She’s got the full package: the looks, the skills, the voice, the mouth to go to any bar and out-argue a man on any topic involving Chicago sports, the name, the brains, the love, the connects, the sense of humor that would make anyone (man or woman) struggle between wanting to ask for her hand in marriage or ask if she wouldn’t mind being your best friend. But the one thing that puts Sarah Spain over-the-top of most media starlets that wannabe the next Peggy Kazinski/Janet Davies/Mary Schmich is her ambition. She’s been able in the last year to parlay her wit and talents to go from Mouthpiecesports.com to convincing the Tribune Co. that they need to do something with her before someone else discovers her. And here’s the catch: She has a crew. Between her, Jullian Jesks and Molly Dapier, Charlie might need to come outta retirement. There’s some new Angels in town.
Best of Chicago 2009