| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The Chicago Bears are increasing the price of season tickets for 2014 by an average of 4.1 percent, the team announced Wednesday.
The team has increased season-ticket prices in some form every year except one since 2003. Their average ticket price of...
| Feb 1, 2014
NEW YORK — Shortly after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell began his annual state-of-the-league address Friday at the Time Warner Center, fake white flakes started falling behind him on the Rose Theater stage.
"I told you we were going to embrace the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:26 PM
— Only because the Rose Theater at the Lincoln Center is five stories up and the artificial snow that fell behind NFL commissioner Roger Goodell might have muffled sound like the real thing was nobody able to hear the kicking and spinning of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Could Chicago ever host the Super Bowl?
While all eyes will be on New York/New Jersey this Sunday for the first open-air, cold weather Super Bowl, Chicagoans have been debating for years whether the Big Game could come to the Windy City.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Friends of the Parks President Erma Tranter is stepping down after leading the advocacy group for more than three decades.
Tranter, 70, said she will begin working with a startup nonprofit that will take medical resources to Guatemala. Leaving the parks...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:31 AM
As the NFL embraces the challenges of playing its first Super Bowl in a cold weather city, officials for the new College Football Playoff won’t rule out the possibility of doing the same with the national championship.
Under college football&...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:07 PM
If you didn't know Richard Sherman before Sunday, you know him now.
Dedicated NFL fans knew all about the Seattle all-pro cornerback before Sunday's NFC Championship Game, but most of America probably didn't know much about him before his postgame...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:58 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When kickoff arrived Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, the Bears found themselves on the doorstep of a golden opportunity. A wild afternoon around the league that included dramatic home losses by the Packers and Lions...
| Dec 10, 2013
It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka --
saps your will to live.
But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Conventional wisdom said throw the ball away and take the field goal.
So, naturally, Bears quarterback Josh McCown took his chances. December in the NFL is no time for the timid, and the Bears arrived Monday night at Soldier Field intent on seizing...
| 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...