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  • Rodgers or not, Bears made history Monday

    Rodgers or not, Bears made history Monday
    Has your afterglow faded from Monday night's historic Bears win? Seriously, put some pants on. Or at least throw on a robe. And yes, I said "historic." I searched through Pro-Football-Reference.com to find a Bears-Packers game where Chicago was a bigger...
  • Lehigh's Lee Kurfis, the nation's leading receiver, is added to Walter Payton Award watch list

     
    After Ryan Spadola graduated, Lehigh football fans probably though they'd never see a receiver like him again. But just one year later, Lee Kurfis is putting up Spadola-type numbers, if not better. The senior from West Chester is having a season for the...
  • Skyline writer honored

    Skyline writer honored
    I found myself in a secured corner of a downtown skyscraper Tuesday night, dark shades obscuring a gorgeous view of Millennium Park cloaked in snow. The darkness was intentional, as workers at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower, like they do many nights,...
  • Bears bars: Find your Sunday soulmate

    Bears bars: Find your Sunday soulmate
    Oh, you have Bears season tickets? Then stop reading now, you lucky jerk. For the rest of us, Sundays (and Monday, Nov. 4 against Green Bay ... oh yes!) will see us glued to the TV from the edge of a barstool. If you don’t have cable, finding a...
  • A day with Jordan, Payton and Dawson

    A day with Jordan, Payton and Dawson
    Twenty-five years ago, the Chicago sports landscape was ruled by three men: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton and Andre Dawson. And in January 1988, the magazine Chicago Times pulled off a greater feat than having them all in the same city. They got them...
  • Girls hoops season preview | Faith the name of the game for H-F's Suggs

    Girls hoops season preview | Faith the name of the game for H-F's Suggs
    In the fall of 1996, Shafer Suggs and his wife, Susan Hoster-Suggs, thought a lot about what to name their first born. When she was five months pregnant, Susan found out a mole on her leg contained melanoma. A sizable chunk of that leg was gone after...
  • Eagles need to win while McCoy is young

    Eagles need to win while McCoy is young
    — He can cope with the pain in his right ankle well enough. What LeSean McCoy has a much tougher time wrapping his head around is the losing. He can't take it much longer, and is playing like a man on a singular mission to reverse the three-season...
  • A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area

    A history of celebrity-owned restaurants in the Chicago area
    The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...
  • The Prospector: Gators' commit Keanu Neal epitomizes the term All-American

    The Prospector: Gators' commit Keanu Neal epitomizes the term All-American
    In a packed gymnasium in this tiny town off I-75, just south of the Florida Turnpike merge, Keanu Neal sat shyly at a table on the stage last Thursday. Banners proclaiming him an All-American were draped behind him. Hundreds of adoring fans filled...
  • Prep sports profile: Alex and Andrew Gray

    Prep sports profile: Alex and Andrew Gray
    After a tough one-point loss in the playoff quarterfinals last season, twin Lincoln-Way West football players Alex and Andrew Gray are focused on taking their team all the way in the state tournament. The team captains both have Division I scholarship...
  • Connie Payton, helping homeless veterans

    Connie Payton, helping homeless veterans
    Connie Payton's latest endeavor — helping provide homes for veterans — is not such a departure for a woman who grew up taking care of others. "I was raised in New Orleans and I had to grow up early," says Payton, 58, who lives in Chicago. "I...
  • Eric Dickerson likes Adrian Peterson but loves his NFL rushing record

    Eric Dickerson likes Adrian Peterson but loves his NFL rushing record
    Eric Dickerson flew. So has time. It has been 29 years since the former Los Angeles Rams star set the NFL's single-season rushing record — a span that matches his jersey number — and now the Hall of Fame back once again waits to see if his...