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Jeff Vorva's Im-PRESS-ions: Here is the cowboy who is going to fix the USA

Jeff Vorva's Im-PRESS-ions: Here is the cowboy who is going to fix the USA

    Gather ‘round the campfire cowpokes and I’ll tell you a story about the sheriff who is going to fix America. See, there is this cowboy in Bealeton Virginia named Chris DeCarlo and he’s running for his county’s office of sheriff because he wants to “fix America.’’ His campaign people sent the Reporter a press release on quality stock paper in the real mail and they spelled my name right (bonus points!). The... Read more

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Brooke-ends: Marist senior makes history…

  The Illinois High School Association Class 4A state softball state championship between Marist and Lincoln-Way East was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. But at 5:30 p.m. the RedHawks players, coaches and fans were back in Chicago in the Marist cafeteria eating cake after listening to speeches about how great they were. The weather forecast in East Peoria forced the IHSA officials to schedule the game before noon and the Redhawks found morning glory with... 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

Opinion

Gorman was the force in getting Rauner e…

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Gorman was the force in getting Rauner elected

Liz Gorman, the Orland Township GOP Committeeman and Cook County Commissioner, and I did not get along originally. We were at odds until she showed up at a public discussion about fighting rising taxes and I got a chance to understand her.I realized Gorman opposed rising taxes as much as I did. I realized she was a “centrist” willing to push back on extremists not just in the Democratic Party on... Read more