VIDEO: High school athletics experiencing budget obstacles

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Obstacles from Chicago’s budget deficit are forcing many coaches to spend their own money or suffer the consequences. By Connor Morgan Coaching high school sports in Chicago can be an expensive job. Just ask Bill Curry, Westinghouse College Prep’s boys’  basketball coach. Curry has only been the varsity coach for two years but has seen […]

Fairdale residents look to rebuild; White Sox donate to relief

By Hannah Beery Tornado survivor Tom Marston saw his small farm town of Fairdale, Illinois demolished by an EF-4 tornado last month. “If you had seen what I’d seen, we’re lucky to be alive, ” he said this week. Now, he and other residents of the town 80 miles west of Chicago have finished the […]

With your hand in my hand: Formerly incarcerated move forward

By Kate Morrissey This article also appeared in The Chicago Defender. When Sharon Lacy’s brother approached her excitedly to tell her that he had gotten a drivers’ license, he was 32. She laughed at him. Then she paused. “It was normal to me, but it wasn’t normal to him,” she realized.

VIDEO: Obama Presidential Library will call Chicago home

By Nikki McGee President Barack Obama  announced that he wants to go back to his roots, when citing the reason they selected the South Side of Chicago to build his presidential library and museum. The Obama Foundation has not yet announced an exact location for the center, but plans to either build in Washington Park or Jackson Park.

Video: Special Olympics brings Spring Games to Chicago

By Lukas J. Voss Over 3,500 athletes gathered on Chicago´s Southeast Side to celebrate the annual Special Olympics Spring Games. The week-long competition featured athletes from all over the state, who will compete in several track and field competitions.