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  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo has support of teammates, coach after one-game suspension

    Bulls' Rajon Rondo has support of teammates, coach after one-game suspension

    Along with skills that make him one of the NBA's premier point guards, Rajon Rondo carried a reputation for creating controversy at each stop of his career before signing with the Bulls in July. By all accounts, Rondo had been a model citizen with the Bulls, but that changed with Monday's announcement...

  • Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite...

  • Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    After waiting a lifetime for a championship team, Cubs fans will discover the price of success. The average price of season tickets will rise 19.5 percent in 2017, the Cubs announced Monday, with increases ranging from 6 percent for upper-deck reserved seats to 31 percent for infield club box seats....

  • Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    The Cubs have about seven weeks to accept President Barack Obama's offer to visit the White House before he turns over the keys to Donald Trump, and they concede it will be difficult to get everyone together. While it's not the most pressing issue in Washington during the transition, a source with...

  • Uber is making this week suck less by delivering free gifts

    Uber is making this week suck less by delivering free gifts

    Uber is slipping itself into a Santa suit this week and delivering free gifts to all the good little girls and boys of Chicago. And by girls and boys, I mean grown-ass adults. Because presents. The rideshare company is celebrating the holiday season by delivering gifts to customers each day this...

  • A hula hoop and a CTA platform are all one woman needs to make a living

    A hula hoop and a CTA platform are all one woman needs to make a living

    Amid the hustle and bustle of a busy Jackson Blue Line station, a small crowd of CTA passengers gather around 24-year-old Erica Sosa, who, with nothing but a hula hoop and an upbeat tune, dances with the energy and finesse of a highly-skilled performer. Sosa is one of many artists who spends her...

  • Moises Alou endorses Cubs' hopes to honor Steve Bartman

    Moises Alou endorses Cubs' hopes to honor Steve Bartman

    Moises Alou expected to answer questions about his role of general manager for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. But Alou couldn’t avoid questions about his involvement in the infamous Steve Bartman incident. “You see, we’re still talking about Bartman, and the Cubs won,” Alou...

  • RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 5

    RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 5

    Welcome to RedEye Rush Hour, your breakdown of news to help you pass the time while you're surviving your commute. No, you hang up first What's up: Mayor Emanuel and president-elect Donald Trump had a phone chat about Chicago's status as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. Why you care:...

  • Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led...

  • Emanuel, Trump talked immigration during recent phone call

    Emanuel, Trump talked immigration during recent phone call

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President-elect Donald Trump discussed Chicago's status an a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants during a phone conversation since Trump's election win last month, Emanuel said Monday. The mayor said Trump called to talk about the White House transition. Emanuel tried...

  • Cubs' World Series film, narrated by Vince Vaughn, goes on sale Tuesday

    Cubs' World Series film, narrated by Vince Vaughn, goes on sale Tuesday

    Major League Baseball's official film documenting the Cubs championship goes on sale in stores on Tuesday. "The 2016 World Series," narrated by Vince Vaughn, is available on DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray and DVD pack. The "2016 World Series Collector's Edition: Chicago Cubs," an eight-disc set will...

  • The rise of sports TV costs and why your cable bill keeps going up

    The rise of sports TV costs and why your cable bill keeps going up

    Last year, Americans collectively spent 31 billion hours watching sports on TV —  a 40% increase from a decade ago.  They watched football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball — even Little League championships and poker games. “Live sports is...

  • Jonathan Toews misses 6th consecutive game; injury not getting better

    Jonathan Toews misses 6th consecutive game; injury not getting better

    At first the Blackhawks did not think Jonathan Toews' back injury was going to keep him out very long. Toews said he would be playing through it if this were the playoffs. But there has been no improvement, and the Hawks are now going keep Toews off the ice for at least the next few days to see...

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