This time a year ago, I was writing about all the remarkable comebacks that had occurred in 2012: the Colts and Chuck Pagano, the Broncos and Peyton Manning, and the Vikings and Adrian Peterson.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | It may qualify as a small irony that in the run-up to the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, the people seemingly least threatened about the possibility of bad weather are the folks whose job is to protect the surface on which the game will be played.
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After performing just well enough to win against the Packers on Monday, the Bears' secondary tipped it the other way Sunday and underperformed just enough in the loss to the Lions.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | On the surface, this would seem like an easy one for the Bears. They're trying to get back to winning against a team that hasn't won a game all season.
CHICAGO | From the infield to the outfield, the White Sox are playing much better defense than they did during their listless start. And it's no coincidence that the wins are coming in bunches now.
For Vincent and Jessie Leman, turning their crafty creations into sellable decor was the most unexpected and enjoyable wedding presents they received.
Whether it is a side job or a full time career, crafters and creators have found a new market in the internet age. And Northwest Indiana boasts some of the most creative and interesting independent designers in the country.
It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.
He was America's first botanist, and his garden is still one of the best.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane revels in October, almost as much as he did for the month of June two years ago, when his tough-angle overtime goal in Philadelphia snared an uncommon pro sports championship for his adapted city.
DEERFIELD, Ill. | Joakim Noah figured the Bulls would be preparing for at least one more game. Instead, they're picking up the pieces.
PHILADELPHIA | With one misstep, Joakim Noah crashed down on his side and clutched his sprained left ankle. Already reeling without Derrick Rose, the top-seeded Bulls now hold their breath waiting on Noah's fate for the rest of the first-round series.
Twenty-seven times this regular season, the Bulls took the court without Derrick Rose.
HOBART | A Philadelphia woman allegedly attempted to buy items from local stores using a stolen credit card, police said.
PITTSBURGH | The youth charity at the center of the child sex-abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky received donations in recent years from hundreds of corporations, community groups and individuals -- including the judge who arraigned Sandusky earli…
Katie Schmelzer never thought she would be in the classroom.
INDIANAPOLIS | Buried deep in Gov. Mitch Daniels' new book, "Keeping the Republic," is an anecdote detailing what he says was his longest conversation ever with former Illinois governor and now convicted felon Rod Blagojevich.
Mike Hines knows the ups and downs of the real estate game.
At the conclusion of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, James McHenry, one of Maryland's delegates, stopped Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall.
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