• (Left to right) Julia’s brother, Michael, and parents, Leslie and Jeff Janes, founded Julia’s Legacy of Hope in her honor back in 2014. This year, the organization held its fourth annual Strike Out for Pediatric Cancer Friday, Jan. 13, at Centennial Lanes in Tinley Park. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Janes family continues fight against cancer

    January 16, 2017 By Jason Maholy, Freelance Reporter News

    Julia Janes was by all accounts a remarkable young woman.

  • Andrew’s Becky Kats (middle) competes at the Jan. 11 SouthWest Suburban Conference Red dance competition hosted by Bolingbrook High School. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Andrew dances its way to the top in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Red dance competition

    January 16, 2017 By Chris Walker, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    Kate Dempsey and Natasha Robinson are not only standouts in the classroom. They’re also stars on the dance floor.

  • Side Street Tavern’s Bread Pudding ($7) is served warm, with vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream and caramel drizzled on top. Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

    Side Street combines unique flavors with entertainment

    January 13, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Side Street American Tavern offers more than just good food.

  • Silver Cross Hospital President/CEO Paul Pawlak addresses the media regarding the announcement of a proposed $22 million capital development plan for a behavioral health hospital in the New Lenox campus. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox introduces plans for behavioral health hospital to serve Will, Grundy residents

    January 12, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter News

    Silver Cross Hospital is looking to construct a behavioral health hospital that will meet the needs of Will and Grundy counties’ residents facing mental health or substance abuse crises.

  • Area residents participate in a “Downton Abbey” trivia challenge Jan. 8 at the Tinley Park Public Library. Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media

    ‘Missing Downton Abbey’ brings together fans to reminisce at Tinley Park library

    January 11, 2017 By Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    When the PBS British drama series “Downton Abbey” ended its six-year run in late 2015, locals will tell you they mourned the loss.