If it's any consolation....

If it's any consolation....

Photo by Jamie Seed/NJCAA Moraine Valley assistant coach Sean Mackey takes a selfie of the women's basketball team during nationals in Arkansas.   Moraine Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team’s quest for a national championship was dashed Tuesday, but the Cyclones can still bring some hardware back home. Unlike some national tournaments, which are single elimination, the Cyclones will still be hanging around Harrison, Arkansas, for a few days as they compete in the... Read more


Fire analysis: Signing of Schweinsteiger…

Fire analysis: Signing of Schweinsteiger a sound soccer decision

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Fire The Fire’s acquisition of German star Bastian Schweinsteiger brings the team a player who has won at several levels.  MONTREAL IMPACT AT CHICAGO FIRE WHEN: 2 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Toyota Park, Bridgeview FIRE’S RECORD: 1-1-1 MONTREAL’S RECORD: 0-1-2 NOTEWORTHY: This could mark the home debut for new Fire player Bastian Schweinsteiger. Montreal’s Patrice Bernier has played 200 games and logged 15,000 minutes for the Impact. He’s been with the team since 2000.   Kicker -- CHICAGO FIRE... Read more

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‘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


Chuck Berry’s music was out of this worl…


Chuck Berry’s music was out of this world

  We live in a world of hyperbole, thanks in large part to reality TV and social media. Someone is said to be the king of this or the queen of that. When these titles are so easily thrown around they have little meaning. The late Michael Jackson was a great singer and an outstanding performer. He was referred to as the “King of Pop.” I’m not sure what that actually means.... Read more