• Joey’s Red Hots specializes in serving the Chicago-style hot dog ($2.40 with fries), made from pure Vienna Beef and garnished with fresh onions, tomatoes, sport peppers, relish, mustard, celery salt and a pickle. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Joey’s Red Hots brings back colorful traditions

    May 31, 2016 By Rebecca Susmarski, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Some diners might think 10:30 a.m. would be too early to eat hot dogs with fries, but Mokena residents Nick Iozzo and Anthony Nardo have seen plenty of evidence to the contrary. 

  • Sophomore Ryan Mitchell follows through a serve during the IHSA state tournament in Arlington Heights. Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media

    Griffins continue program’s success, finish 34th in state

    May 31, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    After Lincoln-Way East’s tennis team graduated four of its six state qualifiers, this season looked like a rebuilding year on paper, but instead the team maintained its winning culture a

  • 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.

  • 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