Cubs down in dumps after failure of 4th, 5th starters


Last Modified: May 13, 2011 02:16AM

It’s days like this when the Cubs must feel tempted to drop their heads into their hands and mutter, “What would Randy Wells do?’’ https:///

The ‘kids’ pummel Cubs at Wrigley

BY JOE STRAUSS > 314-340-8371 | Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 12:15 am

CHICAGO • They missed their ailing manager, their starting right fielder and their starting shortstop. Yet the Cardinals offered an effective mix of commonality Thursday afternoon that translated to a 9-1 domination of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. https:///


Crisis management now a must at Wrigley Field

By George Castle on the Cubs | Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:00 pm |

Turning point: the Cardinals hammered Casey Coleman for five hits, including a homer and two doubles, and five runs in the second.

Up next: Giants (Madison Bumgarner 0-5) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster 1-4), 1:20 p.m. today.

TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet (cable)/WGN-AM (720).

CHICAGO | To be a fly on the wall the other day before Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, team president Crane Kenney and marketing chief Wally Hayward, all adorned in their first-string suits, walked out of the Stadium Club as a group.

The Cubs’ governing trio will no doubt have more such gatherings, and of an increasing urgent nature, as spring rolls into summer. https:///

Wrigley Field Road Tour to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

05/12/2011 12:02 PM ET

 CHICAGO (May 11, 2011) – The Wrigley Field Road Tour celebrates its one-year mark May 12 with an anniversary bike ride.

The bike ride begins at Higher Gear bike shop in Wilmette, Ill., and concludes at Wrigley Field in Chicago, where riders will watch the Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:20 p.m. https:///

Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino mum on smoking ban impact

By Jennifer Delgado TribLocal reporter

Today at 6:00 a.m.

Rivers Casino officials won’t say if they’re changing plans to accommodate indoor smoking if proposed legislation passes the Senate next week. https:///

New Rivers Casino Looking to Fill 1,000 Jobs

Updated: Thursday, 12 May 2011, 10:25 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 12 May 2011, 9:51 PM CDT

By Darlene Hill, FOX Chicago News

Owners of a new casino being built out in Des Plaines are hoping to hit the jackpot.

Construction is still underway at the new Rivers Casino. It’s located in the northwest suburbs, on River Road. https:///

Naperville Chamber

Naperville chamber weighs in on education reform passage

Groundbreaking school-reform legislation won unanimous approval from an Illinois House committee Wednesday, despite concerns from Chicago teachers over bargaining rights. https:///

Northfield/Willow Road

Engineer: Wider Willow Road Means More Accidents

A study finds expanding the thoroughfare could be dangerous. For others, it’s not that simple.

By Seth Putnam | Email the author | May 12, 2011

The intersection of Willow and Waukegan roads—where two four-lane roads meet—is the most dangerous one in Northfield, data shows.