| Dec 19, 2007
| 12:27 PM
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: `It might have been! --J ohn Greenleaf Whittier (1856). Those words were lamentably appropriate for the Chicago Cubs on this painful day, when the team's legendary futility reached a record...
| Jun 13, 2010
With the hockey season having come to its joyful conclusion, it is time to turn our attentions to those other professional athletes laboring in sunshine on spacious green fields on the city's North and South sides.
These would be baseball players, and if...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Cubs legend Ernie Banks spent an hour with the WGN Sports Night crew on April 7, 2011, to talk about his career, Billy Williams, recognition for his efforts to promote civil rights, and Kap's skills as a shortstop. Check out the pictures and listen to the...
| Feb 28, 2007
Ron Santo's heart was broken again Tuesday when he was denied entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame, leaving the former Cubs icon to wonder whether his day ever will come.
The nine-time All-Star learned Tuesday morning the Veterans Committee again...
| Jul 28, 2010
Get out your walking shoes "crime walks" will be taking place across New Orleans Thursday.
There will be eight of them in all the police districts across the city. In the French Quarter, the "crime walk" will begin at Jackson Square.
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...