Stories by Don Babwin

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Bartman still a no-show at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - Steve Bartman is the most infamous Chicago Cubs fan the city has ever known, blamed by many for destroying dreams the same way Mrs. O'Leary's cow is blamed for destroying the city more ...
By Don Babwin

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Cubs fans find it hard to shed superstitions

CHICAGO - Billy Siegel doesn't want to hear any talk about a billy goat curse or a Steve Bartman hex afflicting his beloved Chicago Cubs. He dismisses as rubbish any suggestion that a little black ...
By Don Babwin

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners

CHICAGO — A tap dancer, a writer and a sociologist are among the 24 winners of this year’s “genius grants,” each to receive $625,000 across five years to spend any way he ...
By Don Babwin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Construction is still ongoing at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs open the season with the kind of project that hasn't been seen around Wrigley Field in nearly 80 years.
By Don Babwin

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

CHICAGO - A Little League team that captured the attention of the nation and the hearts of its hometown was stripped of its national title Wednesday after an investigation revealed that team ...
By Don Babwin

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vacation spots send warm invitations up north

CHICAGO - Shannon Frauen­holtz has had it with winter. All over the Midwest and the East Coast, travel agents are being inundated with a simple request: Get me out of here.
By Don Babwin

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Winter takes toll on pipes, pavement and road-repair budgets

CHICAGO - This merciless winter is taking a heavy toll on the nation's pipes and pavement, breaking hundreds of water mains that turn streets into frozen rivers and opening potholes so big they ...
By Don Babwin

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Foundation names 'genius grant' winners

Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation names its 24 'genius grant' cash winners Wednesday.
By Don Babwin

Friday, June 28, 2013

NHL champs have parade in Chicago

CHICAGO - From the jubilant parade all the way to the boisterous rally, millions of excited fans spent a sun-drenched Friday celebrating another Stanley Cup title for the Chicago Blackhawks.
By Don Babwin

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010

Emanuel to leave White House

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel will resign as White House chief of staff on Friday and will begin his campaign for Chicago mayor by meeting with voters in the city on Monday, two sources familiar ...
By Don Babwin
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