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  • Can the Bears turn into the Blackhawks of the NFL?

     Can the Bears turn into the Blackhawks of the NFL?
    Change can come in small increments, or in one big burst. As the Bears try to dig their way out of the disastrous 2014 season with a new general manager, head coach and coaching staff, two of their peers on the Chicago sports scene provide case...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Cubs, rooftop owners feud worsens over attempts to buy clubs

    Cubs, rooftop owners feud worsens over attempts to buy clubs
    Wrigley Field's bleachers aren't the only thing being torn down in the North Side neighborhood. The relationship between the Chicago Cubs and surrounding rooftop club owners, long a source of tension, has turned nasty. But unlike the bleachers,...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Joe Maddon would be perfect fit as Cubs manager

    Driving along I-57 in the 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle he just bought at a car dealership in New Lenox, Joe Maddon commented to his passenger how much he loved coming to Chicago. This was April 2010 and Maddon, then the Rays manager, was in-between taking...
  • Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria

    The Cubs Friday fired Rick Renteria as manager. "Today we made the difficult decision to replace Rick Renteria as manager of the Chicago Cubs," general manager Theo Epstein said in a statement. "On behalf of Tom Ricketts and Jed Hoyer, I thank Rick...
  • Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'

    Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'
    Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs. And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
  • Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley

    Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley
    Ald. Tom Tunney today reiterated his opposition to Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts’ effort to beef up his plans for the Wrigley Field renovation. “Tom Ricketts has stated as early as March 2011, ‘We’ve always talked about three goals:...
  • Cubs preach patience with Wrigley renovations

    Cubs preach patience with Wrigley renovations
    The biggest eyesores at Wrigley Field the past few years have been the play on the field and the nets protecting fans from any threat of falling concrete in the main seating bowl. At least one of those is expected to be corrected next year. As for the...
  • Chicago's top sports executives show lighter side

    Chicago's top sports executives show lighter side
    Had a tycoon traipsed into a downtown hotel Thursday and offered Bears Chairman George McCaskey $3 billion to buy the team, it would have taken McCaskey longer to order lunch than to answer. "We've been in it for 95 years (and) my brother likes to say...
  • Chicago sports owners' best one-liners

    Chicago sports owners' best one-liners
    Thursday saw a rarity in Chicago sports not unlike the northern lights or a Cubs World Series appearance. The Media Advertising Club of Chicago's annual luncheon at the Marriott Chicago brought together the chairmen of the city's five major franchises...