• Michelle Freeland, conductor and program director of the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings, leads the group Thursday, July 16, during a concert hosted by the Frankfort Square Park District. (Photo by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media)

    Lincoln-Way Strings Shines in Frankfort

    July 22, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Forecasted rain moved the Lincoln-Way Young Strings concert indoors, but there was still an outdoor atmosphere during their July 15 performance.

  • Matthew Frame, a 23-year-old Lincoln Way East graduate who has autism, smashes a board held by master Dave Kikoen Wednesday, July 15, at the Frankfort Blackbelt Academy. (Photo by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media)

    ‘The goals we set are the goals we get’

    July 22, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Sports

    Taekwondo champ with autism wins gold, places in five events

  • Alexia Kubas, a 15-year-old Lincoln-Way East sophomore, raised money on her own to attend Space Camp this summer, where she received a glimpse into life as an astronaut. (Photo by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media)

    Out-of-this-world adventure

    July 22, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor News

    LW East student attends Space Camp

  • The Original King Special pizza (10 inch for $15.40) — a thin crust with cheese with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper — is a longtime favorite at Chesdan’s in Homer Glen. (Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media)

    Chesdan’s maintains status as crowd-pleaser

    July 22, 2015 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Historic pizzeria tantalizes taste buds with assortment of dishes

  • Mokena resident Kurt Smith (left) helps his son Gavin work on a craft Monday, July 13, during the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association and the Frankfort Park District’s Party in the Park. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Enjoying backyard games

    July 22, 2015 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor News, Life & Arts

    Party in the Park features assortment of activities