| May 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Last weekend was arguably one of the biggest camp/recruiting weekends in the area, with the first Rivals.com camp at Maine South on Saturday and the Nike Football Training Camp at Addison Trail on Sunday.
Several top players attended at least one camp....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Blackhawks can sell out Soldier Field.
1. Don Cooper will be the happiest man at U.S. Cellular on Friday, when he’s officially back to work after a bout with diverticulitis.
In one more cruel twist, however,...
| Apr 28, 2013
When Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers brought their historic roadshow to Chicago a few weeks into the 1947 season, a record crowd of 46,572 people crammed into Wrigley Field, and 20,000 more stood outside wishing they could get in. After the game,...
| Apr 1, 2013
In 1972, Jim Reynolds was less than two months shy of graduating from Chicago Vocational High School, with plans of becoming a television repairman.
Raised in Englewood on the city's South Side, he had been studying the trade for two years when his...
| Apr 2, 2013
During a recent Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game during its Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament, White Sox ace Chris Sale barely could contain himself watching his alma mater on television.
"My wife (Brianne) and I were in our living...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent.
After 13 seasons, it's...
| Apr 7, 2013
Two years before his assassination, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rented an apartment in Chicago. At the time, blacks and whites here lived lives as firmly separated as in the Deep South, where his civil rights crusade had begun. African-Americans faced...
| Jun 9, 2013
Amid all the wrangling over renovations and increased signage at Wrigley Field, we'd like to explode a few myths about the 99-year-old ballpark. As Ernie Banks might put it, let's play 10:
1 The ballpark you know as Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, used...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The Rivals Challenge at Soldier Field last weekend featured 100 of the top prospects in the country.
The Chicago area was represented by Plainfield South linebacker Clifton Garrett, Crete-Monee linebacker Nyles Morgan and Benet junior quarterback Jack...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Chicago Bears' Charles Tillman is a busy man this season, both on and off the field. From his famous ball punch on Sundays to his quest to make an impact in the lives of the youth of Chicago with his Cornerstone Foundation . Tilliman on Monday hosted a...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway.
Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:10 PM
You would have to think Ryan McKay was born to be a goalie.
That's the way his mother, Lorraine, sees it.
Her recollection is that the first time he tried the position, as a 5-year-old in the Northwest Chargers house league, the other kids on the team...