• Homer Glen resident Kathy Powell is to join 24 other bike riders beginning in May on a two-and-a-half month journey from New York City to San Francisco to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, and to tell the stories of those affected by the disease. Photo submitted

    Homer college student trains for cross-country bicycle journey

    January 16, 2018 By Thomas Czaja, Editor News
    After graduating college, most young adults either diligently search for a job or — if they are lucky — already have one lined up and soon make the transition into the working world.
  • Nancy Dornhecker (left), of UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, hands out a T-shirt to Priscilla Mendoza, of Chicago, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 22nd Century Media’s Healthy Living Expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Annual Healthy Living Expo inspires all-around wellness

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News
    South suburban residents looking to get lean and mean in 2018 had the opportunity to jump-start their wellness plans at 22nd Century Media’s annual Healthy Living Expo, presented by Planet Fitness.
  • Oak Prairie eighth-grader Faith Mihaljevic takes a turn in the center circle during an ice breaker game Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Choir Step-Up Day at LTHS’s East Campus.

    Eighth-graders learn about LTHS choir, band at Step-Up Days

    January 16, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Entering high school can be intimidating. From choosing the best electives, to learning the way around campus, to meeting new friends, there is a lot to take in for incoming freshman.
  • Peppo’s “Peppo-roni” Italian sub (prices vary by size) features peppered pastrami brisket, zesty pepperoni and provolone cheese. It is shown here toasted and topped with the garlic “guts,” which are marinated overnight to let the flavor of the garlic set in. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: At Peppo’s, it’s all about the ‘guts’

    January 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Sandwich shops are a dime a dozen, but only one has the “guts” to stand up to the competition.
  • The Lockport dance team performs at the SouthWest Suburban Conference competition held Jan. 10 at Bolingbrook High School. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

    Dance: Porters team receives 90.63 score at conference

    January 16, 2018 By F. Amanda Tugade, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    It was just moments before the Porters varsity dance team stepped on stage.