| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Bill "Moose" Skowron, who went from marbles, softball and dreams on the parks and playgrounds of the Northwest Side to attain fame as one of the greatest athletes from Chicago, has died. He was 81.
Skowron, whose most enduring renown came as a member...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:49 AM
Babe Ruth's 1934 Yankees hat is going to auction and is expected to sell for at least $300,000, auctioneers said Monday.
The Bambino's hat was famously worn by Bombers hurler David "Boomer" Wells in the June 18, 1997 game. A devoted fan, Wells wore the...
| Apr 7, 2010
The place: Just west of Wrigley Field is a yellow one-story shack from the late 19th century that appears to be slanting into the pages of history. Named after the Beatles song, Yesterday welcomes with the sign “Where the Past Meets the Present.&...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 2:53 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Thomas Jane was born in Baltimore on this date in 1969. This birthday guy earned three Golden Globe nominations for best actor each of the three years he portrayed Ray Drecker on the series "Hung." He's also starred in films such as...
| Feb 12, 2010
The remarkable baseball life of Willie Mays can be measured in innumerable ways.
He started in the segregated Negro Leagues; when he retired in 1973 after 22 years in the major leagues, free agency was dawning. He was a bicoastal Giant who, in leading...
| Mar 26, 2009
Johnny Blanchard, 76, who played on five World Series- winning teams with the New York Yankees and was nicknamed "Super-Sub" for his versatility, died Wednesday of a heart attack at North Memorial Medical Center...
| Jun 13, 2010
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
| May 16, 2009
It slices! It dices! It pierces and pokes! It pulls stubborn flesh from bone with the flick of a wrist!
And if that doesn't get your prisoner talking, perhaps the ornate chair with its spiked seat, back and arm rests will do the trick.
| Apr 17, 2009
| 8:16 PM
Nick Kujawa and Ian O'Connor put on an unexpected display of power Friday in Orland Park.
"It's not like we're Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris," O'Connor said with a laugh as the Sandburg seniors each hit two-run home runs in the Eagles' 7-5 victory over...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:32 PM
And all this time, I thought people were joking about winning the Irish Sweepstakes. The prolonged steel strike puts 6,100 local General Motors employees out of work. The affected factories are GM's Chevrolet, Fisher Body and truck plants in the San...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Nov. 25, 1959: Los Angeles' population reaches 2.4 million. Parents pose with newly adopted children in a program of the Adoption Institute. âBen-Hurâ premieres as a benefit for USC. Gore Vidal worked on the script for âBen-Hur?â William Wyler,...
| Mar 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
March 8, 1960: Fletcher Knebel writes about Jacqueline Kennedy as part of his series on presidential candidatesâ wives. Itâs hard not to feel a pang of sorrow when Knebel notes that the Kennedys have just celebrated their daughter Carolineâs...