• (Photo by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media)

    Café au Parc ships taste of Italy to Orland Park weekly

    August 26, 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.

  • 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. (Photo submitted)

    Lockport Boy Scout Troop 50 returns from challenging adventure out west

    August 26, 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. This is why the Boy Scouts of America operate four High Adventure Bases for young men and adult leaders to have fun while practicing survival skills learned over the years as Boy Scouts, according to a local troop leader.

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

    Mobile Vietnam memorial takes residence in Lockport

    August 26, 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 who died in the Vietnam War.

  • Lincoln-Way North quarterback Jake Arthur throws a pass down field during a practice in anticipation for the start of the new season. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Coach hopes Phoenix make team’s ‘last hurrah’ a good one

    August 25, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    They have endured the growing pains of being a new school. They have survived rough seasons and departed players. They have even dealt with heartbreaking playoff losses.

  • 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.