Joe Maddon's hiring can convert even the harshest critics to believe in the Chicago Cubs.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has learned to manage expectations and develop a short memory on the way to becoming a Stanley Cup-winning goalie.
NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is using the PEACE basketball tournament to help curb violence in his hometown Chicago.
His Team USA experience proved a lot, but the real test for Derrick Rose is ahead: learning how to be unstoppable again.
Jackie Robinson West's run to the Little League World Series is a needed moment of pride for Chicago.
A Division-I baseball career is becoming a reality for some Chicago kids thanks to the Chicago White Sox's Amateur City Elite program.
Through injuries to his franchise player and a constantly changing roster, Tom Thibodeau has stuck to his principles in leading the surprising Chicago Bulls.
No Derrick Rose, no Luol Deng, no backing down for the Chicago Bulls, the NBA's most relentless team.
Second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery can be the ideal complement to Brandon Marshall.
Pro-Am basketball league provides respite amid violent Chicago summer.
Paul Konerko believes he can still help a team, and he hopes it's the White Sox.
The Bulls' struggles from 3-point range have emphasized the absence of Kyle Korver.
Brian Urlacher's departure from the Bears makes Jay Cutler the face of the franchise, for now.
Simeon's Robert Smith is focused on winning his fourth straight title.
Scoop Jackson reflects on Michael Jordan's amazing career as MJ turns 50.
Illinois' second-half fade looks eerily reminiscent to last season's collapse.
Only Rose's return will determine whether the Bulls are title contenders.
The Bears need to do more than fire Lovie Smith.
Despite another disappointing finish, Lovie's future with the Bears looks safe.
Chicago will test mettle of Jabari Parker, but don't expect him to crumble.
Carlos Boozer doesn't deserve the hate he gets from Bulls fans.
The tragic tale of Benji Wilson has a chance to heal the city whose violence claimed his life.
Lance Briggs deserves to be recognized as the new face of the Chicago Bears.
Bears' Tim Jennings is making the most of his chance as a starting corner.
It's all there for the Bears to either make the best of it or mess up.
Doubt and pessimism certainly haven't set in on the White Sox.
Rios is living up to expectations and carrying weight of Sox success.
Matt Forte has every right to stand his ground.
Will the Bulls' Derrick Rose ever be the same after his ACL injury?
Time on the bench with injuries could actually help Derrick Rose.
Chicago has become the basketball capital of the world.
So far this season, Joakim Noah hasn't been the energetic, unique talent the Bulls have come to rely on.
It's time for the media to give credit where it's due: the Bears' front office.
Jackson: It's time for Bears to part ways with dissastisfied Lance Briggs.
Has the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose put to sleep -- definitively -- the argument over who the best point guard in the world is?
Jay Cutler is being perceived as a player who quit on his team, but that's not the case.
Scoop Jackson doubted the Chicago Bears. Now Bears fans say there's no room on the bandwagon.
Scoop Jackson chronicles the evolution of Luol Deng under Tom Thibodeau.
If we're to take Michael Jordan at his word that he'd never have orchestrated a collaboration with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, are we to presume he wouldn't sign LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for the team he owns?
Bulls should pull back in LeBron sweepstakes and focus on Anthony next year.
Noah's 'game' on -- and off -- the court vs. the Cavs justifies one writer's faith.
With the tournament beginning, here's what I will love and hate.
Rod Strickland is the perfect coach to take over DePaul.
It may be February, but the Bulls need to make a statement.
Billy Harris, the greatest streetball legend to come out of Chicago, passed away.
Even at their best, the Bulls have become just another Chicago underachiever.
Meet the Robert Morris assistant coach who built the team with local talent.
This could be the season Kirk Hinrich reminds Bulls fans of his value.
The Bulls' answers to the season's big questions will determine their fate.
Is it possible for a man to reconcile his passion for sports with Sunday church service?
Growing up in Chicago, Cappie Pondexter never dreamt of playing pro basketball. Now she's the key to the WNBA Finals.
Milton Bradley hasn't had a good season, but he's not the reason why the Cubs are failing.
Scoop Jackson polls Chicago basketball experts to find out if Dwyane Wade has supplanted Isiah Thomas as the best player from Chicagoland
The documentary film "Hoop Reality" is a sequel to "Hoop Dreams," but NBA draftee Patrick Beverley has the chance to author a much different ending.
Scoop Jackson charts the Bulls' path to playoff glory in seven simple steps, starting with Thursday's NBA draft.
Blake Griffin is ticketed to be an L.A. Clipper later this week, but the future No. 1 pick has a deep love for Chicago.
What it's like being an African-American fan of the Blackhawks.
Scoop Jackson lists 20 things all Chicago sports fans should do before they die.
As the Bulls took the exit ramp from the 2009 playoffs, Scoop Jackson says the road map looks clear for a long postseason drive in 2010.
Scoop Jackson says Chicago and Boston are playing the greatest seven-game series in the history of any sport. So does every side have anything left?
Should the Bulls invest big money in Ben Gordon this offseason? Scoop Jackson says the answer depends on how much they really value Derrick Rose.
As Derrick Rose completes his first NBA season, the likely Rookie of the Year talks about his growth, his future and what it's like to play in his hometown with ESPN's Scoop Jackson.
Why is ESPN dedicating a new site to Chicago? The answers, my friend, are blowing in the Windy City.
In honor of Michael Jordan's making the Hall of Fame, Scoop presents his 10 favorite MJ moments.
Imagine being inducted alongside Michael Jordan into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Shouldn't MJ get his own day?
Emil Clayton's story is all too familiar. He's got the game and the grades but not the scholarship.
Johnny Kerr and Norm Van Lier were the Chicago Bulls, as much as a guy named Jordan.