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  • 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...
  • Belichick Makes Shrewd Move Trying To Deflate Deflategate

    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...
  • Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu

     Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu
    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-...
  • Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes

    Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes
    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...
  • Bears fan gives John Fox a Mike Ditka makeover

    Bears fan gives John Fox a Mike Ditka makeover
    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...
  • On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster

    On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster
    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...
  • 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¬†...
  • Everything falls into place for Bears and new coach John Fox

    Everything falls into place for Bears and new coach John Fox
    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. Soldier...
  • Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters

     Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters
    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...
  • Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools

    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...
  • Quickly, Jan. 2: 'Ditka got fired'

    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. Let’s put...