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  • Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100

    Break out the bobbleheads: Wrigley's turning 100
    It's been a century of curses, curveballs and Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field, a milestone the organization plans to celebrate throughout the 2014 season. In addition to being the Cubs' home since 1916, the field has played host to dozens of baseball's...
  • Authors honored at Sandburg awards

    Authors honored at Sandburg awards
    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...
  • Susannah Collins: From silly 'Shoot The Puck' duty to growing folk hero

    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
  • Night games re-emerge as Wrigley sticking point, alderman says

    Night games re-emerge as Wrigley sticking point, alderman says
    Late last week, Ald. Thomas Tunney indicated he was optimistic the framework of a deal between City Hall and the Ricketts family to renovate Wrigley Field would be announced by Monday's home opener. On Wednesday, Wrigleyville's alderman found himself...
  • DuPage County chairman wants to pitch Cubs on moving west

    DuPage County chairman wants to pitch Cubs on moving west
    Add DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin to the list of suburban politicians angling to lure the Chicago Cubs to his turf if there’s an unlikely collapse of the city-sanctioned framework plan to renovate Wrigley Field. Citing what he...
  • Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan

    Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan
    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...
  • Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler

    Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler
    Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
  • Why didn't Adam Greenberg make his comeback with the Chicago Cubs?

    The Marlins weren’t the only team that considered giving Adam Greenberg an opportunity to complete his remarkable comeback. Matt Liston, the documentary filmmaker and organizer of the One At Bat campaign, told me after Tuesday’s unforgettable...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Reader's Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader's Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    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-...