• Personalized gift booths, such as this display set up by Tinley Park resident and Millennium Elementary mom Jennifer Duchene, highlighted the school’s Winter Market. PHOTOS BY LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Millennium PTO's Winter Market was perfect for Tinley Park shoppers big and small

    December 12, 2018 By Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Millennium Elementary School provided the perfect way for families to bond while browsing for a special something with its annual Winter Market. Along with featuring over 40 vendors selling everything from jewelry to tasty treats to hand crafted items, the event also offered a place for children to shop – with the help of one of Santa’s helpers – for low-cost gifts for mom and dad.
  • Christmas Eve in 2016: The streets of the West Loop/Fulton Market are largely barren. The only thing that could make it more enjoyable are some snowflakes. BILL JONES/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Get out of Town! Chicago a winter wonderland with the right perspective

    December 11, 2018 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts, Living
    It seems counterintuitive to enjoy a city more when its winters make travel a nightmare, when its windchills provide an extreme endurance challenge as good as any and when, at its worst, most of its outdoor attractions are off limits. But those are the types of things that discourage normal folks, and for me that means an opportunity to explore a usually bustling cityscape without as much of the bustle.
  • Andrew senior Luc Valdez, shown wrestling at the Barrington Invitational on Nov. 24, is aiming for a state appearance this season after he was a point away in 2017-2018. PHOTOS BY GARY LARSEN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    The 'Luc' of Determination: Andrew wrestler Valdez wants state bid not alternate ending

    December 10, 2018 By Gary Larsen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    “That sour taste is something that doesn’t go away,” T-Bolts coach Mike Pila said. “They think about it when they’re summer wrestling, lifting, in the preseason, in the practice room — it’s always there in the back of their minds.”
  • Pictured is John Yudt, a Sandburg High School freshman who in July completed his Eagle Scout project, a community event that raised more than $2,000 of supplies of the PAWS of Tinley Park. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Local Eagle Scout raises $2,000 for PAWS of Tinley Park

    December 9, 2018 By Will O'Brien, Contributing Editor Life & Arts
    A big-time community bash held in July put together by John Yudt, who officially became an Eagle Scout in November, raised more than $2,000 worth of supplies for the PAWS of Tinley Park animal shelter.
  • Bremen High School senior Heather Janisse manipulated this black and white photo of herself with water droplets, paint, and glitter. PHOTOS BY CODY MROCZKA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    D228 Art Symposium at Tinley Park HS helps students build portfolios

    December 8, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor News, School
    Tinley Park High School’s library was temporarily transformed into a student art gallery where presentations and subsequent critiques were not only encouraged, but required. Students from all four high school gathered for a morning of gallery walks and general feedback sessions followed by individualized group critiques led by the district’s art teachers.



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