Saturday December 15 3:38 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan




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Chicago Fire Soccer Club Announces Protected Players in Advance of 2018 MLS Expansion Draft


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today its list of protected players in advance of the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. CT, the Expansion Draft will provide FC Cincinnati with an opportunity to select up to five players in preparation for its inaugural MLS campaign in 2019.

Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires Forward Fabian Herbers


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced today it has acquired forward Fabian Herbers from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for a natural second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The 25-year-old is under contract for the 2019 MLS season with a club option for 2020.

Schweinsteiger, Nikolic Announced as 2018 Club Award Winners


The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced its 2018 award winners on Friday, naming Bastian Schweinsteiger Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, and forward Nemanja Nikolic as Golden Boot winner.

RailCats acquire infielder Figueroa from Atlantic League


The Gary SouthShore RailCats acquired infielder Steve Figueroa from the York Revolution of the Atlantic League on Wednesday (12/5/2018) to complete the trade that sent left-handed pitcher Austin Wright to York for future considerations on Sept. 10.

A Charming Production of "Plaid Tidings" at the Towle


**** Recommended **** After fifteen years of “Fabulous Fifties Christmas”, the brain trust at Hammond’s Towle Theater, Jeff Casey and Kevin Bellamy, decided it was time for a change, but not a huge one. It’s still the ‘50s, but they’ve gone Plaid! The cosmic VIP has given the Plaids another chance for a concert, this time at the Towle. You’ll love “Plaid Tidings”, a sweet, funny, feel-good holiday treat for everyone in the family. “Plaid Tidings” gets four Christmas candles (in lieu of spotlights).

‘Cats sign UTL Blodgett & RHP/OF Watkins to first pro contracts


The Gary SouthShore RailCats signed utilityman Gavin Blodgett and right-handed pitcher/outfielder Sean Watkins to their first professional baseball contracts on Monday (11/26/2018).

Boomers Re-Sign DiPasquale and Stutsman; Add Martinez and Sierra


The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, have returned right-handed pitchers Quinn DiPasquale and Dylan Stutsman, and have added right handed pitcher Erik Martinez and utility player Rayden Sierra to the 2019 roster.