The wanton bravado of using cash and driving a car

Yes, it’s the end of summer, but I’ll be gosh darned if you’ll get one of those insipid end-of-summer weather columns out of me. At least, not today. You know the kind of weather column I’m talking about: a meditation on ripe fall pears and blue cheese and sweaters, a …

Read More »

Charging station executive sentenced to two years in prison

The former owner of a California company picked to install a network of electric-vehicle charging stations in Chicago and elsewhere was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Timothy Mason pleaded guilty in May to fraudulently getting at least $1 million in government grants for the failed green initiative. Mason …

Read More »

Watch: Plainfield North vs. Oswego East

Plainfield North vs. Oswego East at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.   See if your team made our top 20 rankings for Week 5. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts …

Read More »

Game of the Week: Warren vs. Lake Zurich

Watch as Warren hosts Lake Zurich in a high school football matchup on Friday, Sept. 22. Kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Lake Zurich currently sits at No. 10 in Mike Clark’s Chicago-area high school football rankings. Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in …

Read More »

Brad Ausmus out as manager of Tigers after season

The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager. The Tigers announced Friday that Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018. General manager Al Avila said the team was not extending Ausmus’ contract, meaning the manager’s four-year tenure will end when this season is over. “We …

Read More »