CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

CSN to televise White Sox "Mayor Daley Night' pre-game ceremony (Wed. Aug. 3)

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO TELEVISE MAYOR DALEY NIGHT PRE-GAME CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Coverage to begin at 6:30 PM on Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live featuring a live interview with Mayor Daley, followed by the on-field pre-game ceremony and video tribute, plus Daley to stop by the Comcast SportsNet White Sox announcing booth during the game!

Chicago, IL (August 1, 2011) In celebration of lifelong Chicago White Sox fan Richard M. Daley, Comcast SportsNet has announced it will carry the teams live pre-game ceremony honoring the former Mayor of Chicago prior to the White Sox vs. New York Yankees match-up on Wednesday, August 3. During the pre-game ceremony, Daley will be presented with the 2011 Roland Hemond Award for his 22 years of dedicated service to the city of Chicago.

Beginning at 6:30 PM, Feldco White Sox Pre-Game Live hosts Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton will be live at U.S. Cellular Field to kick-off Comcast SportsNets coverage of Mayor Daley Night, which will feature a live, on-field interview with Daley. Prior the 7:10 PM scheduled first pitch between the White Sox and Yankees, Comcast SportsNet will carry the Daley ceremony in its entirety, which will include a special video for the Mayor, the presentation of gifts in recognition of his service to the city and the ceremonial first pitch.

During the course of the game, Daley is also scheduled to stop by the White Sox announcing booth for a live, on-air chat with announcers Ken Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone. Galaxie White Sox Post Game Live airs immediately following the contest showcasing a complete game recap and video highlights from Mayor Daley Night. CSNChicago.com will also provide video highlights immediately following the conclusion of the ceremony.

Viewers can also look forward to additional White Sox-Yankees coverage on GMC SportsNet Central immediately following the game and throughout the series. Plus - White Sox Insider Brett Ballantini provides the very latest White Sox news 247 on CSNChicago.com and via Twitter @CSNChi_Beatnik.

Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man's life at an airport

Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man's life at an airport

Jerrell Freeman played hero at an Austin airport on Sunday.

The Bears linebacker was grabbing a bite to eat before his flight to head back to Chicago for training camp when he noticed a man choking.

Freeman said an older lady tried to perform the Heimlich maneuver on the man but didn't have enough strength. That's when Freeman stepped in, and after a couple attempts, saved his life.

“I grabbed him and tried to squeeze the life out of him,” Freeman told the Chicago Tribune. “You’ve got to push in and up. So I did that and he started throwing up what he was choking on. I asked him if he was all right and he shook his head like ‘No!’

“I grabbed him again and hit him again with it. And when I put him down the second time, his eyes got big. He was like, ‘Oh, my god! I think you just saved my life, man!’ It was crazy.”

Freeman tweeted a picture after it happened:

Freeman, 31, said he had never done the Heimlich maneuver before, but his mom is a nurse and had talked to him about it. He just did what he heard, and thankfully it worked.

32 Days to Kickoff: Joliet Catholic Academy

32 Days to Kickoff: Joliet Catholic Academy

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Joliet Catholic Academy

Head coach: Jake Jaworski

Assistant Coaches: Dave Douglas, Jimmy Sharp, Jake Ziesmer, Mark Mettille, Josh Greenback, Tim Swanson, Chris Kinsella, Cory McLaughlin

How they fared in 2016: 1-8 (1-6 East Suburban Catholic Conference), missed the 2016 IHSA state playoff field

2017 Regular Season Schedule:

August 25th @ Geneva

September 1st vs Wheaton North

September 8th vs St. Patrick

September 15th @ Niles Notre Dame

September 22nd vs Marian Central Catholic

September 29th @ Nazareth Academy

October 6th vs Benet Academy

October 13th vs Marian Catholic

October 20th @ Marist

Biggest storyline: Can Joliet Catholic rebound from it's disappointing 2016 season?

Names to watch this season: Senior RB Ke'von Johnson, Senior OL/DL Shane Raber

Biggest holes to fill: The Hillmen will need to reload on the defensive line and at linebacker this summer.

EDGY's Early Take: So how historically bad was the JCA 2016 football season? You need to go back to the late 1940s before you find another one win season in the Joliet Catholic football history books. First year head coach and JCA alum Jake Jaworski replaces Hall of Fame head coach Dan Sharp this fall. If anything positive came from the 2016 season it's that the Hilltoppers got playing time for a very young team and welcomes back 13 starters (9 offense, 4 defense) this season. This program has the potential to become one of the top turnaround stories for the 2017 season.