• Orland Park residents Connie Logan and Jim Blaschek dance the night away at the Sock Hop dinner and dance held Thursday, July 12, by Orland Township at Orland Chateau. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland Township strolls back to the 1950s with Sock Hop party

    July 19, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News, Community
    The 1950s saw letterman jackets and poodle skirts at the height of fashion, while the jukebox was filled with music from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and The Platters. On Thursday, July 12, Orland Township transported folks back to this booming era with its 1950s Sock Hop dinner and dance at the Orland Chateau.
  • As Fred Hammar, of Orland Park, returns with Honor Flight Chicago on July 11 to Chicago Midway International Airport, he is welcomed home by his granddaughter Lauren Haggerty, of Tinley Park. photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Orland veteran: Honor Flight ‘one of the most fantastic experiences’

    July 18, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Community
    Orland Park’s Fred Hammar could probably tell 50 good stories about his Honor Flight Chicago trip July 11 to Washington, D.C. But he would prefer not to. And it is not that the Air Force veteran did not love the trip ...
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    UPDATED: Two hit with federal indictments for alleged theft, sale of firearms

    July 16, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Police-Fire
    Two men were indicted federally last month for the theft and sale of firearms stemming from an Orland Park arrest in November 2017.
  • The Cast Iron Hot Brown ($16) at Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park features roasted turkey breast, peppered bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano, heirloom tomatoes and a Mornay sauce. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Chef finds space, support for creativity at Tribes

    July 13, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Regulars at Tribes — be it the Mokena Beer Company or the Tinley Park Alehouse — know that the menu is always subject to change. The beer, in particular, is an ever-rotating combination of Tribes’ own brews and some of the best from around the country.
  • Todd Allen and Sandburg’s boys basketball team will be relying heavily on juniors when the season starts in November. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Boys Basketball: Sandburg hopes summer finish will help in winter

    July 12, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    When is comes to summer high school basketball, not many coaches put stock in wins and losses. Some coaches, such as Sandburg’s boys boss Todd Allen, cram a lot of games into June to see just what they will have down the line in November and by the time the month ends ...



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