Menu

News

It wasn't easy but McAuley wins 15th state title

It wasn't easy but McAuley wins 15th state title

Photo by Jeff Vorva McAuley volleyball players show off their championship trophy to their fans Saturday at Redbird Arena in Normal.   NORMAL – Of course it was going to go three sets. Of course it was not going to be easy. But in the end, Mother McAuley, ranked No. 1 in in the nation by prepvolleyball.com, hoisted the Illinois High School Association Class 4A championship trophy after beating Minooka 25-19, 19-25, 25-19 Saturday night... Read more

Sports

Seconds count for area teams

Seconds count for area teams

    Photo by Jeff Vorva Josh Strama of Stagg drives against Willowbrook on Friday in a loss. The Chargers finished second in the 20th John McBride Tournament after beating Nazareth on Saturday.   When presented with the notion that Stagg’s basketball team is a particularly experienced group given it has three three-year varsity starters, Tom Kazanecki demurred. “Well, I only started the last game of my sophomore year,” the 6-foot-7 center said, “so I guess …” But there was no guessing... Read more

Out and About

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

Continuing to give after Thanksgiving

Columns

The advancement of social media has created changes in our society in how we think and even what we celebrate. I have become aware this fall of the emergence of #GivingTuesday. When I opened up my email this past Tuesday morning, I saw at least 10 references to this particular charitable cause. But I have a confession to make. Until last month, I had never heard of #GivingTuesday. Park Lawn, a... Read more