Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

State Employee Union Presses Measure To Prevent Strike, Lockout

Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.


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Your Chicago: Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz

The man leading the front office of the Blackhawks is looking forward to the shortened hockey season, after the long lockout. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


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Chances Dwindling For Full NHL Season

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman received three counter-proposals from the players’ association on Thursday and left the negotiating table “thoroughly disappointed.”


Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz argues an Unnecessary Roughness call with two referees. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement With Refs

The NFL and the referees’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the league locked out the officials and used replacements instead.


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Five Changes To Make The NBA All-Star Game Better

By: Martin Sumners The NBA All-Star Game was introduced in 1951. Initially, the game was an almost quaint two-hour exhibition and although held in non-cosmopolitan cities such as Ft. Wayne, Indiana, it was often elegantly […]


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Top Five All-Star Dunk Contest Dunks Of All Time

By: Martin Sumners The ABA didn’t invent the dunk but it did introduce the high-flying dunk contest at the 1976 ABA All-Star Game at the fitting site of Denver known as the Mile High City. […]


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Sauk Village Police Chief Back On The Job After Lockout

The Sauk Village police chief is back on the job, after he was literally locked out of his own office.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Craigslist Post Of The Day

No party is complete without a dancer, right?

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NBA Lockout Distractions To Pass The Time

The NBA lockout has officially outlasted the NFL lockout, and the average sports fan’s patience has officially been tested. November 16th marks the first time NBA players will miss a pay day, with the average […]


Paul Vieraitis, manager of Chicago Sports and Novelty, is feeling the pinch with the NBA lockout. (CBS)

NBA Lockout Impacts Chicago Basketball Scene

NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, fully aware it likely will jeopardize the season. Chicago’s potential lockout loss could be huge.


LeBron James

NBA Players: Plan B If No Season

As it seems more and more likely the players will not take the owners’ recent 50-50 revenue split, the likelihood of there being a season will continue to drop, but that doesn’t mean the ball will stop bouncing for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and others.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

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Report: NBA To Cancel Another Two Weeks Of Season

The NBA is expected to announce the cancelation of at least two more weeks of the season, a published report says.


NBA Commissioner David Stern. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Stern: Tuesday’s Meeting Could Decide Fate Of NBA Season

The fate of the NBA’s season could rest on Tuesday’s meetings.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deadline: NBA, Players In Danger Of Cancellations

Derek Fisher emerged from a meeting with NBA officials and, as he as all summer, reported no breakthrough on a new labor deal.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

AP Source: NBA Negotiators To Meet Sunday Night

Top negotiators for the NBA and players’ association will meet Sunday night in perhaps the last chance to avoid canceled regular-season games, according to a person with knowledge of the plans.

CBS 2–10/09/2011

Carmelo Anthony

Anthony Expects Games To Be Canceled

Carmelo Anthony fully expects the NBA to cancel some regular-season games soon, and said players around the league have been bracing to hear that grim news.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NBA Negotiations Break, With ‘Very Huge Day’ Ahead

NBA owners and players have finished meeting in small groups and will return Tuesday for what union president Derek Fisher says will likely be a “a very huge day” in the labor lockout.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

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No NBA Deal After Day Of Salary Cap Talks

NBA owners and players failed to reach a deal after about seven hours of talks Saturday, mostly about the salary cap structure, and will meet again Monday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NBA Lockout Heads To Key Stretch This Weekend

Talks ended after two days Wednesday so negotiators could return home before summoning their respective bargaining committees to New York for the most important stretch of the lockout. They are prepared to meet through the weekend if progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement is being made.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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AP Source: NBA To Cancel Training Camps

The lockout is about to start inflicting damage on the preseason schedule — and neither players nor owners can say what will happen to the real games.