• Lincoln-Way North graduate Julian Hylton (right) tries to get by a pair of defensive linemen during a game from the 2013 season. Hylton rushed for 2,528 yards in 2013 — placing him 19th in state history for single-season rushing yardage. 22nd Century Media File Photos

    Hylton hopes to provide safety for Illini secondary

    July 24, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports

    Lincoln-Way North football coach George Czart had a feeling.

  • Lincoln-Way East senior quarterback Mike Weller steps up in the pocket to pass Thursday, July 17, during a 7-on-7 event in Frankfort. Photos by Jon DePaolis/22nd Century Media

    Griffins complete summer 7-on-7s by hosting four-team event

    July 23, 2014 By Dan Irons, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    After scrimmaging what seemed to be half of the high school football teams in Illinois over the past month, Lincoln-Way East appeared ready for one chapter of its preseason training to c

  • John Narcissi, 17, a musician and Providence Catholic senior, plays his guitar in his Mokena home. Photos by Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    A guitar to start it all

    July 23, 2014 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor Life & Arts

    There are select, special moments in life when one instinctively knows a journey is about to set forth; the path they were on, now simply a mirage in the rear view mirror.

  • Pictured is the chicken oreganato ($23), one of 20 new items at the newly remodeled 94 Grille & Tavern. The bone-in chicken breast and legs are smothered in a zesty lemon and oreganato butter, and served alongside potato wedges. Photo by Erik Schmidt/22nd Century Media

    Don’t mess with 94 Grille & Tavern

    July 22, 2014 By Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    One time, because he felt like it, Bryan Sord built an entire 8,000-square foot restaurant from scratch in just 93 days.

  • Owner Hans Buchbach stands behind the counter of his unique business, Avalanche Jewelers, at 11018 Front St. in Mokena. Photos by Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Longtime entrepreneurs ‘too stubborn to give up’

    July 22, 2014 By Jeff Vorva, Staff Writer News

    The jewelry business isn’t always as glamorous as it is portrayed in those advertisements — in which blushing brides and grinning grooms-to-be are merrily picking out rings with gushing