| Dec 12, 2013
Calendar of events: Highland Park, Highwood and Deerfield.
Yelp Holiday House
The popular restaurant app Yelp is teaming up with Renaissance Place to offer Highland Park its own winter wonderland.
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Yelp'...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:32 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles fans once threw snowballs at Jimmy Johnson at the Vet.
On Sunday, they threw bouquets, figuratively speaking, at Chip Kelly as the Eagles coach ran off the field following the Eagles' stunning 34-20 come-from-behind win over...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:55 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The snow report. Ticket sales. Train times. Terrorist threats. Construction problems. Civil rights.
In this Olympic winter, there's plenty to talk about here. But if your host is translator and guide Anna Trotsenko, those topics...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:49 AM
(Reuters) - Norway's Magnus Carlsen, dubbed the "Justin Bieber of chess", won the Chess World Championship on Friday, playing a patient game and driving defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India to make self-destructive mistakes.
Carlsen, 22, whose...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:35 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. For many of us, skis are much more than planks of wood and plastic.
They've gotten us safely down steep, snowy mountains. We've endured blinding storms and frostbite-inducing temperatures in them. We've waxed and tuned them...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a physically demanding job like firefighting, fitness is a basic requirement and may protect against injury, U.S. researchers say.
After tracking men and women in the Tucson, Arizona, fire department for five years, the...
| Nov 24, 2013
Living in Chicago means having a complimentary lifetime pass to complain about winter all you like. But true Chicagoans know when to bury that pass deep in their parka pockets and embrace the season.
Here are some ideas for making the most of winter and...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Tatyana McFadden completed an unprecedented wheelchair marathon Grand Slam with her most decisive victory of the four.
The University of Illinois senior took the New York marathon title Sunday by 3 minutes, 41 seconds over Wakako Tsuchida of Japan....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The nasty alarm screamed 5:30 a.m.
"I'm not getting up tomorrow," I growled.
I pulled on workout clothes, met Ken, my Tuesday-Wednesday running partner, and before I could change my mind, told him, "I'm sleeping in Wednesday."
"You deserve it; you just...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Want to be king of winter for a day?
Step right up would-be Ice Queens, too. Sit right down on the ice throne — the largest snow structure in ski country at Keystone Resort, complete with ice slide and kid-sized tunnel.
"Really fun," said...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:36 PM
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — This resort sometimes gets brushed aside because of all the attention showered on its big sibling just down the road, Vail.
But labeling Beaver Creek as an intimate little resort isn't entirely accurate. In addition to the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
At the 2012 ESPYs, Paralympic track gold medalist Tatyana McFadden mentioned her interest in competitive skiing to Alana Nichols, the first U.S. woman to win gold medals in the summer (wheelchair basketball) and winter (alpine skiing) Paralympics.