'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


STATEMENT GAMES: Stagg's first title aft…

STATEMENT GAMES: Stagg's first title after 12-year drought worth bragging about

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Michal Wolan, a sophomore at Stagg, won a sectional title Saturday and helped his team to its first sectional title since 2003.  Stagg won its first boys tennis sectional championship since 2003 and Chargers coach John Daniels did a lot of bragging… …about his counterpart at Sandburg. From 2004 to 2015, Sandburg won 11 out of 12 titles (Marist won one in 2009) while Stagg was getting shut out. The first thing Daniels did after... 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


Memorial Day salute to my dad and all ve…


My father died nearly 11 years ago, but with Memorial Day quickly approaching, he is in my thoughts. My father grew up during the Great Depression and as World War II broke out, he signed up for duty. I remember him telling me that he was lying on the floor and listening to a Chicago Bears football game when a news bulletin broke in informing listeners of the bombing of Pearl... Read more