| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters.
Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Despite Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin's effort to cast himself as a "mere mortal" facing a "multimillionaire" challenger in Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, the lopsided nature of the race for U.S. Senate was evident Wednesday.
Durbin, who faced no...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I had to chuckle, when I read the article “Bears open Halas Hall to business events.” (Business, March 20)
According to the article, only well-connected fans, sponsors, business partners, suite owners, and key philanthropic supporters will...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
It's a 10-game, 19-day sprint to the end of the regular season for the Blackhawks, and their potential playoff pairing remains up for grabs. As they chase St. Louis and fend off Colorado, here's what to expect from the final five-plus-five.
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:18 PM
In the beginning: Jared Allen will turn 32 on April 3. He was born in Dallas, raised near San Jose, Calif., and went to college at Idaho State, where he was an All-Big Sky defensive lineman and long snapper.
Surprise, surprise: He was a fourth-round...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:07 AM
The governor believes it’s third and long for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dream of hosting a Super Bowl in Chicago.
Gov. Pat Quinn said during a radio appearance this morning that he doubts football’s biggest game will ever be played here....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
If you didn't know Richard Sherman before Sunday, you know him now.
Dedicated NFL fans knew all about the Seattle all-pro cornerback before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but most of America probably didn't know much about him before his postgame...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:31 AM
As the NFL embraces the challenges of playing its first Super Bowl in a cold weather city, officials for the new College Football Playoff won’t rule out the possibility of doing the same with the national championship.
Under college football&...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades.
Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl?
While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:26 PM
— Only because the Rose Theater at the Lincoln Center is five stories up and the artificial snow that fell behind NFL commissioner Roger Goodell might have muffled sound like the real thing was nobody able to hear the kicking and spinning of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The Chicago Bears are increasing the price of season tickets for 2014 by an average of 4.1 percent, the team announced Wednesday.
The team has increased season-ticket prices in some form every year except one since 2003. Their average ticket price of...