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RedEyeReady or not, the Red Line South reconstruction starts Sunday. Until Oct. 19, nine South Side Red Line stations will close as crews rebuild the line south of Roosevelt Road. During this $425 million project, which is expected to rid the southern Red...
Ernie Banks, coming off successive seasons as the National League Most Valuable Player in 1958 and '59, earned $65,000 in 1960 with the Chicago Cubs, the team for whom he played his entire 19-season career. That was good money then — more than...
Cubs' Ryan Dempster puts teammates to work at casino-themed benefit, Charlie Sheen coming to Chicago, Tom Morello vs. Rahm EmanuelHow did Ryan Dempster convince his Cubs teammates to wear tuxedos and man the blackjack and craps tables at his charity event Wednesday, just hours after the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves? I’m not exactly sure. But whatever he did,...
Lady Gaga dines at Lou Malnati's, Brian Dennehy speaking at Old St. Pat's, 'House of Consignment' trailer debutsLady Gaga was in Chicago over the weekend with boyfriend and "Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney, who is filming the Dick Wolf pilot "Chicago Fire" in the city this month. The couple dined at Lou Malnati's in River North Sunday night. They ordered...
Seats were packed with kids, parents and grandparents cheering on their favorite teams. Those were the days. In contrast, tune in to watch your favorite team on a weekday afternoon in the early part of the season, and the stands are nearly empty. Kids...
Chicago Tribune reporterThe Earl of Old Town was a saloon at 1615 N. Wells St. that closed more than three decades ago but, like a song that you can't get out of your head, it remains alive today. Long after the Earl had become a pleasant bar named the Last Call (it is now...
1960 - Aug. 24: Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. is born in Havre de Grace, Md. 1978 - June 13: Ripken is selected in the second round of the amateur draft by the Orioles, the team's fourth pick. He begins pro career with Bluefield (W.Va.) in the rookie...
Watching the Cubs' annual opening exercise at Wrigley Field, an event lessened by Chicago politics and low expectations, there was plenty of time to wonder about a question that applies on both sides of town: WWBVD. What would Bill Veeck do? I'm...
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
Bill Buckner and Leon Durham gave the Cubs solid first basemen from 1977-87, when this reporter spent some time covering the team as the Tribune's beat writer. Each enjoyed a solid major league career. Buckner wound up a .289 career hitter with a batting...
For RedEyeIn November 2009, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. Three and a half years later, he is teaching new patients how to live with the disease. Abdul-Jabbar was in Chicago this...
Debates may rage regarding the Hall of Fame merits of former Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. Yet the more poignant story is the lifelong friendships nurtured by his teammates. Santo will be enshrined posthumously July 22 in Cooperstown, N.Y., along with...
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