Do you have queer friends? You more than likely do, though they very well might have grown up trying to remain hidden, out of sight. That was the case for many of us who are part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Then came Heartstopper, only three weeks ago released on Netflix, and many of us felt joy, and cheer, and began to dream again, to hope, and heal.
Facing A Park Forest Future Without Non-Partisanship
CommentaryBy John A. Ostenburg Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Over the last few weeks, more than a few Park Foresters have given lots of time and discussion to the potential demise of the Committee for Non-Partisan Local Government, a volunteer group that has devoted itself for nearly seven decades to the vigorous[Read More…]
SNL’s Weekend Update on Will Smith and Chris Rock
ENEWSPF- In case you hadn’t heard yet, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022. Saturday Night Live had a blast with this incident. First, here are “Seat Fillers” at the Oscars who happen to be seated behind Will Smith. Next, here are Colin Jost and Michael Che taking[Read More…]
To the Editor: Where’s the Old eNews Park Forest?
Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A long-time reader sent an email recently asking what happened to the news about Park Forest? In particular, where’s the old eNews Park Forest? Specifically asking about me. Here it is. To the Editor: None of the news is really local. What happened to the police blotter?[Read More…]
The Joel Cairo Paradox
CommentaryBy Al Riley We’ve seen it in history, in literature, cinema, and in life: The poor tragic soul who will sacrifice all in exchange for the delusion that they will be taken along with a figure they revere and despise simultaneously. Look at the iconic movie The Maltese Falcon. In[Read More…]
GOP Members: Illinois Needs Real Reform – Not More Symbolic Gestures
State Reps. Brad Halbrook, Dan Caulkins, Blaine Wilhour, Adam Niemerg, and Chris Miller urge redo of stalled ethics reform legislation Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governor JB Pritzker’s amendatory veto of ethics legislation approved last spring has stalled in the Illinois House, giving lawmakers an opportunity to craft a better bill, according to[Read More…]
Sen. Joyce on the State Fair and Priorities for Illinois
By Sen. Patrick JoyceD-Essex, 40th State Senate District ENEWSPF – The Illinois State Fair brings back many fond memories. The great smells of hot and sweet fair food, the not-as-great smells of the animal barns, and the many hours we spent getting our livestock ready to show on the fair circuit and[Read More…]
Kopy’s Kolumn: Are You One of the Ear People?
Commentary, Musings, and Some News by Gary KopycinskiEditor & Publisher Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Are you one of the “Ear People?” Are you one of those people who are always on the phone no matter where you are? Walking through the grocery store, through CVS, Walgreens, standing in line at Subway,[Read More…]
Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas Tests Positive for the Coronavirus
BLOG COMMENTARY-(ENEWSPF)- The news from the New York Times about Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has tested positive for the coronavirus: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday and is receiving an antibody treatment, though he has no symptoms, the governor’s office announced. An ardent[Read More…]
OPINION: State Sen. Patrick Joyce – Summer of Hope
By Sen. Patrick JoyceD-Essex, 40th State Senate District ENEWPF – This is a summer of hope, of reconnecting – of getting our lives back. Since I returned home from the spring legislative session in Springfield at the end of May, I have been on the road traveling the 40th Senate[Read More…]