| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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,...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:32 AM
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...
| 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 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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| 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...