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Walter Payton

CPS Blew It Again... 8 Times Actually

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Chicago school closings of 2013 remain controversial. On June 23, the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force, a bi-partisan task force consist...

What Thanksgiving Was Like In The 1970s

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

have had many blessings in my life; the most important being the first. I was born into a wonderful family, and was lucky enough to grow up in a safe, comfortable suburb on the southwest side of Chicago. I have been very fortunate, and I am deeply grateful.

Payton To Play At Brooks After Controversial Prep Game Cancellation

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A pair of Chicago prep schools on opposite ends of town are playing ball following a controversial game cancellation that some in the...

Rare Football Card Could Help Couple Have A Child

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 10.22.2012 | Sports

HOUSTON -- Barry Sanders knows that his trading cards are bought and sold every day. When the Hall of Fame running back learned that a Houston couple...

Mike Ditka Would Spit On Payton Book Author (VIDEO)

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka left no doubt about how he'd treat the writer of a new tell-all book about the secret life of Walter Payton. "I'd spi...

Walter Payton Book Tackles Drug Abuse, Depression

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — According to a new book, Chicago Bears star Walter Payton abused painkillers in retirement and became suicidal. In "Sweetne...

David Lohr

Welfare Case Worker Admits Extorting Recipients By Threatening To Terminate Benefits | David Lohr | Posted 11.07.2011 | Crime

A New Jersey welfare case worker has pleaded guilty to attempting to extort welfare recipients by threatening to terminate their benefits, according t...

Angelina Jolie's Cockroach, Clinton's Cupcakes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The new book "What The Great Ate: A Curious History Of Food & Fame" tells you that Madonna, when she was struggling to make ends meet, used to pick Fr...

Chicago Public Schools: Ron Huberman Will Consider Race In Admission To Selective Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ron Huberman, C.E.O. of the Chicago Public Schools, came into office with a plan. Instead of admitting students to Chicago's elite magnet schools and ...

Lisa Leslie Looks to Help Win a New Battle, One of Cancer Awareness

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joe Favorito

Leslie is taking on another challenge, helping to grow awareness for a disease that is close to her heart -- her stepdad Tom passed away from liver cancer.

Bears Pull Away Big To Beat Browns 30-6

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Pounded the previous week and losers of two straight, the Chicago Bears couldn't afford to go down again. Good thing for them that Der...

Walter Payton Honored By Bears At Halftime

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ten years to the day he died, Walter Payton was honored by the Chicago Bears with a ceremony at halftime of Sunday's game against the ...

Blackhawk Down: Chicago's Forgotten Franchise

Sam Panayotovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sam Panayotovich

Long before Jordan's Bulls, Walter Payton's Bears and Chris Farley's Superfans, another franchise ruled the Windy City. The Chicago Blackhawks once had a stronghold on the city and were the fans' pride and joy for the majority of the 20th century.

Walter Payton Statue Shouldn't Be At Soldier Field: Park District Chief

Chicago Tribune | Dan P. Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Park District Board President Gery Chico said today he doesn't think a memorial statue of late Bears great Walter Payton belongs near Soldier ...

Walter Payton Statue Could Be Headed For Soldier Field After All

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A statue of "Sweetness" could be headed to Soldier Field this fall -- despite a newspaper report claiming the Chicago Park District doesn't want a lar...

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 22: This Podcast Was Interrupted By Kanye West

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Amid the Soldier Field statue controversy, Walter Payton's son shares memories of his father a decade after Sweetness' death and find out what Jay Cutler's White Sox drinking buddies think of him.