The 2016-17 basketball season has ended, but The Public League will continue to be very active in the spring and summer.

I might cover a handful of city championships later this spring. However, the vast majority of The Public League’s coverage in the coming months will continue to focus on football and boys basketball.

It will shift slightly, however. This site will be more feature-oriented in the spring and summer. The plan is to produce feature stories on the city’s athletes, coaches, alumni and others.

I will attend AAU events, 7-on-7 passing league events and showcases to do so. I’m always looking for story ideas, however. If you have a story idea you’d like to share, please send an email to

With all of that being said, the Public League won’t publish any stories this week, and possibly all of next week. I am in the process of building a recruiting database of CPS basketball players. The goal of the database, as I wrote earlier this week, is to help Chicago Public League basketball players connect with college coaches and find the right college program.

Once the database is built and marketed properly, The Public League will return to what I think it’s done since launching in July of 2016: provide the type of in-depth, unique content that the Chicago Public League deserves.

Please sign up for a subscription, if you’re interested in consuming that type of content in the ensuing months. The cost is minimal — only $5-per-month — and each subscription helps ensure that this independently-run website lasts for a long time.

Thank you for reading,

Eric Van Dril

Founder/editor, The Public League