Click here - Tech

Pick out a pumpkin and then check out Stade's Famous 40-foot-barrel pumpkin cannon

Posted by Cj on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 14:08

Pick out a pumpkin and then check out Stade's Famous 40-foot-barrel pumpkin cannon


Visit their website for more details: http://www.shadesofautumn.net/home.php

All That Glitters - Celebrity news

The Power of Good-Bye

Posted by mipplet on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 10:00
It looks like all those rumors of an impending Madonna/Guy Ritchie divorce are true. Numerous British newspapers claim that the couple will officially announce their split as early as today. This news makes me very sad. The whole world knows that Madonna and Guy have had problems for years, but I really hoped that they'd be able to work things out. What a shame. Madonna, if you're reading this blog, I will be at your Chicago concert next weekend and would love to take you out for a drink to help you drown your sorrows!

Suburban Political Recount

14th Congressional candidates on the econony

Posted by JP on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 08:44

In today’s editions I’ve got a story highlighting the economic policy differences between 14th Congressional candidates Bill Foster, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican Jim Oberweis. Here are their full responses to my questions.

Q1: Do you support a government-approved bailout of the financial markets? Please explain your position.

Foster: In general I do not support the use of taxpayer dollars to bailout failed companies. However, due to the critical situation in our credit markets and the real danger of economic damage to middle-class families, small and large businesses, and the retirement savings of ordinary people, I supported the bipartisan compromise voted on in the House on 9/29/2008.

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Halloween Bowling Game........ OK - this is really fun! It's a must play.

Posted by Cj on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 06:03

Halloween Bowling Game........ OK - this is really fun! It's a MUST
PLAY!!!
Also, great graphics.

Happy Halloween!

To start: Click here: http://www.itsga.com/fun/cat_new.swf

All Bull - Chicago Bulls

What's another preseason loss?

Posted by mikemcgraw on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 01:18
One of the summer's best NBA moments, in my opinion, came when lottery night was whittled down to the final three. Standing on stage at NBA Entertainment studios were Chicago native Dwyane Wade, representing Miami; Bulls marketing chief Steve Schanwald and former Bull Fred Hoiberg, representing Minnesota. Through it all, Hoiberg clung to an enormous teddy bear. I asked Hoiberg about that bear before Tuesday's Bulls-Wolves preseason tilt at the UC. He said he'd gotten to know a kid up there who had endured numerous surgeries. So before the lottery, Hoiberg called the kid and asked if he had any good luck charms to lend. He suggested the bear, which stuck with him through every surgery.

Widescreen

Ringo's had it

Posted by Sean Stangland on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 22:34

Ringo Starr hates you and your fan mail.


Peace and love!

Getting Prepped

Kudos to "Superfan"

Posted by coachbu on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 18:38
The more than 6,000 that filled Chic Anderson Stadium for Friday's Fremd-Palatine cross-town clash included Bob Umpleby, who was dubbed "Superfan" by Bob Frisk. Umpleby used to live in the area and was a fixture at local HS events before moving to Quincy a few years back. Umpleby, who is 82, still tries to make some of the bigger games in the area and we were pleasantly surprised to see he made the long trek from western Illinois to Palatine. The game definitely made the trip worthwhile.

Getting Prepped

More votes from the AP

Posted by coachbu on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 18:36
8A 1. Maine South 2. Naperville North 3. Bartlett 4. Bolingbrook 5. Lincoln-Way East 6. St. Rita 7. Mt. Carmel 8. Loyola 9. Brother Rice 10. Hinsdale Central 7A 1. WW South 2. East St. Louis 3. Geneva 4. Glenbard West 5. Carmel 6. Rockford Boylan 7. Machesney Park Harlem 8. Belleville West 9. Prospect 10. St. Charles East 6A 1. Rock Island 2. Cary-Grove 3. Springfield Griffin 4. Bloomington 5. Normal 6. Lemont 7. Joliet Catholic 8. Oak Forest 9. Peoria Richwoods 10. Danville 5A 1. Metamora 2. Montini 3. Nazareth 4. St. Francis 5. Washington 6. Cahokia 7. Sterling 8. Marian Central Catholic 9. Decatur MacArthur 10. Geneseo 4A 1. Bloomington Central Catholic 2. Driscoll 3. Aurora Christian 4. Breese Mater Dei 5. Quincy Notre Dame

Getting Prepped

Playoffs!!!? Playoffs?!?!

Posted by coachbu on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 18:20
Less than two weeks before Selection Saturday, the announcement of the state football playoff pairings, which has become one of the biggest nights in the high school sports season. Here's a look at the prospects for the Mid-Suburban League, St. Viator and Leyden with the current record and probable playoff points. The probable points are based on what's likely to happen with the qualifying or potential qualifying team's opponents the last two games. Five wins are needed for an at-large berth in the 256-team field but no guarantee for inclusion (see Barrington last year). WELCOME BACK Barrington (6-1, 43-46 points)

Suburban Political Recount

Must See Political TV

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 17:43

Here is a look at some of the latest political ads in the suburbs and a few you may have missed.
Democrats and Republicans will likely end up spending millions of dollars on local cable TV ads in a dozen or so heated races as they battle for power in Springfield and Washington, D.C.

In the heated 10th Congressional District race, the national Democrats are running this new ad against Republican Mark Kirk of Highland Park: