• Créme by Sarah Ashley’s birthday cake cupcakes (prices vary by size) feature vanilla cake baked with rainbow sprinkles, topped with vanilla buttercream and sprinkles. Photos by Max Lapthorne/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Créme bucks convention with low-sugar treats

    March 16, 2018 By Max Lapthorne, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    As of March 1, Sarah Ashley Samara is all in. Samara opened Créme by Sarah Ashley — located at 11961 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park — last June, but it was not until the beginning of March that she quit her job to focus solely on running the store.
  • Sandburg co-op girls lacrosse player Jade Hamilton participates in an early-season practice in Orland Park. Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    Area LAX athletes hope to be ‘livin’ the life’ in the IHSA

    March 15, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    On a cool, rainy night toward the end of February, a guest walked onto the Andrew High School athletic field, where lacrosse players from Sandburg, Andrew and Stagg were getting ready for tryouts. One prospective player asked the guest how he was doing. The guest said he was doing fine and asked the player how he was doing.
  • Ashley Wood said she is hoping for a big season for Sandburg’s softball team. 22nd Century Media File Photos

    Softball: After 2017’s quick exit, Eagles ready for big season

    March 14, 2018 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Ashley Wood would prefer to focus on the team goals as the Sandburg softball squad looks forward to this season. “Obviously trying to get downstate,” Wood said of her objective in her fourth and final varsity season for the Eagles.
  • Khattab

    Man arrested after allegedly selling quarter-pound of cannabis to cop

    March 13, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking, Police
    A Palos Hills man was arrested after he allegedly tried to sell a quarter-pound of cannabis to an undercover Orland Park police officer. Mohammed Khattab, 24, of 9199 Windsor Drive, was charged with one count each of unlawful delivery of cannabis, a Class 3 felony ...
  • Keith Jones starts the live auction Thursday, March 8, during the Chefs’ Auction at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.

    Chefs’ Auction thrives under direction of The Bridge

    March 13, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News
    It would have been easy for The Bridge Teen Center’s leadership to go into panic mode, as many nonprofits might, when it learned it was going to lose government support this year as the Village of Orland Park made cuts to its budget. But that is not how The Bridge operates.


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