• Jose Torres, of Orland Park, stands in the entryway of Italian Village’s The Village restaurant in Chicago, where he serves as executive chef. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park chef gives kick to historic Chicago kitchen

    July 29, 2016 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Chicago’s Italian Village is all about its history.

  • LeMonte Booker, of Orland Park, who runs for the Indiana State football team, has to sit out for the 2016 season after suffering and ACL injury, but he plans to return to the team in 2017. Photos by Dave Wegiel/Pinola Photo

    LeMonte booking 2017 comeback from injury

    July 28, 2016 By Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports

    No one would blame LeMonte Booker if he quit, but that is not the Sandburg graduate’s style.

  • Wooden Paddle Pizza’s The Buzzkill (starting at $8.35) features fresh basil, pepperoni, Calabrian chili peppers and fresh mozzarella on red tomato sauce, topped with honey. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Wooden Paddle signature pie anything but a buzzkill

    July 27, 2016 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    No matter how much January 2014’s Pizza of the Month was, like any other Pizza of the Month, designed to simply come and go at Orland Park’s Wooden Paddle Pizza, owners Jonathan and Bria

  • Hannah Looney of Chicago, hangs out with some snowmen Thursday, July 21, during Christmas in July at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center in Orland Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Christmas comes to Orland, month of July

    July 26, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News
    On a sweltering Thursday afternoon, several families stood in a long line to get into the Centennial Park Aquatic Center. Carrie Abbott, of Frankfort, and her daughter Aurora came to the Orland Park pool simply to cool off, but they, along with many others, did not know that the aquatic center’s staff had something else in mind.
  • Photographer Bob Horsch (left) chats with Mary Flynn, of Orland Park, July 17 during the Fine Art Fair at Orland Park Crossing. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park Crossing welcomes back annual Fine Art Fair

    July 25, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Community members embraced their artistic sides this month at the annual Fine Art Fair at Orland Park Crossing. The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Village of Orland Park and Orland Park Crossing, hosted the sixth annual fair July 16-17, filling an entire parking lot.