Cubs Fall To St. Louis In Winter Conditions

Adam Wainwright out piched Tyler Chatwood on a chilly night at Wrigley Field last night helping the Cardinals win their fifth straight with a 5-3 final over the Cubs. The game time temperature was 35 degrees with heaters in each dugout. Lefty Jon Lester is scheduled to get the start today against St. Louis’ right handed Luke Weaver but there is a ninety percent chance of precipitation in the area.

 

Jed Lowrie had a go ahead home run in a five run first inning. Trevor Cahill pitched 7 scoreless innings in his season debut helping the A’s beat the White Sox 10-2.

White Sox Home Opener Today Against Tigers

Chicago holds on to beat St. Louis 4-3. The Blues are now forced to win their last two games if they want to go to the playoffs.

 

The Cubs had Wednesday off. They’ll start a series in Milwaukee today.

 

The White Sox beat Toronto 4-3 Matt Davidson hit his fourth homer of the season. Jose Abreu had the tie breaking solo homer that put Chicago over the Blue Jays. The White Sox have their home opener against the Tigers today.

Two Aurora Men Pull Warrenville Man From Burning Vehicle

Police in Aurora say that two men are heroes for rescuing a Warrenville man when they pulled him away from a fiery crash. Authorities say that 58 year old Jose Martinez and 29 year old Deven Johnson from Aurora pulled the injured 34 year old man from a burning vehicle

 

Weather: Today a high of 43 degrees with rain and snow. Cloudy and 38 tomorrow. Saturday will be 34 degrees.

 

Illinois’ Executive Manson is getting s new name along with its face lift. Governor Bruce Rauner has singed an executive order changing the name to the Governor’s Mansion.

 

Officials of Major League Baseball and the NBA have told Illinois lawmakers about their concerns and possible support for legal internet sports gambling. The officials are wanting a guarantee that the gambling won’t effect the integrity of the game.   

Bill Foster Hosts Gun Violence Forum In Naperville

Batavia residents are invited to invest in rain barrels in order to conserve water. The city is selling the barrels online through April twenty fourth for the eighth annual rain barrel sale.

 

Weather: Today partly cloudy with a high of 42. Thunderstorms tomorrow with a high of 46 degrees. Wednesday cloudy with a high of 39 degrees.

 

A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle in Aurora Saturday night. Police say the incodent took place around eleven pm near Ogden and Long Grove. Police say the nineteen year old driver and an Oswego women wear headed west on Ogden when their car hit the pedestrian. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Today in Naperville congressman Bill Foster will host a forum on gun violence. The event will be held at the Yellow Box Community Christian Church on Emerson Lane. Mothers of gun violence victims and high school students will offer their perspective and offer solutions.

Naperville Police Provide Self Defense Class For Women

Naperville police are offering self defense classes for women in April. The two classes will be held in Aurora Avenue on April 10th and 12th. The classes are free but you must sign up before hand. Visit the police department’s website for more info.

 

Today’s weather: Today a high of 45 and rainy, tomorrow partly cloudy and 49 degrees, Saturday 51 degrees with thunderstorms.

 

This week a man tried to rob a bank in Schaumburg but failed. Police say the same man is responsible for two other robberies earlier in the month.

 

The Illinois state board of elections will public hearing on the state’s automatic voting registration system before it takes effect this Summer. The board says this will help the public understand and to answer any questions about implementation.

 

Loyola Ramblers Looking Forward To Face Off With Michigan

Loyola Chicago basketball player Clayton Custer spoke to reporters before their trip to the final four this weekend. He was a KU fan in Kansas and can’t imagine playing that team in the final game. Before that happens the Ramblers face Michigan this Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Injured Bulls Visit Houston Tonight Limping Toward Season’s End

The Bulls are coming off a pounding by the pistons with a score 117-95 this past Saturday. Tonight Chicago will visit the Rockets. Houston has a league best of sixty victories this season. The Bulls are 24-49 this season and have lost five in a row. Chicago will be without a handful of regulars tonight. Zach LaVine remains sidelined from a knee injury, Kris Dunn is out with a toe injury, and Antonio Blakeney is out with a wrist injury. Rookie Forward Lauri Markkanen has been dealing with back issues and Denzel Valentine has knee issues, both are game time decisions.

 

Kevin Lebanc scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shoot out against the Blackhawks last night beating Chicago 4-3. Rookie forward Alex Debrincat scored his twenty sixth goal of the season ad chipped in with an assist. Conor Murphy scored his second for the last place Blackhawks they’ve lost six of the last seven games.

Loyola’s Cinderella Story Continues With Win Over Nevada

The Blackhawks lose again, Bo Horvat scored his twentieth goal of the season as well as added an assist for the Canucks beating Chicago 5-2. Alexander Elder scored twice, Jacob Markstrom had 39 saves in net for Vancouver. Matthew Highmore and Nick Schmaltz scored the goals for Chicago. It was a tough night for J F Berube, he was in net for Chicago, he had fourteen saves in eighteen shots. The Blackhawks visit the Islanders tomorrow.

 

The Bulls say that Antonio Blakeney will miss the remainder of the season. He’s suffering from a broken bone in his left wrist, this happened during the loss to the Knicks on Monday.

 

The Bears have resigned linebacker John Timu to a one year deal. He has nine starts and fifty three tackles in three seasons with the team.

 

Loyola Chicago continued their cinderella run through the NCAA tournament when they beat tenth seed Nevada 69-68. Chicago has an opportunity to go to the Final Four, they face K State tomorrow in Atlanta.

Blackhawks Defend Home Ice Tonight Against Canucks

Spring Training baseball yesterday; the Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 5-1. Chicago only gave up three hits during the game. Padres beat the White Sox 4-3.

 

The Blackhawks are playing host to the Vancouver Canucks tonight at the United Center.

 

The Bulls were taken down by the Nuggets yesterday with a score of 135-102. Chicago now 24 and 47 on the season. 16 points and 4 rebounds for Cristiano Felicio, 15 points and 8 boards for Bobby Portis and 14 points for Noah Vonleh. Chicago plays host to the Bucks on Friday.

Bears Release Players Looking At Roster Improvement

The Chicago Bears have officially agreed to deals with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Prince Amukamara. Quarterback Mike Glennon, receiver Markus Wheaton, and defensive back Marcus Cooper all released on Wednesday. Meanwhile quarterback Chase Daniel let everyone know that he has joined the roster.

 

Kyle Schwarber has a new contract with the Chicago Cubs. It’s a 604,000 dollar one year deal.

 

The Blackhawks are back at it tomorrow. They’re playing a back to back homeset before embarking on a road trip. They are visiting the Winnipeg Jets tonight then on Saturday they face the Sabres.