• Sandburg’s Brianna Soltis throws to first May 16 during a game against Lockport Township in Orland Park. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Eagles softball gets best of Porters behind Saviano’s complete game

    May 26, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    What better way could there be for two of the top softball programs in the southwest suburbs to tune up for the postseason than to play each other in the final week of the regular season

  • Orland Park’s new Dixie Chicken Company, at 15866 S. LaGrange Road, specializes in fried chicken, biscuits and sides. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Dixie Chicken offers all-natural food

    May 27, 2016 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Following its run in Mokena, Aiman Kassar’s Streets of Philly transformed into Dixie Chicken Company for roughly two months.
  • Joy Turner (left), of Lockport, gives her sister-in-law Laura Alberts, of Orland Park, flowers Thursday, May 19, to wish her luck before she performs Natalie Cole’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance.” Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park’s Laura Alberts becomes first woman to win Orland Township’s Senior American Idol

    May 25, 2016 By Jeff Vorva, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    During the fourth running of Orland Township’s Senior American Idol competition Thursday, May 19, Laura Alberts sang three songs including “Luck Be a Lady Tonight.”

  • Haley Carrero waves to her family and friends in the stands May 17 during Sandburg High School’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Seliga Field. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg graduates savor their moment

    May 24, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News, School

    It was an hour before graduation, and all Mateo Cortez could think about was buying a bottle of chocolate milk from a vending machine inside Sandburg High School’s cafeteria.

  • The rib-eye steak sandwich ($11.99) is one of the most popular items on the menu at The Fat Italian Restaurant, and is topped with grilled onions and Swiss cheese. Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    The Fat Italian aims to please diners with dynamic menu

    May 23, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    When Antonio Caruso goes out to eat, he expects a friendly atmosphere and tasty food. So that is what he aims for The Fat Italian Restaurant in Tinley Park to deliver.