| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why:
The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...
| Dec 31, 2011
Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to record his career-high fourth shutout of the season, and the Detroit Red Wings extended their home dominance with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Johan Franzen, Justin Abdelkader and Jiri Hudler each contributed a...
| Dec 25, 2009
Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98.
Rodney died of age-related causes Sunday at...
| Jun 5, 2010
Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart...
| Jun 6, 2010
| 10:03 AM
Daniel Flores handed a digital camera to a friend and grabbed a place next to Babe Ruth's monument in the famous park beyond the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium.
This was a no-brainer for the 29-year-old Army officer and Miguel Cotto backer.
| Dec 28, 2008
Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
| Aug 11, 2008
Like an aging prizefighter with an iron jaw, the Broadway Boxing Gym has taken its share of punches over the last three decades.
The gritty, no-frills South Los Angeles gym, once a beacon for world-class fighters, fell into decay in the late 1990s. Its...
| Jun 13, 2009
DETROIT -- Slide over Super Mario and make room on the Stanley Cup for a new batch of Pittsburgh Penguins.
Max Talbot scored two second-period goals, and the Penguins overcame the loss of captain Sidney Crosby and a whole lot of history to beat the...
| Mar 12, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- A $50,000 reward is being offered for information that helps solve the 1977 murder of a local boxing manager and gym owner who inspired the character of Mickey in the "Rocky" movies.
Howard Steindler, 72, was beaten by two men and forced...
| Apr 11, 2009
| 5:32 PM
On paper, the Blackhawks' victory Saturday over the Detroit Red Wings had very little meaning. The game had no ramifications on the Western Conference playoff race as the Hawks already had wrapped up the fourth spot and home-ice advantage in the first...
| Oct 28, 2008
Invite Bono and the Edge to a night celebrating B.B. King, and odds are pretty good there will be some "Rattle and Hum" in the air.
Lucky music fans who attended the Thelonious Monk Institute's annual benefit show at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday watched...