| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:28 PM
— To illustrate a different way of thinking for Western Michigan football, P.J. Fleck walked across hot coals in a YouTube video.
To build tighter bonds at a program he envisions becoming the Boise State of the Midwest, Fleck and his assistants...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In hockey the term "policing the game" usually refers to an enforcer who protects a younger or smaller teammate, but it takes on a whole new meaning during the Orland Park and Oak Lawn charity hockey game.
Police and fire departments in the two...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:53 AM
More than 400 athletes will compete in the Kansas Special Olympics State Competition in Wichita this weekend.
A golf tournament starts at 5:30 Friday night at the Sierra Hills Golf Club.
A softball tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at Two...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Carolyn Roney, a bocce coach for Special Olympics, gave a demonstration on how the game is played at a recent Tri-State Civitan Club meeting.
Several members had never seen the game played before and enjoyed seeing gold medal Special Olympian Margie...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:22 AM
When the competition on the ice ended last week in Boston with the Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup trophy, the competition among Chicago's trendiest hangouts began.
American Junkie co-owner Bradley Parker said he texted three Blackhawks players to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:50 PM
This is one in a series of occasional articles about the careers and lives of character actors in Hollywood.
Bill Smitrovich remembers the day when "everything exploded in my head" and he decided to become an actor.
Smitrovich, 65, had worked at...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It was a sad yet rocking occasion, as The Difference played its final two shows at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem’s ArtsQuest Center on Sunday....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Stepping up her training in the offseason, Evanston Township runner Mamie Tabet has become a role model for her teammates by logging one of the team’s top mile totals. Head coach Zach Herrmann said that her improved performance is setting Tabet up...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Sean dribbles the basketball down the court, his facial expressions go from playful, to intense, to excited.
"It makes me happy and proud," says this 15-year-old with Down syndrome. At the start of the school year, he signed-on with a Unified...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Walter August Frome, Jr.
December 2, 1924 - July 1, 2013
Walter A. Frome, Jr. was raised in the small town of Black Earth, Wisconsin, just outside Madison. Growing up, Wally attended Black Earth Elementary and High School where he excelled academically...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There is a pulsating timeliness to "The Crash Reel," Academy Award-winning documentarian Lucy Walker's bracing new film about extreme-sports up-and-comer Kevin Pearce, a gifted snowboarder who wiped out while training for the 2010 Olympics, suffering a...