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  • 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...
  • Bill Belichick: Love Him Or Hate Him, No Denying His Place Among All-Time Greats

    Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
  • Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.

    Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.
    While many South Side residents share the hope that the library honoring the first African-American president will be built in the community where President Barack Obama rose to prominence, some are suspicious of the University of Chicago's motives for...
  • Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford

    Hal Holbrook Celebrates 90th Birthday In Hartford
    The legendary Hal Holbrook has decided to celebrate his 90th birthday in Hartford on Feb. 17. In his mind, what better place to be than at The Mark Twain House & Museum, given that among his many Tony and Emmy award winning roles, his humorous and...
  • Seminole names three finalists for 2016 Teacher of the Year

    Seminole names three finalists for 2016 Teacher of the Year
    Seminole schools have named three teachers -- one elementary, one middle and one high -- as finalists for the districtwide Teacher of the Year award for 2016. The finalists are: -Tenesha Wells-Eason, a second grade teacher at Carillon Elementary who...
  • TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'

    The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The...
  • Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend

    Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend
    It was, according to some, not a sight one would expect to see on the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday — dozens of men in Confederate regalia marching in the streets of Baltimore and giving speeches praising generals...
  • Dan Duquette ranked 17th best general manager in baseball history

    Dan Duquette ranked 17th best general manager in baseball history
    As speculation swirls about Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette and his future with the organization, a pair of baseball writers have put his career accomplishments into a wider view, along with the rest of baseball’s executives. On a...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Jan. 25 Frozen fest Embrace the winter with Frozen Fest, a family-oriented festival, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Activities include ice cream making and movie screenings in the NatureSphere. $10...
  • New executive shares love of history

    New executive shares love of history
    The new executive director of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society sees lots of potential in the group's showpiece — Stacy's Tavern — and hopes to share her lifelong love of history with the community. "That's a very unique facility to have,"...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...