Raised in Bourbonnais, educated at the University of Illinois and bred on sports in the Windy City, Dave Wischnowsky is an award-winning Chicago-based journalist. Formerly a Metro reporter and blogger for the Chicago Tribune, Dave now writes the Wisch List, a weekly Chicago-centric syndicated newspaper column, in addition to his work for CBSChicago.com. You can read all of his columns at wischlist.com and follow him on Twitter at @wischlist. Dave and his wife live in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
Without a “bad” loss, Illinois still holds out NCAA Tournament hopes.
There are a lot of smart men leading sports franchises in Chicago now.
Illinois is 12-6 with a string of winnable games awaiting.
Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice broke his hand and is out indefinitely.
Now is the time for Illinois to prove itself.
The idea of using a bowl game as a launching pad for the following season is a lot easier said that done.
A World Series title from the Cubs would justify any spending of money.
Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Rose’s health struggles remind of some of Chicago’s greatest unfulfilled talent.
John Groce’s third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.
As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.
Baseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.
The “what if?” question is so haunting, so sad in life and sports.
With his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.
Illinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.
Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.
Illinois is just 1-17 in Big Ten play under Beckman’s direction.
Ravenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls — what would they do with a real championship team?
Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.