 2014
Please tell us you did NOT take a selfie today in the voting booth. Here's why, from the Huffington Post: Increasingly, there's a good chance that...
Nov 4, 2014
A lot of the celebrities who appeared in the midterm Rock The Vote PSA didn’t actually vote in the last midtermScreenshot of Lil Jon's...
Nov 4, 2014
Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of votersFirst-time voterMaheen Husain, 18 is all smiles as she gets ready to...
May 2, 2014
Oh it's on! Mayor Emanuel has even made a wager with St. Paul Mayor ChrisColeman over the outcome of the Hawks-Wild series.(Chris Sweda/ Chicago...
How you like Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith now?
Apr 28, 2014
Blackhawks Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith suffer no fools in the playoffs. They just win. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune) By Jake...
Playoff time brings out the 'best' in Chicago sports fans
Apr 21, 2014
Brent Seabrook was suspended three games for his hit on the Blues' David Backes on Saturday. (USA TODAY Sports) By Jake Bressler, For...
Cubs leading in 2014 facepalms
Apr 7, 2014
By Jake Bressler, for RedEyeThe 2014 baseball season is now a week old, so it’s time to
recap the highs and lows from the first few days at the...
Chicago April Fools jokes
Apr 1, 2014
River reversed again: The Chicago River is flowing back into Lake Michigan. Worst April Fools Day joke ever? Perhaps. But Chicago folks...
Sox are crazy, and maybe brilliant
Mar 31, 2014
Chicago Tribune photo
By Jake Bressler, for RedEyeWell, my two-year run as NCAA tournament pool champion
officially ended with Arizona’s...
Cubs opening day
Mar 31, 2014
CTA ridership down in 2013
Mar 17, 2014
Commuters wait for a Blue Line train at the Damen
station. (Heather Charles/Chicago Tribune)
By Tracy Swartz
The CTA saw 529.2 million...
CTA sets meetings between South Side residents, artists
Mar 14, 2014
The CTA will have artists do work in Red Line south stations like they did in north stations last year. By Tracy SwartzRedEyeThe CTA will have...
Snow wrecks CTA budget
Mar 12, 2014
The CTA is blaming snow removal expenses for an increase in January 2014 expenses. (Alex Garcia/Chicago Tribune)By Tracy SwartzRedEyeSnow has taken...
Giant thermometer on Michigan Avenue in 1951 Throwback Thursday
Feb 27, 2014
Marian Scheib, left, and Mary Jane Mahoney,
both of Chicago, stopped to look at the thermometer on Michigan Avenue
near Superior Street on Jan....
From `Dropout' to head of the class
Feb 7, 2014
By Ernest WilkinsFeb. 10 marks the 10th anniversary of a seminal piece of Chicago music history. "The College Dropout," the 2004 debut album from K...
CTA's door-related delays during Polar Vortex | Going Public
Jan 27, 2014
CTA and rider accounts, Monday morning’s commute in subzero
temperatures went smoothly—save for a few door-related rail issues.