Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues


FILE – In this June 27, 1985, file photo, Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Simone will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The jazzy and soulful Simone, who died in 2003, was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and influenced the likes of Alicia Keys and Aretha Franklin. (AP Photo/Rene Perez, File)

#TheBIGS Presents: This Week’s Top 5 High School Hoopers

CHICAGO — Another great week of high school hoops is in the books! We had the “Battle Of Vincennes,” where Simeon went to Morgan Park and beat the Mustangs handily 70-57. We also traveled to Farragut to watch the Whitney Young Dolphins defeat the Admirals 63-54. Then we traveled to Mount Carmel, where the 10th annual Rose Shootout was held this past weekend. The latest installment of “#TheBigs Top Chicago High School Hoopers” brings a huge shakeup in the rankings as we have a new #1 hooper and a new entry to our rankings!

The American plutocracy gets its immoral tax bill


(—“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson said that about slavery, but he might well have been talking about what is now happening in Donald Trump’s Washington. Republicans are putting the finishing touches on a tax bill that takes from the poor to give to the rich. Then they plan to turn to savaging federal programs for the poor to make up for the deficits they’ve created.

Steelers on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) hauls in a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr (24) defending during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. The play set up the game-winning field goal. The Steelers won 39-38. (AP Photo/Don Wright)