Levine: Castillo Ready To Step Up As A LeaderA few Cubs pitchers didn't want Welington Castillo catching them last season, but he's confident now.
Trestman Happy To See McCown Get Opportunity To StartMarc Trestman is glad to see Josh McCown benefit professionally and financially.
Best Family-Friendly Hotels In the Orlando AreaTampa Bay families that have "been there and done that" with the big attractions may like the idea of spending a long weekend in Orlando that doesn't include a visit to Mickey and/or Shamu. We've come up with a list of the area's most family-friendly resorts that have plenty to offer at prices that may surprise you.
Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-BashingAmong the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof -- at the convention.
Chicago Seems To Be Center Of Attention At GOP Convention In TampaThe Republican National Convention got off to a rousing start on Tuesday, with Ann Romney speaking from her heart about her husband, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking from his gut.
Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP ConventionFor Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.
Kirk Sends Video Message To Colleagues At GOP ConventionU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was unable to attend this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but he was still able to make an appearance in a video greeting for his GOP colleagues.
Rain Delay Won't Dampen Illinois Delegation At GOP ConventionThe Illinois delegates have arrived in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention, saying the storm that forced the shift to a dramatically abbreviated schedule on Monday has been overblown.