• Florist George Mitchell puts together an arrangement to music April 9 during the Annual Tea at the McCord Gallery & Cultural Center in Palos Park. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Business owner puts floral skills on display

    April 20, 2017 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Art comes in many forms.

    For George Mitchell, a Palos Park resident, flowers are his art.

  • Orland Park resident Bill Weir looks at literature Thursday, April 13, during the mini health fair hosted by Orland Township. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland Township’s mini health fair caters to local seniors

    April 20, 2017 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    On Thursday, April 13, Orland Township welcomed a variety of venders, medical professionals, home care specialists and area businesses to participate in a free mini health fair for senior residents.
  • Sandburg’s Ashley Wood bats April 11 during a game at Lincoln-Way West High School. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Eagles’ softball bats strike in victory over Lincoln-Way West

    April 19, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    After seeing their teammates hit a lot of recent home runs, Nikki Horvath and Brianna Johnson decided to join the party.

  • The Depth Charge (prices vary by size) is one of Submarine City’s most popular menu items. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    Submarine City not just another sandwich shop

    April 18, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Back in 1978, late-night snackers had a tough time finding places open past 10 p.m. not named White Castle. Then came Submarine City.
  • Chef Mike Weckler — also known as The Soup Guy — serves tomato basil soup out of his mobile kitchen in New Lenox. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    The Soup Guy offers homemade soups, cheesecake from mobile kitchen

    April 17, 2017 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Seeing few places to get a good, homemade, belly-warming soup without breaking the bank, chef Mike Weckler decided to start serving his own recipes. He started a small catering business a few years back, offering various small dinners, pasta, homemade lasagna and soup, with quite a bit of success.

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