Black Sox Opera Premieres In MinnesotaOperas about sports are rare but not unprecedented. Daniel Sonenberg's "The Summer King" about Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson, premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera in April 2017 after more than a decade of development.
Chicago Marks 100th Anniversary Of Its Deadliest Disaster, The Eastland ShipwreckOn July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a steamship preparing for an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana, capsized in the Chicago River near LaSalle Street, with about 2,500 people on board. More than 840 people were killed, including 22 families, when they became trapped after the ship toppled on its side.
DuPage Forest Preserves To Open New Century TrailAs part of its 100th anniversary, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District has put together a 100-mile biking and hiking trail linking existing trails.
Levine: Cubby Occurrence Mars Wrigley CentennialLeading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.