• Sandburg’s Ian Sanders (left) takes the ball up court against Lincoln-Way East on Friday, Dec. 14. After missing a key free throw in the closing seconds of that game, he came out on fire the next night against Crete-Monee. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Boys Basketball: Sanders, Eagles bounce back after loss to LWE

    December 18, 2018 By Tim Cronin, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It was agony and ecstasy weekend for Sandburg and guard Ian Sanders. A loss at Lincoln-Way East after leading with 10 seconds remaining. A bounceback victory at Crete-Monee to break a three-game losing streak less than 24 hours later.
  • A variety of Latin pastries tempt customers at the counter of Cacao Cafe, 9111 W. 151st St. in Orland Park. Photos by Amanda Villiger/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Cacao Cafe serves up Latin dishes, pastries and drinks

    December 17, 2018 By Amanda Villiger, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Making chocolate is a process that takes a not-so-extraordinary bean, the cacao bean, and turns it into something delicious. The transformation takes the bitter, earthy seed and ­— after a long process of roasting and grinding and mixing — makes it a sweet treat people around the world love to eat.
  • UPDATE: Police say Orland Park area now clear after search for alleged carjackers

    December 17, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire
    Police who were looking for two alleged carjackers in Orland Park the morning of Monday, Dec. 17 — and said one may be armed — announced around 9:15 a.m. that the area was thought to be clear. Orland Park police officers were in the area of 153rd Street and Hilltop Drive ...
  • Orland Park’s Nicholas Sfirnaciuc poses on the deck of Sandburg’s pool. The 8-year-old has excelled at music and swimming.

    Jolly young Nicholas is a Renaissance man, er, boy

    December 14, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, Youth
    He is in the Top 25 in the nation in the 400-yard freestyle. He also is in America’s Top 40 in the 500-meter free. Add a Top-50 finish in the 50 meter backstroke to open December.
  • Just one week left to enter 2018 Holiday Card Contest

    December 13, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Contests
    You know that scene in “Home Alone” in which the family wakes up late, and everyone is scrambling to such degree to get to the airport on time for their flight that they forget their own child? (You know, basically the whole setup?) Well, many of you are basically living that scene right now.



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