• Pictured is Wei’s Great Wall’s sweet-and-sour chicken, with white rice. The chicken is lightly breaded and fried in vegetable oil, and the sweet-and-sour sauce includes chunks of pineapple and green pepper. (Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media)

    Award-winning Wei’s Great Wall arrives in Orland Park

    August 22, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Twenty years of success with a steady flow of orders at the original Wei’s Great Wall in Kankakee led to the restaurant’s expansion into Orland Park.

  • Pictured is the New Lenox T.J.Maxx store, located at 485 E. Lincoln Highway, that was scheduled to open its doors Sunday, Aug. 24. (Sarah Janssen/22nd Century Media)

    New Lenox T.J.Maxx donation to benefit local high schools

    August 26, 2014 By Staff Report News

    The T.J.Maxx store in New Lenox, located at 485 E. Lincoln Highway, was scheduled to hold a grand opening celebration Sunday, Aug. 24.

  • Pictured is an order of camarones con coco ($8) at El Coco Mio in Tinley Park. The coconut shrimp dish is one of many tapas selections offered by the restaurant. (Bill Jones/22nd Century Media)

    Tinley restaurant goes cuckoo for coconut

    August 25, 2014 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Chef Juan Carlos Guzman has found plenty of success cooking Italian food.

  • Vendor booths line the walkways of the New Lenox Village Commons, as the ladies of New Lenox shop and chat Friday, Aug. 22, during the Village’s third Ladies Night Out event. (Amanda Del Buono/22nd Century Media)

    Area businesses come to Ladies Night Out for business, pleasure

    August 27, 2014 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Village, Life & Arts

    The dreary weather may have kept some of the ladies of New Lenox at home the evening of Friday, Aug.

  • Illinois tightens requirements for schools’ bullying policies

    August 28, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Assistant Editor News, School

    It used to be that bullies could strike at lunch or recess; maybe during class through a note passed down a row of desks; or on the walk home from school at the end of the day, but with