“Give credit to Loyola,” said coach Bryan Mullins, a Ramblers assistant from 2013-19 before taking the Southern Illinois job. “They made more plays than us, especially those last four minutes. They were able to make some big baskets and get some stops. We’ve got to execute better at the end of the game.”
The Chicago Bulls fall 106-97 to the Phoenix Suns, falling apart in the 4th quarter and snapping a 3-game winning streak
There were some positive spots. Bulls got a strong performance off the bench from Thad Young, who notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Luke Kornet rallied off nine points in less than two minutes at one point in the third quarter and finished with 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Zach LaVine scored 24 points and Coby White added 19 points, but the Bulls could not overcome a quiet night from their starting lineup.
Javier Baez expects to rebound from a subpar 2020 season — and reiterates his desire to remain with the Chicago Cubs: ‘I don’t want to play for another team’
His struggles last year affected every part of his offensive game. He finished with a .203 average, .238 on-base percentage, .599 OPS, 59 OPS+ and struck out in nearly one-third of his plate appearances. Baez’s skill set makes him a special talent, however, and it’s a big part of why the organization expects him to return to form.
The Illinois Tollway said it is permanently eliminating cash toll collections almost a year after it took away the option because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cars pass through out-of-service coin toll booths at the River Road Illinois Tollway plaza off of I-90 and I-294, Feb. 26, 2021. The Illinois Tollway said it is permanently eliminating cash toll collections almost a year after it took away the option because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
With the cash lanes closed, toll booths are seen at Illinois Tollway’s Waukegan plaza on I-94, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Closed cash toll booths are seen at Illinois Tollway’s Waukegan plaza on I-94, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
A sign tells drivers cash lanes cost $1.50 at the Cermak Road toll plaza on I-294, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
With the cash lanes closed, a semi travels through an I-Pass lane at the Cermak Road toll plaza on I-294, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
A closed cash toll booth is seen at Illinois Tollway’s Waukegan plaza on I-94, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Drivers pass through an I-Pass lane near closed cash lanes at the Cermak Road toll plaza on I-294, Feb. 26, 2021. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Cars maneuver into the cash lanes at the 163rd Street toll plaza on I-294, July 28, 2011 in Markham. (Todd Panagopoulos / Chicago Tribune)
A toll is collected in 2010 at the I-88 Meyers Road toll plaza. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune)
Traffic flows toward the Tri-State tollway near the Touhy Avenue plaza, Aug. 3, 2012. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)
A cash toll is collected Jan. 1, 2012, near Oak Brook. Passenger vehicles saw cash tolls go from .75 cents to $1.50. (Chuck Berman / Chicago Tribune)
Cars line up to pay tolls in 1996 at the O’Hare toll plaza. (CHUCK BERMAN / CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
Cash lanes are seen in the foreground as the Illinois Tollway opens new open-road tolling lanes at the Meyers Road Toll Plaza on I-88, Sept. 28, 2006. (George Thompson / Chicago Tribune)
Steve Musser collects a handful of change at a toll booth in 2003. (CARL WAGNER / CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
Tolls are collected in a booth at the Oak Brook toll plaza in 2002. (E. JASON WAMBSGANS / CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
Gov. William Stratton, left, and Austin Wyman, chairman of toll road authority, in a ceremonial handshake on Dec. 23, 1958 at Cermak Road plaza as last of state’s new tollway was opened. (Chicago Tribune)
While the Chicago Bulls found success in February, they remain hopeful Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter Jr. will make their roster whole after the All-Star break
“That’s going to be somewhat of a challenge, when we do get whole, how do we get these guys back playing together and create that chemistry and that rhythm with one another. In the absence of Wendell (Carter), in the absence of Lauri and even in the absence of Otto, we’ve had three pretty key, significant players out.”
Facebook privacy settlement gets final approval. Nearly 1.6 million Illinois users will ‘expeditiously’ get at least $345.
In April 2015, Edelson filed a lawsuit against Facebook in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of plaintiff Carlo Licata, alleging the social media giant’s use of facial tagging features without consent was not allowed under Illinois privacy law. The case was moved to Chicago federal court and then California federal court, where it attained class-action status.
The Spin: Durbin, Pritzker on whether there’s a ‘family feud’ over state Democratic Party chair | Downstate GOP lawmaker says he’s removed militia sticker from vehicle | Goodbye, toll booths
From the Tribune’s Dan Petrella, Gregory Pratt and Jenny Whidden: “A mass vaccination site capable of inoculating 6,000 people per day against the coronavirus is set to open next month in a parking lot at the United Center, part of a local, state and federal effort to protect more older Illinoisans and people in the communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Friday.”
On Friday, attorneys for Rev. Michael Pfleger released a letter he received from DCFS confirming its investigation was “unfounded” and that his name will not be added as a perpetrator on the state’s child abuse and neglect central registry. Read more here.
City Council passes Lightfoot COVID-19 spending package despite objections over $281.5 million in federal funds previously spent on police
After the vote, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, 25th, pointed to problems in Chicago neighborhoods that should be getting more attention and funding from City Hall. “I’d like to ask, what’s going on in our communities around violence, disinvestment and rent relief?” Sigcho-Lopez said.
Before Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Brittany Grayson issued her ruling Thursday, prosecutors argued that because of the seriousness of the shooting, and the trauma it inflicted on the victims and the community, the teen should be locked up longer than the few months he would face if he is found delinquent in juvenile proceedings.