• As the sun rises Saturday, Oct. 22, Ralph Chichester, a member of Trail Watch, takes photos at Orland Grassland during the Bird Migration Walk. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Orland Grassland walk serves dual-purpose

    October 25, 2016 By Erin Redmond, Freelance Reporter News
    The sun was just starting to rise over the Orland Grassland Saturday, Oct. 22, as a group of roughly 10 people traversed the landscape, armed with cameras and binoculars. Every chirp and rustle in the bushes brought swiveling heads and scanning eyes, as they all quietly hunted the same thing: migrating birds.
  • The smoked salmon sandwich ($9.99 with fries and coleslaw) is a new menu item at Just Shrimp in Tinley Park that has proven popular among diners, according to co-owner John Mihalos. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Smoked salmon takes Just Shrimp’s starring role

    October 24, 2016 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    The restaurant’s name is Just Shrimp, but co-owner John Mihalos is willing to share a little secret.

  • Sandburg quarterback Collin Friedsam dodges two Lincoln-Way West defenders the evening of Friday, Oct. 21, in Orland Park. (Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media)

    Sandburg football beats LW West without spoiling Warriors’ playoff prospects

    October 23, 2016 By Dave Owen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Sandburg’s impressive never-say-die close to the season nearly brought a jolting end to Lincoln-Way West’s playoff hopes. The host Eagles (4-5) dug deep to pull out a 20-14 double overtime win over the Warriors (5-4) Friday, Oct. 21, throwing the postseason hopes for the defending Class 5A state runners-up into a 24-hour holding pattern.
  • Tinley Park resident Zach Unger adds a touch of paint Oct. 12 to the bench he created for his Eagle Scout service project. Michael Gilbert/22nd Century Media

    Tinley teen on the cusp of attaining Eagle Scout rank

    October 21, 2016 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor News

    Boy Scout Troop 911 member Zach Unger knew exactly who he wanted to benefit from his Eagle Scout service project.

  • Frank Pulciani (front, right) and Chico Walker go up for the basketball as Tinley Park firefighters watch. Pulciani is to hold a celebrity basketball game Oct. 22 at Glenbard East High School to raise money for the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Orland resident, celebs support police, fire

    October 20, 2016 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Orland Park resident Frank Pulciani knows how to bring people together for a good cause.