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From NBA legend Michael Jordan’s lawsuit against Dominick’s to the end of CPS’ pension pickup for non-union workers, Joel Weisman and his panel have your week in review.

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As awareness increases about the risk of traumatic brain injury while playing contact sports and the possible long-term health impacts, we talk to Dorothy Kozlowski, a professor of biological sciences at DePaul University whose research focuses on understanding and treating the injured brain.

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Veteran sportswriter Ron Rapoport releases his new book this week, From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago’s Best Sportswriting from the Tribune, Sun-Times, & Other Newspapers. Read an excerpt.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists continue the conversation about concussion concerns. Each panelist weighs in on their own sports background, and whether they would allow their own children to play football.

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LeRoy Neiman

LeRoy Neiman died on Thursday at the age of 91. We revisit an interview with the colorful painter of the sporting and entertainment world from our vault.

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Oxygen is being used to treat sports injuries, diabetics, and cancer patients. Is it the new wonder drug or a bit of hot air? Paris Schutz has the story.

Bears 2012 Season

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We asked you what steps the Bears should take for a successful 2012 season. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

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John Feinstein. Image credit: Phil Hoffman

We hear about Steve Kerr's combative relationship with Michael Jordan; plus behind-the-scenes stories about Tiger Woods, Bob Knight and more when we talk with prolific sports author, John Feinstein.

Manager Mike Quade Fired

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Mike Quade

Mike Quade is out as Cubs manager. We assess the massive changes being made at Wrigley -- both on and off the field.

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From an ancient form of water transportation to a hip new summer sport, we show you why this unique hybrid is making a splash at Chicago beaches.

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