Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: Delilah No. 1 on the SW Half Marathon charts

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: Delilah No. 1 on the SW Half Marathon charts

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Delilah DiCrescenzo won the women’s portion of the 10th Southwest Half Marathon on Sunday in Palos Heights. Delilah DiCrescenzo was a world-class runner and steeplechase athlete. The former Queen of Peace student has competed all over the world and was close to becoming an Olympian. But no matter what she accomplishes in athletics, she will forever linked with the Plain White T’s megahit “Hey There Delilah,’’ which was released in 2006... Read more


Season on the Brink(man) for Strus

  Forty years after his mother, then known as Debbie Brinkman, began what would be a Hall of Fame volleyball career at DePaul University, Max Strus is planning to take the court for the first time as a member of the Blue Demons men's basketball team later this year.   And he plans to do whatever is necessary to help bring winning basketball back to a program that during his mom's college years was the toast of the... 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


Death came knocking, but ‘Chit Chat’ gir…


Death came knocking, but ‘Chit Chat’ girls refused to answer

Nancy Knapp Horn and Penny Graham Weaver, of Middletown, Ohio, describe themselves as two crazy girls with lots of good, clean, fun ideas. They’re not just girlfriends, they’re sisters. “I married her brother, Jerry, when I was 17 years old,” explained Nancy. “Eleven days before my 18th birthday.” This year they are celebrating 53 years of marriage! Nancy’s the sister-in-law that Penny refers to as her “sister-in-love.” The bond they have exceeds family... Read more