Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.
The Blackhawks know you can throw out the seedings against the Red Wings.
A shiny new facility won't ensure basketball prominence for DePaul, but it does provide hope.
Derrick Rose didn't come back this season, and how he handles the fallout will be key.
While the Heat are playing for another championship, the Bulls are left to play for pride.
No one can question Luol Deng's toughness now.
Like the player himself, Nate Robinson's Bulls career likely will be short but certainly memorable.
The Chicago Blackhawks parlayed the experience of a regular season filled with tight games and overtimes into an OT victory in Game 1 against the Minnesota Wild.
Nate Robinson rallied the Chicago Bulls in a Game 4 triple overtime win over the Nets.
Some of the luster might have come off Derrick Rose but it's nothing a first dribble can't fix.
The wait for Derrick Rose to return is almost over for the Chicago Bulls and their fans, at least for this season.
Tom Ricketts' rhetoric about Wrigley Field needs to be replaced by action.
The Cubs begin the same story every Opening Day, one of failure and hope.
The Bulls continue to do more with less, gutting out a win over the Magic Friday.
The Cubs and White Sox are likely to provide another enjoyable non-championship effort this season.
In a lost season, the Bulls reminded just how tough they can be in snapping Miami's streak.
Brian Urlacher deserved a better exit from the Bears, but there isn't much time for nostalgia in the NFL.
Leave Wrigleyville? That's a great plan if you want to lose ... everyone.
The Bulls must shoulder the blame for their loss to the Nuggets despite questionable officiating.
Brandon Paul the Illini a senior shooter to count on in the NCAA Tournament
Bill Carmody's time has come at Northwestern after 13 seasons and little success.
The Bears improved their offense with additions of Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod.
Halfway through season, the streaking Hawks are taking Chicago along for ride.
Joakim Noah shows his exhausted Bulls teammates how to keep battling.
The Blackhawks are off to the start of something good.
Rose focuses on his rehab amid a whirlwind of speculation.
Just as he did at Ohio, John Groce has Illinois playing well at the right time.
Inconsistent Chicago Bulls definitely need Derrick Rose back in lineup.
Deng, Noah proud to represent Africa for Bulls at All-Star Game.
With the Hawks off to a 3-0 start, you hardly knew they were gone.
The Bulls should feel pretty good not to be the Lakers.
The Cubs owners' sob story is suspect, but there's no denying Wrigley Field needs help.
Edwin Jackson is the latest Chicago Cub to dream big at the team's annual convention.
Marc Trestman is ready to teach Offense 101 to Jay Cutler and the Bears.
All three finalists can make Cutler better, but Trestman is the real deal.
Derrick Rose's return date is a constant question for the Bulls.
Change is the best thing for the Bears -- and Lovie Smith.
Lovie Smith's time has run out with the Bears.
Jabari Parker's chosing Duke was a decision that was all his own.
Marshall is right that jobs should be lost over the Bears' shoddy offense.
Tom Thibodeau is good, but he can't make up for his team's missing stars.
Will another Bears' December collapse cost Lovie Smith his job?
Parker and Okafor have sparked a debate over who is Chicago's best prep player.
Brian Urlacher's Chicago Bears career shouldn't end this way.
The Bears' slide creates reason to worry about playoff viability.
Denying Sosa a spot in the Hall won't make the steroid era go away.
The Bulls shouldn't be surprised by their struggles -- especially from their bench.
Bears get a win despite losing five starters to injury.
Jason Campbell and a stellar defense give the Bears a solid chance against the 49ers.
Cutler should sit on Monday as the NFL gets serious about concussions.
Bulls mix and match but don't have enough pieces.
The Bears' soggy loss to the Texans wasn't disastrous.
The Bears' D is playing at an elite level while the offense tries to catch up.
The Bears didn't need to apologize for escaping with an ugly win over Carolina.
Jay Cutler again showed his toughness in the Bears' win over the Lions.
The Bears' game vs. the Lions is finally a game worth getting excited about.
White Sox drew fewer than 2 million fans in 2012 despite surprising success.
Cutler and Marshall have talent to be best, now they have to prove it.
The new-look Bulls bench was shaky in the preseason opener.
The truths are starting to add up for the Bears.
One 100-loss season enough for Theo Epstein's rebuilding Cubs.
The end is near for the fading White Sox, and they look as if they know it.
Bulls star Derrick Rose has chance to help fight violence in Chicago.
Adam Dunn's biggest career homer ends the White Sox's losing streak.
The Bears' defense carried the day in a win against the Rams.
As much as we want to, we still can't count on the inconsistent Jay Cutler.
The Bears reverted to some familiar problems in their loss to the Packers.
Swagger is sincere now for Jay Cutler, even against the Packers.
The White Sox took right step in reversing recent September struggles.
Marshall will help Cutler become the QB Bears fans have been longing for.
It's OK to go all in for the loaded Bears this season.
Armando Allen and Lorenzo Booker had much at stake on Thursday.
The Bears say their O-line is making strides, but are they big enough?
The Bears are out to prove they're as good as they look so far.
The Chicago Bears' defensive line is looking like one of their strongest suits.
Bears OC Mike Tice makes sure his players know where they stand.
Peyton Manning's return showed progress and ended with him in one piece.
While the Bears play down Urlacher's absence, you can't ignore it.
Chris Sale, the White Sox's youngest gun, is the most crucial piece of their rotation.
The Cubs confirm what most suspected: They are a ways away from competing.
It's no secret the Bulls' roster won't have a championship look this season.
Even at Wrigley Field, Ozzie Guillen looked at home on Tuesday night.
The White Sox can no longer fly under the radar after their first-place first half.
Here are four Cubs storylines that will shape the rest of the season.
The Cubs gave their fans a glimpse of hope with Anthony Rizzo's solid debut.
Kevin Youkilis gives White Sox upgrade at third and inspirational edge.
Cubs' offense could get permanent boost soon from Anthony Rizzo.
Cubs, White Sox ready to collide on opposite paths to Crosstown Classic.
Theo Epstein's patient approach to building the Cubs will only go so far.
Cutler and Marshall are primed to elevate the Bears' passing game.
As the number of African-Americans in MLB dwindles, Kenny Williams weighs his responsibilities.
Hawk Harrelson's noise isn't the biggest bang coming from the South Side.
The Cubs look lost but the Sox may be starting to find their way.
Kerry Wood started his Cubs career with a bang and finished the same way.
Unfortunately for the Cubs and the Sox, the Crosstown Cup is their biggest prize.
Cubs, White Sox face different challenges selling tickets for sub-.500 teams.
Luol Deng gives the Bulls the offensive boost they needed to avoid elimination.
Injuries mean it's time for the Chicago Bulls to start planning for the future.
Bad luck is to blame -- not Tom Thibodeau -- for Derrick Rose's injury.
The Blackhawks were simply lacking too much in the end.
The Cubs look like a team to be reckoned with -- in 2014.
Torres' hit on Hossa is the latest example of a growing violent culture in the NHL.
Some wins could help take the pressure off Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn.
New Illinois coach John Groce has the tools to be a recruiting success.
The Cubs have changed their culture -- not their roster.
Rip Hamilton finally played, but Derrick Rose is the man the Bulls really need.
Illinois got lucky with its hiring of Ohio coach John Groce.
By keeping Bill Carmody, Northwestern's future is uncertain.
D.J. Cooper gives Chicago fans a rooting interest in the NCAA tournament.
The Bears are taking a risk with Brandon Marshall, but winning would erase any concerns.
The sum of the Bulls' parts (minus Rose) proved greater than Miami's stars.
The Illini must own Chicago, and Shaka Smart is just the guy to help them do it.
The Chicago Bulls are separated from the Orlando Magic by more than just winning percentage.
The Bulls shouldn't count on Rip Hamilton staying healthy for a playoff run.
Tuesday's win wasn't pretty, but the Bulls are again healthy and fully staffed.
In the second year of a Bulls renaissance, big wins will only happen in playoffs.
Derrick Rose's return from back spasms showed how important he is to the Bulls.
Luol Deng is growing comfortable in a leading role.
Tom Thibodeau never stops pushing the Bulls -- and that's fine by them.
Ozzie Guillen is gone but he will never be forgotten.
New Bears GM Phil Emery must prove he's more than just a great scout.
Unlike Detroit, the Sox's big addition didn't come with a nine-figure price tag.
If the Bears are serious about change, Jason Licht is their man.
The Bulls have bigger issues than Miami, but they're nothing a win couldn't help.
The Pacers showed the Bulls that winning the Central won't be a gimme.
Passionate Tom Thibodeau has gotten the Bulls to buy into his defensive schemes.
Cubs fans will put their faith -- and money -- behind Theo Epstein.
Optimism runs wild at Cubs Convention, even if it's unwarranted.
Even in the new era, Cubs Convention could have its awkward moments.
The Bulls won Wednesday -- no thanks to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah.
Zambrano's declining performance and erratic attitude made him expendable.
With the game there for the taking, Derrick Rose went to work.
The Bears should look at the top of the standings to find their own Theo.
What did we learn over Bears' final six games? Jay Cutler really is a star.
Without a title, Bulls guard Derrick Rose remains unsatisfied.
Jay Cutler's bookend injuries summed up the year in Chicago sports.
Derrick Rose won't let riches impact his hunger to win.
Richard Hamilton stood out by fitting in during his Bulls debut.
The obvious goal for the Chicago Bulls? Beat the Miami Heat.
This Bears roster has committed a personal foul against good football.
Tebow's legend grew thanks to Barber's miscues and Bears' incompetence.
Parker and Simeon are bent on state domination in their quest for a three-peat.
Finally, the Chicago Bulls get back to pursing a championship.
Tim Tebow's faith in his ability is leading to plenty of wins.
Matt Forte could cement his Chicago legacy with a triumphant return.
Hanie's performance Sunday evoked images of legendary Bears QB busts.
The Bears threw Hanie into the fire. How he responds in Game 2 will be telling.
With everything to prove, Caleb Hanie is embracing his opportunity.
After the Chargers exploit Charles Tillman, he bounces back.
Dale Sveum's no-nonsense approach is exactly what the Cubs need.
If Epstein and Boston wanted him that badly, Sveum has to be good choice.
The Chicago Bears were the rougher, tougher team in Sunday's win.
With many familiar faces around him, Epstein should find a fresh one to lead the Cubs.
Maddux's blend of new and old-school ways seems a perfect fit for the Cubs.
Jay Cutler and Mike Vick have more than pride to play for.
Don't expect the Cubs to replace Mike Quade with a household name.
The Cubs' management trio will stick with its proven methods.
Bears management did little to endear itself to its players by cutting Chris Harris.
Theo Epstein is in Chicago and ready to start rebuilding the Cubs.
Theo Epstein inherits the pressure of ending the Cubs' century-long futility.
The Bears are going the distance in setting up adversity for themselves.
Lovie Smith's motivational ploys seemed to rev up the Bears' defense.
NBA lockout robbing fans of Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose a reason to smile.
Daniel Carcillo's muscle should make the Chicago Blackhawks stronger.
Jeff Pearlman's important book on Walter Payton is more than salacious anecdotes.
With Cubs season-ticket invoices slated to go out Friday, Theo Epstein's hire would be perfect timing.
Blaming Jerry Angelo won't help the Bears right now.
A high school coach lost his top unpaid assistant -- to the White Sox.
Bears return man Devin Hester proving himself to be genuine genius.
As per usual, the Bears' success on Sunday hinges on their defense.
Touting trophy's only all-Chicago winner
Now that Ozzie is gone, the pressure is on for GM Kenny Williams.
The Bears' offense took a step back in loss to Packers.
Cubs fans have to appreciate the end to a bungled season at Wrigley.
Jay Cutler is not without blame for the Bears' pressure-packed loss.
The Saints handed the Bears a reality check in their 30-13 victory.
Heisman: First is last in Chicago
Brian Urlacher's emotional return could give the Bears' defense a lift Sunday.
Sundays have become paydays for the Bears' Matt Forte.
The Bears' big three has something to prove this season.
Greenberg: Tom Ricketts is putting his stamp on the Cubs, but should he?
If his Bears career ended Thursday, Chester Taylor went out with a thud.
Adam Dunn dragged down Sox for too long and will rightly sit down the stretch.
Greenberg: Cubs need to make a wise decision about what they need in a GM.
Former Houston flameout Amobi Okoye is optimistic about a fresh start in Chicago.
The scandals Rose and Hester left behind are of little concern in Chicago.
For the Chicago Bears, preseason win is a good first step.
The Bears' defensive line guru has an abundance of talent to mold.
Maybe the burden of being Jay Cutler can be lifted this season.
The White Sox aren't very good or very bad; they're spectacularly average.
The timing and circumstances surrounding Olsen's trade seem flawed.
Lift the fog of the NFL lockout talk with a C.H.I.C.A.G.O. primer.
Cubs need to find ways to prevent further apathy from local fan base.
It was unwise of Mike Quade to call out Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney.
The time is right for the Cubs and Aramis Ramirez to part ways.
Sosa did a lot for the Cubs in his tenure, more than any asterisk could erase.
White Sox continue to find ways to fail to live up to their potential.
Nostalgia makes Jose Canseco a draw in the North American League.
While Cubs can bask in Castro's All-Star selection, Sox fighting for this year.
Cubs CMO Wally Hayward is finding reasons for optimism on the North Side.
In advance of this weekend's series, we share some Chicago baseball truths.
Jimmy Butler has the tangibles -- and intangibles -- the Bulls were looking for.
Success in the Crosstown Classic could give the Cubs or Sox a much-needed lift.
Cubs' win over Yankees a reminder of how success feels at Wrigley.
Chicago Cubs' free fall is likely to cost GM Jim Hendry his job.
Oney Guillen keeps shoving Chicago White Sox into new age of social media.
Phil Humber is the latest unexpected success story for the White Sox.
The Cubs ended May miserably, and more of that looks to be in store.
This will be a season Derrick Rose will never forget.
Like the shot of their MVP, the Bulls came up short again late vs. the Heat.
Derrick Rose hasn't been his MVP self late in games against the Heat.
Joakim Noah's game is full of apologies against the Heat.
Game 2 proved that the East title is going to be hard-earned.
Cleveland is waiting for a winner but a LeBron loss to the Bulls is good enough.
Derrick Rose didn't have a huge game, but he still led the Bulls to victory.
Derrick Rose is making an impact in his embattled neighborhood of Englewood.
The unit that closed out Game 5 for the Chicago Bulls is one of its more effective.
Rose took the blame but team defense is at fault for the Bulls' Game 4 loss.
Joakim Noah has had a stellar postseason in Derrick Rose's shadow.
With the MVP behind him, Rose got back to basketball, and tore up the Hawks.
The Bulls' Carlos Boozer is finding support from teammates, if not fans.
Joe Johnson exploited a Bulls team that prides itself in its defense.
Tom Thibodeau's masterful job earned him the Coach of the Year award.
Wife of the late Norm Van Lier organized a charity game to help fight violence in Chicago.
With a win over the Hawks, the Canucks avoided becoming hockey's lovable losers
The Bulls were bound to run out of magic, and it happened Saturday.
The Bulls signed Carlos Boozer to help take them to the next level, but will he?
Derrick Rose's end-of-game antics baffled the Pacers once again Thursday night.
The threat of elimination brought out the best in the Blackhawks.
Derrick Rose delivered on his promise to get physical against the Pacers.
Tom Thibodeau isn't content with a "pretty good regular season."
The Bulls' easy win over Boston solidified Derrick Rose's case for MVP.
The Celtics will provide the Bulls with a playoff tuneup.
The cohesion of Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah still is a work in progress.
Alfonso Soriano has yet to live up to expectations, but he'll never quit trying.
Edwin Jackson happy to quietly pitch well in the shadow of his Sox teammates.
This spring, it was clear Carlos Silva's salary was a sunk cost for the Cubs.
Darwin Barney and Brent Morel will play key roles for their Chicago teams.
His numbers may be down slightly, but Derrick Rose is not looking to rest.
VCU's underdog days likely are over, and that's just fine with its wunderkind coach.
Rush coach Bob McMillen is the embodiment of arena football.
Bulls pulling together to win each game and hopefully a No. 1 seed.
Omer Asik has been an unexpectedly effective contributor off the Bulls' bench.
The Bulls' defense is already performing at a playoff-ready level.
Stacey King has almost become the narrator of the Bulls' feel-good season.
Extending Lovie Smith's contract was an easy decision for the Bears.
Coaching the Bulls is Tom Thibodeau's No. 1 priority, making both a success.
Simeon's Jabari Parker is following the Derrick Rose model to avoid distractions.
The Bulls just keep doing what they must to get a victory.
Jon Scheyer has a new perspective after overcoming a serious injury.
Plenty to keep Chicago sports fans busy until the Bears hit training camp.
By playing through the pain Friday, Derrick Rose showed why he's one of the NBA's most valuable players.
The Bears' NFC Championship Game loss left plenty of questions at quarterback.
The White Sox wouldn't be same without Ozzie Guillen as manager.
Chicago is ready for another championship party throughout the city.
Figures from Cutler's past are surprised that he's finally playing winning football.
Derrick Rose is proving capable of carrying his young team to new heights.
When it comes to the Packers, the Bears' defense will let its play do the talking.
Cubs fans may be pleasantly surprised by the additions to their team.
Don't bet against Lovie Smith's defense on Sunday.
There's no reason the Bears should lose to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Trading for Matt Garza was the Cubs' best move for quick improvement.
Tom Thibodeau sent a message about defense by benching Carlos Boozer.
The Bears' offense played to win Sunday, just not very well.
From the Stanley Cup to the BP Cup, here's the year in Chicago sports.
The Bears are proving they have what it takes to make a playoff run.
Against an elite defense, the Bears looked formidable in Sunday's win.
Derrick Rose struggled as the Knicks tamed the Bulls to spoil Chicago's Xmas.
Hester's supreme skills are enhanced by a sincere and candid personality.
The Bears are proving you can believe after winning an NFC North title.
Kerry Wood's return just what the Cubs needed in the midst of a rough offseason.
Facing Vikings rookie QB Joe Webb would be another stroke of luck for the Bears.
The Bears couldn't weather a storm or the Patriots on Sunday.
Lance Briggs channels his superhero persona to help Chicago children.
Derrick Rose keeps saying he's not a superstar. His play indicates otherwise.
Loyalty prevailed on both sides in Paul Konerko returning to the Sox.
Low-key Lovie Smith has struck all the right tones to motivate the Bears.
The Adam Dunn deal is the latest coup for White Sox GM Kenny Williams.
They're not guaranteeing wins, but the Bears are thinking big.
There is no rest for the weary in Tom Thibodeau's gym.
The Bears' defense passed a big test against the Philadelphia Eagles.
While Vick is realizing his potential, Cutler has impressed by being unimpressive.
The Bears don't plan on changing their defense for Michael Vick.
All involved should be embarrassed by Wrigley Field end zone debacle.
The worst 5-3 team in football looks pretty dangerous at 6-3.
A matchup between Derrick Rose and John Wall is just what NBA needs.
Rose is ready to see how Wall looks in their first regular-season matchup.
Are the Bears playoff bound? The next few weeks will tell.
The Bears cured some offensive ills and just might have saved their season.
It's time for the Bears' offense to make life easier on its defense.
Randy Moss could provide the boost the Bears offense desperately needs.
James Johnson gave the Bulls the spark they needed late against the Pistons.
The Bulls should be exciting with a spectacular player in Derrick Rose.
Heading into the Halloween bye week, the Bears offense is only scaring the fans.
We turn to Rhymefest to shed some light on what's going on at Halas Hall.
The Bears' inability to generate turnovers must be a short-lived trend.
Like a top-ranked college team, the Bears must approach each game as a must-win.
The Bears have defied the odds en route to a 4-1 record. Why change anything?
The Bears' win wasn't great, but it was good enough for first place.
Lovie Smith says nothing's changed, but few outside the team agree.
After nine sacks and a concussion, Jay Cutler needs some sideline time.
The White Sox would be wise to once again retain Paul Konerko.
Chicago Bears bringing back memories of 2006 Super Bowl team.
Derrick Rose doesn't see any reason why can't be the NBA's MVP.
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is moving forward from a disappointing first season.
New and improved Bears facing crossroads against Packers Monday night.
Cubs interim manager Mike Quade is making the most of his opportunity.
With everything looking bleak for the Bears, how did we miss their success?
Hawks had too much fun as Stanley Cup champs to think about relinquishing title.
The White Sox should do the right thing and re-sign Paul Konerko.
Optimism is in rare supply among Bears fans, but have a little faith.
The Sox can't count on Manny Ramirez to be their savior.
The Bears defense's inability to get off the field on third down is a troubling trend
Not that the Cubs job is lacks appeal, but Joe Girardi would be wise to stay with the Yankees.
The loss of Putz and Thornton the latest bump in a wild season for the Sox.
Retiring manager Lou Piniella experienced an emotional final day.
Jay Cutler is in for a long, painful season if the Bears' O-line doesn't improve.
Derrek Lee's new start with the Braves ends with the same result for the Cubs.
To hear Mike Martz tell it, the Bears' offense is set to be the Greatest Show on Torn-Up Grass.
Former Sox pitcher Clayton Richard has helped the Padres into first place.
Instead of division slugfest, White Sox homestand fizzled into sluggish mess.
By squandering numerous opportunities, Chicago's only winning baseball team put on a clinic Thursday night on how to lose.
Sox-Twins series good chance for Cubs fans to try out the other side.
The duo of Forte and Taylor have the Bears' hopes running high.
Brett Favre retirement news barely causes a ripple at Chicago Bears camp.
Hawks near the end of an exhausting offseason after letting go of Antti Niemi.
Carlos Zambrano's apology follows a trend, but it's meaningless.
Jay Cutler is the focus of the franchise. Will he prove he's up to it this season?
Starlin Castro and Tyler Colvin give Cubs fans a reason to keep watching.
White Sox GM Ken Williams has been known to deal at the trade deadline.
The Cubs did win under Lou Piniella, but not enough.
The Cubs need to think about spending wisely going forward.
A remarkable turnaround has left the Cubs in the White Sox's wake.
The LeBron James "Brand" isn't winning many fans outside of South Beach.
Can the Sox survive a possible season-ending injury to one of their ranks?
Emotionally invested Bulls fans could be looking at a disappointing free-agent haul in Chicago.
Chicago, city of broad shoulders and giant legacies, is ready for a new King.
Greenberg: Carlos Zambrano's suspension continues to be a distraction.
Suspended starter Carlos Zambrano can't overcome his own personality.
Dustin Byfuglien won't soon be forgotten in Chicago.
Mike Martz's intrictate offense is finally sinking in for Cutler and the Bears.
The red-hot White Sox are finally living up to their potential.
It might be a popular opinion, but the Cubs shouldn't blow up their roster.
The Cubs and White Sox stole the show back from the Hawks on Sunday.
The BP Cup is being greeted with fan distaste and bad baseball.
Chicago's search for a superstar might have ended with Jonathan Toews' ascension in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Cubs and Sox should be thanking Hawks for distracting their fan bases.
Patrick Kane's improvisational skills awed onlookers.
It's time for Dustin Byfuglien to revert to his previously-dominating form.
The Flyers proved Wednesday that they aren't going to go down without a fight.
Jonathan Toews' production is down in the finals. His teammates aren't worried.
Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi keeps delivering wins, if not great insight.
The numbers are adding up for Marian Hossa in his quest to avoid three-peat.
Cubs starter Randy Wells suffers embarrassing outing vs. Cardinals.
The Blackhawks have gone from scourge of the city to toast of the town.
Missing teeth can't distract Duncan Keith from Blackhawks' mission.
Right now for the Blackhawks, it seems there's no place like the road.
Lou Piniella vented and then the Cubs snapped out of it vs. the Pirates.
The Bulls would love to have LeBron, but Cleveland is his best option.
Cubs rookie Starlin Castro looked like one in Wrigley debut.
Starlin Castro could provide the jump-start the Cubs' lineup needs.
The Blackhawks delivered another surprise against the Canucks in Game 3.
Lawrence Frank fits all the criteria the Bulls are looking for in their next coach.
Don't mourn Vinny; coaching is transitory, but Paxson better get next one right.
With another Game 1 letdown, the Hawks are proving tough to love.
Forget a trophy; take the Cubs-Sox wager up a notch: Peavy for Zambrano.
The "Vinny Del Negro Watch" opened with a thud Wednesday.
Marian Hossa's redemption goal a winner for Hawks in important Game 5.
The Blackhawks' stars step up their scoring and tie the series
Predators take series lead vs. Hawks by outworking and outhitting the visitors.
Joakim Noah backed up his talk against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi silences his critics with 2-0 shutout.
Chicago Blackhawks find Cubs' bad luck in Game 1 loss to Nashville.
Some Cubs aren't happy that the team is encouraging healthier eating habits.
The Bulls' infighting distracted attention from a terrific victory over the Celtics.
As playoffs approach, the time is right for these Blackhawks.
Sox starter Jake Peavy is ready to put his wild debut behind him.
Actually, the playoffs do matter to these young Bulls' development.
Big-time talent, not a big-time coach, is the key to rebuilding DePaul.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano believes the Cubs will be much improved this season.
Is a poor spring reason to worry about Geovany Soto?
Marlon Byrd is good in the clubhouse and fans hope he's good on the field too.
Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has some sage advice for the Blackhawks.
Jeff Samardzija and Sergio Santos have taken wildly different paths to similar points in their careers.
Colvin hit his way onto the Cubs roster this spring, but how long will he last?
Ex-Bulls Skiles and Salmons are up to their old tricks with the Bucks.
DePaul can dream, but it's not getting Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon.
Chicago native D.J. Cooper makes Ohio a lively underdog.
March Madness has different meanings for Illinois and Northwestern
The Hawks have plenty of work to do before the playoffs.
Milton Bradley biggest problem in Chicago was in the batter's box.
The Illini will make their last stand in hopes of making the NCAA tourney.
Julius Peppers shouldn't wait to become the superstar the city is craving.
Luol Deng's comeback this season has been a key to the Bulls' success.
Despite their goaltending woes, the Hawks are poised to make a run.
Julius Peppers is likely not the Chicago Bears' best free-agent option.
The Bears have needs, but will the right talent be there for them?
The Bears need to dive into the free-agency buffet.
Here's a sneak peek at an episode of the White Sox's reality show.
The Ricketts family greeted fans at Wrigley when tickets went on sale.
Time and free agents will tell if Bulls' trades were the right moves.
Between injuries and the trade deadline, this week is pivotal for future of the Bulls.
The Hawks on Team Canada are carrying more than maple leafs on their shoulders.
Once overlooked, OSU's Evan Turner is on everyone's radar screen now.
Hawks' approach to the shootout might serve them well the rest of the season.
Pat Fitzgerald may not have inked any blue-chip recruits, but he's OK with that.
The Clippers exposed the Bulls as a lackluster team Tuesday.
Derrick Rose more than deserves his nod for the NBA All-Star Game.
The Bears' troubles are another sign of strange times in Chicago sports.
The superstar aspirations are starting to come true for the Bulls' Derrick Rose
Mark Teahen is looking forward to filling the White Sox's void at third base.
Hawks GM Bowman may have a famous dad, but it's his brains that are key.
After a stressful season, the collective Cubs looked and felt lighter on Friday.
The Super Bowl Bears recall the video that is an enduring Chicago symbol.
Mike Martz may not be best fit for the Chicago Bears.
DePaul basketball has lost its relevance in Chicago.
Here's the short list for possible DePaul coaching candidates.
Have it in your heart to let Dawson go in an Expo, Cubs fans.
The '85 Bears have a few opinions on the 2009 version of the team.
Bears fans shouldn't be shocked by what happened at Halas Hall on Tuesday.
There was nothing 'big' about the Bears' win over the Lions.
The Bulls could learn a lesson from their embarrassing pursuit of Tracy McGrady in 2000.
Bears' win over Vikings brought fun back to dire situation.
Good riddance to an overall lackluster year in Chicago sports.
The area's top teams and players compete in holiday tournaments.
Here are the 10 most embarrassing Chicago moments of 2009.
Best part about loss to Ravens? There's only two more to go until it stops.
Jim Hendry's Milton Bradley nightmare is finally over.
Buffalo Grove's Tom Zbikowski is enjoying his time with the Ravens.
The Bulls put up a fight against L.A., but they need more than energy to win.
If you weren't convinced, this loss proves Bears are a broken franchise.
Vinny Del Negro has fired back at critics, but he's still the one on the hot seat.
Technology such as Twitter has amped up the rumormongering that defines baseball's winter meetings.
Kenny Williams was cagey when talking about signing Hideki Matsui.
Greenberg: Tips to help Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry market Milton Bradley to potential trading partners.
Cubs fans should get a return on their season-ticket investment.
The Bears put their heads down and ran their way to an ugly win over the Rams.
Rose and and his deferential mates are the perfect fit for one of the big three.
If Bears Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith are fired, it's justifiable and their fault.
Chicago fans left in the cold are finding a warm, safe place at the United Center.
Bears played their worst football of the season against the league's best.
Charlie Weis is paying the price for failing to deliver for Notre Dame.
Jared Allen is the NFL's best pass-rusher -- and its most annoying.
Brett Favre has proved the importance of a good supporting cast.
Michael Vick forever changed how the country views dogfighting.
If they hadn't already made it clear, the Bears don't deserve national stage.
Donovan McNabb's trials in Philadelphia hold lessons for Jay Cutler.
The Bears won't look ahead on their remaining schedule, but I will.
With their best player sidelined for the season, Northwestern looks ahead.
Gordon Bekcham made the strongest case for AL Rookie of the Year award.
Cutler has been bad, but there is plenty of blame to spread around for the Bears.
Bears coach Lovie Smith and Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis face uncertain futures
Indie hip-hop group Atmosphere can teach us a lot about the Bears.
Alex Brown says blame players, not coaches for Bears' loss.
Jay Cutler, and the Bears, need to improve in the red zone quickly.
White Sox GM Kenny Williams' move for Mark Teahen -- and moving of Gordon Beckham -- is puzzling.
How does Jon Greenberg love Chicago sports? Let him count the ways.
Derrick Rose vs. Brandon Jennings could be a spicy matchup for quite awhile.
The Cubs chose Lou Piniella over Joe Girardi, whose Yanks may win it all.
With the blood coming from his chin, Jay Cutler proved his toughness.
Bears fans should spare a thought for Browns fans on Sunday.
The Ricketts' family is living every fan's dream. Will Cubs fans be in for a treat?
The Bulls proved Thursday they're more than Derrick Rose's supporting cast.
The Bears need to improve if they don't want their future game films to be scary.
Benson shows the Bears he's becoming player they hoped to see -- in Chicago.
The Bears should let Jay Cutler sling it against a woeful Bengals pass defense.
University of Chicago, a football pioneer, celebrates the sport's return to campus.
Victoria's Secret calls him sexy. The Bulls hope they can call Derrick Rose healthy.
Jay Cutler's recent big payday is everything the QB deserves.
Whether Charlie Weis will keep his job has become a protracted narrative.
Jay Cutler and the Bears again suffer from stage fright on Sunday night.
Notre Dame and Charlie Weis can exorcise demon of 2005 loss to USC on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears have a chance to gain national acclaim Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons.
Hiring the next Cubs manager would definitely make for must-see TV for fans.
The Hawks played to their fan base on Saturday, and fans should be rewarded this season with some exciting hockey.
Seeing rookie James Johnson hit the game-winning shot in London is a good sign for the Bulls.
Jon Greenberg has a quiz for Chicago Bears fans to determine who they root for on Monday Night Football: Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings or the Green Bay Packers.
Chicago's defensive front four is enjoying a renaissance, and the Bears credit their new coach for making all the difference.
Chicago Cubs fans know how Olympics supporters at Daley Plaza felt Friday.
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen isn't going into the offseason quietly.
Jon Greenberg doesn't want the Olympics in Chicago, and he proposes sending a certain group of personalities for the bid.
Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs may have played in the shadow of his more famous teammate, Brian Urlacher, but he's been great for years.
In the absence of Ben Gordon, the Chicago Bulls need Derrick Rose to step into the role of go-to shooter in the closing minutes of close games.
It's early, but with Lovie Smith calling the plays and Rod Marinelli coaching the defensive line, the Chicago Bears' defense has shown marked improvement over the previous two seasons.
Signing Milton Bradley will haunt Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox has a coming-out party at Soldier Field.
Jay Cutler bears similarities to Ben Roethlisberger, but Roethlisberger has victories that Cutler doesn't.
Although you can't measure heart or pride, it's obvious Brian Urlacher's season-ending injury is having an effect on Vegas' odds.
The Chicago Bears' opener Sunday against the Green Bay Packers was not a good night for franchise players Brian Urlacher and Jay Cutler.
Chicago Bears fans had been waiting for this day since quarterback Jay Cutler joined the team in April. Those high expectations made his poor debut all the harder to stomach.
Michael Jordan's arrogant nature was revealed in his Hall of Fame induction speech, but it was that nature that made him the best basketball player ever.
The Chicago Bears' front seven need to take the pressure off a young secondary by putting the pressure on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, writes Jon Greenberg.
Saturday's game is significant for Notre Dame's Charlie Weis and Michigan's Rich Rodriguez.
The Chicago Bears' preseason game against the Cleveland Browns was standard exhibition quality for the price of a regular-season game.
While Thursday's game between the Sox and Cubs might be fun, it's not as important as it could have been.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler impresses in his return to Denver.
After dropping two of three to the Nationals, the Cubs can officially be pronounced dead in the 2009 playoff race.
With a loss on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs find themselves slipping out of the playoff conversations.
The White Sox had a great chance to feast on a bottom-feeding team, but blew it before their big road trip.
Pending approval, the Ricketts family will become the new owner of the Cubs. Here's a to-do list for their newest investment.
Dwyane Wade comes home to visit, which may be more comfortable than coming home to play.
Brett Favre provides a reason to hate the Minnesota Vikings.
Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano needs to take a new approach.
Jay Cutler adds excitement to Bears' preseason opener against Buffalo Bills.
Pedro Martinez pitched well in his debut with the Phillies and could be a major asset in their bid to repeat as champions. Just ask him.
Patrick Kane's arrest for allegedly assaulting a Buffalo cab driver was a shock, if he performs well on the ice, none of this will really matter.
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams made his second big move in as many weeks. Will it prove to be a stroke of genius?
White Sox rookie third baseman Gordon Beckham is down to earth but full of confidence, Jon Greenberg writes.
Jake Peavy initially rejected a trade to the Chicago White Sox, but the shifting baseball landscape caused him to change his mind.
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams showed his moxie Friday when he outfoxed his foes to pull off a blockbuster deal
The Chicago Cubs traded Kevin Hart shortly after he got the win for them, but obtained coveted lefty reliever John Grabow.
For a mere $200, you can get a different perspective on the Wrigley Experience.
Buehrle is the toast of Chicago today. But he came close to leaving the Windy City a few years ago.
Chicago White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle has the makeup of a regular guy, except that he's thrown a perfect game.
Starting pitcher Clayton Richard may have cemented place with Sox.
The 2009 Chicago Cubs are a lot of money, a lot of bluster and very little in the way of results.
The Chicago White Sox need a top-of-the-line starter, but few are available for a reasonable asking price.
Prediction: Chicago White Sox have a fighting chance.
Prediction: Chicago Cubs will have a fighting chance at postseason berth.
Homegrown position players used to be a rarity for the Cubs. No more
With Aramis Ramirez's return, one could say the Cubs' season has truly begun.
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox are stumbling through a summer devoid of All-Stars.
Bulls and Blackhawks both lose their leading scorer.
The Chicago Cubs let Mark DeRosa go, and now he's playing for their archrival, the St. Louis Cardinals.
After taking the Crosstown Showdown, the Sox suddenly look livelier
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is showing steady improvement.
Holtzman created "save" statistic
Does crowded frontcourt signal Thomas' exit?
Chicago Slaughter head coach Steve McMichael, the immortal "Mongo," is just one game away from finishing an undefeated season.
While no one should be surprised by the latest allegations surrounding Sammy Sosa, it is still a sad day.
Ozzie Guillen says there aren't any Chicago baseball players who should make our top five, but we rank them anyway.
Women's sports teams face challenges in this economy.
Despite a tough offseason, Derrick Rose can still be everything he wants to be -- and most of what we want him to be.
Being drafted by the White Sox now means being ready to play in the majors almost right away.
It was a road game at home for U.S. soccer, but three points are three points, and they didn't need to go through customs to get them. It's never going to change.
White Sox call up media darling and top pick Gordon Beckham.
Official scorer Bob Rosenberg is a Chicago institution.
Lou Piniella mentions a former race horse and the comparison fits -- but not as he intended.
Undersized, under-the-radar Wyoming guard Brandon Ewing is chasing his NBA dream.
Eight reasons the Cubs' losing streak has hit eight
Jack Wilson knows all the pain of playing for the Pirates, who were key to the Cubs' run in 2003
Chicago is a better option than San Diego, Jon Greenberg writes.
A Jake Peavy trade to the White Sox would make sense for all involved.
The White Sox need to make a bold move to reverse their losing ways.
Two cities, four hours and a world apart, renew a dormant chapter in their rivalry.
Sox ace Mark Buehrle is a study in efficiency.
Zambrano critics are off base
Slaughter's Jackson celebrating life; realistic about future
Perception of Blackhawks' success -- right now -- depends on fan pedigree
Joakim Noah is an instigator who does all the little things and crows when he's done. Opponents hate him for his swagger, but none of that fazes the Bulls' big man.
The Cubs and Cardinals get together again this weekend in St. Louis. Every time these two Midwestern rivals clash, major bragging rights are at stake, writes Jon Greenberg
Not many teams change coaches four games into the season. But the Blackhawks' installation of Joel Quenneville as the head man set Chicago on a course toward playoff success.
It's hard to believe after all the low points of the Bill Wirtz era, but Chicago is a hockey town once again, writes Jon Greenberg.
White Sox fans are every bit as loyal and passionate as the fans of that team on the North Side.