• The pomegranate and sage martini ($9.10) at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park features Reyka small-batch vodka, a hint of sage, pure pomegranate juice and lemon juice, finished with a fresh sage leaf. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    The Dish: Bonefish fashions four-flavor drink in pomegranate and sage martini

    February 16, 2017 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When it comes to flavor profiles, drinks usually lean toward sweet, sour, bitter or, on rare occasions, savory.
  • Ten-year-old Gianna Frieri’s drawing of a soldier earned her first place in our 9-12 age range. Images submitted

    Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest draws hundreds of entries

    February 16, 2017 By Max Lapthorne, Editor Life & Arts
    Given the opportunity once again this year, area youths did not hesitate to show their love and appreciation for America’s armed forces.
  • Sam Esposito poses for a picture after bowling a 900 series Feb. 3 at Strike and Spare II in Lockport. Photo submitted

    Homer Glen man bowls perfect 900 series in Lockport

    February 15, 2017 By Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor Sports
    Strike and Spare II was packed with bowlers Feb. 3, yet it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop — 10 of them actually.
  • Lockport color guard members (left to right) Antonio Lange, Patrick McMahon, Dhiann VandeBogart and William Candia perform Feb. 6 during a drill meet at Lincoln-Way Central in New Lenox. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Lockport AFJROTC finishes in third place at SWSC invite

    February 14, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter News
    Lincoln-Way Central senior Vincent Senese was not going to let his final home invite go by without putting on display the skill he had been working on since his junior year. Senese wowed the crowd, fellow competitors and judges when he closed out his armed solo routine by performing with a rifle and a saber simultaneously for the first time ever in competition.
  • Lockport’s Dana Ackerson shoots a practice shot Saturday, Feb. 11, at Orland Bowl. She bowled a 1,270 on the day to help the Porters advance to state. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

    Girls Bowling: Porters overcome Oswego East to win Andrew Sectional

    February 13, 2017 By Frank Gogola, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    For the first time this postseason, things were not coming easy for Lockport. The state’s No. 1-ranked team according to IllinoisBowling.net had been in second place the majority of the day at the Andrew Sectional Saturday, Feb. 11, at Orland Bowl. As other teams started to fade late in the day, strong play from junior Bailey Delrose and a lineup change helped the Porters win the sectional title and earn their fifth consecutive trip to state.