• Sandburg’s Marvin Agwomoh, (right) pleads his case that he was interfered with in the end zone by Thornton’s Jacquise Blaylock (left). Agwomoh did not win the argument and Sandburg did not win the game as Thornton pulled off a 29-14 victory in Orland Park on Friday night, Sept. 21.JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Eagles wrong turn could prove costly

    September 22, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

    TIM YONKE, Freelance Reporter

  • Ann Ross turned 100 last month and celebrated her birthday with family. Karen Forsythe/Karen Forsythe Photography

    A century old but young at heart: Resident honored for 100th birthday

    September 21, 2018 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    The year 1918 was a pivotal point in American history. World War I just ended, the Great Depression was on the horizon, and World War II and several other conflicts would eventually follow. Orland Park resident Ann Ross — born on Aug. 2, 1918 — has lived through all of these moments in the past century.
  • As Sandburg student Reem Dahdal (left) observes, members of the Sandburg Class of 1982 (left to right) Becky Heim, of Orland Park; Terry Torbik-Sullivan, of Palos Heights; and Beth Swanson Verdun, of Homer Glen; present furniture to the Steaming Eagle Café Sept. 11 during a grand opening/ribbon cutting event at Sandburg High School. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    An alumni dream becomes reality at Sandburg’s Steaming Eagle Café

    September 20, 2018 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter News, School
    Having been in poms and the school’s pep club, Orland Park’s Becky Heim always loved her high school, Sandburg. Heim graduated in 1982 and has organized every reunion since. And when she found there was funding left over from past reunions, Heim put that money to work.
  • Patrick Letz wins finishes first Sept. 9 at the Jane’s Warriors 5K Run and Walk in Orland Park. Photos by Jesse Wright/22nd Century Media

    Jane’s Warriors raises funds for research, scholarships

    September 19, 2018 By Jesse Wright, Freelance Reporter News, Community
    The morning of Sept. 9 was crisp but dry — a perfect day for a run. “Janey had one job,” Jim Caliendo said. “That job was to keep the rain away, and she did a great job.”
  • At La Dolce Vita Della Piazza in Frankfort, the melanzane al forno, or eggplant Parmesan ($17.95), includes sliced eggplant baked in a red tomato sauce and covered with cheese. It is served with the diner’s choice of pasta and a house salad. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: House specials are the standout sellers at La Dolce Vita

    September 18, 2018 By Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    With a menu packed with pastas, sautéed shrimp and other Italian specialties, Frankfort’s La Dolce Vita Della Piazza aims to bring a piece of Italy to the southwest suburbs. The Old Frankfort Way establishment, which has been in business for the past 15 years, is one of the restaurant’s two locations, with the second in Plainfield.


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