PEORIA | After finally getting a firsthand look at Simeon Friday night, I realized they're not the best team Illinois.
I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that LeBron James probably doesn't concern himself with how most Americans think of him --…
LOCKPORT | Had this had been an event where the winner was decided on style points, none would have been declared.
Harry Caray once rhapsodized that, "You can't beat fun at the old ballpark."
FLOSSMOOR | Reputations are a lot like gum on the bottom of one's shoe.
If the number represented someone's bowling score, it couldn't get any better.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Once upon a time 'Birds-watching was a popular activity in South Holland, especially during the winter.
Has there ever been a bigger lightning rod in professional sports than Tim Tebow?
CRETE | What a difference a year makes.
Whatever happened to escapism?
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Exercising patience isn't easy.
Whoever first uttered the "no news is good news" phrase obviously wasn't employed by a media company.
CALUMET CITY | What a difference 63 days haven't made.
At the risk of incurring the wrath of half the population, I pose the following question:
TINLEY PARK | As a couple of buses pulled into the parking lot at Tinley Park High School around 6:15 p.m. Friday night, I was a little perplexed.
Contrary to public opinion, not all media people revel in being bearers of bad tidings.
At the risk of exposing more of my old-world tendencies, I have to admit it's kind of cool receiving a handwritten letter.
History usually doesn't draw much notice in a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately society.
It's never fun to be snubbed.
LANSING | There was one very good reason to not venture outside Friday night, and it could be found on the nearest thermometer.
All collectors would love to have do-overs.
SOUTH HOLLAND | If you plan on visiting Seton Academy one of these days to watch the Times No. 2 Sting perform, pack a pair of dark glasses, r…