| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said city officials are aware of Soldier Field's reputation for having the worst playing surface in the National Football League, and said "we'll work on it."
Emanuel called in to the Kap & Haugh radio program on 87.7 FM,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago.
The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The issue of immigration has long been a tough one for dairy magnate Jim Oberweis.
Ten years ago, when the suburban Sugar Grove Republican was mounting his second campaign for the U.S. Senate, he came under fire from immigrant-rights organizations for...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
President Barack Obama has arrived in the Chicago area for an overnight stay and then a political fundraiser and a Northwestern University speech Thursday.
Air Force One landed this evening at Gary’s airport rather than in Chicago in order to...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:57 PM
On Sunday afternoon, shortly after the Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers 38-17 at Soldier Field, receiver Brandon Marshall shooed reporters away from his locker, asserting he wasn’t up for talking about his team’s setback or his role...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The man charged with setting a fire at the Aurora radar facility, wreaking havoc on the nation's air traffic system, was ordered detained today after his lawyer declined to fight for his release.
Federal prosecutors argued that Brian Howard was a danger...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 10:27 PM
Ten thoughts after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears for the fifth consecutive time at Soldier Field, winning 38-17 on Sunday.
1. In a 21-point loss with plenty of good and bad by the Bears, it’s impossible to pick one turning point...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:45 PM
It was a clear miscommunication. That much was obvious to the naked eye Sunday at Soldier Field when Jay Cutler threw his second interception of a disheartening afternoon, this one snatched by Packers cornerback Sam Shields and returned 62 yards.
| 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 23, 2014
| 3:20 AM
While the snow was still falling in unrelenting amounts last winter, scores of communities in Illinois started thinking a year ahead.
They began placing road salt orders for winter 2014-15 through a state joint purchasing program that seeks to help...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:53 PM
It's comical to imagine the Bears can exact fierce revenge Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field. Even an Old Testament-style "smiting" by the home team isn't going to return any yesterdays or erase past disaster.
With apologies to sports...