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Ross developed a close bond with Bryant, Rizzo during the 2016 season, but now he “works” for the duo By James Neveau NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have tickled the funny bones of fans with their “Bryzzo” videos, and now they have a new intern helping out with their fictional company. Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross is tearing it up on the dance floor as he enjoys his retirement, but another one of his new gigs isn’t going quite so well, as evidenced in a new video. That gig is as an “intern” for the fictional “Bryzzo” company, a marketing scheme by Major League Baseball and starring Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo. The duo came out with a new video touting the merits of their company, which “puts the ding in dinger,” but Ross’ skills as an intern are sorely lacking, as a new clip released on Friday reveals: Bryant’s deadpan questions about whether Ross is “doing his best” sound all too familiar to those trying to break into the business world, and while Ross clearly isn’t very good at getting milkshakes or the correct scones, we have to give him points for trying. Published 3 hours ago Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime
The Blackhawks sadly will not be posing with the Stanley Cup this summer, but which team should Hawks fans root for to hoist the trophy? With the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated from the postseason, there is one question on the minds of many fans: who should they root for as the NHL playoffs continue? Fortunately for those fans, NBC Chicago is here to help. There are several teams that we can eliminate right off the bat.
A home in the south suburbs was engulfed in flames Friday afternoon and residents in the area say they felt their homes shake and heard what sounded like an explosion. Sky 5 was over the scene at 163rd and Kedvale in unincorporated Markham where the home appeared to be entirely burned to the ground.
Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls will look to seize a 3-0 lead over the Boston Celtics in their best-of-seven series on Friday night. The Chicago Bulls currently hold an improbable 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics in their first round playoff series, and they’ll look to expand on that lead when they return home to the United Center on Friday night.
Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs will look to continue their two-game winning streak on Friday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. After snapping a four-game losing streak with two victories in a row, the Chicago Cubs are getting ready to hit the road as they’ll open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
A multi-vehicle crash on Route 41 near Waukegan shut down the roadway for several hours early Friday morning. Police said the crash happened around 2 a.m. just before the Old Skokie Road exit in North Chicago and involved three vehicles, two of which appeared rolled over at the scene. Few details were released by authorities but the Lake County Coroner confirmed one man was killed in the crash.
So far this year, it appears Chicago-area home buyers are trading some of the most popular neighborhoods and suburbs for more affordable options. According to a Crain’s Chicago analysis of sales data in the area, the first three months of the year took a shift from 2016. Miller + Miller Photography The data showed more people buying in the Irving Park and Near North parts of Chicago as well as in suburban Glendale Heights. The report looked for places where both the number of sales and the median price of homes that sold went up, and those where the average time it took to sell a home decreased. For single family homes in Chicago, Irving Park, Ashburn, Lincoln Square, Bridgeport, and North Center were named among the top.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence after lawyers asked that the former governor be given a new trial. The Blagojevich legal team had argued that in re-sentencing the former governor last year, Judge James Zagel failed to take into account what they maintain were flawed jury instructions, and evidence of Blagojevich’s substantial rehabilitation in prison—documented in scores of letters from his fellow inmates. “The jury was told to reject his defense based on conduct that now everyone agrees was lawful, which was his attempt to make a political deal to be on Barack Obama’s cabinet,” attorney Leonard Goodman said after Tuesday’s hearing.
The Obamas greet the Trumps at the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration and swearing in as president.
Just hours before the Chicago Bulls take on the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series, the team announced that point guard Rajon Rondo will be out “indefinitely.” Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 at Boston Tuesday night, the team announced. An exam revealed that he suffered a thumb fracture and while surgery is not required, he is “out indefinitely.” The Bulls stunned the basketball world with their 106-102 victory over the Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, then did it again on Tuesday night with a 111-97 win in Game 2 in Beantown.