| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established, President Obama presented the nation’s highest civilian award to 16 Americans from fields as diverse as science, politics and sports.
The award, created by...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Oprah Winfrey was honored at the White House on Wednesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in an East Room ceremony heavy in historical reference and doses of humor.
"Early in Oprah Winfrey's career her bosses told her she should change her name...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor Wednesday to 16 Americans, including former President Bill Clinton and iconic talk show host Oprah Winfrey, in a star-studded and often poignant celebration at the White House....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:36 PM
It's been a century of curses, curveballs and Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field, a milestone the organization plans to celebrate throughout the 2014 season.
In addition to being the Cubs' home since 1916, the field has played host to dozens of baseball's...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Former Cubs star Andy Pafko had a good bat, a memorable nickname and a reputation as one of the friendliest players in the game.
Pafko, 92, died Tuesday in a nursing home in Stevensville, Mich., the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
A popular five-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize.
Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Do you care where Mark Wahlberg, in town to film "Transformers 4," ate the other night? Or at what local restaurant members of the Cleveland Indians, here to play the White Sox over the weekend, wolfed down their steaks?
You must, because for decades...
| Aug 31, 2013
"The papers in Chicago in those days were unlike any printed anywhere else," wrote the great Hugh Fullerton in 1928 for the Saturday Evening Post. "They were written largely in the language that the wild growing young city understood." On the evidence...
| Aug 13, 2013
Bizarre only to those who don't know Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub answered a question Monday asking what he did to deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom by breaking into the song his buddy Sammy Davis Jr. made famous.
"Whether I'm right or whether I'm...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Tennis--U.S. Open, Noon and 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer--UEFA Champions League, Plzen at Maribor, 1:30 p.m. (FXSP); UEFA Champions League, Eindhoven at AC Milan, 1:30 p.m. (FS1)
Sailing--Louis Vuitton Cup, Finals, Races 11 and 12, same-day...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Highwood-based artist Lou Cella has fashioned sculptures of some of Chicago's greatest athletes — from Frank Thomas and Carlton Fisk at U.S. Cellular Field, to Ernie Banks at Wrigley.
So his latest project may raise eyebrows among Chicago sports...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A baseball great stands out among the usual Sunday morning guests. A look at this weekend's lineup:
Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs legend, will discuss the state of the sport on CNN's "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon. The segment also features Bob...