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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.…

Being held once again after a year’s break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 welcomed students back with its annual Back-to-School Bash at Central Middle School, 9400 S. Sawyer Ave., Evergreen Park. (Supplied photos)

Back-to-School Bash returns for Evergreen Park students

By Kelly White Summer days are coming to an end and for children that means a return to the classroom. Being held once again after a year’s break due 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…

PROBLEM SOLVED by Christopher Elliott

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…

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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…

American Football on the Field

High School Football Wrap: Chicago Christian rolls behind two Lukes

By Jason Maholy Sports Editor Chicago Christian picked up where they left off in the spring — scoring points, playing tough defense and winning, opening the season with a 50-8…

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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Illinois News

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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