Mike North's Top 20 Sports Figures: In a video series commemorating his 20th anniversary in sports broadcasting, North is offering his view of the Top 20 sports figures in Chicago. Today -- #14, stormin' Norm Van Lier, the late guard and broadcaster for the Bulls. Watch North explain why and then leave a comment agreeing or disagreeing, or making your case for someone you think belongs on his list.
• North and longtime broadcast partner Dan Jiggetts will host "The Monsters 20th Anniversary Event" at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Arlington Park. Buffet tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.arlingtonpark.com. A special hotline has been set up for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 for phone orders at 847-385-7410.