Evergreen Park caregiver helps save senior’s life

Evergreen Park resident Judy Quinn Knasiak, a home care provider, spends her days helping people in their homes, or putting families in touch with caregivers. But last week, she very likely saved the life of one of her clients.           Quinn Knasiak, who is a community liaison in addition to being a care provider with Health Advocates in Palos Heights, explained that she spends two days a week with her 70-year-old... Read more


'He is ridiculous'

'He is ridiculous'

   Photo by Jeff Vorva Brother Rice’s Ricky Smalling stiff-arms Mt. Carmel defender Avery Saffold during a touchdown reception.    Brother Rice junior receiver Ricky Smalling has already dazzled some college scouts and local media in recent weeks. He’s not a local secret any more. His performance on Friday night showed a little more of the world what he is all about with more Chicago reporters present and Comcast SportsNet Chicago rolling its cameras. Playing against favored Mt. Carmel, he... 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


Death brings out the kindness of this ca…


Death brings out the kindness of this caregiver

     Have you ever wondered how some people choose their career? Home Health Caregiver, Christina Thompson of Chicago said she found a passion for her profession after two people she was caring for, as a favor, died simultaneously. Well, it wasn’t exactly at the same time but according to Christina, they passed within 12 hours of each other. I’d say that qualifies, wouldn’t you? We hear about these things with elderly,... Read more