| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business.
And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef.
"I was struggling,"...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Congratulations to John VanDerLaan, a recent graduate of Pomperaug High School in Southbury, who won the New England Amateur. VanDerLaan, 18, recorded rounds of 67 and 70 Thursday for a 6-under-par 278 total. His father John was his caddie at Winchester...
| Jul 12, 2014
Retired College of DuPage administrator Joseph Barillari loved movies and shared his knowledge of film in reviews broadcast on the Glen Ellyn school's radio station, WDCB-FM 90.9.
He initially reviewed movies on the public radio station with fellow...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:08 AM
The father of a California teenager who stowed away in a jetliner wheel well on a flight to Maui has flown to Hawaii to pick up his son.
Abdilahi Yusuf arrived in Honolulu and is preparing to return to Santa Clara with his 15-year-old son, Yahya Abdi,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Whether or not they will be the same Chicago Cubs next season, fans will hear their radio call on a new home: WBBM-AM 780.
The Cubs signed a long-term deal with the CBS-owned station to carry the team’s games beginning next season. They will...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Next year won't be the first time WBBM-AM 780 will be airing Cubs games.
The station also carried the Cubs from 1929 to '40, along with several other outlets in town.
Talk about good timing. The Cubs were a powerhouse, winning four National League...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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Ray Rice’s Friday news conference was one of those media events I wanted to give myself some time to think about.
Now that I’ve thought about it for almost 24 hours, I can say without reservation it is one of the worst...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Lee Marshall wasn't born Tony the Tiger.
With his magnificent basso profundo reverberating in wrestling arenas and radio newsrooms for decades, he had to earn his stripes.
Marshall, who first voiced the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes icon in 1999, died...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:52 AM
This is the story of a Boy Scout from Connecticut who grew up to become a Nazi spy during World War II — and another Boy Scout who helped capture the traitor.
This true tale contains all the elements of a film about espionage — a defection...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Chicago Cubs formally announced a partnership with CBS Radio Thursday, moving the games to WBBM 780-AM next season and ending a play-by-play history on WGN-AM 720 dating back 90 years.
Cubs games will be broadcast on AM only, officials said at a...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising.
With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome...