• Sandburg’s Brian Krasowski (right) stares down his 170-pound opponent, Lincoln-Way Central’s Brandon Dominski, Thursday, Dec. 11, during a meet in New Lenox. Photos by Mike Lorenz/22nd Century Media

    Eagles wrestling bests LW Central in enemy territory

    December 16, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Sandburg wrestling is back.

    To be clear, the Eagles never really left, but last season did not quite live up to what they had accomplished in the previous decade.

  • Referee Dion Wiley (left) raises the arm of Sandburg sophomore Patrick Brucki in November, after a forfeit victory over Homewood-Flossmoor. Brucki is looking to help lead the Eagles back to state this season. Jean Lacaht/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg’s Brucki a young leader on the mat

    December 16, 2014 By Ryan Wallace, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Sandburg High School’s Patrick Brucki has had a lot of thoughts running through his head since the Illinois High School Association state wrestling meet last season.

  • Pictured is the portobello mushroom and spinach flatbread, with a Parmesan caper cream sauce and added steak, at White Street Cafe. The item is $8.95 at the base level, with an additional charge for meat.

    The Dish: Something different every day

    December 16, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    For Pauline Modjeski, opening White Street Cafe in Frankfort was not a childhood dream come true but rather an adult’s creative vision brought to life.

  • Pictured are Malmark handbells that are part of an octave set of English handbells made from brass and leather. When struck by members of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish handbell choir and handbells ensemble, each bell gives off a distinctive sound, based on size and motion. Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Merriment their melody foretells

    December 16, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    When it comes to bells, St. Francis of Assisi Parish children know how to ring in a sweet melody.

  • Gina Chigaros (far right), the Orland Township Youth Commission’s coordinator, poses with the members of the OTYC during the group’s monthly meeting and holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Orland Township offices in Orland Park. Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Teens step up in Township’s Youth Commission in 2014

    December 16, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Noah Grudowski is doing more than talking the talk; he is walking the walk.