• Mother’s Day contest enters final stretch

    April 23, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor News

    OK, this is it, final call to step up and show your mothers you love them.

    Don’t screw this up. Time’s running out.

  • Led by Mike Bechstein, of Mokena, crews from Bechstein Construction Corporation get to work on demolishing the Therafin building April 13, located at 19747 Wolf Road, in Mokena, to make room for future downtown development. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Therafin building demolished in Mokena

    April 21, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    Tired, unoccupied and under utilized, it was growing more unlikely each day that the Therafin building in Mokena would see a proper use in the near future.

  • The pulled chicken eggs Benedict ($11.95) recently appeared on a daily specials menu at Blissful Banana Café, the staff of which strives for creative, independent cuisine. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland café’s Gorilla Coffee remains pure bliss

    April 23, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts

    More than three years after Blissful Banana Café opened its doors, there is no question about what has become customers’ favorite item on the menu.

  • Casey Sawilchik (middle), a Lincoln-Way North senior, plays the role of Captain Hook during an April 15 rehearsal of the school’s production of “Peter Pan.” Jon DePaolis/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way North students to take flight in ‘Peter Pan’

    April 20, 2015 By Jon DePaolis, Contributing Editor Life & Arts

  • Lincoln-Way North Mathlete Ryan Murphy (left to right) practices with Jennifer Reusz, head coach of the North Mathletes, and his fellow Mathletes Robert Harrington, Alison Hefner and Patrick McGuire. Photo submitted

    Two plus two equals success

    April 20, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Many athletes and artists live by the phrase “practice makes perfect,” but four Lincoln-Way North students recently proved that the phrase can also apply to a more technical subject.