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Looking for a connection in Chicago to cheer on when the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals face off in Super Bowl LVI Sunday?

Mike Thomas, former DuSable High School player is a backup wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Two Rams players — including starting center Dave Edwardswho played quarterback for Downers Grove North High School – originally from the suburbs.

Super Bowl Sunday: Bitter. Top: 20 Bottom: 15.

  • “This is crazy. This is insane! What’s wrong with us?” says Gina Stewart. The Rogers Park resident was talking about thieves who stole a backhoe on the south sideand transported him to his neighborhood to smash an ATM. (SCS)
  • Chicago’s anti-violence efforts come at a high personal cost for the interventionists in the street trying to stop the shooting. A new study shows they are undersupported and traumatised, reports Patrick Smith. (WBEZ)
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot hasn’t given up trying to convince the Bears continue to play at home at Soldier Field. Lightfoot told the Mully & Haugh Show on WSCR 670AM that she plans to present the team with a plan with very compelling financial benefits. (Room)
  • Detectives used surveillance video to identify and arrest a man accused of fatally shooting famous South Side dance coach Verndell Smith, whose studio was a haven for children. A judge has ordered Diontay Kimberly, 31, to be held without bail. (FOX32)
  • More kids are off track to graduating from high school. Many ninth graders had especially rock transition in high school last year without in-person course support and after school activities. Some got late in their virtual classrooms or while they were in quarantine, and are now struggling to catch up on missed credits, reports Kalyn Belsha. (chalk beat)

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Marc Konkol

About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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