Bad end to historic season

HBSA president reports $20,000 worth of equipment swiped The historic first season had just ended for the Hills Baseball and Softball Association, but the league experienced a bigger loss than in any game played this summer.Four pieces of field maintenance equipment valued at approximately $20,000 were reported stolen Monday from a storage locker at the league’s complex, 9900 S. 76th Ave., Hickory Hills.League President George Czarnik suspects someone who was familiar... Read more


Lights, camera, action

Lights, camera, action

Baseball teams can begin using video equipment during game  For years television stations have used teasers to promote their local news shows, often promising “film at 11.”  Soon high school baseball coaches will adopt the same sort of tactic, except their film will actually be a more advanced form of video recording that can — and probably will — be shown anytime and anywhere.  The National Federation of State High School Associations ruled last month that, beginning in... Read more

Out and About

broaden your horizons

This week Womantalk discussionThe Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, will host its monthly Womantalk coffee hour and discussion on Tuesday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ladies are invited to join the discussion of Simple Abundance and other readings by Sarah Ban Breathnach. There is no cost, but advance reservations are required. Ladies are invited to bring a picnic lunch if they would like to stay after the... Read more


No charge for car battery and bonus buck…


I recently purchased a new battery for my car, but the transaction was unlike any other I’ve experienced. I stopped at a local auto parts store, asked if they had a battery for my make and model and if they would install it. Within minutes, the new battery was in, the old one was out, and I was standing at the front counter waiting to settle up.That’s where the confusion... Read more