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  • Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'

    Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'
    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...
  • Peyton Manning wins fifth NFL MVP award

    Peyton Manning wins fifth NFL MVP award
    Peyton Manning's record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL most valuable player award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three. Denver's record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,...
  • ODU, Heinicke adjust offense for greater effectiveness in spring

    ODU, Heinicke adjust offense for greater effectiveness in spring
    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...
  • Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially

    Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially
    Unable to raise the kind of campaign money Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has collected, state Sen. Kirk Dillard has turned to the checkbook of his running mate. Since October, state Rep. Jil Tracy and members of her family have provided...
  • Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot

    Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot
    "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...
  • Bears' Charles Tillman may hate cold more than opponents do

    Bears' Charles Tillman may hate cold more than opponents do
    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...
  • Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'

    Illinois governor forum: 'Beat up Brucey all morning'
    Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
  • Misconduct case in GOP spotlight

    Misconduct case in GOP spotlight
    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...
  • Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge

    Blackhawks test their Bears knowledge
    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...
  • EIU QB Garoppolo stars at Shrine Game

    EIU QB Garoppolo stars at Shrine Game
    Jimmy Garoppolo's NFL Draft resume got quite stronger on Saturday. The Walter Payton Award-winning quarterback out of Eastern Illinois was named the offensive most valuable players of the East-West Shrine Game, helping the East to a 23-13 victory over...
  • Bears' Charles Tillman hosting 5K race but won't run it

    Bears' Charles Tillman hosting 5K race but won't run it
    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...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    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...