• Elias Muasher (back) finishes a ride down the slide with his daughter, Leyah, 2, Sept. 21 while at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest in Homer Glen. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest continues to grow in 36th fall season

    September 26, 2016 By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant Editor News

    Jeremy Bengtson has more than 10 months each year between seasons at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest, and the hardest part about his job is waiting to fulfill all his dreams for

  • The Annual Community Expo & Health Fair will again feature a variety of local businesses along with demonstrators, in addition to a new craft fair when it returns Saturday, Oct. 1, to Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen. Photo submitted

    Chamber expo set for Oct. 1 at Hadley

    September 27, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News

    The upcoming Annual Community Expo & Health Fair will have a mixture of activities and information for children, adults and seniors.

  • Ben Costello (left), 7, plays in a corn pit with his father, Shawn, Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Konow’s Corn Maze Special Needs Day in Homer Glen. Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Konow's Corn Maze Special Needs Day nearly quadruples attendance in third year

    September 26, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts
    It was the third year Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen held its Special Needs Day, and the third time was a charm. After drawing approximately 400-450 people for the same event last year, the crowd this year nearly quadrupled, with 1,500 guests registering ahead of time, according to Christina Neitzke-Troike, an employee at the farm overseeing Special Needs Day.
  • The Baked Mostaccioli ($11.95) is an Enrico’s tradition that consists of mostaccioli tossed with Parmesan cheese and covered with a meat sauce before being smothered with mozzarella and baked to a hot and gooey finish. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Enrico’s Italian Dining redefines tradition at new Frankfort location

    September 28, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Before Harry D’Ercole reopened Enrico’s Italian Dining in Frankfort at its new location this May, the man who spent decades working at his family’s restaurant business found himself in unfamiliar territory — on an extended vacation.
  • Cassidy Hillock makes a play at the net Sept. 20 at Lockport in her No. 2 singles match against Sandburg Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Girls tennis: Porters notch key conference win over Eagles

    September 27, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    Taking a first glance at Lockport Township girls tennis doubles partners Gabby Perillo and Kamile Sulkson, one cannot help but notice an immediate difference in height.

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