• Brian Sicher, and Orland Park native who was recently named team captain for the Air Force Acedemy baseball team, takes a cut during a game last season.

    More than just a baseball player

    September 30, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Sports

    Air Force Academy baseball coach Mike Kazlausky loves talking about catcher Brian Sicher.

  • Larry Zona, owner of Bloomingfield’s Florist, arranges festive decor during the Fall & Halloween Bash held Wednesday, Sept. 24 at his store located at 11229 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park.

    Bloomingfield’s creates Halloween collection

    September 30, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    If anyone can gather the largest selection of Halloween décor that’s both boo-tiful and unique, it’s Bloomingfield’s Florist.

  • Lincoln-Way North’s George Lang (left) and Sandburg’s Nick Atkinson go up to head a ball during the second half.

    Early goal gets Sandburg by Lincoln-Way North

    September 30, 2014 By Tim O'Brien, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    It wasn’t the most difficult goal Sandburg forward Evan Vouris had ever scored. It wasn’t the hardest kick either.

  • Award-winning balladeer Rick Pickren tell the story of the impact of railroads in America’s history through pop and folk songs during a concert, Songs from the Steel Rail, held Friday, Sept. 19 at the Orland Park Public Library.

    Rick Pickren brings railroad songs to OPPL

    September 30, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    In similar fashion to a conductor announcing the start of a journey, award-winning balladeer Rick Pickren blew on a train whistle to signal a memorable trip through music and melody.

  • Mayor Dan McLaughlin speaks Saturday, Sept. 20, during a presentation recognizing the 25th anniversary of Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park.

    Putting the par in party

    September 30, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer News

    Standing in the entranceway of Orland Park’s Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club clubhouse as guests began to arrive for the special 25th anniversary event, it was easy to see why the organization h