Commercial, residential realtors targeting mobile millennials

Real estate is a waiting game. Buyers call brokers looking for property and brokers promise to call back when they hear from ownership – if a better offer doesn’t come in first, that is. It’s 2007 and the real estate market is booming. Tenants and investors are calling nonstop to negotiate and so begins the […]

National Stories

Seau still impacting the NFL a year after his death

Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide in May by shooting himself in the chest. Seau’s family donated portions of his brain to the National Institutes of Health where scientists detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Similarly, Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bears defensive back committed suicide in 2011 by shooting himself in the […]

Under Armour looking to bring the “Baddest Brand” overseas

Under Armour, Inc. long-term growth potential is substantial as the mainly North American brand eyes competing against Nike, Inc. for its global share. As one of the major sports business success stories in recent years, the self-proclaimed “Baddest brand on the planet” is no longer just a newcomer to the sports apparel market. In the […]

National Sports

Next MLB At Bat, a major league hit

Major League Baseball might be struggling to gain TV ratings, but it’s dominating the sports app market. MLB is set to release its newest version of the already successful “At Bat” application for all iPhones and tablets Thursday. Previous versions of At Bat have featured live streaming games, access to play-by-play analysis and streaming highlights. […]

Are Manti Te’o’s marketing opportunities sacked?

Even with the massive controversy – and mystery – surrounding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and the death of his fake girlfriend, his draft stock and marketing potential may be largely unchanged, according to analysts. Unlike the NBA, most incoming rookies in the NFL don’t get millions of dollars in pre-draft endorsements. “In the NFL, […]


Non-cash gifts key to Walter and Connie Payton Foundation success

By way of gifts, pledges and grants, the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation has nearly doubled its annual revenues since 2008. Despite a struggling economy and dramatic reduction in government grants, the foundation has continued to grow and expand its charitable contributions annually, according to the organization’s financial filings. “We know that everybody is feeling […]


Each year St. Patrick High School, in Portage Park, and St. Viator High School, in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, compete to see who can collect the most toys for the annual Walter and Connie Payton Foundation Christmas Party. This year is no different. St. Patrick has outdueled St. Viator in the annual Christmas toy drive […]

Chicago Sports

Travel basketball circuits pulling away from local teams

From the time they were grade school children, the Mache twins Michael and Matthew, wanted to play NCAA Division I college basketball. The two boys trained five hours per day preparing for their high school season. With the ultimate objective of attracting the attention of their favorite college coach, Coach K, Duke University head coach, […]

Star of the week: St. Patrick’s Royale Ewing

St. Patrick High School begins the 2012 basketball season with its annual Max Kurland Thanksgiving Tournament and all eyes are on the Shamrock’s star senior guard, Royale Ewing. Ewing is a 6’1 guard from the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago and he is currently ranked by as one of the top 25 players […]