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VIDEO: After the whistle; How player finances determine win or loss in life

By Joe Musso

The life of an NFL athlete is highlighted by bright lights, bone crushing collisions and dollar signs. But what happens to those players when the the lights turn off and the six-figure checks stop coming every two weeks? Personal financial education is topic that professional athletes too often ignore, but NFL Veterans like Jason Mckie and Garrett Wolfe are evidence that players can find further success off the gridiron .

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VIDEO: Cheating In Sports – A Learned Behavior

By Joe Musso

Since the inception of organized competition cheating and sports have been inseparable.  Competitors are under the immense pressure of being the greatest version of themselves at all times, and in certain instances that weight can become too much.  In the recent past we have seen examples of point shaving, performance enhancing drug use, general rule breaking and other types of foul play, but what perpetuates the unbreakable trend of cheating in sports?

Joe Musso sits down with renowned sports psychologist Dr. Michele Kerulis to examine the deeply rooted motivating factors of cheating in young athletes.

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VIDEO: Right to host the NFL draft comes at a cost

By Joe Musso

This spring the NFL draft returns to Chicago with mixed reactions from economists, city officials and fans. Chicago last hosted the draft in 1964.  The event was small enough to be held in a ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel.

Now, with the NFL firmly positioned as one of the most powerful entities in sports and corporate business, the cost benefit of the large scale event has come into question.

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VIDEO: Wildcats Fall to Hoosiers in BIG Ten Tournament

By Joe Musso

Chris Collins and the Northwestern Wildcats experienced a number of highs and lows throughout the 2015 season.  After losing ten straight games over the span of five weeks, the ‘Cats rattled off five wins in their last seven regular season games.  The roller coaster ride came to an end Thursday night at the United Center.

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VIDEO: Lagging Wrigley Renovations Affecting Neighborhood Activity

By Joe Musso

Bats and balls have been exchanged for jackhammers and hard hats this off season at 1060 W. Addison. The sprawling Wrigley Field renovations aim to bring the landmark stadium into the 21st century, but some neighbors are experiencing the cost of business first hand.

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VIDEO: Garcia supporters celebrate first-ever runoff

By Joe Musso

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia silenced the political doubters Tuesday night.  At the end of an Election Day with lower than usual voter turnout, Mayor Emanuel failed to receive the majority needed to prevent an April 7 runoff.  Garcia obtained 33.9 percent of the vote and will face off with the incumbent six weeks from now.

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VIDEO: Automakers target new demographics at the Chicago Auto Show

By Joe Musso

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest of its kind on the continent, where automakers from around the world descend upon McCormick Place to debut the newest models.  This year, a prevailing theme is “hi-tech,” with companies like General Motors enticing potential buyers with tech-driven in-car advancements. And some are designed to reach a new demographic of car buyer.

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VIDEO: West Suburban PADS offers long-term solution for Chicago’s homeless

By Joe Musso

The windy city is known for its unrelenting winters, and the past month has been no exception.  One west-suburban homeless shelter is providing services that go far beyond a blanket and a warm bowl of soup.

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VIDEO: After city posts ‘Bad Landlord’ list, South Austin residents take action

By Joe Musso

Earlier this week the City of Chicago Buildings Department compiled and posted a list of 45 properties cited for failing to provide tenants with basic services such as proper heating, working smoke detectors and hot water.  Elce Redmond and the South Austin Coalition went door to door to make tenants aware of the list and help them understand what can be done to improve their buildings.

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VIDEO: American Red Cross: A Century of Service

By Joe Musso

The American Red cross is celebrating 100 years of service to the Chicagoland area.  Last Wednesday, contributors lined up in the Union Station Great Hall to donate blood as their way of commemorating a century’s worth of giving back.

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