Trump’s last hurrahs

Statesmanship. The word is defined as the ability, qualifications, or practice of a statesman; wisdom and skill in the management of public affairs.             It is a quality lacking in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s two debate performances to date. Not to mention many of his recent less-than-presidential tweets and public statements.             Trump was…

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Heights Fitness Center can change your life

The new entrance into the expanded Palos Heights Recreation Center has been open since August.           The new fitness center inside the refurbished Recreation Center has since been filled with sparkling new workout equipment — cardio machines, such as treadmills and ellipticals, weight-lifting machines and free weights.           The gleaming new fitness center is open…

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A rallying cry to remember

(Editor’s note: By popular demand, we share the remarks made by Clear Ridge Little League Vice President Ryan Aderman–delivered to a roaring crowd of hundreds of men, women and children at a Hale Park rally for the CRLL Senior League world champion baseball team.) We have come to Hale Park today to celebrate as an…

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Why Clear Ridge is our team

There’s a lot to like about the Clear Ridge Little League’s 2016 Senior League world champions. But before we get to that, we urge everyone to remember these names: Jake Gerloski Tom Doyle Julian Lopez Gage Olszak Zach Verta Mel Morario Tim Molloy Bob Palenik Paolo Zavala Mike Rios Jake Duerr Noah Miller Dave Navarro…

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See you on Harlem for Heights’ Classic

          Could it really be that 13 years have gone by since that first-ever Palos Heights Classic Car Event rolled onto Harlem Avenue?          Hundreds of vintage vehicles will be cruising into town for the 13th annual Palos Heights Classic Car Event next Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., on Harlem Avenue in…

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The enemy within must not divide us

Internalized homophobia may have been a motive of the mass killer in the shootings early Sunday in a gay nightclub in Orlando. Reports that the shooter frequented the club before his massacre of 49 people dead and more than 50 injured raise the possibility that he was a closeted homosexual — homicidally conflicted — hating…

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Grateful for good news

           Prayers have been answered.           We asked not long ago to imagine Palos Community Hospital took the time and small expense to redraw its South Campus expansion plans in such as way as to save the Palos Health & Fitness Center it worked so hard to build more than 15 years ago.           It…

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Give our kids a boost

Just when it seems the Chicago Public Schools can’t be in any more of a cash crunch, we find out that they are. Sadly, stories of teachers using their own salaries to buy school supplies, toiletries and even food and clothing for students, have been around for years. But the latest news about CPS ordering…

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Lessons to be learned from primary

The March primary, especially on the Democratic side, was one of the most interesting and spirited in recent memory, possibly because at long last, the presidential races were still up for grabs by the time Illinois got to vote. We have a few observations and morsels for thought. ¥ Would it not make more sense…

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Trumping the New Right

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made the most revealing admission he ever spoke during his entire campaign for the Republican nomination when he finally ended it Tuesday night after losing his home state by a wide margin to Donald Trump.             He blamed the economic downturn of 2007-08 for the anger that has fed Trump’s rise…

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