• Sandburg junior tennis player and returning Top 20 state finisher Anna Loureiro returns a serve Thursday, Aug. 10, during the second day of tryouts. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Girls tennis: Lineups shuffled, but Eagles' expectations remain high

    August 18, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    It is odd to think that this Eagles team can be even better. The Sandburg girls tennis team sent six players to the state tournament last season.
  • Doc’s Smokehouse and Craft Beer’s three-meat plate is shown here with smoked brisket, ribs and custom-made Usinger’s sausage. Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Doc’s Smokehouse plays on owner’s Southern heritage, traditions

    August 17, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Blues music plays over the sound system, as Birmingham, Alabama native Brent Brashier discusses his emotional attachment to Southern-style barbecue at Doc’s Smokehouse and Craft Beer in Mokena. “Everything on this menu is stuff that I have a real emotional connection to,” Brashier says with his slight drawl.
  • Caroline Stefanon plays during her first season with the Lewis University women’s volleyball team. Lewis Athletic Communications

    Championship the goal for women's volleyball player Caroline Stefanon at Lewis U

    August 16, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports
    Postseason success was a new phenomenon for Orland Park native Caroline Stefanon during her first season on Lewis volleyball this past fall.
  • Twelve of the area men who have committed to take part in American Cancer Society’s new Real Men Wear Pink campaign pose for a photo Aug. 8 outside Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Orland Park. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Area men step up in fight against breast cancer

    August 15, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News
    The American Cancer Society is for the first time this year holding its nationwide Real Men Wear Pink campaign in the southwest suburbs, and several men with ties to the area will be among those vying to be the top breadwinner of a collective fundraising effort.
  • Freshman Sandburg golfer Athena Kwon finishes her swing during a practice Thursday, Aug. 10, at Silver Lake Country Club. Kwon figures to be a big factor for Sandburg girls golf in her first season. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Girls golf: Eagles hope for team return to state tourney

    August 14, 2017 By Tim Carroll, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    The Sandburg girls golf team has been competitive for a long time, and 2017 is shaping up to be no different.


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