• The Beefeater ($6.99) starts with rye bread piled high with sliced roast beef. Then, grilled green peppers and melted Swiss cheese are added, and it is plated with sliced pickles and French fries to complete the meal. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Keeping the Country Charm in New Lenox

    November 23, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The Country Charm has been a staple of the New Lenox community for more than three decades, and the breakfast-and-lunch spot continues to charm locals both new and old.

  • Matt Sharp, of Minooka, pours two glasses of Junction in the Trunk Nov. 17 at 350 Brewing Company in Tinley Park, as part of 22nd Century Media’s Cheers to Charity series. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Three cheers for philanthropy, holiday fun

    November 23, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Publisher 22nd Century Media’s annual toast to community organizations got off to a rousing start Nov.

  • Sandburg’s Brandon Goeringer bowls a practice frame Thursday, Nov. 12, during a meet with Thornridge at Castaways Bowl in Calumet City. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Boys bowling roster proves deep in early going

    November 17, 2015 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The addition of freshman Cameron Crowe has Sandburg’s boys bowling fortunes flying even higher.

  • Payton Diver, of Oak Forest, heads to the top of the gymnasium at Fierke Education Center Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of the activity surrounding the unveiling of the school’s new rock wall. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Fierke gymnasium rocks newest feature

    November 17, 2015 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    When it comes to better health and fitness, Fierke Education Center students know how to put their best feet forward.

  • Frank Sinatra cover artist Rick LaVere (right) sings to Beverly Spagnola Friday, Nov. 13, during the Toy Box Connection “Be the Music” dinner at Orland Chateau. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Music played, money made at Toy Box Connection dinner

    November 17, 2015 By Jason Maholy, Staff Writer News

    Michelle Maxia founded the Toy Box Connection nine years ago with the intent to bring toys to children whose parents cannot afford them.