• Ed Nemec, managing partner of Dancing Marlin in Frankfort, talks with 22nd Century Media Hometown Advantage members and guests during a cooking demonstration Wednesday, Aug. 13. Members of the online program are invited to exclusive local events. Photo by Heather Warthen/22nd Century Media

    Hometown Advantage members take Tuscan culinary trip

    August 26, 2014 By Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Hometown Advantage members learned how to recreate a refreshing summer salad with one of the summer season’s hottest ingredients — heirloom tomatoes — Wednesday, Aug.

  • Pastor Rick Tustin poses outside of Grace Fellowship Church in Mokena. Following an intense personal battle, Tustin gave up a comfortable teaching job to accept the position of lead pastor at the church this summer. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Tenured teacher changes careers, becomes lead pastor at Grace Fellowship

    August 25, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Some may see the road Rick Tustin took to his new job at Grace Fellowship Church an act of fate — or even, the hand of God. 

  • Linda Fox, executive director of Heartland Service Dogs, goes over the agenda for the upcoming training session on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at K9 Tailshakers in Frankfort. Heartland trains and gives away service dogs to those in need for free. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    No need to fear, Heartland is here

    August 25, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    Sometimes Mia won’t let Jen drive, nor will she let her sleep.

  • Lincoln-Way East quarterback Mike Weller attempts a pass during a summer 7-on-7. Jon DePaolis/22nd Century Media

    Griffins to get opening-week test against Oak Park-River Forest

    August 25, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    Lincoln-Way East opened its doors as a four-year high school in 2001. And in its 13 years of existence, the school’s football team has qualified for the state playoffs every season.

  • Twenty-one-month-old Nathan Janet of Homer Glen checks out the John Deere tractor at the Farm & Barn Festival in Mokena on Saturday, Aug. 16. Photos by Marybeth Sadlik/22nd Century Media

    Smiles abound at Farm & Barn

    August 22, 2014 By Marybeth Sadlik, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    When John McGovney acquired his property on La Porte Road in Frankfort Township from the Federal Government in 1841, little did he know what festivities would be taking place on it 163 y