• Maine South's Cam Stacy gets tackled by East's Gus Christensen Saturday, Nov. 18, during the IHSA Class 8A semifinal game between the two teams. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Griffins to compete for state title after routing Hawks

    November 20, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    A little more than a calendar year ago, Maine South walked off the field at Lincoln-Way East having pulled a narrow upset victory. Maine South wound up winning the state title a few weeks later.
  • The chicken and waffles plate ($8.49) at Slim Chickens in Orland Square bathes both of the aforementioned items in butter and syrup. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland Parker brings Arkansas franchise to southwest suburbs

    November 20, 2017 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Faris Ballouta is no stranger to Orland Square and its food options.
  • Richard Modelski (left), owner of Modell Funeral Home in Homer Glen, Ric Pabst (middle), longtime customer at The Flower Cottage, and Patricia Field, owner of The Flower Cottage, pose for a photo during the 25th anniversary party at the shop on Nov. 13. Amanda Stoll/22nd Century media

    The Flower Cottage turns 25 years old

    November 20, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    It has been 25 years of hard work with no end in sight, but Patricia Field, owner of The Flower Cottage in Frankfort, said she wouldn’t trade it for the world.
  • Kaitlyn Kearns, 24, was found deceased in rural Kankakee County some time late Wednesday, Nov. 15, or early Thursday, Nov. 16.

    UPDATE: First-degree murder charges filed against Coal City man linked to Mokena woman’s disappearance

    November 17, 2017 By TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor News, Breaking
    Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced three counts of first-degree murder were filed Saturday, Nov. 18, against Jeremy Boshears, 32, of Coal City, in connection with the homicide of Kaitlyn Kearns.
  • Peyton Rambo, 3, of Frankfort, and his grandma, Debi, color at the Frankfort Park District’s Thanks to Grandparents event, held Nov. 15 at the Founders Community Center. Rambo drove from her hometown of Pontiac, a 70-minute ride, to attend the event with Peyton. Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    Thanks to Grandparents event celebrates family

    November 20, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    Expressing thanks and gratitude on a consistent or even daily basis is an indisputably healthy approach to living.