| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
There was, of course, no bigger story this past week than the Red Sox winning the World Series.
Those who are not Red Sox fans may disagree with this assessment, but then not being Red Sox fans, what do they know.
Every year, the World Series seems to...
| Dec 1, 2013
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92.
In September 2007, I was invited to make a speech to a civic group in St. Louis. I told the person who invited me I would come on one condition: that I could meet Stan Musial.
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A bunch of Broadway musicals, the return of favorite rocking Christmas shows, a classic crooner and comedians, an iconic performer’s daughter and more fill the 2013-14 season that was just announced for Easton’s State Theatre. Yup, Little...
| Jul 18, 2013
Five most interesting teams
1. Pirates: They haven't had a winning season since 1992 but might be the best team in the majors right now. They have pitching, defense and enough hitting with Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte. Manager Clint...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 PM
It was one of those rare days where Jim Smiley pulled his collection of baseball memorabilia out of storage and into his La Crescenta home.
While Smiley hasn’t seen most of the items in quite a while, he only brings them out about four times a...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Aug. 30, 2003: Seattle scores 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, all with two outs, to rout the Orioles, 13-1. The Mariners send 15 players to the plate in the inning and send the Birds to their seventh straight defeat.
Aug. 30, 1999:...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The top 10 individual performances by an athlete in a team setting from the 2012-13 season were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department.
1 Isacson saves, CV wins CIF, Feb. 23 — When Gabriel Isaacson emerged from the pool on the 23rd...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:37 PM
For one, maybe two generations, Ken Harrelson is known strictly as the voice of the White Sox, the team's most passionate fan behind the microphone.
Yet there is much, much more to "Hawk." He was a flamboyant, trend-setting player during a time of great...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Ryne Sandberg sold his three-bedroom unit in a vintage building in downtown Chicago in March. He had listed it a year earlier, less than six months after Cubs President Theo Epstein handed Dale Sveum the job Sandberg always wanted when he was riding...