RidgeFest’s dropping of national acts has mixed reaction

RidgeFest’s dropping of national acts has mixed reaction

  No Terrible Ted.   No Joan Jett. No Eddie Money. Speaking of money, admission prices have been slashed in half for Ridge Fest 2015, the Chicago Ridge summer festival now in its 26th year, but the lack of big-name musicians is getting decidedly mixed reviews from regular fest-goers.  “We were trying to bring down the price of admission,” said Chicago Ridge Mayor Charles Tokar recently, when asked about the event being held Thursday,... Read more


Brooke-ends: Marist senior makes history…

  The Illinois High School Association Class 4A state softball state championship between Marist and Lincoln-Way East was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. But at 5:30 p.m. the RedHawks players, coaches and fans were back in Chicago in the Marist cafeteria eating cake after listening to speeches about how great they were. The weather forecast in East Peoria forced the IHSA officials to schedule the game before noon and the Redhawks found morning glory with... Read more

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It’s The Rock vs. Rock in this shaky ride

It’s The Rock vs. Rock in this shaky ride

In the scope of summer blockbusters, “San Andreas” is as typical as a film can be. That may not be a bad thing for this film. Even though it’s not the most original of films, it still offers up a bit of fun. The film straddles the line between action and disaster film. Basically, the biggest earthquake in history hits along the San Andreas fault. All of California gets destroyed. It’s The... Read more


I Claudia: It's not just photos that wer…


I Claudia: It's not just photos that were exposed

    Have you ever been exposed? Uh, yeah, that would be a yes for me! Back before my husband, Don, and I had two little beauties, we took exotic vacations on cruise ships. Having been married on a Norwegian cruise liner in Hawaii, cruising became our staple vacation choice. We’ve taken at least five. If you’ve ever cruised, then you know the main dining room requires a little sprucing up for... Read more