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  • Bears ticket prices are NFL's fourth-most expensive

    Bears ticket prices are NFL's fourth-most expensive

    It costs a lot of money to be an NFL team's "12th man." The Seattle Seahawks tout that phrase more than anyone in the league, and their followers cough up quite a bit for that opportunity. According to TicketIQ.com, the Seahawks boast the most expensive tickets on the secondary market for the 2016...

  • Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Ireland's 57th annual Rose of Tralee Festival culminated Tuesday night with the naming of the Rose of Tralee, and one of Chicago's own took home the crown. Maggie McEldowney of Beverly, representing Chicago in the international competition, beat 64 other women who hailed from Ireland's many counties...

  • Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman to stop in Chicago, Minooka for book tour

    Actor Nick Offerman is slated to return to his hometown of Minooka in October as part of a tour to promote his upcoming book about his passion for woodworking. Offerman is scheduled to meet fans at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Music Box Theatre and 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Minooka High School, where he graduated...

  • U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    U.S. women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

    How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez — who gave...

  • Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    Michael Phelps to appear on tonight's 'America's Got Talent'

    While he likely won't be displaying his aquatic aptitude, Phelps will appear on Wednesday's results show, host Nick Cannon announced during Tuesday's airing.

  • Premiere: Chicago band Clearance shares new song 'Room for Error'

    Premiere: Chicago band Clearance shares new song 'Room for Error'

    Chicago indie rockers Clearance have been one of the most consistent and hard-working acts going in the city, especially live. Fortunately, tonight, they're playing a record release show for "Are You Aware," a new seven-inch single that's officially out Friday. The gig is at the Hideout with Seattle...

  • What we learned: Bears will be short-handed Saturday at Soldier Field

    What we learned: Bears will be short-handed Saturday at Soldier Field

    The Bears returned to practice Tuesday morning and began preparing for Saturday's exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs on a schedule similar to what they use in the regular season. Here are three things we learned at Halas Hall: The Bears will be short-handed for the third exhibition game ...

  • Illinois minor leaguer sends grand slam into own truck windshield

    Illinois minor leaguer sends grand slam into own truck windshield

    A minor league baseball player in southern Illinois hit a grand slam only to find the ball smashed the windshield of his own truck. The Gateway Grizzlies of Sauget, Ill., say Brandon Thomas hit the homer during Sunday's game against the Joliet Slammers. The 25-year-old outfielder sent the ball...

  • Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    Arya Stark wants us all to freak out about 'Game of Thrones' season seven

    The last time we saw Arya Stark, she was baking Walder Frey's sons into pies and slitting his neck, proof enough that a girl does not fu*k around and has a knack for torture.  And now, the real-life Arya, actress Maisie Williams, is really driving that point home, warning us all about the upcoming...

  • Eddie Vedder climbs into Dennis Rodman's arms at Wrigley Field concert

    Eddie Vedder climbs into Dennis Rodman's arms at Wrigley Field concert

    Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has all of his Chicago sports bases covered. As the band performed "Black, Red, Yellow" Monday at Wrigley Field, former Bulls forward Dennis Rodman hopped on stage wearing his "91" jersey. "This is DRod calling. Guess what, brother? I'm looking for you and the boys...,"...

  • MLB announces postseason schedule

    MLB announces postseason schedule

    Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced its postseason schedule, with the World Series beginning Oct. 25 at the American League ballpark. National League home dates for the World Series, Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary), are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 28, 29 and 30. If the Series continues,...

  • A look inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville home

    A look inside Ben Zobrist's Wrigleyville home

    The daily commute is the curse of the working class, and there’s only one cure (other than quitting your job): live close to where you work. When Ben Zobrist signed a 4-year, $56 million deal with the Cubs in the offseason, he and his family decided to make their new home near Wrigley Field. Zobrist...

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