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  • White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success

    White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success
    The question on everyone's minds while watching the White Sox spend so freely this offseason is this: Why is Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf suddenly busting the budget? Ken Williams' memorable line on Sox spending — "you can't spend a dollar if you only...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • Chicago book news: Burton History Trees' Kickstarter

    Bucktown-based Burton History Trees is running a Kickstarter campaign to create illustrated family trees of all 30 NBA teams, starting with the Chicago Bulls. Each tree will consist of the entire history of a franchise, featuring player and personnel...
  • Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs

    Jon Lester hoping to age well with Cubs
    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given. "There's only certain things you can control,"...
  • Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?

    Why doesn't Cutler have to apologize?
    First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated. If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us. They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs. I want to say the last time...
  • Cubs and White Sox looking for catching depth

    Cubs and White Sox looking for catching depth
    After making significant moves at the winter meetings, the White Sox and Cubs also were looking this week for backup catchers. The White Sox on Thursday signed catcher George Kottaras, according to cbssports.com, to compete for a spot behind Tyler...
  • Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross

    Cubs sign reliever Jason Motte, reportedly acquire catcher David Ross
    Jason Motte and his scruffy beard will be coming out of the Cubs’ bullpen next year after the former Cardinals’ closer agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. And David Ross and his scruffy beard will be reunited with Jon Lester after...
  • Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

    Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago
    The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
  • Wesley Wright signing official (and more Padres outfield talk)

    The Orioles made their Wesley Wright signing official Friday, inking the 29-year-old left-handed reliever to a one-year, $1.7 million deal. A veteran of seven major league seasons, Wright spent last year with the Chicago Cubs, going 0-3 with a 3.17...
  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Cubs claim left-hander on waivers, lose two players

    Cubs claim left-hander on waivers,  lose two players
    The Chicago Cubs' roster shuffling continued Tuesday when they claimed left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and also lost two players. Kickham, 26, was 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA for Triple-A Fresno in 2014. The 6-foot-4...