Monthly Archives: July 2014
These scouting reports, compiled from 1988 through 1990, show a unanimous respect for future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas’ hitting and power – and concern for his defense and weak arm. Guess he showed these scouts – you can find their backgrounds in this awesome trove of scouting reports and scout backgrounds at Diamond Mines).
The non-waiver trading deadline passed at 3 p.m. Thursday, with the Cubs getting their 2-for-1 deal with the Braves just in under the wire. But it doesn’t mean they’re done dealing. Trades are harder to make after July 31, but teams have until the end of August to set their postseason rosters, and general manager
Lawyers for Northwestern University student-athlete football players on Thursday evening filed their latest arguments in favor of allowing the players to vote to form a union.
Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
An apartment building in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side is being sued by a tenant who claims the building was infested with bed bugs. Renetta Harrington alleges her second-floor unit at the apartment building, at 4703 W. Maypole Ave., was infested with bed bugs and was unsanitary and unfit to be occupied, according
Police are alerting residents about three burglaries this month in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. In each case, at least one suspect broke windows to enter into the resident’s apartment and then took their property, Area Central detectives said in a community alert. The locations and dates of the burglaries were: -the
The annual training-camp meeting with NFL officials to discuss rules changes and points-of-emphasis also provided a different perspective on one of the biggest blunders of the Bears’ 2013 season: the Aaron Rodgers fumble the Bears’ defense ignored, allowing Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin to pick it up and run 15 yards for a touchdown in
Police are alerting residents in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about three recent robberies on the South Side. In each case, the suspect approached individuals and used physical force to steal their property, Area Central detectives said in a community alert. Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-11 black man, between 19
Things were a little slow for me today so I went to beautiful Lake Shore East Park in Chicago this afternoon. Maliyja Spearman, 5, of Chicago jumps over the water at at Lake Shore East Park Thursday afternoon as her grandmother Carmen Ramirez (back left) and mother Xomaira Delvalle (back right) watch. Ramirez said, “It’s
Several streets near the South Loop will be closed over the weekend–some through next week–for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival.