Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell makes new friends, learns to play checkers on draft day

By Hannah Gebresilassie From visiting patients in the a.m. to getting drafted in the p.m., Laquon Treadwell had an “emotional rollercoaster” on draft day. Treadwell spent the morning visiting patients at Shriners Hospital for Children – Chicago on April 28. There he made two new friends, 8-year-old Sheila Bourke and 10-year-old Katie Kuehn, who taught […]

NFL Draft 2016: The memories in pictures


By Hannah Gebresilassie and Aishwarya Kumar Lakshminarayanapuram The 2016 NFL Draft came to an end, but the memories are still fresh. From Ezekiel Elliott’s selfie with Commissioner Roger Goodell to the first European player to be drafted in the NFL straight from the European league, the three-day event had it all. Here are some pictures […]

Still Dancing at 82: The story of Vito Bertucci

By Iacopo Luzi Vito Bertucci was once considered one of the most famous ballroom dancers in the United States. He performed in Las Vegas and New York, but never wanted to move out of Chicago. “I have my group here and I didn’t want to leave them alone,” says Bertucci. Today, the 82 year old […]

Oakland fans at NFL Draft learn Raiders’ selection: Las Vegas

Raiders helmet on display

By Alex Valentine Oakland Raiders fans in Chicago for the NFL Draft had more to ponder than whether safety Karl Joseph was the right first-round pick. They learned the team wants to relocate to Las Vegas. “I don’t want them to move,” Juan Romero, a Raiders fan from Chicago, said Saturday on the final day […]