| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher.
The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...
| May 23, 2013
| 12:47 PM
It appears we have a job opening in Chicago.
With Brian Urlacher's retirement official, I am afraid that we need to officially post "the guy who owns Chicago" job on Craigslist.
This is a tough one, because we can't just pass it out to anyone. Past...
| May 20, 2013
There was a martial arts-themed restaurant named after Steven Seagal in River North in the early 1990s. Yes, that Steven Seagal. Yes, seriously. There’s a lot people don’t know about the city’s history with celebrity restaurants,...
| 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,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
The son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said.
Mark E. Ditka, 49, was...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Bill Jauss was a pioneering sports journalist whose enthusiastic manner encompassed newspapers, radio and television long before that media trifecta became more common in recent decades.
Jauss died from natural causes Wednesday. He was 81.
Born Feb. 8,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue.
The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time.
Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 12:17 PM
At first blush, Jim Harbaugh's career arc appears familiar: Star player migrates to coaching, works as a college assistant, dabbles in the NFL, returns to campus as a mid-major head coach and parlays success there into a headliner gig.
But wait. How...