The world of Chicago sports had its ups and downs over the weekend: The Cubs named Dale Sveum as the new manager, the Blackhawks lost twice and the Bears won their fifth-straight game with a victory against San Diego Chargers.
It is playoff time at the Madhouse on Madison. On Monday the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. And on Tuesday the reigning Stanley Cup champs will have one last chance to keep their post-season alive. It’s do-or-die for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Top story: Today is a big one for Chicago politics. It's the first City Council meeting since the April runoffs. So what's on the agenda? Um...um....wait...um....nothin'? Affordable housing? No. Pushed off. Food trucks? No. That's old. Cleaning horse urine? Already done.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be able to defend their Stanley Cup title since barely squeaking into the playoffs thanks to Dallas’ loss on Sunday, April 10. In basketball, the Bulls locked up the No. 1 seed in the East, and Derrick Rose proved once again why he should be the league MVP.
Well, one group of Chicago guys could teach us all a thing or two about teamwork. Despite a series of injuries, the Bulls are third in the Eastern Conference. Now they’re back at full strength—though it didn’t help them last night against the Toronto Raptors.