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It was business unusual for Palos Township

It was business unusual for Palos Township

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Mike Wolf of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood was one of the protesters chanting during Monday night’s Palos Township general meeting.  A little snow on the ground on Monday did not stop the activists who have been packing into Palos Township Board meetings since July to protest Trustee Sharon Brannigan, whose resignation they are demanding because of posts on social media that some people found offensive to Muslims and people... Read more

Sports

SXU women enjoying life back at No. 1

SXU women enjoying life back at No. 1

Photo by Jeff Vorva SXU’s Chanel Fanter scores on a layup Saturday against Judson University. Fanter had 22 points and the Cougars rolled, 95-51.   It never gets old. For the third season in a row, St. Xavier University’s women’s basketball team has been ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Division II polls after spending a little time this season at No. 2. The first time it happened was two Decembers ago and it was a novelty. Coach Bob... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more

Opinion

Time is right for opening door to new po…

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Time is right for opening door to new possibilities

Photo by Claudia Parker Claudia Parker is retiring as a columnist so she can pursue other projects, like this recent assignment taking photos of a 2017 graduate.   “When one door closes, another one opens…” --Alexander Graham Bell Cheers to new beginnings! Last Saturday, I shot senior portraits for a 2017 graduate who said, “Do whatever you want,” she shrugged. “You’re the photographer, I trust you.” My mind looped with endless possibilities. “I’ve got this,” I told... Read more