• The Raffy Turtle is one of several customized flavors created by The Plush Horse for Raffy’s Candy Store in New Lenox. Photos by Claudia Harmata/22nd Century Media

    Childhood memories rediscovered at Raffy’s Candy Store

    September 20, 2017 By Claudia Harmata, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, Dining Out
    For those with a major sweet tooth, Raffy’s Candy Store has a fix for them all. “There is just such a variety,” said Dave Rafalski, owner of Raffy’s Candy Store. “I would suggest that [people] go outside their norms. So, if there’s a person that always comes in ... try something new, because there’s so many different types of chocolates and gummies and candies that a lot of people haven’t tried.”
  • Sandburg’s No. 1 singles tennis player Anna Loureiro comes in to make a return against Lockport Thursday, Sept. 14, at Lockport. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg girls tennis drops close road meet with rival Porters

    September 20, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The stakes were high when Sandburg and Lockport Township met in a girls tennis dual meet last week.
  • Lipinski to face two challengers in 2018 race for Congressional District 3

    September 19, 2017 By Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter News
    In 2018, Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3) will face two challengers for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has served the district — which includes all or parts of Homer Glen, Lockport, Orland Park, Tinley Park and New Lenox — since 2005 and said he would like to continue his work for four more years.
  • St. Micahel School teacher Nancy Ramig, of Homer Glen, recently attended the NASA LiftOff Institute. Photo submitted

    St. Michael School teacher revisits NASA LiftOff Institute experience

    September 19, 2017 By Lee Edwards, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Saying Nancy Ramig is passionate about science is an understatement.
  • Niki Saviano, a Sandburg graduate, pitches for Lakeland University. Lakeland University Sports Information

    Sandburg alumna Saviano finding strikezone with collegiate softball

    September 18, 2017 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports
    Niki Saviano never envisioned herself as a college pitcher.

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