• Ted Rys, one of the first residents to move into the newly constructed Clarendale of Mokena, takes part in the official opening Sept. 29 in the main lobby lounge area. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Clarendale of Mokena opens up its doors to the community

    October 5, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    What started out a little more than two years ago over breakfast at a diner on 191st Street was simply a “dream.”

  • Dressed as some of their favorite superheroes (left to right) Eric Pichman, Jo Rozker, Joe Grigoletti and Luke Surdel join together to celebrate Batman Day Sept. 26 at the Mokena Community Public Library. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Children assemble for superhero day at the Mokena Community Public Library

    October 5, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor Life & Arts

    When trouble occurs in Gotham City, Commissioner Jim Gordon assembles the troops, flips on the bat signal and, at least in the 1960s version, he was the only one who knew the numbe

  • Lincoln-Way East quarterback Brandon Bauer rushes down field, as he would go on to accumulate 176 yards on the ground Friday, Oct. 2 in a 48-6 win over Lockport. Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    East celebrates homecoming with 48-6 win over Lockport Township

    October 3, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    Strong wind and a talented young Lockport Township quarterback was enough to keep things close early, but four defensive turnovers and a Brandon Bauer-led offense was more than enough Friday,

  • Lincoln-Way North running back Jaylin Branch makes a cut move en route to the end zone Friday, Oct. 2 in a 53-22 win over Andrew in Tinley Park. Seamus Scanlan/22nd Century Media

    North improves to 6-0 after convincing win over Andrew

    October 3, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor Sports, High School

    With an undefeated record now standing at 6-0, it would be easy to reference Lincoln-Way North’s Phoenix mascot with their current metaphorical ascension up the pipeline

  • Kup a Joe Café’s blackened tilapia ($12.99) is pictured layered on seasoned spinach and tomatoes, served with buttery mashed potatoes. It is one of roughly 20 new dinner entrées available at the café. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Dinner delights at Kup A Joe Café

    September 29, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    For the past three-and-a-half years, Frankfort’s Kup A Joe Café has provided an alternative to the drive-thru window for breakfast or lunch.