• Other Italian classics include the eggplant Parmesan ($15.95), layered with a three-cheese blend and served with penne pasta. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

    Sorriso stirs storied family history with classics

    February 23, 2017 Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Lynette Mertens grew up in the kitchen — or rather, four kitchens.

  • Lincoln-Way East’s Bryce Wyma swims in the 100-yard freestyle during the IHSA sectional meet held Feb. 18 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way East boys swimming dominates at sectional

    February 21, 2017 By Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor Sports, High School

    The Lincoln-Way trio of schools took top honors at the Illinois High School Associations Sectional meet, with East taking the top spot for themselves.

  • Tinley Park teen Sean Ford, who plays both the French horn and the piano, was recently selected to be part of the All-State Jazz Band. Photo Submitted

    TPHS teen takes talents to Peoria for All-State Jazz Band

    February 21, 2017 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    In just his second year at Tinley Park High School, sophomore Sean Ford is leaving quite a mark in the music world. 

  • Ian Piet (left), of Tinley Park, meets State Sen. Michael Hastings (D-19) in Springfield last year. Hastings helped Ian spread his message, and made November 2016 Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Photo Submitted

    Tinley boy unites a team to fight against cancer

    February 21, 2017 By F. Amanda Tugade, Editor News

    “Everyday I’m hustlin’.” 

    To a music enthusiast, that line is a catchy lyric made famous by rapper Rick Ross. 

  • The pomegranate and sage martini ($9.10) at Bonefish Grill in Orland Park features Reyka small-batch vodka, a hint of sage, pure pomegranate juice and lemon juice, finished with a fresh sage leaf. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Bonefish fashions four-flavor drink in pomegranate and sage martini

    February 15, 2017 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    When it comes to flavor profiles, drinks usually lean toward sweet, sour, bitter or, on rare occasions, savory.