| Aug 22, 2013
The longtime ranch-style home of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo recently came on the market in Bannockburn for $719,000.
One of the most popular ballplayers in Chicago history, Santo, who was the Cubs star third baseman from 1960 to 1973 and then was a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Imagine if, around the same time as the Oscars, another theater across the street hosted a similarly named ceremony — the Oswalds, say — that honored most of the same movies and people.
Such has been the case for years in Huntington Beach,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Yankees’ star Alex Rodriguez is being suspended from Major League Baseball through the 2014 season — reportedly the longest non-lifetime suspension in baseball history -- for violating the MLB’s drug policy. (He can play while he...
| Jul 17, 2013
You see them everywhere – on top of the heads of ballplayers on TV, on tourists roaming Michigan Avenue, on weekend warriors at the neighborhood softball diamond and on the kids playing in the cul-de-sac. In fact, for most fans of baseball caps, the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 PM
It was one of those rare days where Jim Smiley pulled his collection of baseball memorabilia out of storage and into his La Crescenta home.
While Smiley hasn’t seen most of the items in quite a while, he only brings them out about four times a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Derek Jeter is already one of baseball’s immortals. Once he finally retires from the game, the New York Yankee shortstop will be a shoo-in for a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He’ll get a bronze plaque, in a spot not...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history.
Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
| Jan 1, 2014
In addition to Victoria Falls, Africa's Zambezi River is known for its challenging whitewater. An agreement by the governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe to build two dams downriver from the falls would flood the Batoka Gorge below the falls, wiping out...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Legendary Entertainment Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull has been elected to the board of directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The move comes eight months after Warner Bros. released Legendary's "42," the Jackie Robinson biopic...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92.
In September 2007, I was invited to make a speech to a civic group in St. Louis. I told the person who invited me I would come on one condition: that I could meet Stan Musial.
| Sep 15, 2013
Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...