September 20, 2012 |
Jay Cutler had a rough game last week against Green Bay - his 28.2 passer rating was the second worst of his Bears career. But the NFL has a short memory, and you're only as good (or bad) as your last game. What will Bears fans be saying Monday? RedEye takes a look at some of Cutler's worst games as a Bear and his follow-up performances. THE BAD WEEK 2009, Week 1: Green Bay 21, Bears 15 Rating: 43.2 The Jay Cutler Hype Machine began in September 2009 with a nationally-televised loss to the Packers.
September 25, 2012 |
There were no track marks on his arms and he didn't find his dealer on a street corner in a shady neighborhood. A white-coated professional sold him drugs, and he paid with a credit card. But this 35-year-old North Side man became as addicted as any heroin junkie, even though the pills ruling his life were legal. "I thought I was the only one in the whole city that was going through this. That's how quiet this epidemic is," said the man, whose name RedEye has agreed to withhold.
March 3, 2014 |
If you've seen this year's best picture, "12 Years a Slave," you know that the movie was based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, who was born in New York as a free man but was kidnapped in Washington, DC and sold into slavery. The New York Times apparently wrote about Northup's release from slavery long before that memoir was published. As part of Smithsonian Magazine's new series called "Vintage Headlines," the magazine released this pdf of a New York Times story from Jan. 20, 1853 , which includes details of "the...
August 15, 2013
Eminem, "Survival" * out of 4 Even by his own standards, Eminem's last album, “Recovery,” was particularly divisive. Stans couldn't even agree to disagree about Shady's new direction on the 2010 release, which was filled with rock-based beats and wailing hooks from Skylar Grey, and had half his fans lamenting his return while the rest bought more than 4 million copies of the record. Em's new song, "Survival," sounds like more of the same. You knew it was going to be that way when they announced it was debuting in the new "Call of Duty" trailer.
April 1, 2013 |
Kevin Ware's tibia fracture during Sunday's Louisville-Duke game was a gruesome injury and a sad one. Though his teammates rallied around him and defeated the Blue Devils to earn a trip to the Final Four, Ware will miss the rest of his sophomore season because of the compound fracture. As jeopardizing and serious as the injury looked, Ware was reportedly moving around on crutches already today. That's not unusual, said Dr. Mark Hutchinson, an orthopedic surgeon and head team physician at UIC Hospital.
June 19, 2013 |
Lincoln Park Zoo is recovering, raising and releasing rare prairie-dwelling wildlife species threatened from habitat loss this summer. The zoo, in collaboration with Lake County Forest Preserve District and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, is slated to release several species back into the wild in the coming weeks. This week the zoo released 18 ornate box turtles in the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge near Savanna, Ill. Next month, the zoo will release several jumping mice to restored...