• All five Sandburg players flock to defend Richards’ Halle Idowu in the Eagles regional semifinal victory on Feb. 12. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Winning girls basketball season could be just the beginning

    February 19, 2019 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, High School

    On the surface, a 15-14 record does not sound like something to get all excited about.

  • Sandburg’s Pat Nolan reacts after defeating the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the state, Edwardsville’s Luke Odom, in their first-round match at the Class 3A 138-pound division of the IHSA state meet. CHRIS JOHNS/PhotoNews

    Unbelievable week for Sandburg wrestler Nolan

    February 18, 2019 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor; Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Wrestling injured, Eagles star knocks off No. 1 grappler and finishes sixth in state
  • Family of three displaced by fire caused by faulty chimney

    February 18, 2019 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire
    An Orland Park family of three reportedly was displaced by a fire that damaged their home the evening of Sunday, Feb. 17. The call came in around 9:30 p.m. that evening in the 8500 block of Hemlock Street, according to a press release issued the next morning by the Orland Fire Protection District.
  • Blueberry Hill Cafe’s popular blueberry pancakes ($10.19) are made with fresh blueberries and topped with a blueberry glaze. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: House specials always in season at Blueberry Hill

    February 15, 2019 By Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Dining Out
    The Fats Domino lyrics “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill” were the inspiration for the name of the local family-owned and -operated Blueberry Hill Cafe. And for the past 11 years ...
  • Princeton’s Patrick Brucki (left) and Harvard’s Cole Bateman battle in a match on Feb. 2. It’s the first time the longtime friends and teammates from Sandburg wrestled in a match. LISA ELFSTRUM/PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

    Brucki and Bateman wrestle for first time on 'awesome stage'

    February 14, 2019 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor Sports, Alumni-College

    Orland Park natives Patrick Brucki and Cole Bateman have known each other for a long time.

    “We wrestled, oh geez, since second grade,” Brucki said.

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