Monday, April 30, 2012
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Bill “Moose” Skowron, who grew up in Chicago, attended Purdue on a football scholarship and then became a baseball star with the White Sox and Yankees, has died at age 81.
Skowron, who has worked in White Sox community relations the last few years, died Thursday night of congestive heart failure after winning a battle over lung cancer.
Showron’s fame came mostly as a first baseman on the Yankee teams of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. He played three seasons for the White Sox starting in 1964.
In 1965, he was selected to one of his eight All-Star teams. He also appeared on eight World Series teams, five of them champions.
Skowron, a graduate of Weber High School, batted .282 with 211 home runs during a 14-year career.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Fans at Chicago Bears games next season will see a new lineup of soft-drink choices, as Dr Pepper Snapple Group becomes the exclusive soft-drink sponsor of the Bears.
That means Coca-Cola products at Soldier Field for the 2012 season will be replaced by such choices as Dr Pepper, RC Cola and 7 Up.
The seven-year sponsorship deal with DPSG has been in the works since last summer and will be officially announced in the next few days, Chris Hibbs, Bears vice president of sales and marketing, confirmed Monday.
The switch was partly about money. “DPSG came strong from financial investment perspective,” Hibbs said. But Bears officials were also impressed with all the different ways DPSG officials wanted to work together on promotions. “It was an overall vibe from them that was very collaborative,” Hibbs said. “They were hyper-creative.”
The dollar value of the deal is not being released, he said.
Coca-Cola had been the soft-drink partner for at least two decades, Hibbs said. “We just made a business decision to go a different direction,” he said. “It’s not because of anything they did wrong.”
The new sponsor will get a designated area at the south end of Soldier Field, likely to be named Dr Pepper Patio, as a fan-gathering spot. The deal is less about money the Dr Pepper group will make from soft-drink sales at the stadium and more about the exclusive affiliation with the Bears, including broad rights to use Bears trademarks, Hibbs said.
At Soldier Field in 2012, fans will have the choice of eight soft drinks instead of the six previously offered, Hibbs said.
The deal was first reported by SportsBusiness Daily.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Court documents allege he grabbed his ex-girlfriend during an argument inside his high-rise Chicago apartment and threatened to throw her off a balcony. The 33-year-old was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and appeared in court Saturday.
Terrell's attorney declined to comment, saying his client is innocent. Terrell was arrested Friday.
Chicago police say the woman checked into a Chicago hospital after leaving Terrell's apartment and contacted police.
Terrell, who played for the University of Michigan, was drafted by the Bears in 2001. The wide receiver played four seasons with the Bears and one with the Denver Broncos. He finished his career with 128 receptions and 9 touchdowns.
He's due in court April 30.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Walmart is planning to build a 190,365 square foot supercenter in Cicero at the old Sportsman's Park on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Cicero Avenue.The store, expected to open in mid-2014, will provide approximately 400 jobs and 200 construction jobs. It is expected to break ground in mid-2013.Walmart has been aggressively pursuing expansion in the Chicago area.
Friday, April 6, 2012
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Skilling & WGN are back!!!!!!!! The wife is tickled pink that she doesn't have to watch the other crappy weathermen, That's you Steve Basterville!!!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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Subsequently Lane collaborated with other musicians, leading his own bands as well as pursuing a solo career while remaining close to his former bandmates. In the late 1970s he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and, despite charity projects and financial support from friends, former bandmates and fans, Lane, after suffering from the disease for 21 years, died at 51.
Tribune Co. did not reach an agreement or come to terms with DirecTV on any aspect of its contract.
Tribune television stations in 19 markets across the country will no longer be available via DirecTV, denying subscribers to the local news, traffic, weather, sports and entertainment programming provided by those stations. DirecTV subscribers will also be unable to watch WGN America, Tribune’s national cable network.
By federal law, without an agreement in place, DirecTV cannot carry the signal of Tribune’s local television stations, Tribune Co. said in a statement.
Tribune’s local stations in the eastern time zone will be the first to be denied by DirecTV to its subscribers. Stations in other time zones will follow, according to the statement.
Any statement by DirecTV indicating that an agreement was reached is inaccurate and misleading.
“This situation is extremely unfortunate,” said Nils Larsen, Tribune Broadcasting president. “We don’t want anyone to lose the valuable programming we provide, but we simply cannot get fair compensation from DirecTV and we cannot allow DirecTV to continue taking advantage of us.”
You can still receive WGN programming on-air once DirecTV cancels the channel. To find out how visit http://www.dtv.gov/If you’re a DirecTV customer and would like updates on the situation this weekend, text the word DIRECT to 97999 and we’ll keep you posted.Click here to tell DirecTV you want to keep WGN