| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:48 PM
— 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
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,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...
| May 26, 2013
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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
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...