• Tinley Park resident Zach Unger adds a touch of paint Oct. 12 to the bench he created for his Eagle Scout service project. Michael Gilbert/22nd Century Media

    Tinley teen on the cusp of attaining Eagle Scout rank

    October 21, 2016 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor News

    Boy Scout Troop 911 member Zach Unger knew exactly who he wanted to benefit from his Eagle Scout service project.

  • Frank Pulciani (front, right) and Chico Walker go up for the basketball as Tinley Park firefighters watch. Pulciani is to hold a celebrity basketball game Oct. 22 at Glenbard East High School to raise money for the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Orland resident, celebs support police, fire

    October 20, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Orland Park resident Frank Pulciani knows how to bring people together for a good cause.

  • Orland Park Police Sgt. Ken Rosinski gets ready to use his taser in a simulated scenario Oct. 8 during the department’s Citizens Police Academy. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park Police give residents inside perspective in Citizens Police Academy

    October 19, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News, Police

    Area residents recently got just a glimpse of what it means to be a police officer in Orland Park.

  • Charlotte Ciurej, of Lockport, picks out a pumpkin Oct. 8 during The Great Pumpkin Party in Orland Park. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    The Great Pumpkin Party adds new events

    October 18, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter News, Village
    Dressed up as Elsa and Anna from Disney’s “Frozen,” Elise, 5, and Sienna, 3, knelt next to a pumpkin that was nearly the size of them, poking and wobbling it as they investigated the giant vegetable. Their father, Rob Ator, stood next to them, as they tried to determine the pumpkin’s weight.
  • Sandburg student Erica Such plays Leeann Oct. 5 during a dress rehearsal for “A Piece of My Heart,” a Vietnam War-focused play recently staged by the school’s theater program. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg theater students present ‘A Piece of My Heart’

    October 14, 2016 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Sandburg High School students took on a challenging subject for their fall play, titled “A Piece of My Heart,” a play depicting the stories of six women sent to Vietnam during the war.