| Feb 9, 2015
| 8:47 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Although Bill Belichick kept repeating that he is not a scientist, he is a genius.
In emerging Saturday for an impromptu press conference that was long on science, short on patience and nothing short of remarkable, the Patriots coach did more than...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:15 AM
Eat pizza. Help the Gale Sayers Foundation. Easy enough, right?
Bricks Wood Fired Pizza will donate $2 for every “Kansas Comet” pizza sold to the Gale Sayers Foundation’s Hall of Fame Mission, which brings innovative and technology-...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to make the case he's done on a good job on crime during his four years in office while acknowledging that many Chicagoans don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods.
The mayor's speech on public safety came as...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:39 AM
It's an old trick but it works: Put a bushy mustache on anyone's face and they transform into Mike Ditka.
OK, almost anyone. Some people need a pair of sunglasses and a throwback sweater to complete the look.
But Jamie Noah didn't need to add much...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:48 PM
So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:14 PM
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 ...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:53 PM
John Fox hoisted the Lamar Hunt trophy over his head a year ago Sunday in Denver, as orange, blue and white confetti fluttered in the mile-high air. His team had just surged to an AFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The crowd roared.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Really, with the roads clear, no new snow, minimal wind and even the sun shining brightly on a clear, crisp day, we close our schools in January because it is ... cold?
Alleged global warming aside, we still live in Chicago, no? Consider this the...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:00 PM
You haven’t heard about all the golden retriever maulings? It’s because of their large frame and bad upbringing.
Retort to the quip about Mike Ditka giving the Bears hell: Ditka got fired after going 5-11 in his last year.