Chicago teams weren’t raking in the championships in 2017, but there were still plenty of great moments worthy of celebrating.
Take a look at the best Chicago sports moments of 2017 below.
Cubs continue victory lap
Northwestern makes the NCAA Tournament
Not only did Northwestern make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2017, they also won their first tournament game by knocking off Vanderbilt in the first round.
Fire acquire Bastian Schweinsteiger
The German star joined the Fire on a one-year designated player contract.
Bears draft Mitchell Trubisky
In a bold move, the Bears moved up in the 2017 NFL Draft and grabbed a franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky.
Jimmy Butler traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves
The move seemed questionable at best when the Bulls landed Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine in a trade for Jimmy Butler. Fast forward to the end of 2017, and the young pieces acquired look to have a bright future in Chicago.
White Sox and Cubs do business
Jose Quintana switched sides of town as the Cubs got another good arm and the White Sox received promising prospects.
Steve Bartman gets a ring
In a grand gesture, the Cubs gifted Bartman a player-grade ring for all he’s been through since 2003.
What were your favorite Chicago sports moments of 2017? Let us know in the comments below.
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