• Pictured is Jeff Dryfhout (left), of Orland Park, and Brian Dryfhout, of Frankfort, representing the Alzheimer’s Association during the 2016 Chicago Marathon. Photo submitted

    Family, friends to run across Illinois for Alzheimer’s research

    September 22, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News
    What started as a conversation between brothers on the way back from a marathon has turned into a charitable effort that has spurred tens of thousands of dollars in donations toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Orland Park native Michael Schofield practices with his new team, the Los Angeles Chargers, after being claimed off waivers Sept. 3. Courtesy Mike Nowak/Los Angeles Chargers

    Orland Parker continues NFL journey in AFC West

    September 21, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Sports Editor Sports
    Orland Park native Michael Schofield played all 16 games in 2016 for the Denver Broncos. Despite that, the Broncos waived Schofield on Sept. 2.
  • Nakesha Scott (right) helps Stephen Scott Sept. 9 after he caught his first fish of the day at Alden Estates of Orland Park’s annual Fall Fishing Festival. Photos be Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Annual fishing derby a combination of cause, community

    September 21, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    After experiencing for themselves the impact leukemia can have on a family several years ago, the Alden family, owners of The Alden Network, made a conscious effort to support the Leukemia Research Foundation, according to Christina Murdoch, administrator at Alden Estates of Orland Park.
  • The Raffy Turtle is one of several customized flavors created by The Plush Horse for Raffy’s Candy Store in New Lenox. Photos by Claudia Harmata/22nd Century Media

    Childhood memories rediscovered at Raffy’s Candy Store

    September 20, 2017 By Claudia Harmata, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out
    For those with a major sweet tooth, Raffy’s Candy Store has a fix for them all. “There is just such a variety,” said Dave Rafalski, owner of Raffy’s Candy Store. “I would suggest that [people] go outside their norms. So, if there’s a person that always comes in ... try something new, because there’s so many different types of chocolates and gummies and candies that a lot of people haven’t tried.”
  • Sandburg’s No. 1 singles tennis player Anna Loureiro comes in to make a return against Lockport Thursday, Sept. 14, at Lockport. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg girls tennis drops close road meet with rival Porters

    September 20, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The stakes were high when Sandburg and Lockport Township met in a girls tennis dual meet last week.