Originally Published April 27, 2014 (Submission Copy) Jeff Christian was a sports fan. His favorites were our beloved Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago White Sox, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a father of young “Jeffy” who is 12 (as the…

Originally Published:  April 13, 2014 “Unimaginable. Unthinkable. Unfathomable. “There are no words to describe the loss of a child. And when that child is a well-loved, energetic and seemingly happy 11-year-old girl, it is devastating to learn that her death…

Originally Published:  March 30, 2014 The SouthWest InterFaith Team hosted a speaker’s forum on March 23 at The Prayer Center of Orland Park, 16550 104th Ave., entitled “Women Who Shaped Our Faith,” with an all-female panel providing Christian, Muslim and…

Originally Published:  March 16, 2014 My parents are avid travelers and commemorate milestones with travel. Attaining a “milestone,” my mom took me to Italy to celebrate. SouthtownStar bosses learned of my departure, and I was (jokingly) informed of newspaper policy…

Originally Published:  March 2, 2014 A rigorous new fitness class is being offered through the village of Orland Park as of March 11, specifically designed for firefighters to get them in top shape so they can better handle the substantial…

Originally Published:  February 13, 2014 If the repeated cycle this winter of snow followed by freezing temperatures followed by more snow has you feeling housebound, hopefully you’re taking advantage of your extra time at home by getting an early start…

If I were a teacher, I’d ask to see your homework, however, I trust you came up with the areas to which you’d like to address; along with dividing your home into Zones. To reiterate, here are my Zones: A…

This is when it all begins – January – a new year and a fresh sense of renewal. However, by mid-month, many of your resolutions may no longer be resolute. That being said, this year let’s start with a plan….

Originally Published:  February 2, 2014 Please take a look at the photo accompanying my column today. It was taken Jan. 8 of a single-vehicle accident about 11 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 near Michigan City, Ind. As you view the…

Originally Published:  January 16, 2014 You may be aware of some of the new laws effective Jan. 1 in Illinois, but you also may be confused about what they actually mean. I contacted the Orland Park Police Department to get…