Kane County Cougars Sweepstakes


Send us videos via our twitter page to enter for your chance to win pregame batting practice with the batting stance guy, Gar Rayness. Included in the sweepstakes are 2 box seats right behind the Kane County Cougars dugout. Your videos must include your favorite batting stance of all time, that’s it! Remember, the crazier the better, but accuracy still counts. So make sure you know who you are doing and all of their nuances, but most importantly, just have fun!

  • Must be 13 or older to enter, with parental permission
  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Kane County Cougars are not liable for any injuries on the field
  • Cardinal fans are not eligible
  • Neither are White Sox fans
  • Text WININ14 to 1908 to verify entry
  • This is not a real contest
  • Winners will be drawn the second Wednesday of next week



Win Your Blackhawks Tickets Here


The easiest contest that you could ever win. Simply answer the poll on this page and then follow the rules and regulations to finalize your entry. The tickets for the Stanley Cup Final are going through the roof, why sit at home when you can join the crowd? 2 tickets to Game 1 of the Finals will be awarded to the winners. There are no 2nd or 3rd place winners. Join the crowd and cheer on your Chicago Blackhawks!

Rules for entry:

    • Simply answer the poll above
    • 21 to enter
    • Illinois resident
    • Not a relative of anyone in the Blackhawks organization
    • This contest is for tickets only!
    • This is not a real contest
    • Text 4togo to 2013 to finalize entry

Deacon Jones passes away at 74


NFL great David “Deacon” Jones passes away at 74

The NFL defensive linemen was credited for terming the word sack for how he knocked down the opposing quarterbacks.

“Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant,” said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. “His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother.”

Jones was the leader of the Rams fearsome foursome during the 1960’s. A 14th round draft pick out of Mississippi Valley State Jones made quite an impact, unofficially recording 173 and 1/2 sacks during his career. He was also the first defensive linemen to ever record 100 tackles in a season.

He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1980.

Joliet will not be new home for Immigration Detention Center


City of Joliet no longer in running for Immigration Detention Center

The city of Joliet found out on Monday evening that if the Chicago land area will be host to a new immigration detention center, it will not be in their city.

CCA apparently responded to the feedback given by the residents of Joliet, recognizing that a for-profit prison is not a good fit for our community,” newly elected City Councilman Jim McFarland said in a statement. “As a city, we can now start to focus on issues that directly affect the public good, such as the need to create sustainable high-paying jobs and confront crime in our neighborhoods.”