| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:58 PM
With its offense sputtering and its defense hanging on Friday against Simeon during the Prep Bowl, St. Rita needed something special to get the upper hand.
That's when sophomore Daniel Gleaves broke through the middle of Simeon's punt protection,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Hey, look! They finally put a team in Soldier Field worth showing up to watch.
That’s not a shot at the Bears --- OK, not as cheap a shot as I usually take --- but more off a comment on the difference between football and hockey, and after...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Showtime's "Shameless" filmed a Chicago tailgate party and a flash mob in November, and both scenes appear in the Season 4 premiere.
You can watch the premiere, which debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 on TV, online right now. The episode begins shortly after...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Like a stylish mad scientist, Martellus Bennett tinkers in his laboratory.
It's away from football and in the basement of his suburban home where his creative mind flourishes. It's where the self-proclaimed "visionary architect" paints, doodles and...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
The rain had escalated near Lake Michigan. Of course it had.
Late in the fourth quarter, at the end of a gloomy afternoon, a full day's mist had turned into a troublesome shower, just another hindrance for the Bears to deal with on a Sunday filled...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl.
It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Frank Beamer has been a spectator, a guest of honor and a green flag-waver at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now, after nearly 17 years of talking about it, he'll finally be a football coach at the track.
Virginia Tech and Tennessee were...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:06 AM
If you've always hoped to party with the Gallaghers, here's your chance. Showtime's "Shameless" returns to Chicago Nov. 11-15, and they're looking for extras.
The series will film its usual shots at the Gallagher house and Sheila's house, but will need...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Tornadoes destroyed buildings and threatened residents in northern Illinois on Sunday after an unusually strong November storm began to sweep through the Midwest.
Photos from witnesses showed shredded homes in Washington, Ill., about 10 miles east of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:52 PM
His coaches say Demarius Reed had been a natural leader on the football field since he was a boy, sporting skills that propelled him from the playing fields of Simeon Career Academy to a spot on the roster at Eastern Michigan University.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Police investigating the death of former Simeon football player Demarius Reed are looking for anyone who attended a late-night party in an apartment complex near Eastern Michigan University where Reed was found shot.
"We're just looking for people from...