| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Lake Area Furry Friends bowl twice a month. They have bowled together almost 10 years. By this point, their routine is established: They meet for dinner at the Patio restaurant in Lombard; then they head over to the Tivoli Bowl in Downers Grove; and...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:33 PM
One Flyers game back in the early 1980s spurred a change in Tony Iannelli's thinking and a passion that would last for several decades.
Iannelli is best known as the president of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the host of the popular...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:59 PM
SPRINGFIELD — With about six minutes left in Saturday's IHSA Class 5A football semifinal against Washington, Sacred Heart-Griffin faced first-and-goal from the 2. The Cyclones led 44-14 and were just 6 feet from hitting 50.
For four straight...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Watching a grainy high school videotape that made it tough to see anything but a guy in dreadlocks dominating, Missouri Western State football coach Jerry Partridge reacted the same way five years ago many Bears fans did Sunday.
Who is this David Bass?...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Next April, the NCAA men's basketball Final Four will offer unique coverage, with each of the semifinal games going nationally on TBS while both TNT and truTV will have broadcasts of the same game with one tailored to each of the teams involved, including...
| Nov 3, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm a freshman in high school. So far, my experience hasn't been that great. I've been so stressed out and had to go to the doctor several times because the stress is causing me to have bad headaches.
I've looked into home schooling/online...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis takes the stage of the Harris Theater on Sunday afternoon, he probably will feel a brew of emotions – as will his fans.
For Faddis will be returning to the city where he scored major artistic triumphs with the...
| Oct 29, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia quarterback David Watford considers his Clemson counterpart, Tajh Boyd, a mentor and friend, hardly a surprise given their shared position, roots and demeanor. But Saturday's clash between the Cavaliers and Tigers will...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Great concern abounds for the health and welfare of beloved NFL gladiators, whose quality of life may be compromised because of repeated concussions and other long-term injuries.
But what about the masses of young amateur football players across the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The black town car pulled up and idled. White smoke curled from its tailpipe, rising in the morning drizzle. The driver stretched, his sportscoat tight at his back. He prepared for a wait. Within a minute, Veronica Roth, tall, with an angular, circa-...
| Oct 16, 2013
Rented hall, early evening, cocktail hour:
A roomful of people, all wearing name tags, are trying to squint past the hair, and the pounds, and the wrinkling, and the years, for a spark of recognition.
Hey, didn't you used to be …