• 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.
  • Pictured are a half-rack of ribs with a side of barbecue baked beans and corn muffin ($14.99, $21.99 for the full rack) at Steerhogs in Frankfort. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Steerhogs becomes BBQ excellence through habit

    November 13, 2018 By T.J. Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    More than 2,000 years ago, Aristotle developed his virtue ethics. Key to this philosophy was the idea that excellence is a habit and, therefore, must be practiced regularly to achieve what the Greeks called arete. Aristotle probably did not have barbecue in mind — or on his taste buds ...
  • Kristin Scialabba leads the Kindness Rocks Orland Park program, through which people paint small rocks with beautiful designs or uplifting phrases, and hide them for others to find. Photo submitted

    Kindness Rocks Orland Park spreading kindness one rock at a time

    November 12, 2018 By Brianne Dougherty, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    Organizer of Kindness Rocks Orland Park Kristin Scialabba is working hard to raise spirits and spread kindness throughout the community — one rock at a time. Kindness Rocks Orland Park is a local version of the global Kindness Rocks Project ...

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