| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CINCINNATI — The Cubs tried to dispel any suggestions late Tuesday night that their struggles are related to the departure of ace Jeff Samardzija.
But after surging to a five-run lead behind three home runs and the crafty pitching of left-hander...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This Sunday the WWE will be putting on its biggest pay-per-view of the year in Wrestlemania XXX. Billed as the “showcase of the immortals” Wrestlemania XXX will also be the first PPV event to be offered on the fledging WWE Network.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and WGN-TV is joining the party with "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration."
The two-hour special on the history of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, its primary occupant, will air at 7 p.m....
| Apr 12, 2014
Called a family meeting the other day. Like conversation, a family meeting is another antiquated concept. These days, you're more likely to go on a sleigh ride or visit the Vatican than attend a family meeting. I plow ahead anyway.
Our family is now one...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The Cubs have eaten Alfonso Soriano's contract, is there a chance they'd do the same in getting rid of Edwin Jackson? And let's see what a stable lineup looks like for a couple of months, and then we know what the team really needs in the offseason -...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
All the errors aren’t on the field as the Cubs celebrate the centennial season of Wrigley Field.
One of the handsome new murals on the ballpark’s outside walls shows a photo labeled “Charles Lindbergh, Wrigley Field,” but the...
| Aug 22, 2013
The longtime ranch-style home of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo recently came on the market in Bannockburn for $719,000.
One of the most popular ballplayers in Chicago history, Santo, who was the Cubs star third baseman from 1960 to 1973 and then was a...
| Oct 17, 2013
Former Chicago Bears punter Brad Maynard has sold his five-bedroom, 5,971-square-foot house in Long Grove for $1.25 million.
Maynard, 39, was with the Bears from 2001 until he was released in 2011. After stints with two other teams, Maynard is out of...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Sep 15, 2013
Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...