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Mon, 01/09/2012
No conference has experienced more upheaval from the continuing realignment in college sports than the Big East, despite its unquestioned stature as a basketball kingpin. The iconic league that Dave Gavitt invented (and ESPN nurtured) to feed the fervor for college hoops in the populous Northeast Corridor will be unrecognizable in a year or so,...
Mon, 06/20/2011
Those signs of life at Wrigley Field Sunday night turned out to be a false positive. The old ballyard was full for the third straight game, an announced crowd of 41,828 for the Cubs-Yankees series finale bringing the three-game total to a Wrigley-record 126,283. And the Cubs had a shot at winning back-to-back series for the first time this...
Tue, 04/26/2011
By definition, political independents are hard to organize into a bloc. And the initial attempt at expanding the self-styled progressive caucus in the new City Council reflected that challenge. Only seven of the 13 new aldermen attended an orientation organized the City Council’s progressive caucus, which has long been touted by union officials...
Mon, 04/25/2011
The Bulls’ bandwagon will be limited to Bulls fans for another couple of days now that the Blackhawks have staved off elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in overtime Sunday night. Rookie Ben Smith’s goal at 6:50 of overtime touched off jubilation at the sold-out United Center and enabled the Hawks to...
Fri, 04/22/2011
When Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel introduced Jean-Claude Brizard as his choice to lead Chicago Public Schools, he pointed to an increase in the graduation rates in Rochester, N.Y. under Brizard’s watch. Contrary to Emanuel’s claim, graduation rates actually declined during Brizard’s time as head of the Rochester schools, but a school board member...