Chicago wingsuit flyer’s scientific know-how boosts airborne passion

Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times The South Loop resident is one of only about 200 people who compete internationally in the sport. There are aspects of the life of South Loop resident Alexey Galda that read a bit like a superhero backstory. Mild-mannered theoretical physicist. Grew up in Siberia. Educated in Moscow and England. Regularly dons a blue… Continue reading Chicago wingsuit flyer’s scientific know-how boosts airborne passion

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George McCaskey got his GM — just don’t ask him for how long

Bears chairman George McCaskey speaks about the hiring of Bears head coach Matt Eberflus and Bears general manager Ryan Poles during a press conference at Halas Hall, Monday Jan. 31, 2022. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times | Anthony Vazquez, Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times The Bears chairman refused to detail the length of the contract he gave GM Ryan Poles… Continue reading George McCaskey got his GM — just don’t ask him for how long

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Statues outside Wrigley Field removed for refurbishing — will eventually form new “Statue Row” of Cubs greats outside ballpark

The Ron Santo statue outside of Wrigley Field | Sun-Times Media The Ron Santo and Billy Williams statues were removed from outside the ballpark Monday. Statues of Ron Santo and Billy Williams were removed from their homes outside Wrigley Field on Monday to make room for a sports betting site at the corner of Addison… Continue reading Statues outside Wrigley Field removed for refurbishing — will eventually form new “Statue Row” of Cubs greats outside ballpark

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Monday’s high school basketball scores

Bradley-Bourbonnais’s Anthony Kemp (3) makes his way around Andrew’s Arnas Sakenis (34). | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times All the scores from around the area. Please send scores or corrections to [email protected] Monday, January 31, 2022 CATHOLIC – CROSSOVER St. Rita at Providence-St. Mel, 7:00 CHICAGO PREP Holy Trinity at Ida Crown, 7:45 Northtown at Hope… Continue reading Monday’s high school basketball scores

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Ryan Poles calls assistant GM ‘critical,’ says he’ll evaluate rest of front office

Bears general manager Ryan Poles speaks about what the he hopes to bring to the Bears organizations during a press conference at Halas Hall, Monday Jan. 31, 2022. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times | Anthony Vazquez, Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Before Ryan Poles took the Bears’ general manager job, he told chairman George McCaskey he wanted an assistant GM… Continue reading Ryan Poles calls assistant GM ‘critical,’ says he’ll evaluate rest of front office

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Chicago welcomes 472 new citizens: ‘My heart is so happy’

500 new citizens from 82 countries recite the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. while being sworn in as U.S. citizens at the Auditorium Theatre on Monday. | Brian Rich/Sun-Times The naturalization ceremony was the first held at the Auditorium Theatre. Emma Apayart’s father always told her the U.S. was the “land of honey.” Now,… Continue reading Chicago welcomes 472 new citizens: ‘My heart is so happy’

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Meijer to Offer Free At-Home Rapid COVID Tests. Here’s How to Sign Up

Midwest superstore chain Meijer announced Monday it will be the first major retailer to provide at-home COVID-19 tests to customers free of charge. Through a partnership with testing company eTrueNorth, the Michigan-based retailer will offer at-home PCR tests at its more than 254 pharmacies, according to a news release from the company. Those interested in… Continue reading Meijer to Offer Free At-Home Rapid COVID Tests. Here’s How to Sign Up

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Truck driver arrested in connection with deadly San Marcos hit-and-run crash

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A Hondo man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash involving a box truck that killed an 18 year old from Houston earlier this month, the City of San Marcos said Monday. The city said the Medina County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jordan Michael Sannicola, 28, without incident on Saturday.… Continue reading Truck driver arrested in connection with deadly San Marcos hit-and-run crash

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$500M Hines project planned near Tesla; Plan includes 2,500 single-family homes

AUSTIN (KXAN/ABJ) — A Houston-based real estate developer announced Jan. 20 that it has closed on 1,400 acres southeast of Tesla Inc.’s gigafactory that it intends to develop into a master-planned community that includes 2,500 single-family lots and 75 acres of commercial space. Representatives from Hines, along with its partners, said that Mirador will also… Continue reading $500M Hines project planned near Tesla; Plan includes 2,500 single-family homes

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Search continues for couple last seen in Pflugerville on Jan. 24

CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — The search for a couple at the center of a now-discontinued CLEAR Alert last week is still ongoing, Travis County authorities said Monday. Camerina Trujilo Perez, 38, was last seen around 5 a.m. on Jan. 24 in Pflugerville. A CLEAR Alert was issued for Perez on Jan. 26, indicating she may… Continue reading Search continues for couple last seen in Pflugerville on Jan. 24

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