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Advanced Projection Model Put Bears Playoff Chances At 40%

The Bears are the favorites over the Vikings (wait, what?) in the NFC North.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Boats pass under the Michigan Avenue bri

Trying To Define The True Midwest: It’s Not Easy

With apologies to the Founding Fathers, one truth we hold to be self-evident is that Illinois is part of the Midwest. Right? Maybe not.

05/02/2014

Wrigley Field Bleachers

Wrigley Ranks 10th, U.S. Cellular 22nd In Baseball Park Survey

Pittsburgh’s PNC Park tops the list for statistician Nate Silver’s rankings of the best ballparks, while Wrigley Field just barely makes the top 10.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011