• Sandburg’s Molly Nolan dribbles the ball down the court while East’s Kaley Sheehan goes on the defense on Jan. 9 in Frankfort. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Griffins girls rout Sandburg with strong offense

    January 16, 2018 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Whether clicking on all cylinders or laboring through struggles on either end of the floor, the Lincoln-Way East girls basketball team’s calling card this season has been to make plays when they matter most.
  • Lincoln-Way East junior Rodrigo Martinez competes in the 100-yard backstroke in a Jan. 9 dual meet with Lincoln-Way West. Photos by Laura Burt

    East defeats West at Lincoln-Way dual meet

    January 16, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Sometimes a swimming dual meet in the final month of the season can be just a run-of-the-mill event.
  • Tony Shockwave opened Choo Choo Works, a model train hobby shop, at 9555 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort, on Jan. 12 in the same building as his other business, Shockwave Customs, Inc. He plans to relocate Shockwave Customs and expand the hobby shop throughout the entire building. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Choo Choo Works model train hobby shop returns to area after 20 years

    January 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    It seems like a forgotten pastime when children played with model trains on broad tables with criss-crossing rail lines and small scenes of town life, trees and industrial areas.
  • Nancy Dornhecker (left), of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, hands out a T-shirt to Priscilla Mendoza, of Chicago, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 22nd Century Media’s Healthy Living Expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Annual Healthy Living Expo inspires all-around wellness

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    South suburban residents looking to get lean and mean in 2018 had the opportunity to jump-start their wellness plans at 22nd Century Media’s annual Healthy Living Expo, presented by Planet Fitness.
  • Frankfort resident Nate Jackson pretends to lick a candy cane ice sculpture Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Ice Fest on Breidert Green, which kicked off Frankfort's Winter on the Green 2018 series. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Winter on the Green 2018 kicks off with Ice Fest

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    Winter weather has been known to entice everyone to stay indoors, but the 15 degree temperatures on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 13, were downright perfect for some family fun in the sun at the annual Ice Fest in Frankfort.