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  • 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...
  • 2010 report on selective-enrollment abuse at CPS

     
    Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
  • Why Rauner is unrepentant as questions grow louder in high-school admissions controversy

     
    Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
  • Why Payton?

     
    A reader writes with his best guess as to why Bruce Rauner's daughter wanted to go to Chicago's Walter Payton College Prep instead of New Trier High School in Winnetka, since both are top-notch schools: It's possible that Rauner's daughter......
  • Yes, I gave Rauner the 'gate.' And I'd do it again

     
    From Sunday's print column Was I serious the other day when I coined the term "Sweetnessgate" to describe the controversy and lingering questions about how Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner got his daughter into Walter Payton College Prep?...
  • Former Bruton star Lorenzo Talaiferro making noise in Senior Bowl week

    Former Bruton star Lorenzo Talaiferro making noise in Senior Bowl week
    While his classmates at Coastal Carolina University plunge into their second-semester studies, Bruton High School alum Lorenzo Taliaferro is hundreds of miles away, preparing for a test that might determine his future in professional football. Taliaferro...
  • 10 Bears-Packers season-enders

    10 Bears-Packers season-enders
    Here's a look at the other Bears-Packers season finales: 2010: Packers 10-3. Jan. 2, 2011, Lambeau Field. Locked in a 3-3 tie, Aaron Rodgers connected on a 1-yard scoring pass to Donald Lee with 2 minutes, 50 seconds to play to give the Packers the...
  • Once abandoned, Terrell Watson survives and thrives at Azusa Pacific

    Once abandoned, Terrell Watson survives and thrives at Azusa Pacific
    The knock came on an afternoon in early September 1993, after Billy Watson returned home from the Los Angeles County Fair. "I opened the door and there was a baby in a little carrier on the doorstep," Watson recalls. "It was like something you see in...
  • A tribute in lights that became a tradition

    A tribute in lights that became a tradition
    Fourteen years ago, a Chicagoan named Walter Payton died too young. An electrician decided to use the windows of a downtown building as an overnight memorial, lighting up Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower with the "34" the beloved Bears running back wore on...
  • Thursday's multi-sport college roundup: W&M field hockey coach Ellis earns removal of interim tag

    Field hockey: The interim tag was removed from William and Mary coach Tess Ellis, who replaced Peel Hawthorne this season after 18 years as an assistant. Her team is 6-8, 2-1 in the CAA, including an upset of No. 5 Virginia. Women’s soccer:...
  • The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …

    The Bears' not-quite-midseason awards go to …
    NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games—ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at...