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Dave Wischnowsky

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.

Dave Wischnowsky

Dave Wischnowsky

Derrick Rose. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Derrick Rose Still No. 1 In Your Thoughts?

Sadly, Derrick Rose is more Mark Prior than Michael Jordan nowadays in Chicago sports lore.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Wes Lunt, while at Oklahoma State. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Past QBs Show Lunt Could Be An Illini Savior

How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Chicago skyline. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Is Chicago Missing An Olympic-Sized Opportunity in 2024?

There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Jabari Parker. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisch: Fans Deserve Second Chance To Know Fab Freshmen

Should Duke’s Jabari Parker go pro? Should Kansas’ Joel Embiid? What about Kentucky’s Julius Randle, or any of the Wildcats’ other fab frosh?

670 The Score–04/05/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Opening Day Questions For Cubs And Sox

Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Illinois' State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: My One Big Problem With Groce This Season

Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

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

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Tracy Abrams. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Wisch: A New Arena Won’t Fix DePaul Basketball Alone

Taaxpayers should be worried because it’s a long shot that DePaul comes close to filling any arena.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cubs Can’t Be Shortsighted With Castro

If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expand Soldier Field, But Not For A Super Bowl

Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

Coors Field. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Giving An Opening Day Holiday The Cold Shoulder

A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

A view of the proposed jumbotron at Wrigley Field. (Cubs)

Wisch: Boxed In By Rooftops, Cubs Must Think Outside It

At this rate, it seems Javy Baez will be retired by the time the sides reach an agreement.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

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