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  • SNERD - November 2nd, 2011

    Chazzy and Cher? Hot off the heels of his/her popular appearance on "Dancing With The Stars," Chaz Bono is wasting no time after his/her booting from the hoofing competition to transform the opportunity and the exposure into a budding showbiz career....
  • Ricketts family moves to control fallout on Obama attack ad

    Ricketts family moves to control fallout on Obama attack ad
    The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, today moved to control the fallout from a now-disavowed plan to politically attack President Barack Obama reportedly funded by family patriarch. The New York Times first reported that a plan was...
  • Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan

    Anti-Obama ad flap deals blow to Wrigley Field rehab plan
    The long-shot prospect of taxpayer help to renovate Wrigley Field grew more remote Thursday, upended by revelations that the patriarch of the Chicago Cubs' ownership team had been offered a plan for using a super PAC to run racially tinged attack ads that...
  • Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants

    Multiple options for Chicago-area applicants
    Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
  • Is it time for a new Ricketts to run the Cubs?

    Is it time for a new Ricketts to run the Cubs?
    Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done. A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
  • Perfect: Big week for Cubs, big nothing for fans

    Perfect: Big week for Cubs, big nothing for fans
    Welcome to the most important days of the Cubs’ season. Welcome to the most unsatisfying days of the Cubs’ season. So Cub. The amateur draft begins Monday and continues into Tuesday and Wednesday until, I believe, every graduating high...
  • SNERD - November 10th, 2011

    Raising Cain's Appetite As he attempts to rescue his reputation, political future, and front-running presidential candidacy, embattled Republican Herman Cain is dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by strapping on the feedbag. But rather than...
  • Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more

    Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more
    With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
  • Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid

    Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid
    The Cubs reportedly are pursuing Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, the two biggest names on sale at Free Agents R Us, “sale’’ being a relative term. I’m not sure I believe it because it’s hard to believe much at this time of...
  • Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means

    Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means
    Ken Williams said trading closer Sergio Santos for a minor-leaguer is the start of rebuilding the White Sox. Excuse me? No, Kenny, sorry, but trading a closer is not the start of rebuilding unless the closer is Mariano Rivera. Trading Paul Konerko is...
  • Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?

    Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?
    Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager. And now this. Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed. Or maybe someone...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...