• Tim Panega (second from right), assistant track coach, instructs girls on the Sandburg track team during a practice this past season. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg alum talks return to coach girls track

    July 27, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Sports, High School
    Tim Panega has run full circle in his athletic career. The 2010 Sandburg graduate competed during his high school days, went off to Augustana College to continue not only his education but also his running career and earned his master’s degree at DePaul University in social work and communications.
  • Members of the Orland Park Theatre Troupe perform Thursday, July 20, during a dress rehearsal for “Broadway Memory Lane.” Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    ‘Broadway Memory Lane’ offers hit after hit

    July 26, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Ask a cast member of the Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s latest production what was most enjoyable about the eight weeks of practices and rehearsals leading up to opening day, and he or she is likely to say something about camaraderie and meeting people from all different walks of life.
  • Sandburg graduate Kendall Coyne skates Friday, July 21, at the Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park during her 2017 Hockey Camp. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Kendall Coyne’s Hockey Camp comes to Arctic Ice Arena

    July 25, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Sports
    “You don’t need to be big to dream big.” That is the first thing written on a flyer for Kendall Coyne’s 2017 Hockey Camp.
  • The BBQ Bacon Burger ($7.99) at Burger 21 in Orland Park features applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, onion strings, hickory BBQ sauce, a beef burger, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun. It holds the honor of being the location’s most ordered burger. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Quick-serve roadblock paved partner’s path to Burger 21

    July 20, 2017 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When Ed Karayanes was just 17 years old, he got a job with a quick serve restaurant. And for years, that was the only chain for which Karayanes — now a 53-year-old resident of Elk Grove Village — ever worked, ultimately earning his way to partnership in eight locations.
  • Lauren Munguia walks through the crowd to show children dry ice July 12 during a Wacky Wednesday presentation at the Franklin Loebe Center. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Orland’s Wacky Wednesday shows the fun side of science

    July 18, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor News
    Crazy outfits, messy science experiments and a mad scientist all made for a very Wacky Wednesday. Orland Park’s Recreation Department has been crafting fun summer activities for area children for years now. And Wacky Wednesday has been a staple of those offerings.

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