• Jean Arzbaecher (left), of the brain tumor support group at The Cancer Support Center in Mokena, greets friend Kelly Campbell May 17 before the start of the Walk of Hope fundraiser at Commissioners Park in Frankfort. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    ‘I will never give up or give in’

    May 28, 2015 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer News

    If maintaining a positive attitude helps fight cancer, then the disease was in full retreat May 17 at Commissioners Park in Frankfort.

  • Lincoln-Way East’s Jasmine Howell (left) takes the baton from teammate Alexis Pierre-Antoine Saturday, May 23, during the state finals of the 400-meter relay, held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews

    East girls track wins state title, completes quest for three-peat

    May 26, 2015 By Daniel L. Chamness, Staff Writer Sports

    If they keep winning state championships, one day — in the very near future — the Lincoln Way-East girls track and field team will be able to say they won more than just titles.

  • Capturing the essence of Dad

    May 25, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor News

    OK. So we gave area mamas their dues in our annual Mother’s Day Contest; now it’s time for the papas.

  • Ava Basolo, 9, steps off a Mokena fire truck with help from Lt. Todd Newton May 15 at Mokena Elementary School. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Getting to school in style

    May 27, 2015 By Laurie Ford, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    On the morning of May 15, 5-year-old kindergartner Keaton Basolo jumped off the Mokena fire truck, ran to his mother’s arms and exclaimed, “Mommy, this is the happiest day of my life.” 

  • 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. Photo by Riley Simpson/22nd Century Media

    Zachary’s offers traditional American cuisine

    May 25, 2015 By Riley Simpson, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

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

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