| Jan 12, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If Wayne Gretzky hadn't been traded to the Kings in 1988, hockey in Southern California would still be the pursuit of a passionate few.
The Ducks wouldn't exist if not for the enthusiasm generated by Gretzky's unprecedented scoring feats and knack for...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Our regular Tuesday foray into some things sports... It was 71 degrees in our living room as we watched the Bears dismantle the Cowboys Monday night, but it felt like 68 degrees. The wickedly cold temperatures at Soldier Field certainly......
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:40 AM
It was 11 degrees just before kickoff Monday night at the coldest Bears home game so far this season. But in a parking lot outside Soldier Field, the Volpe family was grilling out.
Sam Volpe, 52, a Bears season ticket holder for 27 years, stood...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:52 AM
Chicago emergency officials are urging residents to take precautions to keep warm Monday, with forecasts calling for gusty winds and temperatures dipping into the teens.
About 4:45 a.m., the temperature at O'Hare International Airport was 23 degrees and...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:13 PM
After unseasonably cold temperatures dominated the weekend weather discussion Saturday in Chicago, snow will be the centerpiece of weather activity today.
Storms coming from the west are expected to drop somewhere between 1 and 3 inches across the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Abracadabra, the Bears are 3-0.
If the season ended today, the Bears would be in a three-way tie with New Orleans and Seattle for home-field advantage in the NFC. Congratulations. Of course, NFL seasons don't typically end after three weeks. And it's...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:32 PM
For live updates from throughout the area, follow us on Twitter @ChiTribPreps. For results, check out the scoreboard. At a game? Join the action using hashtag #TribFB.
FINAL 3A: Stillman Valley 43, St. Joseph-Ogden 41
DEKALB - An offsides...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NHL Thanksgiving Showdown 2013 on NBC: Haven’t seen enough roughing, elbowing and fighting during your Black Friday shopping excursion? The NHL Thanksgiving Showdown is back for a Friday matinee game on Nov. 29 on NBC at 1pm ET between the N.Y....