Extra Extra: Sandra Bland Laid To Rest This Morning
Hundreds of people gathered at a Lisle church this morning to say goodbye to Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Illinois woman who was arrested during a traffic stop in Texas and died in a jail cell earlier this month. The service was attended by both family and supporters, all still seeking answers as the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding her death. [Tribune]
Everyone's trying to figure out the meaning behind those wolf sculptures at 11th and Wabash; Yelp might provide some clues. [DNAinfo Chicago]
Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman is coming to the defense of Hulk Hogan after the wrestling superstar was fired from the WWE this week for his use of racial slurs that were uncovered in previous interviews. [Sun-Times]
If you were planning on going to the Kid Rock show tomorrow at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, it's been canceled after the singer lost his voice. A new date has been rescheduled for September 12 and original tickets will be honored. [ABC 7]
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson got a lot more than she bargained for when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game this week. Her boyfriend, Kansans City Chiefs player Andrew East, also proposed to her. [WGN]
Keep up with Chicagoist on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you by signing up for our newsletter. Feel free to purchase some official Chicagoist merchandise.