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.
Sadly, Derrick Rose is more Mark Prior than Michael Jordan nowadays in Chicago sports lore.
How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.
There’s a growing sentiment that the Olympics are coming back to America in 2024.
The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.
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?
It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.
Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?
Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.
This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.
Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.
Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.
Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.
A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.
Taaxpayers should be worried because it’s a long shot that DePaul comes close to filling any arena.
If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.
Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.
There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.
A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.
It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.
At this rate, it seems Javy Baez will be retired by the time the sides reach an agreement.