• Frankfort native Brad Podowski is currently seeking local talent to join the cast and crew of his film “Redemption Way,” which is to enter the production stage this July. Image submitted

    Frankfort native plans to take his movie into production, looks for local talent to join

    May 24, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Life & Arts

    Frankfort native Brad Podowski recently learned that when the right people have a little faith in an artist’s creative vision, anything can happen.

  • Orland Park’s new Dixie Chicken Company, at 15866 S. LaGrange Road, specializes in fried chicken, biscuits and sides. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Dixie Chicken aims to keep customers returning with natural product

    May 24, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Following its run in Mokena, Aiman Kassar’s Streets of Philly transformed into Dixie Chicken Company for roughly two months.

  • Lincoln-Way East's Kayla Hylton (left) and Jasmine Howell run down the final stretch Saturday, May 21, in the Class 3A 200-Meter Dash title race at the IHSA Track and Field State Finals in Charleston. The Griffins went on to win this year's team title. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Griffins achieve fourth straight state title

    May 24, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    East coach Brian Evans came into this season with a mindset to be more than just a team carried by its sprint program.

  • North's Cassidy DeGraff looks to score during the IHSA State Quarterfinals against Naperville Central. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Naperville Central sinks North 13-9 in program’s final game

    May 24, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    Cassidy DeGraff, who is going to play water polo at Arizona State University next year, may have been the most accomplished player in the pool when Lincoln-Way North and Naperville Centr

  • Dennis Doyle, president of the South Suburban Civil War Round Table, laughs at a joke Thursday, May 19, during a meeting of the club at Smokey Barque BBQ in Frankfort. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    SSCWRT encourages learning, supports preservation efforts

    May 23, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor News

    As guests gathered outside Smokey Barque BBQ in Frankfort Thursday, May 19, to view classic cars during Cruisin’ Frankfort, one group met inside the restaurant to remember a time when the engine of