Bill of Wrongs - Local school officials and politicians cry foul over Senate Bill 16

Bill of Wrongs - Local school officials  and politicians cry foul  over Senate Bill 16

Well, at least one person had something High School District 230 President Rick Nogal holds up a copy of the 450-page Senate Bill 16 last week at a special meeting at Conrady Middle School in Hickory Hills. The bill could cut millions of dollars from area schools and was the subject of meetings at Conrady last Wednesday and Sandburg High School last Thursday. Photo by Jeff Vorva.positive to say about... Read more


Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Conference Red matchup between cross-town rivals Oak Lawn and Richards pretty much rated that comparison. Here’s how Spartans coach Sean Lucas described his team’s foe:  “They’re not the big Richards teams of the past, but they are fast,” he said. “Our kids battled them and a... Read more

Out and About

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


The Grapevine-We’re just better off sing…


The Grapevine-We’re just better off singing the wrong lyrics

The one thing about technology today is you don’t have to lean into the transistor radio to understand lyrics of your favorite songs.  Nowadays, the lyrics of nearly every major song from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s are online, and decades later, I’m shocked by what the real words are.It can’t be as bad as a lot of today’s new music, offering lurid details about sex and murder. For many of... Read more