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  • Mexican TV reporter's marriage proposal for Tom Brady is wackiest of past Media Day moments

    Tom Brady already had a child with actress Bridget Moynahan and was dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen when a Mexican television personality created one of the wildest moments in Media Day history here in Arizona before the 2008 Super Bowl. Ines Gomez...
  • Is it smart to skip your annual physical?

    Is it smart to skip your annual physical?
    The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
  • Hawks say winning ways are sustainable

    The air around these Hawks is rare. Few teams in NBA history have won with the regularity of the Hawks over the past two months. The Hawks own a franchise record of 16 straight wins. They have not lost in January. Only 26 other teams in league history...
  • Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake

    Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake
    It's just after 10 a.m. on a subzero morning in Logan Square, and my hands are wrapped around a hot cup of black coffee. It's cold. Really cold. Sitting across from me is Martin Cate, wearing a tiki-print short-sleeved shirt and a trio of necklaces that...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
  • Vikings map perfect course en route to middle school boys' roundball crown

    Vikings map perfect course en route to middle school boys' roundball crown
    Stranahan High School holds a special place in Bennett Wyche's heart, and his recent return to his alma mater only reinforced that. Wyche, who graduated from the Fort Lauderdale school in 1995, was back as head coach of the Lauderdale Lakes Middle...
  • Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos

     Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos
    Nearly six years after amateur street photographer Vivian Maier died virtually penniless in Chicago, a largely behind-the-scenes struggle over the legal rights to her acclaimed work is playing out in her adopted hometown with huge repercussions for...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of FameĀ ...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing into champion status

    While moving around the harbor the other day, I noticed all the different college alumni flags flying from homes and boats and the different stickers on cars passing by. I started to wonder: What is our harbor's home team, the team we can all get behind...
  • College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout

    College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout
    Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it. The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...