The Independent

BREAKING: White Sox sign Dallas Keuchel to three-year contract

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2019

The Chicago White Sox signed left-handed starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to three-year contract, $55.5 million dollar option with a vested fourth year option. The 2015 Cy Young winner spent the 2019 season with the Atlanta Braves, going 8-8 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.367 WHIP. After failing to attract the type of free agent...

BREAKING: Donald Trump becomes third U.S. President to be impeached

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

In an historic vote Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 230-197 to impeach Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power, making him the third president in U.S. history to get impeached. The House quickly voted 229-198 on a second article of impeachment, which charges Trump with obstruction of Congress. In a vote...

Opinion | Lizzo is judged by her behavior, not her race or sex

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2019

Grammy Award nominee Lizzo sparked controversy when she appeared at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Lakers' matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. From the front, her outfit was nondescript, bordering on conservative. The back of her outfit, however, revealed a strategically removed portion of a dress that revealed...

Nick Hexum of 311 performing at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom | Photo by: Matthew Rago

Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down

December 17, 2019

101WKQX concluded their annual The Nights Before Christmas concert series Sunday with its most balanced l...

Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant | Photo by: Matthew Rago

Cage The Elephant and Angels & Airwaves concert review

December 13, 2019

101WKQX has an incredible knack for recruiting premier rock acts to perform at relatively intimate venues, ...

“Sheep” – Smile Empty Soul Review

December 7, 2019

Back in 2003, Smile Empty Soul seemed primed for major breakthrough. Their eponymous album, which fe...

BREAKING: White Sox miss out on Hamels, Wheeler

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

Two days ago, there was speculation that the Chicago White Sox were interested in adding two free agent starting pitchers.  On Wednesday, the White Sox watched their two primary targets sign elsewhere. The Sox had been tied to former New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler and former Chicago Cubs lefty Cole Hamels. Hamels,...

Katharina Losacco | Photo by: Matthew Rago

NEIU Artist Spotlight: Katharina Losacco

December 4, 2019

Northeastern Illinois University alumna Katharina Losacco is an aspiring poet unafraid of projecting the...

Shayna Baszler, Becky Lynch and Bayley underwhelm in the main event. | Photo by: Uproxx

WWE Survivor Series: highlights, grades and analysis

November 24, 2019

WWE returned to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., for the 32nd edition of their annual Survivor Series...

Shayna Baszler, Becky Lynch and Bayley underwhelm in the main event. | Photo by: Uproxx

WWE Survivor Series predictions

November 21, 2019

WWE returns to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., for its annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. Following ...

White Sox ink All-Star Yasmani Grandal to four-year deal

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The Chicago White Sox signed All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million  contract, the team announced Thursday. The contract is the largest in franchise history from a monetary standpoint.  Grandal, 30, is coming off an All-Star 2019 campaign which saw him .246 with 28 home runs and 77 for the Milwaukee...

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The Madden Curse is real

October 22, 2019

When reigning MVP and Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes went down in the second quarter...

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