Chicago Cubs

Cashner, Wells throwing to hitters this week

By Carrie Muskat /

CHICAGO — Cubs pitchers Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells, both on the disabled list, threw two innings each of live batting practice on Monday in Mesa, Ariz., at the team’s extended spring training complex. https:///


Champions they ain’t – your 2011 Chicago Cubs

In a division where the Pittsburgh Pirates are over .500, the Cubs are alive by a thread – they’re 15-18, 4 games out of first, relying on the soft arms of pitchers who shouldn’t be pitching at the major league level and the weak bats of hitters who are either overpaid or one-year-wonders at best.

It’s hard to feel disgusted at them by this shoddy start to a season, though – after all, really, who expected more? https:///—-your-2011-chicago-cubs.html

Albert Pujols, welcome to Wrigley Field

By Patrick Mooney


Albert Pujols hugged Jim Hendry behind the batting cage at Wrigley Field on Tuesday and immediately the Cubs general manager knew this would become a story.



Is this Jim Hendry’s Last Stand with the Cubs?

John Arguello As I’ve said many times in the past, this is a transitional year for the Cubs.  Many of the Cubs financial mistakes are coming off the books after this season — up to $60M worth.   The team will have a lot of financial flexibility heading into a strong free agent offseason class that includes first basemen Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.  The question is, who will be the guy in charge of completing the transition?  Will it be Jim Hendry or will it be someone else? https:///


One year later, Pagano cleanup costs in the millions


The cost of former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano’s dipping into forbidden funds and the related cleanup comes to about $3 million and counting. https:///

Motorola Mobility boosts set-top box unit with SunUp Digital purchase

By: John Pletz May 10, 2011

(Crain’s) — Motorola Mobility Inc. bought SunUp Digital Systems, a digital-television software startup, adding to its set-top box division.


Caterpillar CEO tells industry to lobby Quinn on biz agenda

By: Kate MacArthur May 11, 2011

(Crain’s) — As big employers from Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. to Sears Holdings Corp. push for tax breaks to keep their headquarters in the state, Caterpillar Inc. is adding pressure on the governor to make Illinois more friendly to business.


Mikel Leshoure

LeShoure and Best On the Field Together?

By Kristopher Fiecke

FNN Staff Writer

May 10, 2011

When the Lions moved up in the second round to draft Illinois running back Mikel LeShoure, it was assumed that he’d definitely cut into Jahvid Best’s playing time. 



SC Making Push For Sears

By fitsnews • on May 10, 2011


South Carolina is one of six states competing to land the corporate headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation – which is considering a move out of Illinois due to a recent income tax hike and the expiration of state and local incentives.



Facebook Doesn’t ‘Like’ This Northbrook Company

Facebook is suing Northbrook startup Teachbook for trademark infringement.

By Jennifer Fisher | Email the author | May 10, 2011

Facebook may be about friends, but it isn’t being friendly to the Northbrook-based startup Teachbook.