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Dave Wischnowsky

If nothing else, Dave Wischnowsky is an Illinois boy. Raised in Bourbonnais, educated at the University of Illinois and bred on sports in the Land of Lincoln, he now resides on Chicago’s North Side, just blocks from Wrigley Field. Formerly a reporter and blogger for the Chicago Tribune, Dave currently writes a syndicated column, The Wisch List, which you can check out via his blog at wischlist.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wischlist.

Dave Wischnowsky

Dave Wischnowsky

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: It Should Be ‘Bowl Or Bust’ For Beckman In 2014

No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Derrick Rose. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

Wisch: Let’s End The Culture Of Fear Around Derrick Rose

People worry when Derrick Rose doesn’t play. Then they worry when he does play.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Dick Butkus. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images Fox Cable Network)

Wisch: It’s Time The Illini Erect Statues Honoring Butkus, Halas

It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wisch: Reality Of Cubs’ ‘Plan’ Is Taking Too Many Hits

The Cubs aren’t ignoring the acquisition of young pitchers. They just haven’t had the right opportunity.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart Call

Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: To Redeem Image, Groce Needs To Seal Deal

John Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: Rose Puts The Ball In His Own Court

Derrick Rose’s apathy toward Carmelo Anthony means the pressure is on to be the man.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2014

From left, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts From A Weekend In Cooperstown

White Sox fans turned out in full force to support Frank Thomas.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Lee Smith. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cooperstown Shouldn’t Close Out Lee Smith

Few closers have been as dominant as Smith, whose 12th year of HOF eligibility passed without induction.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of Whack

Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Ozzie Guillen says goodbye to the crowd after his last game as White Sox manager. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: If Ventura Falls Short, Ozzie Actually Makes Sense

Surely, Ozzie Guillen’s some lessons, and he’s now expressed a willingness to return to the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini Nation

Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Proposal For The ‘Barnstorming Illini’ In 2015

Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Wisch: LeBron’s Desired Legacy Can Only Be Safe At Home

LeBron James can write a storybook ending by returning to Cleveland and winning a ring.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The IHSA Basketball Tourney Back Home

Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bryant, Baez And A Weekend In Des Moines

Flashes of promise and ghosts of the past inhabit the Iowa Cubs’ Principal Park.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Wisch: LeBron Is More Chamberlain Than He Is Jordan

How will his losses in the NBA Finals affect LeBron’s legacy?

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Spending Dollars To Extend Samardzija Makes Sense

Jeff Samardzija’s arm has much less wear and tear than that of most 29-year-olds.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Crews work to finish installing a TRUMP sign on the side of the Trump Tower in Chicago (Credit: Kris Kridel/CBS)

Wisch: With Wrigley Signs, City Must Avoid Being ‘Trumped’

It’s been called a “wart.” It’s been called a “desecration.” And it’s been called as “subtle as Godzilla.”

670 The Score–06/13/2014

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