| May 4, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Susannah Collins ought to thank the Blackhawks. They made her a folk hero, and folk heroes never die.
Neither do the connections to the villains who took them out. Looking at you, Rocky Wirtz.
During a Comcast SportsNet segment, Collins made an on-air...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab the aging but iconic Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands.
Wrigleyville’s alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today sounded supportive of allowing the Cubs to build a right field party deck over Sheffield Avenue, pointing out that the Ricketts family and the rooftop owners both like the idea while adding it's important to get the community's...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures.
The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday endorsed the tax...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Chicago, we really need to have a conversation about the term "V.I.P." Hosting a private V.I.P. event that manages to have 400 people crammed into it kind of kills the mystique, doesn't it? You snag an invite to a hot party only to find yourself getting a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The man behind one of the most polarizing Twitter accounts wanted to make one thing clear before Wednesday's Cubs game.
"I am not going away from Twitter," Darren Rovell emphatically told the assembled crowd at Wrigley Field's Captain Morgan Club.
| May 2, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Wait, did someone mistake Tom Ricketts’ statement to a group of business wonks Wednesday morning as a big-boy threat to move the Cubs out of Wrigley Field?
No. Stop it. Wake up. Wise up. Because not even Ricketts thought he was threatening to move...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.
I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
| Nov 3, 2013
This year's Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner, presented at the UIC Forum Oct. 23 by the Chicago Public Library and its foundation, brought together 74authors with ties to Chicago. Co-chaired by Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and foundation board...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...