• Sandburg’s Tamonte Brown (left) runs through Joliet West traffic Friday, Sept. 19, during the Eagles’ homecoming game in Orland Park.

    Joliet West takes 21-10 win over Eagles during homecoming

    September 22, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Entering this season, the Sandburg football team knew it was young.

  • Pictured is Orland Park native Yiannis Ekonomou, 11, at a recent dance competition. He recently won two national titles, along with the title of Mr. Junior Dance America.

    Perfection’s rising star shooting for new heights

    September 19, 2014 By Ryan Wallace, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Near the end of a rigorous first year of competitive dancing, 11-year-old Yiannis Ekonomou showed no signs of being mentally or physically drained.

  • Pictured is site steward Pat Hayes Saturday, Sept. 6, at Orland Grassland. Hayes has served as site steward for roughly 12 years.

    Pat Hayes reflects on past 12 years

    September 19, 2014 By Bill Jones, Editor News

    When Aububon-Chicago Region founder Stephen Packard first met Orland Park resident Pat Hayes, he said her interest in the restoration of Orland Grassland — which he was there to help assemble — was

  • Vietnam War veteran Dennis Blessing reads copies of newsletters recounting events of the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang during a reunion of the Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, held Friday, Sept. 12 at the VFW Post 2604 in Orland Park.

    ‘These men are my brothers’

    September 19, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Nearly 50 years after serving in the Vietnam War, U.S. Army veteran Ronald Armstrong and his military buddies still feel a bond that is stronger than ever.

  • “Broiled” writer/director Megan St. John (left) and director of photography Trevor Kelley work together on the set of the film, which was cast in Orland Park.

    After Orland auditions, short film comes to fruition

    September 19, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    What happens when a rural bank robbery goes awry?

    If Megan St. John is telling the story, it results in love, some twists and turns, and a whole lot of sweet potatoes.