February 8, 2005
NBA Commissioner David Stern announces that Chicago will be awarded a new WNBA franchise.
Margaret Stender, former president of the juice drinks division and president of the cereals division at PepsiCo and Quaker Oats Company, serves as the team's first president and chief executive officer.
May 25, 2005
The Sky announces former NBA player and coach Dave Cowens as the team's first head coach and general manager.
September 20, 2005
Chicago Sky team name and logo are formally debuted at the Alder Planetarium. Team President and CEO Margaret Stender describe the team colors of yellow and blue as "a beautiful day in Chicago between the blue sky and bright sunlight to highlight the spectacular skyline."
November 16, 2005
The Sky holds an expansion draft to help build its roster of players. Among the notable selections were Brooke Wyckoff from the Connecticut Sun and Bernadette Ngoyisa from the San Antonio Silver Stars. In total the Sky draft 13 players.
April 5, 2006
In the Sky’s first appearance ever in the WNBA Draft, the Sky select Candice Dupree, a forward from Temple University with the sixth pick in the first round. The Sky also selects Jennifer Harris, a guard from Washington (20th overall) and Kerri Gardin, a forward from Virginia Tech (34th overall).
May 9, 2006
Sky plays their first-ever game against the Los Angeles Sparks at the UIC Pavilion, winning 78-73. Brooke Wyckoff scores the first basket in franchise history.
May 23, 2006
In front of 5, 112 people the Sky play their first regular season home game at against the 2005 WNBA champion Sacramento Monarchs. However, the Sky loses 76-63.
June 28, 2006
Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA All-Star, Nikki McCray retires after a long and successful career.
June 29, 2006
Sky record their first regular season win against the Charlotte Sting 75-69.
July 12, 2006
Candice Dupree becomes the first Sky player to play in an All-Star game. Dupree played 12 minutes scoring eight points and grabbed five rebounds for the Eastern Conference.
November 22, 2006
Chicago Sky forward Brooke Wyckoff returns to her alma mater (Florida State University) where her number 21 jersey was retired at halftime of the FSU vs. Florida women's basketball game.
December 12, 2006
Dave Cowens resigns as head coach of the Sky and University of Missouri-Kansas City women's head basketball coach BO Overton becomes the second head coach and general manager for the Sky.
January 27, 2007
Margaret Stender is inducted into the University of Richmond Hall of Fame. Stender played basketball all four years at Richmond and was the first female student athlete to receive an athletic scholarship at the University of Richmond.
February 12, 2007
Sky sign free agent and Chicago native Dominique Canty from the Huston Comets.
April 9, 2007
With the third pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft the Sky select Armintie Price, a guard from Mississippi University.
June 29, 2007
Jia Perkins scores a franchise record 39 points in a 92-84 double overtime win against the Sacramento Monarchs.
November 5, 2007
The Sky announce former executive vice president of business operations for the Chicago Wolves, Adam Fox, as the Sky’s new chief operating officer.
September 8, 2007
Armintie Price is named the 2007 WNBA Rookie of the Year. Price averaged 7.9 points and 2.9 assists her rookie year.
December 4, 2007
Sky announces The Tinley Park High School Titans as the first-ever winner of “High School Team of the Week.”
January 22, 2008
Sky join forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter in support of its “Pennies for Patients” school program. They Sky helped raise $415,000 in 2008 for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.
The Sky launches the Sky Cares Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation linked to the WNBA Chicago Sky. The mission of Sky Cares is to help build girls’ self-esteem and provide girls and young women with positive mentors.
April 9, 2008
With the second overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, the Sky select Sylvia Fowles, a center from LSU.
June 20, 2008
In the second highest scoring games in Chicago Sky history, the Sky lose a hard fought game 112-105 to the Phoenix Mercury. Jia Perkins scored 10 of her 30 points in the final 1:37 of regulation to rally the Sky and force overtime.
March 12, 2008
Bo Overton announces he is resigning as head coach and general manager of the Sky. Assistant coach Steven Key becomes the third head coach and general manager of the Sky.
January 7, 2009
Chicago Sky sign guard Erin Thorn from the New York Liberty to a two-year contract.
April, 9 2011
With the third overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft, the Sky select Kristi Toliver, a guard from the University of Maryland.
May 13, 2009
The Sky and Comcast announce an exclusive agreement to air regular season Sky games on Comcast’s CN100.
June 23, 2009
On the road, the Sky grabs a thrilling 99-98-overtime victory against the Atlanta Dream. Candice Dupree scores a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
July 14, 2009
Sylvia Fowles and Candice Dupree are named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as starters. This is the first time in Sky history that two Sky players started in an All-Star game.
Candice Dupree received the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award.
August 17, 2009
The Chicago Sky announce that the team will be playing the 2010 WNBA season at Allstate Arena after reaching a multi-year contract agreement with the arena.
August 18, 2009
Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles is named to the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team.
September 4, 2009
Despite a franchise record of 16-18, the Sky were again eliminated from playoff contention after being involved in a three-team tiebreaker, with the Washington Mystics winning the breaker, and the Sky finished 5th in the Eastern Conference.
April 8, 2010
The Chicago Sky select Epiphanny Prince, a guard from Rutgers University with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft.
May 22, 2010
Sky plays its first regular season game at the Allstate Arena. In a heartbreaking overtime loss, the Sky fall to Indiana 86-92.
August 1, 2010
Sylvia Fowles scores a career high 35 points (second highest in team history) in a 96-97 loss to Phoenix Mercury.
September 13, 2010
Sylvia Fowles is named to the 2010 All-WNBA First Team.
October 1, 2010
Sky announce that Adam Fox will take over as to president and CEO of the Chicago Sky.
October 29, 2010
Sky announce Pokey Chatman as the next general manager and head coach of the Chicago Sky. Chatman becomes the fourth head coach of the Chicago Sky.
April 11, 2011
The Chicago Sky select Courtney Vandersloot from Gonzaga University with the third overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
June 23, 2011
In the highest scoring game in Sky history, the Sky won a 107-101-overtime battle against Connecticut as Epiphanny Prince led the way with 25 points.
July 13, 2011
On Camp Day, against Tulsa Shock, the Sky set an all-time attendance record with 13,838 and topped the Shock 72-54.
July 19, 2011
Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince, and Courtney Vandersloot were all named to the 2011 WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team. This marks the first time in Sky history that three Sky players were selected to an All-Star team.
August 7, 2011
Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record of eight consecutive games with a double-double.
August 23, 2011
Against the Atlanta Dream at home, Epiphanny Prince’s fifth steal was her 74th on the season, setting a Sky single season record previously owned by Jia Perkins in 2009.
Michelle Snow played her 205th consecutive game passing Tamika Whitmore for the 13th longest streak in WNBA history.
September 4, 2011
Fowles broke her own franchise record for scoring in a season with 615 points with three games still to play. Fowles seventh point broke her 2010 Sky record for points in a season with 607. She finished the 2011 season with 680 points.
September 10, 2011
Rookie point guard Courtney Vandersloot sets the Sky's single-season assist record with 124 assists against the Los Angeles Sparks.
September 11, 2011
In an amazing end of the season performance against the Seattle Storm, Sylvia Fowles scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to became only the second player in WNBA history to average 20 points ands 10 rebounds in a season.
September 29, 2011
Sylvia Fowles was named the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year.