| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
While the snow was still falling last winter, Plainfield and other communities in Illinois were already thinking a year ahead.
They began placing orders for road salt for winter 2014-15 through a state joint purchasing program that seeks to help...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Officials are expecting between 10,000 and 20,000 fans for a free viewing party today at Soldier Field of the World Cup elimination match between U.S. and Belgium.
“It’s late in the day, at 3:00 p.m., and people are already taking the day...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:24 PM
SEATTLE — Before the game, Illinois fans watching from home fretted about tuning in late thanks to a Yankees-Orioles game airing on the Fox network.
They should have counted their blessings.
The game at Washington unraveled early and...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Game week in Chicago begins much the same way training camp opened in Bourbonnais, with the Bears facing uncertainty at safety, linebacker and on special teams.
That's not the kind of continuity any NFL team seeks from one season to the next.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Brian Urlacher has decided to pursue his version of being truly retired.
Only two weeks into the new season, the former Bears linebacker said Tuesday he quit his NFL analyst role with Fox Sports 1 so he could spend more time with his family. Urlacher...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:42 AM
The NHL confirmed that the 2015 Winter Classic featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
The site was long believed to be the location for the outdoor game to be held Jan. 1 and the...
| Jun 24, 2014
Still bummed about that 2-2 tie vs. Portugal, soccer fans?
Think about this: Exactly 20 years before Sunday's game — June 22, 1994 — the U.S. beat Colombia 2-1 in the first round of the FIFA World Cup. The Tribune's headline called it "U.S....
| Sep 26, 2014
Luke Bryan has good reason to hop around onstage the way he does. He's on fire.
In the past month, he has sold out shows at Soldier Field in Chicago, Madison Square Garden in New York (twice) and the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, where he'll...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:05 AM
Coming off a pair of impressive prime-time road wins, the Bears will now dive headfirst into NFC North play with Sunday’s home game against Green Bay.
We asked Tyler Dunne, the Packers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for his candid...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:55 PM
GREEN BAY — They have been here before.
The Packers are 1-2 for the third consecutive season and once again they are facing questions about how they will rebound. Of course, the last two seasons they won the NFC North.
The Packers lost 19-7...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The Chicago Bears begin Packers Week on Wednesday trending in the opposite direction of their rival.
Back-to-back prime-time road wins on each coast have showcased an opportunistic Bears defense and an offense that is capable of scoring points even...