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As roller derby evolves, sport leaders look to improve safety

As roller derby evolves, sport leaders look to improve safety

Four years after the Drew Barrymore film Whip It and the new wave of derby girls the movie brought to the rink, changes in flat track roller derby are aimed at improving skater safety as the sport evolves. Once a month at U.I.C. Pavilion, people can experience a bout of hard-hitting action from the Windy […]

Editorial: Do we need a federal gun control law?

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Editorial: Do we need a federal gun control law?

After the Jonylah Watkins funeral last month, and the recent death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, debate over the proposed assault weapons ban in Illinois has legislators outside Chicago and those representing inner-city districts staunchly divided over this time-sensitive issue.  While visiting Chicago area churches Saturday and Sunday, Gov. Quinn said, “We’ve got to show in […]

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