• Orland Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Michael Schofield speaks to the crowd in attendanceduring the “In the Blink of an Eye” presentation at the Orland Fire Protection District’s administration building.

    ‘Things can be gone in a moment’

    July 18, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor News

    In February of 2005, 24-year-old  Tinley Park resident Jason Casper was a young Chicago police officer with a life’s worth of promise.

  • Jackson Smith (far right), chef de cuisine at Dancing Marlin in Frankfort, talks with 22nd Century Media Hometown Advantage members and guests (left to right) Leslie Brandt, Debbie Burzinski, Connie Secor, Shelly Clayton, Jackie Hasson, Patrick Hasson and Joe Clayton during a cooking demonstration held Wednesday, July 16.

    Hometown Advantage members take Tuscan culinary trip

    July 18, 2014 By Staff Report News

    Hometown Advantage members took a tasting trip to Tuscany without leaving Frankfort Wednesday, July 16, at Dancing Marlin in Frankfort.

  • James Cecconi (right) applies shaving cream to his face Thursday, July 17, during the Essentials of Manhood program at The Bridge Teen Center, as Autumn Hensle looks on.

    Bridge teens become men

    July 18, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Dave Fratantoni, program assistant at The Bridge Teen Center, looked over the dozen young men before him and asked them a sneakily poignant question, “What is the manliest thing about you?”

  • Sandburg returner Adam Valiga (left) is tagged by a Providence player Tuesday, July 8, during a summer 7-on-7 competition. The Eagles resumed summer training after a Fourth of July break.

    Eagles football looks to develop in resumed summer play

    July 18, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Following a brief hiatus in its summer conditioning, the Sandburg High School football team looked to get back at it the second week of July with a visit to Providence Catholic to compete in a 7-on

  • Brianna Borgman, of Orland Park, tries to catch a water balloon Thursday, July 10, during a competition with the lifeguards at Centennial Park Aquatic Center in Orland Park.

    Guards take on visitors at Aquatic Center

    July 18, 2014 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    When local residents competed Thursday, July 10, against the lifeguard staff of the Centennial Park Aquatic Center, the warm, sunny weather ensured a large turnout.