• Pictured is Gig’s signature sandwich — Gigs Way “Calabria Style” — which features breaded steak or chicken, red sauce, Gigs potatoes, mozzarella cheese and sweet hot peppers ($7.95). It is served with Gig’s hand-cut fries. (Sarah Janssen/22nd Century Media)

    Orland residents serve up sandwiches with family focus

    September 1, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Before opening the front door to Gig’s III Sammiches, patrons can smell the scent of fresh-cut fries and oven-baked sausage with sweet peppers wafting out into the restaurant’s small par

  • Leslie Campins, with a backdrop of the Matterhorn Mountain, runs the Matterhorn Ultraks, a 46K race held Saturday, Aug. 23, in Switzerland.

    Homer Glen woman runs 46K in Switzerland

    September 1, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor Life & Arts

    With an inhale, an exhale, and a steady alternation of running shoes swiftly pounding the ground, Homer Glen resident Leslie Campins finds her pace — and her peace of mind.

  • Vincent Pasco, of Homer Glen, pours a bucket of ice water on Jake McEntee, of Lockport, as the Stallions join the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Stallions’ practice fields in Homer Glen. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Local sports teams join the cause

    September 1, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Assistant Editor News

  • Shown is land in the East Usambaras Mountain range in Tanzania. The forests of Tanzania are a resource Homer Glen resident and Roosevelt University graduate student Kristy Stenson is hoping to help preserve through her research project.

    Homer Glen 23-year-old finds peace, passion in Africa

    August 18, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News

    With all due respect to Homer Glen, it has some tough competition in Tanzania.

  • Homer Glen resident Chris Goodson (left) and Rob Lach discuss construction work during work on a New Lenox Township home. Lach heads up Operation Nehemiah, a nonprofit that helps residents locally and in areas of disaster rehab and rebuild their homes. (Sue O’Malley/22nd Century Media)

    Operation Nehemiah provides home repairs, renovations

    August 25, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    Renovating a home is certainly a project that calls for many helping hands.