• Lincoln-Way East’s Quinn Madden (middle) tries to get between Sandburg’s Samantha Youngwirth (left) and Rachel Distor Friday, Jan. 23, during a game between the squads in Frankfort. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Strong D leads Eagles girls basketball to win over Griffins

    January 28, 2015 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    After consecutive conference losses to Bolingbrook and Homewood-Flossmoor, Sandburg’s girls basketball team was in a defensive mood Friday, Jan. 23, at Lincoln-Way East.

  • Maddie Gowgiel, 22nd Century Media File Photo

    10 Questions with Maddie Gowgiel

    January 28, 2015 By Eric Skalac, Assistant Editor Sports, Athlete of the Week

    Maddie Gowgiel is a senior on the Sandburg varsity girls bowling team.

  • Pictured is Pulpo al Mojo de Ajo, an octopus-based dish expected to soon hit the menu at Mama Maria’s Taco & Tequila Bar in Orland Park. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Mama Maria’s well-armed with quality ingredients

    January 27, 2015 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Since chef and owner Laco Seeber opened Mama Maria’s Taco & Tequila Bar in the summer of 2013, not much has changed in terms of his vision for the high-end Mexican establishment.

  • Cub Scouts (left to right) Charlie Soltys, Noah Moreno, Logan Stafford, Aiden Allemand and Anthony Vitellaro watch Sunday, Jan. 18, as their cars race during the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Pack 400 Pinewood Derby, hosted by St. Francis of Assisi in Orland Park. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Cub Scouts race handmade cars at annual Pinewood Derby

    January 27, 2015 By Jessica Cilella, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    The cars race down the track in less than three seconds, as the crowd cheers from nearby seats.

  • Brandon Banbury (left), of Hailstorm Brewing Co., and Iain Wilson, from Orland Park Rock Bottom Brewery, pose in the brew room during the Battle of the Brewers event, hosted Wednesday, Jan. 21, by Rock Bottom. (Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media)

    Friendly ‘Battle’ helps promote local breweries

    January 23, 2015 By Bill Jones, Editor News

    The student has become the brewmaster, though the decision was far from unanimous.