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Jerry Butler: Soul Survivornew

Jerry "Iceman" Butler was an A-list soul singer, playing with Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. Today, he mulls taxes and health care as the longest-serving member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  04-12-2011  |  Music

Could Cubs Catcher Geovany Soto be the Key to a World Championship?new

Manager Lou Piniella, trying to end the Cubs' century-long title drought, is relying on a rookie catcher who happens to be a key reason why, for the first time since 1908, the Cubs entered June of a season with the best record in baseball.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  06-24-2008  |  Sports

The Universal Language of Boxingnew

Russians, Thais, Italians, and Mongolians just practiced it on each other for two great weeks in Chicago.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  11-12-2007  |  Sports

Ryne Sandberg in Peorianew

The Hall of Famer who shied away from fame is thriving as a manager in the minors.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  07-09-2007  |  Sports

Trust Issuesnew

It's gonna take more than a 12-2 record for fans to believe this year's Bears are for real.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  12-26-2006  |  Sports

Denying Our Own Eyesnew

Sportswriters knew what steroids were doing to baseball long before we were willing to admit it.
Chicago Reader  |  Ted Cox  |  07-24-2006  |  Sports

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