• Actors Karen Lesiewicz (left) and Jim O’Heir perform a scene in the upcoming movie “Heavens to Betsy 2,” a sequel to the 2017 film about a woman whose prayers are all answered simultaneously. INSET: Frankfort resident Robert Alaniz directed the film, which is to debut Nov. 29 at the Emagine theater in Frankfort. Photos submitted

    'Heavens to Betsy 2' to premiere at Emagine

    November 20, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

    Frankfort director Robert Alaniz has long found inspiration for his work in his faith, and his latest film is no exception.

  • Lincoln-Way East swimmer Alicia Pearson competes in the 100-yard breaststroke event at the IHSA state final competition on Friday, Nov. 16, at Evanston Township High School. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media

    East swimmers fail to advance to final day at state

    November 19, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The theme song of the Lincoln-Way school swimming teams to end this season could be the Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want." While they didn't get what they wanted, they got what they needed.
  • Lincoln-Way East football coach Rob Zvonar speaks to the players on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Wilmette following the team's 24-16 loss to Loyola Academy in the IHSA Class 8A semifinal. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Griffins’ title bid comes up short in Loyola rematch

    November 18, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Lincoln-Way East hadn’t lost a game since 2016. 

  • Pictured are a half-rack of ribs with a side of barbecue baked beans and corn muffin ($14.99, $21.99 for the full rack) at Steerhogs in Frankfort. Photos by T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

    Steerhogs becomes BBQ excellence through habit

    November 15, 2018 By TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    More than 2,000 years ago, Aristotle developed his virtue ethics.

  • Former sports reporter Terry Boers, of Mokena, performs a comedy routine at CD&ME in Frankfort on Saturday, Nov. 10. Boers, a cancer survivor, has decided to make the most of his second chance by spending more time with his family. Analisa Trofimuk/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort welcomes cancer survivor for comedy fundraiser

    November 14, 2018 By Analisa Trofimuk, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    The blaring television cast a glow on the faces packed into the hospital room as Terry Boer and his family watched the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series.