| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The joke was old by late October 2010 but most Fridays after practice, I would walk past Pat Mannelly and ask for his thoughts on setting a record that Sunday.
Mannelly passed Steve McMichael as the Bears' record holder for career games on Sept. 27,...
| May 16, 2014
Do you know the Mount Rushmore game?
Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore.
(For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
| Jun 20, 2014
Is there room in the Young Adult landscape for a coming-of-age novel that is not about vampires, set in a dystopian future, or written by John Green? Elephant Rock Books thinks so.
The independent publisher, based in Connecticut but with strong...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:15 AM
In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move.
Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Charles Tillman feels healthy, OK? Stop asking him about it because he's tired of the question.
The Bears cornerback made that clear Thursday night as pop music pulsed from speakers at Kings in Rosemont, where he hosted a bowling fundraiser for his...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Bernie Kosar says he’s considering getting involved in coaching, and his observation of quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears on Wednesday seemed to advance that notion.
The former quarterback who played mainly for the Browns in a 12-year NFL...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Jimmy Clausen continued his climb back to the NFL on Wednesday during the Bears' team drills inside the Walter Payton Center. He dropped back to pass behind the offensive reserves while Jordan Palmer watched from the periphery — two quarterbacks...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
TOWSON FOOTBALL: Junior running back Terrance West will apply for early entry into the 2014 National Football League draft and pass up his senior season.
West, a three-time All-American, led all of college football with 2,509 rushing yards and 42...
| 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...