• Jean Hultsch of New Lenox reads Wednesday, April 9, to a large group of children and their parents at Barnes & Noble in Orland Park. Hultsch has been reading stories there for roughly a decade.

    New Lenox resident builds following at Orland Park store

    April 14, 2014 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts

    After serving as an educator for 35 years – many of them in Orland School District 135 – New Lenox resident Jean Hultsch was done. Retired. Ready to sit back and relax.

  • Sandburg’s JonLuke Passett jumps for a ball Tuesday, April 8, during the Eagles’ season-opening boys tennis match against Lincoln-Way North. Passett dominated d at No. 1 singles, defeating North junior Sam Knuth 6-0, 6-0.

    Passet helps Eagles sweep North 7-0 in season’s first match

    April 14, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    The first match of the year always brings unique challenges, but not even the never-ending winter could deter Sandburg Tuesday, April 8, as the Eagles swept Lincoln-Way North 7-0 to kick off the ne

  • Sandburg teacher Nick Fotopoulos looks across the court as he readies a throw Monday, April 7, during the fourth annual District 230 Teacher/Student Dodge Ball Tourney held at Andrew High School.

    District 230 holds annual teach-student dodgeball tournament

    April 14, 2014 School, Life & Arts

    Wearing tie-dye T-shirts and buoyed by T-Bolts pride, students from Andrew High School threw hard, dodged low and caught well to win the fourth annual District 230 Teacher/Student Dodge Ball Tourne

  • Chris Gramza of Burr Ridge (left) plays Magic: The Gathering with Rick Caprio of Orland Park Saturday, April 5, during an International TableTop Day event hosted by HobbyTown USA in Orland Park.

    Orland Park’s HobbyTown USA participates in TableTop Day

    April 14, 2014 By Rob Siebert, Staff Writer News

    HobbyTown USA in Orland Park was celebrating board games on Saturday, April 5, but there was no Monopoly money exchanged, and there were certainly no journeys to Candyland.

  • Dean Lane of Orland Park poses for a photo inside the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago. The general manager was recently named Hotelier of the Year.

    Orland Park’s Dean Lane named Hotelier of the Year

    April 14, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor News

    At this point, there aren’t many things that can fluster Dean Lane.