When The 606 is your neighbor

John Knoerle admits he’s the “designated curmudgeon” of the neighborhood, but when it comes to the Bloomingdale Trail, slated to open practically in his front yard, he thinks a little grumpiness is justified.

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    Stats: Ducks 5, Hawks 4 (OT)

    The Blackhawks looked terrible for the longest time during Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. Then they looked fantastic. Then it was over in the blink of an eye in overtime, and now they face elimination in Game 6. Hang on for dear life.

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    Robin Ventura on White Sox's offensive struggles

    Robin Ventura on White Sox's offensive struggles vs. Blue Jays.

  • 2015 Blackhawks vs. RedEye Beardoff

    2015 Blackhawks vs. RedEye Beardoff

    The Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell and Kris Versteeg try to grow better beards than RedEye's Elliott Serrano and Evan F. Moore. For as long as the Hawks are in the playoffs, they'll keep growing! And to participate in the NHL's Beard-A-Thon for charity, visit blackhawks.nhl.com.

  • Bears' McDonald decision 2 months overdue

    Bears' McDonald decision 2 months overdue

    Ray McDonald is gone, and really, it's a decision that is more than two months overdue.

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    Ryan Pace's unnecessary risk backfires on Bears

    It's difficult to imagine Bears general manager Ryan Pace walking into Chairman George McCaskey's office again any time soon and sticking his neck out for a player.

  • Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest on domestic violence charge

    Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest on domestic violence charge

    Ray McDonald’s second chance in the NFL lasted only 62 days before he landed in police custody again Monday. His second arrest in the last nine months prompted the Bears’ new regime to release him Monday afternoon. Now they're left to contend with the fallout from their unreciprocated trust in...

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  • French Open: Venus Williams loses in 1st round to Sloane Stephens

    French Open: Venus Williams loses in 1st round to Sloane Stephens

    For the second time in three years, Venus Williams has lost in the first round at the French Open.

  • Joe Maddon seeks scheduling help from Cubs

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a simple response Monday morning when asked if he would seek better cooperation from those in charge of setting the game times at Wrigley Field.

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    Advice for The 606 neighbors

    Strangers whooshing by in view of your living room isn't a new problem in Chicago, where the CTA’s elevated tracks can provide a view of residents' balconies, backyards or even bathrooms. Ashley Marchi just moved to one such apartment.

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    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

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  • Why would Rebel Wilson lie about her age?

    Why would Rebel Wilson lie about her age?

    On Monday, "Pitch Perfect 2″ actress Rebel Wilson took to Twitter after what she called the "shady Australian press" claimed she was not 29, but 36. Oh, and that her name wasn't really Rebel Wilson.

  • Antoine Vermette: From left out in Game 3 to Game 4 hero

    Antoine Vermette: From left out in Game 3 to Game 4 hero

    Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette did his best to conceal his frustration Friday after he was a healthy scratch in Game 3. With his face stern and his voice resolute, the anger seeped through as Vermette described having to watch Game 3 on television.

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