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Local Columns

I declare it a sports holiday

As I write this, I’m stuck in the office on the Tuesday after Labor Day. Considering I ended up working the holiday, I’m not exactly feeling…

Not getting into ‘The Office’ much

I managed to avoid tears when I heard the news this week that the ninth season of “The Office,” which begins on Sept. 20, will the the last.

Blockbuster anticipation

“Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” opened on Nov. 3 (I should remember that date — it’s t…

Damage could go beyond victims

In the days since Jerry Sandusky went from being an alleged serial child abuser to a convicted one, there already has been a good deal of fa…

Watering Man

It makes sense that this — the first day since April, it seems, not forecast to be above 90 degrees — is the official start of summer.

Freedom to decide would be sweet

This may come as a surprise to co-workers that watch me frequently accompany my lunch with a Pepsi, but I’m not really much of a pop drinker…

Back on my own bike

Something was definitely up when I got home from work one day and there was a big, bulky, oddly-shaped cardboard box sitting on my front por…

Judgement Day

Saturday was a sunny spring day, and I spent much of it scribbling notes on the work of high schoolers at an IHSA sanctioned sectional event…

Give it up, Newt

And then there was one. Well, two. Wait — make that three. Yep, three. A Republican presidential pri…

Dream Dials

Got a few spare minutes, more than a few spare bucks and a burning desire to speak with Lindsay Lohan’s parents or a former “High Stakes Pok…
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