• A photo of Glen Jackson III was placed before the Moving Wall Vietnam memorial during the Aug. 20 opening ceremonies at the American Legion John Olson Post 18 that serves Homer Glen. Photos by Zach Bernard/22nd Century Media

    Mobile Vietnam memorial takes residence at Legion

    August 25, 2015 By Zach Bernard, Staff Writer News

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of Washington, D.C.,’s most iconic and powerful monuments, with its stunning marble structure covered with the names of those lost in the Vietnam War.

  • Local Boy Scout Troop 50 members (left to right) Carson Richter, Miguel Salinas, David Bruining, Cameron Holmes, Jake Burnett, Ryan O’Connor, Daniel Paulin, Antonio Lange and Tyler Cluff recently summited Baldy Mountain during a trip to New Mexico. Photos submitted

    Troop 50 returns from challenging adventure

    August 25, 2015 By Amanda Jarzynski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    When Boy Scouts get to be in their teen years, they may want to do more than just go camping in their backyards and earn badges.

  • Meat and cheese boards are the speciality of Café au Parc, which opened at the beginning of August in Orland Park’s Ninety7Fifty on the Park apartment complex. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Café au Parc ships taste of Italy to Orland Park weekly

    August 25, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    In recent years, the locally-sourced trend has largely dominated the restaurant scene, but Kevin Gawlinski and Nathalie Baranyk decided to take their business in another direction.

  • Owen Flaherty runs a play Aug. 12 during a summer football practice at Providence Catholic High School. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Defending state champion Celtics hope to rebuild roster

    August 25, 2015 By Chris Walker, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Providence’s “Quest for X” really could not have been scripted any better last fall, as it had plenty of excitement — and the inevitable setback or two — before the happiest of endings: a thrilling

  • After leveling up this summer, area football programs charge into regular season, Inside. Illustration by Nancy Burgan/22nd Century Media

    Porters look to past successes, challenges for inspiration

    August 25, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The 2015 version of the Lockport Township High School football team has one goal in mind: playoffs.

    It is one thing to talk playoffs; it is another thing to do it.