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OPINION: Commemorating White Sox Disco Demolition destructive

OPINION: Commemorating White Sox Disco Demolition destructive

June 20, 2019

What turned into mayhem July 12, 1979, was the blur of an evening coined Disco Demolition Night by its lead promoter Steve Dahl. Dahl was a disc jockey for rock radio station "The Loop" 97.9 FM, known ...

Cubs, White Sox look to build in 2018

Cubs, White Sox look to build in 2018

March 21, 2018

As the countdown to opening day of the 2018 MLB season continues, both Chicago Cubs and White Sox fans have reasons to be excited.After being eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 National ...

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

March 12, 2018

For half a century, the Special Olympics has been raising awareness of the intellectually disabled, but there is still more work needed, according to experts.To commemorate the Special Olympics’ 50-yea...

Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

Workplace discrimination persists among increasing diversity

April 27, 2015

As racism remains a hot-button topic in America, the occurrence of racial disputes seems distressingly frequent.With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 and widespread speculation t...

White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

White Sox, Royals, dodge balls and brawls

April 27, 2015

It usually takes a batter being hit by a pitch to clear the benches, but that wasn’t the case on April 23 when the Chicago White Sox played the Kansas City Royals.Sox center fielder Adam Eaton hit a o...

Offseason trades reignite foul rivalry

By Copy Chief

February 9, 2015

There's nothing that warms my heart like seeing the bright green grass of a well-maintained baseball field under a clear blue sky on a warm summer day, and with all the offseason signings from the Chicago White Sox and Cubs, I can’t help but be anxious for the baseball season to start.Baseball, like other team sports, only gets better for fans when their favorite team signs great players or a new coach. As excited as I am ...

Notable Native: Sue Ekkebus

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 17, 2014

When Sue Ekkebus’ son was diagnosed in high school with a blood illness that had the potential to develop into leukemia, she wasn’t about to take it lying down.She joined the Team in Training, a group associated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to run marathons and raise money for medical treatments. She is a licensed physical therapist assistant, a former elementary school teacher and the mother to her son, now ...

Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

September 15, 2014

There is almost no limit to Lakeview-native Michael Mayor’s devotion to the Cubs. He endured his wife’s wrath for waking his two eldest sons—then ages 5 and 4—on the night of Oct. 14, 2003, ...

MLB gets cheaper in Chicago

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Though the White Sox’ and Cubs’ 2012 season may have strained the hearts of fans, spectators can expect next season to be less taxing on their wallets.Last month, both teams announced they will reduce ticket prices for the 2013 season.Lou Hernandez, director of public relations for the White Sox, said 87 percent of season ticket prices will be reduced or remain the same, and more than half of season ticket prices will decre...

Home run journalism

By Trevor Ballanger

March 12, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe smell of popcorn and beer wafts over the bleachers. The roar of the crowd heightens as the lights over the stadium flicker to life. As the scoreboard details the progress of the team, one thing is clear. Chicago is nuts about baseball.Chicagoans are often torn between local rivals the White Sox and the Cubs, which is why Solomon Lieberman, a designer and journalist, ...

Penitentiary Products

By Gregory Cappis

October 3, 2011

Want a job making military uniforms? Well, it’s relatively easy to get hired. The only requirements are to be arrested and sent to federal prison.State and federal prisons put inmates to work every day to make everything from furniture to bulletproof vests. The programs are self-sustaining and put money into the economy by purchasing raw goods. Activists argue that these programs exploit the inmates and hurt the economy.“These...

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