• The Orland Fire Protection District training facility housed the Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp from July 12-15 at 10728 W. 163rd Place. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    OFPD’s Kids Camp returns to Orland Park

    July 20, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News

    Sophia Bonaminio and Eva Dawczak, both 9 years old, know now that learning about fire safety is fun.

  • Village manager bids town farewell

    July 19, 2016 By Paul Grimes, Village manager News, Village
    “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney It was a hot summer day in mid-June 2008. My family and I pulled up to the Village Square neighborhood to check out our temporary house that would be our Orland Park home until we found a permanent residence.
  • Antonis Grill & Catering in Lockport offers a variety of Mediterranean specialties with Greek influences, from gyros to chicken to souvlakia to salads, pitas, oven-browned potatoes and rice pilaf. Photo by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Antonis stands as bastion of variety, family values in Lockport

    July 14, 2016 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Anyone who grabs a table during the lunch hour at Antonis Grill & Catering will likely witness a common sight. Customers stroll in, and customers stroll out, often grabbing only soups or salads, maybe sandwiches. Though some order the more hearty dinner offerings that typically do better during the restaurant’s early evening hours.
  • Roslyn DeBoer, of Orland Park, describes her work as a fiber artist to guests at a reception held Friday, July 8, at the Vogt Visual Arts Center for an exhibit featuring her work throughout July. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland artist helps put on new exhibit at Vogt Visual Art Center

    July 13, 2016 By Ryan Wallace, Staff Writer Life & Arts
    Roslyn DeBoer does not rush her work. If something does not feel or look just the way she wants, the Orland Park artist does not fret, because she knows that finishing touch will make itself known when it is ready.
  • Courtney Force (right) signs an autograph for Eugene Merrill, of Hammond, Indiana, Thursday, July 7, at HobbyTown USA in Orland Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland’s HobbyTown USA features meet and greet with driver Courtney Force

    July 12, 2016 By Dave Owen, Freelance Reporter Sports
    The force was with Orland Park-area racing fans Thursday, July 7. While already in the area for the National Hot Rod Association Nationals in Joliet, drag racing star Courtney Force spent an hour signing autographs and greeting fans at the HobbyTown USA store in Orland Park.