• Pictured are Tim Lalla (far left) and Dave Smulson (far right) during the Red Bull Can You Make It? competition. The two Orland Park natives traveled from London to Berlin in a week using cans of Red Bull to barter with.

    Two Orland natives prove they can make it

    April 18, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor News

    At the beginning of the Red Bull Can You Make It?

  • Katie Krzus crushes the ball for a second-inning home run for Sandburg Friday, April 11, in a 6-1 loss to Andrew.

    Krzus breaks Andrew’s shutout streak, but Eagles fall 6-1

    April 18, 2014 By Jeff Vorva, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Even by Andrew’s lofty standards in girls softball, it was a pretty good week.

  • Jean Hultsch of New Lenox reads Wednesday, April 9, to a large group of children and their parents at Barnes & Noble in Orland Park. Hultsch has been reading stories there for roughly a decade.

    New Lenox resident builds following at Orland Park store

    April 14, 2014 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts

    After serving as an educator for 35 years – many of them in Orland School District 135 – New Lenox resident Jean Hultsch was done. Retired. Ready to sit back and relax.

  • Sandburg teacher Nick Fotopoulos looks across the court as he readies a throw Monday, April 7, during the fourth annual District 230 Teacher/Student Dodge Ball Tourney held at Andrew High School.

    District 230 holds annual teach-student dodgeball tournament

    April 14, 2014 School, Life & Arts

    Wearing tie-dye T-shirts and buoyed by T-Bolts pride, students from Andrew High School threw hard, dodged low and caught well to win the fourth annual District 230 Teacher/Student Dodge Ball Tourne

  • Chris Gramza of Burr Ridge (left) plays Magic: The Gathering with Rick Caprio of Orland Park Saturday, April 5, during an International TableTop Day event hosted by HobbyTown USA in Orland Park.

    Orland Park’s HobbyTown USA participates in TableTop Day

    April 14, 2014 By Rob Siebert, Staff Writer News

    HobbyTown USA in Orland Park was celebrating board games on Saturday, April 5, but there was no Monopoly money exchanged, and there were certainly no journeys to Candyland.