Electricity and gas taxes rising in Oak Lawn

  Electricity and gas taxes are going up in Oak Lawn and that left one trustee grumbling. The Oak Lawn Board of Trustees Tuesday approved two ordinances that will raise the municipal utility tax on electricity and natural gas bills in the village—a move most trustees agreed was the best option available to generate funds needed for infrastructure improvements. Together, the taxes are expected to generate $2.5 million per year, which Finance Director... Read more


Royally flushed

  HEADLINE: Royally flushed SUBHEAD: Class 4A king knocked off twice by Crusaders   By Ken Karrson Sports Editor   The 2014 king got crowned in 2015. Providence Catholic ruled over all of Class 4A last spring, and chances are good the Celtics will not go down easily once this year’s postseason tournament commences. But while the future still holds promise, the present left Providence empty-handed. Brother Rice accomplished that twice last week, once in a pitchers’ duel and the second time in a... Read more

Out and About

Old Brosnan doesn’t bond well with audience in ‘November Man…

By Tony Pinto Pierce Brosnan is back in action as a wannabe James Bond. The man who actually played James Bond in “Goldeneye” nearly 20 years ago, is back trying to be an action star in the movie “The November Man.”      At 61, he’s still got something, but that might just be his appetite for on screen drinking.  Brosnan plays ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who, like Bond, is fond of the liquor.... Read more


Some more big, fat thoughts about us agi…


Some more big, fat thoughts about us aging baby boomers

There are more than 65 million Americans who are baby boomers -- people born between 1946 and 1964. This was the generation born after World War II, a war which took the lives of nearly 85 million people across the globe.I was born right in the middle and all my baby-boomer compatriots are “coming of age” boosting the steadily rising senior citizen population estimated to be one-fifth of the American... Read more