Rauner’s decision a hit with Bennett

Rauner’s decision a hit with Bennett

  The local face of opposition to the proposed Illiana tollway received some vindication last week when Gov. Bruce Rauner put the brakes on the project. Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett, the chairman of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), has long opposed the tollway and took a fair amount of grief last year when he described it as “a road to nowhere.” That caused the local... Read more


IHSA football proposal sacked

IHSA football proposal sacked

    We won’t be saying goodbye to Catholic League football. We won’t be saying “see ya later’’ to the Southwest Suburban. Nor will we be saying “so long’’ to the South Suburban. The East Suburban Catholic and Metro Suburban are safe, too. And it could stay that way for a while. The Illinois High School Association on Tuesday announced that the general membership rejected Proposal 10 by a 395-212 count.  The proposal would have eliminated conference play and would have implemented 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


Who had idea for blue ribbons? Who cares…


Every week, I turn the B-Side into my editor, Jeff Vorva, for editing. He takes a look, makes any necessary changes and sends the column to the production department to be laid out on the page. Simple stuff.   Last week, however, Jeff made a strange comment about my weekly column.   “I’m happy to see you’re following all my ideas and suggestions for the column,” he said. ... Read more