Suburbs still waiting for stalled funds

Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett views the recent turn of events in Springfield during the past week much like someone who is determining if the glass is either half empty or half full. The House Democrats and Republicans voted 115-1-0 to allow funds to be released for the motor fuel tax, video gaming and the 911 dispatch centers on Nov. 10. However, the glass became half empty when it was learned... Read more


Marist ready for Loyola in state title g…

Marist ready for Loyola in state title game

      photo by Jeff Vorva Marist senior defensive lineman John Carmody was honest. The kid is a part of the Class of 2016, which had a losing record as freshman, a losing record as sophomores and last year’s 4-5 mark on the varsity. The seniors also experienced a season in which they were 5-4 and lost their last two regular season games to Nazareth and Joliet Catholic. Out of 526 teams to ever play in a state title game,... 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


A Thanksgiving tale featuring Jack and R…


  We often hear that Thanksgiving gets lost between bags of candy collected at Halloween and wrapping presents for Christmas. Well, this is a Thanksgiving tale. Let me introduce you to my Uncle Jack. Jackie Lynn was a fun-loving and sometimes sarcastic individual. He was the younger brother of my mother. He was a free spirit who did not suffer fools lightly. But he was loyal and hard-working. He liked to have a... Read more