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  • Consistency was Patrick Mannelly's real specialty

     Consistency was Patrick Mannelly's real specialty
    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,...
  • The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit

    The Biblioracle: The Mount Rushmore of American lit
    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.)...
  • Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'

    Elephant Rock Books enters Y.A. with 'The Carnival at Bray'
    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...
  • Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest

    Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest
    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-...
  • Charles Tillman ready for another go-round with Bears

     Charles Tillman ready for another go-round with Bears
    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...
  • Jay Cutler impresses former QB Bernie Kosar

    Jay Cutler impresses former QB Bernie Kosar
    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...
  • Jimmy Clausen eager to make most of opportunity

    Jimmy Clausen eager to make most of opportunity
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Sports Museum gets into the game

    Chicago Sports Museum gets into the game
    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...
  • College roundup: Towson star to try luck in NFL

    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...
  • 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...