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Walter Payton

CPS Blew It Again... 8 Times Actually

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...