| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The day after a championship parade, it's easy to lose perspective on just how impressive the Blackhawks' second Stanley Cup in four years really is.
General manager Stan Bowman should be the toast of the town. It's going to be difficult for any general...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
It hasn't been that many years ago that hockey in this city was a relative afterthought — a footnote to more serious sports discussions about the Bears, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox.
Sports talk radio producers and station managers admonished their...
| Feb 6, 2013
The reader signed herself, "Losing my hearing yet hoping to hang on to my job."
"It's not the gym," she wrote in response to my lament last week about deafening health club music, "but the retail establishment in which I work. The music is turned way up...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 1:10 PM
For the 27th annual Friends of Prentice Gala, more than 700 black-tie-clad guests went "Into the Wild" at Navy Pier on June 1 to benefit Prentice Women's Hospital. This year's jungle theme by Taylor & Company transformed the stage into a rock cliff...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:37 PM
After experiencing too many hotel rooms and airports, Eddie Olczyk is happy to have a home game for the Stanley Cup Final. However, there are a couple of negatives.
For instance, Olczyk is being overwhelmed by ticket requests.
"I changed my voice mail...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:47 AM
More than 850 patrons attended the 20th annual Bear Tie Ball that raised $750,000, making it the organization's largest fundraiser to date. The event, themed "Passion for a Purpose," was co-chaired by longtime supporters Nina Mariano and Tracy Scurto...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:31 PM
One day this week, in the middle of feeding Chicago's insatiable appetite for hockey tickets, busy Blackhawks executive vice president Jay Blunk took a phone call from his mom.
Sharon Blunk spent 35 years as a second-grade schoolteacher but never was...
| May 29, 2013
In the White Sox clubhouse Tuesday, the East Coast teenage right wing within Paul Konerko waxed nostalgic about the sport that still warms his heart if not pays his bills.
"I can go back to every year since I can remember and tell you every Stanley...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:02 PM
On April 18, I was at Johnny's IceHouse West, interviewing fans about their experience watching Blackhawks practice, when I saw two women in the bleachers in bright red jerseys. One was wearing Jonathan Toews, the other Corey Crawford.
"Excuse me," I...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Blackhawks 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)
The Blackhawks have begun the chase for the Stanley Cup, and RedEye is covering their journey through the eyes of the fans. First up, the Game 1 overtime win over the Wild, as told by season-ticket holder Scott King, a...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
On the elevator outside Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad's downtown apartment hours before a recent home game, his parents realized they had forgotten their family passes.
Sandra Saad told her son, who was their ride to the United Center, she needed to go...