• South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SERT) Officer Wood explains the usage of his equipment to some interested youth on Aug. 7 in Tinley Park. PHOTOS BY CODY MROCZKA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

    Community Unity: Tinley Park's National Night Out 2018

    August 14, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor News, Police-Fire, Village, Community
    The Tinley Park Police Department's 2018 National Night Out Celebration featured meet-and-greets with police officers, firefighters, emergency management and public works staff along with dozens of local businesses and organizations who set up at Zabrocki Plaza on Aug. 7 for a night of engagement between the community and various public services.
  • The column is being launched with the idea that while most of us love to live and work here in the southwest suburbs — and (as our coverage shows) there is plenty to do around our towns — everyone needs to a change of scenery now and again. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

    Travel tips, favorite spots & more sought for 22CM's new column on local getaways

    August 13, 2018 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts
    We want the things you’re not going to find easily through a Google search but the type of knowledge that comes only from repeat visits. We’re looking for personality and character, both in the locations and from our readers.
  • The sibling’s gallery - running through August - features abstract paintings by Barbara and experimental photography by Frank Leahy. PHOTOS BY CODY MROCZKA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Sibling Revelry: Tinley Park artist and her brother light up the VVAC

    August 12, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor Life & Arts
    A mix of bold, bright colors, the symbiotic collections arranged by gallery director Julie Dekker offer a visually appealing display that first stimulates and then piques the imagination of the observer.
  • Windy City’s Tyler Straub tells members of the Bridge Teen Center about the ups and downs of his career in baseball. BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Baseball: Windy City ThunderBolts inspire local youth with resonating message

    August 10, 2018 By Jon Zaghloul, Freelance Reporter Sports, Youth, Alumni-College
    Despite the critical feedback, both Straub and Beck realized that nothing would stand in the way of their dreams. That bulldog mentality has paid vast dividends, as both players regularly train and room with Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the offseason.
  • Last month, Tinley Park Trustees unanimously approved a modified program offered by NIMEC, which takes advantage of Renewable Energy Certificates to purchase solar power at the exact same rate as ComEd’s current average of 7.75 cents per kWh. NANCY BURGAN DESIGN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Solar power credits to offset Tinley Park's electricity consumption

    August 9, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Editor News, Local Government, Village, Community, Business
    Come October, the Village of Tinley Park is going green. Or at least paying for it. That’s when the 12-month contract with the Village’s new electrical aggregation supplier, MC Squared Energy Services, is set to begin offsetting power consumption with 100 percent renewable energy.

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