• Sandburg Principal Jen Tyrrell speaks to a group of athletes and parents Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Empowering Girls for Life event in Rosemont. Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media

    New Sandburg boss Jen-erates some life lessons

    August 17, 2018 By Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor News, Community
    Five days before preparing to meet thousands of her new students on the first official day of class on Thursday, Aug. 16, Sandburg High School Principal Jen Tyrrell sat on a white couch with a couple of other women in Rosemont and talked to a younger audience about life’s ups and downs.
  • UPDATE: Police searching for three in alleged home invasion

    August 16, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire
    Three men reportedly entered a home in the 14100 block of Trenton Avenue on Aug. 14 and searched it with two residents present. Police were dispatched around 9:30 p.m. that evening to the residence and learned a home invasion occurred around 2 p.m. that day ...
  • Marian Catholic student Rebekah Crane sings “Love on the Brain” Aug. 5 during the finals of Orland Park’s Got Talent at the Taste of Orland Park. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Taste of Orland Park: Orland Park’s Got Talent finals spotlight creative community

    August 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    After weeks of preliminary competitions, judges found the best of the best to participate in the 2018 edition of Orland Park’s Got Talent. Singing, dancing, magic and more were highlighted during the all-ages showcase on Aug. 5.
  • James Armstrong (left), of Orland Park, waits for Burger 21 franchise co-owner Ed Karayanes to place cheese on the cheesy sliders Aug. 4 during Taste of Orland Park. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Taste of Orland Park: Entertainment aplenty, but food still steals the show at fest

    August 15, 2018 By Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living
    With smoky barbecue flavors filling the air near the Orland Park Civic Center, a kaleidoscope of cuisines came together Aug. 4 during the annual Taste of Orland Park.
  • Orland Park resident Cole Jackson’s performances of “Uptown Funk” and “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars won him the Golden Microphone on Aug. 3 during the Lip Sync Showdown at the Taste of Orland Park. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Taste of Orland Park: Inaugural Lip Sync Showdown a hit on opening night

    August 14, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts
    From “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to the viral police department video challenge, lip-sync battles have become the latest craze to inspire music fans across the country. The opening night of Taste of Orland, Aug. 3 ...

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