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Overcoming obstacles, Northwestern safety Jared McGee looks to take the league by storm

By Andre Earls
Medill Reports

Jared McGee has made it.

Whether it was fighting concussions since he was 14-years-old, coming off of a brutal hip injury in 2017, or even fighting for playing time in the midst of his fifth year season, he’s overcome every obstacle in his path. Sure, the NFL Draft is in April, and sure, he has doubts if he’ll even be drafted at the end of the month. Even so, McGee can still claim victory after everything he’s been through to get to this point.

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Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas calls Ja’Mal Green’s bluff: Meets him for Harold’s Chicken

By Andre Earls
Medill Reports

His father was a past owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken store in the city, but that didn’t stop Chicago Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas from meeting up with former Chicago mayoral candidate – and newly-minted political moderator – Ja’Mal Green at Harold’s Chicken for a cultural encounter.

Green couldn’t believe the candidate hadn’t been to Harold’s. Vallas took the challenge to eat there after a candidate forum hosted by Green and NBC Chicago Reporter Mary Ann Ahern exposed his lack of culture. Vallas was ultimately coerced into putting his money – or Harold’s – where his mouth was.

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