St. Laurence's Murphy ending an "absolutely unbelieveable" career

St. Laurence's Murphy ending an "absolutely unbelieveable" career

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Decades ago, St. Laurence officials wanted Terry Murphy to be the track and field coach after he helped turn the cross country team into a local power. He came into the job in 1983 with about as much confidence as a sumo wrestler ready to run the high hurdles. “It was very difficult and it was very confusing,” Murphy said. “I never coached track before and they asked me... Read more


Ortega, Regalado run wild in Palos, Fran…

Ortega, Regalado run wild in Palos, Frankfort races

Photo by Jeff Vorva Chicago Ridge's Roberto Ortega   Chicago Ridge’s Roberto Ortega and Oak Lawn’s Dan Regalado kept their hot running streaks alive over the weekend. Ortega won his second race in as many weekends as he claimed the championship in the 10K race portion of the ninth Southwest Half Marathon and 10K event, sponsored by Palos Hospital and CNB Bank, in Palos Heights on Sunday.  He won with a time of 38 minutes, 28 seconds. That comes on... 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


Remembering advice and smiles from mom


Charlotte Rose Lynn was born in 1927 and lived near Ogden Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. She had four brothers and two sisters and grew up during the Depression. I think about Charlotte Rose Lynn often. She was my mother and this Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother preferred to keep a positive attitude and described her life as a child as fun. It was my father, who also grew up near... Read more