Peace out: Queen of Peace plays its final basketball game ever

Peace out: Queen of Peace plays its final basketball game ever

     Photo by Jeff Vorva Assistant coach Alex Shimko hugs his sister, Kara, as Erin Foley and Kelly Mason sadly look on after Queen of Peace lost the final game in school history Monday night. The school is set to close after this school year.   In light of the school closing after this semester, the happy ending would have been for Queen of Peace’s basketball team to go out and win the Illinois... Read more


Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: It's a waiting…

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: It's a waiting game for Moraine stars

  Food for thought for those who aren’t very hungry: I figured that when I was going to talk to Moraine Valley Community College sophomore star players Erin Drynan and Michelle Borgen, they would tell me all about the colleges around the country that want to gobble them up. I figured they would tell me they are receiving mountains of mail and recruiters from colleges across the country are kicking holes in their front doors to get a... 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


Fate of Catholic schools is in hands of …


  If there is one thing that is certain, a private school education can no longer be taken for granted. And for residents who have grown up in Chicago and the southwest suburbs, I can specifically point to Catholic schools. I had worked for a Chicago paper for many years and reported on numerous closings. Since 2000, many schools have closed their doors due to low enrollment. In Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood,... Read more