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Sox to be ’em

By Miles Maftean

May 15, 2008

Filed under Metro

Since the Major League Baseball’s opening series in Toyko on March 25, viewers have seen some very exciting game play through both the National and American Leagues.In Chicago, baseball lovers are divided between rooting for the White Sox or the Cubs. Both teams show signs of smart baseball playing and continue to stand in the top two spots of their divisions.As of May 9, the White Sox ranked in second place in the Americ...

Taste of Chicago to offer healthier food option

By Brett Marlow

May 15, 2008

Filed under Metro

At this year’s Taste of Chicago, some menu items of more than 70 local restaurants will be a little less indulgent and little more nutritious.The Mayor’s Office of Special Events has required participating food vendors to add a more healthy option to their selection at the Taste.Cindy Gatziolis, spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, said the office has been noticing a more calorie-conscious trend in...

Special Olympics comes long way

By Bethany Reinhart

May 15, 2008

Filed under Metro

This year marks the 40th anniversary of an international event that began in Chicago: the Special Olympics.Opening ceremonies for Chicago’s Special Olympics track and field events were held at Soldier Field on May 6. Athletes had the opportunity to compete in events such as the 100-meter wheelchair relay or the running long jump at the three day event.Andrew Nelles / The ChronicleGentry Bailey from Ray Graham Training Cente...

A new view for Wabash Avenue

By Brett Marlow

May 15, 2008

Filed under Metro

The current scene on Wabash Avenue in the Loop is a bit cluttered. Green mesh lines chain link fences and sandbags lay on hammered, uneven concrete surfaces and on fence ties. Concrete barriers line the sidewalks and close off southbound traffic lanes. Construction workers sit with their lunch pails and white hard hats. Wooden boards lie on top of holes and lead into temporary entrance ways to businesses and schools. The ...

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