• Grading change for D135 draws questions

    February 22, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, School
    A planned change to standards-based grading is eliciting plenty of questions. More than 100 Orland School District 135 parents turned out Thursday, Feb. 16, for a presentation on standards-based grading, held at Century Jr. High School.
  • Sandburg’s Patrick Brucki (right) celebrates his win over Waubonsie Valley’s Mason Kroening after their championship match Saturday, Feb. 18, at the IHSA Individual State Wrestling Finals. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    Brucki captures individual state title at 195 pounds

    February 21, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Saturday, Feb. 18, it was mission accomplished for Sandburg grappler Patrick Brucki. Brucki secured the state title that had eluded him in his prior trips to the individual state tournament with a 12-4 victory over Mason Kroening, of Waubonsie Valley, in the finals at 195 pounds of the Illinois High School Association Individual Wrestling Finals.
  • The pomegranate and sage martini ($9.10) at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park features Reyka small-batch vodka, a hint of sage, pure pomegranate juice and lemon juice, finished with a fresh sage leaf. Photo by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Bonefish fashions four-flavor drink in pomegranate and sage martini

    February 20, 2017 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When it comes to flavor profiles, drinks usually lean toward sweet, sour, bitter or, on rare occasions, savory. But instead of committing to just one, the latest cocktail at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park tries to capture all four in one blend for something that also plays to the hopefully soon-to-come spring season by being “light and refreshing,” according to managing partner Nicholas Kapellas.
  • Members of the Providence dance team perform their routine Jan. 27 during the Illinois High School Association state dance competition’s preliminary round in Bloomington. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media

    Orland Parkers contributed to Catholic school’s competitive dance success

    February 17, 2017 By James Sanchez, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    First-year Providence Catholic head dance coach Stephanie Coglianese admitted she had to tone down her coaching style and be patient.

  • The menu for the 10th Anniversary Dinner held Thursday, Feb. 9, at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Orland Park featured 10 courses, with a total of 10 beers and nine dishes. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Rock Bottom celebrates 10 years with anniversary dinner, more

    February 16, 2017 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts
    The past few years of LaGrange Road construction took their toll on Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, like any other business along the thoroughfare, but General Manager Berta Higgins said she had no doubt she would see this day.