• Julie Shapiro, of Orland Park, won the 2015 Vacation Photo Contest with this photo of her daughter jumping into a rive while on a hike in Big Sky, Montana. (photo submitted)

    Getting ready for summer

    May 21, 2015 By Staff Report News

    51 fun things to do in the southwest suburbs this summer

    The weather is getting nicer, school is out and vacation time is aplenty.

  • St. Michael School Assistant Principal Nancy Makowski (left) stands with retiring Principal Bernadette Cuttone, as she uses a megaphone to project while saying a few words to the crowd in attendance May 8 at a surprise send-off organized by students, staff and parents. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Homer Glen woman retires as Catholic school principal

    May 20, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor News

    When Bernadette Cuttone started her career in education back in 1972, she entertained the idea of working for public schools, but something — call it divine intervention?

  • Mayor George Yukich speaks with Homer Glen resident Randy Juras about transportation on May 5 during the Will Connects 2040 open house at New Lenox Village Hall. Photo by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media.

    Tentative outline of county transportation plan given at meeting

    May 18, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News, Village

    Locals who attended an open house at the New Lenox Village Hall May 5 witnessed a world where drivers, bicyclists, walkers and train riders moved together in harmony — or rather, a world that could

  • Second Nature band members Jim Donatelli (left) and Joey Kar perform during Nick-A-Palooza Saturday, May 16, in Lockport. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Nick-A-Palooza brings tunes, hope

    May 20, 2015 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    A trio of Lockport twenty-somethings walking north on State Street in Lockport on a pleasant Saturday afternoon  suddenly stopped in their tracks near the Roxy Theater.

  • The Berkshire pork chop ($24) at Zachary’s in Palos Heights is a double chop served with roasted potatoes and red peppers. It is served with a pan jus sauce featuring garlic, rosemary, thyme, herbs and white wine. Riley Simpson/22nd Century Media

    New restaurant keeps it fresh

    May 20, 2015 By Riley Simpson, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Frankfort resident Zach Kubiak calls himself “an old soul.”

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