Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: XXXXXL love coming Tuesday for Richards swimming coach

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: XXXXXL love coming Tuesday for Richards swimming coach

      Supplied photo Richards swim coach Joel Staszewski, who joined a JV team in the pool after a meet last season, has gone through some serious health issues this summer and area swim teams are rallying around to help him and his family.   The 2016-17 area high school sports season is in its infancy and already I am writing a column I hate. And love. I love the fact that away from the pool, some... Read more


Fire and Red Stars report -- Red Stars G…

Fire and Red Stars report -- Red Stars GM to step down

Photo by Jeff Vorva Michael de Leeuw, shown knocked to the ground in a tie with Los Angeles on Aug. 24, and his Chicago Fire teammates suffered a 6-2 loss at Washington Saturday night. De Leeuw scored to make it 1-1 and the bottom fell out after that.    PHILADELPHIA UNION AT CHICAGO FIRE WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Toyota Park in Bridgeview                        FIRE RECORD: 5-12-8 UNION RECORD:  11-9-7 LAST TIME: The Union beat the Fire, 4-3, at Talen Energy Stadium on June... 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


Back to School’ does not mean July


It seems to me the print ads and TV advertisements for “Back to School” promotions are seen earlier every year. Many local students completed the school year at the end of May. But there were already ads for school in July. From the standpoint of a kid, I would find that kind of depressing. But just last week as I drove to work, I saw kids walking to school. Yellow school... Read more