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High School Football: Marist ‘D’ shines in win over Richards

By Steve Millar Correspondent Twenty-three seconds into Friday night’s game, Marist and Richards had both scored touchdowns and it looked like a shootout was in store. That would not have…

Quarterback Blainey Dowling led his team to a 42-0 victory over Phillips Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

High School Football: Dowling helps Mount Carmel whip Phillips

  By Jeff Vorva Correspondent If the last name of Mount Carmel quarterback Blainey Dowling sounds familiar, it’s because the Caravan’s Stadium is named Barda-Dowling Stadium. The “Dowling” part of…

Former Red Stars assistant coach Scott Parkinson (left) is now the head coach at Gotham. Photo by the Chicago Red Stars

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars, Gotham draw for second time in three matches

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent It was quite an eight-day stretch for Scott Parkinson. On Aug. 29, he was an assistant coach for the Chicago Red Stars as they beat Kansas…

SXU receiver Justin Pringle is brought down by Indianapolis defender Larry Burks as Pringle scores a touchdown Saturday. Photo by Jeff Vorva

College Football: Big second half lifts Indy over Saint Xavier

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent University of Indianapolis football players came to Saint Xavier with heavy hearts. The Greyhounds suffered an emotional setback in when former teammate Koebe Clopton was shot…

District 230 School Board President Tony Serratore, shown at a meeting earlier this year, is not interesting in going to war with Governor JB Pritzker over masking issues. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

SD230 stands firm on masks

Board will not go to war with Pritzker over mandate By Jeff Vorva Some parents in recent weeks have encouraged District 230 school board members to stand up to Gov.…

A bulletin board welcomes students and staff back to school for the 2021-2022 school year at Summit District 104. (Supplied photos)

Area schools welcome back students and staff

By Carol McGowan School is back in full swing as students from kindergarten to eighth-grade returned to area classrooms last week. At Summit School District 104, PR Media Specialist Taylor…

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Prep Football Roundup for Sept. 2

Argo snaps losing streak Argo snapped a 14-game losing streak with a convincing 38-14 nonconference win over Joliet Central last Friday night on the road. The Argonauts will try to…

Comings & Goings by Bob Bong

Another south suburban 5 Guys closes

Another 5 Guys Burgers and Fries has closed its doors for the last time in the south suburbs. The location at 15840 S. Harlem Ave. in Orland Park (in a…

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Why can’t I get a refund for the airline ticket I canceled during the pandemic?

Dorothy McKenna cancels her flight to Europe at the start of the pandemic. But why is Iberia keeping her money? And why isn’t Expedia helping her? Q: I am writing…

Lyons Fire Chief Gordon Nord Jr. discusses two stunning crashes that resulted in firefighters being honored. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons, Amkus honor firefighters for rescues

By Steve Metsch Firefighters from Lyons and Riverside were honored for jobs well done when handling two stunning vehicle crashes last year that somehow resulted in no fatalities. The first…

Longtime Hodgkins Mayor Noel B. Cummings sits on a bench in front of village hall with a statue of himself dedicated on Saturday, August 28, for the village's 125th anniversary. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Hodgkins celebrates 125th anniversary

By Carol McGowan Hodgkins Fest was a grand celebration last Saturday as the village celebrated its 125th anniversary. It was hot summer day, but that didn’t stop the fest-goers, parade…

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Football Forecast: Week 2

Greetings, football fans. What a Week 1 it was, both on the field for our area teams and here for our silly little prognosticating competition. On the field, Richards showed…

Brother Rice senior running back Tommy Bennett finds a hole in the Hillcrest defense during the Crusaders' 42-6 win on Aug. 27. Photo by Jason Maholy

High School Football: Lausch totals 5 TDs in first half as Brother Rice thumps Hillcrest

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor As far as season-openers go, it couldn’t have gone much better for Brother Rice. The Crusaders scored two touchdowns in the first four minutes and…

Casey Krueger was back at SeatGeek Stadium on Saturday after helping the United States win a bronze medal in the Olympics. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Two Olympians back for Red Stars in win over KC

By Jeff Vorva Correspondent The Olympians are back. Well, at least two of them. After weeks without Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Casey Krueger and Tierna Davidson, who were participating for…

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High School Football: Blocked kick, scoop-and-score lift Caravan

By Steve Millar Correspondent J.T. Harris knew he had just made a huge play for Mount Carmel in the final minute of Friday night’s season-opener against St. Rita. The…

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California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

California law, U.S. Constitution at center of FOID case before Illinois Supreme Court

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to consider the laws of the state of California and the U.S. Constitution in…

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

CAPITOL RECAP: Energy bill signed into law

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday, Sept. 15, signed into law a sweeping energy regulation overhaul that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the…

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

Massive energy bill becomes law, investing billions between renewable, nuclear sectors

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker was joined by environmental and social justice activists, union representatives, and lawmakers from both parties Wednesday as he…

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

Lawmakers question enforcement of school mask mandates

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Expressing concern that the Illinois State Board of Education might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school…

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

CAPITOL RECAP: General Assembly sends energy bill to Pritzker

By Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker, who says he…

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

Energy bill heads to Pritzker, who says he will sign it

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. JB Pritzker,…

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

PODCAST: What does the energy bill do?

In our latest Capitol Cast, Jerry Nowicki and Peter Hancock analyze the massive energy overhaul bill that passed out of the House during a one-day return to session. Plus, a…

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