If it's any consolation....

If it's any consolation....

Photo by Jamie Seed/NJCAA Moraine Valley assistant coach Sean Mackey takes a selfie of the women's basketball team during nationals in Arkansas.   Moraine Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team’s quest for a national championship was dashed Tuesday, but the Cyclones can still bring some hardware back home. Unlike some national tournaments, which are single elimination, the Cyclones will still be hanging around Harrison, Arkansas, for a few days as they compete in the... Read more


Shimko hire makes for a Peace-ful transi…

Shimko hire makes for a Peace-ful transition

Photo by Jeff Vorva George Shimko was named the first girls basketball coach in St. Laurence history.  It looks like most of the old gang is going to be back. Just across the street and in different uniforms. When Queen of Peace announced in January it was going to close, many players of its record-setting basketball team – as well as members of the student population in general -- were sad and worried about where they would end up... 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


Chuck Berry’s music was out of this worl…


Chuck Berry’s music was out of this world

  We live in a world of hyperbole, thanks in large part to reality TV and social media. Someone is said to be the king of this or the queen of that. When these titles are so easily thrown around they have little meaning. The late Michael Jackson was a great singer and an outstanding performer. He was referred to as the “King of Pop.” I’m not sure what that actually means.... Read more