Area mayors irked with Rauner's budget plans

Area mayors irked with Rauner's budget plans

The welcome mat is out in Oak Lawn for Gov. Bruce Rauner.   But the fight may be on against him in Palos Hills.   Some interesting reactions came from local mayors last week follwing Rauner's budget address last Wednesday.   “I would like to invite him to Oak Lawn anytime,” Mayor Sandra Bury said last week in reaction to Rauner’s proposed 50 percent cutback in towns’ annual share... Read more


Denied, but not downtrodden

  HEADLINE: Denied, but not downtrodden SUBHEAD: After falling to Rams, Bulldogs bounce Spartans   By Ken Karrson Sports Editor               There was no perfect 10, or even an imperfect one, awaiting Richards this season.             Extending their string of consecutive conference championships to 10 was going to require the Bulldogs to seek plenty of outside help. A series of early losses in South Suburban Conference crossover games saw to that, and they did themselves no favor by dropping a Red Division... 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


Pitchers and catchers have reported and …


We’ve endured freezing cold temperatures for several days and continue to look at the snow that fell on Super Bowl Sunday. Face it; winter is getting old real fast. But four magical words help me cope and realize that the frozen tundra won’t last forever: “pitchers and catchers report.”   Cubs and White Sox pitchers and catchers reported last Thursday and Friday, respectively. The rest of the players arrived... Read more