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'Mr.' Chigas impressed Windy City Thunderbolt skipper in debut

'Mr.' Chigas impressed Windy City Thunderbolt skipper in debut

Photo by Jeff Vorva Oak Lawn graduate Chris Chigas pitched 3 1-3 innings in the Windy City Thunderbolts season opener last Thursday.   In the first inning of the first game of the season, a fan sitting in the stands behind home plate bellowed “Bring in Chigas.’’ Two innings later, Chigas was brought in. Chris Chigas, the lone player on the Windy City Thunderbolts from the area (a Bridgeview native who went to Oak Lawn... Read more

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Fire and Red Stars analysis and notes

Fire and Red Stars analysis and notes

 Photo by Jeff Vorva Arturo Alvarez jumps over DeMarcus Beasley (left) and goalie Tyler Deric prior to scoring the lone goal in Saturday’s 1-0 Fire win over Houston. PORTLAND TIMBERS AT CHICAGO FIRE WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Toyota Park, Bridgeview FIRE RECORD: 2-5-4 PORTLAND RECORD: 4-6-3 LAST TIME: Portland, the defending MLS champ, beat the Fire 1-0 Aug. 7 in Portland thanks to a Fanendo Adi goal in the 22nd minute. Fire makes Dynamo suffer   A little more than 24 hours after Chicago... 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

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Graduates face a new high tech world

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This is the time of year for proms and graduations. Smiling faces are abundant this month as families and students have plenty of reason to celebrate. My daughter graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Saturday. Like other proud parents, it was a great day for our family. Along with taking photos and listening to the speakers at the ceremony, I could see many delighted graduates waving to parents and... Read more