| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:59 PM
First Jay-Z became the proud owner of a painting by Chicago artist Hebru Brantley -- now LeBron James.
The painting was given to James by Miami Heat player-turned-assistant coach Juwan Howard as a gift for winning the NBA Finals last season. Howard...
| May 2, 2013
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has paid $1.47 million for a five-bedroom, French Normandy-style house on nearly 5 acres in Mettawa, about 35 miles northwest of the city.
Forte, 27, bought the 6,062-square-foot stucco and brick house, which was...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
NBA free agents (* -- indicates restricted free agent, with team allowed to match outside offers to retain player):
Best of who is left: Alexis Ajinca, Gilbert Arenas, Keith Bogans, Erick Dampier, Francisco Elson, Melvin Ely, Kryrlo Fesenko, Eddie House,...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 8:54 PM
h, no, am I here all alone?
Actually, the world didn't end when the NBA locked its players out.
The NBA didn't even end, even if it felt as if it were about to as darkness moved across the land.
I have nothing against doomsday scenarios ... but if...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse after Monday's game against the White Sox. Jeter and Posada and teammates CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Eric Chavez dined at Roots Handmade Pizza in...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:17 AM
Jennifer Hudson performed a private show at Paris Club's upstairs lounge, Studio Paris, Tuesday. The cast of NBC's "The Playboy Club" -- including Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton and Laura Benanti -- watched the series premiere of the...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 8:20 PM
You can understand why Jay DeMerit didn’t initially jump at the opportunity to make a documentary about his life.
Sure, the UIC alum knew his story was worthy of the big-screen treatment — it’s not every day that someone who went...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:57 AM
With ample time on their hands because of the strike, some of the elite players in the NBA are taking part in an exhibition game next month to raise money for President Obama's reelection campaign.
The game is set for 4 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Washington, D....
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:36 PM
An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available:
Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
| Sep 15, 2011
So Rashard Lewis apparently has become the poster boy in these NBA labor talks, the symbol of a system gone haywire. First, it wasn't Lewis' fault that the Magic grossly overpaid him in 2007 to the tune of $118 million over six seasons. Would you turn...