• Marian Kraus explains his photography to attendees Nov. 2 during a Meet the Artist event at Orland Park Public Library. Jesse Wright/22nd Century Media

    Capturing the world — and the attention of Orland Park

    November 15, 2018 By Jesse Wright, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    Marian Kraus was born in Czechoslovakia and grew up in Germany. And it was there, as a teenager, he fell in love with photography through the lens of a Pentax 35mm. It was a common enough hobby with a common enough camera. But since then, Kraus has traveled the world, and for the last 20 years he has made a living ...
  • Team 22: Boys Soccer 2018

    November 15, 2018 By Staff Report Sports, High School
    At the end of every boys soccer season, 22nd Century Media scours through stories, stat sheets and reporters’ notebooks to compile its Team 22 All-Star lineup.
  • James Rizzo (right), of Orland Park, poses for a photo with his daughter, Donna, and Gary Sinise during a Soaring Valor program.

    Orland Park World War II veteran honored by Gary Sinise Foundation

    November 14, 2018 By Brianne Dougherty, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    Veterans Day is a time to celebrate and pay our respects to the brave war heroes who have put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom. One heroic individual to celebrate is Orland Park’s own James Rizzo, a 92-year-old World War II veteran.
  • Sandburg’s Rachel Krasowski, a junior libero, was named the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue’s Athlete of the Year in volleyball. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    DePaul-bound Krasowski named SWSC Blue Athlete of the Year

    November 14, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    Sometimes it’s hard for liberos in volleyball to get noticed. Like linemen in football, they rarely get paid attention to unless they make a mistake.
  • Orland Park native Katie Mather, celebrating Marist’s sectional win over Mother McAuley earlier in the season, was the starting setter on the RedHawks’ state championship team. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Volleyball: Mather sets the table for Class 4A state champs

    November 13, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School
    Katie Mather waited her turn. It wasn’t always easy, but the Orland Park native waited her turn. Her turn came this year.



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