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On set with creepy crawlers

October 14, 2019 by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The closer it gets to Halloween, the more images of scary spiders and bugs appear everywhere. For owners of Crosstown Exotics, Colin Langenderfer, of Mokena, and Mike Levins, of Tinley Park, Halloween is everyday. 

“I...

Mokena resident in production for mystery film ‘Silent as the Grave’

by Carly Styka, Editorial Intern Life & Arts, The Arts

Creative ideas can come from all sorts of places, even from long-lost family stories. 

Film producer Brad Podowski, a Mokena resident and Lincoln-Way Central alumnus, has started gathering funds for his upcoming...

Beat goes on for LW Marching Band Invitational

by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Lincoln-Way Marching Band held its annual Lincoln-Way Marching Invitational Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lincoln-Way West High School in New Lenox, where 13 other high school bands from throughout the area came out to strut their stuff.

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Quick Bites — Tailgate time: A look at the area’s most interesting game-day options

by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Fact: It’s almost impossible to truly enjoy a sporting event without at least a little snack or something to drink.

And whether fans are going out or having friends over for the big game, the southwest suburbs offer no...