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Celebrate our freedoms on Friday

Friday is the Fourth of July.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor addresses Cal City Chamber of Commerce

Well, I went to my first Calumet City Chamber of Commerce luncheon/meeting last week. It was at the council chambers of City Hall. I was invit…

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to retiring T.F. North baseball coach for his efforts

Well, I didn’t know Mike Kosiara, but I knew about him. I have seen his teams play. And I knew through others who played and/or coached with h…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City sinkhole could have been much worse

Well, Calumet City was a lead story on a lot of local newscasts a few days back (not always a good thing). But this was for a rather unusual c…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City Lions, VFW honor local heroes

Well, the Catholic Church has two new official heroes — the Church calls them saints.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Spring, time for baseball and recycling

Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

My father keeps them laughing

Well, Dad’s in the hospital.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

The season of Lent, the season of changes

The season of Lent, the season of changes

Happy Lent.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City planning for its future

I went to a meeting a little while back.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Hopeful signs at the Chicago Auto Show

I’ve never really been much of a gear head — you know, way into cars. I’ve been around for a long time, but I’ve only owned three new cars. I’…

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian School in Hegewisch worth saving

Well I see that St. Florian Catholic School in Hegwisch is slated to be closed next school year by the Archdiocese of Chicago. That’s a shame.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

TV weather reports sometimes state the obvious

Well, it’s gotten cold again.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

Reflecting on the past

Well, we’re barely into this new year. This is usually a time when folks think about people of the past year and look forward to the next. So will I.

December 30, 2013 9:12 am

Here's hoping Cal City can find replacement for Sears

Well, I went to River Oaks recently. Christmas shopping should be easy for me, just the wife and my father. And it should be even easier this …

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

It's all about the Christmas lights

I hope I haven’t given up the fight, but I caved early this year.

December 05, 2013 12:00 am

Join Cal City Pride Facebook group

Well, it happened again.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Haunted hayride scares up fun in Cal City

Well, with Halloween gone, we’ve passed the last commercial speed bump before the onslaught of advertising prep for the “big one” — Christmas,…

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Local organizations for the needy seek donations

I met up recently with some old friends from my earliest teaching days at St. Victor School in Calumet City. Tom Pietrasek, Sue Schmakel, Sist…

October 17, 2013 12:00 am

Tax situation in Illinois hurting local economy

I see that the Dari-Ville in Lansing is closed. I never went to that establishment, but I have driven by on many occasions. I notice it becaus…

October 03, 2013 12:00 am

T.F. North football team, tailgate brings community together

As I am writing this, I am contemplating turning on the furnace for a minute or two, though being the thrifty soul that I am, I probably won’t.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City church helps youth with start of school year

Kelvin caught me outside reading on my lawn chair along side the house. Older retired guys do things like that. And younger guys like Kelvin (…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

Calumet City the scene of two major August events

A couple of signs of early August in Calumet City caught my attention recently.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

VictorFest is a lesson in community spirit

Have you ever had this experience?

August 01, 2013 12:00 am
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