• Paul Nirchi, who plays Potiphar, prepares for rehearsal of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Thursday, July 14, at Lincoln-Way West. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    ‘Joseph’ performances to benefit Rotary Club

    July 18, 2016 By Travis Cornejo, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    Rehearsals are underway for Lincoln-Way Area Summer Stock Theatre’s 2016 production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” presented by the Rotary Club of New Lenox.

  • 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. 

  • Don (left) and Nadine Lawson stand inside the GoodWillHunting Lawson shop portion of their New Lenox home, where they showcase their refurbished furniture products. Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Couple-owned GoodWillHunting Lawson refurbishes furniture finds

    July 18, 2016 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    On a clear day, Don Lawson can be seen at nearly all hours outside his New Lenox residence refurbishing, painting and distressing decades-old pieces of furniture.

  • Jose Torres, of Orland Park, stands in the entryway of Italian Village’s The Village restaurant in Chicago, where he serves as executive chef. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland Park chef gives kick to historic Chicago kitchen

    July 18, 2016 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Chicago’s Italian Village is all about its history.

  • Providence’s Kevin Fitzgerald (right) tries to make a catch July 11 during the opening game of the Lockport Regional against Andrew in Tinley Park. Seamus Scanlan/22nd Century Media

    Celtics make it to second game of Lockport Regional

    July 18, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    It sounded strange to hear Providence baseball coach Mark Smith use the term “uncharted territory” after a playoff victory last week.