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From Jamaica to Rogers Park to the NFL's First Round for Laken Tomlinson

Drafted by the Lions, Tomlinson "never thought in my wildest dreams I'd get to a point like this."

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Laken Tomlinson Drafted by Detroit Lions in First Round

The ex-Lane Tech star and Rogers Park resident moved to Chicago from Jamaica when he was 10 years old.

Downtown »

The NFL is Here, But Traffic Isn't So Bad ... Yet

Downtown pedestrians and drivers seem to be coping with street closures near Grant Park. 

South Loop »

Brian Urlacher Says His Kids Were 'Over Me' Until Children's Book Came Out

The "Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher," by Sean Jensen, aims to inspire, inform kid readers.

Bucktown »

'Deflategate' Footballs Made With Leather From Chicago-Based Company

Bucktown-based Horween Leather Company has supplied leather for NFL footballs since the 1940s.

Downtown »

Chicago Psychic's Super Bowl Prediction: Seahawks 23, Patriots 19

One psychic: "If our gifts were that good with numbers we would be winning the lottery every week."

Auburn Gresham »

Darius Fleming, After Two Knee Injuries, Reaches Super Bowl XLIX

The St. Rita and Notre Dame grad, who missed the 2012 and '13 seasons, is a Patriots special teamer.

Roseland »

Chicago's Fabbians Ebbele Is 'Mr. Reliable' For Arizona Football Team

The Simeon graduate and NFL prospect has played in 50 consecutive games heading into the Fiesta Bowl.

Archer Heights »

After Injury, Former NFL Player Becomes Full-Time 'Computer Geek'

Curie graduate and former NFL defensive lineman Victor Adeyanju now stars in the tech world.

Woodlawn »

Jordan Lynch Strives To 'Keep Working Hard' While Waiting For NFL Call

The former Mount Carmel and NIU star is "a quarterback at heart" but would play any position in the NFL.

Edison Park »

Fans Frustrated with Jay Cutler and Tony Romo Can Vent at This Chicago Bar

Emerald Isle in Edison Park poked fun at the Bears' and Cowboys' quarterbacks with a Facebook promotion.

Woodlawn »

Simeon Rice Tries To Tackle Hollywood Like He Sacked Quarterbacks

The former Mount Carmel, Illinois and NFL star is the writer and director behind the movie "Unsullied."

Ashburn »

NFL QB, St. Rita Grad Mike Kafka Crowdfunding Hand-Warmer Product

The Northwestern graduate is the CEO for the Roo Inferno Series Hand Pouches.

South Loop »

Smokin' Jay Cutler Tumblr Thrives With Every Bears Loss, N.Y. Creator Says

The site devoted to the Bears' QB smoking a cigarette is more popular when they lose, says its founder.