• The Eagles’ Justin Richards takes a shot on goal Thursday, Feb. 12, during a game against Brother Rice at the Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Eagles breeze past Brother Rice to open state hockey playoffs

    February 25, 2015 By Dan Irons, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Their team motto all year long has been simple, “Make a State-ment.”

  • Sandburg’s Ben Schneider (right) wrestles Metea Valley’s Kenan Carter Saturday, Feb. 14, during the Class 3A Downers Grove North Sectional for wrestling. Seven from Sandburg qualified for the individual state finals. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Eagles wrestlers advance to state finals

    February 25, 2015 By Amanda Jarzynski, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The Eagles wrestling team has been dominant all season, and they have had no signs of slowing in the postseason.

  • Pictured is the meatloaf ($17.95) at Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen. Lauren Finkler/22nd century Media

    Italian, homestyle classics warm Tazza’s menu

    February 25, 2015 By Lauren Finkler, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    This is not your mom’s meatloaf; it is Rosie Reynders’ meatloaf — and it has a following.

  • Joel Barr plays the sax for party-goers Tuesday, Feb. 17, during the Mardi Party held at Together We Cope in Tinley Park. The annual event is sponsored, in part, by the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Chambers gather for Mardi Party at local nonprofit

    February 25, 2015 By Eric Skalac, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Together We Cope’s Mardi Party has been known to draw upward of 250 people, which is part of why the Orland Park Area, Tinley Park and other nearby chambers of commerce have chosen

  • Tony Dezutter (left) and Andrew Johnson from Blissful Banana Cafe serve food to guests Thursday, Feb. 19, during the annual Village of Orland Park Chefs’ Auction at Orland Chateau. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Chefs’ Auction takes up new cause, offers new faces, theme

    February 25, 2015 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Village

    For 14 years, the Village of Orland Park’s Chefs’ Auction focused its efforts on raising money for the American Cancer Society, but this year, organizers said they wanted to turn their a