Wood has no regrets rejoining Cubs

Launching Wood Family Foundation to help Chicagoland kids

David Haugh In the Wake of the News 7:01 p.m. CDT, June 29, 2011 https:///www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-0630-haugh-cubs-chicago—20110629,0,891995.column

Now we understand a little better why Kerry Wood turned down at least $10 million more from two other teams for another season of bad baseball with the Cubs. Now we know why the money Wood makes in the game matters less to him than the kind he plans to raise in the community alongside his wife and three children. Why Wood wants to stay in Chicago no matter how badly another city’s baseball team might covet him before the trade deadline. It’s hard to launch the Wood Family Foundation to help Chicagoland kids, which Kerry and Sarah Wood will do Thursday at Wrigley Field, without actually being in Chicago.

Wood’s ambitious goals include building a high school baseball stadium, giving out 1,000 coats, buying school supplies for Chicago Public Schools students and expanding his reach for the first time via social networks such as Twitter.

Lee Smith, Tom Ricketts to attend Citi Cubs Kids Program this week

John Arguello on 06.29.11 at 2:06 PM


Maybe the Cubs aren’t doing so well on the field this year but off the field has been a different story. Kudos to Cubs legend Lee Smith and and owner Tom Ricketts for supporting the Citi Cubs Kids program which seeks to positively impact high school kids in our community. Tom Ricketts, meanwhile, is best known as the man with the tall task of bringing a World Series title to Chicago, but he’s also someone who gives a lot of his time to important causes like this one.

Chicago children’s hospital begins promoting move

By Associated Press


Although a move to new quarters by Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital is about a year away, the institution has launched a $3 million campaign touting its new name and location. The campaign features young patients of the hospital asking about the move, which will be from its location in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood to a spot near the city’s high-end Michigan Avenue shopping district.