The [Friday] Papers
"Take me out to the ballgame, and then take out a loan to pay for it," Jamie Sotonoff writes for the Daily Herald today.
"As the Chicago baseball season begins today, a new report shows both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox continue to rank among the most expensive teams to watch play.
"The cost of taking a family of four to see a Cubs game at Wrigley Field this year is estimated to be $305.60, and it'll cost $258.68 for a White Sox game, according to the 2011 Fan Cost Index, a dollar amount calculated annually by Wilmette-based Team Marketing Research."
A Brewers game, by contrast, costs a family of four $160.40.
Between the Brewers and the Packers . . . Wisconsin ain't bad.
Carl's Cubs Mailbag
He Ain't Heavy
"The 20-year-old Toews has two goals and two assists through three Western Hockey League playoff games with the Brandon Wheat Kings and was looking for more when the Wheaties hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers Thursday night at Winnipeg's MTS Centre.
"When your big brother is Jonathan Toews, Olympic hero and captain of the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, you're going to have to live with the 'he's J.T.'s little brother,' stuff."
A Jockey's Life
"Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high levels of toxic lead frequently lingered in the air last year outside an elementary school in the predominantly Latino enclave that is attended by nearly 500 children."
Health Care Reform
And apparently they did - and saved their jobs.
About Those Loafing Truck Drivers
Chicago's Human Stun Gun
The Week in Chicago Rock
The Week in WTF
American Dream Declared Dead As Final Believer Gives Up
The Beachwood Tip Line: A dream deferred.
Posted on April 1, 2011
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