Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Compared to 2015, this isn't brain surgery

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Compared to 2015, this isn't brain surgery

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Shepard Athletic Director Curry Gallagher gets in some swimming practice in September with the Astros girls team.     One thing about Shepard athletic directors, they do some interesting things. Gwaine Perkins jumped out of an airplane in 2011 as a part of a retirement gift. Five years later, Curry Gallagher is trying something that might not be as dangerous but hasn’t been always easy so far. He plans on participating in one... Read more


McAuley No. 1 in the nation in volleybal…

McAuley No. 1 in the nation in volleyball

Photo by Jeff Vorva Mother McAuley’s volleyball team is ranked high in the in the nation in three polls, including No. 1 by Volleyball regionals began this week and last week, Mother McAuley’s team picked up a nice surprise as the Mighty Macs were ranked No. 1 in the nation by McAuley, 33-1 heading into this week’s regional action, is also ranked fifth by USA Today and 14th by Max Preps. The postseason started Monday and regional... 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


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The presidential nominees have discussed the state of the national economy – that is when they take a break from calling for a jail sentence for one candidate while the other is accused of not being fit for office. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, expected conditions over the next six months should improve. However, that as offset by significantly weaker inventories and hard-to-fill job openings. Conditions in Illinois typically... Read more