| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:35 PM
It was November of 2013, and the Lake Forest football team was playing at De La Salle in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Out of the corner of his eye, Scouts junior defensive lineman Nick Athenson saw a De La Salle ball carrier. He ran...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 12:49 PM
Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets.
Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Gabe Green, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, Sr., QB
Led the Cyclones to consecutive Class 5A championships and posted big numbers in the process. Southern Mississippi recruit threw for 2,841 yards on 75-percent passing with 37 TDs and two INTs as a...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:06 PM
She was born almost 18 years ago in Ft. Myers, Fla., to a woman with a crack cocaine addiction.
Weighing only 1 1/2 pounds at birth, Brittany Johnson struggled to survive.
"She was sick and puny, and they didn't think they could take care of her,"...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:11 PM
Chamberlain: Tradition wins in IHSA proposal's failure
Tradition still means something in Illinois high school football.
That’s the explanation many area school coaches and athletic directors had for opposing the idea of eliminating...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
It’s time for a tournament preview in more ways than one.
The Jim Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs begins Saturday, and not only are area teams looking forward to playing good competition, but they’re also looking at establishing a possible...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Morgan Park takes high-intensity tilt from Bogan
Most teams in the state would falter trying to hang with Bogan’s high-octane backcourt, which is led by Massachusetts recruit Luwane Pipkins.
Morgan Park isn’t most teams....
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:14 PM
Disabato: The season that was Southland boys sports in 2014
The year 2014.
Like a comet, it was here and gone.
My mother always told me the older you become the faster the years go by. She was right — as she was in most instances....
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:55 AM
Christmas came early for people in the pews of LaSalle Street Church the first Sunday in September. That morning their pastor handed them $500 checks.
The Rev. Laura Truax, pastor of the evangelical church in Chicago's Near North neighborhood, told...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:24 AM
There's no sugarcoating what 25-for-95 shooting is.
"It's a slump," Derrick Rose said.
Despite the five-game stretch, Rose has made big plays in the fourth quarters of three victories. That included four, fourth-quarter assists and two free throws off...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
During his 32-year career as athletic director at Libertyville High School, Robert D. Tunnicliff built a reputation for bringing out the best in his coaches and their athletes and expanding the number of athletic programs offered at the school.