Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs fan’s series review

By Joshua Huffman, Yahoo! Contributor Network

May 9, 11:55 am EDT

The Chicago Cubs’ home series with the Cincinnati Reds was similar to many of their series since the regular-season opener: they were an eighth or ninth-inning away from getting swept. The Cubs lost two of three to the Reds from May 6 to May 8, 2011. The Cubs featured games of 4-5, 3-2, and 0-2. https:///

Who Got The Better End Of The Milton Bradley – Carlos Silva Bad Contract Swap?

by David Miller • May 9, 2011 3:14 PM CDT

With Carlos Silva toiling in the minor league system of the New York Yankees (and continuing to rake in most of his $11.5 million salary), former Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was designated for assignment today by the Seattle Mariners. That means GM Jack Zduriencik has seven days to place Bradley’s contract (of which he’s owed about $9 million) on waivers (whereby another team could claim him) and 10 days to either trade or release him.


Cubs should give Hendry some time


By Ken Rosenthal


If Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts wants to fire general manager Jim Hendry at the end of the season, that’s his absolute right.


The Ricketts family paid $845 million for the Cubs, Wrigley Field and 25 percent of Comcast Sports Net Chicago in October 2009. Plain and simple, it’s their toy.



Your morning Phil: Verlander, Dempster, Hosmer

By Phil Rogers

Tribune reporter

11:23 AM CDT, May 9, 2011

Talking baseball while wondering how badly Mark Cuban would like a crack at Jerry Reinsdorf’s Bulls with an NBA title on the line: 1. I asked a good baseball guy who he thought would win the AL Central. He said he thought the Twins would get off the carpet and have a hot second half, as they do every year. I beg to disagree.


Motorola Mobility  

Motorola Mobility Stays in Illinois After Split

By Maisie Ramsay

Monday, May 9, 2011


  Motorola Mobility will keep its corporate headquarters in Illinois after state Governor Pat Quinn offered the company a $100 million tax credit to remain in the state.

The company has decided to move its corporate headquarters to Chicago suburb Libertyville, Ill., about 30 miles from Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Ill. 


Motorola Mobility Acquires SunUp Digital Systems

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced that it has acquired SunUp Digital Systems, a software provider based in Santa Clara, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Is Sears Next to Leave Illinois?

 Calling another round of tax incentives from Gov. Pat Quinn.

Sears Roebuck and Co., based in Hoffman Estates, is the latest large business to consider leaving Illinois. It follows Peoria-based Caterpillar and Motorola Mobility in Libertyville, which both eyed other states as new bases for their profitable headquarters. 


Quinn says he’ll work to keep Sears from leaving Illinois

By: Steve Daniels and Brigid Sweeney May 09, 2011

(Crain’s) — Gov. Pat Quinn says the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is looking at ways to keep Sears Holdings Corp. from leaving Illinois.



Northfield/Willow Road

Open house seeks input on Willow Road expansion


By John P. Huston TribLocal reporter

Yesterday at 2:21 p.m.North Shore residents will have an opportunity to review data and contribute opinions May 16 to a hotly debated possible Willow Road expansion project.