• Pictured is the Petey Cheeseburger ($9.75), which comes served on toasted garlic bread with a heaping pile of hand-cut fries, at Petey’s II Restaurant and Lounge in Orland Park. (Sarah Janssen/22nd Century Media)

    Something for everyone at Petey’s II

    August 19, 2014 By Sarah Janssen, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Restaurant with history serves up steak, seafood

  • Lois Harrison serves the Clean Up Kids ice cream last week as a reward for another sumer full of hard work cleaning up the neighborhood around their homes. (Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    The Clean Up Kids are on the job

    August 18, 2014 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer News

    Lockport youngsters refresh neighborhood

  • Pictured is an order of camarones con coco ($8) at El Coco Mio in Tinley Park. The coconut shrimp dish is one of many tapas selections offered by the restaurant. (Bill Jones/22nd Century Media)

    Tinley restaurant goes cuckoo for coconut

    August 15, 2014 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Isabella owners open El Coco Mio

  • Homer Glen native Kyle Driscoll (front), of The Fall Four, is shown at a summer pool party, recently staged for the filming of his band’s “Siren Song” music video in Homer Glen. Homer Glen native Kyle Cogan filmed the video.

    LTHS grads collaborate to film music video

    August 15, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

    It was the reunion of a lifetime.

  • Darlene Huston, a pre-kindergarten teacher from Lockport, points to a plastic bag holding a sandwich Monday, July 14, during a seminar at Rockford University. Resealable bags are among many common household items that use aggregate materials, many of which are produced in Illinois. Photo submitted

    This Lockport teacher literally rocks

    August 15, 2014 By Staff Report News