By Brooke Rayford Many athletes who find success in college sports hope their talent leads them to a professional career. But the statistics show that only a small percentage make it that far. And settling into the reality of life after sports can take some adjustment. As a key player on the 2010 BCS Champion team at Auburn University, Nosa […]
By Brooke Rayford On his lunch break yesterday, Chicago native Anthony James enjoyed a warm, sunny day, a hot dog and a hamburger for the first time this year on the patio of Morrie O’Malley’s. The famous hot dog stand reopened for its 28th season on Monday to high temperatures and long lines, welcoming back […]
By Brooke Rayford The stretch of Wilson Avenue between Broadway and Clark Street has been hard for businesses lately. Within the last six months, three businesses on Wilson closed their doors: Harold’s Chicken Shack #42, Luna’s Spa and Salon and the Magnolia Cafe. And recently Starbucks announced it will close its store on Wilson Ave. on […]
By Brooke Rayford In the early morning hours, Pastor Dwayne Grant and members of Xperience Church stood outside the 63rd Red Line stop, in below-20-degree weather, offering Ash Wednesday blessings for those “on the go.” [vimeo 154924876 w=474] This is the third year Pastor Grant has celebrated the Christian holy day outside a South/West side […]
By Brooke Rayford In bid to make home services more secure for seniors and the disabled, State Rep. Greg Harris, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and others announced their support for a proposed law. House Bill 4351 was originally created when Governor Rauner proposed a state budget that would cut aid for disabled and senior citizens […]
By Brooke Rayford The overdue state budget has begun to have a negative effect on colleges and private universities across the state of Illinois. By the beginning of March, Chicago State University may face major cuts that could impact students and faculty.
By Brooke Rayford The first attempt to bring back a star alumnus was unsuccessful. For two seasons, Rick Harrigan led Brother Rice’s boys’ basketball team after longtime coach Pat Richardson retired. The Crusaders are taking another shot at a former standout with Bobby Frasor as the new coach.
By Brooke Rayford Revenge is what Loyola wanted and revenge is what they got.
By Brooke Rayford It is the second round of the high school football playoffs, and top teams in class 8A are keeping fans on the edge of their seats. Last year’s state champions, Stevenson High School, were almost eliminated in the first round last Friday against Conant High School. With Stevenson seeded No. 16 this […]
By Brooke Rayford Evanston Township’s senior defensive tackle, Naquan Jones, is looking forward to his 2016-2017 football season. Growing up in a Big-Ten town, Michigan State has always been the school of his dreams. Jones said being a committed prospect will not keep him from finishing hard his senior season. “When you’ve committed, you’re held […]