Before Sunday's 95-88 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat forward LeBron James had attempted at least one free throw in every game since Dec. 2, 2009, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. However, with no attempts Sunday, James snapped his streak of 410 consecutive games, including playoffs, with a visit to the charity stripe. Show More Summary
Bears General Manager Phil Emery wants to win games. But if he can bring families closer together, that might help too. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are believed to have shown interest in Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett to help bolster their defensive line. Last year, Emery landed tight end Martellus…
A federal jury on Friday convicted the daughter of President Obama’s former pastor of laundering thousands of dollars from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-based job-training program, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Per the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bears will not re-sign return specialist Devin Hester, whose 19 career regular-season return touchdowns match an NFL record set by retired cornerback Deion Sanders. Drafted by Chicago in the second...Show More Summary
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
Newsmax TV, launching in June, aims to be a “kinder, gentler Fox News.” (businessweek.com) Chicago Tribune lets CNN know that one of its “Chicagoland” photos doesn’t look quite right. (chicagotribune.com) | Otherwise, the CNN series is “extraordinary.” (robertfeder.com) Times-Picayune: It was T-P Sunday editor James Karst – not Rebecca Skloot – who … Read More
The bitterly cold winter of 2013-14 caused major problems for Amtrak in the Midwest, notes the Chicago Tribune's Jon Hilkevitch. The train's on-time rate was only 26 percent, with several spectacularly bad delays. Hilkevitch notes that Amtrak blames the installation of Wi-Fi for some of the problems. Show More Summary
According to the Tribune, the vote was actually quite close: The embattled president of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers has been officially removed from office some three months after stirring controversy...Show More Summary
Devin Hester will not return to the Chicago Bears next season, it appears. Hester, 31, told NFL Network on Wednesday night, per the Chicago Tribune, that the team has told him it will not attempt to re-sign the free-agent return specialist. The...Show More Summary
As I end a day of meetings at ESPN headquarters, I see that Jim Harbaugh is making news again. This time, it’s for a reason that relates to his work -- he is looking at another quarterback. The Chicago Tribune reported that Harbaugh was one of two NFL coaches at Northwestern’s pro day (the other was new Houston coach Bill O'Brien). Show More Summary
And have managed to bring the Gore Effect to D.C. today, where it is snowy and cold, and will be cold for days. (Chicago Tribune) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Police arrested hundreds of young people protesting the Keystone XL project on Sunday, as demonstrators fastened themselves with plastic ties to the White House fences and called for U.S. Show More Summary
Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Trotter was supposed to cover Billy Corgan’s “ambient/musical interpretation of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha,” a performance taking place Friday at a teahouse the Smashing Pumpkins frontman owns, a show he estimated on Facebook would last … Read more
Letter to Romenesko From STEVE CHAPMAN (pictured), Chicago Tribune columnist: After cancelling Brent Bozell’s column upon learning it was ghostwritten, the editorial page editor of the Quad City Times said Bozell and his assistant “are among the old-time columnists who keep cranking 700 word columns for print products with 500-word spaces.” As a 700-word guy … Read More
Here’s the Chicago Tribune reporting on Caron Butler, who has not had particularly good seasons these last few years, but is still probably worthy of being in a good team’s rotation: The Bulls continue to cast a wide net in the stronger-than-usual pool of bought-out and waived players and have contacted the representatives for Caron Butler, [...]
The Bears no longer have to worry about losing starting center Roberto Garza to free agency. Garza has signed a one-year contract to remain in Chicago for the 2014 season, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. The 34-year-old Garza has started every game but two in the last eight seasons, including all 16…
Oh, the hilarity -- and people ask if TV influences the behavior of viewers. Really, this is all banter, but it's interesting to examine the arrest of one Daniel Kowalski, 21, as on Wednesday the Chicago Tribune reported that a meth lab bust at a home near LaGrange, Ill. Show More Summary
Here’s the Los Angeles Times, via the Chicago Tribune website, reporting on NBA legend Scottie Pippen, who has been dealing with an annoying legal situation: Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Malibu man who alleged the former NBA All-Star assaulted him at a restaurant last year. Camran Shafighi filed a $4-million lawsuit against Pippen, accusing [...]
While in Chicago on Tuesday, the Grammy Award-winning musician Sting stopped by Tribune Tower to have a chat with theater critic Chris Jones. In addition to Sting's many albums and internationally popular songs, he is the composer of...Show More Summary
Chicago Tribune In any rising crisis, there's efficiency in proposing the most devastating, least workable solutions as early as possible: That allows discussions to migrate quickly toward more reasonable fixes before the crisis — here it's the threatened implosion of public pensions for Chicago police, firefighters, teachers and other workers — reaches a terrible climax.
In his obituary, published yesterday by his hometown paper The Chicago Tribune, Harold Ramis was described as leaving behind "a reputation as a mensch and all-around good guy." There's really not much more one could ask for when your life is being summed up. Show More Summary