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  • Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place

    Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place
    Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us? Wrigley Field lacks the height and muscle of the John Hancock Center, the swirling ornament of the former Carson...
  • Fan loyalty plays out in 'Bleacher Bums'

     Fan loyalty plays out in 'Bleacher Bums'
    In the wide world of sports, you could argue that there are no other fans quite like Chicago Cubs fans — fiercely loyal, unabashedly optimistic — despite the fact that their beloved boys in blue haven't won a World Series in 106 years....
  • Local Voices West: March 27 edition

    Local Voices West: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Glen Ellyn, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Batavia, River Grove and West Chicago. Obamacare for some In most sports, when there's a rules violation, the official overseeing the contest will issue a penalty to the...
  • Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories

     Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories
    As part of our Wrigley Field at 100 coverage, we asked readers to share their stories. Here are some. You'll find more at chicgotribune.com/wrigley. My top moment was in the magical season of 1989. It was late July and the Cubs were battling the San...
  • Wrigley's 100th birthday cake uneaten, thrown away

    Wrigley's 100th birthday cake uneaten, thrown away
    Wrigley and the Cubs had their birthday cake, and no one ate it, too. The 400-pound "Cake Boss" created birthday cake for Wrigley's centennial was a spectacle at Wednesday's celebration. Now, it's apparently being hauled away to a dumpster on a...
  • Local Voices North: April 24 edition

    Local Voices North: April 24 edition
    Letters to the editor from Skokie, Glenview, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows and Northbrook. Pension promises Suburban homeowners should view Chicago's impending passing of government employee pension shortfalls to its...
  • Winter weather plays havoc with spring sports schedules

    Winter weather plays havoc with spring sports schedules
    Even as this seemingly endless winter begins to approach its rueful end, Bolingbrook and Plainfield are not out of the woods just yet. As a result of the lingering snow and cold temperatures, the Bolingbrook Park District this week opted to delay the...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • William R. Cahill, 1921-2014

    William R. Cahill, 1921-2014
    William R. Cahill brought a respect for the precise use of English to his work as a business journalist and public relations specialist and later as a frequent letter writer to newspapers including the Tribune. Each year, Mr. Cahill would compose a...
  • An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'

    An evolution to 'Beautiful Wrigley Field'
    Four landlords have owned Wrigley Field over the last century, beginning with Charles Weeghman, who opened the park 100 years ago Wednesday. And like any Chicago residence, Wrigley has undergone some changes over the years, with all of those landlords...
  • Boy mostly alone in hospital room during unique cancer treatment

    Boy mostly alone in hospital room during unique cancer treatment
    At precisely the time 6-year-old Sammy most needed his parents, they were forced to keep their distance because his unique cancer treatment made him radioactive. Even his favorite blanket and stuffed animal were off-limits, lest they, too, become...
  • Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial

    Five books round the bases on the Wrigley Field centennial
    Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...