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

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

Rayvonte Rice drives to the basket as Stanford Robinson of the Indiana Hoosiers defends. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: How About An Illinois-Indiana Hoops Tourney?

Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?

670 The Score–02/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Rocky Wirtz, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are Chicago’s Most Powerful Sports Figures?

Wins often equate to power in sports, but that’s not all.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2014

Wes Lunt. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Warm Illini Football Thoughts In February

By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m feeling the love. Yes, for my wife, of course. But also for the University of Illinois’ football scheduling, which I think is pretty sweet. And [...]

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Malcolm Hill. (Getty Images)

Wisch: In Lost Season, Illini Freshmen Providing Hope

The future’s more fun to look at than the present for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Wisch: Imagining The Opening Ceremony To A Chicago Olympics

Michael Jordan would have to light the torch after a tribute to the city’s diversity.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

Joe Bertrand. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: What Will Illini Hoops Transfers Bring in 2014-’15?

Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2014

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

Wisch: Poor Is The State Of Illinois Recruiting

Wednesday was not Signing Day for the Illini. It was Sighing Day after a subpar recruiting class.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Isn’t A Super Bowl City

Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Revenue Sports At Risk Of A Postseason O-fer

The Illini are at risk of seeing their two main revenue sports miss the postseason in the same academic year for the first time since 1998-’99.

670 The Score–01/31/2014

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