Archive for July 2015

Former Radio Personality Catherine Johns Helps Others to 'Show Up And Shine'

Former Radio Personality Catherine Johns Helps Others to 'Show Up And Shine'
In the 1980s and ’90s, former WLS Radio star Catherine Johns was known as the brassy, no-nonsense morning news anchor and self-described “side-chick” to Radio Hall of Fame icons Larry Lujack and Fred Winston.When WLS changed its format to all-talk in 1989, management recognized Johns’ unique, empathetic connection to listeners by awarding Johns her own... Read more »

Shannon Boxx ends a storied 16-year soccer career 'for family'

Shannon Boxx ends a storied 16-year soccer career 'for family'
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Red Stars’ Shannon Boxx, fresh off a Women’s World Cup victory, startled a media gathering with the announcement that she would retire. At the time, it sounded as if she’d finish the NWSL season, hopefully helping the Chicago Red Stars make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.... Read more »

Chicago Sky returns home Friday; Fowles now a Lynx

The Chicago Sky start the second half of the WNBA season with a new player in 6’5 center Erika D’Souza. She comes to Chicago via a three-team trade. Prior to the trade, the Brazilian firecracker was having a great year with the Atlanta Dream. Gone from the Sky, after sitting out half of the 2015... Read more »
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Updating: Fun Facts About the WNBA All-Star Game

As the WNBA gets set to break for the All-Star Game, held Saturday, July 25, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and televised by ABC starting at 2:30 pm CDT: 1) The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne‘s on pace to set the WNBA single-season record for scoring average. For the second year straight, Delle Donne... Read more »

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter

ESPN Body Issue seems to say shape, size and age (and gender) don't matter
I first learned the word “fat” when I was in middle school. I never knew that I was the fat kid in school until a boy told me that I was too fat. I thought, “What does that mean?” I had always been so athletic and into sports; I didn’t think I was that fat.... Read more »

Roller derby a kickass sport for the Chicago Outfit

Roller derby a kickass sport for the Chicago Outfit
It’s 9 p.m. on a humid Sunday night in June. A dozen women of all ages and cultures in workout gear are struggling into skates and kneepads at Summit’s Fleetwood Roller Rink, hoping for a shot at roller derby glory with the Chicago Outfit, a semi-pro team looking for skaters who have advanced derby skills... Read more »
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