• The infamous Gorilla Coffee ($3.50) has remained a favorite for those in need of an “afternoon pick-me-up,” according to co-owner Cyndi Dezutter, at Orland Park’s Blissful Banana Café, which April 1 celebrated its three-year anniversary. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland café’s Gorilla Coffee remains pure bliss

    April 13, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    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.

  • Lincoln-Way West’s Trevor Dallio pitches against visiting Lockport Township April 7. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Small in school size, big in game

    April 13, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    LW West shuts out LTHS 10-0

    When it comes to the size of area high schools, Lincoln-Way West is relatively small. 

  • Lincoln-Way Central senior Elena Girk (right), playing the role of Janet, practices a scene with Central sophomore Brendan Glennon, playing the role of Robert, during an April 7 rehearsal of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Central’s spring musical, at the school. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Camaraderie aplenty in Central’s cast

    April 13, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Mostly all actors aim to “wow” their audiences, but in the process of forming this year’s spring musical at Lincoln-Way Central, the musical’s cast and crew strove to “wow” themselves. 

  • Trinity Lutheran Church in New Lenox, founded in 1940 by Lutherans seeking their own place of worship, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Photos submitted

    ‘Welcoming to everyone’ for 75 years

    April 13, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates anniversary

  • Mayor Tim Baldermann (third from right), surrounded by his family, addresses supporters after learning election results Tuesday, April 7, at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant and Bar in New Lenox. (Photo by Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media)

    Baldermann wins third term as NL mayor

    April 7, 2015 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News, Breaking

    Timothy A.