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Fans pay their respects to Blackhawks great Stan Mikita

A long line of fans snaked around the United Center Sunday as they waited to pay their respects to Blackhawks great Stan Mikita.

Mikita died from dementia Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the age of 78.

In the stadium’s atrium, Mikita’s coffin was draped with his sweater and a large arrangement of flowers honoring his number. Longtime fans said they wanted to let Mikita’s family, especially his wife Jill, know that he was loved and adored.


Mikita was with the Blackhawks for 22 years and is the franchise leader in points (1,467) and games played (1,394). A four-time Art Ross Trophy winner as the NHL’s leading scorer, the forward was named the Hart Trophy winner for league MVP in the 1966-1967 along with the 1967-1968 seasons. In those same years, Mikita was also named the Lady Byng Trophy winner for sportsmanlike conduct.

A ticket holder since 1959, Carl Miller says he fondly remembers seeing the man on and off the ice.

“He was always a nice guy and when you would talk to him he would talk to anybody just like a regular fan,” Miller said.

Read more at WGN TV.

World Class Cocktails Served at United Center

The Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks and Levy Restaurants present Chicago Pours, a bar experience bringing together some of the best bars and top mixologists in the world to United Center. Chicago Pours experience will present a dynamic menu of rotating cocktails at each game and event. The menu centers on hand-crafted cocktails using the freshest ingredients from a who’s who of Chicago’s critically-acclaimed bars and mixologists.

Our Bulls reporter Rachel Brady samples some signature cocktails from Longman & Eagle.

For more information on when your favorite Chicago hot spots are serving up at United Center go to http://chicagopours.unitedcenter.com.


#PinkOut the United Center TONIGHT at the Chicago Bulls game versus Charlotte

By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Tonight, the Chicago Bulls take on the Charlotte Hornets in their sixth preseason match-up of the 2016-2017 NBA season. Unlike other nights though, it is hoped that the United Center will be a sea of pink instead of the traditional red and black one would normally see supporting a game. The Chicago Bulls along with Advocate Health Care are joining dozens of breast cancer survivors, fighters and family members from across Illinois at tonight’s game to #PinkOut the United Center. This is the fourth consecutive year that Advocate and the Bulls have honored those affected by breast cancer, a disease that approximately one in eight women develop during their lifetime.

According to the organizers, fans entering the stadium will receive a pink Advocate breast cancer t-shirt. Bulls ambassadors, broadcasters, coaches and members of Bulls Entertainment will incorporate pink into their wardrobes, as will Benny the Bull and the Luvabulls. All Bulls players will wear special #CheckYourGirls pink warm-ups. The United Center will also be decorated with pink elements and lighting!

Dr. Heidi Memmel, a breast surgeon with Advocate Health Care and breast cancer survivor joined John and Ray on Monday morning. Hear the full interview here:

Dr. Heidi Memmel of Advocate Healthcare and a breast cancer survivor joins the show to talk about an event at the United Center tonight called #Pinkout

Man shot near United Center on Near West Side

(CHICAGO) A man was shot early Monday near the United Center on the Near West Side.

The shooting happened in the 2200 block of West Adams at 3:37 a.m., police said.

A 39-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.