• Linda Stepp of Tinley Park (from left) and Arlene Neely of Robins take a ride on the fun slide together

    Tinley Park gets tropical

    July 29, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Wearing a floral shirt, a straw beachcomber’s hat and a drink in hand, Michelle Greybill, was certainly ready for a day of island fun.

  • Pictured is the Al’s Beef Ditka dog, the first Al’s entrée to be named after a sports figure. The Ditka dog may be ordered three ways and will be available at all Al’s locations at least until the end of July.

    ‘Putting two legends together’

    July 29, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Contributing Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    While many restaurant chains have classic Chicago hot dogs on their menus, only one competitor offers a frankfurter blessed with “the spices of Mike Ditka from the heavens.”

  • Kelly Christner fields a ball as her older sister Katie rounds the bases in the background

    Christner sisters are double trouble

    July 29, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports

    As standout softball players at Andrew, Katie and Kelly Christner spent countless hours on the same softball field together.

  • Brian Gibbons retired as the Tinley Park baseball team after seven seasons.

    Gibbons steps down as Titans’ baseball coach

    July 29, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Everyone needs a break. Brian Gibbons is now getting his.

  • Friends and family of the late Matthew Kocher clean up the road named in his honor on July 19.

    Kochers Adopt-A-Road in son’s honor

    July 29, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    The road of life after losing a child is a hard and lonely one, but John and Kathy Kocher are walking the path with courage and grace. And now, with a renewed sense of purpose.