Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29), with Andrew Shaw and Viktor Stalberg, looks as surprised as anyone else as he celebrates his goal to defeat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to win Game 1 of a Stanley Cup playoff first-round series at the United Center. More Tribune photos are HERE.
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) and guard Nate Robinson (2) celebrate in the final seconds of the third overtime as the Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 142-134 on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Game 4 of an Eastern Conference Playoffs first-round series at the United Center. Robinson scored 23 fourth quarter points including an individual 12-0 run to close the game and secure the comeback. More Tribune photos HERE.
Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks on the bench during the final regular season game. As winners of the Presidents Trophy, the Hawks will open the playoffs at home next week.
Chicago Bulls’ Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah apply some physical defense to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the United Center in Game 3 of a first-round Eastern Conference Playoffs matchup.
From a story about the impact on new routes to school for students affected by planned closings of Chicago Public Schools. Top: A crossing guard helps students cross the intersection of Francisco Ave and W Madison St where many former Calhoun Elementary students will cross on their way to Cather Elementary next year. Middle: Marshetta Ross walks her children home from Calhoun.
Alfonso Soriano and the dirty, dirty Chicago Cubs.
Chef Phillip Foss and his acclaimed restaurant EL Ideas on the Southwest side of Chicago. The 24 diners eat a set menu all at once which helps create some visual displays in the open kitchen.
Work by Chicago Tribune photojournalist Brian Cassella. All images are copyright myself and/or the Tribune and may not be copied or reproduced in any way.
A Baltimore native and graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, I’ve lived in Chicago since 2009.