| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Kevin Bacon was the talk of the Internet for his dance routine entrance on "The Tonight Show" in March.
The entrance was in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "Footloose," the movie that helped launch Bacon into stardom.
Turns out there are...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Nearly 25 years ago, I encountered a teenage trumpeter in New Orleans whose obvious gifts were overshadowed only by his enormous potential. The young man became one of the most protean trumpet virtuosos in jazz, and last September Nicholas Payton turned...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
NORFOLK — Old Dominion's offense won't appear markedly different in its first full season as a Football Bowl Subdivision program. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke still will distribute the ball among a slew of playmakers in the Monarchs' go-go, spread...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Soldier Field in March may be just as brutal as a December football game.
The Hawks on Friday will test the outdoor ice rink on the field before the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Playing in Chicago has turned some...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Are you hungry, did you eat yet?" asks Mary Stark, touching the hand of Steve Twardowski. "Frank, get him a nice bowl of the goulash, on the house."
Twardowski, 30, a teacher and photographer, takes a seat at the bar, sips an Old Style and fiddles with...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Chicago residents and businesses who get caught trying to avoid the city's motor vehicle sticker costs and higher insurance rates by registering their cars in nearby suburbs or other cities where fees aren't so steep would face stiffer penalties under a...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:18 PM
I know what you’re thinking: There haven’t been enough articles about the cold weather during the polar vortex.
And that’s why I bring you this entertaining video from Tuesday’s episode of ESPN2’s “Highly...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Republican governor rivals Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner directly confronted each other for the first time Monday amid controversy over misconduct allegations by a state treasurer’s office employee that have quickly become the focus of the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner marked his 58th birthday fending off criticism from Republican governor rivals of his vilification of “government union bosses” and apologizing for how he initially characterized an effort to get his daughter...