• Madison Creamer (left), 12, as Hansel, and Hannah Gallagher, 13, as Gretel, perform in a rehearsal for The Dance Studio, Ltd. of Homer Glen’s production of “Hansel and Gretel.” The show comes to Lockport Township High School on Saturday, Dec. 6. Photos by Lauren Finkler/22nd Century Media

    Young ballerinas to dazzle crowds with ‘Hansel and Gretel’

    November 26, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor Life & Arts

    As December approaches, ballerinas across the globe prepare to twirl, tiptoe and enchant with crowd-pleasing performances of “The Nutcracker,” a tried and true Christmas classic.

  • Jason Wimmer (wearing bib 3684), of Lockport, takes the outside edge to pass a group of runners in the fourth annual Mike Hike 5K Run/Walk, held Saturday, Nov. 15, in Homer Glen. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Community honors fallen hero at annual Mike Hike

    November 25, 2014 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer News

    As electrical power lines hummed high over a flatbed trailer used as a VIP stage to signal the start of the fourth annual Mike Hike 5K Run/Walk, a sound amplification system that had per

  • District 33C to offer full-day kindergarten

    November 24, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News, School

    Much to the satisfaction of several Homer School District 33C parents and teachers, full-day kindergarten will debut in the 2015-2016 school year.

  • Pictured is a split order of bangers and mash ($12 for a full order) — Irish sausages with mashed potatoes and Boston baked beans — at Square Celt in Orland Park. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland gets new taste of Ireland

    November 24, 2014 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    It has been a long time since Sam Maguire’s barred its doors and shuttered its windows in Orland Park. But the restaurant has not been forgotten.

  • Lockport Township High School’s Tia Parrinello (right) gains control of a rebound Saturday, Nov. 22, as the Porters face Plainfield Central. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Team’s focus on unity pays off in opening game win

    November 25, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Kianna Campbell was not too happy with herself.

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