| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:39 PM
On the eve of Wednesday's board vote on school closings and turnarounds, Chicago Public Schools has reached a deal with community leaders on the West Side to bring in a new neighborhood high school to replace Crane Tech, which is expected to begin a...
| Mar 2, 2008
The best owner in the history of professional sports is strolling through his sprawling hilltop home when he comes upon an ornate wooden door riddled with three gaping holes.
It is the door to his private elevator. It is also, perhaps, the portal to a...
| Dec 28, 2008
Jim Dooley, 77; succeeded George Halas as coach of the Chicago Bears (Jan. 8)
Christopher Bowman, 40; two-time U.S. figure skating champion (Jan. 10)
Johnny Podres, 75; left-hander pitched Dodgers to first World Series title in...
| Nov 8, 2008
Nice time for a drive, November. Welcome back the breezes and the sweatered weathercasters promising a slight chance of rain. Breathe deep the oak fire from up the block or the fine damp smells we haven't had in six or eight months. After six months of...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:49 AM
As the 1920 football season began, professional teams faced three pressing problems involving players: Salaries were rising quickly, players were jumping from one team to another and teams were using college players who had yet to graduate.
| Dec 19, 2007
| 11:56 AM
Grit, savvy and sheer brutality--those are classic Chicago traits, no matter the endeavor, and they brought the National Football League championship to Chicago on this date, when the Bears defeated the New York Giants 14-10. The Bears had not been a...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 10:11 AM
The Chicago Bears devastated the New England Patriots on this date in Super Bowl XX by an appropriate score, 46-10, stamping their ravaging "46" defense on National Football League history. The victory in New Orleans' Superdome, the first major...
| Oct 26, 2009
CINCINNATI -- The Bears' 45-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday challenged the axiom that it is better to give than receive.
The Bengals received to the tune of five touchdown catches. The Bears gave way beyond the point where it hurt.
And there was no...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 11:04 AM
Chicago Bears: Yesterday and Today
CELEBRATE YESTERDAY AND TODAY'S MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY WITH CHICAGO BEARS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Chicagoans are passionate about many things, from the food they love to the wildest politics anywhere USA. Most talk and...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 1:17 PM
Heydays surveys a century's worth of the people, teams, and events that have made Chicago the greatest sports town there is--from the crosstown World Series of 1906 to the world-champion White Sox of 2005.
The book relives the exploits of Chicago...
| Aug 27, 2009
| 8:39 AM
Bear With Me
To purchase a copy of the book:
Bear With Me: A Family History of George Halas and the Chicago Bears
Bear With Me: A Family History of George Halas and the Chicago Bears tells this story and many others from the perspective of his grandson...
| Mar 6, 2009
George McAfee, who was an explosive threat playing both offense and defense for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C. He was 90.
FOR THE RECORD:
George McAfee obituary: The obituary of Hall of Fame Chicago...