OL native and sound man from ‘Lebowski’ comes back home for renovation ceremony

OL native and sound man from ‘Lebowski’ comes back home for renovation ceremony

 Photo by Dermot Connolly Brian McCarty speaks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony near a renovated intersection in Oak Lawn at which he suffered injuries in an accident there 48 years ago. McCarty has gone on to have a career in Hollywood as a sound engineer and music arranger for films including “The Big Lebowski."     St. Gerald alumnus Brian McCarty waited almost a half of a century to see this day. Forty-eight years after receiving... 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


I Claudia: These survivors don't run fro…


I Claudia: These survivors don't run from a challenge

  Through Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, I’ve been privileged to meet many pediatric cancer survivors who are taking part in the Pediatric Oncology Survivorship Transition Challenge. The POST Challenge supplies pediatric survivors with a running mentor, like me, and training gear to help ensure their successful completion of the 8th Annual Running for Hope 5K run/walk in Oak Lawn, Saturday, June 7.      There’s a myth that says the laws of... Read more