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Commissioner to Adrian Peterson: 'No More Whoop-Ass'

Commissioner to Adrian Peterson: 'No More Whoop-Ass'
If he bungled the punishment for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell knew he had to get it right for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson about child abuse. As reported by the Boston Globe, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith went on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show... Read more »

Let's all 'Stick it to Breast Cancer!' with the Chicago Wolves

Let's all 'Stick it to Breast Cancer!' with the Chicago Wolves
Over the past year, three dear friends of mine have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  They’re all doing well, thank God, but I am angry at all they have had to go through. Two had double mastectomies.  It was the second time cancer had appeared for one of my friends.  Two lost their hair.  I... Read more »

All on the line for the Chicago Sky, Elena Delle Donne

All on the line for the Chicago Sky, Elena Delle Donne
“They (the Chicago Sky) are too good.” Indiana Fever Coach Linn Dunn, in Monday’s postgame press conference Win or go home. Those are the simple choices the Chicago Sky will have to make as they face the Indiana Fever at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse tonight in Indianapolis for the final Game 3 of the Eastern Conference... Read more »
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Zip-lining my way past fear

Zip-lining my way past fear
  “Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Over the Labor Day Weekend, I made a big breakthrough in overcoming a nascient, prescient fear of heights.  Zip-lining, and the support of my family and some new friends got me through it. I’ve had a fear of heights…freefall heights…since I was five.... Read more »

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters

A Thank You Letter to Barbara Walters
“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” Barbara Walters, I owe you, big-time. On the day of your retirement, I want to thank you for so much. Without you: I wouldn’t have seen a woman co-host a morning news... Read more »

To Pet Parents Everywhere: Happy Mother's Day!

To Pet Parents Everywhere: Happy Mother's Day!
When Mother’s Day arrives this Sunday, I know that I will be greeted with a “Happy Mother’s Day!”  by the two of the people I rely on in this world for my emotional well-being: my partner Ted, and my mom, Betty. They believe that I am a parent because I am a pet parent…a Mom... Read more »
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I can't have babies, but I can fight cancer on Donna Day

I can't have babies, but I can fight cancer on Donna Day
I’ve talked in this column before about my inability to get pregnant, no matter what kind of a slut I was in my life.  (It’s a joke, ok?) Instead of wallowing in pity at my childless state, I chose to love, extra-hard, those who surrounded me…vowing, in the process, to be a great pet parent,... Read more »

Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics

Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics
NOTE: This post originally appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News When Kendall Coyne was 6 years old, growing up in Palos Heights with her hockey-playing older brother Kevin, she was mesmerized by the sight of future Hockey Hall of Famer and Downers Grove native Cammi Granato, at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Granato and Team... Read more »

Women's Sports 2013: Five Great Moments for Women...and Chicago

1) Chicago Sky Makes Playoffs Led by WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne , the Chicago Sky had its best season ever (24-10) and made the playoffs for the first time in its eight-year history. Armed with the Jordan-like ability to make the players around her better, Delle Donne earned every Rookie of the Month... Read more »
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DePaul Lady Blue Demons Gamble on 'Duel in the Desert'

DePaul Lady Blue Demons Gamble on 'Duel in the Desert'
Even though DePaul Lady Blue Demons Coach Doug Bruno‘s grandchildren call him “Grandpa Demon, “ Las Vegas and the DePaul Blue Demons, despite the imagery, are generally not synonymous with each other. But there they are, in Sin City, and for good reason. They’re gambling that this tournament will make them winners once again. The five-day trip... Read more »
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