| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo.
Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates.
Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap.
On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into.
The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:13 AM
John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:04 PM
I grew up three blocks from Piper’s Alley in Old Town, the new home for Chicago Live!, which begins its eight-week winter season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
As many of you know, and I was glad to see you in the audience, I previously hosted the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo has been elected to the Hall of Fame, gaining 15 of 16 votes from the Hall’s Golden Era Committee to gain induction after failing to get enough support on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot or...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Chazzy and Cher?
Hot off the heels of his/her popular appearance on "Dancing With The Stars," Chaz Bono is wasting no time after his/her booting from the hoofing competition to transform the opportunity and the exposure into a budding showbiz career....
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Hampton jazz singer Charles Darden recently sent me a message explaining that he's putting together a new band called Gutbucket Grandeur.
The group will focus on funk, soul and rock, he said.
"I had the idea to start a little funky band way back about...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:22 PM
I was fortunate enough to attend Ron Santo Night at Wrigley Field on August 10th which included the dedication of his statue near the corner of Sheffield and Addison. It was great to see his family as well as his former teammates in Ernie Banks, Randy...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 4:22 PM
His bronze statue — a stunning likeness of him throwing a ball to first base — was unveiled in a pregame ceremony Wednesday outside right field, just feet from that of his long-time teammate Billy Williams....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:29 PM
In a pregame ceremony, the Chicago Cubs today unveiled a statue outside Wrigley Field dedicated to player/broadcaster Ron Santo. Speakers at the ceremony included Billy Williams, Pat Hughes and Vicki Santo.
| Jul 24, 2011
| 12:01 PM
During his first school board meeting earlier this month, new Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told members of a local civic group that he wants to talk to them, to “give you the time that you deserve,” once he gets...