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Katherine Bauer-Drozdzik (left) cheers for the Chicago Bears as they finish off the New York Giants on their last defensive play to win their home opener.

Chicago Bears win first home game without in-person attendance

September 21, 2020

After a come-from-behind victory in Detroit to start the season, the Chicago Bears returned home for the first time in 2020 with a win against the New York Giants at Soldier Field with no Bears fans in sight....

Marco D'Angelo, co-founder of WagerTalk (left), and Tony Kiosow, a sports investment and gaming consultant for WagerTalk Media (right), discuss sports in the WagerTalk TV Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Column: How COVID-19 changed my dad’s job as a sports investment and gaming consultant

July 2, 2020

Growing up, I watched my dad, Tony Kiosow, bring his work to the beach, on trips to amusement parks and to his own hospital bed when he had a heart attack. A month ago, when I visited my parents in L...

Greg Evans of Oak Lawn grills outside

Chicago ‘bears down’ for 100th season, despite losing to Packers

September 6, 2019

Cheering Chicago Bears fans gathered in Grant Park Thursday to celebrate the National Football League's 100th season kickoff. Fans were able to run plays in the training camp, throw long distance...

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

The Thirsty Crow Story In English

February 23, 2018

The Thirsty Crow Story In EnglishIt was a hot summer’s day. A thirsty crow flew into a village in search of water. The crow flew over the houses, fields, and trees. But he didn’t find any water. Afte...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

Illinois legislators are attempting to pass a law that would ban tackle football for all children until the age of 12. 

State lawmakers aim to tackle head trauma in youth football

February 4, 2018

The future of youth football is up in the air as state lawmakers look to put a halt on tackle football. In an effort to reduce Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a brain disease that results from repetitive traum...

Beatrice Watson said she fears the Obama Library development will raise the neighborhood property taxes and push her out of her home.  

Obama library could cause South Side gentrification

April 21, 2017

The new Obama Library’s construction has caused concern from Hyde Park residents, who at an April 18 community meeting said they are afraid it will drive them out of their homes.“We all know what hap...

Notable Native: Liz Nicholson Sullivan talks need for NFL concussion awareness

Because of her husband’s experiences playing professional football, Liz Nicholson Sullivan has advocated for awareness, solutions and accountability from professional sports leagues regarding the lasting effects of repetitive concussions.

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

Liz Nicholson Sullivan, wife of retired professional football player Gerry Sullivan, who played for the Cleveland Browns 1974–1981, knows from personal experience the issues faced by retired athletes w...

Daily fantasy sports should be state-regulated

By Editorial Board

November 2, 2015

Some play fantasy sports for fun and bragging rights, but others take it more seriously, registering for online daily fantasy sports leagues in hopes of winning large sums of money. Unlike traditional fantasy sports, players in daily fantasy sports leagues compete during the course of a week or a single day, rather than an entire season. Registering to compete in a daily fantasy sports league requires entry fees, which go...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Light pollution threatens Chicago’s health

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Chicago may be the best-lit city in the U.S., as more than 250,000 sodium vapor lights create orange, ribbon-like patterns throughout the streets extending from the South Side to the North Side. The view from the top of the Willis Tower or flying into O’Hare International Airport at night showcases views of the city’s orange grid-like structure, which can also be seen clearly from space.The city uses a number of different ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Da three Bears of Christmas

March 16, 2015

On the second day of free agency, my Bears brought to me: One Pernell McPhee, one Eddie Royal and one safety.The Bears may not have been part of Ndamukong Suh’s record-breaking $114 million deal, and they ma...

Dry campus a wet blanket

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

Columbia proudly touts itself as a “dry campus”—drinking, possessing or distributing alcohol is strictly prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored events held off campus, unless the college’s administration approves otherwise. While the college’s dry campus policy means well, it is a laughable and barely enforceable policy at best.The Chronicle in no way condones underage drinking or providing alcohol to minors...

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