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  • 'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'

    'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'
    Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...
  • Joliet Catholic coaching legend Gordie Gillespie dies at 88

    Joliet Catholic coaching legend Gordie Gillespie dies at 88
    The numbers tell quite a story about Gordon "Gordie" Gillespie: 2,402 coaching wins in three sports over 61 years, four national titles in college baseball, five state titles in high school football. But Gillespie, who died at age 88 at his Joliet...
  • Booms and busts from past Bears drafts

    Booms and busts from past Bears drafts
    Past drafts have been filled with booms and busts for the Bears. 5 best value picks LB Mike Singletary, Round 2, Pick 38, 1981: After selecting offensive tackle Keith Van Horne with the 11th overall pick, the Bears eyed Singletary and traded up two...
  • Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight

    Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight
    Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight. The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel  - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
  • Former Bears star Ronnie Bull: Where is he now?

     Former Bears star Ronnie Bull: Where is he now?
    Ronnie Bull gazes at his 1962 NFL Rookie of the Year trophy and notices a few cracks and loose parts after all these years. But the former first-round pick of the Bears out of Baylor still cherishes the memories of his 10 years in pro football, which...
  • PTO to host 'Havana Nights' fundraiser

    PTO to host 'Havana Nights' fundraiser
    Roslyn Road Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a Havana Nights-themed fundraiser on Feb. 28 to help finance school improvements. The event, which will be held at the Biltmore Country Club at 160 Biltmore Drive in Barrington, is...
  • John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job

    John Fox brings rare experience, confidence into Bears head coaching job
    If the Bears do as well as John Fox did in his opening salvos, it will be a pretty quick turnaround. The man who oversaw rapid improvements in previous head coaching stops in Carolina and Denver was calm, confident and offered a healthy dose of humor...
  • Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use

    Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use
    There have been numerous stories about the 1985 Chicago Bears, but none quite like this. The upcoming edition of “Real Sports” (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO) will feature a report by Bryant Gumbel that chronicles the players on that team using ...
  • NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars

    NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars
    On a cloudless, gentle Sunday afternoon in America's newest football palace, fans gathered on a patio behind the San Francisco 49ers bench to compare jewelry and sip margaritas. Ten yards away, helmets collided with a sickening thwack and a giant body...
  • John Fox 'looking forward to challenge' of leading Bears

    John Fox 'looking forward to challenge' of leading Bears
    The Chicago Bears went with experience when they hired John Fox on Friday to help restore the franchise to respectability. On Monday at Halas Hall, Fox was introduced as the franchise's 15th head coach and the first in club history with previous...
  • Bears' Martellus Bennett added to Pro Bowl roster

    Bears' Martellus Bennett added to Pro Bowl roster
    Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett will have to change his weekend plans. On Monday, Bennett was informed that he had been selected to play in the Pro Bowl, chosen as a replacement to supplant Rob Gronkowski in the league’s all-star...