| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:15 PM
The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer.
His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:46 PM
8A: Loyola vs. Naperville Central
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb.
Records: Loyola 12-1, Naperville Central 10-3.
On the offensive
Illinois State-bound QB Jake Kolbe (2,106 yards, 18 TDs, 3 INTs) of Naperville Central and Loyola...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The Bears’ Charles Tillman doesn’t do 5K runs. Luckily for him, his inaugural Charles “Peanut” Tillman 5K Race Saturday outside of Soldier Field — co-hosted by his Cornerstone Foundation and running specialty store...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Rather than take a look at what is going on this weekend like I normally do in this column, I thought I would preview some of the biggest, Chicago-related celebrity events taking place this year. I’m not talking about the events we see every year...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Make-A-Wish Illinois has once again landed a big name for its annual Wish Ball fundraiser.
"Late Night with Seth Meyers" host and Northwestern alum Seth Meyers will be the celebrity entertainer at the Make-A-Wish Illinois benefit May 3 at Soldier Field....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:15 AM
This shouldn't be too hard to find.
Showtime's "Shameless" will return to Chicago to film exterior scenes Nov. 5 to 11 and is in need of extras for a tailgating scene at Soldier Field, according to Atmosphere Casting of Chicago’s Facebook page....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Plain White T’s has been added to Saturday’s Stadium Series festivities at Soldier Field.
The Chicago-area band known for its hits “Hey There Delilah” and “1, 2, 3, 4” will perform before the outdoor game between...
| Feb 12, 2014
Making his third bid for U.S. Senate, Jim Oberweis has the support of more than half of Republican voters as he runs against a much lesser-known primary opponent for the right to take on Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?"
What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Kudos to the St. Louis Blues for detouring during an East Coast trip to practice at Yale on Friday and attend a women's hockey game in honor of Mandi...