• The petite filet mignon ($29) — accompanied by choice of baked potato or hand-cut fries, along with a house salad or cup of Primal Cut beef vegetable soup — is one of the signature dinner entrees at The Primal Cut Steakhouse in Tinley Park. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

    Mix of classics, diversification key for new upscale Tinley eatery

    April 20, 2017 By Thomas Czaja, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Approximately six years ago, a chef entered a steakhouse in Chicago, where he met another chef working as a dining room captain. Little did Paul Spass know when he sat down and became a regular customer of Mark Dewar’s that evening that the two would become friends and ultimately business partners, one day opening their own restaurant together.
  • Supporters (left to right) Susann Paus-Gortowski, Susann Spring and Marilyn Malik stand in solidarity with Syria Thursday, April 13, during a vigil on Breidert Green. Bob Klein/22nd Century Media

    Southwest Suburban Activists highlight empathy, equality at vigil

    April 18, 2017 By F. Amanda Tugade, Editor Life & Arts

    The evening of April 13 was rather chilly, but for the small group who gathered at Breidert Green Park in Frankfort and expected rainfall, the weather was more than favorable. 

  • Richard Esposito shares this photo of his grandmother (middle) who worked as a riveter during World War II. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Tinley Moraine Genealogists help locals unearth the truth about their families’ histories

    April 18, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    America has long been known as a melting pot of different cultures. Immigrants from across the world have come and settled in the United States for more than 200 years, and sometimes their stories have gotten lost over time.
  • Tinley Park residents Charles Molony (left), Ellen Collins (middle) and Liz Brousil look at plans for the 280-acre site at a community meeting held April 12 at Prairie View Middle School. Photos by F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

    Water, residential projects considered for 280-acre property

    April 18, 2017 By F. Amanda Tugade, Editor News

    More than 200 people packed Prairie View Middle School’s gym on the evening of April 12 to take a closer look at three proposals for the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center site.

  • Seventeen-year-old Katie McNulty demonstrates her form, technique and stance inside Tinley Park High School’s weight room. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Tinley Park athlete discovers inner strength

    April 18, 2017 By F. Amanda Tugade, Editor Sports
    Katie McNulty defines strength by the weight she carries on her shoulders. In fact, the very first thing McNulty says about herself is that her life revolves around school, work and the gym – in that exact order. At 17, the Tinley Park High School junior is preoccupied with planning for her future post-SAT, enjoying the softball season as it unfolds and prepping for the long-awaited summer vacation.

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