| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Mike Ditka wants me to get a flu shot.
I learned this while sitting in traffic the other day. A CTA bus glided up alongside my car, its long banner billboard filling the passenger-side window. Its message: "Don't let the flu beat you. Get a flu shot."...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From our report on the results of the Romeoville mayor's race, in which incumbent John Noak clobbered former Chicago Bear Steve McMichael, nickname "Mongo" 61 percent to 39 percent. Former defensive lineman McMichael peppered his remarks on the campaign...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
There will be no purple smudge on the accomplishments of Brian Urlacher. The sight of him with some sort of cat or bird on his helmet never will make anyone wince. He will not have that moment when he makes us recall Willie Mays with the Mets....
| Jan 9, 2013
Leave Phil Emery alone.
Let the Bears general manager do his job.
That is the message for whatever Halas Hall meddler coaxed Emery into adding Bears legend and Vikings linebacker coach Mike Singletary to the growing list of candidates for...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Former Chicago Bear Steve McMichael said today that he intends to run for mayor of southwest suburban Romeoville.
He announced his mayoral plans this morning on 1340 WJOL, a Will County talk radio station, and later confirmed his political intentions...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:22 PM
In your opinion, is this the most talented post-Super Bowl 41 Bears roster? -- Chris Jensen, from Twitter
Yes, it is. I thought the previous most-talented Bears roster post-2006 was the roster from last year. And the 2012 roster is better still,...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Bowling for charity is hardly a new idea in the Chicago area. The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade hosts a bowling night during his annual Wade's World Weekend and the Cubs' Kerry Wood will host his Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling tournament for the seventh time...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Can't rush the passer.
Weak sister to the offense.
Well, maybe the Bears defense isn't all that after all. At least not against the fresh meat the Colts served up on a glorious Sunday afternoon.
The defense might not look quite as spry...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 7:25 PM
This is how ugly starts.
The aging star has one year left on his contract. He wants a new deal. The team doesn't want to give him one. He talks up the merits of free agency.
Next thing you know, Brian Urlacher is a Cardinal.
Or a Seahawk.