| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Chicagoan Aja Evans, in her rookie season as a bobsled pusher, earned her first World Cup medal Friday in Igls, Austria.
With the fastest time of the 20 sleds in the second run, Evans and driver Jazmine Fenlator took third overall , just five-hundredths...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Bobsled pusher Katie Eberling of Palos Hills is in position to win a second straight medal at the World Championships.
Eberling, a volleyball player at Western Michigan who took up the sport barely two years ago, and driver Elana Meyers stand third...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.
Confession: Until last week, I hadn't...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:25 PM
After two trips to the 2014 Sochi Olympic bobsled venue over the past two winters, sled pusher Katie Eberling of Palos Hills said she is not worried about returning or having family members travel there because of links between the prime suspects in...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Aja Evans ended her rookie year as a bobsled pusher with her best World Cup finish.
The Chicagoan did it Friday on the 2014 Winter Olympic track in a manner that bodes well for the chances of whichever sled she might push in Sochi, Russia, next winter....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:20 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Steps away from the honking traffic jam of humanity crushing into the grand opening of Cars Land last week, Disneyland quietly welcomed back one of its icons - the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
The Swiss Alps-themed ride was the park's first...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 5:19 AM
Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain have been battling over the coveted title of Roller Coaster Capital of the World for years.
The two parks were tied, with a record 17 roller coasters apiece, until the Six Flags amusement park in Valencia added...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:15 PM
Reporting from Knoebels in Elysburg, Pa.--
Over the last five summers, the most anticipated roller coaster hasn’t been a towering, looping speed demon but rather a slow, squat and serpentine 1930s-era replica that disappeared from the amusement...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The fog in Oslo, Norway was so thick Friday that spectators at the bottom of the windswept ski-jump hill at the World Nordic Ski Championships could see little more than the moment the women athletes skied through the finish area.......
| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The symbolic bill passes: The revised Republican plan passed on Friday includes tougher requirements on Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and send it to the states for ratification, a long-time core demand of conservative...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
From page 27 of the 74-page The debt-ceiling bill (.pdf): SEC. 201. VOTE ON THE BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. After September 30, 2011, and not later than December 31, 2011, the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, shall vote on passage......