The Independent

Matthew Rago, Managing Editor

Jan 27, 2020
INTERVIEW: Joyous Wolf talks debut EP, brotherhood in music (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
INTERVIEW: Mark Tremonti talks Walk the Sky, history of Alter Bridge (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
WWE Royal Rumble grades and analysis (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant, daughter dead in helicopter crash (Story)
Jan 19, 2020
Patrick Kane 90th player to 1,000 points (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
The struggle and miracle of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Ranking: NEIU’s Top 10 rock concerts of 2019 (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
September Mourning talks new EP, bringing fantasy to life (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Like Machines talks social commentary, state of rock music (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
The NFL must remove Michael Vick from the Pro Bowl (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Dominik Kubalik is leading the Blackhawks’ youth movement (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Opinion | Rejecting discrimination against LGBTQ+ community (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Opinion | Trump’s economy is an extension of Obama’s (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Legalized. (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Concert review: Pop Evil and Like Machines rock the new year (Story)
Jan 03, 2020
BREAKING: U.S. to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Middle East (Story)
Jan 03, 2020
BREAKING: Bears extend Eddie Jackson (Story)
Jan 01, 2020
Opinion | El Hefe’s legal defense is disgusting (Story)
Dec 31, 2019
BREAKING: Chicago Bears fire Mark Helfrich, three others (Story)
Dec 30, 2019
“Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer” recap and review (Story)
Dec 28, 2019
Dissecting Alex DeBrincat’s slow start (Story)
Dec 26, 2019
Brent Seabrook to undergo three surgeries, placed on long-term injury reserve (Story)
Dec 25, 2019
BREAKING: Chicago White Sox Ink Edwin Encarnacion to one-year deal (Story)
Dec 24, 2019
NBCSports writer omits Patrick Kane from Top 10 list, Twitter laughs (Story)
Dec 23, 2019
All Time Low celebrates the 10-year anniversary of ‘Nothing Personal’ in Chicago (Story)
Dec 21, 2019
BREAKING: White Sox sign Dallas Keuchel to three-year contract (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
White Sox reportedly agree to deal with Gio Gonzalez (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
BREAKING: Donald Trump becomes third U.S. President to be impeached (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Revisiting the Nomar Mazara trade (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Opinion | Lizzo is judged by her behavior, not her race or sex (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Concert Review: 311, Highly Suspect and The Glorious Sons tear the house down (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Cage The Elephant and Angels & Airwaves concert review (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
“Sheep” – Smile Empty Soul Review (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
BREAKING: White Sox miss out on Hamels, Wheeler (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
NEIU Artist Spotlight: Katharina Losacco (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
WWE superstar Seth Rollins calls out Bears’ Eddy Piniero (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Hossa to the Hall? (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Dirty Honey talks sweet chart-topping success (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
HELLYEAH, ‘The Celebration of the Life of Vinnie Paul’ review (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Coldplay’s ordinary ‘Everyday Life’ (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
America’s desensitization to mass shootings (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Lifeline for the lazy (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
NEIU display for Polish Heritage Month (Story)
Nov 24, 2019
WWE Survivor Series: highlights, grades and analysis (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
WWE Survivor Series predictions (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
White Sox ink All-Star Yasmani Grandal to four-year deal (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Rick Hahn’s five worst free agent signings (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Anthony Davis teases signing with the Bulls (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Armchair Creative: Reviving the Cruiserweight Division (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
CM Punk returns to WWE (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
White Sox retain Jose Abreu on three-year contract (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Ranking the top 10 teams of the decade (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
White Sox of the future: right field (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Eight Criminally Underrated Bands You Need To Hear (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
The dire state of Chicago sports (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Evaluating GarPax’s draft history (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
The era of vanity, insecurity and narcissism (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Intolerance runs rampant in the White House (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
DACA under assault from Trump and the U.S. Supreme Court (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Eloy snubbed as Rookie of the Year finalist (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
Otherwise, ‘Defy’ album review (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Chicago Teachers Union strike (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Keep Calm and Rend-on (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Crown Jewel Grades and Analysis (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Five most misused WWE stars (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
The Bulls need more out of Lauri Markkanen and Co. (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Have the Blackhawks moved on from Brent Seabrook? (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
WWE Crown Jewel match card and predictions (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
Is Coby White the real deal? (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
“Trailblazing” Toni Harris: the first woman to receive a four-year football scholarship (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Robin Lehner has solved the Hawks’ Crawford question (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
The Harlem Quartet impresses at Jewel Box (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Evaluating LeBron James’s legacy: Does he compare to Jordan? (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
White Sox of the Future: Center Field (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Trubisky and Nagy are officially on the hot seat. What about Pace? (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Arguments for and against equal pay for the USWNT (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Are Bowman and Colliton on the hot seat? (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Money over everything: The Saudi-WWE agreement (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Investigating his inheritance: Joe Maddon’s move to the Angels (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Some accomplishments are Bryceless (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
4 Ups, 7 Downs from WWE Draft (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
The Madden Curse is real (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Way-too-early NBA Award predictions (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Armchair Creative: Salvaging Shinsuke Nakamura (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
White Sox of the Future: Third Base (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Yoan Moncada vs. Javier Báez (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Alter Bridge and Skillet Concert Review (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Six Up-and-Coming Rock Bands You Need to Hear (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
AEW Dynamite Grades and Analysis (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Armchair Creative: Reviving Braun Strowman (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Three Quarterbacks on the hot seat (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Examining Jonathan Toews’ legacy (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Does Defense Win Championships? (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
White Sox of the future: Second base (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Cancel culture: use responsibly (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Hell in a Cell Grades and Analysis (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
WWE Clash of Champions: Final Verdict (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
White Sox of the future: first base (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Wednesday night wars (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Blackhawks offseason review (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Shooting down gun law misconceptions (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Andrew Luck Shocks The Football World: What Comes Next (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Chicago White Sox Breakdown: Catcher (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Secrets. Lies. Popularity. Drama. (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
The Trump administration has adopted the Southern Strategy…And it’s working to perfection (Story)
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