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  • 6 things to know for U.S.-Belgium

    6 things to know for U.S.-Belgium
    Admit it. Deep down, you didn't really think the U.S. soccer team would escape the 2014 World Cup's Group of Death. But boy, are you excited for Tuesday's round of 16 game against Belgium. We have a confession to make: So are we. Here's what you need to...
  • Mannelly explains retirement decision, gets ready to tee it up

    Mannelly explains retirement decision, gets ready to tee it up
    Patrick Mannelly is finally finished. After 16 seasons and 245 games as a Chicago Bear, the 39-year-old long snapper formally announced his retirement Friday morning. The decision, Mannelly admitted, required deep thought and reflection. But ultimately,...
  • U.S.-Belgium makes it tough on Chicago's Belgians

    U.S.-Belgium makes it tough on Chicago's Belgians
    As honorary consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Chicago, Paul Van Halteren gets invited to plenty of places around town. Usually, Van Halteren loves representing his native country with pride and without feeling uncomfortable or inhibited —...
  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
  • World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.

    World Cup audience at all-time high in U.S.
    The TV in the restaurant's bar had the Cubs game on Monday night. The owner, though, was completely oblivious to Jake Arrieta's quest to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox. His sporting mind was elsewhere. "You watching the U.S. game tomorrow?" he...
  • Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'

    Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'
    Jim McMahon recalls hanging out with former Super Bowl XX Bears teammate Dave Duerson about a month before Duerson committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest Feb. 17, 2011. “He was a lot more quiet than I originally had known him to be,&...
  • 10 Blackhawks games to watch in 2014-15

    10 Blackhawks games to watch in 2014-15
    The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington. The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
  • Patrick Mannelly's presence will be missed

    Patrick Mannelly's presence will be missed
    For years, Patrick Mannelly occupied a locker in the corner of Halas Hall where he often sat quietly observing the scene as reporters interviewed Bears teammates who made bigger headlines and earned larger salaries. Over 16 seasons, Mannelly has seen...
  • Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge

    Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge
    The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia. The location south of Soldier Field has...
  • Blackhawks will play Capitals in 2015 Winter Classic

    Blackhawks will play Capitals in 2015 Winter Classic
    The Blackhawks are headed to the great outdoors — again. As first reported by TSN in Canada, the Hawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in Washington. The site is yet to be announced, but it likely will...
  • Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium

    Summer dip at Shedd Aquarium
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • U.S. success sparks World Cup fever in Chicago

    U.S. success sparks World Cup fever in Chicago
    Chicago soccer legend Willy Roy noticed the strangest thing during a trip last week to Wood Dale American Legion Post 1205: People wanted to talk soccer. Even for a man who built his life around the beautiful game, this almost never happens. "Older...