• Michelle Freeland, director of the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings Ensemble, conducts the group Thursday, July 21, during its free summer concert at Lincoln-Way East High School. Seamus Scanlan/22nd Century Media

    High temperatures move LW Youth Strings concert inside LW East

    July 26, 2016 Life & Arts

    The rainy weather and hot temperatures this past week did not wash out the tunes of the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings Ensemble. 

  • Bernie Richter, co­director of SOAR, holds Dickens, a great horned owl, Saturday, July 23 during a presentation at the New Lenox Public Library. Jason Maholy/22nd Century Media

    SOAR displays birds of prey at library presentation

    July 26, 2016 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News

    The New Lenox Public Library will close out its summer reading program July 30 with a Hogwarts Ball, but an actual “celebrity” from the popular Harry Potter movie series was featured the

  • Wooden Paddle Pizza’s The Buzzkill (starting at $8.35) features fresh basil, pepperoni, Calabrian chili peppers and fresh mozzarella on red tomato sauce, topped with honey. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Wooden Paddle signature pie anything but a buzzkill

    July 25, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    No matter how much January 2014’s Pizza of the Month was, like any other Pizza of the Month, designed to simply come and go at Orland Park’s Wooden Paddle Pizza, owners

  • Lincoln-Way West alumna Gabrielle Tanquilut performs on the Warriors dance team in 2015. Burns Photography

    Tanquilut’s success at West carries over to UK’s dance team

    July 25, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Sports

    Aside from skill, hip-hop dancing requires a certain personality, style and confidence in order to be great at it.

  • Chris “Pappy” Hoerler waits to head out on the Freedom Ride July 10 outside Jackies Pub in Lockport. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Freedom Ride travels through area to raise funds for TLC Animal Shelter

    July 20, 2016 By Jessie Molloy, Freelance Reporter News

    A large group of bikers rode together on a Sunday morning with a sole objective — helping animals.