• Sandburg’s Jake Pygon (right) tries to get around a Lockport Township defender Friday, Jan. 13, while on the road. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Eagles boys basketball struggle with Lockport team looking to make statement

    January 19, 2017 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Matt Smietanski knows firsthand what the rivalry between Lockport Township and Sandburg is like. The Lockport senior point guard not only has played in basketball games involving the two schools but also has a family history when it comes to the rivalry.
  • Sandburg’s team captain, Toni DelGiudice (standing), competes during the SouthWest Suburban Conference Competitive Dance meet Jan. 11 at Bolingbrook High School. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Eagles competitive dance take the Blue Division title at Bolingbrook

    January 18, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    As one of the final teams to take the floor during a lengthy SouthWest Suburban Conference competitive dance meet, Sandburg could have lost its focus. Instead, the Eaglettes put on an unforgettable show, saving arguably the best performance in Bolingbrook’s gymnasium for last Jan. 11, as they won the Blue Division.
  • This BBQ Burger ($12) at Side Street American Tavern in Tinley Park features an antibiotic-free patty with cherrywood bacon, onion strings, cheddar cheese, lettuce and BBQ sauce, garnished with a pickle and seasoned fries. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Side Street combines unique flavors with entertainment

    January 13, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Side Street American Tavern offers more than just good food. Accurately named, Side Street American Tavern is nestled off 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue at 18401 North Creek Drive in Tinley Park.
  • Keloryn Putnam, former executive director of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, drops off a donation at 2016 Cheers to Charity event at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Orland Park. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    OPACC executive director recalls 14 years of serving businesses’ needs

    January 12, 2017 By Ryan Wallace, Freelance Writer Life & Arts
    Fourteen years can seem like a long time. But when you played an active role serving a boom of businesses and watching a village become a destination for families, 14 years can go by in a blur.
  • Sandburg-Stagg co-op gymnast Maddy Roe dismounts the balance beam Saturday, Jan. 7, during the Erin Olmsted Invitational at Sandburg. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way steals show at Sandburg gymnastics invitational

    January 11, 2017 By Chris Walker, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    A team appearance from an area school in the Illinois High School Association girls gymnastics state finals is long overdue. Lincoln-Way co-op and the Sandburg-Stagg co-op both believe they have a chance to get there, and with the beginning of the postseason less than a month away, now is the time to polish things in practice, to do what they can to stay healthy and to make an impact during the final invitationals of the season.

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