| Apr 12, 2014
Called a family meeting the other day. Like conversation, a family meeting is another antiquated concept. These days, you're more likely to go on a sleigh ride or visit the Vatican than attend a family meeting. I plow ahead anyway.
Our family is now one...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:39 PM
As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along.
Touching the famous foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series wasn't the worst thing to happen to...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
Former Chicago Bears punter Brad Maynard has sold his five-bedroom, 5,971-square-foot house in Long Grove for $1.25 million.
Maynard, 39, was with the Bears from 2001 until he was released in 2011. After stints with two other teams, Maynard is out of...
| 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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Smart man, Tom Thayer.
As the Bears radio analyst, he’s football Steve Stone with the way he diagnoses plays before the snap and breaks them down later. He’s also football Ron Santo, grunting his dismay at his former team’s failure,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 8:01 AM
L. Patrick Reedy and Jean Norris
34th Annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes
Sunday, October 14, 2012
To purchase a copy of the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field Friday, July 19, the band confirmed this morning.
The band tweeted out, "IT'S OFFICIAL: Pearl Jam will be playing at Wrigley Field. Will you be there?" The show will be called “An Evening With Pearl Jam,"...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
WGN Cubs voices Pat Hughes, Ron Santo are Lou Boudreau are among 41 broadcasters who have made it through to the second round of voting for the the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 2013 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Dec 9, 2011
If you liked Tyler Colvin and wanted to see what he was made of, you’re out of luck. Colvin and DJ LeMahieu have been traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. I used to take pride in being able to project certain moves...