A student’s odyssey through Wrigleyville

By Tacuma Roeback I tramped around Wrigleyville on a chilly October night in search of a World Series Game 4 story for my Journalism Methods class. I had squat. The deadline for my Features with a News Hook assignment was in less than 24 hours, and by hour number...

Students cover the World Series

Medill graduate journalism students recently captured the sights and sounds of the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series appearance since 1945. The students also had the historic opportunity to be in the center of Wrigleyville as the Cubs took down the Cleveland...

Homeless hope for World Series win

By Jacob Rogers Tyrone Brown is homeless, but he’s singing. “Spare a little,” the 62-year-old sings softly, shaking a clear plastic cup across the street from Wrigley Field. Most pass by only offering a glance. One man asks how he’s doing. “Not good,” Brown responds....

Ballhawking outside Wrigley Field

By Jennifer Lee He caught his first home run on the corner of Waveland and Kenmore, just beyond the left field bleachers. It was 1958. Gary “Moe” Mullins was an 8-year-old boy then, with a worn leather mitt on his left hand. With more than 6,000 home run catches,...

Little Ricky Wade’s Chicago Series Fever

By Rosie Langello Ricky Wade grabbed a pen and paper and quickly started scribbling. One hour later, his thought-turned-action transformed into a song soon to become viral. Frederic Peter Wade, 61, a self-proclaimed entrepreneur known as Little Ricky Wade, was at a...