• John McAuliffe, co-owner of Durbins Pizza in Frankfort, stands behind the carry-out counter of the newly remodeled restaurant in downtown Frankfort. The pizzeria recently reopened after an arson fire in July resulted in a full remodel of the restaurant. Photos by Amanda villiger/22nd Century Media

    Durbins reopens with new look following arson in July

    October 16, 2018 By Amanda Villiger, Assistant Editor News

    Durbins in downtown Frankfort is open again after a July 15 fire that Frankfort Fire Protection District officials determined was an act of arson, which led to a complete remodeling of the inside o

  • Willow Svehla (left), Delaney Fritz (middle) and Laurel Svehla play a witch-themed game together Friday, Oct. 12, during the Frankfort Park District’s Witches Brew event held at the Founders Community Center. Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media

    'Witches Brew' event offers ghoulish fun for Frankfort children

    October 16, 2018 By Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter News

    The leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler, and the season of pointed hats and black cats is approaching.

  • Lincoln-Way East’s Nate Warning (45) and Joshua Vargas (14) take down Thornwood’s De’Aviyon Rockett on Thursday, Oct. 11, during the second half of the game in South Holland. The Griffins defeated the Thunderbirds 56-18. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    With rout of Thornwood, Griffins set new mark for most points in a season

    October 12, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The 2018 Lincoln-Way East football team began the year carrying the weight of continuing on from last year’s undefeated Class 8A state championship team.
  • Steerhogs owner Mark Gountanis poses Oct. 3 behind the counter of his restaurant, which opened in Frankfort in late August. Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

    Steerhogs combines family recipes with Memphis inspiration

    October 11, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Editor Life & Arts
    When he decided to open a barbecue restaurant in the community where he lived, Frankfort resident Mark Gountanis knew he was in it for the long haul.
  • Among Bear Down Barbecue’s signature items are the ribs. The St. Louis-cut spareribs can be served dressed with a signature barbecue sauce, just the dry rub or both. Photos by Tom Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Bear Down Barbecue remains competitive with new additions, TV show appearance

    October 11, 2018 Life & Arts, Dining Out
    No one’s more excited than Rashid Riggins when it comes to the Chicago Bears’ potential this season. And his love for his hometown team is exemplified through food.