| Sep 24, 2013
If Robbie Gold can keep food on the table through music, he's content.
Chances are, if you walk into some Chicago bars, the accomplished singer/songwriter from Highland Park may be onstage or has been on that stage. The opportunity to play live has...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Brandon Ort, who designed the winning logo marking Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary next year, wants to make one thing clear — he may have grown up in Michigan, but he’s a Cubs fan.
Ort, whose design won out over about 1,200 others...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Packers are worried yet:
1. Poor Mike Burkhart. Under normal circumstances, few people in baseball have tougher jobs than the guy who runs the tiny, antiquated visiting clubhouse behind the first-base dugout at...
| Sep 16, 2013
Almost every day somebody climbs or falls onto the CTA tracks, which has led to seven deaths so far in 2013 and more than 50 fatalities in recent years, according to an analysis the transit agency is set to release Monday as part of a redoubled rail-...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Ron Rapoport decided there only was one fitting place to have a signing for his new book on Chicago sportswriters. At 5 p.m. Thursday, he will be at Billy Goat
Tavern underneath Tribune Tower, the famous newspaper haunt where the ghosts still linger....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Two games in Milwaukee, two Cubs starting pitchers get into it with the manager and a coach.
One pitcher is overpaid, the other wants to be. Fun. The postgame explanations, of course, were that everybody has a competitive streak and nobody likes losing,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
He's got a seat with one of the best views in all of sports in the Wrigley Field press box, but on a Cubs game day you'll almost never find the team's communications manager Kevin Saghy in it.
"I love the view from the press box, but it can be hard to...
| Oct 13, 2013
Artist Benjamin Grosser of Urbana is the unrivaled king of ominous gibberish.
Hack. Floods no relieve your woman and suspicious devices secure to now? I'm till crazy. The time after time the MS13 work, he tries. Oh, to delay group, not...
| Oct 17, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give the Cubs more flexibility on scheduling night games at Wrigley Field, and the team has agreed to drop a proposed pedestrian bridge over Clark Street from its $500 million renovation plan.
Despite the steps by the mayor...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
How will this year's Bulls team do with Derrick Rose back? Can the team make a leap into the "genuine contender" category, or will their style of play lead to more injuries at just the wrong time? Will the team make a trade or stand pat?
These are the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...