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Parents need more active role in kids' upbringing

Schooling begins at home, by the parents. Take time to teach your children all the values and aspects of growing into an adult. This is up to the parents, one on one. Not in a classroom full of children with one teacher!

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's father, Chester Potempa, created a custom crafted bluebird house, with Phil's mother Peggy Potempa assembling a "From the Farm" gift Basket of her homemade jams and preserves for Lakeshore Public Media's 2013 Annual Holiday Auction.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local man subject of doc on Oprah's OWN this month

OFFBEAT: Local man subject of doc on Oprah's OWN this month

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 19, 2013 11:20 pm
1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Times columnist Philip Potempa's parents Peggy and Chester were married in 1953 with Peggy's twin sister Patty as the maid of honor and family friend Joe Ruszczyk as best man.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993

Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993

Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown displayed at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Actress Kimberly Logan as Beth and Andrew J. Pond as Husband Mike in "All-American" at Redtwist Theatre in Chicago

Actress Kimberly Logan as Beth and Andrew J. Pond as Husband Mike in "All-American" at Redtwist Theatre in Chicago

Actress Kimberly Logan as Beth and Andrew J. Pond as her former NFL quarterback husband Mike in "All-American" at Redtwist Theatre playing until Sept. 9 in Chicago.

August 05, 2013 12:00 am
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

The truck driven by Phillip Briner is seen after a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway in November that killed Briner.

July 23, 2013 6:31 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

A charcoal sketch of Phillip Briner is on display at his family's Crown Point home. Briner, 21, was killed in a crash in November.

July 23, 2013 6:30 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

Attorney Patrick Salvi, center, sits with members of the Briner family, of Crown Point, during a news conference announcing a lawsuit in the death of Phillip Briner, 21. Phillip Briner was killed by a drunken driver on the Dan Ryan Expressway in November, police said.

July 23, 2013 6:30 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

Andy and Mona Briner talk about their son, Phillip, who was killed in November when his truck was hit by a driver police say was drunk. Family members announced Tuesday they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who hit Phillip Briner, 21, and the bar that served the driver befor…

July 23, 2013 6:30 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

Mona Briner talks about her son, Phillip, who was killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway in November. The man who hit him had a blood alcohol content of 0.106, police said.

July 23, 2013 6:19 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

Phillip Briner, 21, of Crown Point, was killed in November in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

July 23, 2013 6:20 pm
C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

C.P. family files lawsuit in deadly DUI crash on Dan Ryan

Mona Briner, of Crown Point, talks about her son, Phillip, who was killed in a DUI crash in November on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The family announced during a news conference Tuesday they are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who hit Phillip and the bar that allegedly served th…

July 23, 2013 6:19 pm
PHIL WIELAND: A house in the vastness of space

PHIL WIELAND: A house in the vastness of space

Editor's note: A version of this column ran three years ago this week. The reason for running it again is explained at the end.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am
Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Siblings shown in old photo tell their stories

Original caption: August 4, 1948 - Chicago, Illinois: They're on the auction block. These small children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux of Chicago, Illinois. For long months 40 year old Ray and his wife, Lucille, 24, waged a desperate but losing battle to keep food in the mouth and a roof ove…

June 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Tail Telling Tale: Actor loves dreaming up own antics for his 'Cat in the Hat' rollicking role

Tail Telling Tale: Actor loves dreaming up own antics for his 'Cat in the Hat' rollicking role

Actor Danny Taylor has learned a thing or two about playing the towering striped hat wearing feline trickster beloved by Dr. Seuss fans.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

FROM the FARM: Corn planting slow for 2013 growing season

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Memorial Day a time for honoring family past and present

FROM the FARM: Memorial Day a time for honoring family past and present

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am
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