• Former Lincoln-Way North principal Mark Cohen speaks during a spring assembly on March 24, 2016 at North. Cohen worked as an assistant principal at Lincoln-Way East this school year. Burns Photography

    Former North principal leaves Lincoln-Way after 18 years

    January 17, 2017 By Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter News

    To the passing students, teachers and staff in the hallways of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 schools, Mark Cohen’s presence was difficult to miss.

  • Adriel “Skrip” Cruz invites attendee Ethan Blohm to the stage in a freestyle challenge.

    The Rally spotlights faith, friendship for all

    January 17, 2017 By F. Amanda Tugade, Editor Life & Arts
    “At the end of the day, my God sets the trends.” That was the final message Adriel Cruz shared with his audience right before he dipped into his track “Trendsetter” off of his EP “Show and Tell.” His song outlines a story of personal struggle. Staying strong, saying a “prayer for these [player haters],” keeping the faith and moving forward are at the center of his lyrical disposition. “My God hold me down and not one of you could ever stop it,” he continued. “Jesus, more than a prophet. If you had his job, you would drop it. His mastery defies all logic.”
  • (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. She was an honors student, talented athlete and a college freshman of the year. She had a smile that could light up a room, was hopelessly optimistic and bubbled with an energy that people couldn’t help but gravitate toward. Julia was also a cancer survivor and — in a tragic twist that some people might think reinforces the belief that life just isn’t fair — ultimately a cancer statistic. Julia died Nov. 14, 2013. She was only 20 years old.
  • 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. Accurately named, Side Street American Tavern is nestled off 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue at 18401 North Creek Drive in Tinley Park. The restaurant not only offers a wide range of meal options on its menu but also seemingly can adjust to anyone’s entertainment needs.