Cold water, warm hearts

Cold water, warm hearts

    Shepard players go bananas as they douse assistant football coaches Ryan McGuire (left photo) and Brendan Meany (right photo) as a part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Both assistant coaches had friends and family members die of the ALS and were touched by the players’ gesture. Photos by Bob McParland/District 218.Shepard football coaches touched by players’ Ice Bucket gesture The 2015 football season opens on Friday night and Shepard’s squad... Read more



Hopefully Chicagoans aren’t ‘offanded’ Chicagoans are used to things not working out quite as expected whenever athletics are involved.Sure the Bulls had their shining moments during the 1990s, but you may not have noticed — the ‘90s ended 15 years ago, Chicago’s string of NBA championships one year prior to that. And while everything has also fallen into place properly for most of the city’s other pro sports teams on occasion, those represented accidents rather than official... Read more

Out and About

broaden your horizons

This week The Bridge TeenCenter events • Album Artwork — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host an art program with Art-A-La-Carte to allow students to make their own album artwork using acrylic on canvas.• The Science of Taste — 5 to 6 p.m. today a program with Wrigley Gum to teach students how their body tastes things.• Deadbolts — 7:30... Read more


Foley must be remembered for how he live…


I read an interesting tweet last week from Kelly Foley, a journalist and the cousin of James Foley.“Please honor James Foley and respect my family’s privacy,” she wrote. “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be.”James Foley, as you may know by now, was beheaded somewhere in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Before pulling out the... Read more