• The Kingston Trio, from left, George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty, perform Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center. Photos by Jeans Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Only sounding better with age

    October 17, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor Life & Arts

    ​Armed with a pair of acoustic guitars and a banjo, harmonizing on songs such as “Tom Dooley” while sporting matching ​Hawaiian shirts and charcoal pants, one might’ve thought the Beach

  • Lincoln-Way North senior middle hitter Valen Manns (second from right) looks to play a ball Tuesday, Oct. 14, during a victory over Lincoln-Way Central. Jon DePaolis/ 22nd Century Media

    North’s depth, balanced play gets it by Central

    October 20, 2014 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Sports, High School

    At times it looked as if Lincoln-Way Central outside hitter Toni Leitshuh was going to will her team to victory over Lincoln-Way North single-handedly.

  • Pictured is the BAB’s Burger ($8), paired with a side of fries ($3) and an America’s Original Pumpkin Ale craft beer ($6 for a 12-ounce bottle) at Build-A-Bun in Frankfort. Photo by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Continuing cooking with love

    October 17, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Don Melton has an unusual but effective way of measuring whether or not customers enjoy his food.

  • A sand version of former White Sox player Paul Konerko takes a swing at a zombie in a sand sculpture on display at Odyssey Fun Farm in Tinley Park.

    Zombies take the field at Odyssey’s latest attraction

    October 17, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Brian Turnbough doesn’t flinch if he gets sand in his eye. For the Mokena resident, artist and award-winning sand sculptor, it’s just another day on the job. 

  • ForeverU founder and Lincoln-Way East graduate Ryan Hesslau, of Mokena, speaks Saturday, Oct. 11, during the second annual Walk of Revival at New Lenox Commons. Photos by Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Renewing, reviving, remembering

    October 17, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer News

    As he gazed across over 100 twinkling candlelights on a brisk October night, Ryan Hesslau had a clear message on his mind, but it was his heart that did the talking.