Stories by Jay Smith

Cubs Hire Maddon

He’s considered one of the best managers in baseball. Today, the Cubs introduced Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Maddon replaces Rick Renteria, who was hired just one year ago. 

Web Extra: Cubs First Night Game

On Aug. 8, 1988, 25 years ago tonight, history was made at Wrigley Field with the first scheduled night game in the history of the storied ballpark. Watch Chicago Tonight's coverage of the event in this web extra video from our archives.

Blackhawks President & GM on Stanley Cup Win

The Stanley Cup visits WTTW studios! Blackhawks President John McDonough and General Manager Stan Bowman join us. View a behind-the-scenes slideshow.

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

For the second time in three years, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions. They beat the Bruins in dramatic fashion late in the third period last night in Boston. We recap the wild series clincher and the historic Hawks season.

Recap of Blackhawks OT Win & Preview of What's Ahead

The Blackhawks survive a wild night in Boston, emerging with a 6-5 overtime victory. What's next in this back and forth Stanley Cup Finals series? We preview Saturday's Game 5 at the United Center.