Venerable Vito and NIck's II reopens in Hickory Hills

Venerable Vito and NIck's II reopens in Hickory Hills

    Photo by Bob Bong Vito and Nick’s II reopened at 9644 S. Roberts Road in Hickory Hills. The restaurant reopened on May 26.   After being closed for more than six months after the death of its longtime owner, Vito and Nick’s II of Hickory Hills reopened May 26 with limited hours and a limited menu. The restaurant was famous for its thin crust pizza. It will begin regular hours and its full menu... Read more


Local athletes excelled in soccer, track…

The four athletes who earned Regional/Reporter honors in boys and girls track, girls soccer and boys tennis were just the tip of the iceberg. Several other local athletes also had stellar years and were recognized by their conferences. For those sports without all-conference recognition, there were plenty of athletes who qualified for the Illinois High School Association state finals in their respective sports. Here is a list of some of the best: Girls soccer The South Suburban Red recognized... Read more

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‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more


Time is right for opening door to new po…


Time is right for opening door to new possibilities

Photo by Claudia Parker Claudia Parker is retiring as a columnist so she can pursue other projects, like this recent assignment taking photos of a 2017 graduate.   “When one door closes, another one opens…” --Alexander Graham Bell Cheers to new beginnings! Last Saturday, I shot senior portraits for a 2017 graduate who said, “Do whatever you want,” she shrugged. “You’re the photographer, I trust you.” My mind looped with endless possibilities. “I’ve got this,” I told... Read more