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While many in Chicago immediately thought of the famous "Billy Goat curse," when a severed goat's head was delivered to Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field this week, I immediately wondered if it was a message from the "Rahm-father,"
Wrigley, you'll recall, is the young dwarf Nigerian goat who started in Mesa Feb. 25 -- Ron Santo's birthday -- with the goal of walking with humans halfway across the country to attempt to break the Chicago Cubs billy-goat curse and raise money for
He sold them on street corners and at a little stand on the West Side. Sianis then found himself caught in a rough-and-tumble circulation war between the downtown papers. This was back in the 20s when newspaper circulation was a mean business. Giving
The original, beloved, and as-mimicked-on-Saturday-Night-Live location in the depths of 430 N...What's closing is one of proprietor Sam Sianis' earliest ventures in expansion...It never had the double-cheezborger charm of the main location, but its
I'm a working, Chicago-area journalist who has never been to the legendary Billy Goat Tavern on (or more accurately, below) Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The storied hangout for local newspaper folk, including luminaries such as Mike Royko?
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, told a group of about 100 students he believes the team can break the "Billy Goat curse." Epstein, who was asked about the curse while speaking to the elementary school students at
About 2.35 million people visited Taste of Chicago this year, 300,000 fewer than attended the city's iconic summer fest in 2010, according to a Chicago Park District estimate released Wednesday. . The crowd was the smallest for the Taste since 1986,
Three south suburban men were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for breaking bottles outside a Chicago tavern and eatery early Wednesday. Joseph Holda, 24, and James Holda, 47, both of Palos Heights, and Matthew Gorski, 26, of Crestwood,
Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo For 97 years, Wrigley Field in Chicago has been a lovely place to come and suffer. It has ivy on the outfield walls, contrary winds, a scoreboard where the numbers are still turned by hand and an intimate ambience that
After a brief breakfast stop at Ann Sather's, no doubt to sober up with some strong coffee, the beer-and-champagne-soaked Cup was off to the United Center, the Blackhawks' home. If the Hawks want to be magnanimous, maybe they can take the Cup by