| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:39 AM
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765-million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players.
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody asked for more financial information...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
While we're all busy breaking up the Bulls, let's break up the Bears, too.
We're good at that around here, breaking teams up before they win anything.
But before that, we say goodbye to the Metrodome.
If there ever was a facility that won't be...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:22 AM
A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million.
The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Get ready to see a different side of the Bears' Jay Cutler, according to his wife, Kristin Cavallari.
Cutler and Cavallari will be playing themselves on Wednesday's episode of FXX's "The League," which sees the couple unknowingly befriend the characters...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:50 AM
We've got a 3-0 football team to celebrate, fall in love with and despair over, but before that, a word of thanks to Sports Illustrated.
Thank you for ruining the entire Blackhawks season by A) putting them on the cover and B) anointing them as repeat...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China
There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
| Jun 20, 2013
Former WLS-Ch. 7 weekend weather forecaster Mark Bishop on Friday sold his four-bedroom house in far south suburban Bourbonnais for $295,000. He has moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he will be a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nick Kroll always wanted his own TV show, but that doesn't mean the comedian best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on FX's "The League" thought it would actually happen one day.
"When you get started, you're just trying to get booked at an open mic,"...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:25 PM
For an establishment called Madame ZuZu's, the host is pretty dressed down: no flowing silk robe or pointy painted fingernails. And even if Billy Corgan could qualify for madame-hood, he wouldn't be going for extravagance. At least not at 6 p.m. on a...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The week before The Squared Circle opened in mid-March, owner and pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon — better known as Victoria during her WWE days and Tara currently with TNA wrestling — sat in a corner booth of her Lincoln Park restaurant,...