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Bulls without Dunn for up to 6 more weeks

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Kris Dunn, the 5th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, remains sidelined as the Bulls continue to struggle in their playoff push

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving honors Kobe with 54-point explosion against Bulls

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Channeling the 'Mamba mentality,' Kyrie Irving delivers an electrifying performance for the Nets

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving unleashes his second 50-point game of the season. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Bulls lose Finnish forward Markkanen for 4 to 6 weeks

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Lauri Markkanen underwent an MRI exam on his right hip that revealed an early stress reaction in his pelvis

HUGE BLOW. The Bulls will be without one of their best players in Lauri Markkanen for a couple of weeks. Photo from Instagram/@chicagobulls

U.S. confirms 2nd case of China virus, 50 under investigation

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:15 AM

The Chicago patient had traveled to Wuhan, China, in late December before returning to the US on January 13

PROTECTION. Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 22, 2020. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Gobert defense keys Jazz escape over Bulls

Jan 03, 2020 - 2:25 PM

The Jazz survive a tight one against the Bulls with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert coming through the clutch

ESCAPE ACT. Jordan Clarkson and Donovan Mitchell celebrate after the Jazz secure a thrilling road win over the Bulls. Photo from Utah Jazz

Antetokounmpo drops double-double in return from back injury

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'We won 30 games before January; it's cool, but we can always do better,' says Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Bucks roll to a league-best 30-5 record

USUAL NUMBERS. Giannis Antetokounmpo quickly gets back to work against Wendell Carter Jr and the Bulls. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE

Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Teachers' strike in Chicago cancels classes for 300,000 students

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:09 AM

At the heart of the dispute is class sizes and resources rather than pay, with teachers saying they want more social workers, nurses and librarians for their students

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. About 25,000 Chicago school teachers went on strike today after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) failed to reach a contract agreement with the city. With about 300,000 students, Chicago has the third largest public school system in the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

4 Chicago police fired for alleged police shooting coverup

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Laquan McDonald's 2014 murder lays bare a deep distrust of government institutions among African Americans

JASON VAN DYKE. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke (C) and his attorney Daniel Herbert (R) listen to proceedings during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on January 18, 2019 in Chicago. Photo by Antonio Perez/AFP

Bulls extend coaching contract for Jim Boylen

May 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Although Chicago finished 13th in the Eastern Conference, the 54-year-old made an impression as a coach who could get the most from young talent

STAYING. Jim Boylen will call the shots for the Chicago Bulls for the next couple of years. Photo from Chicago Bulls' Twitter account (@chicagobulls)

Embiid, Sixers back in winner's circle

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The playoff-bound Sixers pick up win No. 50 against the Bulls to snap a three-game skid

FIGHTING FORM. Joel Embiid and the Sixers strengthen their grip of the 3rd spot in the East. Photo from NBA Twitter

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Apr 03, 2019 - 11:22 AM

In a historic first, a gay African-American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence

Chicago mayor elect Lori Lightfoot (C) arrives on stage before speaking during the election night party in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 2019. In a historic first, a gay African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, was elected the midwestern city's mayor in a lopsided victory.  Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP

Without Nurkic, Portland continues streak over Bulls

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Trail Blazers cruise to their fifth-straight victory with no hint that Nurkic's injury may derail their season

STREAKING. Seth Curry leads the team with 20 points while 5 other players score double-digits. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers rally from 20 points down, snap skid vs Bulls

Mar 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

LeBron James pumps in 36 points as the Lakers arrest their worst skid of the season

SHOWSTOPPER. LeBron James highlights the Lakers win with two spectacular slams. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler animated short 'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' to be screened in Chicago

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:00 AM

'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' is set to be shown on March 7 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks in 4OT

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks battle in a four-overtime marathon to record the third highest scoring game in NBA history

GRUELING. Zach LaVine powers the Bulls to a grueling escape over DeAndre Bembry and the Hawks. Photo from Chicago Bulls Twitter

U.S. actor Jussie Smollett due in court over alleged bogus assault report

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:39 PM

The 'Empire' actor is arrested and charged with lying to authorities about being a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago

Police charge Jussie Smollett with filing false report of 'homophobic' assault

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The US actor is facing criminal charges for lying to authorities about being the victim of a 'racist and homophobic attack', Chicago police say

Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony, set stage for free agency

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The former NBA All-Star is expected to clear waivers amid rumors that he's joining pal LeBron James and the Lakers

NEXT MOVE. His next destination remains a guessing game, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to finally fit in. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls teen rookie Carter needs surgery

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wendell Carter Jr undergoes an operation after picking up an injury from the loss to the Lakers

THUMB INJURY. Wendell Carter Jr will be out for 8 to 12 weeks according to doctors. Photo from NBA

Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Chicago's Zach LaVine trade clutch triples, but only the Pacers standout emerges as game hero

BUZZER-BEATER. Victor Oladipo sweetens his 36-point outburst with a clutch trey. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bulls send Holiday to struggling Grizzlies

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies hope to pump life into their campaign by getting Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for Brooks, Selden, and two draft picks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Marco Belinelli #18 of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Bulls, Thunder engage in shoving, shouting match

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The near-fight involves Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Jerami Grant and Chicago's Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn

LAST LAUGH. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder get the last laugh after destroying the Bulls. Photo from

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics dominate Bulls for franchise record 56-point win

Dec 09, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Celtics explode for a 17-0 start before dealing the Chicago Bulls their worst loss ever

NO MERCY. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics cruise to their 15th win against the hapless Chicago Bulls. Photo from NBA

Turner stars as Pacers hand Bulls' Boylen losing start

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Behind Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers spoil Jim Boylen's coaching debut with the Chicago Bulls

MOVING UP. Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers pick up their 14th win to climb to 5th in the Eastern Conference. Photo from NBA

Bulls fire head coach Hoiberg

Dec 04, 2018 - 10:32 AM

The Bulls are languishing one place off the bottom of the standings with only 5 wins against 19 defeats

FAILURE. In his three seasons with the Bulls, they have missed the playoffs twice and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Photo from Wikipedia

Gunman kills 3 at Chicago hospital

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) The violence only ended when police engaged in a shootout with the gunman inside Mercy Hospital

ANOTHER SHOOTING. Vehicles are parked outside Mercy Hospital where a gunman opened fire shooting multiple people on November 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

Young Bulls show determination despite injuries

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Even with the injury setbacks his team is experiencing, Chicago head coach Fred Hoiberg works to develop his young players

TAKING CHARGE. With key players injured, Zach Lavine needs to carry the scoring load for the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Paul Mata

Team World storms back to cut Europe's lead at Laver Cup

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Two months after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon finals, Kevin Anderson gets his payback

UPSET. Team World Kevin Anderson of South Africa hugs Team Europe Novak Djokovic of Serbia after scoring an upset in their men's singles match. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for The Laver Cup/AFP

Europe races to 2-0 early lead in Laver Cup

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Team Europe gets its Laver Cup title defense off to a strong start

BENCH POWER. Team Europe's Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrate from the bench during the men's singles match. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images for The Laver Cup/AFP

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The NBA returns to Mexico, the country that has hosted the most number of games outside the United States and Canada

MEXICO-BOUND. Jerian Grant of the Chicago Bulls drives against Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz in last season's NBA action. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 07, 2018 - 10:35 PM

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Dozens shot in Chicago due to burst of weekend gun violence

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Police blame much of the carnage on gangs, which run rampant in some of the city's poorest and predominantly minority neighborhoods on the west and south sides

GUN VIOLENCE. Chicago Police officers and detectives investigate a shooting where multiple people were shot on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo bv Joshua Lott/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls sign Jabari Parker from Milwaukee Bucks

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:08 AM

'Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the NBA level,' says Bulls general manager Gar Forman

HOMETOWN. Jabari Parker returns to his hometown after signing a $40 million, two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Jabari Parker leaves Bucks, signs with hometown Chicago Bulls

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The 23-year-old rising star gets a deal worth $40 million over two seasons

WATCH: After emotional breakdown, Sarah Geronimo says no more tears

May 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'Pangit. Nanu-news tayo eh. Naba-bash tayo masyado,' Sarah tells the crowd during her concert in Chicago

Chicago restaurant staff get $2,000 tip

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

After initially tipping $300 on his bill, the customer then went to the kitchen to give each of the 17 staffers there $100

Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in – study

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:28 PM

'This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored,' says study co-author Malcolm van Schantz, who argues that 'night types' should be allowed to start and finish work later in the day

James' 70th triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The Cavs win despite the injury absences of Kevin Love, Rodney Hood, Kyle Korver, Larry Nance Jr, Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. LeBron James puts his 70th triple-double in the bag. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

China 'winning' war on smog, helping life expectancy – study

Mar 13, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The University of Chicago says in its study that while the world's biggest polluter faces a long road to reach national and international air quality standards, the results 'suggest the country is winning its war on pollution'

SMOG. A man wearing a mask visits the Forbidden City in Beijing on December 21, 2016.  File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Derrick Rose signs up with Minnesota Timberwolves

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:09 PM

The 29-year-old former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks player arrives at Minnesota after an unsuccessful stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season

Best picture Oscar winners of past 20 years

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Here is a list of the films that won Best Picture over the last 20 years


LOOK: Kim Kardashian's first photo of daughter Chicago

Feb 28, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Kim shares the photo of her 3rd child on Instagram

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

LaVine seizes command to lift Bulls past Magic

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Jazz continues to roll on

GO-AHEAD DUNK. Zach LaVine's go-ahead dunk allows the Bulls to break away from the 101-101 tie. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels U.S. Midwest

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Great Lakes region is expected to see additional snowfall over the weekend

WINTER STORM. Chicago residents dig out after more than 7 inches of snow fell on the city on February 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Kim announces the name of Chicago on her app

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

Warriors equal team record with 14th road win in a row

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Splash Brothers let it rain from deep, combining for 13 3-pointers between them

ROAD WARRIORS. Golden State can set a new club record against the Houston Rockets in their next game. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP