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Electricity and gas taxes rising in Oak Lawn

  Electricity and gas taxes are going up in Oak Lawn and that left one trustee grumbling. The Oak Lawn Board of Trustees Tuesday approved two ordinances that will raise the municipal utility tax on electricity and natural gas bills in the village—a move most trustees agreed was the best option available to generate funds needed for infrastructure improvements. Together, the taxes are expected to generate $2.5 million per year, which Finance Director... Read more

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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

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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

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This tune is getting old — would Chicag…

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This tune is getting old — would  Chicago just stop whining already?

   I’m so tired of listening to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel whine about how he can’t pay Chicago’s bills.That’s his problem, not mine. No one forced him to be mayor of one of the worst managed cities in America. He wanted that job. So man up, mayor! Make Chicago taxpayers pay for the city’s mistakes, not the suburbs. Emanuel is doing what every Chicago mayor has done over the years when faced... Read more