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



JEFF VORVA'S EXTRA POINT: Big games and bad weather bring out goofiness in football players

Photo by Jeff Vorva Nazareth lineman Gavin Smith was one of a handful of Roadrunners who did snow angels after beating St. Laurence to get to the Class 5A title game.   There is something about Mother Nature colliding with a big game that brings out the goofball in some football players. A few years ago, I covered the final regular-season game of a team that hadn’t been to the playoffs in ages and after it won its 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


Relax and enjoy Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving is just one week away. That means this weekend we will be cleaning up the house because will be hosting the event. This is also a time of the year when you realize that the holiday season collides with each other. At least it seems that way. When you are a kid, you can’t wait for the next big event, which is Christmas. Time sort of stands still for youngsters... Read more