Four @ 4: Jan. 13 Update

1. Divers Still Searching for Woman Who Fell in Chicago River The Chicago Police Marine Unit is still searching for the body of a 21-year-old woman who fell into the Chicago River just after midnight, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was trying to help a 26-year-old man she was with who had fallen into theContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 13 Update”

New Trier overcomes early deficit to beat Glenbrook South

New Trier 43, Glenbrook South 37 THE SKINNY The New Trier girls basketball team had a scare in the first half against Glenbrook South, but the Trevians settled down at halftime and improved to a perfect 17-0 (5-0 CSL South) on the year. TURNING POINT Glenbrook South held a 12-4 lead at the end of theContinue reading “New Trier overcomes early deficit to beat Glenbrook South”

Four @ 4: Jan. 6 Update

1. Snow, Temps Leave Illinois in a State of Disaster After winter storm “Hercules” dumped over a foot of snow on Illinois and wind-chill temperatures reached as low as 50-below zero Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn has declared Illinois to be in a state of disaster and has activated the Illinois National Guard. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel—tanned fromContinue reading “Four @ 4: Jan. 6 Update”

Ridgewood holds off Schaumburg in wild fourth quarter

After missing five of the last six games due to injury, Ridgewood Anthony Mroz made sure to have an impact on Saturday’s game against Schaumburg. The senior finished with 24 points, including six fourth-quarter free throws, as the Rebels (7-9 overall) held on to a 60-53 victory. “I was lucky enough to get some fastContinue reading “Ridgewood holds off Schaumburg in wild fourth quarter”

Niles West girls basketball team united by loss to Niles North

After losing to rival Niles North in the final seconds and dropping a third consecutive contest, the Niles West girls basketball team came to a crucial point in its season. “There were a lot of emotions after the North game,” junior point guard Katherine De Lara said. “It was a really personal game for us.”Continue reading “Niles West girls basketball team united by loss to Niles North”

Finding affordable housing in Chicago Lawn: one renter’s story

Even as the economy begins to recover from the recession that began in 2007, the housing crisis that helped cause it continues to play out in many areas of Chicago. The Chicago Lawn community area — bounded by 59th Street and 75th Street on Chicago’s southwest side — was hit particularly hard with a highContinue reading “Finding affordable housing in Chicago Lawn: one renter’s story”

Glenbrook North adjusting to running the motion offense

After being led by two players now on Division I basketball teams, the Glenbrook North boys squad had to make changes offensively to fit the returning roster. In 2012-13, the Spartans’ offense ran through point guard Kurt Karis (Chicago State) and center Andrew McAuliffe (Davidson). The two all-conference players ran a highly effective inside-outside two-manContinue reading “Glenbrook North adjusting to running the motion offense”

Alex Mann boosts North Central with athletic and academic prowess

Just days after the North Central Cardinals football team advanced to the NCAA Division III national semifinals for the first time, one player in particular was recognized for his performance on and off the field. Senior offensive lineman Alex Mann from Glenview was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, the thirdContinue reading “Alex Mann boosts North Central with athletic and academic prowess”

Deerfield strives to strike an offensive balance

DEERFIELD — For the Deerfield girls basketball team, the ability to score both in the paint and from the perimeter is the key to striking an offensive balance. The Warriors are led by a pair of sophomore guards — Margot Sylvan and Haley Greer — on the outside. Both are skilled players capable of knockingContinue reading “Deerfield strives to strike an offensive balance”

Highland Park’s best offense comes from defense

HIGHLAND PARK — Much of the Highland Park girls basketball team’s offensive success actually begins when it gets stops on the defensive end. The Giants are often smaller than their opponents — nobody on the team is 6-foot tall — but many of the girls are quite athletic. So whenever possible, they look to getContinue reading “Highland Park’s best offense comes from defense”