'Boom, boom, boom...go, go, go'

'Boom, boom, boom...go, go, go'

    Photo by Jeff Vorva More than a thousand runners started last year's race.   As the 2015 First Midwest Bank Half Marathon heads to the starting line Sunday for the eighth time, the long months of planning will result in a frantic morning. “When we get to race day, it’s boom boom boom and then go go go, and then it’s all over,” race co-founder Jeff Prestinario said. “That’s how quickly it goes, so... Read more


On the road to recovery

On the road to recovery

    On the road to recovery Spartans are prosperous in busy week   By Ken Karrson Sports Editor Seven games into the 2015 season, some might have thought Oak Lawn was on the road to ruin. That road has since become one of recovery. What was overlooked by doubters was the fact that a string of early losses had been administered by some of the Chicagoland finest baseball programs. The Spartans weren’t winning, but the same could be said for many opponents of... 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 cause of the Civil War


The cause of  the Civil War

Civil War was the last possible means to resolve the slavery issue. It came down to what Lincoln told the people of Illinois in 1858 which was basically that the nation could not remain half free and half slave; it had to become one or the other. All options had been exhausted: the Kansas – Nebraska bill of 1854, the Dred Scott case in 1857 and John Brown’s raid in... Read more