• Quarterback Brandon Bauer throws the ball downfield during a recent practice for Lincoln-Way East. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Griffins driven by past success

    August 25, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Editor Sports, High School

    It plays in one of the toughest conferences in the state, and it typically deals with a loaded Class 7A playoff field.

  • Meat and cheese boards are the speciality of Café au Parc, which opened at the beginning of August in Orland Park’s Ninety7Fifty on the Park apartment complex. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Café au Parc ships taste of Italy to Orland Park weekly

    August 25, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    In recent years, the locally-sourced trend has largely dominated the restaurant scene, but Kevin Gawlinski and Nathalie Baranyk decided to take their business in another direction.

  • Siblings Laurie Siegel (left), a licensed professional counselor, and Jim Pacente, co-owner of Running Excels in Frankfort, created a fitness program to help those with anxiety and depression that will kick off this fall. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Helping others reclaim their lives

    August 25, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor News

    Those diagnosed with depression or anxiety can have moments when they want to stay indoors, but one pair of siblings hopes to help many patients heal by encouraging them to do the opposite.

  • Two-year-old Ayla Amjad plays with one of the cats up for adoption during the pet-themed Party in the Park event on Aug. 10. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Saving lives while having fun

    August 25, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    It’s safe to say weather hasn’t been too kind to the Party in the Park events that the Frankfort Park District hosted this summer.

  • Justin Coles, a senior at Lincoln-Way East, leads one of the flights during a tug-of-war during the AFJROTC summer drill camp at Lincoln-Way Central on Aug. 11. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way students united by AFJROTC summer drill camp

    August 25, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor News

    With tumultuous emotions raging in Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, Master Sgt.