Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Friendlier’ Negotiations Taking Place Between Ricketts, Some Rooftop Owners

A deal doesn’t appear imminent, but this would be considered progress.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Packers receiver Jordy Nelson. (Kevin Casey/Getty Images)

Ostrowski: Week 8 Position-By-Position Fantasy Rankings

Joe Ostrowski is here to help with your tough fantasy football decisions.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Ole Miss fans. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

5 Games That Will Be Vital In Determing College Football Playoff Teams

Nov. 29 looms as a huge day in deciding who will nab the four CFP spots.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

The Spiegel and Mannelly Show

Spiegs & Mannelly Furious Five — Week 8

The crew of the Spiegel and Mannelly Show is partaking in a confidence pool contest.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preview: Blackhawks-Predators

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Gronkowski Nearing Full Strength

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s recent play shows he’s once again a coverage mismatch.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Trestman Clarifies 2nd-Half Adjustments

“Jay didn’t make any wrong decisions,” Bears coach Marc Trestman says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Maryland, Rutgers Aim To Build Unique Brands In Big Ten

“Adding New Jersey, New York, D.C., Baltimore, it’s obviously going to be great,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Bears defensive end Jared Allen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: ‘We Have Great Leaders Here,’ Allen Says

The topic of leadership was the theme at Halas Hall on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Bills quarterback Kyle Orton. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thomason: Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Give Kyle Orton, Darren McFadden and John Brown a look if you need a spot starter.

10/22/2014

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Crawford To Miss At Least Next 2 Games

Goaltender Corey Crawford has an upper-body injury.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

9 UNC Employees Fired Or Disciplined In Academic Scandal

Students — many of them athletes — received artificially inflated grades or didn’t have to show for classes.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Kyle Fuller runs back an interception against the San Francisco 49ers. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Fuller, Bennett, McCray Sit Out Practice

Chris Conte was a full participant, suggesting he’ll be ready to play Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NBA GMs Tab Bulls As 3rd-Most Likely To Win Title

Chicago is widely considered the best defensive team in the NBA in a league survey.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Police and medical personnel move a wounded Canadian soldier into an ambulance after a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (Michel Comte/AFP/Getty Images)

Leafs-Senators Game Postponed After Shootings In Ottawa

A gunman entered parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce, Illini Still Just Missing On Big-Time Recruits

With his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver. (Getty Images)

Reports: NBA Draft Lottery Reform Proposal Voted Down

This was a surprising twist that didn’t look like it was coming just a day ago.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Tom Brady. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – New England Patriots

The Patriots aren’t as dominant as they’ve been in the past, but they’re still a very dangerous team.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB, NBA Share ‘Regular’ Problem

For different reasons, the MLB and NBA regular seasons need to be reduced.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marshall: Heated Argument ‘Came From My Heart’

“The only thing I regret is that the door wasn’t closed,” Brandon Marshall says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

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