Thursday, May 14, 2015

Best Look Magazine May Issue released

Best Look Magazine, Volume 4 Issue 2, May 2015
32 pages, published 5/15/2015
May 2015 Issue of Best Look Magazine

Need something to do on Memorial Day weekend?  Ever been to the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall in Marseilles Illinois?  It is a special place right along the Illinois River.  It is a first rate memorial and a solemn place to pay your respects to those who have made the freedom we experience possible.  Our cover and a story are dedicated to it.  Take a peek, this one is all funded by donations...

Other items in this issue are the basketball wrap-ups for the Illinois State Redbird and Illinois Wesleyan Titans men and womens teams, the runs to state by the Central Catholic girls and the boys teams from Normal Community and Ridgeview.  It's Official is back and there are a coupe of pieces on the Chicago Skyline and Christian Stoniev.

Thanks in advance for taking a peek at our publication and supporting our advertisers!

Alan


Sunday, April 12, 2015

IWU - very active on April 11th

Spring was certainly in the air.  A special event had the Shirk Center parking lot full.  Women's soccer was holding in intrasquad practice game.  The baseball team, softball team both held double headers and the men's lacrosse team was beating up on an opponent!



2015 Illinois Wesleyan Titan Baseball photos - Images by Alan Look



2015 Illinois Wesleyan Titan Women's Softball photos - Images by Alan Look



2015 Illinois Wesleyan Titan Men's Lacrosse photos - Images by Alan Look

 - chimper -

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Torrey Ward & Aaron Leetch

It's been a very long and sad day for most everyone in Central Illinois today.  Waking up to the news that a small plane crashed a couple miles short of the airport in the dense fog and the suspense till the names of the 7 people killed in the crash was enough to wear one down very early.  Then hearing the names about lunch time, just seemed to take all the wind from the sail.  The dreary day just became gloom.

I sit back of the baseline for most every Illinois State Redbirds men's basketball game.  I have been for 15 years.  Knowing that most don't really like a camera in their face, I normally just do my job while keeping my distance.  People see me, I see them, we probably even recognize each other away from the arena.  It was no different with Torrey and Aaron.  I don't remember even getting the chance to say hello to Torrey.  I probably did to Aaron as he would have moved around the arena more.  I don't really recall.

With Torrey, one always knew when he was near the court.  He dressed impeccably, and usually had at least one player with him.  The respect for him just transcended the commotion.  Today, I saw a couple images of him where he was actually leaning into the court shouting something.  I didn't see that a lot.  He appeared to always be calm, cool and gentlemanly.  I'll miss seeing him on the court.

Aaron, worked behind the scenes.  Much of what you see around ISU Athletics is due in part to his greatness at his job.  He energized the community and the businesses and got everyone behind the 'Birds.  I'll recognize more of those efforts now that he is gone, wondering always which may not have happened had he not been on the job.



Torrey Ward photos - Images by Alan Look
 - Chimper