• Pictured is (first row, left to right) Shaina Girten, her great-grandmother Rosemary and her younger brother Kaiden, along with her mother (back row, left to right) Christina and her cousin Gino Corsi.

    Small heroine with big heart helps great-grandma

    February 27, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Rosemary Girten is renowned in her family for taking care of everyone, and when she recently needed help herself, one of her pint-sized relatives returned the favor. 

  • Collected through his Stock the Closet Foundation, 12-year-old Michael Weeks, of Mokena, sorts through toys during a donation drop off Monday, Feb. 16, at the Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Smiles with miles of toys

    February 26, 2015 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    Nearly seven years since he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Mokena resident Michael Weeks continues to remember the kindness shown to him during his multiple hospital stays. 

  • Pictured are the prime rib nachos ($11.99) at The Brass Tap in Orland Park. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    The Brass Tap keeps it local, crafty

    February 26, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Craft beer rookies come face-to-face with craft beer gurus when they step inside The Brass Tap.

  • Claire Quinn (left), of Chicago, bowls with her son Patrick Saturday, Feb. 14, during the Mokena Community Park District’s mother and son Valentine’s Day event at Thunder Bowl in Mokena. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Spending quality time at the lanes

    February 26, 2015 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    At 5 years old, Eli Cheske looked as if it took all his strength to roll the bowling ball down the lane. 

  • Mokena Intermediate School fifth-grade students rehearse for the upcoming talent show Thursday, Feb. 12, with teacher and director Diane Leo (right) in the gymnasium. Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media

    One act, multiple talents

    February 26, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor Life & Arts

    It’s the same story told a million times before.

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