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Two Stagg alums die in motorcycle mishaps

  Stagg math teacher John Daniels came to school Monday and found out the bad news that one of his former geometry students, Amy Reed, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Joliet the night before. His day was about to get worse.Daniels, who is also coach of the boys basketball team, found out that night that a former player of his, Giedrius Lisnicenka, was driving a motorcycle Monday night in Palos... Read more

Sports

Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Conference Red matchup between cross-town rivals Oak Lawn and Richards pretty much rated that comparison. Here’s how Spartans coach Sean Lucas described his team’s foe:  “They’re not the big Richards teams of the past, but they are fast,” he said. “Our kids battled them and a... Read more

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Old Brosnan doesn’t bond well with audience in ‘November Man…

By Tony Pinto Pierce Brosnan is back in action as a wannabe James Bond. The man who actually played James Bond in “Goldeneye” nearly 20 years ago, is back trying to be an action star in the movie “The November Man.”      At 61, he’s still got something, but that might just be his appetite for on screen drinking.  Brosnan plays ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who, like Bond, is fond of the liquor.... Read more

Opinion

Letters to the Editor from 10-2-14

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AN EARLY CHRISTMASDear Editor:  The elections must be coming.  The politicians are fixing streets, upgrading transportation, breaking ground for cool new projects, and working on laws to help the middle class.  What a wonderful time of the year. Like an early Christmas.Paul KristofekHickory Hills WON’T BE DRAGGED INTO THE MUDDear Editor:  Recently, the campaign of Scott Hollis, a candidate for village trustee, sent thousands of vicious emails to residents of Oak Lawn. The political smear... Read more